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Thankless Home Maintenance Tasks or Just Blowing Air

08-19-2014 03:51 PM by ReubenD | 70 comments »

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 #1: Master Gateway

11-20-2012 01:52 PM by MsDebbieP | 62 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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HR - Gateways #4: Decks & Patios

11-22-2012 12:35 PM by MsDebbieP | 36 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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Building a porch. #2: Under construction finally!

06-11-2008 10:49 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 12 comments »

Well, we got the permit, & finally started building it. The demolishing of the old porch didn’t take too long, because it was so poorly constructed, it was hanging by a thread. Whoever built it, they poured the slab over some clay in between the foundation walls, The clay had settled over time, so there was nothing holding up the slab. there were two 16” 2×2s just under the threshold, each with about 5 nails in each. There was nothing holding up the 6 foot length along t...

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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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Building a porch. #7: The finished product!

07-14-2008 09:21 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 8 comments »

The porch is completed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I learned something new about the finishing of new treated lumber. They don’t recommend waiting 60 to 90 days for the boards to dry anymore. They say by staining right away, it slows the drying process, & prevents cracking, & checking. I relate that to sealing the ends of lumber to prevent checking. We used Olympic semi-transparent oil stain that is water cleanup, pretty ...

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Building a new deck #3: Day 4 of the build.

04-25-2008 02:02 AM by Karson | 8 comments »

Well day 4 was productive, just not on the deck. About 1 week ago I was in the office in the shop and I heard a loud hissing. I went to find out what it was. The safety unload valve was dumping air from the air compressor tank. The compressor was running and it was not shutting off. The safety valve was doing what it was suppose to do. Keep air compressor parts from flying all over the shop. Some how, some way the contacts welded shut on the shutoff switch. I moved the lever down to shu...

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Building a new deck #2: Day 3 of the build

04-23-2008 04:50 AM by Karson | 8 comments »

Well yesterday was a rain-out day, so today was a double-header. Well not really true. But the deck boards were going down well. You can see my 20 ft pipe clamp that I’m using to compress all of the deck boards and take out the woofs, and the bows that always seem to show up after your get the perfect boards home. So much for hand picking. Everything was going well until I got close to the edge. Of course I was planning to stop here until I did the electric for the ligh...

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Building a new deck #8: Finished the second bench

05-03-2008 01:57 AM by Karson | 7 comments »

Well today I got to working on the second bench. I assembled it and brought it over to the deck and trimmed up the straight bench and the curved bench so that they fit in the corner of the deck. I then went and got the trim router with a 1/4” roundover (got to make it kid friendly) and a sander to get rid of the saw marks, saw cuts and roundover where the trim router won’t reach. I did the edges on both surfaces of the benches and sanded both of them. Here are ...

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Building a new deck #4: Day 5 and Day 6 of the deck build.

04-27-2008 03:27 AM by Karson | 6 comments »

Well Day 5 of the deck build had me starting on the Light poles. I made a wooden tube that was about 5 3/4” on each side. Three sides are glued together and the forth side will be attached with stainless trim screws, which have a smaller head. They have square drive. The posts are 8’ long and are 83” above the deck to the top of the wooden post. In the uphill side the post is about 12” in the ground. One the downhill side the post is on top of the ground, but...

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