BDA's New House


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I am posting a few pics of the new house that I am in the process of completing for the Princess and myself. It is on a large island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River along the border between Canada and the U.S.
It is a passive solar house of my own design and I have provided almost all of the labour to build it by myself, except for some of the plumbing because truth be told I hate to do plumbing work. The solarium in the last pic was up to 78 F by 10 am this morning in spite of the outside temp being below Zero F., it has a large cantilevered overhang to provide shade in the summer when the sun is higher in the sky which prevents overheating. Likewise the insulated glass doors on the 4 car garage are a solar trap and provide passive solar heat all afternoon and are a great place to start seedlings come the early spring, something like a built in greenhouse.
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BDA, it looks as though completion of the new Castle is near. Great looking home and you have every right to be proud of the hard work, time, and effort that you have invested. Also, A Very Merry Christmas to you and your Princess! Stay warm and enjoy the new castle.


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Wow, that sure is a palace your princess will fit into very comfortably.
You can be very proud of your creation.
I like the location too, no one to park in front of your driveway.
Looks like you put a lot of thought and love into it.

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Bda, I'm sorry too as I know we all are to hear this. Any spinal cord injury is serious business, but prayers that this is an injury that you'll be able to
rehab and come back 100% and pain free. God's Speed to you and your wife.


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NICE house!

A flat roof in the snowbelt? They are usually A frames right?
Snow loading isn't that great in my part of Canada, I'm on an island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River and about a mile from the Canada/US border. I could take more than 6 feet of snow piled up on my roof before there were any concerns and all of the institutional and industrial buildings in Canada have flat roofs as well, it just requires the proper engineering. The cantilevered sections are a bit more unique but I had those engineered to the same specs as the rest of the roof.


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Bda nice place you have there, hope you are feeling better been about ten years since we spoke, you were right about the excalibur l found 14k ring nice diamond ruby heart on both sides of diamond slid right on her finger perfect size miss you and the princess take care Eric prizm-pal!


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Sweet House!! Love the design! Around here Solar is a Bad Name. Lot of farmers letting in Solar Farms. Insane Money. Can Not Touch your own land for 25 years?? Any How BDA I am Pro Solar. Farmers Here just want land. My Farmer Bulldozed a Tree Down to Gain 2 Rows.