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Old 09-17-2018, 10:22 AM   #1
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:54 AM   #2
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Looks like my house Fred.

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Looks like my house Fred.
How old is your house Stu? I take it several hundred based on that Main thatch style roof.
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What was the year the place was built Fred?

Missed that part.

Also, what is definition they use for house? I'm thinking about those adobe places in the desert.
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How old is your house Stu? I take it several hundred based on that Main thatch style roof.
It's around 400 years old S/S. Thatch used to be the peasants choice of roof covering, but nowadays costs more than slate or tiles to repair,
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What was the year the place was built Fred?

Missed that part.

Also, what is definition they use for house? I'm thinking about those adobe places in the desert.


They pegged it between 1570----1600.

As far as definition of house,my Spanish friends call it Casa or some such name.
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My browser won't let go to the Washington times Site....

older then the VIking dairy farms still melting out of the ice in Greenland? 1100s? 1200s CE?

I thought Thatched huts lasted/ worked BETTER without a chimney that sucked the smoke out that otherwise dried and preserved the roof materials some what, and killed/mitigated varmints some what too. But housewives lungs suffered....

What if anything does Big Brother allow to replace the toxic smoke as a thatch preservative and what can used to keep out un-wanted critters? sans a daily gassing/smoking with a wood fire?
Roman era tech of heated floors would have required a working understanding of chimneys to prevent death by co and Co2 poisoning that must have failed to be passed down to Medieval England and Europe mostly.
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I wonder how they know the age of it.


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What if anything does Big Brother allow to replace the toxic smoke as a thatch preservative and what can used to keep out un-wanted critters? sans a daily gassing/smoking with a wood fire?
There's nothing that I know of, apart from a fire retardant.
https://www.thatchadvicecentre.co.uk...reducing-risks
Some thatched roofs have netting to prevent birds doing damage.
The lifespan depends on the type of thatch eg Water reed lasts the longest, the climate and how well the thatch is done. eg too tight and it can't breathe, too slack and it can leak.
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Brexit causing any supply chain issues with EU sourced (masonry) materials?

Any chance of deregulation in the building trades/industries like DT has begun here stateside? In life Post Brussels?

Any good news visa vi labor incomes?

Thank God GB was smart enough to keep her own currency.
If you don't control the money supply, you aren't a real sovereign nation IMHO.
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No problems with supplies as yet, although we don't leave till next March.
Less Eastern Europeans coming over to work, as they think they will have more trouble next year.
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400 year old house, holy cow, couple towns over they bulldoze 1950's 2 mill houses and put up 5 mill houses lol
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400 year old house, holy cow, couple towns over they bulldoze 1950's 2 mill houses and put up 5 mill houses lol





Yeah,it's kind of crazy,in the 60,s they wanted to doze the historic area of Philly called Society Hill. They said it would be "urban renewal",well,preservationists saved it . Now,it is one of the most visited sections in the city.
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Visit Scotland and 900 year old homes are common. All brick and the plumbing is ran on the outside of the walls. Very interesting to tour the back country there.


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Visit Scotland and 900 year old homes are common. All brick and the plumbing is ran on the outside of the walls. Very interesting to tour the back country there.


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Yeah,I read somewhere,families there pride themselves for having the "original" fire burning in their hearths continuously for over 500 years. I guess that is how the old saying 'keep the home fires burning" came from.

In this country,we don't understand the term posterity.
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I was watching a home buyers show and they were in Scotland or Ireland. The Real Estate agent apologized to the Americans because they couldn't buy an old historic home.

The Americans asked how old they could buy and the guy said it would have to be pretty new, nothing older than the 1600's.

I always laugh when I think of that. We definetly are the new kids on the block.

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