Random Thoughts [Home Improvement/Decorating Edition]

93Flareside

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Wish me luck! I am planning to start running the pipes so that my kitchen has a heated floor. That’s the plan to fix the bullshit fan thingy that still allows a cooled section of the kitchen.

I think the plan is to just do the plumbing, over the week I will buy a mixing valve so that 80°C water temp isn’t at your feet.
 

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I’m glad that’s over, this is over the stairs to the back door which also back here has stairs to go to the basement. Thankfully only dropped a screwdriver and wire nut once.
 

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Today I cleared some brush running against my garage thanks to the neighbor who doesn’t live in but owns the house behind mine. The grass is cut but nothing else is done.
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I also got new rain gutters that have hoods over them to keep them from clogging up. This also came with some fascia board replacement due to the old owner covering the rotted pieces with aluminum sheets…
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I forgot about this one. I will have to get going on revising some of my landscaping. @Kiki and I are planning a hardcore backyard rehabilitation later this year when it's cool enough to work on it again. I'm going to have to learn some more electrical for this one and spend some significant time on the end of a shovel.
 

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Almost 2 years ago, we moved our bed into the new "Master Suite" once we got the walls painted, the floor installed, and the base board trim behind the bed installed. When we did that, we had to have the bed shoved over to one side, because we still needed an open space to store stuff from other rooms as we re-did the floors, going from room to room.

Every so often, we'd go, "You know...it's been 3/6/9/12/15/etc months...we should probably actually put the bed and stuff where we want it, since we don't need to keep a sofa/computer desk/dining table in here...not today because (insert excuse {but not a reason} here)". The only real reason: it's an adjustable bed frame, and it's heavy as heck. Ha!

Well...today was finally that day. Behold: the "finished" bedroom.

This room was an addition to our home. It was 768 square feet, and we added on this master suite (bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet on to the back of the house to put it just north of 1,000sq ft. Went from a 2br/1ba to a 3br/2ba. The ceilings in this bedroom are 8ft at the entrance of the room from the hallway, and 10ft on the back wall. The back wall features a 6ft wide sliding door, with a 6ft wide operable transom window.

A contractor "built" the room, and installed the lighting and fan. We installed the sub-floor, leveled it to the "old" floor in the hallway, sanded and painted the ceiling and the walls (two coats of primer and 3 coats of paint), installed all of the walnut flooring, and painted and installed all of the doors. We cut, painted and installed all of the wall, window and door casing and trim, including hand-shaping the walnut threshold pieces at the back door, and at the entrance of the bathroom.

Yes, we know the pillows don't really photograph well, but they are comfy as heck. :)

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Wish me luck! I am planning to start running the pipes so that my kitchen has a heated floor. That’s the plan to fix the bullshit fan thingy that still allows a cooled section of the kitchen.

I think the plan is to just do the plumbing, over the week I will buy a mixing valve so that 80°C water temp isn’t at your feet.

So, winter came and went and this didn't work. Last week I removed the mixing valve and plumbed the kitchen loop directly off the main loop instead. I'm still not convinced it'll work. If not, I will throw in the tiny circulation pump that I bought to combat the problem. I also purchased a relay because I don't think the Honeywell boiler control has the amperage to support the usual boiler pump and additional pump on the same circuit. Thank you RIB relay.

Actually, I could even do this without a pump, duh. I have a box of Bell & Gosset flow control valves. Derp.

Also during this I replaced the boiler refill shut off valve as it was an old gate valve and it seized up. I needed to use a pipe wrench to turn the handle. Now it's a ball valve with a handle that clearly shows when its open or closed.
 
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Last Monday (labor day weekend) I conned my brother and father to help get my fence replaced. Didn’t get all of it done but got a huge chunk of it and is a relief for me. I was getting anxiety looking at it all summer and seeing the small section I had done never progress. So now I need to get more pickets so I can do the back and other side. Posts are staying because my pea sized brain determined they’re fine. Plus they’re set in concrete.

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