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Remodeling

R. J. Jan 27, 2014

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    :hello: I'm replacing all my interior hallow doors which is 10 total with 6 panel sold wood doors. I have 2 ready to go up. I also did more trim.
     

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    It all looks great RJ
     
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    :hello: Thank's. I'm putting up the kitchen back splash.
     

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    :hello: Ready for grout. It only took 3 weeks for my wife to decide on going with the very first back splash design & only a week on what color grout to go with which is unsanded French Vanilla. I installed the switch plate covers for proper fitment & will remove them before the grout is applied.
     

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    :hello: We finished our Kitchen about 3 weeks ago. Total cost $11,220. Cabinets around $6,400, counter tops about $2,400. Tile around $300, back splash $300. Under mount sink faucets, ceiling fan & lighting $650. Apex reverse osmosis system $400. Doors & trim $300. Ceiling & wall texture $150. Paint & primer $200. Electrical outlet, switches & oak plates $120.
     

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    :hello: Last week I installed 8 new LED shop lights in my garage. They was $35 each. It took me about 4 hours for installation. I hung them from the ceiling using 1/4 " SS eye hooks. They use less than half the power of the 104 watt shop lights that I was using & are twice as bright. Now I can see what I'm doing.
     

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    Awesome lights!! What make/model? I'll be need some for my garage. Now you'll be able to see where you've put your sunglasses!
     
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    :hello: Not sure on the brand or manufacture. I bought then from B Js hole sale club. I've never seen them in any other store. I'll find out the information when I get a chance.
     
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    Garage, I don't think so. That's more of a storage facility. With what I see in there you would never get a vehicle in there and if you did you would probably find those sun glasses when a tire runs over them.:pk::pk::laughing7::laughing7:
     
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    :hello: It presently houses 5. I'll be building a 24'x36' detached garage in 2020. :laughing7:
     
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    Here is a coffee table I just built. Girlfriend wanted a shadow box style that looked like a window frame. I matched the stain to look like my other furniture. You can see I got pretty close to my stereo cabinet that I bought.
     

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    The grid work I joined with half lap joints and I hand chiseled the face frame to lay the grid work into it.
     

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    :hello: Looks good. :notworthy:
     
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    Here is the strip of drywall I cut out to run more outlets. The new outlets are on a new circuit. I then put the pieces back in. Right now it's just about ready for paint. Garage door broke a spring so I replaced both myself. The opener was bad so I replaced it as well. Put up a lift master 8500. It's an awesome opener.
     

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    :hello: I did the same thing in our new Kitchen. We now have twice the outlets. Just for the fun off it I contacted an Electrician he wanted a $1000 to do it & that did not include drywall work. The guys that measured & fitted out quarts counter tops couldn't believe that I done all the work myself. When they used a lazier to check our lower cabinets they was dead nuts level. :laughing7:
     
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    People who do their own stuff and take pride in it tend to do better work than a lot of pros.
     
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    :hello: All's they are interested in is getting in & out as quick as they can. Also they take short cuts. A friend of mine asked me to come look at an electrical problem she was having. All's her problem was a shorted outlet kept tripping a breaker. Also some of the grounds wasn't connected to each other & at her electrical panel most of the grounds needed snugged down. Then I noticed her earth ground was rusted. I reached down & pulled the rod right out of the ground. The grounding rod was a 2 ft piece of rebar. I installed a new 8 ft copper rod, new grounding wire & connectors. I spent the entire day at her house. She asked me how much for my time. I told her nothing that I was glad to help her out. She did treat me to lunch & topped off my tank.
     
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    When my garage door spring (torsion) broke people told me I need to call a door company. I have several trucks at work with roll up torsion spring doors. I have done a ton of them. I looked on line and there were a few places local here that did garage doors. They wouldn't sell me any springs as they said that would require a service call. I said ok I will let you know. I found, of all places, a place on ebay that I ordered springs from. 2 springs delivered to my door was $68 and they arrived in two days. I won't pay someone to do things for me that I can do myself. I enjoy it.
     
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    :hello: Of all places ACE Hardware sells garage door springs & the tool to adjust the tension.
     
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    Good to know...I wasn't aware.
     

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