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What home improvement work did you do today?

Discussion in 'Home Improvement' started by atrinh15, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Sep 7, 2020 at 7:10 PM
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    Yup. These are all track houses built back in 1955 with only 1 hallway closet. So other than the garage, there's no storage for anything bigger than a folded sheet.
     
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    I know when I watched Flip or Flop not only was the price is unbelievable to hinks and rubes like me, but what I always notice was the small size of the bedrooms 2 and 3. When ever they staged for open house I would point out to wife that only a small bed and end table was in the room, where do the dressers and chest of drawers go.
     
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    Definitely overkill. When it comes to building materials, especially roofing, sometimes less is more if everything is installed correctly. I have seen a ton of drip edge installed just a little bit wrong which leads to problems and water damage. Layering products that aren't meant to be layered might be an issue. The ridge cap shingles look like they arent sitting flat, maybe due to the nails having to go through too many layers. Also did you do a starter coarse of shingles along the drip edge? Looks like you just started laying a normal row and its not overlapping a starter course or the drip edge. The reveal also looks off to me which may not be an issue but with roofing its best to follow the manufacturer specs of overlap, reveal, starter and ridge courses as well as underlayment requirements
     
  4. Sep 7, 2020 at 9:12 PM
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    The pool project is getting close to wrapping up - tavertine was done about a week ago and site cleanup and fence install happened late last week
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    I found out my sub that was supposed to order my RV gate fucked up and hadn't contracted that out, so I had to get to work to pass the inspection on Tuesday...
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    I was able to make some off the shelf parts from Home Depot work. The custom gate panels would have each been another 4 inches wider, so I had to get creative with the sides. I think it'll work for now.

    I also refreshed the existing side gate while I was at it
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    I also had to add springs to both gates, add spring hinges and replace the deadbolt with a knob on the back door, and cover the dog door with steel panels and one way screws... Would have been nice to know this shit more than 4 days ahead of time, but what can you do. At least I got a workout this weekend, and it was only 115 out...
     
  5. Sep 8, 2020 at 4:34 AM
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    The ridge cap shingles are more or less decorative at that point. The back side shingles went up and over the ridge then the front side shingles did too. It is just a shed after all. As long as it keeps the water out, the shingles stay on in a storm and I can safely walk on it if necessary, I’ll be happy.
     
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    Planted this plumeria a little over a week ago and it blossomed last night. I've never had this color but now it might be my favorite(these don't come in black).

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    I also have a pink one that should bloom next week, two different purples that might not bloom until spring, a pink/white/yellow and a plain white/yellow. I told my wife for years that I wanted these, she didn't like them but now she's into them more than me.
     
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    We went from a house built in 2005 with multiple closets to a home built in the 1890's with a small stairwell closet. Fortunately a previous owner opened the attic up for storage (with a spiral staircase). We figured out really quick that nearly every piece of furniture we buy has to have some kind of storage element to it.
     
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    Thanks - they can be a bit of a pain to maintain but it's completely worth it. We are thinking ours was built around 1895. It's when the original landowner purchased deed and he had 6 or 9 kids, I can't remember. So I'm thinking he didn't wait too long to build. The staircase looks like it dates back to that time frame. He was also the first Commissioner for Smithville in Bastrop County and the head of some farmer coop. Also served in Company B of 4th Texas Cavalry and was later Quartermaster for the ExConfederates of Bastrop County. I'm with you on geeking out over the home history.
     
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    I tested the new Nest Protect smoke detector out today by smoking up the house making smash burgers. Great success. I got a kick out of it when my phone alerted me that "Smoke is in the hallway. Check what's happening" before it started screaming at me. I was able to silence the Nest Protect before it went off. As the smoke cleared, the Nest sent another alert that "Smoke is clearing in the hallway".

    Pretty neat system. I'm convinced enough to buy a second one for the basement and eventually upgrade my thermostat and doorbell too.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2020 at 6:04 PM
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    Oh yeah, they are great! Not cheap but a great purchase.

    Mmmmmm. Smash burgers...
     
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    I covered the plants and winterized sprinklers for snow. ONE day of snow. Been in the 90’s and then had snow, now back to late 80’s. Oh, Colorado.
     
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    I forgot to add that we have the thermostats, the doorbell, the front door lock, and the alarm system. It's all pretty awesome. The door lock is set up so when you unlock it with the code, it turns off the alarm. It's also set up so it will auto lock itself if you have it unlocked for more than 5 minutes.
     
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    That's pretty cool. I hadn't really considered the door lock. Any idea how it would fair in -40 temperatures?
     
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    I was like "-40 temperatures..?!" and then saw you are from Alberta. Damn.

    I found this "The Nest × Yale Lock is certified ANSI/BHMA A156. 36, Grade 2. It was designed to work in outside temperatures as cold as –22° and as hot as 140°F (–30° to 60°C)*. IP65 rating* - The Nest × Yale Lock can withstand dust, rain, and snow."

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    I thought Northern Michigan got cold.
     
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    Just an update to my earlier question on countertops. Appreciate all the input. The wife and I ultimate decided on quartz for the fact it’s what we(she) liked.

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    Onwards to the next piece of the puzzle.
     
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    I have a portable back hoe that would be easier to move with another set of wheels. By having the wheels move down for a move I would not have to go through tHe process of moving the outriggers and swapping them. I purchased some square and round tubing, along with a hub, spindle and matching wheels. I dis some welding, painting and assembly. Attached are photos of my craftsmanship. The design is similar to another guys who did a YouTube video. I also added a bolt on thumb. 38244C89-EFFF-4B0B-AB38-C0679B77DE1D.jpgCA7A0F26-2ECA-4C78-9037-71867BC54D87.jpgF37A7469-6958-4879-9009-50941C84946D.jpg800BF0F9-EB73-4CBA-A67A-277E1595FCCC.jpg7408BDB5-14EA-4282-A88F-E03F9A56FDD8.jpgA933C3C2-9614-4898-9B87-C209B0152A4A.jpg82700B1E-089B-4EEA-BAE5-379A5D523E8B.jpg7FB45745-5482-42E3-8F71-409F47BB3C24.jpg
     
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    I posted this picture way back in the spring of our ugly paneled I beam cover. After several outdoor projects, I could finally return to finishing the rec. room and got the new beam up. . I pretty much just have some trim work to do and then it is finally completed.

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    Yup, it gets cold here. It doesn't hit -40 often, but it does do it every year. -15F is pretty much standard for day time temps in January and February with nights dropping to -30F and -40. Then there's the cold snaps where -40F is the day time temp and we usually get 1 or 2 nights where it hits almost -60F.
     
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    Painted the shed/barn.

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    Love these. Ours has a dark pink bloom that smells better that any perfume I have ever smelled. I wish we could bottle it, Lol
     
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    Yeah these, my pink and my white/yellow smell amazing. My white/pink/yellow doesn't have a scent at all, its odd.
     
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    Jesus, did you plastidip a shed?
     
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    LOL. Just the base and corners. It's Behr exterior paint. Firecracker red with a matte finish.
     
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    I saw the pladtidip cans in the before pictures and started to worry:eek2:
     
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    If I could have done the whole shed with two cans, I would have.
     
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    Not technically a home improvement, but it will be used within the home.

    stumbled upon some super nice oak scraps..

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    after some cutting...

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    and lots of sanding, and dremeling...

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    and a bunch more sanding, all the way to 2000 grit..

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    followed by a mineral oil bath..

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    new kitchen spoons!
     
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    92D8AD57-F1D0-4803-801A-DD2F8B77C7A0.jpg Mud room improvements. On to the washer/dryer surround next. Then caulk, sand and paint.
     
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    And then... finished product. Build out around washer dryer is next.

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    What did you use to paint this? Looks fantastic
     

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