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What home improvement work did you do today?

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

  1. May 13, 2021 at 6:31 AM
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    War Machine

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    Pretty much any house over 20 years or so old is going to have 3 prong. I’ve never heard of anyone going through the trouble to change it in an older house. I personally had it that way for 20 years in my old house with no issues.
     
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  2. May 13, 2021 at 6:35 AM
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    Used to be they combined the common and ground on dryer outlets. Code changed to require the ground to be separated which led to the 4-wire plug. Yes, millions of houses out there have 3-wire without issue… if you were re-wiring or doing a remodel to move or upgrade your laundry room you’d need to run a 4-wire back to the panel, but otherwise just get a 3-prong pigtail and roll with it.
     
  3. May 13, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    This has been answered, but I’d like to add checking the voltages with a multimeter if you are proficient with one. Just a double check.
     
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  4. May 13, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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    Came home to some new French doors.
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  5. May 13, 2021 at 5:23 PM
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    Got two new zones valved and started trenching for our backyard. Will get PVC and the new sprinkler heads installed in the morning. My back is pissed.

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  6. May 13, 2021 at 9:39 PM
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    Had an overhead fan box wired where there was no ceiling fan and a new light switch put in. I finished the "no need to do that, I can handle installing the fan (because I don't want to pay for the extra hourly)" portion of the fan install. Just need to swap the existing fan in the adjoining dining room to match. Also got the vegetable beds in place, some of the lawn edged, and bought the soil and compost to put in tomorrow. The Mrs worked on getting the weeds and bark out of the front yard for the landscape consultant to come help us build out some curb appeal.

    Happy wife!

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  7. May 13, 2021 at 10:08 PM
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    You mean you are supposed to rake them up?
     
  8. May 13, 2021 at 10:34 PM
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    CodyP

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    Depends on who you ask.

    I don’t like they the dirt flattens to pancakes and makes my yard lumpy. I’m trying to level out my yard if anything.

    some say the dirt/core sample break down and add nutrients back into the soil….I just fertilizer after instead but raking up the cores definitely sucks.
     
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  9. May 14, 2021 at 7:51 PM
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    Went and picked up 20 x 16" pavers at 35 lbs each.

    Had to lift them off the mid rack above the shoulders to the flat cart. Had to pull and push the cart up the slight incline in three parking lot. Had to move them to the truck bed. Had to move them out of the truck bed to the dolly. Had to move them to a temp storage near where the deck is going in.

    So, 700 lbs x 5 different interactions today. My arms are noodles.

    And I somehow need 80 of these things?!
     
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  10. May 14, 2021 at 8:08 PM
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    Is the delivery cost reasonable? Sometimes the cost to have them deliver is less than $100. Might be worth it just to move them once. Or enjoy the workout :benchpress::muscleflexing:
     
  11. May 14, 2021 at 9:36 PM
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    It's on my radar... Have to figure out how many I need first :(. 80 is a rough guess.
     
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  12. May 15, 2021 at 6:05 AM
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    Think two words... "Ditch Witch"
    Your body will thank you for eternity.
     
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  13. May 15, 2021 at 7:24 AM
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    I considered it, but was strapped to get these lines in before the next wave of precip hits our area and completely saturates everything again. Plus, I’m on paternity leave and needed an excuse to get out of the house :)

    All lines are in and back filled. Got distracted with family yesterday and have to tie in a few of the heads today, otherwise happy with the work. I installed sprinklers as a summer gig between years in college - happy it all came back quickly.

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  14. May 15, 2021 at 8:37 AM
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    I used to do this for money way back in my school years over the summers.
    Lots of stories.
     
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  15. May 15, 2021 at 9:48 AM
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    Do they feel like you're getting violated when you use them?
     
  17. May 15, 2021 at 9:55 AM
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  18. May 15, 2021 at 9:56 AM
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  19. May 15, 2021 at 9:57 AM
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  20. May 15, 2021 at 9:57 AM
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    More just a wake up call. Only trouble i have is i think i use more paper drying my balls off than just regular wiping.
    :anonymous:
     
  21. May 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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    Try one of these...

     
  22. May 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
    another few years they’ll be hanging that low
     
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    Built a “mister” for our chickens when we get warm sunny days. The one I had built froze last winter and cracked, so it was time for a new one…
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  24. May 15, 2021 at 6:12 PM
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    Yard work for a few hours today. Sprinkler heads in the front yard keep getting covered up by the bermuda grass. So I pulled the grass up around the heads and planted som Fescue seed. Eventually I'll pull up the Bermuda bit by bit and plant Fescue. I'm not a fan of how the Bermuda grows out not up, or of the foxtails.

    In the backyard, my neighbors unmanaged grass had been growing under the fence and into my yard. I even broke through the sod I laid down a few months ago. So I used some Liquid Nail to glue the plastic barrier I had placed fence to prevent that from happening. Problem was I didn't glue it to the fence when I put it in the first time.
     
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    Figured out that I needed 118 more. Delivery was $90 to my backyard. Yeah imma pay that shit. No way am I moving it twice!!!
     
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    In prep for the pavers, my wife wants to tear down a privacy panel to make the walkway bigger onto the patio. But we didn't want to give up the privacy so I'm rebuilding the gate and fence to our existing patio and extending it up to 6'. Tore the backside of the fence off to see what I have to work with and bought the supplies for rebuilding tomorrow. The panel had both sides finished but I was afraid to sawz-all without knowing what may be behind it. Now I know... Nothing!

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    Nice looking chickens!
     
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    Thanks Ray. We've got 19 hens and one rooster. 4 of the hens I think are 5 years old now? But we still got 14 eggs today (averaging around 10-12 a day currently).
     
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    We wanted chickens but we're afraid the dogs would eat them or they'd freeze during the winter (being a Cali transplant, I didn't know what to expect).

    Now, my kids would just terrorize them.

    Maybe some day.
     
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    They won't freeze as long as they've got a good protected coop to roost in. Give them a round rod (we used closet rod, but a 1-1/2" round branch would also work) to roost on and they nestle their bodies down over their feet to keep them warm. If we've got a nasty cold spell (like we had this winter), I'll run a cord out to the coop and hang a heat lamp, and also block off the small door into the coop overnight to help hold in the heat. But they are pretty hardy animals really. We've lost probably 7-8 over the years to coyotes, but have only lost one to dogs - my parents visited with their dog and between him and our dog, they two got worked up and got ahold of one (the favorite from our first batch of chicks). But that was a couple years ago now...both of our dogs really don't pay any attention to them. If they are in the front yard, sometimes the younger lab will jump at them in fun, but never touches them.

    As for kids...well, guess that depends on your kids, their age, and all that. Our girls were very interested in the raising of the first batch of chicks and so have been pretty good with them. But mostly they are my wife's - she has names for about half of them and they come to her (for the most part) if she's outside. We've gotten some from other people that didn't want to keep there's any more, we've raised some from chicks in our garage, we've raised some from chicks by simply sticking them under a broody hen one night so she would take care of them, and we even have one that was raised from an egg from our own rooster and one of our hens. It's certainly been an experience.
     

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