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  • #758122

    Was an interesting day , my carrier Rogers was having technical issues today , phones were not working and on and off service , I think it’s finally fixed ,

    #758125
    GTokley
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    Belleville, ON

    Was an interesting day , my carrier Rogers was having technical issues today , phones were not working and on and off service , I think it’s finally fixed ,

    It seemed to people that are in my area also.

    This happen to us a few weeks ago. This time there several carriers that went down.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #758735
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    I just check the the moisture level in my lumber. I was pretty impressed with results. The 1x10x10 boards range from 7% to 17%. I check these boards in 2 locations. About 6 inches from the end and in the middle of the board. They have been sawn for about 3 weeks.
    The 2x4x10 were 11% to 15%. When I got them they ranged from 20% to 39%. Seems like they are drying very well.

    Greg
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    #758751
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    The 1x10x10 boards range from 7% to 17%.

    That would be considered “dry” in Europe. They use wetter wood over there compared to North America, yet their end products are just as nice. Moisture level will fluctuate forever with the weather. Outdoor wood more so. Lots of 100+ year old barns still standing around this continent that were pretty wet when put up and have never seen a lick of finish on them.

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    #758753
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    The 1x10x10 boards range from 7% to 17%.

    That would be considered “dry” in Europe. They use wetter wood over there compared to North America, yet their end products are just as nice. Moisture level will fluctuate forever with the weather. Outdoor wood more so. Lots of 100+ year old barns still standing around this continent that were pretty wet when put up and have never seen a lick of finish on them.

    Really I did not that this would be consider dry in Europe. Oh know what you mean about barns. My Grandparent’s barn would be close to 100 years old. It is standing and only had few boards replaced. The original barn burnt. That is the barn in my profile picture.

    Maybe by next weekend I will start using some of that lumber for the subfloor for my shed.

    Greg
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    #758761
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Really I did not that this would be consider dry in Europe.

    Yeah, 12% in Europe for furniture where as N. America likes to get it down to about 8%.

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    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #758976
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    We are remodeling an old farmhouse. The homeowner is doing most of the demo. I saw this piece of lath and had to grab a small chunk as I had not seen this type of lath used before.

    I am familiar with the typical 1 1/2″ x 3/8 wood, the old Rock lath , Metal lath and plaster base drywall, but had not seen this one.

    It is basically a 1 x 4 with the groves cut in the face sloped down and then some gaps at the joint, between the boards, for the plaster to key into. The angled slots being sloped downward, basically act like a French cleat for the plaster to lock into.

    We have worked in many old homes but had never seen this before.

    As everything was opened up , it was interesting to see that almost every piece of lumber in the house had the label included below. All of the joists, beams and posts. We removed a 6 x 8 post in the basement with this label that will become a mantle for a fireplace. The owners father remembers this elevator and Lumber yard from years ago. I think they closed in the 60’s or earlier.

    #758984
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I saw this piece of lath and had to grab a small chunk as I had not seen this type of lath used before.

    That is an interesting piece of lathe for sure. The stamped label on the lumber is interesting as well.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #759001

    We are remodeling an old farmhouse. The homeowner is doing most of the demo. I saw this piece of lath and had to grab a small chunk as I had not seen this type of lath used before.

    I am familiar with the typical 1 1/2″ x 3/8 wood, the old Rock lath , Metal lath and plaster base drywall, but had not seen this one.

    It is basically a 1 x 4 with the groves cut in the face sloped down and then some gaps at the joint, between the boards, for the plaster to key into. The angled slots being sloped downward, basically act like a French cleat for the plaster to lock into.

    We have worked in many old homes but had never seen this before.

    As everything was opened up , it was interesting to see that almost every piece of lumber in the house had the label included below. All of the joists, beams and posts. We removed a 6 x 8 post in the basement with this label that will become a mantle for a fireplace. The owners father remembers this elevator and Lumber yard from years ago. I think they closed in the 60’s or earlier.

    Wow that’s interesting , great piece of history and nice to be able to preserve or repurpose some of those materials , especially since they hold a sentimental value , I would love to see the finished fireplace afterwards if possible

    Do you have any idea as to why or what happened to the lumber yard closing.

    #759006
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    We are remodeling an old farmhouse. The homeowner is doing most of the demo. I saw this piece of lath and had to grab a small chunk as I had not seen this type of lath used before.

    I am familiar with the typical 1 1/2″ x 3/8 wood, the old Rock lath , Metal lath and plaster base drywall, but had not seen this one.

    It is basically a 1 x 4 with the groves cut in the face sloped down and then some gaps at the joint, between the boards, for the plaster to key into. The angled slots being sloped downward, basically act like a French cleat for the plaster to lock into.

    We have worked in many old homes but had never seen this before.

    As everything was opened up , it was interesting to see that almost every piece of lumber in the house had the label included below. All of the joists, beams and posts. We removed a 6 x 8 post in the basement with this label that will become a mantle for a fireplace. The owners father remembers this elevator and Lumber yard from years ago. I think they closed in the 60’s or earlier.

    Wow that’s interesting , great piece of history and nice to be able to preserve or repurpose some of those materials , especially since they hold a sentimental value , I would love to see the finished fireplace afterwards if possible

    Do you have any idea as to why or what happened to the lumber yard closing.

    The owners wife saw the timber and decided they needed to add a fireplace to use it. I think they are still discussing it but my guess is that it will happen. He tole me I should have just thrown it away, it would have saved him about 5K if his wife had not seen it.

    #759231
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    We had a Solar Eclipse this week. I saw that someone had some really good pictures of it on social media.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #759236

    We had a Solar Eclipse this week. I saw that someone had some really good pictures of it on social media.

    Wow those are beautiful pictures 👌

    #759238
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    We had a Solar Eclipse this week. I saw that someone had some really good pictures of it on social media.

    Wow those are beautiful pictures 👌

    Yes they are that is why I copied to share.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

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