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    Thread: Our 1960's build thread.

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      05-25-2009 10:32 PM #51
      that pic has:
      new paint
      new light
      new storm door
      new doorbell

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      05-25-2009 10:34 PM #52
      we also ripped out the two bushes in the front for preperation to paint and landscape:


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      05-26-2009 07:38 AM #53
      Nice work the place is coming along very well. I can't wait to see the finished product [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      05-27-2009 10:47 PM #54
      me too. we're waiting on a friend with a tractor to help us level out the dirtbike jumps all over the yard.
      i'm planning on doing a concrete sidewalk that looks like square stepping stones in a 3'x3' size.

    5. 05-28-2009 08:00 AM #55
      looks great.
      i love the vanity(from lowes), i think my wife and i are pickig up the same thing for our bathroom

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      05-28-2009 11:43 PM #56
      Quote, originally posted by Burnoutx »
      looks great.
      i love the vanity(from lowes), i think my wife and i are pickig up the same thing for our bathroom

      what a deal and a hassle that was!
      its normally $475(ish), but our Lowes had it mis-marked at $350. they honored the price, and changed it as we were buying. when it arrived, the stock room guy said it would come apart, and by my measurements it would fit into my car without the box - if it came apart. it didnt, and we were left standing in the Lowes parking lot at 9:30 at night with a destroyed box and a vanity we couldnt do much with. the same Lowes guy happened to be in the parking lot, saw us, and loaned us his Jeep to get it home (we live 3/4 mile from Lowes). We got it home, returned the Jeep and left him a thank you card and $20.
      the Lowes returns desk lady knows me by name now too...

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      05-28-2009 11:46 PM #57
      the faucet on the vanity is a Pegasus from Home Depot, btw. Soap on the left, one lever for temp control

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      07-11-2009 12:07 AM #58
      sidewalk in:

      annoying chunk of cement in a basement window well courtesy of PO, out:


    9. 07-11-2009 12:10 PM #59
      how did you even get a chain AROUND that big hunk of cement? and did you have to worry abot the foundation at all??

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      07-11-2009 01:31 PM #60
      Quote, originally posted by vw fiend »
      Also yesterday:


      Modified by vw fiend at 9:35 PM 11-6-2008

      I really like your cabinets. What type of wood is that? Are they stained at all or natural?
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      07-11-2009 11:41 PM #61
      beautiful place, nice work [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      07-12-2009 01:37 AM #62
      Subscribing to this thread now... good work so far!

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      07-12-2009 03:43 PM #63
      Quote, originally posted by vw fiend »
      annoying chunk of cement in a basement window well courtesy of PO, out:

      What in the hell would possess some idiot to pour cement into a window well?

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      07-12-2009 11:35 PM #64
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      how did you even get a chain AROUND that big hunk of cement? and did you have to worry abot the foundation at all??

      the guy that owned the house before us was a NASA "engineer" who should have left his day job at work. the back of the house is one long stretch, and should have had a gutter downspout at each end. instead he took off the original gutters and installed these half-ass plastic gutters with a dump feature. when he did it, he put one downspout at one end, and another in the middle, right by that window. then he dug out all the dirt around the window. i'm assuming at some point all the standing water after a storm in the new pooling area he created got into the basement (like it did for us before we replaced his gutters), so he filled in the window well with dirt.
      Quote, originally posted by isonic »
      I really like your cabinets. What type of wood is that? Are they stained at all or natural?

      they are Kraftmaid (sp?) cabinets from Lowes; we took advantage of one of their sales (free hardware, free sink cabinet, 0% interest). they arrived in around 6 weeks and sat in the garage until i had the time to install them.

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      07-12-2009 11:39 PM #65
      Quote, originally posted by Burnoutx »
      how did you even get a chain AROUND that big hunk of cement? and did you have to worry abot the foundation at all??

      sorry, to better answer: he put a piece of plywood in, then filled it up. the wood was rotten, and i pulled it out easily, and we could see that the concrete was barely touching the house, mainly along the top. we dug out around the well, knocked it away, and wrangled the chain under.

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      07-12-2009 11:46 PM #66
      you can see exactly what it looked like before here. the a/c is sitting up on a little dirt mound, and you can notice in the background that he dug out down to the foundation on the other side of the sidewalk. its like this all the way around the house:

      the gutters:

    17. 07-13-2009 11:48 AM #67
      WOW.
      .:dubnoxious:.

    18. 07-13-2009 11:54 AM #68
      bless you sir for your commitment to the project.
      i feel you on the used-home and gutter issue. i had 2 of them that were clogged to high hell w/ leaves.....had that nice swamp water smell to them

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      08-09-2009 01:36 PM #69
      Before:

      after this weekend:

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      08-10-2009 06:23 PM #70
      the place looks fantastic. I really like the exterior green. Great choice!
      We're getting ready to buy our first place and I'm getting excited for some of these projects. If we get the house we want, looks like first on the list will be the kitchen. That ought to be fun

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      08-10-2009 09:45 PM #71
      the kitchen ended up taking eleventy billion times longer than planned, but the fault lay in me and my schedule.
      every board started its life as a 1"x6"x14', and ended up with at least one end having to be fit to stone, if not both sides:

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      08-11-2009 09:51 PM #72
      in the backyard:

    23. 08-11-2009 11:11 PM #73
      Quote, originally posted by vw fiend »
      in the backyard:

      "now that is a nice looking deck back here"

    24. 08-12-2009 11:35 AM #74
      omg that is SO cute!!!!!!

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      08-12-2009 11:45 AM #75
      Quote, originally posted by clip_clop »
      omg that is SO cute!!!!!!

      yeah untill it moves into your attic...

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