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What home improvement work did you do today?

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

  1. May 9, 2021 at 7:32 PM
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    Backslider

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    I built this gazebo kit. Looking for a nice outdoor furniture seating set and a propane fireplace to plop underneath it.

    Curbing happening on the 12th. Fence and gates on the 15th and 16th. Hydroseed on the 18th. We can actually walk on the grass by Independence Day.

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  2. May 9, 2021 at 7:34 PM
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    AZTundra No Longer a New Member

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    Minor item this weekend updating the aluminum door seals in the master bathroom and front door to bronze door seals to match the door trim. Also picked up and hung a nice mirror from Lowe's.

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  3. May 9, 2021 at 8:53 PM
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    CodyP Such a n00b

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    these are so cool. I wish I had the talent to make one. Though I'm sure my wife wouldn't share in the appreciation of it lol
     
  4. May 9, 2021 at 10:28 PM
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    Got the first of several Wyze Cams installed. So far happy with color night vision. Got a outdoor ceiling fan installed at my parents house and helped my dad assemble his new Traeger. No pics but it’s sweet!
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  5. May 10, 2021 at 7:39 AM
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    About to lay wall tiles and floor tiles and I'm wondering, would Versabond medium bed mortar be sufficient for 24x48 tiles? or do you guys have any other recommendations?
     
  6. May 10, 2021 at 9:45 AM
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    1. Nice color tundra:thumbsup::fistbump:
    2. Link to cameras?
    3. How was install?

    TIA
     
  7. May 10, 2021 at 5:57 PM
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    That is some sweet ass talent. Taking "trash" and making it treasure. Well done, well done!!
     
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  8. May 10, 2021 at 9:42 PM
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    Wife paid our contractor some $$$ to get our projects started around the house. Adding 200sf by turning a patio into a family room, and other miscellaneous things around the house that are beyond my skill set. House was built in ‘77 and they never finished the skylight drywall. Just put a wooden frame and some translucent material to filter the light. Also, he’ll be installing a new front door and storm door. Can’t wait for it all to be completed.
     
  9. May 10, 2021 at 10:49 PM
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    gosolo “The .com stands for communist”, Dale Gribble

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    2"CB shackles, bushings and 1 shim, lockerdown console vault, rear folding seat back mod, snugtop shell with opening side windows, 46g fuel tank, SDHQ sliders and hidden winch, Decked Drawers, Alcan leaf springs and got rid of the interior chrome
    I’m enjoying my little over head hoist! Built the platform today for lifting stuff up to the mezzanine. 2915B0CC-C949-41CB-AE13-C9CE644A918E.jpgmy old broken and fused back is hollerin HALLELUJAH!
     
  10. May 11, 2021 at 6:14 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 Let’s color match it

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    Working on this kitchen remodel. Walls aren’t plumb, ceiling droops, and the slab is lumpy. Not to mention the whole kitchen was on a single circuit. This manufactured home was just thrown together.
    Before pic and progress pic.
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  11. May 11, 2021 at 7:50 PM
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    Red doors, mirrors?
    waddya runnin a bordello?
     
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  12. May 11, 2021 at 8:12 PM
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    E4669FC3-D30B-473B-AE9A-9F24165467B7.jpg C0B4BFF3-4C0E-4386-A146-EA7A305B4FEF.jpg 16CDA49C-AB1C-4401-9EDB-DDF3B22D3C8F.jpg 16E099D1-60AC-49A7-BEFC-C0528826EAC4.jpg Made some big progress today with the rolling gate, I’ve got a roller! My neighbor walking their dog saw me struggling with it trying to move it on a skateboard and helped me roll it into the backyard. Tomorrow I will weld on the rollers on the tall upright, and lock in my close stop post and make a closing guide for that end as well. 22 60# bags in the curb, 16g 1 1/2” sq mains and 22g corrugated. A smidge under 7’ and over 13’ long.
     
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  13. May 11, 2021 at 9:27 PM
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    Goodyear UltraTerrain AT 275/70/r18, Stoptech Cryo Slotted Rotors/Hawk LTS Pads, DECKED, and lots more!
    Thanks hahaha. Cameras are Wyze Cam and this is the new v3. Install all it needs is hardwired micro usb power. Since my soffit is vented to the attic just ran a fish tape up, crawled up in attic and found it. Pulled with a 26ft micro usb cable to an existing outlet by the garage door opener.

    Cams, usb extension cable, and mounts all readily available on Amazon. I also put a 32gb micro SD card in the camera so I can set mine up for continuous recording to the card 24/7. The mount isn’t my favorite but works. I may just mount the rest with the base it comes on and with a single screw and washer into the soffit, seems like I will get the same adjustability and will look a little cleaner. I may do that still with the currently installed one, haven’t decided yet

    Wyze Cam v3 1080p HD... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R59YH7W?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    MENEEA 26FT 3 Pack Power... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GRMCT89?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    MENEEN for Wyze Cam v3/Wyze Cam... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BRJMP3K?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
     
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    Put lots and lots of wood putty in nail holes in the trim that the half ass carpenter that built my house couldn't be bothered to fill and sand. WTAF.... Later this week I get to sand it all and paint the trim an actual trim color, as they decided spraying every single surface in the house with flat beige would be acceptable...
     
  15. May 12, 2021 at 7:40 PM
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    Got some curbing installed!

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  16. May 12, 2021 at 8:21 PM
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    So my 83 yr old mom needed a walk in shower,(us kids suggested it). She started tearing the wallpaper off in 2017 for a new Reno. From now to then was a major surgerie, dad and dementia, then nursing home then passed away. Another major surgery then a pandemic. Gezzz so I decided to do it so I could save money by not doing a project on my house (project junkie).

    Well if you put in a new shower, you might as well pull the wall paper and paint. If you paint you might as well do the ceiling too. Well if you do that you might as well replace the countertop and sink, if you do that you might as well sand stain seal cabinets and bring them back to original. Awe heck new floors. Well If I sand this bathroom I might as well do the other bathroom too.
    Keep in mind I was trying to save her as much money as possible for the most bang for the buck.
    House was build in 1970, these are the original cabinets, believe it or not they are just ply wood but those cabinets and drawers are really solid and we built.

    and yes mom was extremely happy!

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  17. May 12, 2021 at 8:26 PM
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    Very nice - sorry to hear about your dad.
     
  18. May 12, 2021 at 8:46 PM
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    Looks great!
     
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  19. May 12, 2021 at 8:52 PM
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    Thanks for reminding me. I need to put a new starter capacitor on order. A condenser fan motor might be a good idea as well as I think ours is about 18 years old.
     
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    Put some flower beds together, bought some pavers to figure out what patio we are going to put in. Home Depot seemed to have a huge overstock on everything... Curious if their stock shipments are finally catching up.
     
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    There is a great deal of home improvement I did a year ago including kitchen ledge substitution, cupboard redesign, rooftop substitution, tile establishment, window establishment, and a few small scale makeovers. Every one of the redesigns merits speculation which even expanded the resale worth of my home. Be that as it may, the best thing I could possibly do was to rebuild my outside. My outside region was very straightforward and ugly. In this way, I added some new plants and blossoms, made a little outside kitchen, and figured out how to finish the porch for certain beautifying components. These augmentations amazingly assisted me with improving the control allure of my outside, so I think this was the best thing to specify in the rundown.
     
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    Someone will know the answer to this. We moved into our new(to us) house yesterday and when we went to plug in the dryer, we can't. Both the plug and the outlet are 4 prong, but different types. I've been trying to figure out what type I have, but can't get a clear answer. Not sure what I need to buy. I see they make converters but don't see the type I'd use. Also looks like there is some corrosion on my current plug.

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    i think @War Machine is proficient in this type of stuff....
    jason?
     
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    This is a very simple fix. Should only cost you $20 or less to install a new four prong pigtail connection on your dryer. Newer electrical code requires there to be a separate neutral and separate ground thus leading to the four prong plug. You can find multiple videos and articles explaining and showing you how to change your dryer pigtail to the four prong plug to fix this and get your appliance up to the newer electrical code requirements.
     
  25. May 13, 2021 at 6:06 AM
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    Looks like a 3 wire outlet, not 4. I bet that middle hole doesn't have any terminals in it. Get you one of these:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-6-ft-3-Prong-30-Amp-Dryer-Cord-WX09X10004/203497480
     
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    My dryer pigtail is already the more modern 4 prong design. The house was built in 91 so I think it's the outlet that is dated.
    I think you're correct. I just looked at the outlet again and that middle hole is just plastic inside. Confusing appearance at first. Looks like I'd just need to pop the cover off the back of the dryer and install the new cord?
     
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    I haven’t seen a 4 prong dryer receptacle with one of the prongs being in the center like that before. Are you sure it’s not just a hole for a screw or something?

    Regardless, you’ll need to pull that receptacle out and see if there are four wires there. A lot of older houses only have three.

    If there are four wires, then just get a new four prong dryer receptacle and swap it out. The one that matches your plug will be a Pass and Seymour # 3864 or equal.

    If there are only three wires, you’ll have to swap both the plug and receptacle out to 3 prong devices that match.
    Code calls for 4 wire, but most older homes only have three. We had a 3 wire receptacle at our old house, and a 4 wire at our new one. It was just a matter of changing the dryer cord on the unit.

    Please don’t use an adapter / converter. It’s asking for trouble.
     
  28. May 13, 2021 at 6:20 AM
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    Welcome! Would love to see some pictures of the makeovers.
     
  29. May 13, 2021 at 6:20 AM
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    Yep, that’s your answer. You posted that while I was typing my response. Easy swap out. Most new dryers don’t include the cord for this reason. They don’t know which you have.
     
  30. May 13, 2021 at 6:28 AM
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    Thanks Jason. It seems it's safer to use the 4 prong style but 3 isn't necessarily dangerous? I imagine there are still millions of homes using the 3 prong outlet.
     
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