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How to Build the Ultimate Playhouse!

Posted 12-26-2012 at 06:53 PM by LanceV

Back in 2007 I bought a guide called "Build the Ultimate Playhouse in 2 days", and myself and my son spend the weekend putting it together. I decide I'd make a thread showing my work!

Parts List:
  • 6 - 6' x 8' stockade fence with 2x3 supports
  • 4 - 4 x 4 x 6' Treated timbers
  • 2 - 2 x 4 x 8' Treated lumber
  • 2 - 2 x 4 x 8' Lumber
  • 1 - 2 x 3 x 8' lumber. (As straight as possible)
  • 1 - 1 x 3 x 8' lumber
  • 1 roll of Roll roofing
  • 2 - 1lb Box of 1 1/4" Deck Screws
  • 1lb
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Ductless mini split systems

Posted 08-30-2012 at 09:06 PM by Acomfort

Ductless mini split systems

Ductless mini split systems are a great alternative to central air when wanting air conditioning in a home, office building or new addition that does not have ductwork.
These systems are made up of an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. Since the air compressor is located outside the home or building, this helps keep the system quiet and does not disrupt your home or office. Standard heating and cooling solutions run off one thermostat and...
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The health benefits of the simple act of properly caulking your shower panels.

Posted 11-27-2011 at 11:10 PM by WillK
Updated 11-27-2011 at 11:12 PM by WillK

Today as I was in the process of staging tools to drop into my crawlspace, I decided to take on a relatively small task of recaulking the tub. We've lived in the house a year, and the caulk job done was bad, but when you have fire hazards, leaky roofs and a 93 year old house sitting on cement blocks instead of a foundation, caulk seems low priority.

I've suspected the house of contributing to minor but frequent colds and coughs, but I've been focussed on bigger things like having ducts...
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Service upgrade and garage subpanel - updating the road to passing rough inspection

Posted 07-22-2011 at 09:55 AM by WillK

So as I write this, I have passed my rough inspection and am now waiting for the power company to make the incoming power connections for my upgraded service entrance at its new location. After they had reviewed the new location they indicated 10 business days, which would fall some time this week, unless they had to move it back due to emergency work such as storm damage, which there has been.

Since my last post, I came to the end of my contract period at my previous job, had to do...
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Deck Staining & Wood Care

Posted 05-22-2011 at 07:32 AM by housepaintingny (House Painting & Staining)
Updated 03-08-2015 at 07:47 AM by housepaintingny

The most important factor in deck staining is surface preparation. Great surface preparation is the KEY to outstanding results. Prep right, and the deck will turn out great. Rush through prep, skip a step (or two) and the deck won’t look nearly as good.

A major source of problems and complaints for all wood finishes is over-application of the coating. Many do-it-your self believe that when it comes to coating, more is better. This is simply not the case and is particularly a problem...
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