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My jobsite dog, Hero

My jobsite dog, Hero

    I build straw bale homes, so it is essential to have a dog that can hold the straw down.  Helps to have one that can also keep the shade in place.    



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Re: Exploring Octagonal Roof Framing with SketchUp

Another way to do the top ("ridge") connection is to but the first two opposing rafters and nail them together. the next two would be perpendicular to those. Fill in the last four into the crouch formed by the first four. No need to make a complicated "ridge" with 8 or 16 sides. That would most likely shatter when nailed to. For the next set of rafters, you may want to install blocks down from the ridge, maybe 12" to nail the hip rafters (the 22 1/2d). You don't need that much wood at the top, actually, and too many nails weaken the connection.

Re: Concrete Paths to Energy Efficiency

Yikes! A $750,000 house is not green! Concrete contributes over 12% to global warming! Keep them small and simple, please.