Draker's House - Build thread edition

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Post by wayno » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:23 pm

draker wrote:
DRIVEN wrote:No wonder you aren't doing constant 510 updates. That house is practically a full time job. You're going to LOVE the new windows. It's the single best improvement I did to my house. Cut waaay down on the drafts. I can actually stay pretty comfy in the winters now.
Also, if you decide to replace the cabinets (rather than refinish/reface) check with Parr. They had the best prices when I did mine.
Yeah, if I wasn't working on the house all the time... I'd have a lot more time to work on the 510(s). I usually spend most of my weekend working on the house... when I get tired or frustrated I go work on the 510 to relax a bit. Once I get the windows done I'll be taking a break for a while. Hopefully until mid spring. We'll see though.

That is hilarious, he works on his 510 to "relax a bit", I relax by doing something that is not aggravating, like taking a walk, or going for a drive, going to a garage sale, going to the wrecking yard to look around, watching TV(not the news), cleaning the house, sleeping, anything other than working on the car/truck, but once the auto work is done, the reward over shadows the aggravation, so I work on them, but it's not to relax. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by draker » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:43 pm

Ha, well working for weeks at a time on the same thing gets really old. It consumes all your time.. so when you get to do basically anythings else.. it's good times! lol

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Post by draker » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:43 pm

More datto work will be happening. I need to get this car on the road and out of the garage.

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Post by 510freak » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:44 pm

draker wrote:More datto work will be happening. I need to get this car on the road and out of the garage.


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Post by Taterhead » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:10 am

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Taterhead wrote:Indeed.^^^^ That's alot of hard work you've put in. It looks alot better than when you got it. I have done a good bit of home work myself so I can understand what you're dealing with. Is this your first house?
Yep, first place.

:thumbs: Thats a good first house. Piece by piece it'll come together. Then you can just enjoy it & relax (until something breaks lol)

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Post by draker » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:17 pm

I can't wait for that day to come! lol.

The deal is... I can't stand to pay someone else for stuff I can do myself. Stuff that is out of my league.. or is a true art.. I leave to the pro's.

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Post by draker » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:19 pm

Also, add to the todo list.. Fix down stairs shower. It leaks under the house from the shower pan, which is custom. So that means.. complete demo of the tile shower and a do-over. Not in a rush for this one.. but it will be nice to have completed.

To Do list...

- Finish installing windows and patio door
- Finish new dog kennel
- Finish painting the trim
- New fence for the yard
- Replace carpet in the house
- Do something with our awful outdated cabinets throughout the house
- Seal the garage floor
- In ground sprinklers
- Demo and model down stairs shower
- Awning cover for back patio

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Post by wayno » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:58 pm

draker wrote:Also, add to the todo list.. Fix down stairs shower. It leaks under the house from the shower pan, which is custom. So that means.. complete demo of the tile shower and a do-over. Not in a rush for this one.. but it will be nice to have completed.

To Do list...

- Finish installing windows and patio door
- Finish new dog kennel
- Finish painting the trim
- New fence for the yard
- Replace carpet in the house
- Do something with our awful outdated cabinets throughout the house
- Seal the garage floor
- In ground sprinklers
- Demo and model down stairs shower
- Awning cover for back patio


Oh, the short list. :lol:
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Post by devilsbullet » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:41 pm

I know its kinda late since you've already replaced the windows but maybe it'll help someone else(or it may still help you, I dunno). look up indow windows, Portland based company that makes window inserts that pop in and out, but basically turns every window into a storm window, reduces noise, reduces energy costs, keeps the house warmer in the winter, etc. etc. etc. cheaper than buying new windows, but gives you close to the same advantage, if not the same advantage, of buying new windows

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Post by draker » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:38 pm

devilsbullet wrote:I know its kinda late since you've already replaced the windows but maybe it'll help someone else(or it may still help you, I dunno). look up indow windows, Portland based company that makes window inserts that pop in and out, but basically turns every window into a storm window, reduces noise, reduces energy costs, keeps the house warmer in the winter, etc. etc. etc. cheaper than buying new windows, but gives you close to the same advantage, if not the same advantage, of buying new windows
I'l check them out!

Hey are you going to be around on Sunday? I might be coming up there.

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Post by devilsbullet » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:43 pm

I think I am. shit I completely forgot I still have part of a tranny for you sittin in my garage lol.

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Post by draker » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:19 pm

devilsbullet wrote:I think I am. shit I completely forgot I still have part of a tranny for you sittin in my garage lol.
Ha.. alright.

It should be a whole tranny this time, I think? Just broken one this time.

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Post by draker » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:56 pm

So.. looks like my dryer took a shit on me. Came out to the garage to switch the laundry over... clothes are still wet. I thought I forgot to turn it on... wouldn't be the first time. Except for then I remember coming out and checking on the laundry and the dryer was actually running for ev errrrrrrr. I turned it back on.. and waited. No warm. :fuu:

Busted out the screw driver..

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Post by 510freak » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:59 pm

Dryers can be pita(at times) when you fix it,Make sure to always keep the vents clean as heck(they last longer(dryers)
The lint just plugs everything up.
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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:07 pm

If it ain't one thing...
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.

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Post by draker » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:40 pm

If it aint one thing.. it's 27 others. I'm pretty sure that's how the saying goes around here.

I should mention my dryer vent.. is like 20 ft long.. or more. It's a dumb design.. I don't have any way of cleaning it myself at the moment. I should probably get someone out here to dewwitt.

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Post by draker » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:55 pm

So.. when my dog decided to help me remove the old curtains.. he left 3 huge holes in the wall... from the anchors being removed. Thanks dog... but you doin it wrong.

I took some time today to fill the holes with drywall patching compound. Will sand... texture.. prime and paint when time allows.

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Post by draker » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:56 pm

As you can see... curling is still on. So dumb.... but I'm fucking hooked on it now. Need to see who's gonna win this shit.

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Post by draker » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:57 pm

Also while digging around in the dryer.. I found these...

Perfectly round packed balls of lint.

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Post by 510freak » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:02 pm

:gscot:

Damn draker thats like :milk:
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