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Thankless Home Maintenance Tasks or Just Blowing Air

08-19-2014 03:51 PM by ReubenD | 1 comment »

I like to think of myself as fairly competent with a hammer and a few power tools. Between the learning of necessity when much younger where tight budgets meant if I could not do a home project myself we did not get it done as a young family to these days when it has become something between a hobby and obsession to do my own home projects, I would rate my skills as above average. Sadly, my wife would be quick to point out that motivation and procrastination are areas I still need some im...

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HR - Gateways #4: Decks & Patios

11-22-2012 12:35 PM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

This is a GATEWAY to everything posted at HomeRefurbers.com tagged as “DECK” or “PATIO” PROJECTS deck patio BLOGS deck patio FORUMS deck patio Feel free to add any info (technical or practical) here as well.   Click here for the MASTER HR GATEWAYS LIST  

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HR - Gateways #1: Master Gateway

11-20-2012 01:52 PM by MsDebbieP | 7 comments »

Tagging projects/blogs is a great way to organize our community and to find postings about a specific topic. The “Gateways” are a quick access to related tags. I am in the process of building a series of “Gateways”. Suggestions are appreciated! Projects bathrooms bedroom cabinets decks and patios fireplaces floors framing furniture kitchens living room outdoor space stairs walls Decorating finishing lighting painting styles...

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Deck Cleaning Tips

02-08-2012 06:00 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 4 comments »

Lancaster County, PA homeowners are often curious the best way to keep their new deck or porch looking beautiful for the long term. Different types of decking material need different types of techniques to be cleaned properly. First things first, inspect your deck before cleaning it. If something looks amiss structurally, call a contractor to take a look! Here are some tips for cleaning a Wood, Composite or Cedar/Redwood deck: Using that Power Sprayer – A power sprayer is a huge time sa...

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Log Stairs

06-15-2011 05:43 PM by Chad_S | 5 comments »

I have put about 3k in to it so far and it will be about 4.5k when I am all done.well I have been working on this project for about 10 months(nights and weekends) and I hope to finish by the 4th of July. all the Big logs (post, beams, stringers, and treads) are black Loucest, the railing are white ceder,. a the deck is good old PT 2x lumber with a loucest trim board. I designed it on sketchup about a year ago and got a rough quote for a jaw dropping 25 k the inspectors ...

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Your Decking Material Options: Pros and Cons

05-04-2011 08:00 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 2 comments »

We have been building wood, composite and solid PVC decks and screened porches here in Lancaster County, PA since 1999. With over 12 years experience I can tell you the decision most families struggle with is what kind of decking material to choose for their new deck? If initial cost were the only concern, the answer would always be simple: wood. Unfortunately, we must consider many important factors. Along with initial cost, the appearance you are looking for and long-term maintenance tim...

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House Renovation #1: A Family and Friend Renovation

02-22-2011 02:05 AM by chief101 | 3 comments »

My first adventure in refurbishing was in 1974. I added a 17×27 addition to my ranch style home in Northfield Village, Ohio. I built it myself with the help of friends and a few issues of Time Do It Yourself magazines. These were very popular at the time and extremely helpful. The addition had a cathedral ceiling, main room 17×19, exposed beam, an 8×13 laundry room, in ceiling stereo speakers, and recessed lighting. One wall 17ft was an all split brick fireplace. Mason Bill Swa...

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Refinishing the some of the house #1: Repainting the deck

10-27-2010 04:48 PM by PaBull | 2 comments »

We moved into our house about 2 years ago. I was hoping not to have to start with the maintenance this early. But the paint on deck of the porch it starting to peal up. The clear douglas fir is starting to crack etc. So I am starting to repaint the deck, every evening a little piece. Here you see the deck before I get started, you can see the bare wood in places. I used an oil based primer and a porch paint the first time around. On the picture below the top can. This time I am using a...

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Sizzling Summer Decks

03-29-2010 03:21 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 0 comments »

Planning on installing a new deck or sprucing-up an existing one this season? If so, you’re not alone. Decks are still among the most popular home improvements. So, what’s hot in decks this summer? Here are some of the top deck trends for summer 2010: Railings – Once merely a functional safety element, railings are now doing double duty as design statements. Railings are often the first thing one notices about a deck, so manufacturers are offering more aesthetically pleasing, architectu...

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Call before you dig this spring

04-09-2009 04:06 PM by DigSafely | 4 comments »

Thanks for letting me post here, Michal! I just wanted to remind all the handymen and women out there that April is National Safe Digging Month across the country. National Safe Digging Awareness Month is dedicated to informing gardeners and DIYers about the importance of calling 811 to have their buried utility lines marked before they dig. An underground utility line (think natural gas, cable, fiber optics) is accidentally struck once every TWO minutes in the U.S., and these accidents can c...

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