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Title: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 18, 2008, 12:42 PM NHFT
FTL Mark's house being built.  8)

Nothing like that handcrafted Shire building style.

(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8509-Mark-Hammer.jpg)


(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8486-Jim-and-Mark.jpg)


(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8489-Floor-halfway.jpg)


(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8504-versatile.jpg)


(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8502-William.jpg)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on January 18, 2008, 01:14 PM NHFT
And I was not invited........why? ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 18, 2008, 01:18 PM NHFT
We're missing all the fun!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 18, 2008, 03:04 PM NHFT
And I was not invited........why? ;D

We are going to need help from the group to raise the large truss sections soon.  :)
Title: Can't touch this...
Post by: Amos Keag on January 18, 2008, 03:40 PM NHFT
Every time you see him, that Manwich just so hype,
He's dope on the floor and he's magic on the mic!


Lookin' good, man!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on January 18, 2008, 03:41 PM NHFT
Looks cold.
I also like Mark's hat.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on January 18, 2008, 06:29 PM NHFT
Looks cold.
I also like Mark's hat.

The first time President William saw that hat he said, "What's that on your head?"   ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on January 18, 2008, 08:20 PM NHFT
The first time President William saw that hat he said, "What's that on your head?"   ;D

:clapping:

Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Bald Eagle on January 18, 2008, 08:57 PM NHFT
We are going to need help from the group to raise the large truss sections soon.  :)

Mark wears a truss?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Barterer on January 18, 2008, 11:11 PM NHFT
Wow, I'm green with envy (not just because of the hat).  Gotta respect getting out in the snow and hammering your own house together.  Looking good!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: kola on January 19, 2008, 01:04 AM NHFT
I love seeing people build their own homes. 

I wish more folks would take on the challenge.

as John Lennon said "there nothing you can do that can't be done"

Good luck guys and work safe.

Kola



Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: hwrnhetcxyc on January 19, 2008, 10:34 PM NHFT
FTL Mark's house being built.  8)

Nothing like that handcrafted Shire building style.

here's to you Mr. Hardcore January Shire Home Construction Worker ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: TackleTheWorld on January 19, 2008, 10:42 PM NHFT
<singing> Mr. Hardcore January Shire Home Construction Worker! </singing>

Wearing 3 pairs of longjohns doesn't slow you down at all
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 20, 2008, 07:48 AM NHFT
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Mark_FTL on January 21, 2008, 08:47 PM NHFT
And I was not invited........why? ;D

Llyod, you are always welcome :).
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 21, 2008, 09:14 PM NHFT
And I was not invited........why? ;D

Llyod, you are always welcome :).

Especially tomorrow morning when it's 10 degrees.  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on January 21, 2008, 09:48 PM NHFT
I thought we were going to be there at 9 degrees.     ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 22, 2008, 06:36 AM NHFT
I thought we were going to be there at 9 degrees.     ;D

Always got to out do me don't ya Mr. Bold and Spicy...

Get there one degree earlier...  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 24, 2008, 09:25 PM NHFT
William took some pictures today.

(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8568-Dad.jpg)

(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8580-Jim-and-Dad.jpg)

(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8599-Trusses.jpg)

(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8650-Trusses.jpg)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: FTL_Ian on January 24, 2008, 09:32 PM NHFT
The boy's got talent!   8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Mark_FTL on January 24, 2008, 10:01 PM NHFT
The Architect's assistant said "I can't believe those guys put those 'bents' up by themselves!". He told me to have five strong men to put them in place. Roger + Jim = 5 strong men.

And now I have insurance for the project, so if they get injured I don't have to shoot them and bury them out back.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on January 25, 2008, 06:17 AM NHFT
Nice framing on the President's photos.  8)

And now I have insurance for the project, so if they get injured I don't have to shoot them and bury them out back.

Now, now. Surely you have a bathtub full of lye somewhere. Let's use our heads people!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 25, 2008, 06:35 AM NHFT
The Architect's assistant said "I can't believe those guys put those 'bents' up by themselves!". He told me to have five strong men to put them in place. Roger + Jim = 5 strong men.

And now I have insurance for the project,

Will this policy cover my penis reduction surgery?  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on January 25, 2008, 08:01 AM NHFT
The Architect's assistant said "I can't believe those guys put those 'bents' up by themselves!". He told me to have five strong men to put them in place. Roger + Jim = 5 strong men.

And now I have insurance for the project,

Will this policy cover my penis reduction surgery?  ;D

It's time once again for the story of Winkle the Turtle and why Winkle suffers from shrinkage during the winter months.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 25, 2008, 09:25 AM NHFT
Aww...that one always makes me cry.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: KBCraig on January 25, 2008, 11:07 AM NHFT
Are the bents pre-fab, or did you make them on site?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 25, 2008, 05:15 PM NHFT
Are the bents pre-fab, or did you make them on site?


Site built from 2x lumber
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on January 26, 2008, 11:44 PM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: David on January 28, 2008, 01:44 PM NHFT
Call me a newbie, but I thought you couldn't pour concrete in the winter due to freezing and improper setting?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on January 28, 2008, 01:50 PM NHFT
Yer a newbie.  :D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on January 28, 2008, 06:16 PM NHFT
newbie...   :D

They covered the cement forms with hay bails and a tarp while running a 150,000 btu heater under the tarp.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: KBCraig on January 28, 2008, 08:51 PM NHFT
Not to mention, curing concrete generates heat of its own.

They won't pour concrete in Texas when it's below freezing, but winter doesn't stop construction in NH. I'm sure there's some lower limit, but they seem to pour concrete no matter how cold it gets.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: David on January 29, 2008, 03:36 PM NHFT
newbie...   :D

They covered the cement forms with hay bails and a tarp while running a 150,000 btu heater under the tarp.
They won't pour cement in ohio under freezing either, but the heater ought to do it.   :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on January 29, 2008, 11:20 PM NHFT
I think they add glycol or something to the cement mix.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Dan on January 30, 2008, 08:15 AM NHFT
Beth and I have been in NH for 8 days.... and had NO IDEA this was going on.  I would love to help, and Daisy would love to roam, out there.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 30, 2008, 09:51 AM NHFT
And now I have insurance for the project, so if they get injured I don't have to shoot them and bury them out back.
mark is trying to make our backwoodsmen all city-fied
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 30, 2008, 09:51 AM NHFT
I like the bigger sticks look.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Mark_FTL on January 30, 2008, 09:53 AM NHFT
Jim and Roger are there everyday that the weather is reasonably clear from 8:45ish to 3:30ish. I am there on Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays. You and Daisy are welcome. We pretty much have any tool you might need.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: MengerFan on January 30, 2008, 11:19 AM NHFT
Jim and Roger are there everyday that the weather is reasonably clear from 8:45ish to 3:30ish. I am there on Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays. You and Daisy are welcome. We pretty much have any tool you might need.

Careful, or you'll have ladies lining up for the chance to use your tool.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Beth221 on January 30, 2008, 11:27 AM NHFT
Jim and Roger are there everyday that the weather is reasonably clear from 8:45ish to 3:30ish. I am there on Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays. You and Daisy are welcome. We pretty much have any tool you might need.

I am heading back to RI tonight or tomorrow, but I dont know about Dan, i suppose I can pick him up next week.

Oh, and btw, i have my own TOOL. 

We will be back again maybe in a week or two, to sign a lease agreement for a apartment! 

So we will be over to help!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: David on January 30, 2008, 01:46 PM NHFT
Mark can loan out the craftsmens', but his main tool is taken by a lovely and currently pregnant soon to be mother.  As for Beth having her OWN tool, hmmm, I'll have to wrap my brain around that one. 
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on January 30, 2008, 01:49 PM NHFT
Dave!  You're such a Tool!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Beth221 on January 30, 2008, 01:55 PM NHFT
my tool is in concord helping with the ballot recount!

he is MINE, ladies and gents, get your own TOOL!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on January 31, 2008, 10:57 PM NHFT
Enough about Ms. 221's tool...sounds like a challenge to me anyway.    ;D

If people would like to come out and help Sunday, it will be in the high 30's and partly sunny.
I'll set up a BBQ grill.

Bring a hammer...and drinkables of your choice.

Let me know if you can come, 239-8506...and if you need directions.

10:00am till 3:00pm Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 2008.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 01, 2008, 05:08 AM NHFT
Facilitator is only 2/3 antichrist  :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on February 01, 2008, 04:28 PM NHFT
Facilitator is only 2/3 antichrist  :)

Whats the other third?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: JJ on February 01, 2008, 08:06 PM NHFT
I would be willing to help though I would need a ride from someone to and from. 

Have hammer, will swing it.

Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Mark_FTL on February 02, 2008, 07:53 PM NHFT
I would be willing to help though I would need a ride from someone to and from. 

Have hammer, will swing it.





JJ, I will be happy to give you a ride. My cell is 603-513-2228. I will be heading out there tomorrow around 8:45a. You can call as late as 11:30p tonight or after 8:15a tomorrow.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 03, 2008, 06:38 PM NHFT
Pictures from today's building party.  :)
(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8717-Wall.jpg)

(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8713-Lloyd.jpg)

(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8702-House.jpg)

(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8687-Mark.jpg)

(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8681-Jim.jpg)

(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8672-Three-in-a-row.jpg)

(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8697-House.jpg)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: TackleTheWorld on February 03, 2008, 07:35 PM NHFT
Wow! Thanks for all the fine portraits, Tom.
It must have taken you hours to upload all those pictures.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on February 03, 2008, 07:47 PM NHFT
 ;D 8)

Very cool, is this one of those First day houses?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 03, 2008, 07:51 PM NHFT
First day I was there
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 03, 2008, 08:15 PM NHFT
Wow! Thanks for all the fine portraits, Tom.
It must have taken you hours to upload all those pictures.

OK Miss Smarty Pants  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: KBCraig on February 03, 2008, 08:39 PM NHFT
Nice! Is that cantilevered deck a keeper, or just as scaffolding for installing the sheathing?

What's the finished square footage going to be?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: dalebert on February 03, 2008, 09:07 PM NHFT
I wish I'd made it. I enjoy activities like this with other porcs, but I have done so much driving since I moved to Stratham and I'm just that much further away from Keene now. I just didn't have it in me to get up bright and early and endure that drive. I should have spent the weekend in Keene and gone to Karaoke Friday night. I won't mind the drive as much if I stay there a couple days.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: malcolm on February 03, 2008, 09:18 PM NHFT
Hey Mark,

Do you have a photo of what the finished house should look like?

MPI
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 03, 2008, 09:47 PM NHFT
Nice! Is that cantilevered deck a keeper, or just as scaffolding for installing the sheathing?

No, it's not permenent.  It's for installing sheathing, electrical outlets, insulation, batton straps, windows, doors and siding as well as just about everything that goes on the roof.

Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on February 04, 2008, 06:22 AM NHFT

Do you have a photo of what the finished house should look like?


www.firstdaycottage.com (http://www.firstdaycottage.com)

That will give you an idea of what it will look like.

Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: hwrnhetcxyc on February 04, 2008, 10:22 AM NHFT
Nice photos. Yesterday I was able to witness Russell promote the virtues of do-it-yourself Shire home construction to his uncle and cousin. :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 05, 2008, 06:53 PM NHFT
Anything going on tomorrow?  Need help?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Mark_FTL on February 05, 2008, 07:08 PM NHFT
Tomorrow has been called due to inclement weather.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 09, 2008, 06:04 PM NHFT
A little snow can't stop the progress.  :)

(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8783-House-in-snow.jpg)


(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8760-Laura-and-Mark.jpg)


(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8748-Russell.jpg)


(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8736-Jim.jpg)


(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_8729-Russell.jpg)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on February 09, 2008, 06:20 PM NHFT
 ;D 8)

Holy Cow you guys are kicking ass.

Nice work.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: TackleTheWorld on February 09, 2008, 06:27 PM NHFT
Kickin' butt, nailin' boards, and takin' pictures. :Dragon_Ball_emoticon_by_Wereg
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: hwrnhetcxyc on February 09, 2008, 10:11 PM NHFT
Nice work, all. 8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 09, 2008, 10:17 PM NHFT
Lot of progress since last week ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 09, 2008, 10:23 PM NHFT
we almost have the roof done .... lucky the snow stopped ... only a couple of inches or so
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 09, 2008, 10:29 PM NHFT
Lot of progress since last week ;D

We had two and a half days we didn't work this week because of the weather.   :ahoy:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Beth221 on February 10, 2008, 09:19 PM NHFT
are you guys for hire??? 
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: MobileDigit on February 11, 2008, 03:40 AM NHFT
are you guys for hire??? 

That's an awesome idea.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 11, 2008, 07:41 AM NHFT
Yeah we do bachelorette parties...  ;D
dancin' around in our Carhartt overalls and finish in nothing but tool belts.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 11, 2008, 07:50 AM NHFT
are you guys for hire??? 
of course
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 11, 2008, 07:54 AM NHFT
Yeah we do bachelorette parties...  ;D
dancin' around in our Carhartt overalls and finish in nothing but tool belts.

I'm quite sure this image is going to be disturbing my sleep.   :o
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 11, 2008, 07:58 AM NHFT
Pretty much just did a job on my plans for breakfast :P
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 11, 2008, 07:25 PM NHFT
Yeah we do bachelorette parties...  ;D
dancin' around in our Carhartt overalls and finish in nothing but tool belts.

I'm quite sure this image is going to be disturbing my sleep.   :o

Yea, baby!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: FTL_Ian on February 11, 2008, 11:18 PM NHFT
Yeah we do bachelorette parties...  ;D
dancin' around in our Carhartt overalls and finish in nothing but tool belts.


 :batman:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 12, 2008, 03:18 AM NHFT
And see...here I am awake in the middle of the night  :P
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 12, 2008, 07:53 AM NHFT
Roof is covered in wood now. :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 12, 2008, 08:05 AM NHFT
Roof is covered in wood now. :)

Shine on you crazy housebuilders...

Yesterday was not a good day to be up on the roof I bet. Thanks Russell for being there to help Jim "the Berzerker" Johnson aka Jesus Johnson. Hope Mark's toe gets better soon.

I spent the day getting my bobsled run driveway passable so the Pres and first momma could get out of town. Also worked on a DVD version of the Boston MassCann Rally video for NORML to use. 8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 12, 2008, 08:07 AM NHFT
an tonight it will cover everything ... again :(
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Mark_FTL on February 16, 2008, 08:22 PM NHFT
Sunday will be another "Party Day"! We will be barbecuing. Bring your hammer and a tape measure and have some fun! There will also be a celebration with many liberty lovers at Yankee Lanes at 8:30p on Sunday night.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: srqrebel on February 16, 2008, 09:42 PM NHFT
Sunday will be another "Party Day"! We will be barbecuing. Bring your hammer and a tape measure and have some fun! There will also be a celebration with many liberty lovers at Yankee Lanes at 8:30p on Sunday night.

I feel like such a wuss... I've been shunning outdoor work all winter.  After all, it's been kinda chilly.

...but I'm willing to bet I'll be the first one there in the morning! :D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: kola on February 16, 2008, 09:54 PM NHFT
any new pics?

Kola
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 16, 2008, 10:28 PM NHFT
Sunday will be another "Party Day"! We will be barbecuing. Bring your hammer and a tape measure and have some fun! There will also be a celebration with many liberty lovers at Yankee Lanes at 8:30p on Sunday night.

I feel like such a wuss... I've been shunning outdoor work all winter.  After all, it's been kinda chilly.

...but I'm willing to bet I'll be the first one there in the morning! :D

Mr. Condensation  ;)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on February 18, 2008, 09:18 AM NHFT
Did anyone else get food poisoning at Pizza Hut?
I feel like smashed ass today.
I've got liquids coming out both ends.  :(
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 18, 2008, 09:30 AM NHFT
Oh no!  :( 
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 18, 2008, 10:17 AM NHFT
PUKE!

liv'in up to his name!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 18, 2008, 10:22 AM NHFT
Wow sorry to hear about your eruptions.  :P

Hey, I walked 2 1/2 miles up a sheet of ice in the rain with the dog last night to get home. By the time I got home I felt like Sir Edmund Hillary.  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 18, 2008, 10:30 AM NHFT
Did you eat some beef?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080218/ap_on_re_us/slaughterhouse_abuse
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 18, 2008, 11:23 AM NHFT
rainslicked ice everywhere
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on February 18, 2008, 11:29 AM NHFT
Did you eat some beef?

Chicken.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: TackleTheWorld on February 18, 2008, 12:16 PM NHFT
No intestinal improprieties at my house.  Ian had chicken, I wonder if he's OK.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: FTL_Ian on February 18, 2008, 02:21 PM NHFT
Feeling fine.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on February 18, 2008, 03:31 PM NHFT
Damn. I'll never order the Garlic Parmesan bone-less chicken wings again.
They were too salty anyway. You never know thought, it could be something else entirely.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on February 18, 2008, 05:05 PM NHFT
Yes it could have come from me.

I think I brought a bug to NH last time I was up.

I was sick all last week, sorry about that.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: 41mag on February 18, 2008, 05:43 PM NHFT
I'm busy for a while, and you guys go and have all kinds of fun without me.  Except for Puke.  And working in the snow. 

Wish I could join you guys some time.  :(
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Mark_FTL on February 18, 2008, 06:33 PM NHFT
I'm busy for a while, and you guys go and have all kinds of fun without me.  Except for Puke.  And working in the snow. 

Wish I could join you guys some time.  :(

You are welcome any time, Mike, and I have some books to return to you; one with a signature.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 19, 2008, 03:45 AM NHFT
Yes it could have come from me.

I think I brought a bug to NH last time I was up.

I was sick all last week, sorry about that.

Well there ya go.  Puke, you gotta quit kissin' PatK cause apparently it makes you sick  ;)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on February 19, 2008, 04:01 AM NHFT
Well I told him no tongue, but you
know how wild those youngster's are.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 19, 2008, 04:16 AM NHFT
Man, I only get the cosmopolitan cheek kissing.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on February 19, 2008, 06:16 AM NHFT
Well, I was starting to feel better.  :P
 
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 19, 2008, 06:12 PM NHFT
Well, I was starting to feel better.  :P
 

Extra emphasis on the was.   ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 20, 2008, 06:16 AM NHFT
windows
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 20, 2008, 07:40 AM NHFT
windows

Has my vote for Informative Post of the Year.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 20, 2008, 07:44 AM NHFT
consicse
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 20, 2008, 07:46 AM NHFT
doors ..... not yet
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on February 20, 2008, 03:53 PM NHFT
The man doesn't have time nor the frost-bitten fingers to type much.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 20, 2008, 04:30 PM NHFT
Probably misses Texas
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 20, 2008, 05:21 PM NHFT
much ice

more windows

Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 20, 2008, 06:11 PM NHFT
 8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 20, 2008, 08:47 PM NHFT
 :ahoy:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 21, 2008, 06:00 AM NHFT
A word is a terrible thing to waste.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 21, 2008, 06:49 AM NHFT
I thought you said "wood" was a terrible thing to waste.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 21, 2008, 06:51 AM NHFT
 ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 21, 2008, 07:44 AM NHFT
Is Russell getting 'salty'?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 21, 2008, 08:30 AM NHFT
sawdusty
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 21, 2008, 09:03 AM NHFT
Tasty  :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: SamIam on February 21, 2008, 09:29 AM NHFT
Hey Mark,

I don't know what kind of Audio Visual wiring your planning, but I can advise you on anything you might want to do. It's so easy to install while framing. I have speakers wired up to my PC with volume controls in each room. I can listen to music, a new audio book, or FTL while wandering from room to room, taking a shower, cooking dinner, or working on projects in the garage or backyard. It's one of the things I love about my house, and hate to give up for the move. :)

Let me know if you need any advise in setting up audio video or computer cabling.

SamIam
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: FTL_Ian on February 21, 2008, 10:35 AM NHFT
The night of the 18th I fell pretty awful but I didn't have liquids dripping from me.  I chalked it up to eating too many Girl Scout cookies.   :o
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: srqrebel on February 21, 2008, 11:55 AM NHFT
Who the heck is this imposter?

...and by the way, has anybody seen Ian lately?

:icon_pirat: 8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Beth221 on February 21, 2008, 11:57 AM NHFT
Girl scout cookies are a cure for the scurvy!  YAR!  :icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on February 21, 2008, 03:46 PM NHFT
I now think it was a flu virus. Other people at work have had similar symptoms.
Whatever it was it sucked.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Beth221 on February 21, 2008, 05:28 PM NHFT
darn bird flu
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 21, 2008, 07:29 PM NHFT
I have speakers wired up to my PC with volume controls in each room. I can listen to music, a new audio book, or FTL while wandering from room to room, taking a shower, cooking dinner, or working on projects in the garage or backyard. It's one of the things I love about my house, and hate to give up for the move. :)
cool .... you will have to build your new one even better
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: KBCraig on February 22, 2008, 04:00 AM NHFT
I now think it was a flu virus. Other people at work have had similar symptoms.
Whatever it was it sucked.

Or... blew, out both ends.

Been there. Done that. No fun sitting on the crapper with a bucket in your lap. Especially while on the phone explaining to a headhunter why you can't catch the train to Stuttgart for an interview.  :(
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: KBCraig on February 22, 2008, 04:01 AM NHFT
Is Russell getting 'salty'?
Tasty  :)

TMI! TMI! TMI!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 22, 2008, 08:51 AM NHFT
Is Russell getting 'salty'?
Tasty  :)
TMI! TMI! TMI!

Wuss.  I didn't even say what flavor.  :P
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 22, 2008, 09:03 AM NHFT
?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: srqrebel on February 22, 2008, 11:02 AM NHFT
Lloyd is such an innocent teddy bear ;) :D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 22, 2008, 11:48 AM NHFT
Apparently, it has occurred only recently
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: srqrebel on February 22, 2008, 01:12 PM NHFT
Apparently, it has occurred only recently

...if at all ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 22, 2008, 03:53 PM NHFT
ice .... with just a little bit of snow on top
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Beth221 on February 24, 2008, 08:05 PM NHFT
hey, Mark if you see this, you going to be around tomorrow?  Dan and I are in town, and want to see the place, and maybe I will pick up a hammer, but will need a lesson!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 24, 2008, 08:17 PM NHFT
hey, Mark if you see this, you going to be around tomorrow?  Dan and I are in town, and want to see the place, and maybe I will pick up a hammer, but will need a lesson!

We should be done plowing the driveway by 10:00am and may be there as late as 6:00pm.

All hammers are welcome.   ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Beth221 on February 25, 2008, 12:20 AM NHFT
Well, I am sending my "tool" in that direction, he is great for moving large heavy objects, isnt that right Dan? 


 :icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 27, 2008, 07:52 PM NHFT
Back at it at 9:00am tomarrow, 2/28/08.   :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 27, 2008, 08:47 PM NHFT
Back at it at 9:00am tomarrow, 2/28/08.   :)

I'll be there... with bells on.  :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 27, 2008, 09:01 PM NHFT
Back at it at 9:00am tomarrow, 2/28/08.   :)

I'll be there... with bells on.  :)

Hey... if there's no mincing or prancing... are bells appropriate?   :D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 27, 2008, 09:07 PM NHFT
I just noticed that the high tomarrow will only be 21 deg., that might make the bells a little fragile. 
Most of the day will be below 17.   :(
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 27, 2008, 09:22 PM NHFT
I just noticed that the high tomarrow will only be 21 deg., that might make the bells a little fragile. 
Most of the day will be below 17.   :(

That sounds like a good time.  :-\ (Time for the aquarium heater)  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Beth221 on February 27, 2008, 11:50 PM NHFT
ekk, Mark sorry we never made it, Dan ended up cranking out working from the laptop for the afternoon. 

After we move, we will be up.

When is the spawn due to arrive?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 28, 2008, 06:21 AM NHFT
Roger's going to be wearing just bells?  :o  BRRRRR
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 28, 2008, 06:28 AM NHFT
We're tough here in the Shire. :D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on February 28, 2008, 05:30 PM NHFT
We're tough here in the Shire. :D

With a mix of crazy.  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 28, 2008, 06:52 PM NHFT
We're tough here in the Shire. :D

With a mix of crazy.  ;D

Crazy is as crazy does, sir.  ;D

Hey, it was a typical Shire winter day. Cold, clear, not wind and sunny. Actually pretty pleasant.

Although Jesus Johnson went nuts going on about how his shirt matched his overalls and then cut a big hole in the floor and cut the main beam in half. Boy is Mark gonna be pissed off.  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 28, 2008, 07:25 PM NHFT
We're tough here in the Shire. :D

With a mix of crazy.  ;D

Crazy is as crazy does, sir.  ;D

Hey, it was a typical Shire winter day. Cold, clear, not wind and sunny. Actually pretty pleasant.

Although Jesus Johnson went nuts going on about how his shirt matched his overalls and then cut a big hole in the floor and cut the main beam in half. Boy is Mark gonna be pissed off.  ;D

Hey... It's what the plans called for, OK... I can't see why everyone's shirt don't match their overalls. 
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 28, 2008, 07:26 PM NHFT
another door
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on February 28, 2008, 07:28 PM NHFT
We're tough here in the Shire. :D

With a mix of crazy.  ;D


Crazy is as crazy does, sir.  ;D

Hey, it was a typical Shire winter day. Cold, clear, not wind and sunny. Actually pretty pleasant.

Although Jesus Johnson went nuts going on about how his shirt matched his overalls and then cut a big hole in the floor and cut the main beam in half. Boy is Mark gonna be pissed off.  ;D

Hey... It's what the plans called for, OK... I can't see why everyone's shirt don't match their overalls. 

And work boots don't forget to match your work boots to the outfit.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 28, 2008, 08:47 PM NHFT
We're tough here in the Shire. :D

With a mix of crazy.  ;D


Crazy is as crazy does, sir.  ;D

Hey, it was a typical Shire winter day. Cold, clear, not wind and sunny. Actually pretty pleasant.

Although Jesus Johnson went nuts going on about how his shirt matched his overalls and then cut a big hole in the floor and cut the main beam in half. Boy is Mark gonna be pissed off.  ;D

Hey... It's what the plans called for, OK... I can't see why everyone's shirt don't match their overalls. 

And work boots don't forget to match your work boots to the outfit.

Ya, right Pat... Gaydar... Bweep, Bweep, Bweep!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on February 28, 2008, 08:52 PM NHFT
We're tough here in the Shire. :D

With a mix of crazy.  ;D


Crazy is as crazy does, sir.  ;D

Hey, it was a typical Shire winter day. Cold, clear, not wind and sunny. Actually pretty pleasant.

Although Jesus Johnson went nuts going on about how his shirt matched his overalls and then cut a big hole in the floor and cut the main beam in half. Boy is Mark gonna be pissed off.  ;D

Hey... It's what the plans called for, OK... I can't see why everyone's shirt don't match their overalls. 

And work boots don't forget to match your work boots to the outfit.

Ya, right Pat... Gaydar... Bweep, Bweep, Bweep!

 Your just jealous cause I said it first.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 28, 2008, 08:59 PM NHFT
Yeah, that Jim is a real stylin' cat.

And he makes us all wear the same color overalls.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 28, 2008, 09:24 PM NHFT
We're tough here in the Shire. :D

With a mix of crazy.  ;D


Crazy is as crazy does, sir.  ;D

Hey, it was a typical Shire winter day. Cold, clear, not wind and sunny. Actually pretty pleasant.

Although Jesus Johnson went nuts going on about how his shirt matched his overalls and then cut a big hole in the floor and cut the main beam in half. Boy is Mark gonna be pissed off.  ;D

Hey... It's what the plans called for, OK... I can't see why everyone's shirt don't match their overalls. 

And work boots don't forget to match your work boots to the outfit.

Ya, right Pat... Gaydar... Bweep, Bweep, Bweep!

 Your just jealous cause I said it first.

Bitch.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on February 28, 2008, 09:44 PM NHFT
 ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 28, 2008, 09:48 PM NHFT
Yeah, that Jim is a real stylin' cat.

And he makes us all wear the same color overalls.

It's only a suggestion.   :bitch:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 28, 2008, 11:09 PM NHFT
Yeah, that Jim is a real stylin' cat.

And he makes us all wear the same color overalls.

It's only a suggestion.   :bitch:

See what I'm reduced too...

I'm just Jim's fetch it boy...  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: dalebert on February 28, 2008, 11:16 PM NHFT
The important thing is that your boots match your belt, and never EVER wear brown and black together.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 28, 2008, 11:22 PM NHFT
Thanks for straightening (oh wait a minute) helping us with our fashion sense.  :D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 28, 2008, 11:29 PM NHFT
See I told Jim that his black head rap didn't go with his brown tool belt. :o

I have a brown hat to match my brown tool belt.  8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on February 28, 2008, 11:43 PM NHFT
The important thing is that your boots match your belt, and never EVER wear brown and black together.


Now you tell me!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 29, 2008, 07:20 AM NHFT
Yous guys are going to freeze your little toochies off this morning.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 29, 2008, 07:44 AM NHFT
How does Kat know their toochies are little?   And what's a toochie?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 29, 2008, 07:48 AM NHFT
How does Kat know their toochies are little?   And what's a toochie?

Kat's got a good eye.  ;)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 29, 2008, 07:53 AM NHFT
How sweet.  :D

Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 29, 2008, 10:04 AM NHFT
Welll, compared to me, everyone's toochie is little  :P
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: dalebert on February 29, 2008, 01:40 PM NHFT
The important thing is that your boots match your belt, and never EVER wear brown and black together.


Now you tell me!

I'll get with Ryan and we'll work out a queer eye for the libertarian guy session or something.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on February 29, 2008, 03:38 PM NHFT
I'll get with Ryan and we'll work out a queer eye for the libertarian guy session or something.

:faint:

Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: TackleTheWorld on February 29, 2008, 08:38 PM NHFT
We got the first electrical lines run all the way around the house today.  Tom Sawyer was making straight walls out of crooked floors.  I got Russell and Facilitator to do the drilling and sawing for me. ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on February 29, 2008, 08:40 PM NHFT
 ;D 8) Good job.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 29, 2008, 09:05 PM NHFT
We got the first electrical lines run all the way around the house today.  Tom Sawyer was making straight walls out of crooked floors.  I got Russell and Facilitator to do the drilling and sawing for me. ;D

Crooked floors are in the eye of the beholder.   ;)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 29, 2008, 09:27 PM NHFT
We got the first electrical lines run all the way around the house today. 

Lauren aka Sparky  :D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 01, 2008, 05:48 AM NHFT
I line up the walls with the snow piles outside .... it makes for clean lines
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on March 01, 2008, 07:52 AM NHFT
You should be building an igloo in this weather!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 01, 2008, 07:52 AM NHFT
You'll have to talk to Kira for that  :P
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 01, 2008, 08:02 AM NHFT
You should be building an igloo in this weather!
in patially is ... on of the basement windows has only snow to look at
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 02, 2008, 07:41 AM NHFT
snow removal .... and maybe ... someday .... soon ... the metal roof :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 02, 2008, 07:55 AM NHFT
snow removal .... and maybe ... someday .... soon ... the metal roof :)

See you there... might be a little late, have to get a broken part off my plow to have repaired.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 02, 2008, 07:49 PM NHFT
snow removed .... roof almost ready ... so close
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 02, 2008, 08:18 PM NHFT
Mark kept throwing snow on my head today.  :'( It was awful.

Had BBQ chicken.

Good to see JJ. Thanks for the help.  8)

Jackson should be arriving any day now, Mom is ready. He'll have a cool house and be proud that his Dad built it.  8) :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 02, 2008, 08:19 PM NHFT
We attack at dawn, which if I'm not correct is 0900hrs.
We will have the west half of the roof done by 1200hrs.
If we are not successful, I will be disappointed... with severe prejudice... I got that from John Kennedy.  :glasses7:

I don't know what that means... but if a President said it, it's got to be OK.    ;) :ahoy:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 04, 2008, 08:28 AM NHFT
We got a little more than half the roof metal on yesterday.

You should have seen us... a couple of nimble cats scampering around on the roof. I invoked, in the spirit of Kola, as I stood on the peak 20 feet off the ground... it's a good day to die! (Luckily no one did)  :D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: 41mag on March 04, 2008, 09:32 PM NHFT
With all the stress and frustration I've been getting at work I decided to take a week off.  I wonder if Mark will let me take some of the frustration out on a few nails?

I'll have the week of March 23rd off.  If you're still working out there I'll be happy to stop by and help out on Wednesday or Thursday (I'd do both, but I'd need a place to stay and I've got cats that need to eat).

Where is this place by the way?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 04, 2008, 09:59 PM NHFT
We got a little more than half the roof metal on yesterday.

You should have seen us... a couple of nimble cats scampering around on the roof. I invoked, in the spirit of Kola, as I stood on the peak 20 feet off the ground... it's a good day to die! (Luckily no one did)  :D

According to AcQweather, the Good Day to Die meter says that it will be low tomarrow....
Thursday will be better... 
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 05, 2008, 05:50 AM NHFT
We have a couch you can sleep on, 41 mag.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 05, 2008, 05:51 AM NHFT
You guys cancelling work today for this piddly little bit of weather?  ::)

Tom, the new avatar is so cute!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: dalebert on March 05, 2008, 09:05 AM NHFT
You guys cancelling work today for this piddly little bit of weather?  ::)

Speaking of that, is your metal roof going to attract lightning? Are you going to attach it to a grounding wire?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 05, 2008, 09:17 AM NHFT
compared to the 90 foot trees?

what if your metal roof was basically insulated from the ground?

I wonder if they are planning a ground wire from the roof. hmmm
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 05, 2008, 09:41 AM NHFT
With all the stress and frustration I've been getting at work I decided to take a week off.  I wonder if Mark will let me take some of the frustration out on a few nails?

I'll have the week of March 23rd off.  If you're still working out there I'll be happy to stop by and help out on Wednesday or Thursday (I'd do both, but I'd need a place to stay and I've got cats that need to eat).

Where is this place by the way?

It would be fun to see ya. Sorry to hear your new job is stressful.

As to the secret location of Mark's lair, I can PM you.  ;) For the public board I'll just say it is in the hamlet of Edgingtonton.  :D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 05, 2008, 09:45 AM NHFT
You guys cancelling work today for this piddly little bit of weather?  ::)

Tom, the new avatar is so cute!

Hey workin' men's egos are fragile...  :'(  ;D

Be careful Kat we were having to work left handed on the east side of the roof and were planning on have you, Elizabeth, and William (the lefties) up on the roof.  >:D

Yeah, William is a cutie... beats my gnarled and grizzled mug.  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: srqrebel on March 05, 2008, 09:58 AM NHFT
what if your metal roof was basically insulated from the ground?

lightning strikes, house burns down
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 05, 2008, 11:20 AM NHFT
if it is perfectly insulated from everything else ... the lightning would not be attracted to it
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on March 05, 2008, 05:22 PM NHFT
Question: Do I need lightning rods on my metal roof?

Answer: Lightning should be analyzed concerning the probability and the consequence of the strike. No measures are known that will lessen the probability of a strike, short of moving the structure to a different location. Buildings located on the top of a mountain or hill will increase the probability of a strike over those that are not. Also, the size and height of a structure will increase this probability when compared to surrounding structures, as will a building's proximity compared to smaller or shorter ones. Metal roof panels do not attract lightning more or less than any other roof covering. Two direct quotes are from MCA Technical Bulletin 1040, "the probabilities of a strike to a metal roofed structure are no more or less than any other kind of structure, as these probabilities have to do with height and size of the structure and its surroundings, rather than its construction materials."

Metal roofs do not attract lightning. The consequence of a lightning strike on a structure can be minimized if materials are electrically conductive, thus minimizing fire and explosion damage to the building and occupants. "Because metal roofing is both an electrical conductor, and a noncombustible material, the risks associated with its use and behavior during a lightning event make it the most desirable construction material available." The closing paragraph of the technical bulletin states that, "it may, in some cases, be prudent to consider lightning protection. A lightning protection system provides for a continuous conductor from earth to sky (and visa versa) so that the electrical charge is furnished an obvious path through which to flow, thereby reducing the risk to (electrically) resistive construction materials and human life."
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 06, 2008, 06:48 AM NHFT
if we had some metal leading from the roof around the house to the ground ... we would almost have one of those cages :)

49 degrees today babe  :toothy2: and :sunny:
the reflections from the snow and panels will be like a tanning bed today
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 06, 2008, 06:49 AM NHFT
stairs cut tuesday
rest of roof up today
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 06, 2008, 06:57 AM NHFT
I'm drinkin' whiskey to get my courage up.  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: 41mag on March 06, 2008, 07:47 AM NHFT
It'll be a few weeks before I've got some time to get out there. 
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 06, 2008, 06:06 PM NHFT
See ya when you can make it.  :)

Roof metal is on... Jesus Johnson did a hell of a job today. Didn't even let the bloody fingers stop him.  :icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 06, 2008, 06:09 PM NHFT
Jesus Jim, why did you smash your fingers? :hammer:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 06, 2008, 06:27 PM NHFT
Jesus Jim, why did you smash your fingers? :hammer:

It was only one finger and someone had to sanctify the house... so there you go.

Great job done by all, Lauren, Roger, Russell and the President!  The roof looks great.   :ahoy:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 06, 2008, 07:57 PM NHFT
Ah, blood sacrifice. I understand now.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 07, 2008, 07:03 AM NHFT
a roof .... bring on the snow and rain!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 11, 2008, 06:57 PM NHFT
Rough day in the project today.

Roger slipped on the ice and wrenched his neck.
I slipped on the ice and hit my head.
Dug the trench for the water line.
While laying the water line a 12" rock grazed my head, Russell saved me from the direct hit.
Roger is working on a case of trench foot, caused by a poor trash pump rented from Home Depot.
The water line is in and back filled.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on March 11, 2008, 07:22 PM NHFT
Well not having a neck, I cant have sympathy for Roger.

I don't believe any ol rock can take out Jim.

We need pictures.

Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 11, 2008, 07:34 PM NHFT
Geez... what'a ya got'a do to get a little sympathy out'a Pat K?   :_WeightOfTheWorld__by_Ugghhzi
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: 41mag on March 11, 2008, 07:38 PM NHFT
Tell him the rock landed in the case of beer and broke all the bottles.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 11, 2008, 07:53 PM NHFT
Jim ain't tellin' the whole tale...
the friggin' rock was 18+ inches across, luckily them there Minnesota Blockheads are tough folks... any normal man would be dead... he just kept right on workin'.

Working down in the trench even after the cave in... I been drinkin' whiskey just to calm my nerves enough just to tell the tale...  :icon_pirat:

Fact is most flatlanders are just too sissy to survive a normal workday in the hills of the Shire.  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on March 11, 2008, 08:19 PM NHFT
Tell him the rock landed in the case of beer and broke all the bottles.

You sick twisted Bastard !!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 11, 2008, 08:38 PM NHFT
Tell him the rock landed in the case of beer and broke all the bottles.

You sick twisted Bastard !!

Whoa... easy Pat... I'm sure he meant a case of Smutty Nose or PBR.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on March 11, 2008, 09:21 PM NHFT
Also I don't think the trench needed to be
this deep.
(http://gripped.freedomblogging.com/files/2007/11/jacks2.jpg)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 11, 2008, 09:28 PM NHFT
it was a rough one today
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on March 11, 2008, 09:38 PM NHFT
it was a rough one today

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v78/jt_lynn/homerrough.jpg)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: KBCraig on March 12, 2008, 02:16 AM NHFT
To hell with images.google.com.... I'm callin' Pat K.!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 12, 2008, 06:53 AM NHFT
Poor guys, even Russell was frazzled when he got home.  I'm glad everyone survived!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 12, 2008, 07:55 AM NHFT
I'm going to take a pass on todays construction...
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 12, 2008, 08:00 AM NHFT
Hope you're not too beat up from yesterdays "fun".
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 12, 2008, 10:19 AM NHFT
today the snow is like ball bearings on the ice
I am stacking up the cord of wood that was delivered this morning .... i guess i can't hope Kat does it while I am gone. ;)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 14, 2008, 09:16 PM NHFT
Meanwhile...

In Edgingtonton, progress was made on Jackson's future home.

Russell and Mark got more sheathing done, Jim got the framing up for the bathroom and I played the miter saw and other accompaniments.  :D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 14, 2008, 09:17 PM NHFT
When is that Jackson coming home??
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 14, 2008, 09:23 PM NHFT
Should be any minute, I would guess.

He is probably going to grow up to be a showman... he sure knows how to build the suspense.

Laura and her mom stopped by for lunch and a hike, she seems to be doing very well.  :)

I'm getting excited to see the new porcupine... feels like I already know him somewhat cause we talk about him alot.  8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on March 14, 2008, 10:27 PM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 15, 2008, 06:42 PM NHFT
More fun today... well, until Russell decided to treat his finger like a nail and wack it. Hope it starts feeling better soon.

Had a good lunch, we filled up Pudgies with our crew and the folks that came out after the peace rally in Keene.  8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 15, 2008, 06:45 PM NHFT
good times good times .... except for my booboo
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 15, 2008, 06:50 PM NHFT
Russell can't give anyone the PatK finger anymore...it's all broke.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Beth221 on March 15, 2008, 06:55 PM NHFT
is the bun out of the oven?? 
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on March 15, 2008, 06:58 PM NHFT
Russell can't give anyone the PatK finger anymore...it's all broke.

I am here to help.
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z293/sknowmann/middle_finger.jpg)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 15, 2008, 07:02 PM NHFT
is the bun out of the oven?? 

Jackson is still chillin' and waitin' for his grand entrance.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Beth221 on March 15, 2008, 07:17 PM NHFT
anyone taking a bet on how big he is going to be? 

I say 9.13

the late ones tent to be large! 
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Dan on March 15, 2008, 08:10 PM NHFT
9:30 tonight.. Mark will get the call right in the middle of a Paula-from-Florida  call.  :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 15, 2008, 08:36 PM NHFT
1 hour to go.  Poor Laura.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 26, 2008, 09:51 PM NHFT
41 Mag came down to help build Jackson's house today.  8)

Lauren has assumed the role of Shemp, we figured Russell was Curly, so she is the replacement. I am of course Larry and Jesus Johnson is Moe, king of the knuckleheads.

(http://www.walnettosinc.com/images/three-stooges.jpg)
Three Stooges Construction
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: 41mag on March 26, 2008, 10:15 PM NHFT
41 Mag came down to help build Jackson's house today.  8)

Lauren has assumed the role of Shemp, we figured Russell was Curly, so she is the replacement. I am of course Larry and Jesus Johnson is Moe, king of the knuckleheads.

And the house looks to be coming along fine.

[youtube]eesMFnREZXg[/youtube]
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: firecracker joe on March 26, 2008, 10:40 PM NHFT
nice jobs guys
hardest winter as far as snow goes in a long time
must have been something else comming from fla. to, might as well be alaska. and building and shoveling and building and shoveling and shoveling and shoveling etc...
I have nothing but respect for anyone who has done what mark has. Just the move from fla. never mind having a prego around and Ian nipping at your heels, but it looks to me like you had a great crew and thats half the battle. Hope jacksons made it by now ,so congrats Mark and laura. Jose
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 26, 2008, 10:48 PM NHFT
Hope jacksons made it by now ,so congrats Mark and laura. Jose

He was born yesterday.  :D
http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=13471.msg231670#msg231670
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 02, 2008, 03:16 PM NHFT
Lauren and I can't make it tomarrow, we have to testify about the Schnergenbergers in Concord, 8:15am. 
 
 :blood_thirsty_Schnergenbergers:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 02, 2008, 04:48 PM NHFT
Lauren and I can't make it tomarrow, we have to testify about the Schnergenbergers in Concord, 8:15am. 
 
 :blood_thirsty_Schnergenbergers:

Best of luck guys... wish I could be there to show my support for ya'll...

(Fargin' Schnergenbergers)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: K. Darien Freeheart on April 02, 2008, 04:55 PM NHFT
I just have to say, I think this is just insanely awesome! I can't imagine to many people or places where people work together like that.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 02, 2008, 08:05 PM NHFT
One of the cooler things is folks helping each other to get established in the Shire.  :)

If you like this thread you should like the
Building Fun at Jim-n-Lauren's thread (http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=5288.msg93213#msg93213)

(http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/tikiwiki/show_image.php?name=IMG_5784-Barn-Raising-Group.jpg)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: KBCraig on April 03, 2008, 12:37 AM NHFT
One of the cooler things is folks helping each other to get established in the Shire.  :)

I find it cool that I've only spent 7 days in NH, but I recognize at least 15 of those 20 folks (16, if that's Pat K peeking out in the back), and I've met at least 10 of them (11, if it's Pat K) in person at PorcFest.

Can't wait to get Home.  :-\
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on April 03, 2008, 01:22 AM NHFT
I can neither confirm nor deny the presence
of Pat K at any of these gatherings.  ;D 
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: KBCraig on April 03, 2008, 01:42 AM NHFT
I can neither confirm nor deny the presence
of Pat K at any of these gatherings.  ;D 
Confirmed: Pat K(ilroy) was there.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: dalebert on April 03, 2008, 06:51 AM NHFT
I can neither confirm nor deny the presence
of Pat K at any of these gatherings.  ;D 

I can confirm that the presence of Pat K cannot be denied.
 :laughing1:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 05, 2008, 06:30 PM NHFT
Got to meet Jackson today...  :)

Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 05, 2008, 06:42 PM NHFT
Got to meet Jackson today...  :)



I don't know what it is, but I haven't met an unhappy fsp baby yet.   ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 05, 2008, 07:13 PM NHFT
Yes, he's sweet :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: dalebert on April 05, 2008, 08:10 PM NHFT
I don't know what it is, but I haven't met an unhappy fsp baby yet.   ;D

I've noticed that too. The NH kids all seem great. I think it's a testament to home-schooling.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: TackleTheWorld on April 07, 2008, 11:09 PM NHFT
Leaving the construction site yesterday we saw a motorcycle down and a paramedics around a heap in the ditch. 
Good news, he didn't die and he's got quite a story to tell the grandkids:



Biker survives collision with turkey (http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Biker+survives+collision+with+turkey&articleId=1b30d1e2-9e78-47b6-93c9-a9f7bc72126b)

By SCOTT BROOKS
New Hampshire Union Leader Staff
22 hours, 17 minutes ago

A motorcyclist broke six ribs and a shoulder blade yesterday when a wild turkey flew into him, knocking him off his bike, according to police and the man's family.

State police said the turkey flew of the woods and struck the biker, Frank Grimes, as he cruised up Route 12 in Westmoreland. Grimes, 62, of Keene, was flown by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, where he was listed in "satisfactory" condition last night.

"From what he told me, that he remembers, he was hit on the right-hand side. He didn't know by what," said his daughter, Michelle Grimes, of West Lebanon. "He had no idea until somebody told him."

Police said they suspected Grimes suffered a head injury in the crash. His daughter said she was concerned about that possibility. She was still waiting for a radiologist to see him last night.

The turkey did not survive, according to Lu Farnsworth, who passed the bird on her way to work early yesterday afternoon. Farnsworth works at Mac's Market on Route 12 in Westmoreland.

"He was big, and he was on the side of the road with his tail feathers out," Farnsworth said. "He was a good size. Probably 30 pounds."

Grimes works for the city of Keene's water department, his daughter said. His title is backflow prevention director.

Investigators said Grimes was heading north on Route 12, toward the village of Westmoreland. The turkey zoomed out from the woods to the west side of the road, they said.

Grimes was reportedly conscious when the police arrived at the scene at 11:41 a.m. He was wearing a helmet, police said.

Michelle Grimes said her father is an experienced rider. In addition to the helmet, she said, he was wearing gloves, boots and a motorcycle jacket.

"We were surprised," she said, "because my dad's been riding motorcycles since he was 10."

Turkeys rarely fly into traffic in New Hampshire, according to Ted Walski, a New Hampshire Fish and Game biologist who specializes in wild turkeys. It's been 33 years since the state stepped in to restore the wild turkey population, and Walski said he could remember just one accident in all that time: a 1999 crash that killed a motorcyclist on Route 9 in Nelson.

Officials estimate there are more than 36,000 wild turkeys in New Hampshire. A typical adult hen weighs between 9 and 11 pounds, according to Walski. Adult male turkeys may weigh 17 to 20 pounds.

They tend to fly slowly, Walski said.

"I think most people are safe from the turkeys," he said. "Mostly, they're crossing the road on the ground. You might get a glancing blow on the bumper or something like that."
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: SethCohn on April 07, 2008, 11:15 PM NHFT
The turkey did not survive, according to Lu Farnsworth, who passed the bird on her way to work early yesterday afternoon. Farnsworth works at Mac's Market on Route 12 in Westmoreland.

"He was big, and he was on the side of the road with his tail feathers out," Farnsworth said. "He was a good size. Probably 30 pounds."

In response, Rep. Kjellman quickly began to put together her new bill, requiring turkeys to be fitted with helmets, and safety vests.  Mass education camps to teach turkeys what 'right of way' is will begin as soon as the bill is signed into law.  Gov. Lynch had no comment, though his wife, Dr. Susan Lynch was seen eating a turkey sandwich at lunch.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: TackleTheWorld on April 07, 2008, 11:26 PM NHFT
I am dancing the happy dance this evening. 
:boogie:
We got power at Mark's house and my circuits are working! 

Thanks to the crew, especially Jim for doing the heavy drilling, and Kat for taking the tedious jobs.
 :tiphat:
There were a few tense moments at first, then we realized  Roger was crunching wint-o-green lifesavers  (http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/question505.htm)in the dark office.
 ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on April 07, 2008, 11:27 PM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 08, 2008, 12:03 AM NHFT
Yeah, pretty extensive wiring job. They'll have an outlet within reach everywhere they could want one. 8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 08, 2008, 05:58 AM NHFT
That poor cyclist - he didn't even get a turkey dinner out of it!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 08, 2008, 05:58 AM NHFT
Yay on the power!  No explosions  :blush:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 10, 2008, 09:27 PM NHFT
Firecracker Joe, Rocco, and CJ stopped down and helped out.  :) 8)

We now have gravel down instead of the mud bog that had developed... thought we might lose someone in the quicksand.

Beautiful day, springtime in the Shire.   :D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Mark_FTL on April 10, 2008, 09:29 PM NHFT
And the trim work is masterful!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 10, 2008, 09:32 PM NHFT
Good thing Jim is doing all the hard stuff...  ;)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 10, 2008, 09:40 PM NHFT
Lauren lost her shoe in the mud twice today.  

The electrical is 90% done.   :)

Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 10, 2008, 09:41 PM NHFT
Good thing Jim is doing all the hard stuff...  ;)

Hey!  What?  No.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2008, 11:21 PM NHFT
Pictures!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: firecracker joe on April 11, 2008, 08:26 AM NHFT
who needs pictures when you can go and see for your self.
reminds me of days when people all helped eachother back in the day.I wish i could have done more but rocco was getting the house all muddy and from the looks of laurens shoes i did not want my truck to look that way cj was smart enough to stay out of mud but they both rode in the back all the way home breaking the law by not being tied in and we all made it home safe.
the crew of sparky,jim,roger and mark are building a beautiful sunny little niche to start mark & lauras life in NH. WELCOME. firecracker joe, rocco & cj
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 11, 2008, 10:23 PM NHFT
Kat and Lauren spent most of the day sanding... hope they can clear all the sawdust out of their heads.

Jim is going to have the well pump hooked up soon.

And the greatest honor was bestowed upon Jackson's House...
The President has christened the septic system.  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: SamIam on April 11, 2008, 11:23 PM NHFT
By SCOTT BROOKS
New Hampshire Union Leader Staff
22 hours, 17 minutes ago

A motorcyclist broke six ribs and a shoulder blade yesterday when a wild turkey flew into him, knocking him off his bike, according to police and the man's family.

State police said the turkey flew of the woods and struck the biker, Frank Grimes. . .
. . .
Grimes works for the city of Keene's water department, his daughter said. His title is backflow prevention director.


I remember an FTL episode talking about attack monkeys to take out the bureaucrats. Perhaps we should be training turkeys in NH instead?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: dalebert on April 12, 2008, 07:29 AM NHFT
I remember an FTL episode talking about attack monkeys to take out the bureaucrats. Perhaps we should be training turkeys in NH instead? [/b]

See that angry-looking monkey in my avatar? That is a future character in the strip.  >:D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Mark_FTL on April 12, 2008, 09:18 PM NHFT
Jim got the water coming into the house now. The plumbing still needs to be installed, but there is water to run through it now. Including a pump and expansion tank.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 12, 2008, 09:45 PM NHFT
Jim got the water coming into the house now. The plumbing still needs to be installed, but there is water to run through it now. Including a pump and expansion tank.

Glad to see Mark's post...
He drank some water and he's still alive.  :D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: firecracker joe on April 12, 2008, 09:48 PM NHFT
thats pretty major not having any for ever ,becareful with your pump if you have alot of iron like i do, I understand that for the most part pumps will last 15-30 yrs. ive had mine 8 yrs and it went the middle of this winter cost me 1500+ but didnt have much choice and the pump was orange from the iron.
I have a feeling you guys will be warm wet and cozy next winter.time for a rocco .
next time i come i will get their earlier and help more. i enjoy helping my fellow man as long as he desrves it, and Mark, laura and jackson deserve it . i   am amazed at all the work the freestaters got accomplished this snowy winter summer will be much better until black flie season cause black flies don't bite they SUCK. horseflies bite and hard. firecracker joe
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: dalebert on April 12, 2008, 11:04 PM NHFT
Mark sure had a fire in his belly tonight! Did my heart good, I tell ya.

BTW, I asked in chat but no one answered. Did I hear Mark say something like "I don't believe in voting" tonight or did my ears deceive me? Maybe in the heat of the moment he just got carried away.  8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on April 12, 2008, 11:05 PM NHFT
Mark sure had a fire in his belly tonight! Did my heart good, I tell ya.

BTW, I asked in chat but no one answered. Did I hear Mark say something like "I don't believe in voting" tonight or did my ears deceive me? Maybe in the heat of the moment he just got carried away.  8)

I did hear that as well.  ;)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Mark_FTL on April 12, 2008, 11:21 PM NHFT
slip of the tounge.

pay no attention.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: dalebert on April 12, 2008, 11:29 PM NHFT
slip of the tounge.

pay no attention.

Dang it.  :D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Riddler on April 14, 2008, 09:19 AM NHFT
Jim got the water coming into the house now. The plumbing still needs to be installed, but there is water to run through it now. Including a pump and expansion tank.



just my 2 cents:
the plumbers are ALWAYS sposed to go before the lectricians & heat guys (esp. if it's burnt air).....they don't have to deal w/ gravity & large pipes
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: kola on April 14, 2008, 01:11 PM NHFT
now that you are banned from FTL, bobba-bubba, does that mean we are stuck with you here?

lord save us.

Kola
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Riddler on April 14, 2008, 03:27 PM NHFT
now that you are banned from FTL, bobba-bubba, does that mean we are stuck with you here?

lord save us.

Kola



stuck with?
how harsh.....hey, i'm (so far) being nice....and i never really left
 as far as banned? shmanned....all u hafta do is sign up under a dif name
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 15, 2008, 08:32 PM NHFT
Installed one of the garage door openers today.   :)
The septic field was finished today.
The floor in the bathroom was sanded and sealed, but it is still too cold to do the entire main floor.  :(
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 19, 2008, 07:06 PM NHFT
(http://www.nhunderground.com/wiki/show_image.php?id=3157&scalesize=0&nocount=y)
(http://www.nhunderground.com/wiki/show_image.php?id=3158&scalesize=0&nocount=y)
(http://www.nhunderground.com/wiki/show_image.php?id=3159&scalesize=0&nocount=y)
(http://www.nhunderground.com/wiki/show_image.php?id=3160&scalesize=0&nocount=y)
(http://www.nhunderground.com/wiki/show_image.php?id=3161&scalesize=0&nocount=y)
(http://www.nhunderground.com/wiki/show_image.php?id=3162&scalesize=0&nocount=y)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 19, 2008, 09:38 PM NHFT
(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/Noah-Johnson.jpg)

Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 19, 2008, 10:30 PM NHFT
Gopherwood, gopherwood? God said gopherwood... ah jees... go fer wood... go for wood!  ::)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on April 20, 2008, 11:46 AM NHFT
Looking good guys.  8)


Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: srqrebel on April 21, 2008, 12:30 PM NHFT
Noah Johnson?... Jesus Johnson... so similar... and they both sport Bible names :o

hmm ...must be twins

All hail the new Shire celebrities... The Johnson Twins! ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 21, 2008, 12:36 PM NHFT
Can the world handle two of them??
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 21, 2008, 02:18 PM NHFT
Johnson and Johnson  :D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 21, 2008, 06:29 PM NHFT
the front side of the house looks pretty good now
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 21, 2008, 06:42 PM NHFT
 8)

Glad you're back on the job.  :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: srqrebel on April 23, 2008, 11:15 AM NHFT
Johnson and Johnson  :D

 :toothy12:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: dalebert on April 23, 2008, 06:03 PM NHFT
Johnson and Johnson  :D

Those are the people who do those crazy sex studies!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on April 23, 2008, 06:06 PM NHFT
I thought they made baby shampoo?
 :P
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: srqrebel on April 24, 2008, 01:25 PM NHFT
Johnson and Johnson  :D

Those are the people who do those crazy sex studies!


I thought they made baby shampoo?
 :P

Geez, Puke... everyone knows they make Band-Aids ::)

...and Dale, umm... that would be Masters and Johnson ::) ::)

I hereby nominate both of you for King of the Doofuses.

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on April 24, 2008, 04:09 PM NHFT

I hereby nominate both of you for King of the Doofuses.

THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!!
 :fencing:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 24, 2008, 07:24 PM NHFT

THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!!
 :fencing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnrXiaPVeHY

[youtube]RnrXiaPVeHY[/youtube]
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 28, 2008, 08:33 PM NHFT
I've been away from the house a little while, it was good to get back to it today.

Floor looks nice  :) Now I'm working in my socks so as not to scratch it.  ;D

Lauren has become a pro at the electrical stuff.  8)

Got most of the trim up, while Jim worked on the hydronic heat system. Russell made big boards into small boards most of the day, thanks.

Thanks to Jim and Lauren for driving over to take me to the job today. Above and beyond the call of duty.  8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 29, 2008, 08:51 AM NHFT
Now I'm working in my socks so as not to scratch it.  ;D

Oh man, now he's doing construction in just socks!  This thing really runs in the family.  At least Elizabeth keeps her boots on!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 29, 2008, 09:21 AM NHFT
I wonder how deep the mud is today?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 29, 2008, 09:18 PM NHFT
The van will disappear.  :-\  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 29, 2008, 09:29 PM NHFT
ark building tomorrow
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 29, 2008, 09:44 PM NHFT
The stain and sealer have been delivered.

Anyone who wants to help with finish work is welcome.
We are also doing plumbing and sewer drains, if you have any expertice in those areas.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on May 01, 2008, 10:55 PM NHFT
The house now has hot water.   ;D

 Tomarrow the heating system will be done.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 02, 2008, 06:41 AM NHFT
Jim put together the pumps, valves and controls for hydronic heating...  8)

Russell and I are inhaling sawdust as we smooth all the interior surfaces for finishing.

Mark's mom came by to see the house.  :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 02, 2008, 08:00 AM NHFT
It doesn't leak! :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 02, 2008, 08:33 AM NHFT
I hear you'll be able to leak there soon.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on May 02, 2008, 08:43 AM NHFT
Prostate problems?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on May 02, 2008, 08:46 AM NHFT
Not me, I haven't got one.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on May 02, 2008, 06:33 PM NHFT
Hydronic floor heating is in full operation.   :Flaming_Emoticon_by_The_Deser
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: dalebert on May 02, 2008, 06:40 PM NHFT
Hydronic floor heating is in full operation.   :Flaming_Emoticon_by_The_Deser

Ew! If that's what I think it is, I want that. How hard is it to add that to an existing wood stove in a house? I'm looking at houses now and I'll prolly want to make some mods once I find something.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 02, 2008, 06:46 PM NHFT
The Most Valuable Player Award goes to Jim Johnson.
Without Jim this show would be nowhere.

Of course, it was really nice that he got another orbital sander and vacuum so I don't end up with beige lung from breathing sawdust.  ;D
But, of course, he got the bigger model with a longer hose... bastard, is always makin' me feel inferior.  :( ;D

Thanks Jim.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on May 02, 2008, 07:07 PM NHFT
Hydronic floor heating is in full operation.   :Flaming_Emoticon_by_The_Deser

Ew! If that's what I think it is, I want that. How hard is it to add that to an existing wood stove in a house? I'm looking at houses now and I'll prolly want to make some mods once I find something.


You would be looking for a house that needs new flooring.  When you put in hydronic heat you get to put in new subfloor.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: dalebert on May 02, 2008, 07:31 PM NHFT
You would be looking for a house that needs new flooring.  When you put in hydronic heat you get to put in new subfloor.

Oh ok. Well if I don't want to do that, can that go into a baseboard or something?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on May 02, 2008, 08:41 PM NHFT
The Most Valuable Player Award goes to Jim Johnson.
Without Jim this show would be nowhere.

Of course, it was really nice that he got another orbital sander and vacuum so I don't end up with beige lung from breathing sawdust.  ;D
But, of course, he got the bigger model with a longer hose... bastard, is always makin' me feel inferior.  :( ;D

Thanks Jim.

Your welcome, No breaks, back on your head.   ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on May 02, 2008, 08:54 PM NHFT
You would be looking for a house that needs new flooring.  When you put in hydronic heat you get to put in new subfloor.

Oh ok. Well if I don't want to do that, can that go into a baseboard or something?


Heating the baseboard is baseboard heating (cold feet).
Heating air and blowing it around is forced air heating (cold feet).
Heating the floor, that's nice, that's hydronic heating (warm feet).   ;)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: dalebert on May 02, 2008, 09:23 PM NHFT
Yeah, I know, but I'm just wondering about that gutter thing I had when I was in Boston. It seemed pretty good. Seems like it won't dry the air as badly and it also seems like a good way to distribute heat from a fire and use the heat more efficiently rather than send most of it up the chimney.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on May 02, 2008, 09:46 PM NHFT
I'm just wondering about that gutter thing I had when I was in Boston.


What's that your saying?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: dalebert on May 03, 2008, 08:18 AM NHFT
I'm just wondering about that gutter thing I had when I was in Boston.


What's that your saying?

Don't worry. It's not contagious.  ;D

No anyway, I'm just saying that porc manor had a nice wood stove but it only heated one area of the house and I've heard of liquid systems that pump the heat around the house. I think the idea is to distribute it evenly and also grab a lot more of the heat before it goes up the chimney so it's more efficient. Liquid distribution seems like it's better than blowing hot air around, both in terms of working better because liquid heats up so readily and also because I suspect it doesn't dry out the air so badly. There was a sort of gutter type baseboard with a slit in the top in my Boston apt when I lived there a little while and apparently it had some pipe where hot liquid flowed through it. The gutter was just there presumably so you don't touch the pipe with a bare foot and burn yourself.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on May 03, 2008, 11:02 AM NHFT

Of course, it was really nice that he got another orbital sander and vacuum so I don't end up with beige lung from breathing sawdust.  ;D


Couldn't you just get a dust mask?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Cyro on May 03, 2008, 02:37 PM NHFT

Of course, it was really nice that he got another orbital sander and vacuum so I don't end up with beige lung from breathing sawdust.  ;D


Couldn't you just get a dust mask?

They're not that effective when you're being sprayed in the face with the stuff. They're really just designed for when the dust's floating about in the air.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 03, 2008, 05:33 PM NHFT
hmmm taking heat from fire with water and distributing it throughout the building ... that is a new concept .... I wonder if PatK or PatMc know anything about that ;)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 03, 2008, 06:27 PM NHFT

Of course, it was really nice that he got another orbital sander and vacuum so I don't end up with beige lung from breathing sawdust.  ;D


Couldn't you just get a dust mask?

Don't tell Jim that, then he wouldn't buy me a cool gadget to play with!

But seriously, the vacuum pulls air through holes in the sandpaper and virtually no dust in the air and all over everything including us. Probably have dump 10 gallons of sawdust from the vacuums. No more eyes, lungs and sinuses full of irritant.

Alot less clean up after also.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on May 03, 2008, 07:13 PM NHFT
Alot less clean up after also.

There is that. Sawdust is a bitch to get out of clothes. I didn't think of that.   :P
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: David on May 04, 2008, 12:10 AM NHFT
This thread needs to be relabeled Jackson's house.   ;)
Hey Dale, a great investment/employment would be a porchouse in Keene.   ;D >:D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 04, 2008, 08:57 AM NHFT
The floor is slowly getting warm.
Jackson's room is sanded along with the bathroom.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Riddler on May 04, 2008, 09:15 PM NHFT
You would be looking for a house that needs new flooring.  When you put in hydronic heat you get to put in new subfloor.

Oh ok. Well if I don't want to do that, can that go into a baseboard or something?


Heating the baseboard is baseboard heating (cold feet).
Heating air and blowing it around is forced air heating (cold feet).
Heating the floor, that's nice, that's hydronic heating (warm feet).   ;)

i know noone here gives a shit less for my input, but...
hydronic heating is ANY heat transmission via hot water...baseboard or radiant
RADIANT floor heating can be done w/ elec. or hot water..or as the romans w/ flue gas from wood or coal fires channeled through floor cavities....hydronic radiant heat can be installed in walls & ceilings as well
fyi
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: J’raxis 270145 on May 04, 2008, 09:20 PM NHFT
i know noone here gives a shit less for my input, but...

Actually, this seems to be something you know stuff about. Now, if only you’d stick to this instead of being a foul-mouthed jerk everywhere else…
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 05, 2008, 07:42 AM NHFT
we will be completing this house without the help of any foulmouthed jerks :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 06, 2008, 08:59 PM NHFT
Russell sands while I get pickled.

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_9187_Master_Bedroom.jpg)

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_9194-Russell-Sanding.jpg)

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_9176_Pickling.jpg)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on May 06, 2008, 09:07 PM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 06, 2008, 09:13 PM NHFT
look at all of that wood
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on May 06, 2008, 09:25 PM NHFT
look at all of that wood

I don't think this guy is too happy about it.
(http://jeremy29054.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/tree.jpg)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on May 06, 2008, 11:50 PM NHFT
I'm so glad you wore the proper T-shirt during the application of the chemicals.   :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 10, 2008, 09:56 PM NHFT
Jim did all those things he does, while Russell sanded the pine canyon.

Sir Puke came out and helped me apply polyurethane to the walls.  8)

A can of expanding foam taunted us...

Beautiful day as the leaves fill in on the trees, I get to see what Mark's woods look like in spring.  :)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on May 10, 2008, 10:02 PM NHFT
A can of expanding foam taunted us...

It got what was coming to it.  ;)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on May 10, 2008, 10:19 PM NHFT
A can of expanding foam taunted us...

It got what was coming to it.  ;)

All that we required was 100% cooperation, any noncompliance was met with 100% annihilation.   >:D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 10, 2008, 10:32 PM NHFT
You see this cat Shaft is a bad mother--
(Shut your mouth)
But I'm talkin' about Shaft
(Then we can dig it)
He's a complicated man
but no one understands him but his woman
(John Shaft)

 ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 21, 2008, 06:38 AM NHFT
for the tool belt fans

(http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/000000/00000/8000/800/8714/8714.strip.print.gif)

http://dilbert.com/strips/
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 29, 2009, 04:55 PM NHFT
The Stooges are at it again... built and installed a roof over Mark's side door entrance.

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_1948-Roof-side-door.jpg)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on December 29, 2009, 06:34 PM NHFT
What's holding it up?
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on December 29, 2009, 06:46 PM NHFT
What's holding it up?

Karmic Justice   :ahoy:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on December 29, 2009, 08:14 PM NHFT
What's holding it up?

I found another use for "The Amazing Floating Hook"  :D  ;D
(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_1895-Amazing.jpg)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Puke on December 30, 2009, 07:21 AM NHFT
Nice.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on December 30, 2009, 07:37 AM NHFT
What's holding it up?

I found another use for "The Amazing Floating Hook"  :D  ;D
(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_1895-Amazing.jpg)
Outside of the scope of factory approved uses. Didn't you read the fine print on the sales agreement?
That's a good look'in kid with that nice look'in hook.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 30, 2009, 08:14 AM NHFT
cool
i also like the landscaping that is holding up the hill next to the door
mark has the screens still on the windows ... i like to take them off to let in the winter sun
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on December 31, 2009, 09:25 AM NHFT
I was going to post almost exactly what Russell said, but then I saw his post and realized I'd be a copyKat if I said 'nice' about the overhang and say I liked the retaining wall.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 07, 2013, 06:14 AM NHFT
Jack helps break ground for his mondo play structure.


(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/945437_10151468722927151_1272556729_n.jpg)
Photo by Laura
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on June 07, 2013, 08:58 AM NHFT
Thank god Jack is out there, it's not good when Tom works unsupervised with power tools.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on June 07, 2013, 09:04 AM NHFT
Jackson's play-set, while raising the beam.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Kat Kanning on June 07, 2013, 09:30 AM NHFT
wow!
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 07, 2013, 04:11 PM NHFT
Thank god Jack is out there, it's not good when Tom works unsupervised with power tools.

That sucker tries to break my arm sometimes... rocks and roots can stop it suddenly.

It was great to see Jack try out the spiral slide yesterday, he was one happy kid. Makes all the hard work worthwhile.  :) 8)
Making good progress... next will be the giant A-frame... of course I just stand back and say "Hey Jim hoist that thing up would ya?"

Great to have all the planks we need... big beefy stuff.  :icon_pirat:
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Jim Johnson on June 07, 2013, 09:10 PM NHFT
Jackson's first ride down his Turbo Slide.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URuMIZJoT6w
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Pat K on June 07, 2013, 10:50 PM NHFT
Nice work guys.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: John on June 07, 2013, 11:10 PM NHFT
nice
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 08, 2013, 12:19 AM NHFT
Cool I like the wide planks for stability and shire style :-)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 30, 2016, 02:04 PM NHFT
Celebrating the 8 year anniversary of building Mark, Laura and Jack's house.   8)
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 30, 2016, 09:21 PM NHFT
fun
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 30, 2016, 10:03 PM NHFT
fun

Well it would have been, but ya'll decided to not make an appearance... So, well, we talked smack about you.  ;D
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 31, 2016, 08:28 AM NHFT
big meenies
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 31, 2016, 08:56 AM NHFT
big meenies

Actually nice things were said. We had a nice time and ate some pork ribs and a really good bean salad.

We talked about that Jack is now older than William was when we built the place.

Met the political pigs...  ;D The giant swine that are taming the forest around their homestead.
Title: Re: Building Mark's House
Post by: Riddler on June 12, 2016, 12:09 PM NHFT
I wouldn't know....I wasn't invited