Blog entries tagged with 'foundation'

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RENOVATING #1: Putting 'Living' back into the living room....

12-18-2011 04:34 PM by rdlaurance | 2 comments »

Seems as though it has been a long time (15 months) in coming since my earlier and only posted item here on Refurbishers®. As such, I was feeling that perhaps a new posting was to be my ‘today’s project.’ Project indeed! Perusing through four years of construction photos (literally thousands) … selecting just those that I felt were important enough aspects of the project … importing into Photoshop for editing to trim the memory sizes and then a long sit down with a fresh ...

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A Shop for Dan #6: Foundation Poured!

10-31-2011 07:45 PM by Dan Lyke | 3 comments »

Haven’t posted here for a while, but things are starting to come together. In August, I started digging out the foundation for my shop. Although the dirt underneath the slab that I cut out was actually quite workable, the clay underneath the lawn portion of my potential shop was rock hard, and while jumping on a shovel I managed to slip and topple into a wheelbarrow handle, resulting in a broken rib and an emergency room visit. Word to the wise: Should you find yourself with a bro...

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A Shop for Dan #5: I can dig it!

09-25-2011 11:59 PM by Dan Lyke | 2 comments »

About two months ago, with engineering stats in hand, I decided to jump the permitting process and start digging. That weekend I jumped on a shovel to get it into the hard ground, slipped, toppled over, and drove the handle of a wheelbarrow into my rib, resulting in an emergency room visit. So, it’s been almost two months. In that time I’ve got the rest of the engineering packet together, and this weekend I decided to see if my rib had healed up enough to finish the diggi...

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Ecological timber frame homestead project

09-22-2011 01:30 PM by logjacob | 12 comments »

The foundation and the ground works are over. I have made some hand splitted rock foundation and the basement under the house: http://vimeo.com/24390643 Now the framing has started. All the timber is prepared by myself in my forest at the right phase of moon in deep and cold winter: I have designed my family house and I will build it till the end only by myself. As much as possible I am doing with human energy. So I don’t want to consume the other ones. The house will have a ...

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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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Bread Oven

09-01-2010 04:16 PM by chief101 | 3 comments »

Some asked to see pictures of the oven fired up here they are. The first loaf of bread being made. I also did a standing prime rib. Along with the rib baked potatoes and corn on the cob at the same time. What a different taste and a whole lot of fun. Enjoy

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Foundation Repairs

11-24-2008 08:16 AM by 3fingerpat | 3 comments »

Well, thought I would start a new blog to document the foundation repairs that are necessary on my old house. We have had several contractors submit bids and provide their recommendations. There are actually two foundations on the house, the first is the original house foundation and the second was for the addition that was added some time in the 70’s we think, not really sure when. The newer foundation has been having blowout at several points, which one contractor showed me was due...

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Kitchen remodel #8: Sad news and no real progress lately

11-19-2008 05:18 AM by 3fingerpat | 10 comments »

Okay, it has been a while since the last update so let me get everyone up to date. My contractor’s father passed away unexpectedly. This was a great loss for all of us as we knew him well, he was a grand old English Gentlemen. The service was a beautiful celebration of his life which helped to medigate our sadness at his passing. So needless to say our friends loss is obviously more important then anything in my kitchen, we can wait as long as needed before she can come back to work...

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