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« Reply #350 on: April 08, 2018, 09:03:54 PM »
Do I see the beginnings of the RealMan "Shopping cart challenge?

Would start with a pic of an offending shopping cart, maybe of the owner too

Then the careful relocation or thoughtful addition. Extra points for pro trump stuff placed into hippie's carts

Then a pic of the discovery, or story of aftermath

Your buddies on the "Cart thread" would vote up or down.

Most posi votes per week and you are the winner

Most votes in a quarter and you are a big deal

Most votes in a year and you're the reigning champion who the rest of us strive to unseat

Not that I've put any thought into this or anything...
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« Reply #351 on: April 08, 2018, 11:34:09 PM »
For the record, if you're not within 10 foot of your cart then that cart is up for grabs. At least when I need a cart........ :popcorn:
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« Reply #352 on: April 09, 2018, 12:06:09 AM »
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« Reply #353 on: April 10, 2018, 12:22:29 PM »
Flooring almost done (early pic). Had to do a little filling on the floor. For some reason the seams were off even though all the wood came from the same stack?

On another note, the little porter cable palm sander has been awesome! Used it to even out the filler and it was a monster.
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« Reply #354 on: April 12, 2018, 04:28:08 PM »
Flooring is done sans the closet which I am doing now. This vinyl goes down OK, but really doesn't just "click" in, each piece needs a little coaxing with a mallet and roller.

Daughter comes home today from her appendicitis emergency. Can't climb the stairs for a few days so the room should be done when she is ready.

Can't believe it has been over 6 months on this. Thats all on me of course.
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« Reply #355 on: April 13, 2018, 02:46:24 PM »
Flooring done, have a little touchup around a couple outlets is all.

Got some cheapo molding for the closet and another small shade as the first was not the same style as the large one (good ol HD)

No work this weekend, scout camp this weekend.
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« Reply #356 on: April 13, 2018, 10:49:22 PM »
Really looking good JR


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« Reply #357 on: April 14, 2018, 07:43:18 AM »
Agree, looking good JR
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« Reply #358 on: April 14, 2018, 04:52:38 PM »
That looks like a nice piece of heaven away from the boys


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« Reply #359 on: April 15, 2018, 10:26:46 PM »
That looks like a nice piece of heaven away from the boys


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Thanks guys, works that way for me too. When finished off I will have my man cave back with stairs from the house.

Had a boyscout jamboree over the weekend, beautiful place just 15 mins from home (thank GOD!!)

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« Reply #360 on: April 17, 2018, 10:59:31 PM »
Almost there but went camping with the boys his weekend. Now I am cleaning some to paint some trim and install the door (changed to a 30in)
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« Reply #361 on: April 17, 2018, 11:00:47 PM »
looking good JR.  Whats the plan for base trim?
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« Reply #362 on: April 17, 2018, 11:16:19 PM »
looking good JR.  Whats the plan for base trim?


Some 4in that had matching bullnose I found at HD. Have to cover those darn elec cutouts or I would have gone shorter. That is what I have to paint now. Cheep plastic 3in stuff went in the closet.
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« Reply #363 on: April 18, 2018, 08:56:11 AM »
Really nice there JR!
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« Reply #364 on: April 18, 2018, 10:42:21 AM »
Lookin really good there, she's gotta be pumped even if she's sacked at the moment.
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« Reply #365 on: April 18, 2018, 11:11:57 AM »
Today was the first day she went to school on time. Painting and sealing today.
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« Reply #366 on: April 24, 2018, 11:59:59 PM »
Door in, AC mount up.

If you have cobwebs the spray will let you know!
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« Reply #367 on: April 25, 2018, 12:08:58 AM »
Almost got that project in the bag!  :likebutton:
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« Reply #368 on: April 25, 2018, 12:13:54 AM »
Really need to get it done. So much is piling up and have another scout trip this weekend!!

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« Reply #369 on: April 25, 2018, 09:26:39 AM »
^^^ Copy that!

Big projects really create delays in all the little ankle biter projects that seem to crop up.
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« Reply #370 on: April 26, 2018, 11:25:12 PM »
No work again today.

Yard work in the AM then I found that my left front hub was bad again, so that had to get done.
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« Reply #371 on: May 04, 2018, 12:51:27 AM »
Got all the baseboard painted and some of it on too. Used the HF $9.99 HVLP and it worked great. Over the years I have picked up several, they just work and I have spares!

Drilled the wall for the HVAC lines and did a test mount. Sits just right but the line come out in the middle of the wall outside! The ac line was right where it was supposed to be.

The Senco Fusion nailer proved its value again on the baseboards and the door trim. Never missed a beat and does a nice countersink to boot. Wish they would expand the line.

Not sure of the fuzzy pics?
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« Reply #372 on: May 04, 2018, 08:20:25 AM »
I don?t think think the larger nails can sink well with the battery devices
I have tried to sucker the boss into buying some cordless nailers to try out and he just won?t because the pumps won?t keep up with a fast moving finger.   His words not mine.  I keep trying. 


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« Reply #373 on: May 04, 2018, 10:33:14 AM »
This uses a nitrogen piston with a 15g brad nail. It nails as fast as you pull the trigger. I am using 1.5 and 2in nails, no problem at all.

Have only recharged the battery twice in 2 years.
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« Reply #374 on: May 04, 2018, 10:46:44 PM »
Got a late start and about 1/2 the stairs carpeted. Looks OK for not doing it before, gotta love youtube  :cheesy:
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« Reply #375 on: May 05, 2018, 12:49:06 AM »
Looks good from my house


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« Reply #376 on: May 05, 2018, 10:56:14 AM »
Those steps look great. When a company comes to carpet they add about $75 to carpet one step. Then an additional $75 per step. Lowes and Homedepot do this with the offer they have to carpet a house for $99. It does not include steps. So if you can do your own steps you can save big.

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« Reply #377 on: May 05, 2018, 03:03:23 PM »
Thx Jared, I can see why though it is hard work even with the right tools. So I just saved around $1000 for my 12 steps! Plus the high end padding was free, the guy at lowes gave me big peice when I got the carpet.

Had a buddy who used to do my carpeting, showed my a lot.
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« Reply #378 on: May 05, 2018, 06:04:07 PM »
Jr take a picture of that stained wood, side view.  Looks good from the picture above


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« Reply #379 on: May 05, 2018, 08:44:36 PM »
Those steps look great. When a company comes to carpet they add about $75 to carpet one step. Then an additional $75 per step. Lowes and Homedepot do this with the offer they have to carpet a house for $99. It does not include steps. So if you can do your own steps you can save big.
All the recent ads I?ve heard from HD say they include steps.


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« Reply #380 on: May 06, 2018, 09:00:59 AM »
Those steps look great. When a company comes to carpet they add about $75 to carpet one step. Then an additional $75 per step. Lowes and Homedepot do this with the offer they have to carpet a house for $99. It does not include steps. So if you can do your own steps you can save big.
All the recent ads I?ve heard from HD say they include steps.


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That would be great. We have had customers call Lowes/Homedepot out to do carpet with the hope of a cheap install to have a large bid handed to them due to steps. We usually end up using our usual carpet guy who is not attached to Lowes/Homedepot. Once you have the right tools steps go pretty quickly.

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« Reply #381 on: May 06, 2018, 02:59:24 PM »
JR I'm going to look at those Sencos. The Feslodes are supposed to be almost as fast as air, and probably more than fast enough for a novice, but pricey.
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« Reply #382 on: May 06, 2018, 04:42:20 PM »
Looks professional.  Nicely done sir.


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« Reply #383 on: May 06, 2018, 07:29:27 PM »
For Dave;
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« Reply #384 on: May 06, 2018, 07:38:34 PM »
See HD lists the nailer for $320. I paid well under 2 for mine, NIB.

Pesolodes are nice, but you have to buy fuel for em.

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« Reply #385 on: May 06, 2018, 10:59:55 PM »
Turned out really good JR


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« Reply #386 on: May 06, 2018, 11:06:58 PM »
Oh, so the senco is just battery? I thought it might be fuel driven also because you mentioned nitrogen somewhere.
edit: just researched it. Pretty cool. Too bad they don't have a framer yet.
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« Reply #387 on: May 07, 2018, 02:32:14 AM »
Yep with no real fuel it works fast and has no smell like others. I would like to see a framer also and have watched for one. But then again I like screws to much.

With that I made the platform for the BOX today. Used a builders sheet from lowes and cut it to match the grain of the floor. Will stain it grey and seal with poly like the stair casing. My clamps were a little short so I mounted on wood with scraps on the ends screwed in. Used the newer gorilla clear glue and shims to snug em up.
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« Reply #388 on: May 07, 2018, 08:58:47 AM »
What is that box hiding?
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« Reply #389 on: May 07, 2018, 11:12:25 AM »
What is that box hiding?

HVAC intake, post 237.
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« Reply #390 on: May 07, 2018, 10:33:19 PM »
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« Reply #391 on: May 07, 2018, 11:57:00 PM »
Almost there.
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« Reply #392 on: May 11, 2018, 01:27:16 AM »
Well, got the cover painted and mounted. Sanded the cover down with 320 and gave it a few coats of poly. The HF gun did the job great with no thining.

Repainted the ceiling with a roller trying to hide the imperfections. Not perfect but it will do.

Cleaned up the baseboards and putty'd them up. Just need a little trim paint now.

All that is left is the baseboard painting and the HVAC hookup. (wiring and lines)

This is about as close to being done as you can get, she moves up this weekend  :beercheers:
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« Reply #393 on: May 11, 2018, 01:31:58 AM »
The darn primer peeled right off the bullnose. No biggie as I had to trim and sand a little so it will need priming again.

Painters putty sure makes you look good, just don't look close!
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« Reply #394 on: May 11, 2018, 07:00:56 AM »
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« Reply #395 on: May 11, 2018, 07:04:02 AM »
It?s a good feeling to do something with your own hands for your children?s benefit.

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« Reply #396 on: May 11, 2018, 08:04:14 AM »
Looks really good Jr
One question though.  Why didn?t you use flooring to cover the bench?


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« Reply #397 on: May 11, 2018, 08:42:01 AM »
Great work Jr.
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« Reply #398 on: May 11, 2018, 09:51:50 AM »
Looks really good Jr
One question though.  Why didn?t you use flooring to cover the bench?


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Thought about it, but the stained wood has a richer look and a nice sheen. Plus I still had to make a top for it and the flooring edge would had required a lip to blend it.

Thanks guys, hvac time and non to soon. Early spring and we are seeing mid 90s already.
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« Reply #399 on: May 11, 2018, 10:00:44 PM »
Looks real good JR!
She?ll be happy with the room.
You?ll be happy to be done.

We?ve been flip flopping from zero to mid 70?s.
Time to get on with spring here already.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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