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    "With his uncanny ability to balance logs on rocks, Cleetus soon became a valuable member of the building crew."
    Funny, like a Gary Larson cartoon.

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    Yabba Dabba Do...........


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    I see no sway in the beams the rocks are supporting so they seem to be doing the job they were intended. If stones, lets be politically correct, are not excellent building materials we would still be living in twig huts and caves, wait, caves were essentially stone houses. Curious to what you put in your report.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    Curious to what you put in your report.
    1. Fix the leak and lay down a poly vapour barrier.

    2. Hope for the best. No earthquakes, no dinosaur attacks.

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    Sticks and stones may break your bones................but the again it might hold for 100 years.


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    I think you should have showed the broker where the bathroom was.

    Funny, to set a nice joist system on top of the tree that fell behind the house.

    BC rules!!! That'll work eh?


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    I improved your pic...


    "Typical girder failure, due to stacked rock piers without benefit of Simpson Stone and Rock Clips"... not that unusual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    2. Hope for the best. No earthquakes, no dinosaur attacks.
    And no fat relatives moving quickly from side to side....

    I've done a bunch of cabins/shacks at nearby Mount Hood and they're pretty much all built like that. Honestly, a failure that would bring it down is the least of your worries. Realistically, the floors will cave in from all the wood beetle damage first.


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