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      04-24-2009 06:37 PM #1
      Well here are some pictures of our house. We have been working on it day and night for the past two weeks. We are really happy to finally be getting into a house after looking for 8 months. The house still needs some work but I really like how it turned out. Most of these shots are when I was still working on the place. I haven't had a chance to take final shots yet. Ill update this when we get everything finished off.<p>Before<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0013.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>After<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0073.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Before<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/pinktub.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>After<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0094.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Before<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0056.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>After (still have a few things to do in here)<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0098.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0097.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Before (I painted the grey)<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0024.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0025.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>After <br>(still needs some work too. When it gets warmer ill do an epoxy floor coating)<p><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0050.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0055.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0062.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Living room<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0017.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Kitchen<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0059.jpg" BORDER="0">
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      04-24-2009 06:43 PM #2
      Backround:<p>Im 22 about to get married in Aug with my fiancee who is 24. The asking price for the house was 167K we got them to come down to 150K and pay all the closing costs. We closed on the 10th. And I have been working my ass off to get the place fixed up.
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      04-24-2009 06:46 PM #3
      I installed new light fixtures in all the rooms. Re-painted every surface in the house. We had a new fuse panel installed. We got the bathtub re-painted. and re-did the master bath. Tonight Im installing my plasma tv mount and I'm going to run all of the speaker wires for my surround sound tonight.
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      04-24-2009 07:07 PM #4
      House looks much better.<p>Sell me the wheels on the civic. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
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      04-24-2009 07:41 PM #5
      Nice work! and congrats on your house!

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      04-24-2009 07:46 PM #6
      Thanks!<p>LOL Ya i got those for 200 bucks with toyo tires off of CL, sweet deal!
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      04-24-2009 07:47 PM #7
      Thanks! Lots of work but its sooo worth it!
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      04-24-2009 08:30 PM #8
      Pink bathtub. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Nice work man. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
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      05-04-2009 04:18 PM #9
      Heres a few more pics. Ill have to go through the house and get more updated pictures.<p>We converted a closet in the game room to a computer nook.<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0124.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Did some more work on the garage<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0126.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0128.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0129.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0131.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0132.jpg" BORDER="0">
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    10. 05-04-2009 11:26 PM #10
      The hanging desk, did you make it or buy it somewhere? Overall just more info please! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

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      05-05-2009 11:31 AM #11
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scranson</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The hanging desk, did you make it or buy it somewhere? Overall just more info please! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>We made it. We went to Ikea and looked for a piece of wood that was big enough to use for the desk, then I just cut it to fit with the table saw. If I were to do it again I don't know if I would use Ikea wood because its half cardboard <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> But its pretty stable. I then nailed some wood braces horizontal to the wall for support. I also got some L brackets for more support. Ill get some better pictures for you tonight.
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    12. 05-05-2009 02:30 PM #12
      Nice work!

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      05-06-2009 01:24 AM #13
      Is that corner shelf the one I've seen at Ikea? If so, how's the quality?<p> <IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0124.jpg" BORDER="0">
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      05-07-2009 11:09 PM #14
      Nice improvements, I like red doors on white houses.<p>Now go grab your level and straighten that lamp post!<p>Chris <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">

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      05-08-2009 12:00 PM #15
      Looks like a cool little house. I like this picture, mostly because your fiancee is cheesing it up in the passenger seat:<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/IMG_0128.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>What's PRO AUTO - NO FREE WORK DON'T ASK about?<p>Good on you for making the place yours- looks like a good house. Best of luck with it.

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      10-05-2009 01:02 PM #16
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wrigh003</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Looks like a cool little house. I like this picture, mostly because your fiancee is cheesing it up in the passenger seat:<p>What's PRO AUTO - NO FREE WORK DON'T ASK about?<p>Good on you for making the place yours- looks like a good house. Best of luck with it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Haha ya she didnt want to get out of the car! <p>Pro Auto was my dads friends shop who helped me build my nova back in the day. He closed up and moved to BFE Oregon and gave me his sign. Cool guy and an awesome mechanic.<p>Thanks!<p>So I've been wanting to "clean up" the garage a bit. I enclosed the laundry area and built a false wall to surround the new furnace we had put in. I still have to mud, tape and paint. Next up is flooring.<p><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc66/racerbob21/IMG_1062.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc66/racerbob21/IMG_1063.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc66/racerbob21/IMG_1064.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc66/racerbob21/IMG_1065.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Pic of my nova<br><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc66/racerbob21/mynova.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc66/racerbob21/nova3.jpg" BORDER="0">
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    17. 10-05-2009 02:12 PM #17
      Looking good! I'm nowhere near brave enough to take on the task of fixing up an old house. But I bet its a rewarding feeling.<p>IMO, I'd get rid of that lamppost in the front yard. Very old-fashioned to me.

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      10-05-2009 02:50 PM #18
      What did you use to paint the tub? I have a pink tub, and we're deciding on what to do with it.

    19. 10-05-2009 02:59 PM #19
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      10-05-2009 03:31 PM #20
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Stl2.0</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Looking good! I'm nowhere near brave enough to take on the task of fixing up an old house. But I bet its a rewarding feeling.<p>IMO, I'd get rid of that lamppost in the front yard. Very old-fashioned to me.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks! Ya it definitely is a rewarding feeling. I've never really tackled any projects like this before but you learn as you go <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Ya the light is on my to-do list lol!
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      10-05-2009 03:35 PM #21
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Iceman18T</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What did you use to paint the tub? I have a pink tub, and we're deciding on what to do with it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>We had a professional company come in and do it. I did some reading on the DIY kits and didn't really hear a lot of good things about them. <p>My parents used the same company who did mine and there tub has held up 10 years now. It was some kind of enamel. It cost about the same as a new tub but it saves you all the trouble of tearing the old one out and installing a new one. the cost was right around 400 dollars.
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      10-05-2009 03:36 PM #22
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Iceman18T</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What did you use to paint the tub? I have a pink tub, and we're deciding on what to do with it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>haha thanks. Me and my buddy made that. It was for my wife's 25 birthday.
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      10-05-2009 07:49 PM #23
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      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Iceman18T</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What did you use to paint the tub? I have a pink tub, and we're deciding on what to do with it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://savethepinkbathrooms.com" TARGET="_blank">http://savethepinkbathrooms.com</A>/ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Go big or go home <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

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      10-13-2009 04:12 PM #25
      Everything looks good so far..<p><br>what's going on in the right side of this photo... something is crooked.<p> <IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc66/racerbob21/IMG_1062.jpg" BORDER="0">

    26. 10-13-2009 07:33 PM #26
      where in portland is that, looks like outer se??

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      10-14-2009 09:22 AM #27
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TheGreenspanator</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><A HREF="http://savethepinkbathrooms.com" TARGET="_blank">http://savethepinkbathrooms.com</A>/ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Go big or go home <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>OMG, that first pic is it. Except mine has pink and white tile floor. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0">

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      10-14-2009 05:29 PM #28
      Looks good!<p>Quick one about the furnace though... does your furnace have 1 pipe that goes to the outside or 2? If its only one, you may need to create an opening in the wall/door to allow air in to ensure complete combustion. Just noticed there is a water heater there as well... if it is completely enclosed you need to make an opening to allow air to come in so it isn't producing carbon monoxide and aldehydes.

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      10-14-2009 06:04 PM #29
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>boraIV</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Everything looks good so far..<p>what's going on in the right side of this photo... something is crooked.<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks. If your your talking about the wall around the furnace its a three sided cover not nailed to the wall. Its prob has debris under it making it crooked. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rlyeezz2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">where in portland is that, looks like outer se??</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep almost towards Gresham.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>overby</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Looks good!<p>Quick one about the furnace though... does your furnace have 1 pipe that goes to the outside or 2? If its only one, you may need to create an opening in the wall/door to allow air in to ensure complete combustion. Just noticed there is a water heater there as well... if it is completely enclosed you need to make an opening to allow air to come in so it isn't producing carbon monoxide and aldehydes.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for the info. It has two pipes going up but ill double check them. I left a 5 inch gap on the back side and a 2 inch gap along the top. Its a pull away false wall. Thanks for the info on the water heater too! there is a window in that room so ill prop it open. <p>Here are a few pics of the garage so far. Its taken with my Iphone so the color is off. Looks way better in person.<p><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc66/racerbob21/garage1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc66/racerbob21/garage2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc66/racerbob21/garage3.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc66/racerbob21/garage4.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Im going to try to finish painting this weekend. Then next is lighting and flooring. I have a sample piece coming from floorjunkies.com Ill see how I like it. <p>This is where i got my inspiration from.<br><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc66/racerbob21/wow.jpg" BORDER="0">
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      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rabbitguy21</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>Thanks for the info. It has two pipes going up but ill double check them. I left a 5 inch gap on the back side and a 2 inch gap along the top. Its a pull away false wall. Thanks for the info on the water heater too! there is a window in that room so ill prop it open. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>I can't be sure without actually seeing it, but if both pipes on your furnace go outside, then no air is required from the room for combustion, it takes all the air it needs from outside.<p>For your water heater you can even put a grate into the wall, like a 1'x1' grate just to be safe.

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      gets better every time I look. keep up the good work <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
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      10-20-2009 01:12 AM #32
      looks good, man <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

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      04-30-2010 02:42 PM #33
      I did some more work. I built a new fence and planted some new palms. I still have lots of work to do in the yard, but I've only been at my house for 8 months.<p>Crappy old fence<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/oldfence.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>New fence<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/newfence.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>New palms<br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/palms.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Next up I'm going to brick my lamp post and get a new light for the top of it. Also get a matching porch light. I want to build an outdoor kitchen, I should have time to build it next month or so. I have a deposit down for Black Granite counter tops so those should be getting done soon. Ill post more pictures later. <BR><BR>
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      04-30-2010 02:46 PM #34
      Here's a current pic. were going to be getting new plants on the right side of the house. I want to do a tropical theme. All the plants I'm buying are cold weather palms. I'm working on getting the lawn looking good.<p><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/civicguy86/housecurrent.jpg" BORDER="0">
      You have to look for the positive in every situation of your life.

    35. 04-30-2010 03:09 PM #35
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rabbitguy21</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I built a new fence</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Always enjoy watching the progress on your place. Do you have more details on the fence?<p>TIA
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