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What home improvement work did you do today?

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

  1. Jul 9, 2024 at 2:45 PM
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    The front door is wood and takes a beating from the sun. It’s warped and cracked in some areas.

    We plan to replace with a nice steel door and I think we’ll use that opportunity to change the swing so we don’t open up into the wall
     
  2. Jul 9, 2024 at 3:08 PM
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    Walls are done, roof is sheathed. Next days off will be fascia, corner trim. shingles and door.

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  3. Jul 9, 2024 at 6:36 PM
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    Calibrated Power 5 Tune pack, Allison 1000 tune, PPE deep trans pan, Cold/Hot CAC pipes, Banks CAI, PCV reroute, resonator delete, S&B 62 gal fuel tank, B&W GN hitch
    Man...that flooring and rock wall!! Nice work. You do that yourself?
     
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  4. Jul 9, 2024 at 6:39 PM
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    Calibrated Power 5 Tune pack, Allison 1000 tune, PPE deep trans pan, Cold/Hot CAC pipes, Banks CAI, PCV reroute, resonator delete, S&B 62 gal fuel tank, B&W GN hitch
    We have the same problem with a wood front door. In Colorado, the weather swings, dry climate really beats them up (same with wood windows). Just purchased a new rear door and front door. Both are fiberglass to handle the high temps and direct sunlight. We were going to use a steel door but was advised against that.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2024 at 6:40 PM
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    Calibrated Power 5 Tune pack, Allison 1000 tune, PPE deep trans pan, Cold/Hot CAC pipes, Banks CAI, PCV reroute, resonator delete, S&B 62 gal fuel tank, B&W GN hitch
    One handy racoon! Looks good.
     
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    :hattip:
     
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    FIFY

    He's an absolute baller at everything he does.

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  8. Jul 9, 2024 at 7:01 PM
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    Calibrated Power 5 Tune pack, Allison 1000 tune, PPE deep trans pan, Cold/Hot CAC pipes, Banks CAI, PCV reroute, resonator delete, S&B 62 gal fuel tank, B&W GN hitch
    This is amazing. Actual footage folks....
     
  9. Jul 9, 2024 at 7:31 PM
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    Thanks for the info, our chest freezer is a 7cu.ft. or so. It is a pit that is difficult to find anything without pulling a lot out. Yes, we are looking at the 11cu.ft. drawer unit from Costco. I will look at the dimensions of the next unit up to see if it will fit in the pantry.
     
  10. Jul 10, 2024 at 6:04 AM
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    What was the reason for not having steel doors for external doors? Just curious because that is what we are looking at is steel doors
     
  11. Jul 10, 2024 at 6:12 AM
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    Calibrated Power 5 Tune pack, Allison 1000 tune, PPE deep trans pan, Cold/Hot CAC pipes, Banks CAI, PCV reroute, resonator delete, S&B 62 gal fuel tank, B&W GN hitch
    Look and longevity
     
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  12. Jul 10, 2024 at 6:29 AM
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    Well beyond my abilities as a DIY, but I think it’s safe to say my wallet just replaced the shingled sections of our roof with metal (was a mix of metal, asphalt shingle and roll that were at the end of their useful life). Stupid expensive but now I don’t have to worry about my roof ever again!

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    We have the original wood shingles from 1895 or whatever, below a few layers of asphalt shingles, below the metal. The last time I had our quoted for replacement, it was $50k. I've been playing the Powerball religiously since then.
     
  14. Jul 10, 2024 at 7:34 AM
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    Metal roofing has probably the best performance to maintenance (or lack there of) ratio there is
     
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  15. Jul 10, 2024 at 8:38 AM
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    I hated to spend the money on something so 'boring' but I am glad I can check this off my list for as long as we're here. We had a metal section prior to this and it has been hands off easy (just periodic cleaning) for the 14+ years we've been here.
     
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  16. Jul 10, 2024 at 9:25 AM
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    I wish but no.

    I’ll have to look at the fiberglass doors. I just assumed exterior front doors were either steel or wood.
     
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  17. Jul 10, 2024 at 11:01 AM
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    I don’t understand the longevity part. I figured the steel would be around just long as I am. Just like anything, maintenance is key but just curious what their thought process or experience with the longevity of a steel door in Colorado
     
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  18. Jul 10, 2024 at 4:21 PM
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    So did I sir. When you are spending 11-35000.00 you want the best.
     
  19. Jul 10, 2024 at 4:28 PM
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    https://www.windowworldsouthernnevada.com/article/fiberglass-vs-steel-doors

    I don't have the time to type this out, sorry. Hauling material today.

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  20. Jul 10, 2024 at 4:35 PM
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    trd boosted, trd bbk, fox stage 4, corsa, amp, jl/kenwood
    just received 'permission to operate' by the power company. added a cpl of home backup batteries to the new'ish to me place. have them in another property and will never have a place again without battery backup.

    went with full house backup again. have a fairly large solar panel installation with two systems so im ending up feeding quite a bit back to the grid. in one pic you can see my panels and battery are fully powering the house. it's currently 97 degrees outside and i have the a/c pumping at 74 degrees on 3,600+ sq ft, both floors.....and it's all powered by panels and battery atm (peak usage time too). no grid costs for now. very happy. if you're in cali, semper solaris is great to work with imo. they did both home backups.

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    this makes it all worth while. it's a pic (ive shared before yrs ago) from the other place when the power went out. pretty powerful pic on the return on investment/quality of life when the grid isn't providing.

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    Concrete gets poured tomorrow morning.

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    That is a great way to peak shave! How much did that system (tesla battery backup only) run you?

    Next year the utility company in Colorado Springs will be peak metering starting in April. For the people that are not informed on what that is:

    4PM-8PM from May-Sept electrical costs will be .26 per kw. All other times rates will be .06 per kw.

    During Oct-April 4-8PM rates will be .18 per kw and all other time rates will be .06 per kw.
     
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    Forms and rebar?
     
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    have you seen this? Pretty cool.
    https://www.tesla.com/support/energy/powerwall/virtual-power-plant
     
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    This exact reason is why I recently opted out of the new smart meter program they just rolled out for my county.
    They claimed it was for spotting outages quicker, but I know the real reason :tinfoilhat:

    I'm not letting go of my .027/kwh power :spy:
     
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    Never mind. I priced the power wall out. 9300.00 per panel with rebate incentives of up to 5275.00. Not sure what I would qualify for here, but if one can get through the peak every day without paying the higher rates....could pay off rather quickly.

    Just to put things into perspective, a co-worker built a house in TN and noticed that power outages are frequent. She just installed a whole house generator (22KW) for 16,000.00. Now I think she overpaid (by like a lot)...but still.

    I will have to look into this. Even if I don't have solar, charging these batteries in off peak times and using them during peak times (or emergencies) could be an alternate way to go.
     
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    This is our current rates:

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    Next April the winter rates will be 0.18
     
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    Meanwhile, in Texas we've got this: https://www.basepowercompany.com

    It sounds promising to me and is supposed to be in my area next year so we shall see.
     
  30. Jul 11, 2024 at 9:12 AM
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    So your electricity rates don't fluctuate every month?
     
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