What have you done to your house today

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

  1. bujeezus

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    Spent about 2 hrs unsticking the crank out windows in the sunroom. 10 windows total. Lazy fuckers just painted them shut. Was dreading doing it but glad I got it done. A couple were broken (cranking mechanism) but 8 outta 10 ain't bad. Will be nice to have the option with the weather cooling off.
     
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    A little tip on the crank out windows, put a little silicone on the gasket; one, to prolong the life of the gasket and two, to ensure the gasket doesn't stick. I use spray silicone on a rag and wipe the gaskets down once a year.
     
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    Thanks oldVOR.
     
  4. GallopingFord

    GallopingFord I'm Cam - Mr. Indecisive

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    Installed a new state-of-the-art toilet flush lever. Nothing beats the touch of a solid flush handle.

    Also begun the restoration of my fiances' porch swing. It's a little more than 100 years old, handed down from her family for our home, so I'm trying to be as delicate as I can to remove all the crusty hardware that was painted over.
     
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    What?
     
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    Worthless without photos
     
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    Put up my Hurricane Shutters on the back widows and doors. Will do the rest today!
     
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    good luck man. are you evacuating? I have a family member in the Miami area and they are planing to leave tomorrow and drive to Orlando for the weekend in their 5.0 Vert :D
     
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    NO. I am secure and hopefully will be fine. House is secure. Plenty of food, gas and my Generator works fine. Biggest unknown is where this thing is actually going to hit. If it is a direct hit in the keys/Miami area that helps me because it will take away from the impact
     
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  10. GallopingFord

    GallopingFord I'm Cam - Mr. Indecisive

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    What?


    My b.

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    Took me a total of a 30 min to install including my 6 pack pre-game.
     
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    I love a nice hefty metal flush handle. Can't stand the plastic crap and have had a couple break over the years.
     
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    Hurricane prep since I got home from work today, to finish up tomorrow. Then wait for the ride to start Saturday evening.

     
  13. Premium08

    Premium08 Need to Get Another Pony

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    Got the cabinets for the island. Screwed them to each other, still need to put the finish board on the back side and a little trim work. It seems heavy enough, that I'm probably not even gonna screw it to the floor.[​IMG]

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  14. ZmanM3

    ZmanM3 The Evil One

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    Looks great!
     
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    Working in the yard the last couple of days, pulling some of the smaller stumps left over from the deforestation project last March, removing large overgrown weeds, and doing some off-roading, just 'cause

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    Premium08 Need to Get Another Pony

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    Stained half my deck.[​IMG]

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    Mowed/leave cleanup, Aerated, limed, fertilized, power overseeded

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    Hired another house cleaner. Been 6 months since I lost the last one, she starts Monday.

    Also I finally managed to get the pool water clear again. Been green since the hurricane 3 weeks ago and nothing I did was working. Took a water sample to Pinch-a-Penny and about $120 later I was in business. Water is blue and clear today.
     
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    Did you run a background check on this one!

    If I recall correctly last one was a thief.

    Also no family members of friends
     

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