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DrEntropy
04-25-2018, 04:00 PM
Finally getting back to improving the bathroom. The divider wall will have 8"sq. glass block to the top of the door height, going to light it internally with LED's.

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Basil
04-25-2018, 06:08 PM
Looking good! Our master bath remodel is on my bucket list.

Gliderman8
04-25-2018, 07:58 PM
My upcoming project is to remove our very old pressure treated wood deck boards and replace with composite deck boards. I ordered the material today but will have to wait a few weeks since we are having a new roof installed due to hail damage. Once the roof is complete I’ll tackle the deck.
Doc- the glass wall should look pretty cool once it’s lit with the LED’s.

mikephillips
04-26-2018, 12:43 PM
Like the look. My 1960s era full bath is in the process of being completely redone. Bare room right now. Since 90% of the house plumbing was accessible with the wallboard gone, taking the opportunity to replace all it as well since over the last couple years I kept developing small leaks in the elbows and T fittings. Might as well do it all while it's easy to reach..

DNK
04-26-2018, 01:51 PM
My upcoming project is to remove our very old pressure treated wood deck boards and replace with composite deck boards. I ordered the material today but will have to wait a few weeks since we are having a new roof installed due to hail damage. ....
Should have gotten Garapa Wood

Gliderman8
04-26-2018, 02:34 PM
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Should have gotten Garapa Wood
Little late for that Don as the Trex material was ordered.
Do you think Garapa wood would hold up to snow/ice?

DNK
04-26-2018, 03:42 PM
Probably as well as the plastic
My old deck
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Redid last Dec
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Gliderman8
04-26-2018, 03:51 PM
Nice job on the deck.

DrEntropy
04-26-2018, 05:03 PM
Nice job on the deck.

I'll say!


Like the look. My 1960s era full bath is in the process of being completely redone. Bare room right now. Since 90% of the house plumbing was accessible with the wallboard gone, taking the opportunity to replace all it as well since over the last couple years I kept developing small leaks in the elbows and T fittings. Might as well do it all while it's easy to reach..

Thanks, Mike. I agree about the plumbing. I replaced the run from the hot water tank and cold supply into the bathroom with CPVC overhead, stubbed out for toilet and sink to be replaced later. Also ran supply thru the right side wall for the kitchen sink. Th' hovel was built with "contractor grade" fixtures and appliances, all the plumbing is copper in the slab. I want to bypass all that BEFORE it starts to leak and I'm too old to do the job meself. :wink:

waltesefalcon
04-27-2018, 08:57 AM
That deck looks nice. I am about to get a new roof and then this summer I will be painting my house. I have an idea to side it, or at least part of it, with license plates so I am scrounging around for old plates. It should be interesting.

DNK
04-27-2018, 09:01 AM
... I have an idea to side it, or at least part of it, with license plates so I am scrounging around for old plates. It should be interesting.

Only in Oklahoma :cool:

DNK
04-27-2018, 09:02 AM
Nice job on the deck.

Must confess
I removed the old decking and flew a buddy in from Seattle to do the install and I was his co builder

Hopefully I will talk him into coming back this year to replace my front door and side lights and the door going to the garage

Gliderman8
04-27-2018, 09:05 AM
Must confess
I removed the old decking and flew a buddy in from Seattle to do the install and I was his co builder

The deck nurse :devilgrin:

judow
04-27-2018, 09:40 AM
Spring is definitely here. I see home improvement projects but Doug doesn’t. A conundrum for sure. Anyway sometimes fun needs to take first place and home improvement second place. Perhaps spring project will just be fall project? Nice bathroom and deck. Good job guys.

waltesefalcon
04-27-2018, 03:02 PM
Only in Oklahoma :cool:

Someone is jealous.

DrEntropy
04-27-2018, 04:54 PM
Spring is definitely here. I see home improvement projects but Doug doesn’t. A conundrum for sure. Anyway sometimes fun needs to take first place and home improvement second place. Perhaps spring project will just be fall project? Nice bathroom and deck. Good job guys.

Yeah, Judy, that whirlygig thingie needs some hours put on it!




Hopefully I will talk him into coming back this year to replace my front door and side lights and the door going to the garage

I'm the only Labor Unit here. Replaced the front door a couple Labor Days ago, the door to the garage is on the list, as well as cutting a hole in the concrete block wall twixt garage and laundry room to install a "people door" there... That cutting may get hired out, tho. Nasty work.

DNK
04-27-2018, 06:07 PM
I could do it,but it's a reason to get him here
And that way I'm supervised

DrEntropy
04-27-2018, 07:17 PM
A "reason" or an excuse?!?

Sounds like a true friendship to me.

TRMark
04-30-2018, 12:08 PM
Doubtless on completion of this project, pictures will be posted to this forum. I have noticed often times in advertisements for shower doors and accessories, a lovely clad in a large towel is in the picture. Doc, I beg of you, do not be the lovely.

Basil
04-30-2018, 12:33 PM
Doubtless on completion of this project, pictures will be posted to this forum. I have noticed often times in advertisements for shower doors and accessories, a lovely clad in a large towel is in the picture. Doc, I beg of you, do not be the lovely.


Doc in flip flops and a towel - must erase image!

Gliderman8
04-30-2018, 12:42 PM
Doc in flip flops and a towel - must erase image!
I just pray he uses the towel.

Basil
04-30-2018, 01:20 PM
I just pray he uses the towel.

I think even the agnostics among us pray for that! :angel2:

Gliderman8
04-30-2018, 01:48 PM
:winner1:

DrEntropy
04-30-2018, 04:58 PM
Wait.


Just wait... :devilgrin:

Gliderman8
04-30-2018, 05:40 PM
Wait.

Just wait... :devilgrin:
Oh no.... my childhood nightmares are returning.

AngliaGT
04-30-2018, 09:10 PM
Doc in flip flops and a towel - must erase image!

That's what we refer to as "WAY too much information".

Popeye
05-01-2018, 09:45 AM
I just pray he uses the towel.

Because a picture of Doc dripping wet would be too much?

Basil
05-01-2018, 09:59 AM
Because a picture of Doc dripping wet would be too much?

That too.

Gliderman8
05-09-2018, 08:15 AM
OK doc, I’m under way with my deck project. Pulling up the old wood boards is a bear.
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DNK
05-09-2018, 08:59 AM
Ellot, cut the old boards in half it's easier to manage and pull that way.

Gliderman8
05-09-2018, 09:37 AM
Ellot, cut the old boards in half it's easier to manage and pull that way.
That’s exactly what I’ve been doing. What makes it hard is that the builder used nails with ribs on them so they wouldn’t pull out. On top of that many of the heads break off from the pressure put on them.

Gliderman8
05-09-2018, 09:45 AM
Here you go Don...
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DNK
05-09-2018, 01:28 PM
Here you go Don...
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Geez Elliot, You just made your work harder making them that small
Those nails are rimshanks and almost impossible to get out.
So they are serving their pupose so to speak.
If you had just cut the boards in half you could use leverage with a crow bar to pull them up
I had to cut quite a few of my nails off because they didn't use galvie's. They probably were rusted by the time they finished the deck things rust that fast here

Gliderman8
05-09-2018, 01:41 PM
Geez Elliot, You just made your work harder making them that small
Those nails are rimshanks and almost impossible to get out.
So they are serving their pupose so to speak.
If you had just cut the boards in half you could use leverage with a crow bar to pull them up
I had to cut quite a few of my nails off because they didn't use galvie's. They probably were rusted by the time they finished the deck things rust that fast here
I soon learned that about cutting the boards short. After that photo was taken I started cutting the boards in half. As you say, it’s still a PITA getting the nails out. When the head breaks, I put my visegrip on it and use the prybar on it and they’ve been coming out.

DNK
05-09-2018, 01:49 PM
sometimes Easier to break them off
Knock em back and forth a couple of times
Rim shanks will snap off easy

DavidApp
05-10-2018, 12:22 AM
I am cheap. Worked hard to get the boards up in one piece. Some were shot but most were OK just weathered. I have been using the old boards for all sorts of things. TR3 frame stand fore one.

David

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DrEntropy
05-10-2018, 07:19 AM
Love the "repurposing", David.

I built our overhead kitchen cabinets with 1/2" MDO, it was previously signage. A pal has a sign shop and one of his clients wanted their signs updated, so when he removed the old ones he asked if I could use the material. "Ayup!"

DavidApp
05-10-2018, 08:57 AM
Waste not want not was one of my Mothers favorite sayings. She lived through the blitz in London so making do and re purposing was a way of life.

Also cut some up into angled pieces so I could fill in the angle at the base of the roof truss and do a walkway. Got tired of balancing on the trusses as I made my way through the attic.

David

DNK
05-10-2018, 09:00 AM
Would not have wanted the checked ,ugly, splintered 1" garbage that was on our deck

PC
05-10-2018, 01:41 PM
I picked up one of these a while back. I'd never used one but it seemed like a good idea and was on sale (I may have also used it to hit a free shipping minimum from the supplier).

Anyway, it turned out to be one of the better tool investments I've made. It works really well.

https://www.finehomebuilding.com/2007/11/14/the-extractor-extracting-pliers-review
(https://www.finehomebuilding.com/2007/11/14/the-extractor-extracting-pliers-review)https://www.nailextractor.com/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CNqimV_fCI



Crescent makes a similar tool. You should find them in you local OshDepLowes. But I haven't tried theirs.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joREkqOuJdk

Bayless
05-11-2018, 10:48 AM
Looks pretty handy all right.

DavidApp
05-11-2018, 11:16 PM
I used this type od tool to get most of the nails out. Some took a lot of work but they came out in the end.

David

https://www.amazon.com/Estwing-Nail-Puller-Double-Ended-Straight/dp/B0015YPJMY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526094908&sr=8-1&keywords=cat%27s+paw+tool&dpID=31hmy%252BhD6CL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

judow
05-12-2018, 10:42 AM
Doubtless on completion of this project, pictures will be posted to this forum. I have noticed often times in advertisements for shower doors and accessories, a lovely clad in a large towel is in the picture. Doc, I beg of you, do not be the lovely.

Definitely good advice.

Whirlygig thingie progress continues. Helipad is curing.


https://www.facebook.com/judy.d.wrobel/posts/10204354130770158

NutmegCT
05-12-2018, 10:51 AM
Hi Judy - I'm afraid your Facebook link only works for members of Facebook.

You're getting your own helipad! Wow - next thing will be an official FAA control tower on the house!
Tom M.

waltesefalcon
05-14-2018, 08:27 AM
I'm on facebook and I can't see the link, it says that it has expired.