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Post by Gabriel » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:13 pm

A couple quick pics at the half way point:

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We actually started in the upper left corner of the first pick, in the corner where the refrigerator is now temporarily sitting. I think we spent about as much time on that little corner as we did on half the rest! I was working solo on Sunday and got quite a bit farther, but I don't have any current pics.
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Post by revspipes » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:29 pm

that is great Gabriel, I hate doing flooring. We have to do about 2,000 sq ft of white oak at the job I am supervising on, but I won't have to bend over once :)

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Post by Gabriel » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:43 am

revspipes wrote:that is great Gabriel, I hate doing flooring. We have to do about 2,000 sq ft of white oak at the job I am supervising on, but I won't have to bend over once :)

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Post by Gabriel » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:45 am

1st coat polyurethane:

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Post by FredS » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:30 pm

Oh snap. I'm going to have to climb through the window above the sink to get to the coffee pot.


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Post by Gabriel » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:36 pm

FredS wrote:Oh snap. I'm going to have to climb through the window above the sink to get to the coffee pot.


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I did think to grab the coffee pot. I did not, however, think to move the microwave... Nikki left me a couple pots of soup but I doubt it will be quite as good cold...
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Post by Cleon » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:48 pm

Nice. Your patience will be rewarded.
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I just talked with a mason who is going to cut a hole in my foundation so I can put in an egress window. I'm going to start a basement remodel. Woohoo!!!!

I partly have you to thank for giving me the impetus.
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Post by Gabriel » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:03 pm

Cleon wrote:Nice. Your patience will be rewarded.
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I just talked with a mason who is going to cut a hole in my foundation so I can put in an egress window. I'm going to start a basement remodel. Woohoo!!!!

I partly have you to thank for giving me the impetus.
Hey now! Don't involve me in this! ;)
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Post by JudgeRusty » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:45 pm

FredS wrote:Oh snap. I'm going to have to climb through the window above the sink to get to the coffee pot.
You can go to the Starbucks next door, or the one across the street.
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Post by infidel » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:42 pm

revspipes wrote:We are looking for a big communal house thing
So how many wives do you have?
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Post by Gabriel » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:49 pm

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FredS wrote:Oh snap. I'm going to have to climb through the window above the sink to get to the coffee pot.
You can go to the Starbucks next door, or the one across the street.
Ha! Not in this town.

Although I hear you, Starbucks stores to seem to reproduce like rabbits.
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Post by FredS » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:17 pm

Gabriel wrote:
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FredS wrote:Oh snap. I'm going to have to climb through the window above the sink to get to the coffee pot.
You can go to the Starbucks next door, or the one across the street.
Ha! Not in this town.

Although I hear you, Starbucks stores to seem to reproduce like rabbits.
Betcha have a Casey's though - every midwest town has a Casey's. Just as good at half the price. Most of the ones around here have even been upgraded to include cappuccino machines if you go for the fru-fru drinks.
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Post by Gabriel » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:40 pm

FredS wrote:
Gabriel wrote:
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FredS wrote:Oh snap. I'm going to have to climb through the window above the sink to get to the coffee pot.
You can go to the Starbucks next door, or the one across the street.
Ha! Not in this town.

Although I hear you, Starbucks stores to seem to reproduce like rabbits.
Betcha have a Casey's though - every midwest town has a Casey's. Just as good at half the price. Most of the ones around here have even been upgraded to include cappuccino machines if you go for the fru-fru drinks.
Of COURSE we have a Casey's. Where else would the farmer's go to hang out in the morning? I might just have to walk up there (Nikki has the car) for a pizza or something for dinner... hm.
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Post by fishdent » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:51 pm

What am I working on? Rotten molars....that's what I'm working on. Think I could cut a hole in that little mask thingie just wide enough for a pipe stem? It would certainly make this afternoon more enjoyable...

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Post by Gabriel » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:42 pm

For anyone looking to finish hardwood floors in the future, this came very highly recommended by a guy I work with:

http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/har ... for-floors

I can't recommend it. Drying time has been MUCH longer than advertised and so far the smoothness factor leaves a lot to be desired. We'll see how the next few coats go. Assuming I'll ever be able to do them.
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Post by Cleon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:29 am

fishdent wrote:What am I working on? Rotten molars....that's what I'm working on. Think I could cut a hole in that little mask thingie just wide enough for a pipe stem? It would certainly make this afternoon more enjoyable...
That does sound gross.
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Post by Cleon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:34 am

Gabriel wrote:
Cleon wrote:Nice. Your patience will be rewarded.
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I just talked with a mason who is going to cut a hole in my foundation so I can put in an egress window. I'm going to start a basement remodel. Woohoo!!!!

I partly have you to thank for giving me the impetus.
Hey now! Don't involve me in this! ;)
Holy cow! The mason showed up this morning and started and I didn't even have a permit yet. A quick trip to the Inspector's Office and I'm good. Dust is everywhere!

I'll take the rest of this week and work out the details for framing, electrical, and hvac. Hopefully I can make the bulk of my material purchases on Saturday and maybe even get started framing the walls.

Photos will follow.
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Post by fisherofpipes » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:48 am

Work hours severely cut until Easter (though this could be reevaluated), so Youtube 24/7.
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Post by JudgeRusty » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:04 am

Gabriel wrote:For anyone looking to finish hardwood floors in the future, this came very highly recommended by a guy I work with:

http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/har ... for-floors

I can't recommend it. Drying time has been MUCH longer than advertised and so far the smoothness factor leaves a lot to be desired. We'll see how the next few coats go. Assuming I'll ever be able to do them.
My neighbor gifted me with a 8 oz or so of some fast drying poly from his cabinet shop. It dries fast, but does not give a good finish. It is milky looking in the can; it has a blueish tint as it goes on, especially if it gets too thick. I used it to finish the Flyin' Ginny Pipe Rack, but I was not satisfied.
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Post by Cleon » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:00 pm

New egress window and masonry window well is in.

I've spent the evenings caulking and installing foam insulation. Now I'm drilling into the concrete, hard concrete, to attach furring strips.
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