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My free air compressor is costing a fortune #1: The little woman got her new fridge today

11-08-2009 05:16 AM by Bothus | 2 comments »

I actually told the story about my free air compressor on Lumberjocks but since it has led to a kitchen/laundry room remodel I decided to follow up here. The short version is that I got a free air compressor years ago and it recently quit working. I went to Sear’s Outlet to see if they had any and ended up buying the little woman a new French door refrigerator that we were planning to buy after the first of the year. The new fridge wouldn’t fit where the old fridge was becau...

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The Journey's Beginning - HELP

08-30-2009 01:05 AM by dustynewt | 2 comments »

Hello all. It has been quite a while since I last posted anything here. I am a woodworker at heart, a paper mill worker for money and a home remodeler by necessity. Our home in Florida was built in 1932, and although it is finally paid for, systems are breaking down. It seems whenever we get some money saved for a project we want to do, the house tells us what it needs. We had no sooner laid out $4000 for a new central AC unit (a priority here in July) when a lightning storm knocked out the...

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Rental House Work #3: Drywall Repair

08-22-2009 06:02 PM by 3fingerpat | 2 comments »

I had more drywall repair then what I took pictures of, so here is the before and after of one of the repairs:

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Building a porch. #4: Balusters for railing!

07-13-2008 07:49 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 2 comments »

I finally got the 2” X 6” for the balusters. Photos by Barb.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~It took approximately 10 minutes to cut out a baluster, Then I rounded all of the corner with a 1/2” radius bit. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Piled up ready to apply. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~First one! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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Building a porch. #3: Applying the skirting!

07-13-2008 07:17 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 2 comments »

I’m kind of working backward, because you usually put the skirting on last, but I didn’t have the 2’ X 6” material for the railing balusters yet, so that’s why I went this route. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I didn’t want to rely on the bolts alone to hold up the deck, so I rabbeted a 4” x 4” to rap around the metal post. Photos by Barb! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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Tips for Using Recycled Rubber Tires

03-19-2013 12:32 PM by Duke Mazzello | 1 comment »

Shredded rubber tires are a valuable product with a variety of uses for landscaping and creating safe surfaces for playgrounds and equestrian arenas. Rubber chips provide high energy absorbency, very low compaction over time and excellent stability. Traditional mulching products compact and degrade, sometimes requiring annual application. By comparison, wood chips as fill for a playground must have an extra 25% of depth added to allow for compaction. Recycled rubber does not compact and...

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How To Build a Wardrobe

03-08-2012 02:41 AM by woodluc | 1 comment »

Hey fellow Home Refurbers,I thought I would share a recent article I posted on my blog. It might be helpful to someone needing a cost effective plan for a wardrobe. Renovating houses and home improvement projects are a very popular way to spend the weekends. With money being tight these days most home owners are choosing to put on the tool belt and get into the DYI method of renovating. If you fancy yourself a bit handy, this is a great way to modernize your house and not have an expens...

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How to Start Your Home Improvement Project

07-30-2010 11:07 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 0 comments »

Another question we’re often asked during our Do-It-Yourself Tutoring Sessions stem from our Lancaster, PA clients watching a home improvement show and wondering to themselves; “Can I do that to my home?” or “How do I begin a project like that?” Starting any home improvement project can seem daunting but there are some simple steps you can take to get your project under way. First, decide why you’d like to remodel. There are several good reasons to renovate. Your home may no longer refl...

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