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Old September 14th, 2011, 02:35 PM   #21
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Old September 14th, 2011, 03:16 PM   #23
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Found this when I removed the vanity mirror from when they had renovated the bathroom. Thought it was pretty cool. "Listen to Priscilla unless Al is home." My grandma was Priscilla and my grandpa Al.

AWESOME!

Seriously. If I were you, I'd leave just that spot unfinished, and throw a picture frame over it - or remove it and frame it. What a sweet piece of history!
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Seriously. If i were you, i'd leave just that spot unfinished, and throw a picture frame over it - or remove it and frame it. What a sweet piece of history!
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Nice work. I kind of liked the blue and white tile in the bathroom though. I realize that it is better now for just about everyone else, but I love that old ceramic tile.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 07:21 AM   #26
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Awesome thread! Thanks for posting this up and including all the photos. You make this all look so quick and easy I think I'm going to go start ripping stuff up at my house tonight after work.

Thanks for adding in the pictures from the flagpole project at your parents' house too. I want to put in two flag poles next spring and the picture with the barrel looks like a much better idea than what I was going to use for the concrete.
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Looks good!!! I think the "I did all this with my own two hands" feeling in the end will be priceless!!
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Awesome thread! Thanks for posting this up and including all the photos. You make this all look so quick and easy I think I'm going to go start ripping stuff up at my house tonight after work.

Thanks for adding in the pictures from the flagpole project at your parents' house too. I want to put in two flag poles next spring and the picture with the barrel looks like a much better idea than what I was going to use for the concrete.
Look at the dates, it looks like he copied his pics over from a blog.
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I don't know how close you are to a Menards, but when I did my bathroom Menards bathtubs were $109 for a nice fiberglass one with a molded in headrest and armrests. HD and Lowes only had enameled steel pieces of shit for that price.
It was worth the extra drive.
Just a few miles down the road. Thanks I will have to go check them out.

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Seriously. If I were you, I'd leave just that spot unfinished, and throw a picture frame over it - or remove it and frame it. What a sweet piece of history!
Yeah I cut it out and plan to frame it! Got some smiles after showing it to my grandpas brother which made it all that much better.

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Nice work. I kind of liked the blue and white tile in the bathroom though. I realize that it is better now for just about everyone else, but I love that old ceramic tile.
Thanks! I liked the old look but I am glad I took it down to see and replace what was behind it.

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Awesome thread! Thanks for posting this up and including all the photos. You make this all look so quick and easy I think I'm going to go start ripping stuff up at my house tonight after work.
Thanks for adding in the pictures from the flagpole project at your parents' house too. I want to put in two flag poles next spring and the picture with the barrel looks like a much better idea than what I was going to use for the concrete.
Thanks! It hasn't been as quick as I'd like, lol. I wish I could work on it more often. As for the flagpole I put the white pipe in the ground first and got it level somewhat. Then I just poured the concrete about half way up the hole and then pushed the barrel in till it was a 4 inches above the ground (so water doesn't sit on it) and poured the rest of the concrete till it was to the top of the barrel. Leveled my barrel and white pipe out and let it cure. I am going to put the flag pole inside the white pipe and level it up and then pack sand around it inside the white pipe to secure it.

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Looks good!!! I think the "I did all this with my own two hands" feeling in the end will be priceless!!
Thanks! I hope so, though I know my grandma would be killing me for tearing out her nice wood paneling, lol.

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Yeah I did. Trying to work on it when I am not farming and as my college budget allows (to many projects).
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Old September 15th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #31
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Looks good. Should be nice when it's done.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 09:42 AM   #32
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Well I've never been more proud to see something, flag is flying. I still need to put my light up. I got a temporary one up tonight though. Not sure how to put it up as it needs to be off the ground a few as the snow really blows up there and we plow the snow that way. Thinking maybe a small wood pole with a fake birdhouse and have the roof of it angled. Then put the light setup in the roof so it shines up on the flag. Also still need to put a thing around the bottom of the pole to cover the sand and put something towards the bottom to connect the rope to. Also its got a 3'x5' flag, looks a little small when you get close to the pole but from the end of the driveway/road it looks really nice. May try a 4'x6' flag to see what it looks like. Now I can't wait to put one up at my house.

Pipe coming from the house.



Out the other side of the deck and out to the flag pole.


Bottom of the flag pole.


And the flag.


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Old October 2nd, 2011, 10:11 PM   #34
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Looks good, wish i had the time/skill to do something like that.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 07:55 PM   #35
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Thanks!!

Well I am waiting on a buddy to help me with new 2x10 ceiling joists for the first floor ceiling I am going to sister them to the old ceiling joists and then cut some of the old ones to release some of the pressure from them. Also going to put new 2x4s next to the old ones in the walls to support the new 2x10's. Had a couple foam insulation companies come out and look at the walls. One was the open cell and the other one was closed cell. Still doing a lot of reading on each as it seems everyone says something different, though I am leaning towards the open cell.

But I did get some work done at my parents house today. Putting up a couple rock walls on the side of their house with some of those rocks I brought there in my previous post.

How it looked when I started this morning.




The 4 big lids you see are for the septic tanks. Instead of having to dig up the ground every time to pump the septic tanks I put in some "risers." I dug out the septic tanks and put (4) 4' plastic corrugated pipes on top of each concrete lid on the septic tank. Sealed them to the concrete and back filled the dirt back around them. Now all you have to do is remove the big lid on top and step down onto the top of the concrete septic tank and remove the concrete lid to it. I am going to build/tie in a flower bed to the house that goes around the lids. Probably put bark on top of the lids that way all you have to do is shovel the bark off.

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It was to dark when I finished tonight to take pics of the rest of the progress I got done, but I will take some tomorrow.

And just a pic to show the relation of my parents house to my house. You can see my house in the top right corner above my field.


If your still reading this, hopefully its worth it, lol. Thanks.
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You are one hard workin mofo!


That looks great- I have to show my sister in law your septic tank access. That is a great idea.
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Thanks! And yeah they work nice. Usually the septic companies only use like 1' pipe, but I wanted room where you could stand down ontop of the septic tank to remove the concrete lid and put it to the side. Makes it easier for the guy pumping too.

Well here's how it sits right now. Still got some things to change/move, but I am happy with how it turned out. Got to put in a 1' round corrugated pipe in the ground under the deck post in the corner by the rock wall this morning and pour concrete in as I had to take out the old footing.




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Excellent work man!! you have inspired me to finish the drywall in the Basement!!
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