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Exterior Tool Storage Closet

05-04-2015 02:18 AM by Dan Lyke | 9 comments »

This went from “I wonder if Rubbermaid makes some outside storage cabinet thing” to this monstrosity, with sliding door, on the back of the workshop. Still need to clean finish fastening the sheet metal sides, but I was out of steam…

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The Master #3: Peace

07-14-2013 08:39 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 6 comments »

I got up early and added some flooring then I weighted and waited. And weighted and waited. Then something broke loose and I was able to make a lot of good progress very quickly. I was simply laying floor and making cuts. The tools were just appearing in my hands. The glue slops were being cleaned. Weights were being distributed. Boards were being pre-inspected and sorted depending on the damage if any. New boards were coming in and being mixed in with the other boards. ...

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A Shop for Dan #8: Feels like the home stretch!

12-30-2011 06:09 AM by Dan Lyke | 2 comments »

It’s been 28 days since I last updated here. It feels like the home stretch, but I know it’s not yet. However, I did get enough materials out of the driveway today that we should be able to park there tomorrow! Since the last update, we have: Put the firebreak sheetrock on the outside of the sheathing, and wrapped the building. Got most of the siding on. Hung the preliminary door. Had the rough electrical inspected. Got help from some houseguests, that included get...

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Just the beginning

02-02-2016 03:45 PM by KC_Kid | 6 comments »

A bit of background… We (my wife and I) purchased our first house together in march of 2015 knowing that we would not move in until June. I talked her into a fixer based on the fact that myself and a buddy worked our way through college working for our landlord fixing up his old rentals and also flipping houses for him. So we swooped in and got a fixer out from underneath a local flipper because he was trying to nickel and dime the seller. What made this a good purchase is that the e...

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Septic Problems and Solutions

06-20-2013 09:09 AM by Jessica Robinson | 0 comments »

One toilet in your 2 bathroom house is irredeemably clogged. Then, a short time later, the other one. Quickly, the sinks back up as well, and all your attempts to use a plunger and other remedial methods have just pushed waste water from one fixture to the next. Then you pay a plumber one hundred and fifty dollars to tell you it’s the septic tank. You can hear the guy from the septic pumping company licking his chops when he says, ”We’ll be right over!” Your clogged septic system has on...

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The Front of the House... #1: The New Front Porch...

04-06-2008 05:58 AM by Jcees | 12 comments »

If you’re an LJ, then you may have already caught a glimpse of this puppy in my projects on that site. I’ll do it this time as a blog and showoff some of the details and talk about the process just for you, MrTrim. I had to build the large archway twice! A wood boring bee decided to take up residence in the first one. I had made it out of WRC and the little bugger said, “Yummy!” So I rebuilt it out of SYP this time and put in a standing kill order for wood b...

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Concrete restoration

02-02-2017 05:02 PM by amitoz | 12 comments »

HiConcrete restoration begins with cuttings with hammer, after making cuttings i can start with puting new iron into the walls ..I’m still not sure about the kind of stuff I have to deal with corrosion in the iron?i will send more pics as i will get ahed with this… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTaeQK-YL1Q

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Ready for a Home Makeover? Here’s How To Do It.

05-30-2015 08:00 AM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 8 comments »

Today people are looking for ways to improve their homes for better living and more enjoyment. Investing a little time and money will go a long way to transform your home into the pride of the neighborhood. Curb Appeal – Let’s begin outside. Mow the grass, pull the weeds, edge the lawns and give the bedding areas the attention and maintenance they deserve. Liven up the planting areas with perennials for substance, and then go for color with annuals. Select a color scheme such as reds...

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Ghost Doorbell Ringing Problem...

01-01-2015 03:00 PM by Mark | 15 comments »

Hi All - Attached is a video I made a couple of days ago showing my fun with a little doorbell project – we literally had the doorbell ringing every few days at dinnertime for no obvious reason. It was kind of funny in hindsight, really, as we all were starting to develop sort-of an anti-Pavlovian response: we were all starting to ignore the doorbell! (And occasionally, there were real people out there who would be like… “Didn’t you hear me ringing?”) In...

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Bending flashing without a brake

03-13-2012 10:57 PM by Craftsman on the Lake | 4 comments »

This is a simple video that will show how I bend flashing for a small job. A brake is nice but if you don’t bend stuff much then having one is a luxury that isn’t needed much.

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