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What home improvement work did you do today?

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

  1. Apr 23, 2021 at 7:11 PM
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    Got my sprinkles in last weekend. Spread around 56 tons of top soil today. My first time operating a legitimate skidsteer. Thing made short work of this job. Used a huge garden rake to clean up the swells after these pics were taken.

    Curbing will be installed some time next week. Trying to get the fence in the next few days too and then we will hydroseed.
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  2. Apr 23, 2021 at 9:07 PM
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    Had my garage door spring brake on me. Price was 400 for new springs or 1700 for a new door that’s insulated and way better looking than the old one I’ve been wanting to replace anyways.

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  3. Apr 24, 2021 at 8:05 AM
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    I paid $350 last year for upgraded springs (15k cycles) from Continental Door Company out of Spokane. The did a great job, highly recommended.
     
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  4. Apr 24, 2021 at 2:24 PM
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    Had another company come out. They said my door (old and heavy) needed HD springs and they would replace them both. But after thinking about it I’d rather put that money into a new insulated door than just springs. The curbside appeal will improve too. Installing Tuesday
     
  5. Apr 24, 2021 at 2:30 PM
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    BravoDeltaRomeo Old Man Blue

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    4 trips to my local landscape supplier and 2 yards of 1/4 down black granite later....it's starting to look like a respectable gravel driveway...in addition to the 8y of 3/4 we already spread

    We are learning as we go. I'll get 4 more yards delivered on May long weekend and likely rent a compactor for that step. I've been compacting with hose and the truck, rolling over and over and then hand tamping areas.

    More landscape ties needed too once we build up the top layer.

    Fun stuff to do by hand.

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  6. Apr 24, 2021 at 4:27 PM
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    Previous photos showed a hole in the ground. Foundation forms being filled photos and photos of the backfilling of dirt into the foundation. This is a mainly one level house with a 500 sq ft partial basement. This will end up not having much of a back yard and a slope down. This is a contrast to our present home with mainly flat yard. Kids are grown and gone so the theme is low maintenance. The trees near the home in back will be thinned for the septic field. Im ok with the tree removal, after our present home in a forest. Trees always falling...

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  7. Apr 24, 2021 at 5:59 PM
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    Thank you, Sir! All parts of the Hill Country close to Austin or San Antonio are filling up, mostly with ticky tacky boxes. These little country lanes are sweet to visit on, but are going to be a bear to commute on with hundreds of your new neighbors.
     
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  8. Apr 25, 2021 at 7:27 PM
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    @Boosted4runner where have you been? It’s been far too long since we have seen one of your projects...
     
  9. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:36 PM
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    Gave the truck a Carolina Squat for a few hours with a yard of fresh organic compost for some new plants in the front yard (plus around a bunch of the existing ones).
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    Tried out the Harbor Freight truck bed material unloader thingy, and though I will need to make a few tweaks to it for it to really work well, it did help get the job done faster.
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    Also earned it the first legitimate scratches. Bumped the wheelbarrow up under the open tailgate a couple of times, and dropped the handle on the crank and it hit the bumper corner.
    :notsure: :itllbuffout:
     
  10. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:38 PM
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    How does that mount on there?
     
  11. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:50 PM
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    It’s an L bracket that’s on the top/inside of the tailgate on each end of the horizontal bar, and it has a second piece that bolts onto that L on the outside of the tailgate (to form a U). On the Gen3, the top of the tailgate is thicker than the U allows per the design, which is what I’ll need to modify for next time (thinking of making an extension peice for the L). Anyway, a strap then loops back atoms the underside of the tailgate to hold it onto the tailgate.

    Unroll the sheet to the back of the bed with the tailgate closed, then drop a load on top. I actually bought a tarp to lay in the bed first to reduce friction (since I have LineX) and to lay up the sides a bit to help contain what is between the wheel wells and stuff.

    When you drop the tailgate, double check the straps and then there is another strap to hook the bumper to help stabilize as you turn the crank and pull the material out to the tailgate like a conveyor.

    It’s Harbor Freight, so there is plenty of room for tweaking and improvement, but I didn’t have to actually climb into the truck to shovel anything until the very last wheelbarrow load. And there was a lot less cleanup than I usually have after a yard of compost.

    instructions:
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    and credit to @GIN•OKUMA for the recommendation. :thumbsup:
     
  12. Apr 25, 2021 at 9:26 PM
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    Small tweak to my new gate where I added some gate latches to hold it open. Been propping them open but it's killing the grass.
     
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  13. Apr 26, 2021 at 2:43 PM
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    Went shopping so I can do some serious yard work tomorrow....

    Can anyone tell me how soon I can paint pressure treated wood, which will used as a garden surround at ground level. Thanks


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  14. Apr 26, 2021 at 3:49 PM
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    RE: pressure treated wood, do you mean in regards to it drying out or something else? With it being pressure treated, you may need to do a primer first then a coat so that your paint has something to stick to. Should probably be able to do it as soon as you get home unless the wood seems "wet"
     
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  15. Apr 26, 2021 at 4:32 PM
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    I believe it's just a waiting game until it'll absorb water. Pretty much if water still beads up on it the paint won't adhere.
     
  16. Apr 26, 2021 at 4:51 PM
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    pulled 2 of 4 huge pine hedges from in front of foundation. Roots were huge. As old as the house, 1959
    bought some replacement hydrangea's and rhody
     
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  17. Apr 26, 2021 at 5:06 PM
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    if you're going to paint why get PT wood? Also, I'm not crazy about having PT wood in my garden area where I eat from....bad chemicals
     
  18. Apr 27, 2021 at 8:48 AM
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    Thought the same. Here in CA you cant even get rid of treated wood at dumps anymore because its considered hazardous. You have to get a variance permit and go to approved dump sites. Such a joke but speaks to the amount and type of chemicals they are using.
     
  19. Apr 27, 2021 at 8:48 AM
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    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Pressure treated wood is usually heavy when first purchased and needs some time to dry out. When it dries out, it tends to warp, twist, etc. If you are going to paint the wood anyway, I would get kiln dried wood where you can pick out straight pieces. I only use PT wood for ground contact projects.
     
  20. Apr 27, 2021 at 8:52 AM
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    Priced out some wood for two 3'x6'x16" flowerbeds... Local lumber shop quoted me $800 for cedar, $450 for juniper. Went to Home Depot... Came to about $300. Called the wife, she said abort mission.

    Guess that means our deck this spring is out of the question with those prices :(
     
  21. Apr 27, 2021 at 8:53 AM
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    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Lumber prices are crazy high everywhere currently.
     
  22. Apr 27, 2021 at 8:55 AM
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    For sure. I get it. It just sucks as we held off last year since we figured it would be a wet winter and the price has since doubled. We're now back to looking at a stone patio because what seemed like an outrageous purchase is now reasonable.
     
  23. Apr 27, 2021 at 8:57 AM
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  24. Apr 27, 2021 at 11:29 AM
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    We are putting in a pool in 6 months (signed contract and put deposit down Friday). I was going to build a pergola once done, but the prices of wood are so freakin high that we are most likely gonna wait until the prices drop a bit. Especially since I'm thinking on doing one about 35'x15'
     
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    Spent some money on a new garage door. Insulated too which is nice. Just shows how much we need to paint our house lol.
    Old HEAVY wood door
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    new LIGHT and insulated steel door
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  26. Apr 27, 2021 at 11:40 AM
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    THAT GRASS THO!:thumbsup:
     
  27. Apr 27, 2021 at 11:50 AM
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    lol, that was the end of last year....I need some time to get there again as I haven't turned on the water yet this spring.
     
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    I kinda figured. haha
     
  29. Apr 27, 2021 at 12:10 PM
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    I got enormously lucky.

    1. Bought some cedar fence posts and planking last year and got lazy as hell and never did it.
    2. A friend owns a mill and just gave me what has to be at least about $1500 or so in oak/cedar boards (1' x 8' x 12 or so) for free.

    Actual pic of me walking out to the shed to do some woodworking:

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  30. Apr 27, 2021 at 12:26 PM
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    Using PT wood for vegetable garden or just flowers? I'd use a good ground-contact wood like juniper or cypress and leave it natural. Don't want those chemicals in my veggies...
     
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