Doobie wrote:I bought and installed an Eon brand plastic fence I bought thru HD about 15 years ago for the 65 foot long fence at the rear of my backyard that butts onto a grassed greenbelt.
The problem I encountered was the kids who drive the big ride on mowers for cutting the lawn back there would smash into the posts bases which are basically…
Sorpa wrote:Do you have some pictures with that PVC fence that you want? I don’t remember seeing PVC fences in my neighborhood.
I’m not quite sure exactly.
Are PVC and vinyl fences the same thing? I have had cheapo vinyl fence (privacy fence rather than picket but still) that looked flimsy and cheap. I am looking for something a little nicer tha…[Read more]
It’s been a while since I’ve been on here. Sorry about that!
I’m planning on redoing a few short sections of fence (about 25 ft and 50 ft) in my back yard. I am hoping for white picket style, maybe 3 or 4 feet tall. The smaller section needs a walking gate, and the larger section needs a gate that can be driven through (for tree work,…[Read more]
Hahaha no worries either way fellas.
Thanks for all the comments.
To address a few follow up questions/comments:
The driveway slopes down, so with the splash director the downspout flows right down the driveway. The front edge of the pavers is in fact the high ridge of the project. I pitched the pavers about 1/8 to 1/4 inch per foot backwards…[Read more]
Okay thanks fellas for the replies.
Saddle fitting is correct. Thanks for the vocab! That was the point of malfunction.
Seven-Delta-FortyOne wrote:The fitting that was removed is a saddle fitting. It actually punctures a little hole into the pipe.
The new fittings are ProPress, they are just as good as soldered fittings.
You have dozens and…
A couple weeks ago I noticed some wet spots on the ceiling above our finished basement. There is no plumbing fixture directly above it, and it was right in the middle of the house so I knew it wasn’t rain water. I cut open a hole in the drywall and found a puncture fitting (not sure if that’s the correct term), like what was often used…[Read more]
Here are some current pictures of the space. Project complete.
Well eight months later and I’m finally getting around to posting about this project. I’ve been absent here for a while but I wanted to update on my project to close the loop.
I completed this over the summer; it took about a week and a half of me working by myself.
See the photos at the beginning of this thread for where it started.
It felt…[Read more]
theamcguy wrote:Overhead Storage Rack
That’s pretty cool. I made one a while ago for lumber in my shop that uses locking dovetails. I’ll take a picture and post it in this thread later. I like the look of that one better…
One more of the tree. Had some problems with file size.
I am waiting excitedly for spring to get some projects off the ground, and in the meantime I am trying a new venture. There is a big sugar maple in my front yard, and I’ve thought for a few years about tapping it. This year I went for it.
I put the taps in on Feb 20 or 21, and so far it’s run pretty well. I’ve gotten about half a gallon of syrup…[Read more]
With any critical glueups I like to use painters tape right at the margins of the glue line.
This is a great tip. I have used it a few times myself.
This tip is especially useful when gluing up corners I’ve found. The inside corner of a drawer/carcass is really tough to get a chisel down into effectively, so…[Read more]
Now there’s a thought. I could definitely see that working. Thanks for suggesting that. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that sooner haha.
The good thing with the pavers they won’t rot. I can’t talk about the process because I don’t live in the cold where the ground freezes.
Yeah got it. Pavers behave well…[Read more]
The current decking only has one part of one board that has degraded.
That deck is below grade and if one part one a board is rotted the rest will fallow soon. If you patch it I think you’ll be patching it more in the future.
If you’d like to keep the open look what about pavers?
Now there’s a thought. I cou…[Read more]
Thanks Kevin for that info. Much appreciated. And thanks for posting those pictures. Good to see how you solved that issue.
I agree that it’s an imperfect solution. To address a couple of questions that you brought up:
I don’t mind doing concrete work at all, but my wife has decided that she’d rather leave the space open to the exterior, which…[Read more]
Doobie wrote:The real mess-up is that the garage should have been a few more feet away from the house to begin with so as to have initially allowed a proper landing and steps down from the house’s side entrance.
How feasible is it to have the garage door raised with a step down once in the garage? If this is possible, this could solve a lot of i…
Yeah it’s good to be back here. The daylight around here is short these days, but I am excited for it to begin again in earnest once the weather heats up. I do know that other projects will get in the way, but I like that it’s something that runs in the background.
Will keep people posted on here hopefully more frequently once things get rolling again.
Remove the decking and dig a grade beam footing along each side.. Insulate and pour a slab about 8 t0 10 inches above the existing deck so that you will have one step between the house and slab and one step to grade off of the slab. 2 risers each. Then add walls under the roof on each side and a…
Warren6810 wrote:The angles on the stairs add nothing in my view. You also may need a third step, as the rise seems extreme. I could see the lowest stair being wider and wrapping around, while the other two are just standard.
Agree with that. Wasn’t planning on adding those. Do you think it needs a landing?
DirtyWhiteBoy wrote:Is that deck below…
Over the summer I was able to find time to get to Liberty Cedar in Kingstown RI. It’s about an hour and a half from my house, but only about 30 mins from a place where I spend time in the summer, so I took my son one day when we were down in RI and went to pay them a visit. A very impressive place. I walked away with two 20 foot long boards of…[Read more]
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