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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #160 on: November 04, 2017, 10:28:46 am »
 We have a sawmill in town which makes it cheaper, and I used to work there

Wat doen jy nou Immi?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #161 on: November 04, 2017, 04:43:48 pm »
We have a sawmill in town which makes it cheaper, and I used to work there

Wat doen jy nou Immi?

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #162 on: November 05, 2017, 06:50:36 pm »
We have a sawmill in town which makes it cheaper, and I used to work there

Wat doen jy nou Immi?

Werk by n pulp mill
Oh ok ek't gedog dis een en dieselfde plek. Vorige plek het jy dus mooi hout gemaak en by die plek fok jy dit op. :P :lol8:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #163 on: November 07, 2017, 02:18:46 am »
Korrek. Ons gaan deur n moerse klomp hout per dag.



Dan voer ons dit deur 5 van hierdie menere...



Dan sit ons "eleven herbs and spices" by en eindig met die....






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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #164 on: November 07, 2017, 06:53:42 am »
Wit Goud :thumleft:

I WOULD RATHER BE AN HONEST ASSHOLE .... THAN A FLIPPEN LIAR !   


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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #165 on: November 07, 2017, 07:43:21 am »
Dan voer ons dit deur 5 van hierdie menere...

Hoe lyk so 'n 14kV 10,000kW motor?
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #166 on: November 08, 2017, 06:43:06 pm »
Dan voer ons dit deur 5 van hierdie menere...

Hoe lyk so 'n 14kV 10,000kW motor?





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Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #167 on: November 08, 2017, 06:46:12 pm »
Drywall going up! These guys don't mess around. It's pretty cool how they do it.








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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #168 on: November 10, 2017, 03:23:12 am »
Slapping the drywall up is the easy bit.


Taping, mudding, and texture is what I found to be the hard part.


Especially the texture... why work so hard to get a nice smooth finish, then fuck it up with a dust-gathering "texture" finish?  :patch:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #169 on: November 10, 2017, 05:31:07 am »
What do you guys use for the drywalling?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #170 on: November 10, 2017, 12:14:04 pm »
Slapping the drywall up is the easy bit.

Taping, mudding, and texture is what I found to be the hard part.

Especially the texture... why work so hard to get a nice smooth finish, then fuck it up with a dust-gathering "texture" finish?  :patch:

A builder I knew years ago had a technique for paint on additions and alterations.
He had the paint supplier mix well-washed fine silica sand into the primer coat.
Applied with a roller, this gave a stippled finish that would cover and totally conceal
imperfections in the texture of finishes between old and new plaster rendering.  :thumleft:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #171 on: November 13, 2017, 07:35:03 pm »
Looking really good there! Almost ready to use... You just made it with the look of the snow outside. We had a bit of snow last Thursday, just enough for the Canadians to forget how to drive. Saw multiple cars off the road and crashed through barriers. Winter driving is going to be interesting!
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #172 on: November 14, 2017, 04:47:15 am »
Looking really good there! Almost ready to use... You just made it with the look of the snow outside. We had a bit of snow last Thursday, just enough for the Canadians to forget how to drive. Saw multiple cars off the road and crashed through barriers. Winter driving is going to be interesting!
So far we only had about 2 inches of snow, and( mild) temps just touching -15C at night.
The best advice I got for winter driving was "when you begin to slide, take your feet of the pedals, sit back, relax, cover your face and brace for impact".  O0
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #173 on: November 14, 2017, 07:48:04 am »
Looking really good there! Almost ready to use... You just made it with the look of the snow outside. We had a bit of snow last Thursday, just enough for the Canadians to forget how to drive. Saw multiple cars off the road and crashed through barriers. Winter driving is going to be interesting!
So far we only had about 2 inches of snow, and( mild) temps just touching -15C at night.
The best advice I got for winter driving was "when you begin to slide, take your feet of the pedals, sit back, relax, cover your face and brace for impact".  O0
Or wear a helmet?  :lol8:

No snow chains or suchlike?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #174 on: November 14, 2017, 04:17:23 pm »
Looking really good there! Almost ready to use... You just made it with the look of the snow outside. We had a bit of snow last Thursday, just enough for the Canadians to forget how to drive. Saw multiple cars off the road and crashed through barriers. Winter driving is going to be interesting!
So far we only had about 2 inches of snow, and( mild) temps just touching -15C at night.
The best advice I got for winter driving was "when you begin to slide, take your feet of the pedals, sit back, relax, cover your face and brace for impact".  O0
Or wear a helmet?  :lol8:

No snow chains or suchlike?
Chains are more for getting unstuck or getting up a steep incline, and not really designed for highway driving. We do get studded tires with little spikes in them. But they are really only for places with poorly maintained roads that do not get plowed often. Some cities and towns ban them because of the damage they do to the roads. Our best defence is proper winter tires (very soft compound and different tread patterns) and common sense
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #175 on: November 14, 2017, 04:24:21 pm »
( mild) temps just touching -15C at night.

Nee wat jy is n hopeless case en jy het alreeds brain freeze opgedoen as -15 mild is!!! :o

Jeez immigrant I would not be able to function in cold like that!! :eek7:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #176 on: November 15, 2017, 07:40:58 pm »
( mild) temps just touching -15C at night.

Nee wat jy is n hopeless case en jy het alreeds brain freeze opgedoen as -15 mild is!!! :o

Jeez immigrant I would not be able to function in cold like that!! :eek7:

To be honest I thought the same before we moved here. But after hitting -16 the other day I must say it was not bad... Thing with it is this, in SA 0 outside is 0 inside. Here it is -16 out, but the buildings here are made to keep the heat in. So it was just 17 inside without the furnace going. Clothes also made for this winter. I only had jeans on the other day when it was so cold and could easily go from car to building without freezing.

Time will tell though. Winter has not hit hard this side of Canada yet. Andrew is on the front line...
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #177 on: November 15, 2017, 09:08:26 pm »
Just discovered your thread Immigrant.  Very nice addition to your home.

Are you certain you own enough Yamaha's?   :imaposer:  I believe I see:

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Yamaha Sport ATV
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #178 on: November 15, 2017, 09:21:00 pm »
Just discovered your thread Immigrant.  Very nice addition to your home.

Are you certain you own enough Yamaha's?   :imaposer:  I believe I see:

Yamaha R1 w/ Cross-Plane Crank
Yamaha FZ 6 or 7
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Yamaha Super Tenere
Yamaha Grizzly ATV
Yamaha Sport ATV
Yamaha Nytro snowmobile

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #179 on: November 15, 2017, 09:41:06 pm »
( mild) temps just touching -15C at night.

Nee wat jy is n hopeless case en jy het alreeds brain freeze opgedoen as -15 mild is!!! :o

Jeez immigrant I would not be able to function in cold like that!! :eek7:

To be honest I thought the same before we moved here. But after hitting -16 the other day I must say it was not bad... Thing with it is this, in SA 0 outside is 0 inside. Here it is -16 out, but the buildings here are made to keep the heat in. So it was just 17 inside without the furnace going. Clothes also made for this winter. I only had jeans on the other day when it was so cold and could easily go from car to building without freezing.

Time will tell though. Winter has not hit hard this side of Canada yet. Andrew is on the front line...

Time spent in the cold and activity also play a big role.
Jeans, t-shirt and ski jacket was enough at -18C for about 30min but then we were walking between pubs.
Getting shoes and pants wet at 0C is also not a problem as they dry out in minutes when you are back in a warm building.
Spending time in a 10-15C house with tile floors without doing anything you soon start to feel the cold.