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Old 07-25-2019, 09:22 AM   #21
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LOL, I don't care either way. I just didn't know if the trees were going to be in the way or you were working around. I figured you'd work around, because those are some nice trees for that area.
they take trees seriously around here, unless it's a cedar then they want to raze them.

Austin requires trees to have 2x material banded around the trunks to stave off damage. Is that protocol in other cities around the country?
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they take trees seriously around here, unless it's a cedar then they want to raze them.



Austin requires trees to have 2x material banded around the trunks to stave off damage. Is that protocol in other cities around the country?
You have to do that with most tree in Horseshoe bay, and marble falls.

Marble falls wanted to make it where you couldn't cut oaks down. That city councilman lost a lot of business, wasn't reelected and didn't get anything else passed ever again. Lol

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they take trees seriously around here, unless it's a cedar then they want to raze them.
Everyone wants cedar gone so it doesn't suddenly become endangered species habitat.
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Everyone wants cedar gone so it doesn't suddenly become endangered species habitat.
root rot disease is killing off our cedar trees.

also a bug kill is wiping out pine trees and has now started on the firs.
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root rot disease is killing off our cedar trees.

also a bug kill is wiping out pine trees and has now started on the firs.
I hate the bugs, we have emerald ash borers that mean you may as well cut down every ash. I think I have 2 more to go. Even worse, they'll get into maples.

Sorry to hear you're"re losing some of the softwood forest, that stuff always seems to spread.
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They finished in one day by the way.

The man in the excavator was the son of my grandfather's ex-partner. They work together for a few years , and were great friends throughout

They died one month apart last year

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Headquarters......


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Pour day. Not looking forward to framing 102+ ....

I haven't had a set of bags on until 2 weeks ago for about a year… I guess almost 2 years, when I built my house

I'm glad I lost about 30 pounds, but I am going to do metcon in the gym instead of compound lifts for a few weeks and no BJJ lol

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root rot disease is killing off our cedar trees.

also a bug kill is wiping out pine trees and has now started on the firs.

What we call cedar out here is really ashe juniper.
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Set all the trusses this morning. Deadwood, bracing and cut in gables and Dutch gables.

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Switched front gable to radiant barrier - I'm not spray foaming the roof.

Roofer will start asap - my painter will just have to cut in. Siding should be on in a week, MEPS starts monday hopefully.

Windows are late and I'm not happy, but I kept it to myself. They gave the windows and the solid core doors to us for low cost

Putting in a double steel door with an arch in the front.

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I thought radiant barrier worked pretty well down there.
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I thought radiant barrier worked pretty well down there.
Get in two attics in summer, one with no radiant and one with. You'll see it works lol

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Get in two attics in summer, one with no radiant and one with. You'll see it works lol

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I retrofitted a house with the kraft faced aluminized Mylar and got a 20 degree drop on a hot, sunny day. When my own house got redecked and a new roof, I had the roofer use OSB with the radiant barrier. Sun something or other I think. I don't think I got a 20 degree reduction, but it paid for its self pretty fast. If I was building new, I could have downsized the AC
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I retrofitted a house with the kraft faced aluminized Mylar and got a 20 degree drop on a hot, sunny day. When my own house got redecked and a new roof, I had the roofer use OSB with the radiant barrier. Sun something or other I think. I don't think I got a 20 degree reduction, but it paid for its self pretty fast. If I was building new, I could have downsized the AC


Tell me more. About radiant barriers.


I have to reroof mine this year.




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Hot and sunny Somers with mild winters where you are?
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Fairly moderate. Willamette Valley, Oregon.

No more than a week of snow in the winter. It may get down into the teens for a week at the most.

Hundred degrees in the summer is rare, couple five days a year.





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I retrofitted a house with the kraft faced aluminized Mylar and got a 20 degree drop on a hot, sunny day. When my own house got redecked and a new roof, I had the roofer use OSB with the radiant barrier. Sun something or other I think. I don't think I got a 20 degree reduction, but it paid for its self pretty fast. If I was building new, I could have downsized the AC
My new house is fully spray foamed. 1" of closed and filled cell with open.

I would bet money my light bill wouldn't be much different at all if I'd of sprayed the walls and done r38 blow in on the ceiling with radiant

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