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post #5371 of 6328
Surprised you went with door handles instead of knobs, the Anglo-Saxon ghosts of your house would not know how to operate those.
post #5372 of 6328
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Pics or link to pics ? 😊

There's a ongoing blog of our build here: https://wolfeislandpassivehouse.wordpress.com/

Whether it's to anyone's taste here, I have no idea...
post #5373 of 6328
I thought I post this random selection of Champagne-Ardenne properties in France. I am going to Reims in a week and just looked at what is available in the area. Boy, I'm always amazed by the noble bones of French homes. What beauties. Makes me want to buy one of these and renovate just as a project. BTW taxes on these are 1/5 to 1/10 of what I used to pay in US for homes that are not remotely comparable to these.

https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/1007002560.htm?ca=12_s
https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/1007882269.htm?ca=12_s
https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/989848522.htm?ca=12_s
https://www.leboncoin.fr/bureaux_commerces/993571515.htm?ca=12_s
https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/982275269.htm?ca=12_s
https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/1028700149.htm?ca=12_s
post #5374 of 6328
Very nice. You better love wine though, non?

Reminds me of this flick
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Good_Year
post #5375 of 6328
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

Surprised you went with door handles instead of knobs, the Anglo-Saxon ghosts of your house would not know how to operate those.

 

He's in SF, it is probably legally required even for private residences due to ADA compliance. :D

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Very nice. You better love wine though, non?

Reminds me of this flick
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Good_Year

I drink so much Champagne I should have been made honorary citizen long time ago. Methink those houses must have some nice old cellars....mmmmmmm.
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Originally Posted by Numbernine View Post

Pics or link to pics ? 😊

There's a ongoing blog of our build here: https://wolfeislandpassivehouse.wordpress.com/

Whether it's to anyone's taste here, I have no idea...


Thanks that looks interesting I'll look through it when I have some time. A friend of mine added 1K sq onto an old 700 sq  1950s package log home . He lives at 3000 ft in the Sierras so he went all eco and energy efficient . A lot of this stuff looks similar 

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The house looks great, FM.  Thanks for sharing the blog w/ us.  I hadn't heard of that type of construction before. I'd probably prefer larger windows, but I'm guessing you went with that size for energy efficiency.

 

And thanks for the advice earlier about the door handles/knobs everyone.  We went with levers partly due to accessibility, although I have no idea if they're required by ADA.  

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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

I thought I post this random selection of Champagne-Ardenne properties in France. I am going to Reims in a week and just looked at what is available in the area. Boy, I'm always amazed by the noble bones of French homes. What beauties. Makes me want to buy one of these and renovate just as a project. BTW taxes on these are 1/5 to 1/10 of what I used to pay in US for homes that are not remotely comparable to these.

https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/1007002560.htm?ca=12_s
https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/1007882269.htm?ca=12_s
https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/989848522.htm?ca=12_s
https://www.leboncoin.fr/bureaux_commerces/993571515.htm?ca=12_s
https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/982275269.htm?ca=12_s
https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/1028700149.htm?ca=12_s

Those prices seem really low.
post #5380 of 6328
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

There's a ongoing blog of our build here: https://wolfeislandpassivehouse.wordpress.com/

Whether it's to anyone's taste here, I have no idea...

Dude. . . in many ways you're building my dream home. I love the use of the HRV, I'm curious to see how it ultimately performs for you. So many questions. . .
post #5381 of 6328
Plumbing is almost done for the pool/spa/monument wall. With the piping in for the pop up pressure cleaners and such it looks rather like a Geiger drawing in 3" white PVC.
post #5382 of 6328
I can't pull my damn fridge out. Need to get to the back because I think the water dispenser solenoid is failing (causing it to drip sometimes).

Am I missing something stupid? It doesn't have any leveliing screws that I can see...just sitting on the wheels.

I've gone so far as to tie a rope to both bottom corners, put it around my waist and squat against it and it won't budge.

It seems like it is wedged in tight between the wall and the counter (and you can tell, they actually had to cut the wall and thin it out to make room for the fridge door to be able to open. I can't get it to rock forwards or backward either.

Can't figure out what is going on...there is nothing obviously restricting it and I feel like an idiot.
post #5383 of 6328
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I can't pull my damn fridge out. Need to get to the back because I think the water dispenser solenoid is failing (causing it to drip sometimes).

Am I missing something stupid? It doesn't have any leveliing screws that I can see...just sitting on the wheels.

I've gone so far as to tie a rope to both bottom corners, put it around my waist and squat against it and it won't budge.

It seems like it is wedged in tight between the wall and the counter (and you can tell, they actually had to cut the wall and thin it out to make room for the fridge door to be able to open. I can't get it to rock forwards or backward either.

Can't figure out what is going on...there is nothing obviously restricting it and I feel like an idiot.


See if you can get a bar under the front somewhere that  will let you lift the wheels just enough to break contact . Sometime they will adhere themselves to the floor surface like glue. Might be enough to break things loose

post #5384 of 6328
Wheels aren't stuck--they can be raised and lowered with a bolt and I was able to bring them up until free spinning and then back down again.

I think it is just wedged into the space between wall and counter really tightly. By raising one wheel higher than the other, I think I was able to get it out about a quarter inch...if I find the exact right angle, it might move easier.

I've dragged out old fridges without wheels before...the amount of force I am exerting here should be more than enough....
post #5385 of 6328
Could it be that the counters, walls, etc have expanded over the years with moisture or settling? So it was snug getting it in but now is too tight?
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