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Old 04-18-2016, 05:30 PM   #1001
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Damn nice projects! Love seeing pics.
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I have the tools and can do it myself like teal cobra said, I just assume of it was $350-$400 since it's pretty straight forward then great. But I've taped most of it already lol just need to mix up more compound to finish the cieling.
Great start... There's always a point where its just cheaper to do it yourself.... When I was getting quotes from landscapers to do my back yard they were all over the place. Most were between $4500 and $5500....

Then I had one guy at $8,800. No idea how he's still in business with a quote that far off.
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because there are plenty of people that get that $8,800 quote and go "okay cool" and he makes a killing off that job
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because there are plenty of people that get that $8,800 quote and go "okay cool" and he makes a killing off that job
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Well I spent most of the weekend taking all of the windows out of their tracks and replacing the felt looking seals on all of them. I don't have the money to replace all the windows so this is the really all I can do. They are original slider type from the 70's and the seals were literally gone with just some rotted plastic backing left. The windows used to let soo much air through when closed the curtains would move on windy days and you could hear every damn noise outside. Its already noticeably quieter now and the windows don't' rattle with every gust of wind so it should be a ton better!

Next week will be doing the same with the patio slider door in the master bedroom.

Ohh and as long as I had them all off I also cleaned the shit out of them. crazy how dirty they get. Looking out the window now is like a while new experience.. lol.
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Fixed my gate that's been "working" since we moved in. It finally took a shit a few months ago during one of those nasty wind storms. Had it crutched for a while, but fixed it by putting a caster to hold the weight of the sagging 4x4 supporting it. Need to REALLY fix it by replacing both 4x4s, but the one is on my driveway so I'd have to break out all the asphalt around it to replace it .
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I have the tools and can do it myself like teal cobra said, I just assume of it was $350-$400 since it's pretty straight forward then great. But I've taped most of it already lol just need to mix up more compound to finish the cieling.

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Thanks jim. Second round of mud applied with 24hr premix top coat. Actually a little impressed with myself. Probably have to redo a few little spots but overall hoping to maybe have cieling and walls panted by the end of the weekend and then begin flooring

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So I want to punch who ever owned my house before me....

This is the type of landscaping they do..

This is what it looked like when I moved in..






So I bought alot of stones to try and fix it...

I just don't get the lazyness of people..

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So I want to punch who ever owned my house before me....

This is the type of landscaping they do..

This is what it looked like when I moved in..





So I bought alot of stones to try and fix it...

I just don't get the lazyness of people..



First time I am using google photos to host pictures, not sure if they work..
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:27 AM   #1012
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Anyone ever build a deck before? From ground up?

I'm demolishing my monster, deteriorated deck and putting in a smaller one. I just cant decide to anchor to the house and only have 2-3 piers on the other end, OR make it free floating with 4-6 piers all around total...
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Done both each have their pro's and con's, but if's it up against a structure like a house I would always anchor to the house with pier's on the other end 18 inches deep. You don't want that deck moving away from the house with winter ground shifting.
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So my wife has been asking me if we could do something about our entryway closet for about 2 years. It was a mess and made finding shoes among other things especially hard.



The door to the garage is to the left of the closet. To the right is the kitchen and I'm standing in the doorway to the laundry room taking the picture to give perspective. The room is about 6x8 including the closet.

My friend (Nick) used to be a carpenter and also worked at a cabinet shop. We drink beer after work about once a week and he happened to be at my place so I told him about the shitty entryway closet. I don't remember who's idea it was to make it a surprise for my wife, but the plan was hatched that night to rip out the closet when my wife was out of town for a weekend and he would custom build a mudroom locker/cubby/cabinet setup with a bench with my help that we would install that same weekend we ripped out the closet. He toyed with a few different designs in CAD, took exact measurements of the closet and we came up with a final design:



April 15th was our build start date and about 2 weeks before that we started building the cabinets. I told my wife I was helping Nick with a bar project for a restaurant, so she didn't ask questions when I was over at his place semi-frequently the last few weeks. Nick did most of the built, but I helped when I could sneak away.











We had a guy come in and use a nice sprayer to paint everything so it wouldn't have brush marks.







April 15th came around, my wife left to go out of town none the wiser. Let the demo begin! (I'm not in most pictures because I was the only one taking pictures.)













Garage staging area, Nick with the obligatory nut grab.



Nick likes Miller Lite and since he designed and built this, I got a case for us to consume during the install.



new drywall





Mudding





no pics of sanding...it was like a fog in there....

Everything fit just about perfect with some minor trimming needed on the base and upper cabinets.







Major stuff done!!! My wife was floored and almost speechless when she walked in. She had absolutely no idea the whole time. All that is left is cosmetic stuff like trim and paint on the walls and LED lighting under the cabinets. Not bad for 52 hours and having to take care of my 1 year old and 4 year old Friday night and Sat and Sun afternoon.

We installed a butcher block bench with soft close hinges that hold it at 70 degrees so we can easily put shoes in lower cubbies.





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@Vogz nick is a bad MF excellent work ask him if he will come do mine ? I want the same thing done in my mud room
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side question... will re routing wall outlets with ROMEX wire.. without metal conduit... pass code in illinois (non chicago)?

I have a few outlets I have to move when the drywall is torn down in my bathroom. I just remember growing up when my dad was doing this in our basement.. prebent conduit everywhere, so that was stamped in my mind that that was the only way to properly do it. I see all these home building shows on HGTV where they use the yellow romex wiring and its just bare inside the wall. I dont want to have any surprises when I sell my place in a few years.
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@Vogz nick is a bad MF excellent work ask him if he will come do mine ? I want the same thing done in my mud room
I'll ask him. It might be a while, he's got a line of friends and family that want the same thing after my wife posted it on FB. haha
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side question... will re routing wall outlets with ROMEX wire.. without metal conduit... pass code in illinois (non chicago)?

I have a few outlets I have to move when the drywall is torn down in my bathroom. I just remember growing up when my dad was doing this in our basement.. prebent conduit everywhere, so that was stamped in my mind that that was the only way to properly do it. I see all these home building shows on HGTV where they use the yellow romex wiring and its just bare inside the wall. I dont want to have any surprises when I sell my place in a few years.
IIRC it is different County to County. I would check there first. That said, just do it right the first time and run some new conduit. It really isn't that hard and it makes it FAR easier to do electrical work later without ripping walls out.
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side question... will re routing wall outlets with ROMEX wire.. without metal conduit... pass code in illinois (non chicago)?

I have a few outlets I have to move when the drywall is torn down in my bathroom. I just remember growing up when my dad was doing this in our basement.. prebent conduit everywhere, so that was stamped in my mind that that was the only way to properly do it. I see all these home building shows on HGTV where they use the yellow romex wiring and its just bare inside the wall. I dont want to have any surprises when I sell my place in a few years.
Lake and cook require conduit and mchenry and winnebago are good for romex. After that idk
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First check your cities electrical code. Usually they defer to the county code so then you'll need to look that up and go from there. I've always lived in Cook so I've always done everything in conduit.

If the city in your avatar area is correct as being Downers Grove, then they've adopted NEC2008, but have made a bunch of amendments to it as well. So you'll have to see in the 2008 NEC where it refers to NM and see if it's allowed or if they amended it.

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Ok TCG - I'm going to put myself out there. I'm terrible at home renovation stuff... but I've been wanting to get my basement moving along.

I had a buddy help with framing out the basement outside walls a year or so ago - but I haven't moved much further than that yet because I need to get electrical work done down there. I'd like to learn and do some or even MOST of it myself, but I'm sort of clueless. I can build a mean LS motor... but not bend some conduit.

SO - ideally I'd like to find someone and have them work on it with me to show me the basics and I can work on the project alongside them. Anyone know someone who might be willing? I'm probably looking to do this in a month or so, say maybe early June?
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