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What home improvement work did you do today?

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

  1. Oct 17, 2020 at 3:33 PM
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    FlyingWolfe

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    Deck is complete with the exception of railings. Will finish it up tomorrow.
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  2. Oct 17, 2020 at 3:43 PM
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    I don't know what is prettier, the deck or the tractor :jellydance:
     
  3. Oct 17, 2020 at 4:13 PM
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    FlyingWolfe

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    B2650 TLB. That thing is my pride n joy:rolleyes:
    Most important.. it matches my inferno Tundra. Im a chick, we’re all about coordination:rofl:
     
  4. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:11 PM
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    Spent the entire day working on my downstairs pellet stove. :annoyed: The stove is only 5 years old, and i paid a pretty penny for it, but the last year or two it seems to have acquired a rusting problem. Pulled it all apart, removed all the rust i could, then painted it with high temp paint. At the end of the season last year i noticed i was losing a few pellets from the burnpot that were still burning, and shut it down for the season. :eek2: When i pulled it out today i found the pot had rusted out also.

    Anyone here with a pellet stove have rusting problems like mine? I'm thinking of maybe sealing off the flue somehow to see if that stops the rust in the off season,...any thoughts?


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  5. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:16 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11

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    Mines 22 years old and never had that issue. Is your exhaust on the side of the house or roof. If it's on the roof do you have a rain cap on it?
     
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  6. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:26 PM
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    TILLY

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    Jim, it goes out to the top of my chimney, and yes its capped. I'm thinking that maybe during the summer Months, it still might draw moisture in ?
     
  7. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11

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    John, that's how mine is and I don't have that problem.....weird.:notsure:
     
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  8. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:46 PM
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    It is weird, i bought this Quarda-Fire because the wood stove i have upstairs is a Quadra-Fire, and after 20+ years it still looks and runs like a champ. This one, not so much.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:56 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    Maybe they use cheaper steel now.
     
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  10. Oct 17, 2020 at 8:09 PM
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    Could be China. :spy: This things rusting out as fast as my last Sierra. :facepalm::)
     
  11. Oct 18, 2020 at 3:32 PM
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    ECF82F1F-980A-40BA-A903-B5BEBEA2B7F2.jpg 1C1BCA0C-C62A-4F9E-9781-7CD351A47FDE.jpg It’s (motor) Home improvement day. Full interior detail. Time to switch out all the beach gear to our desert gear. Can’t wait to ride!!!!!
     
  12. Oct 18, 2020 at 3:35 PM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 .org? Never heard of her. Staff Member

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    Out here, they’ve all be winterized lol
     
  13. Oct 18, 2020 at 3:37 PM
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    That’s no fun :)
     
  14. Oct 18, 2020 at 8:27 PM
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    Half Assed waiting for the nightmares to end

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    Vinyl flooring done in kitchen last weekend. Set lower cabinets in place this weekend and painted trim.
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  15. Oct 18, 2020 at 8:53 PM
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    LED interior lights, Baja Designs foglights, Baja Designs S8 hood bulge light bar, LED bed lights, Baja Designs S8 amber bar in bumper on Rago Fab mounts, AMP Research bedstep, Switch Pros sp-9100, tinted door windows
    Installed a Ring doorbell camera. Little piece of mind as to what goes on in front of my house at night.
     
  16. Oct 18, 2020 at 9:06 PM
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    Hats off to the lady muckin some mud! Thats some good bust arse labor. :muscleflexing:
     
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  17. Oct 19, 2020 at 8:10 AM
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    im trying to decide between RING and the NEST
     
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  18. Oct 19, 2020 at 8:33 AM
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    Moon Puppy

    Moon Puppy I'm not new!

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    Might I suggest https://www.eufylife.com/products/604/security
    Someone here suggested to me. No monthly charges unless you want cloud storage and I can hook you up with a 15% discount. :fistbump:
     
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  19. Oct 19, 2020 at 9:16 AM
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    Baja Mike

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    LED interior lights, Baja Designs foglights, Baja Designs S8 hood bulge light bar, LED bed lights, Baja Designs S8 amber bar in bumper on Rago Fab mounts, AMP Research bedstep, Switch Pros sp-9100, tinted door windows
    I went with RING simply because of Amazon Prime day.

    Come to find out there's a kind of a neighborhood watch thing with it. You can post of the video it took on the app on your phone for other RING owners to see it.
     
  20. Oct 19, 2020 at 9:51 AM
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    Fotnot

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    15% front/5% rear tint. Aftermarket remote start from JRT w/ tech12volts.com. Swingcase. LED headlights, fogs, & switchbacks. 6" ReadyLift w/ Bilstein 5125s on rears. 20x10 w/ -19 offset Hardrock Painkiller Exposed. BFG KO2 325/60R20. Front bumper spaced 1/2", removed mud flaps.
    I readjusted our french doors that are on our back porch (faces west setting sun) cuz I would see a bit of light coming through and it started tearing up the bottom door seal/membrane. while doing it, I went ahead and got some 3" screws. 75% of the hinge screws going into the casing were literally about 1/2" long. the adjustment was simply tightening uppers on one side about 1/8" and same on lowers but loosening. closes easier and no light slipping in. now to get a new bottom seal to replace old one
     
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  21. Oct 19, 2020 at 11:56 AM
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    Never heard of it
     
  22. Oct 19, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    I have the Eufy video doorbell and it works well.
     
  23. Oct 19, 2020 at 11:59 AM
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    video and picture pretty good ? post some pics maybe ?
     
  24. Oct 19, 2020 at 12:18 PM
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    I think they are good for what I need it for. I just took this screen shot for an example @2010bigdog

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  25. Oct 19, 2020 at 1:04 PM
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    I think the biggest issue with all these new doorbell and security cameras is the ‘security’ behind them since people are hacking into them more lately. Stick with a good known brand that puts effort into protecting the video feed. Obviously a doorbell or outside camera isn’t as sensitive data as an indoor camera would be but still.
     
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    My first concrete job. It’s a base for our trampoline that will be anchored down. I still have to put down a vegetation barrier and pea gravel in the middle. And it gave me an excuse to get some saint Augustine sod laid down too. This little harbor freight mixer would mix 2 80 pound bags at a time and it took 28 bags. Anything larger than this and I’ll just have a cement truck come out from now on! So sore!!!
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  27. Oct 20, 2020 at 4:30 AM
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    Records in 2k. I'll try to get some screen shots off my phone later.
     
  28. Oct 20, 2020 at 9:58 AM
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    OK....I'll ask here.
    I am looking to build some board and batten shutters on our house. Someone gave me the idea to use composite decking boards in whatever color I want. I really like the idea, especially since we plan on staying here for a long time and that would reduce my maintenance, time, etc... Problem I'm having is finding BLACK composite decking boards. These will be functioning shutters as well. I was going to put Trex composite boards on since they've had a good history from people I've known to have them and a lil bit of reasearch, but the darkest they offer is Winchester gray (a dark gray). The price was about $21/12' board. Pressure treated was about $17.75/12 board. I found one other high end brand, but they wanted about $40-$50/12' board!
    Any feedback on if Trex or a similar brand offers black or if we are going about this as a terrible idea? Anything appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  29. Oct 20, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    Trex is the most durable in the industry, but other composites have come a LONG way in the last few years.

    I love Trex for the railings and "kit" that they offer for posts and railings (like the one below).. I really like Timbertech decking right now. I don't think any makers offer full on black. The heat absorption on that could be insane, and may have some fade issues moreso than other colors. There's a lot of people that think composite is hotter, so they may not offer black in case it actually does absorb more heat. I've never found them hotter than pressure treated, except for the fact that I can walk on composite in bare feet and wouldn't do that on pressure treated after the first year or two.

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  30. Oct 20, 2020 at 10:39 AM
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    welcome aboard new guy haha. thanks for reply. i think thats the reason behind not seeing black is most cuz of heat and secondly because of possible fading. I know lots have come a long way and it seems like this may be a shot in the dark trying to find it. i'm mostly trying to find an alternative to me painting boards and all....not to mention, repainting in future. it may just come down to that anyway.
     

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