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Front Porch Job

01-13-2016 03:13 AM by dustynewt | 11 comments »

I posted this blog on LumberJocks about seven months ago. I had to edit it to restore photos (I have changed my photo host) so while I was at it, I thought I would post it here for my first HomeReburbers blog. The first major problem (project) started when I walked out the front door of my house one day and my foot went right through the slate porch. It shocked me more than anything because I thought the slate was bedded with a solid concrete pad. We have lived here for 25 years. I have al...

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Bathroom Remodel #4: Complexly Marble-ous!

01-02-2015 07:33 PM by Dan Lyke | -9 comments »

Cut a board to protect the tub, put a rim of FortiFlash around the bottom of the board to protect the tub, and then applied Hardiebacker™ around the tub: Mortared the Hardiebacker™ seams: And then started with coats and coats of Red Guard. This was after the first coat applied, but as we did more and more coat and got to the approved thickness (which we were supposed to be able to get in two coats(!)), I started googling around and discovered that other people...

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Tile Backsplash - What they Don't Tell you #1: They don't tell you how to raise all the electric switches

06-23-2012 03:23 PM by MoshupTrail | 10 comments »

So you’ve finished your back splash and it’s beautiful! But there’s still a problem. All your plugs and switches are now recessed by 3/8 to 1/2 inch. So you run down to the store and buy these stupid little spacers, right? WRONG! Don’t even think about it. A bag of these spacers cost’s $5-6 and might be good for 4 switches. You’ll need at least two bags for all those extra switches you’ve just installed. Also, the kind I tried were a little to...

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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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Basement Bathroom #3: Slowly closing on completion.

04-17-2009 01:12 AM by BeachedBones | 1 comment »

Here’s a couple current pictures of my project. Still to do is wainscoting and trim, storage door and storage furniture, mirrors, door T&G ceiling maybe.

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