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    Re: Enjoying the new pad.

    Awesome, dude. So glad it all worked out for ya in the end!

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    I see the puppy dog in the pic!!

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    I can't beleive it's been a year already! Tomorrow will be 1 year from the closing on this farm, it's been a lot of work but I have no regrets so far. Excited to see what this year brings as there are lots of plans with the house, garage and the land.
    149 of the 153 acres has been put into a forestry program, that includes cutting and maintaining a trail system, and clearing some fields for a future Christmas tree farm.Enjoying the new pad.-img_0032-jpg

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    Re: Enjoying the new pad.

    It's been a while, just thought I'd post a quick update. Been making good progress this year so far on the house. A little better than half way done with the renovation. This wall in the following pictures was pretty involved to say the least. While surprisingly there was no rot, there was no shortage of past insect damage. Powder post beatles have done a number on the old boards over the years.
    Had to start from scratch and rebuild the wall on the first floor, but was able to save the wall boards on the second floor. All new basement bulkhead, repointing the old stone foundation as I go. It's been a lot of work, but fun at the same time. Pretty cool the workmanship put in these old houses 200 years ago.


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    It was an interesting weekend! Sunday morning, went out to breakfast, then grocery shopping. While out, got a text from the neighbor saying someone with Florida plates is at the house, been there for 15 minutes. I was an hour out, so they were gone when I got home. About an hour later, I pull back in the yard after a quick trail ride, and thereís a car in the yard with Florida plates and 2 very old men walking up to the house. Two brothers, they were 92 year old twins and lived in this house from 1940-1950. They wanted to see if the house they lived in still existed. They also solved a long time mystory with the property.... the 99 year hunting lease. The lease was granted to the neighboring gun club in 1942 in exchange for an electrical right of way, the house had no electricity until it was brought in from the gun club in 1942. They also built the old barn, and the 4 car garage in 1949. The loft over the garage was actually used as a local school house for the neighborhood.
    I gave them a tour of the house and they were surprised how similar it looks now, to when they lived here. Pretty cool stuff, it really made their day allowing them to look around.

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    Re: Enjoying the new pad.

    Any info on the ghosts?

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    Mark you have always been my hero

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    THAT IS CRAZY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Any info on the ghosts?
    Info? He just met them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Any info on the ghosts?
    They didnít mention anything unusual, but I didnít bring that topic up.
    Itís been quiet, ďstuffĒ only seems to happen when major work is being done on the house.

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    Dude... that is SO cool! They must have been amazed to see the place all done up again - and also I'm sure they were happy to see what you had done with it vs. tearing it down. I hope to come check it out someday... it's been a while.

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    The people that stopped by emailed me some pictures from the 1940ís. Surprising to see so few trees in the area.


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    That is super cool. I would print frame and put those up some where.

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    Re: Enjoying the new pad.

    Did that house have an addition after those pics? Looks small compared to what I remember.

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    Re: Enjoying the new pad.

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    pictures from the 1940’s. Surprising to see so few trees in the area.
    trees grow much faster than most people think, the 30"dbh x 120ft tall pines I have on my property are barely 75 years old

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    That is super cool. I would print frame and put those up some where.
    Thatís a great idea. They sent me 14 pictures, tho most are showing snow from a blizzard they had.

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Did that house have an addition after those pics? Looks small compared to what I remember.
    Yes, they added on to the house. The main house is exactly as it was then, they added the kitchen which is on the left, and they added the cover porch on the right. Someone in between closed in half the covered porch at a later date.

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    The siding on my last place was similar, vinyl shingle. I want that same siding, but its not offered in the color this house wants to be. Same brand, similar siding, but it'll be a little more rustic looking.
    Name drop.. what brand? Considering replacing the cheap-as-can-be pine siding on my 2k sqft cape. Stuff cracks every time you go near it, painting sucks!

    Did you do any kind of exterior insulation wrap? I hear that's popular nowadays. I was really frickin' bored this winter and read that VT conforms to the latest energy codes that now require something like 3 or 4" of insulation OUTSIDE of a 2x6 insulated wall.

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    Name drop.. what brand? Considering replacing the cheap-as-can-be pine siding on my 2k sqft cape. Stuff cracks every time you go near it, painting sucks!
    you looking for clapboards ? nearly impossible to find quarter sawn clapboards today, at least find clapboards that are sawn from 5/4 instead of 1"

    I got some decent clapboards from Middleton Building Supply (at their Middleton store a couple years ago

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    I'm fairly ignorant about what makes a good clapboard vs a bad one. But I've been getting pine siding from Seacoast Mills in Brentwood. They have a big barn full of the stuff and I usually go in with a shopping list of lengths I need for my repairs and pay by the foot. I pulled a couple of 14'ers home in my old ranger. That was a show.

    But the wood siding doesn't even last 10 years. (Maybe my prep sucks?!) I think I'm ready to go plastic. Lots of people (my father for example) can't stand plastic. I'm fine with it. Especially the stuff I see R7 putting on his stuff. ... What is it?! Solid vinyl siding of some sort. Factory painted I think. Think I'm ready to start doing my house over 1 side per year. New windows, doors and siding. Possibly 1 or 2" foam under and custom sill extensions. Maybe. I dunno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I'm fairly ignorant about what makes a good clapboard vs a bad one.
    Good clapboards are cut from the trunk of the tree in a radial pattern so that you get the maximum number of growth rings possible per piece and the most stability. Ideally they would be made from naturally rot-resistant and insect-resistant wood. I think radial-cut redwood would be about the finest clapboard that you could possibly find in the US.

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    Consider the fiber-cement style clapboards. We use them at work for new construction because they just last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Name drop.. what brand? Considering replacing the cheap-as-can-be pine siding on my 2k sqft cape. Stuff cracks every time you go near it, painting sucks!

    Did you do any kind of exterior insulation wrap? I hear that's popular nowadays. I was really frickin' bored this winter and read that VT conforms to the latest energy codes that now require something like 3 or 4" of insulation OUTSIDE of a 2x6 insulated wall.
    The brand I bought was Exteria. I tried to get a link but I get directed to http://http://www.tandobp.com/en

    Itís an impressive product in my opinion, from the thickness, the colors available, and the installation of it. My box says 50 year warranty. My days of wood siding are long over... or any products that require painting in the future. A good quality vinyl siding will last a lifetime, and all you need to do is wash it every 8-10 years.

    I did not insulate on the outside, basically my current house has all new walls, so I was able to put standard insulation in them. Some of the insulation codes for walls are laughable, when your average high end window is R 7-8 at best.

    I did cover the entire exterior wall with ice+water guard tho, mostly as a barrier against water and bugs, but itís also 100% air tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    But the wood siding doesn't even last 10 years..
    yous got clapboards cut from 1" boards rather than 5/4 boards, they are paper thin, my 5/4 clapboards are 1/8" thicker, no cracking or splitting

    there used to be a mill in Ossipee that was still making what they call quarter sawn (radial), but the mill was small and very limited supply, and I'm pretty sure it has closed down

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    You can still get quarter sawn cedar clapboards (referred to in the industry as CVG=clear vertical grain), but they are pricey. They do last forever though. Moynihan Lumber sells them.

    I don't know what raw dimensions they are milled from but they exactly match the 120yo cedar clapboards on my house, which also were quarter sawn. I think that was the only way they used to do it.

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    Re: Enjoying the new pad.

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Name drop.. what brand? Considering replacing the cheap-as-can-be pine siding on my 2k sqft cape. Stuff cracks every time you go near it, painting sucks!

    Did you do any kind of exterior insulation wrap? I hear that's popular nowadays. I was really frickin' bored this winter and read that VT conforms to the latest energy codes that now require something like 3 or 4" of insulation OUTSIDE of a 2x6 insulated wall.
    We put this stuff on our apartments almost 10 years ago. Still looks great (no one realizes its polymer, they think it’s painted) and two neighbors bought it as well. Pacific Blue.

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