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    House building supperstitons?

    A question for the astute people of Foo. A friend is building a new house and the question came up pertaining to about what you place under the door sill of a new house.We had the feeling that there were three items that are traditionally placed in situ during construction.We came up with two,an rusty iron nail to ward off witches and evil spirits and a silver coin to invite wealth into your home. But we couldn't think of the third, Please help us with this connumdrum.

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    You can't say "connumdrum" on Foo! Shame.

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    Whatever you do, don't bury under your house the corpses of the people killed by the guns your husband made.

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    you bury them under the gazbo
    http://www.thebicyclingguitarist.net.../bios/bike.gif about to start winter quarter , enjoying school so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Whatever you do, don't get rabbited lintels or a zhuz zhuz water softener.
    fixed it for Mr. Blandings
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    Kokanee beer cap ... to ward off the prudes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsehabanero View Post
    you bury them under Flash Bazbo
    fixed the gazebo
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    A crushed PBR can
    "Never send a monkey to do a man's job." ~ Captain Leo Davidson ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    fixed it for Mr. Blandings
    No fewer than four bathrooms. I refuse to endanger the lives of my children.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Asians use these mirrors. They come in all sizes. The smallest I've seen was about three inches for the whole thing.

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    I've heard of people finding a worn pair of children's shoes in walls of old houses (not the houses of child eaters -- homes built in the early 1900s). Apparently the shoes help increase the growth of your wealth.


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    If anyone ever asks you if you really believe those things really do bring you wealth or ward off evil spirits, you can reply like Neils Bohr (Danish nobel laureate in physics 1922) did when someone was shocked by seeing a horseshoe over his doorway and asked him if he really believed in such superstitions: "Of course not ... but I am told it works even if you don't believe in it."

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    Every log home I've had the privelege to erect we put a fresh cut branch tacked to the highest eave.

    I have no idea whether it brings luck, but it's been interesting to watch the guy ride up on the crane ball to tack it there.
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    uh huh huh, word said "erect"
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    the souls of all the people that you feel have wronged you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    A crushed ant....as warning to the others.

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    I too have heard of the fresh cut branch on the highest rafter/eve, can't remember where it comes from though.

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    Termite eggs.

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    ...and build the whole thing on a slab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Termite eggs.
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    ...and build the whole thing on a slab.
    Now you're getting personal.
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    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    I like to use sill seal, others use tar paper. You can use either, but use something.

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    one silver coin (pure silver)

    hair of a mountain goblin


    blood of a black pig


    a plastic doll baby
    I like fat bikes
    and I cannot lie.

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    I myself am VERY superstitious. Back when there was enough carpentry work to be done that I was doing a lot of it, I always liked to kill a hobo with my Estwing before we started building any sizable house.


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