E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Everything Else > The Off-Topic > Home Improvement

Home Improvement
Home Improvement ideas, help, DIYs, and show room. Got a home improvement project you need help with or want to share. Post your project now!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-06-2014, 03:56 PM   #81
Solidjake
Zero. Oil. Leaks.
 
Solidjake's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 22,682
My Ride: 2002 330i
^ nice work!
Solidjake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 10:19 AM   #82
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,574
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Thanks! Glad it got finished up without any hiccups. Only thing I hired out was fixing the ceiling where the pantry was removed because drywall work sux.
SamDoe1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 06:56 AM   #83
slo323ci
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 223
My Ride: 00 323ci
Awesome Sam! Do those risers have wheels on them? I've honestly never looked. I ask since if you need to get behind them, how hard is it.
slo323ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 08:50 PM   #84
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,574
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Quote:
Originally Posted by slo323ci View Post
Awesome Sam! Do those risers have wheels on them? I've honestly never looked. I ask since if you need to get behind them, how hard is it.
Nope no wheels. They slide pretty easy if you have a smooth floor though. There will eventually be cabinets going in above the washer and dryer so I hope it'll be a rare occasion that we have to pull them out.
SamDoe1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2014, 07:40 PM   #85
justinrn21
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 572
My Ride: 00 323ci / 91 318is
Finally finished my bar area. It started out blank and I continued to add to it over time Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1399851607.895979.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	140.6 KB
ID:	558020Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1399851649.181707.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	187.4 KB
ID:	558021


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
__________________
justinrn21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 10:17 AM   #86
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,574
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
^ Nice! I see your taste in booze changed during bar construction too.
SamDoe1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2014, 10:37 PM   #87
5ynd1cat3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 487
My Ride: swagger wagon
Closing on it


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
__________________
5ynd1cat3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2014, 12:32 PM   #88
Miko_10
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 1,252
My Ride: 330i 5 Spd
within the last 2 weeks: closed/settled on a house, moved in, painted kitchen cabinets,bought some new furniture and other home stuff, cleaned up the yard that the previous owner left messy, I can't find my ties and my shaver, and a to do list that has no end right now....

anyone buy a new lawnmower recently? I was looking at those new rechargeable battery mowers but they're a bit pricey. any suggestions
__________________
Miko_10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2014, 01:03 PM   #89
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,574
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miko_10 View Post
within the last 2 weeks: closed/settled on a house, moved in, painted kitchen cabinets,bought some new furniture and other home stuff, cleaned up the yard that the previous owner left messy, I can't find my ties and my shaver, and a to do list that has no end right now....

anyone buy a new lawnmower recently? I was looking at those new rechargeable battery mowers but they're a bit pricey. any suggestions
Don't buy an electric lawn mower. How big is your yard? For all your other yard equipment look into Stihl, they are the best I've ever owned. So far I have a Stihl chainsaw and string trimmer, soon will add a Stihl leaf blower to the mix because my Craftsman one is a giant POS and it's only a year old.

Congrats on the new house! The to do list will never end regardless of how long you live there, welcome to home ownership.
SamDoe1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2014, 02:26 PM   #90
Miko_10
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 1,252
My Ride: 330i 5 Spd
My lot is 7200 sq ft, decent size at least around here anyway. Yup, that's what everyone keeps telling me about the to do list, I was going to put them into 3 categories 1) fix list 2) shopping list 3) major projects but eventually settled with just one list, the "here take my money for the house list". Will look into Stihl, thanks.
__________________
Miko_10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2014, 03:50 PM   #91
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,574
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Just buy a lawnmower with a good engine. Most of them, other than Hondas, will all be the same regardless of brand. For example, you can find a Craftsman mower that's identical to the Husqvarna mower other than the badging. As long as the motor is good (Briggs or Honda), it'll do just fine. I have a Toro with a Briggs engine and it works great, the personal pace function is nice to have. Honda mowers are the best but you pay accordingly.
SamDoe1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2014, 11:56 PM   #92
5ynd1cat3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 487
My Ride: swagger wagon
Quote:
Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
Just buy a lawnmower with a good engine. Most of them, other than Hondas, will all be the same regardless of brand. For example, you can find a Craftsman mower that's identical to the Husqvarna mower other than the badging. As long as the motor is good (Briggs or Honda), it'll do just fine. I have a Toro with a Briggs engine and it works great, the personal pace function is nice to have. Honda mowers are the best but you pay accordingly.

+1 on the personal pace feature. I picked up a husqvarna HU725AWD and it's pretty sweet. To respond to the thread topic, I just finished up installing a new entry door to my patio because the frame on the previous one rotted out and the seal was fvcked. Tomorrow it's installing 2 new ceiling fans and Lutron Maestro switch, setting a new toilet in the master so my junk doesn't rest on the porcelain, trimming my fence line, and hopefully setting up my workbench.


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
__________________
5ynd1cat3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2014, 05:27 PM   #93
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,574
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Operation bathroom remodel is in the works. Small half bath, quick and easy remodel:

Before pic:
[IMG]2014-06-22 12.17.45 by SamDoe1, on Flickr[/IMG]

Granite top and faucet installed (top bought from Menards, $144 including sink, top notch quality, would highly reccommend):
2014-06-22 17.11.30 by SamDoe1, on Flickr

Tile backsplash installed, waiting for grout before new light is installed:
2014-07-12 15.05.44 by SamDoe1, on Flickr

What's left now is to grout, put in new light fixture, install new mirror, and for the wife to paint. Then we'll call it good.
SamDoe1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 10:18 AM   #94
5ynd1cat3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 487
My Ride: swagger wagon
Looks good Sam! Cost?


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
__________________
5ynd1cat3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2014, 01:03 PM   #95
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,574
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5ynd1cat3 View Post
Looks good Sam! Cost?


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
Thanks!

Costs so far:
Vanity top: $144 (Menards)
Faucet: ~$90 (Home Depot)
Tile: $7/sqft * 16 sqft = ~$112
Light Fixture: $30 (Home Depot Clearance)
Bathroom accessories (TP holder, towel hanger): $50 (Amazon)
Paint: $30 (Sherwin Williams)
Extra sh1t needed (tile mortar, grout, etc): ~$75

Total: $530 + labor (free because I did it myself)
SamDoe1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2014, 01:13 PM   #96
poynter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: OT
Posts: 807
My Ride: Jetta
I had to move my yacht so I would have room to build some shelves in the garage. I have those wire shelves that were meant for closets and they are starting to sag after 5+ years of holding my crap.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	112.0 KB
ID:	566171  
__________________
-tony
poynter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 03:54 PM   #97
Miko_10
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 1,252
My Ride: 330i 5 Spd
Knocked off a few things on the to-do list this past weekend. Painted the living room, half bath and dining room. Cleaned up/re-installed the half bath mirror and changed out locks.
__________________
Miko_10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2014, 12:11 PM   #98
Green_Shine
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North
Posts: 373
My Ride: Back seat riding
Quote:
Originally Posted by SLVR JDM View Post
We had the shutters done by a local company...they are Hunter Douglas and we're very happy with them.

My basement is crawling along...snails pace. Hoping to complete by May.

Sounds like you are making great progress!
How is everything going with your basement?

Mine has been 99% completed since Feb. In all took about 8 months of work, stretched out over a year.



I actually did the following this weekend:

Finished up final, single wainscoting panel to cap off under counter fridge. Installed the final two ceiling speakers in office and rec area.
Terminated and installed Cat5e patch panel.
__________________
Green_Shine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 04:44 PM   #99
5ynd1cat3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 487
My Ride: swagger wagon
Finishing up a little project
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1411937062.643339.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	109.8 KB
ID:	575390

RMFT planter


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
__________________
5ynd1cat3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 04:13 PM   #100
SLVR JDM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Work
Posts: 1,526
My Ride: reclining rear seats
Quote:
Originally Posted by Green_Shine View Post
How is everything going with your basement?

Mine has been 99% completed since Feb. In all took about 8 months of work, stretched out over a year.



I actually did the following this weekend:

Finished up final, single wainscoting panel to cap off under counter fridge. Installed the final two ceiling speakers in office and rec area.
Terminated and installed Cat5e patch panel.
Mine has been 80% done since June (4 days before my daughter was born). I haven't done much since then, but will have the wet bar installed and done in the next 4-8 weeks. It will have been nearly a year in the end. Will post pics in the end...turned out even better than I expected.
__________________


** Removed **
SLVR JDM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use