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Offline Phantom

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #195 on: August 08, 2017, 07:59:15 PM »
I like the crown molding around the closet :specool:
I understand the dilemma. Correct spelling takes time that could be spent licking the windows on the short bus.

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #196 on: August 09, 2017, 10:40:35 AM »
Now you just need to get those boys to make their beds. Or is that your bunk bed Chuck???  :shrug:  :beer2:
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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #197 on: August 09, 2017, 10:52:18 AM »
Now you just need to get those boys to make their beds. Or is that your bunk bed Chuck???  :shrug:  :beer2:

My kids..... make their beds......  :floor:

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #198 on: August 09, 2017, 01:00:30 PM »
This will be nice for working on the machines in the winter time  :punk:
Still need to pipe the LP line to the tanks, drill a 4" hole for the flu pipe and run a thermostat, but the hard part is done... 

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #199 on: August 09, 2017, 01:44:08 PM »
I like the crown molding around the closet :specool:
:specool:That's the kind of work I can do, and I can't even spell carperter, carpentiner,... woodworker!

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #200 on: August 15, 2017, 07:23:09 AM »
I like the crown molding around the closet :specool:

That's a 3"x6" hand hewn log (left over from the log siding build). I also have 30 feet of 3"x10" logs left over, trying to figure out what to build with that. Thinking of wrapping my kitchen island with the logs to enhance the look.... That's for a later day. Right now I need to start enjoying the place for the rest of the year and take a nice long break - staring at what I've done drinking beers.  :beer2:

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #201 on: August 15, 2017, 04:26:29 PM »
What I don't like about repair projects is where do you stop. My project was to replace some bad siding and trim, so that I can paint the house. I keep finding more bad cedar siding. The contractor will be replacing the shingles and gutters soon, so the rest will have to wait for some other time.
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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #202 on: August 16, 2017, 10:45:08 AM »
Well finally got around to finishing my project. Not a big project but it was drawn out long enough. To many graduations, birthdays and get togethers every weekend this summer!  :mad:
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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #203 on: August 17, 2017, 11:21:05 AM »
What I don't like about repair projects is where do you stop. My project was to replace some bad siding and trim, so that I can paint the house. I keep finding more bad cedar siding. The contractor will be replacing the shingles and gutters soon, so the rest will have to wait for some other time.

Now that my cabin project is somewhat finished. My wife has a HUGE list of projects she wants started here at home.

Siding and roof are on that list  :(

Siding is original to house (1976) and looks pretty beat up.
Roof is 20 years old, still look "ok" but I know I should be planning for it in the next couple of years.


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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #204 on: August 17, 2017, 02:52:36 PM »
What I don't like about repair projects is where do you stop. My project was to replace some bad siding and trim, so that I can paint the house. I keep finding more bad cedar siding. The contractor will be replacing the shingles and gutters soon, so the rest will have to wait for some other time.

Now that my cabin project is somewhat finished. My wife has a HUGE list of projects she wants started here at home.

Siding and roof are on that list  :(

Siding is original to house (1976) and looks pretty beat up.
Roof is 20 years old, still look "ok" but I know I should be planning for it in the next couple of years.



Metal roofing and never do it again in your lifetime?
Summer SUCKS!!

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #205 on: August 17, 2017, 04:01:41 PM »
What I don't like about repair projects is where do you stop. My project was to replace some bad siding and trim, so that I can paint the house. I keep finding more bad cedar siding. The contractor will be replacing the shingles and gutters soon, so the rest will have to wait for some other time.

Now that my cabin project is somewhat finished. My wife has a HUGE list of projects she wants started here at home.

Siding and roof are on that list  :(

Siding is original to house (1976) and looks pretty beat up.
Roof is 20 years old, still look "ok" but I know I should be planning for it in the next couple of years.



Metal roofing and never do it again in your lifetime?
My house is 30 years old and has the old masonite siding. This will be the third shingles replacement, all paid for by insurance claims from hail damage. The siding I can't stand is vinyl siding. It looks so cheap and hail punches holes in it. The hail bounces off the masonite, but needs a good coat of paint or it deteriorates. If I ever decided to replace all of it, it would be with Hardy Board. It is really durable. The masonite siding that went bad was above the attached garage. I am making sure that none of the new siding touches the shingles, so moisture can't be absorbed by the siding.
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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #206 on: August 17, 2017, 08:09:39 PM »
Metal roof ain't all it's cracked up to be... My 20 year metal roof at camp started looking faded and had rust spots after 15 years. Sure they will give you a new panel but no money for labor.
I ended up priming and repainting the whole roof on my own dime. Cost me a couple hundred but the finish was better then the original when done.
I understand the dilemma. Correct spelling takes time that could be spent licking the windows on the short bus.

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #207 on: August 22, 2017, 01:38:08 PM »
What I don't like about repair projects is where do you stop. My project was to replace some bad siding and trim, so that I can paint the house. I keep finding more bad cedar siding. The contractor will be replacing the shingles and gutters soon, so the rest will have to wait for some other time.

Now that my cabin project is somewhat finished. My wife has a HUGE list of projects she wants started here at home.

Siding and roof are on that list  :(

Siding is original to house (1976) and looks pretty beat up.
Roof is 20 years old, still look "ok" but I know I should be planning for it in the next couple of years.



Metal roofing and never do it again in your lifetime?

My IL house is tri-level.... It would be too much of a pain in the ass. 


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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #208 on: August 22, 2017, 01:41:42 PM »
Metal roof ain't all it's cracked up to be... My 20 year metal roof at camp started looking faded and had rust spots after 15 years. Sure they will give you a new panel but no money for labor.
I ended up priming and repainting the whole roof on my own dime. Cost me a couple hundred but the finish was better then the original when done.

Another issue is the fact that metal roofs shed the snow / ice and water so quickly that it tends to rip gutters off the house in the winter. If you don't run gutters, then the water sheds off the roof and runs right into your foundations, leaving them damp and cracking under freezing conditions.

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #209 on: August 22, 2017, 03:58:33 PM »
Metal roof ain't all it's cracked up to be... My 20 year metal roof at camp started looking faded and had rust spots after 15 years. Sure they will give you a new panel but no money for labor.
I ended up priming and repainting the whole roof on my own dime. Cost me a couple hundred but the finish was better then the original when done.

Another issue is the fact that metal roofs shed the snow / ice and water so quickly that it tends to rip gutters off the house in the winter. If you don't run gutters, then the water sheds off the roof and runs right into your foundations, leaving them damp and cracking under freezing conditions.

Fake News!  B)

Everyone up at camp said the same thing... When I put my roof on I allowed a 2" overhang of the fascia and mounted the gutters low. When the snow comes off the roof it just shoots over the gutter and never touches it. The guy that made the gutters for me (Seamless on site) suggested double hangers and they worked great.
The first year with them on I was going to put a sheet metal cover over them to keep the snow out but never got to do it before the snow came and didn't have a problem.
I understand the dilemma. Correct spelling takes time that could be spent licking the windows on the short bus.