My current huge project

Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:45 pm

Mom's apartment is clean and organized. There are still a few of my items stashed in corners of closets and back corners of shelves. but all in all, it's ready..

And, I have a surprise for her. I have finally hooked up her dishwasher, after only 12 years, it's finally hooked up and function tested.. no leaks, runs fine.. That should make her happy for awhile..

I'm finding it very slow work trying to move the stuff out of the family room.. I'm trying to NOT just grab and dump.. so it's going much slower that expected.. like most of this project..

I hope to have some progress photos by tonight.

Greg L
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:22 pm

I hope so on those photo's Greg,you've been a little lax in that area this week :oops2: :bang: :out:
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:13 pm

I finally got one side of the family room cleaned out.. what a mess. tossed out some things.. but set up a few shelves and work surfaces in the basement and moved most of it downstairs.. I've done enough for today..

Greg L
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:59 pm

How the hell do we accumulate all that stuff :?: :lol:
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:13 pm

I don't know Fred, but it sure accumulates.

My trim guy came over today, and we finished the install of the trim kit for the fridge/freezer. I was then able to plumb, level and square up the units.. they look very nice now, with the doors both in the same plane, corners matching, and the protective plastic removed. The icemaker is working and the noise from the two units isn't too bad in the very quiet house. I was concerned about the noise but not any more.

My trim guy is going to start making the transition strip that will finish off the wood floor abutting the slate floor. We made up several examples today and decided on a fairly simple one.. He'll start on the install of the maple floor this week. It's pretty easy work, but I can't do it while I'm in either JFK or SFO, so I guess I'll pay to have it done.. He's very fussy, and did an amazing job on the stairs, so I trust him to do a great job on the floor for me.

I'm off to JFK in the morning to work the next five days. return to the house project on Saturday afternoon. The place is getting close to being ready to move furniture back in !! Maybe another few weeks or a month.

Greg L
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Fridge freezer trimmed in. They look very nice now.
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That is one very 'happy' Kousa Dogwood tree !! I can' remember it blooming this nice.
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:14 am

In the 2nd to the last picture--is that small piece going to be the transition from slate to wood??Hopefully so--I like it--stained the same as the wood flooring??Yup,I think that'll look outstanding :) Hmmmm,tomorrow for your Mom & Friend??I'm sure she will be overwhelmed w/ the changes since her last visit when you had to boot the poor woman out early :lol: Have a safe week :)
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:13 am

Lookin' good! Even matches that beautiful bolt-action rifle you've got there - I almost didn't see it! :D 8-) Speakin of wound up ....don't even get me started on MA gun laws .... don't want to hijack this thread so close to the end! :shock: :D
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:04 pm

After I posted that photo I looked and saw the Winchster leaning against the cabinet.. I was expecting a comment or two.

Smitty, start a fresh thread on firearms.. we had one many years ago.. no need to hijack anything, especially at gunpoint ! :D

Greg L
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:44 pm

Looked like a normal kitchen appliance to me :D
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:37 pm

Yep it's a necessary appliance, especially in skunk [2-legged and 4-legged] and groundhog country.. I've got a ground hog trying to commit suicide by digging under my barn floor.. workmen and my caretaker have seen him, but I haven't yet.. but, the screen is not in the adjacent window, and the rifle is ready and waiting..
It's an antique: Winchester Model 43, chambered in .218Bee. More than a Hornet, less than a .222. a perfect around the farm caliber..
I've used it on three rabbits trying to ruin my garden so far.. the barn cats like the carcasses.. I guess rabbit goes well with cat-kibble.. :lol:

I just heard from my wood trim guy, he has about half the family room floor down,, I hope he gets a photo to me before I have to leave and go flying..

Take care,, Greg L
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:41 pm

I'm helping a widow with her place out in the country, her brother in law took care of some of the woodchucks out there. She has a 15 x 20 deck that is low to the ground, attached. The guy who built it put clear poly tarp under it, but the ground hogs must have burrowed right next to the foundation and it made the tarp collapse into a funnel for rain water. We might pull up the deck boards and pour a slab under the deck, with enough pitch to direct the rain away from the foundation.

Hey for a minute I thought your refrigerator was the blast doors at Cheyenne Mountain NORAD!!!! :)
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:38 am

Yep, those fridge doors really look impressive now that the units are plumb and square with each other, and the protective plastic is removed... they look better than I expected..

The steel fabricator came by yesterday evening, with another section of the stair railing.. This time with all the dimensions correct, and with double drops at each step. I think i'm changing my mind on the double drops. They look more intentional and designed to 'be there' than the off center single drop.

I had the building inspector stop by at the same time, and he said he'd ok the railing with a single drop, using either the rear or center. But now that I look at the railing in place, the double drops are 'growing' on me..

I'll make my final decision on Saturday when I get back to the house, and see it 'in person'.

Still waiting on a photo of the familyroom floor, the wood trim guy's phone won't take photos that are legible.. way too poor quality. I may have to wait till Saturday to take my own photos.

Greg L

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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:23 pm

I'm winding down for the day, I spent several hours today sanding the maple transition pieces. Then spend quite a lot of time trying to match the prefinished maple flooring's color and shade. The maple was not consistant in accepting stain.. I was able to use a few spare leftover pieces to stain to the right color match. But then using the same combination of stains on the actual transition strips resulted in significantly different color and depth of color.. :mad:

So I played with it for quite a while.. it's pretty close now, but I'm gonna start over again in the morning.. I'm too tired.

Greg L
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:58 pm

Looking good Greg! :up:
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:52 pm

Looks much better than you think it does I bet. Ever use Minwax pre-stain conditioner? I have tried but never thought it did me much good. Maple is a bear to sand anyway. All looks very good, remember when it's done; everywhere you look in your home will be a source of pleasure and pride, for a long time to come!
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