What have you done to your house today

Discussion in 'Home Improvement' started by Infamous05, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. bujeezus

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    Pavers going down on the driveway

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    GallopingFord I'm Cam - Mr. Indecisive

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    some pretty fancy shmancy stuff there
     
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    how do you transition/blend that with your garage slab?
     
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    thanks :insane:
    I'm not doing the work, too much and I have zero experience as a mason.

    they brought the bricks up to the slab and will fill in with concrete, the stone goes just under the garage door.
     
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    Looks nice, any concerns with plowing/shoveling those?
     
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    not from what I've been told, I would not do it with metal, but any plastic should be no issue.
     
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    Had the dead undersized Goodman A/C unit replaced with a new American Standard 4 Ton A/C.
     
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    Ordered myself two new Liftmaster 8500 Jackdrive motors.
     
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    What's the damage $$$-wise on that project if I may ask? Looks awesome.
     
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    some more of the ongoing work

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    I knew it had to be expensive. My driveway is 9 foot by 400 feet maybe I would get a discount. LOL!!!
     
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    That's looking great! I've thought about doing this, but my driveway is close to 100 feet and I'm afraid of what the cost would be.

    Great choice! I've been very happy with mine. Make sure you have electric outlets installed in the ceiling of the garage where the openers will go as the power cords are fairly short and may not reach to wall outlets.

    Don't know if you already setup an install, but if you're looking for someone to install them Loudoun Garage Door did mine and did a great job.

    Also, don't forget the internet gateway, so you can open and close the doors wherever you are. They may come with it now, but I had to order it when I bought my 8500s over a year ago. You only need 1 and it will control both doors.

    Amazon.com: 828LM LiftMaster Internet Gateway: Home Improvement
     
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    GallopingFord I'm Cam - Mr. Indecisive

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    Thanks! Also, trying to figure out if I want 6 2-lamp fixtures or 4 4-lamp fixtures in the garage

    21x20 garage.

    Some pics from today when I got another electrician estimate. Can't wait to get this place spiffy.

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    16 bulbs is better than 12 bulbs for garage lighting. You can never have too much.

    I have the newer T12 florescent fixtures in mine. Just cheapies from Home Depot but plenty of light and they come on instantly.
     
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    Pavers done - new sod & sidewalk tomorrow

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    GallopingFord I'm Cam - Mr. Indecisive

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    Dave, that looks amazing.

    I wasn't sure if it would make much of a difference to have the 12 in 6 different spots versus the 16 in 4 spots.
     
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    Thanks Cam. I'm really pleased how it came out
     
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    Newer T12?
    T12 and T10 are ancient....
    T8 is more recent and T5 is the newest in the fluorescent line.

    I'd skip all that and go LED. Just retrofitted all the fluorescent lights in the basement and garage, much brighter, lower energy consumption and longer life spans.
     
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    Sorry, must be T8. Skinnier than old tubes, about 1" diameter. They work great. Four bulb fixtures were only $50 each.

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