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Postby soam24 on Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:38 pm

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spunkmonkey wrote:The same time I left SF, four of my friends moved to Austin (that was #2 on our list after Seattle).


I still debate Oregon as I love the Bend area. I know it rains but every time we've gone up it has been great summers, and what I would expect in winter.

How much does it rain up there in Seattle? Are you suicidal due to the lack of sun being from CA, though SF is different than inland?


One of my closest friends lives in Bend and says he won't leave. Super outdoorsy guy. Always golfing and hiking, then snowboarding in the winter.


I feel the same way about Denver, the weather here is perfect.
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Postby spunkmonkey on Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:03 pm

Bend is a great area. Seattle is not nearly as bad as it's reputation. Yes, it's pretty gray and wet during the winters, but more rain just means more snow in the mountains. I actually grew up in Michigan, so I'm used to just about all kinds of weather.
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Postby wottagunn on Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:29 pm

boxing done yesterday, slab being poured right now.

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Postby squalie on Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:03 pm

What’s the purpose of the styrofoam wotta?
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Postby wottagunn on Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:21 pm

it's known as a 'waffle slab'. There are pro's and cons to it.
It is suitable for our land/house because we have a fairly flat lot with great soil. Waffles slabs aren't suitable for steep land with a lot of fill, or for areas of cyclone/flood risk etc.
The benefits of a waffle slab are basically time and cost related. They are much cheaper to install and can be done a lot quicker than a more conventional slab. A normal slab is used when concrete piers etc are required (due to steep slopes and bad soil).
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Postby wottagunn on Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:35 pm

poured!

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Postby piper27 on Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:10 pm

How come you guys don't have basements?
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Postby wottagunn on Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:27 pm

piper27 wrote:How come you guys don't have basements?

ive often wondered that myself.
I dont think ive ever seen a house in Australia with a basement. I think theyre a great idea, and a builder offering them would get a lot of business.
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Postby piper27 on Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:35 pm

Didn't know if it was because of a soil or water table issue. Don't know what I would do without a basement!
House is coming along great!!!

How much decision making is still left? Or are all the small details like lighting fixtures figured out
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Postby wottagunn on Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:59 pm

piper27 wrote:Didn't know if it was because of a soil or water table issue. Don't know what I would do without a basement!
House is coming along great!!!

How much decision making is still left? Or are all the small details like lighting fixtures figured out

I can't imagine soil would have an impact. It's just something that has never been done around here. I love the idea of a basement.

No decisions left mate. Everything has been figured out.
I just got off the phone to the site manager, and he thinks framing will be nearly completed this time next week!
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Postby soam24 on Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:45 pm

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Postby wottagunn on Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:03 pm

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Postby piper27 on Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:13 pm

That's one trade where they are so fast. Framers don't dick around.
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Postby wottagunn on Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:15 pm

drymounting amazing really. Can't believe how quick they work.
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Postby theperfecttree on Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:29 pm

looking good wottagunn! keep the pics coming. finished house is going to look great.


shot in the dark, but if anyone in Austin has a GC they can recommend I'm looking.

I have a 300 sq/ft room that I need to split into a bedroom and an office. Also have bathroom I need to redo.
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