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Chester Copperpot

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Alright, well, that's that. :rofl: Don't know how I missed this one. Was combing through their ordinance all day.

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So just going to get 8' posts and fuckin send'er bud.
 

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Good luck, I'm sick of looking at concrete at HD after lifting and mixing all that shit
 

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Yeah, 42" is the minimum here as well.

About 15 bags is my limit before I just call a concrete truck. I did about 60 once ...that sucked. Never again.
 

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Been slowly redoing the area along the back fence, pulled all the old mulch and weeds out, put down better landscape fabric, put in new edging, planted new trees and shrubs, and the topping down rubber mulch so hopefully it can be a little more maintenance free….

30 bags down….
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Another 30 bags down……
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Just wrapped up another 30 bags this morning, likely need another 45 to finish the other side of the shed….
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The area alo g the fence turns into a river going downhill when we get a ton of rain so I need to eventually get that landscape block with gravel or something, but that will likely be next year and I’ll do the fence at the same time.
 

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Got the new floor put in, was moving the fridge in and promptly proceeded to tear the floor. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK.
Did similar with our engineered floors. The flooring in the bedroom wasn’t down for 10 minutes when I slid a tower speaker on it. SCRAAAAAATCH. Fuck!

The floors look nice, but they scratch so easily. Turns out to be a common complaint for the manufacturer/style we got.
 

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I finally finished this project after about 10 months of picking away at it. It involved cutting the wall open, shrinking the bathroom about 18” (it was oversized anyways and wasted space behind the shower). So the bathroom got re-framed and a mini-Reno in the process. Anyways, this is a built in I made from scratch. About 8’ long by 7’ high total. Baltic birch for the boxes, oak top, primed pine for the shiplap. I now know why these cost a few grand to build, let’s put it that way, lol.

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Wife officially said the kitchen is done. Most of this was done Oct 2019 until around Aug 2020. Previous posts below.
TLDR from previous posts. We moved our kitchen to where our dining room was to make an open floor plan.

Paid somebody to do the wood floors, the backsplash, quartz install, moved NG line for stovetop, and the backsplash. Did all the electrical/plumbing/drywall/painting/hanging cabinets and doors myself. Got the island cabinets as raw wood and painted the color which matches a color we use elsewhere in the house. Really love the new space. We went from never using our Dining room/Living room to almost always being in there.
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Chester Copperpot

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But I want to use one of those hand operated claws and sweat my ass off for 12 hours to get one post done.
2 holes, 4 hours. :rofl:

Granted, taking breaks every hour or so since I'm baking in the sun and of course, hiccups along the way. The two holes I dug by hand had to be done by hand (actually... really only one of them) but alas, Ed's Rental was closed yesterday. Thinking I'll rent their auger but the issue there is that the augers are only 36" long. So I'll still have to dig out the remainder 6".

As the turns table.
 

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Anyone ever owned a house with a whole house fan? Im moving my stairs to get into the attic from the hallway in the house into the garage and planned on just framing and insulating the hole and covering it with drywall to finish the hallway ceiling, but now am curious if I might be better off installing a whole house fan where the attic stairs were?

Theyre not expensive by any stretch, and I figure it might be nice to be able to pull air through the house at times.

:unsure::unsure::unsure::unsure:
 

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Anyone ever owned a house with a whole house fan? Im moving my stairs to get into the attic from the hallway in the house into the garage and planned on just framing and insulating the hole and covering it with drywall to finish the hallway ceiling, but now am curious if I might be better off installing a whole house fan where the attic stairs were?

Theyre not expensive by any stretch, and I figure it might be nice to be able to pull air through the house at times.

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Had one in our old house in Elmwood Park. I really miss having one especially since I don't get much of a breeze through this house. Would be nice at night to be able to open the windows and crank up a whole house fan to cool the house off instead of running the AC. It kills me to run the AC to get the house from 78° down to 73° or 74° when it's like 60-65° outside.
 

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Had one in our old house in Elmwood Park. I really miss having one especially since I don't get much of a breeze through this house. Would be nice at night to be able to open the windows and crank up a whole house fan to cool the house off instead of running the AC. It kills me to run the AC to get the house from 78° down to 73° or 74° when it's like 60-65° outside.
Parents had one... and my god do I miss it. Especially at night, it was amazing..
 

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I have absolutely no issue running the AC to keep the house at 68-70 at all times. Huge huge fan of conditioned air. Even if it’s 60* outside it’s like 95% humidity and I refuse to feel like I’m sleeping in damp sheets
 

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Anyone ever owned a house with a whole house fan? Im moving my stairs to get into the attic from the hallway in the house into the garage and planned on just framing and insulating the hole and covering it with drywall to finish the hallway ceiling, but now am curious if I might be better off installing a whole house fan where the attic stairs were?

Theyre not expensive by any stretch, and I figure it might be nice to be able to pull air through the house at times.

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My sister in law/brother in law had one in a previous house they had and it did make a difference when we were there in the summer.
 

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I have absolutely no issue running the AC to keep the house at 68-70 at all times. Huge huge fan of conditioned air. Even if it’s 60* outside it’s like 95% humidity and I refuse to feel like I’m sleeping in damp sheets
Well of course when it is 90% humidity you wouldnt use it, but like was mentioned when its low 70's outside with 40% humidity and you're running the AC to get the temp down to 74 degrees because the sun has been heating the house all day it might be nice to pull fresh air through the entire house and have it feel cool instead of running the AC the entire time.
 

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