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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2007, 04:44:03 AM »
I had one of those accelerators at one time. It was free but came complete with tracking cookies and all kinds of junk. Things worked much better when I finally got rid of it. If Verizon ever gets another tower in my area I will go back to using the PC device as it really is pretty good when you have the signal strength. Their tower to the south of me is blocked by some hills and the one to the north is just at or beyond the limits of it's range capabilities. Verizon is letting me cancel part or all of my services without the early temination fees if I so choose so they have been good about it. They would be the best company for my phones and the PC if they just got that next tower in place but while it is on the drawing board it isn't on the construction schedule yet. LOL.
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2007, 09:05:57 AM »
I tried to reduce the pics as best I could so folks could DL them easier. I can remember my dial up days and I know it's no fun to wait 20 minutes for a page to load.

Piers are finnished as of friday and I'll be getting started on the main floor beams this comming week. Spent some hours raking leaves and cleaning up all the loose rocks under the house in preperation for crawl work. I'll be digging the stubouts for the plumbing and electrical in the next few days as well.

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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2007, 10:00:42 AM »

Foundation beams are done. Weather is still crappy for over a week now. Starting on the floor tomorrow weather permiting.

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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2007, 01:42:52 PM »
Must feel good to be started.  :)

Re the picture, most anybody should be able to handle/see the 800x600 size okay.

What image processing software do you use? From what I can see the jpg compression could be upped for images that are meant only for web viewing. No big deal, the image loaded fast for me, but I'm on a mis speed DSL line. I'm just going by image size (169KB... IMO it could be compressed down to 115 KB or so and most folks would not see any difference.) NO big deal, just FYI.
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2007, 02:07:20 PM »
Feels good to be out of the ground Don.

Re. the pics I just shrank the size in windows paint. I didn't think about it being able to go smaller by reducing the quality. I might try that on the next pics .

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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2007, 02:43:45 PM »
I don't think MS Paint has the option for choosing JPG quality. Like I said not a big deal.

I use Photoshop (educator's version) and/or ULead Smartsaver. Smartsaver is cool. It allows you to change compression and see the before and after in side-by-side windows. That's all it does... no other image editing. Both cost money though.
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2007, 06:28:16 PM »
If you have to upload with dial up, then reducing the pix first is a real time saver, but if on DSL it may be easiest to load to Photobucket then click the 640x480  or so option for output size.
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2007, 06:46:14 PM »
If you have to upload with dial up, then reducing the pix first is a real time saver, but if on DSL it may be easiest to load to Photobucket then click the 640x480  or so option for output size.
But he doesn't use Photobucket. He uses what appears to be web space provided by his ISP, BrightNet Oklahoma.   :-\
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2007, 08:01:04 PM »
Obviously I didn't know that because I don't listen well enough. d* ::)
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2007, 08:20:17 PM »
You just weren't nosy enough
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #35 on: December 13, 2007, 08:26:33 PM »
I'm probably nosy enought but russhing through things since I was behind -- work interfering with the forum. :(
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2007, 08:30:24 PM »
We forgive you for placing the dollar above this. After all your diesel doesn't grow on trees.  ;D
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2007, 08:40:45 PM »
Thanks, Don.  At least I made them pay half travel time at the regular rate to cover it.  Need money to pay for toys too. ::)
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2007, 02:29:18 PM »


My son and I got out and worked a little today. This angle stuff was frying my brain for a bit but I think we got it worked out.
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2007, 03:46:32 PM »


Made a little progress on the floor today. Shutting down work on this for a few days since I got a paying house job to start tomorrow. I'll get back on it asap. Talked to my lumber guy today about ordering the framing lumber. He said he needed 3 weeks lead time on my ceiling beams since they seem to be non stock items. But he does have my douglas fir studs.
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2007, 06:44:33 PM »
Looks good, Scott.  I see I'm not the only one who sells himself for money.  :)
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2007, 08:48:08 AM »






Got some help from friends and finnished up the floor framing before the rain started and decked the veranda. We'll see when the weather lets me do the subfloor.
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2007, 09:01:26 AM »
Looks good Scott. Well thought out detail with the porch.  :D

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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2007, 09:36:08 PM »
Looks good, Scott.  Looks like you  got the original CCA PT wood -- I think it is better than the new stuff and I think it is still available for commercial uses. 
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
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Looks like you  got the original CCA PT wood -- I think it is better than the new stuff and I think it is still available for commercial uses. 

I'm not sure Glen but it's all our local lumber guy sells. He thought I was nuts for putting 2x8's for decking. He said,  That ought to last forever.

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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2007, 08:58:12 AM »
Scott I was wondering about the decking also. What influenced your choice of 2X verses 5/4 decking.  Looks like you have a great start.

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« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2007, 09:09:48 AM »
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What influenced your choice of 2X verses 5/4 decking.

Look and feel mostly. I wanted something that felt more substatial and solid if that makes sence. My brother has 5/4 on his deck and it's fine I supose but it always felt kinda flemsy to me.

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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2007, 12:50:18 PM »
I did 2x4 cedar on my North deck and I'm glad I did. After 25 years some of the boards needed replacing but there was still plenty of meat and we were never in danger of breaking through even though I procrastinated for several years.  ;)

This deck is almost constantly wet for 8 months of the year.
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #48 on: December 23, 2007, 02:15:47 PM »
I'd like to have ready local access to cedar here. The only cedar we see are fence pickets.
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Re: 16x26 in Oklahoma
« Reply #49 on: December 24, 2007, 12:23:31 PM »


Got out and worked on the house a little today. Weather is fantastic for this time of year.
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