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by KDnR
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Oil hit.... -$40 today
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

Oil hit.... -$40 today

Once in a lifetime event!
by KDnR
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 172
Views: 29006

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

interesting. I worked as a roofer too when in high school and couple years in university. coming from a northern climate, you can apreciate my natural recoil at the sight of "flat" roofs of any sort. in that area it is probably fine, but they insist on trying to transplant those to southern Chile. ...
by KDnR
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 172
Views: 29006

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

what is that? It is waterproof and weatherproof coating that is very flexible and could be walked upon. I started my career in construction working as a roofer and for several years had a company mostly doing that. I have seen and used lots of different product. In my opinion this is the best thing...
by KDnR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 172
Views: 29006

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Primer and the first layer of Flexicoat are in place.
by KDnR
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 172
Views: 29006

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Sporadically follow this thread. Since this is evidently being built to a high standard, would just add a comment. Add a small central wiring closet and run plenty of data cables back to it from all over. Just Google "Smart House Wiring" The sort of people who are willing to pay for decent construc...
by KDnR
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 172
Views: 29006

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

I actually don't think it is optional, as the house built with metal studs and structure. You simply would never be able to insulate it fully with say rigid foam board. the heat or cold would always ghost through the metal studs in to the interior. in that region with blown foam, you will probably ...
by KDnR
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 172
Views: 29006

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

I'm also interested in the cost-effectiveness of using that kind of foam. My understanding is that you're building this house somewhere in the O'Higgins region, so it won't face harsh winters. Yeah, there's the whole thermal efficiency factor, but I'm a bit unsure if this isn't overkill. So I would...
by KDnR
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Don't be scared, be prepared.
Replies: 77
Views: 11896

Re: Don't be scared, be prepared.

Good point. When they limit how much you can buy at the time they just force you to go there often
by KDnR
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 172
Views: 29006

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

As you can see, we are using double-wall construction with a gap between boards and the first wall and then between walls. Then we spray plenty of foam insulation. That will give us about R50 rating on insulation, passive house standards. When I am walking on the roof it feels like I am walking on c...
by KDnR
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 172
Views: 29006

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Life goes on and while the world is dying out of fear, I keep working on my house. Took 6 days to insulate the roof and one wall between the garage and the house. Could not finish more, we are out of MgO boards and my container was stuck since the new year. It is on the way now, but we are losing a ...
by KDnR
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Don't be scared, be prepared.
Replies: 77
Views: 11896

Re: Don't be scared, be prepared.

admin wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:22 am

seems like the environmental nazis seen the word "ozone", and have outlawed even the discussion or study of it.
Interesting idea. If it was outlawed, means it is effective