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Question: Do you have a "dream home," steamy or otherwise?
A classic Victorian house.
"Retro-modern" house.
Old Gothic church.
Remote cabin.
Old farmhouse.
A liveaboard boat.
An underground or cave house.
A castle/palace.
A small studio apartment.
An RV so I can travel to more SP cons.
An airship.
Gypsy wagon.
A tent.
A craftsman style house.
A tower (silo, windmill, lighthouse, ATC, etc...)
I have no dreams.
Microhome.  3/26/16

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« Reply #100 on: October 12, 2012, 04:07:08 am »

Here is a shot of my dream house as I prepare for an Open House for my art work.

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« Reply #101 on: October 13, 2012, 12:37:31 am »

Here is a shot of my dream house as I prepare for an Open House for my art work.



what are those bell/lantern things out front? (on the left hand side)
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« Reply #102 on: October 13, 2012, 02:41:36 am »

Lots and lots of bells.  It has been a busy month.  Got a lot made.
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« Reply #103 on: October 14, 2012, 12:54:55 am »

Correct me if I'm wrong but - bells made from old oxygen and acetylene cylinders? What an altogether fascinating and ingenious idea!

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« Reply #104 on: October 14, 2012, 03:45:59 am »

Correct me if I'm wrong but - bells made from old oxygen and acetylene cylinders? What an altogether fascinating and ingenious idea!

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I make bells out of basically any kind of tank.  Some are easier to get than others and some have better sound than others.  I also turn tanks into, vases, mailboxes, teapots, mugs, umbrella stands, candle holders, fire pits, and much more. By the numbers, I make more bells than anything else.

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« Reply #105 on: October 14, 2012, 09:21:09 am »

Where do you get your tanks? I've been wanting to make some bells for a long time but the only tank I have is one that I found out int he woods on my property about twenty five years ago and I'm pretty sure its filled with chlorine gas so I've been a little cautious about just venting it.
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« Reply #106 on: October 14, 2012, 09:33:00 am »

Where do you get your tanks? I've been wanting to make some bells for a long time but the only tank I have is one that I found out int he woods on my property about twenty five years ago and I'm pretty sure its filled with chlorine gas so I've been a little cautious about just venting it.

I have the same question, how do you clean your tanks?
for example an empty fire extinguisher or something like that. How do you know it`s safe?
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« Reply #107 on: October 14, 2012, 01:52:10 pm »

Compressed gas tanks can be VERY dangerous.  Unless you know what was in the tank and know what you are doing, you should not go about cutting them.  I have had 7 close calls in 21 years.  Three of them because I didn't know what was in them or wasn't sure.  This is probably not the best thread to get into it.  I'll put up a more detailed discussion in the How to Section of Tactile later today hopefully.
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« Reply #108 on: October 14, 2012, 02:55:51 pm »

That would be splendid Sir Maets. I am very curious.
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« Reply #109 on: October 14, 2012, 03:20:26 pm »

Put a little up in the How to section.  Happy to answer questions.  goto: http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,37756.new.html#new
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« Reply #110 on: October 17, 2012, 06:57:59 pm »

As of last Friday I found out that we got to move into a new house.  At least my wife invited me to come along when she decided that we were moving to a new house.   Roll Eyes  It is a very nice, roomy, well maintained A-frame and I shall try and take pictures to post soon.  It is not really light when I leave for work or get home at this time of year here.   A-frames are not on the dream home poll options but they are not a bad idea here.  Any ideas how to steam an A-frame chalet?   It already has LOTS of wall hanging nails and hooks.  I have started to change out light fixtures (and insulate it better). 
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« Reply #111 on: October 29, 2012, 08:24:06 pm »

I am curious which sort of "Underground Home" folks are thinking of?  Cave?  Old mine?  Just more than one basement level?  Converted missile silo?  Buried house like this?

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« Reply #112 on: October 30, 2012, 02:39:33 am »

I'm thinking mutliple subbasements connected into a network of tunnels and artificial caverns, but I'd also go for an intact Titan I complex. Mines are nice, but by law (at least in Canada) they have to be carefully maintained after they're abandoned, so it would be hard to occupy one in secret, and an unmaintained mine would be too full of water and collapsing tunnels.
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« Reply #113 on: October 30, 2012, 02:54:14 am »

Regardless of house specifics, I want a library, complete with a false bookcase door and a hidden chamber behind.  Not sure what that chamber will be - probably my workspace / secret laboratory.

The house I want has the perfect room for this.  It was purposed as an office last I saw, but it does have a large closet room that would work well for what I want to do.  Now, all I have to do is save up for the house once it goes back on market. Wink
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« Reply #114 on: October 31, 2012, 01:03:23 am »

I am curious which sort of "Underground Home" folks are thinking of?  Cave?  Old mine?  Just more than one basement level?  Converted missile silo?  Buried house like this?




Whose are the graves?
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« Reply #115 on: October 31, 2012, 02:12:09 am »

I am curious which sort of "Underground Home" folks are thinking of?  Cave?  Old mine?  Just more than one basement level?  Converted missile silo?  Buried house like this?




Whose are the graves?
Building Inspectors'. Wink
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« Reply #116 on: October 31, 2012, 03:43:55 pm »

I am curious which sort of "Underground Home" folks are thinking of?  Cave?  Old mine?  Just more than one basement level?  Converted missile silo?  Buried house like this?




Whose are the graves?
Building Inspectors'. Wink


That's weird, graves in the front yard.  Huh

A bit less romantic, but still half buried are these:
http://goo.gl/maps/Gil6j

from the other side:
http://goo.gl/maps/HHAaf

They are in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. I've also seen them in Tilburg, the Netherlands.
Not a pretty sight, I must admit, but just to show it is possible and legal.
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« Reply #117 on: October 31, 2012, 07:31:56 pm »

I thought that if you dug a whole in the Netherlands it would sink.   Wink

I am honestly impressed with the Netherlands success reclaiming Doggerland



One of my TN neighbors had an underground log cabin.  Basically the south side was log and the rest buried. 
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« Reply #118 on: November 01, 2012, 01:39:36 am »

That's weird, graves in the front yard.  Huh
Those aren't really graves, BB. They look to me like a raised-bed garden.
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« Reply #119 on: November 01, 2012, 09:34:44 am »

That's weird, graves in the front yard.  Huh
Those aren't really graves, BB. They look to me like a raised-bed garden.

That's even weirder. Lettuce and carrots from the afterlife.  Wink (I knew that, you know.)

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I watched Discovery channel a while ago. There was a documentory about the palm island in Dubai. The narrator was talking how elaborate and gigantic this man made marvel is. Then I meisured the diameter on google earth, 7,4km. Then I meisured Flevoland, a reclaimed province in the Netherlands, made in the 1940's. Size 20km by 52km. (Been there, done that.  Wink)
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« Reply #120 on: November 01, 2012, 11:37:50 am »

That's weird, graves in the front yard.  Huh
Those aren't really graves, BB. They look to me like a raised-bed garden.

That's even weirder. Lettuce and carrots from the afterlife.  Wink
I'm suddenly reminded once again of the "screaming carrots" scene from Margaret Attwood's The Edible Woman (a scene which, incidentally, permanently cured me of any incipient inclinations toward vegetarianism.)
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« Reply #121 on: November 04, 2012, 10:06:55 am »

Coming from Kent I'd love to live in an Oast House. Otherwise a converted water mill or a nice Georgian property.

Alas I'm unlikely to have the funds to ever manage this, but it's nice to dream.
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« Reply #122 on: November 05, 2012, 10:52:56 pm »

I've always dreamed of living in a house with a tower- preferably with a small library in it so I can sit up there and read and look out over (hopefully) acres of land Smiley But I guess I'm pretty lucky in that I live in a Victorian house, complete with some original features.
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« Reply #123 on: November 05, 2012, 11:20:38 pm »

Bigger than a home, but inspiring if scaled down.





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« Reply #124 on: November 07, 2012, 10:31:59 am »

I am curious which sort of "Underground Home" folks are thinking of?  Cave?  Old mine?  Just more than one basement level?  Converted missile silo?  Buried house like this?




Not sure we have missile silos in the UK to convert but we do have underground public toilets. Architect Laura Clark, converted one in London which was featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, a new programme on Channel 4 on how people develop small spaces for living, working or relaxing in. This seems to be a new trend in the UK for TV presenters on how to be relevant in the current climate. So, TV cooks like The Hairy Bikers and Nigella Lawson are doing slimming cooking, Jamie is doing frugal and architectural programmes are doing 'shed living' - Kevin McCloud's 'Grand Designs'  - or small spaces like George Clarke!

Small spaces appeal, I will have to downsize soon I guess...
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