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Old 11-23-2012, 06:54 PM   #21
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If you stick to using it for cars and basic garage dirt its good. But if you suck up drywall dust for example, the filter clogs right up. It also isn't a wet vac, which is something to keep in mind.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:07 PM   #22
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This isn't the one that Jonjon has that he says it basically just looks nice but doesn't suck that much up? I'm actually pouring my floor in my new garage on Saturday, so I'm looking for ideas.
Do you do a lot of woodworking ?
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:54 PM   #23
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Do you do a lot of woodworking ?
I wouldn't claim to do a lot, but that would be "a lot" of the mess in the garage especially in the winter. Also I'm putting living space above it, and I'm building it with my dad, so we will be doing all of the cutting in there. After that, I maybe do a few large projects a years.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:33 PM   #24
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Before and after framing my kids bath mirror
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:46 AM   #25
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Nice Pinoy.

Yesterday poured my concrete floor in the garage... truck came at 830, done by 7. I had 2 other guys with me, and a power trowel. Also a nice kerosene heater.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:20 PM   #26
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just installed under cabinet lights, looks good.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #27
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:11 PM   #28
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Ordered articulating TV mount. Putting it on the wall ... finally after 3 yrs in the house we decided which wall.

Old house + Plaster walls = Studs are not always exactly 16" on center and stud finders rarely work on thick plaster walls so...... had to refer to the old "drillalottatinyholesnadpokeacoathangerthroughthem" method. Needless to say I had a little patching to do before I slap the mount up there.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:40 PM   #29
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Tested the fridge by opening the door.
Tested the integrity of the electrical system by turning on/off several lights throughout the house.
Tested the integrity of the floor by walking around.
Tested the plumbing by taking a shower.

I am committed to daily inspections and testing of some or all vital systems within my home. You may all heap praise upon me now.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:46 PM   #30
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Started work on my room and bathroom. Put up curtains in front of my closet instead of the two sliding mirror doors that were there. Hated not being able to use the middle of my closet which is already small enough to begin with.

Then in the bathroom I hung a glass vanity shelf to hold my normal toiletries. Toilet broke so I'll be fixing that soon. Then on to hanging pictures up on the wall.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:52 PM   #31
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i just bought a new house (first home) and therefore have a metric sh!t ton to get done quickly. Here's a clip of what i did over the past weekend:

Removed brick shelves from fireplace using masonry wheel and angle grinder (made a big mess ).

Mounted tv on brick wall after removing shelves.

Constructed new work bench.

Bought an engine block from an e30 for $30 incl. Pistons and crank shaft for coffee table project. you do watch top gear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????

Cut down ugly trees and bushes in back yard.
nice fire'ing for winter
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:58 PM   #32
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I build this drying rack for my screen printing business. Saved myself over 900 bucks!
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:57 AM   #33
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I build this drying rack for my screen printing business. Saved myself over 900 bucks!
That is because you are a genius !

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It looks good. It is hard to believe someone would charge 900 bucks for that...maybe you should get a side business designing drying racks.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:38 AM   #34
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It looks good. It is hard to believe someone would charge 900 bucks for that...maybe you should get a side business designing drying racks.
My apology, i meant to say 300 haha.
http://www.silkscreeningsupplies.com/screen-drying-rack

I also build my own washout booth, will upload pic when I get a chance, cost me 125 for a double utility sink from home depot. The website above is charging 2,000+ for it!

http://www.silkscreeningsupplies.com...t/CCSQ1000Poly
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Never mind the saving / You now have A coustom made Rack to suit you.--------------------------PURE GENIUS-----------YOURS -----FRED
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:29 AM   #36
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Hi just got my car in to the shop yesterday evening for an engine rebuild
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:16 PM   #38
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Bought house January 1st, 2013.

Renovations so far:

1. Kids bathroom: Gutted entire bathroom. Ripped up and replaced half of the subflooring. Laid tile in half the bathroom. Waiting for acrylic tub to be installed (I am NOT doing that part). After tub, will finish tile and install new vanity, sink, plumbing and new Cadet 3 toilet.
2. Master BR: Ripped out entire ceiling, wired 4 ceiling speakers, replaced sheetrock. Insulation in attic still in bags...will be reinsulating next weekend. Closet needs new racks. Master Bathroom untouched.
3. Ceilings in entire house: overall, livingroom, kitchen and master BR ceilings replaced since originally installed incorrectly by builder (somehow). Had entire ceiling everywhere else scraped and re-mudded so there is smooth ceilings.
4. Lighting: all lights in entire house pulled out from ceiling and replaced after ceiling scraped/replaced.
5. Ripped up 6 layers of flooring in the kitchen/breakfast nook/laundry room/downstairs bathroom. (Tile, Backer board, Tile, Vinyl, OSB...something else...it was 3" or taller). Replaced with 1 LAYER of TILE!!!! Replaced all trim in these areas obviously since they were completely damaged from all the stacked flooring.
6. Replaced subflooring in laundry room.
7. Reinforced girders in laundry room by doubling up the girders/joists in the floor.
8. Replaced kitchen cabinet doors.
9. Repainted all kitchen doors.
10. Replaced 2 bedroom doors and their frames.
11. Front door and side windows (basically the entire door completely) was replaced with new fiberglass 2/3 glass height door.
12. Wired speakers and canned LED lighting in kitchen and living room while ceilings were ripped out.
13. Insulated ceilings in kitchen, living room and breakfast nook with R-19 (not fiberglass...some type of white stuff resembling cotton) for sound insulation purposes.
14. Replaced all electrical sockets and switches in house.


To Do:
1. Have entire inside of house repainted (happening next week) including ceilings and even the freaking closets.
2. Have the new kitchen doors installed and "glazed".
3. Install new range hood, fridge, stove and dishwasher.
4. Drill out new hole for dryer vent so it pipes directly outside instead of using piping to another area.
5. Replace garage doors with new insulated models and install 2 motors. (I assure you they need to be replaced...they are dented to hell and currently there are no motors).
6. Install fans and lights throughout the house.
7. Other crap I can't remember.

Disclosure: I am an attorney...not a contractor nor a man with a "wood thumb". I paid to have the door, granite, kitchen doors, tub, tile, ceiling and painting done. (Opprobriously I could have painted but I earn more working my job than wasting my time and doing a crappy paint job.) I did most of the demo and quite a bit of the electrical and most of the wiring/insulation (it's not complicated). Some things however I believe you should leave to a professional.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #39
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Bought house January 1st, 2013.

Renovations so far:

1. Kids bathroom: Gutted entire bathroom. Ripped up and replaced half of the subflooring. Laid tile in half the bathroom. Waiting for acrylic tub to be installed (I am NOT doing that part). After tub, will finish tile and install new vanity, sink, plumbing and new Cadet 3 toilet.
2. Master BR: Ripped out entire ceiling, wired 4 ceiling speakers, replaced sheetrock. Insulation in attic still in bags...will be reinsulating next weekend. Closet needs new racks. Master Bathroom untouched.
3. Ceilings in entire house: overall, livingroom, kitchen and master BR ceilings replaced since originally installed incorrectly by builder (somehow). Had entire ceiling everywhere else scraped and re-mudded so there is smooth ceilings.
4. Lighting: all lights in entire house pulled out from ceiling and replaced after ceiling scraped/replaced.
5. Ripped up 6 layers of flooring in the kitchen/breakfast nook/laundry room/downstairs bathroom. (Tile, Backer board, Tile, Vinyl, OSB...something else...it was 3" or taller). Replaced with 1 LAYER of TILE!!!! Replaced all trim in these areas obviously since they were completely damaged from all the stacked flooring.
6. Replaced subflooring in laundry room.
7. Reinforced girders in laundry room by doubling up the girders/joists in the floor.
8. Replaced kitchen cabinet doors.
9. Repainted all kitchen doors.
10. Replaced 2 bedroom doors and their frames.
11. Front door and side windows (basically the entire door completely) was replaced with new fiberglass 2/3 glass height door.
12. Wired speakers and canned LED lighting in kitchen and living room while ceilings were ripped out.
13. Insulated ceilings in kitchen, living room and breakfast nook with R-19 (not fiberglass...some type of white stuff resembling cotton) for sound insulation purposes.
14. Replaced all electrical sockets and switches in house.


To Do:
1. Have entire inside of house repainted (happening next week) including ceilings and even the freaking closets.
2. Have the new kitchen doors installed and "glazed".
3. Install new range hood, fridge, stove and dishwasher.
4. Drill out new hole for dryer vent so it pipes directly outside instead of using piping to another area.
5. Replace garage doors with new insulated models and install 2 motors. (I assure you they need to be replaced...they are dented to hell and currently there are no motors).
6. Install fans and lights throughout the house.
7. Other crap I can't remember.

Disclosure: I am an attorney...not a contractor nor a man with a "wood thumb". I paid to have the door, granite, kitchen doors, tub, tile, ceiling and painting done. (Opprobriously I could have painted but I earn more working my job than wasting my time and doing a crappy paint job.) I did most of the demo and quite a bit of the electrical and most of the wiring/insulation (it's not complicated). Some things however I believe you should leave to a professional.
good for you not afraid to get your hand's DIRTHY ,NO MENTIONS OF FIRE PLACES
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:56 PM   #40
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good for you not afraid to get your hand's DIRTHY ,NO MENTIONS OF FIRE PLACES
Yea...wife hates it currently. We didn't touch it since it was "ok" (aesthetically it is not that great but functionally it was installed well). She wanted to butcher it and replace it but funding (obviously) was inadequate.
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