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Old 11-22-2009, 11:28 PM   #16
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I been watching this thread what you been doing so far all I say .,,


C'EST INCRYOBALE !!!!

{ IT IS INCREIDBALE !!}

I know you really work your Ase off on this one and and well done with your task I know you have few more down the road.


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Old 11-23-2009, 03:51 AM   #17
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I think you need a sleigh and reindeer to replace the sailboat on top
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Now that would be funny
Have to be custom made - I guess if I ever hit the lottery
I have been tempted to put a small blow mold up there instead
But I need to bring a ladder onto the roof to get to the weathervane, not fun
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Thanks Marc
I can't say as it's been fun all the time
But it is rewarding to get it to this point where I can reside the house in the Spring
2010 - the year the house will look good (from the outside)
I can't wait to get the garage floor & doors in & start using it

I ran electric today for lights out to the Great room - AFCI
I had to move around some lighting runs that did not need to be AFCI
Trying to balance out my lighting circuits & I eliminated a 15a circuit that only had a 400w load
That gives me some spare room in the main panel
So I have Temp lights & power - ready to wire everything up this winter

I really need to get my Christmas decorations up now
Only 7 days left until Dec 1st....Wow
This year seems to have flown by
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No, ladders on the roof are never much fun.


Blow mold?
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Yes...blow mold is the "decorating name" for them
Plastic lawn ornament is the usual reference
I have a few......hundred

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Yes...blow mold is the "decorating name" for them
Plastic lawn ornament is the usual reference
I have a few......hundred

The electric company has got to love you.

I have an old army buddy that lives in Maine, he also must have at LEAST a few hundred. He always sends me pictures every year of his handy work.

Do you guys already have snow on the ground or is that from last year? We have had a few small storms that left an inch or so on the ground, but it melted the next day. They are forecasting a small storm for tomorrow that may leave an inch or two depending where you are located.
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That snow is from 2 years ago I think, no snow yet this year

Here is the same some scene with last years snow:
We kept getting nailed with storms

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You have to love the snow, otherwise we would all be living in Texas or Arizona, (Wait my dad did move after he retired). At least it is fun to use the tractor to blow the snow. It still sucks to drive in it, even with four wheel drive.
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I'll love it more when the new driveway is in & I have a snowblower
Or maybe less...our driveway now is maybe 20' long
The new driveway will be maybe 55-60' long....so I'll need a snowblower
I do like the 4 seasons....just wish summer lasted longer
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My driveway is over 200 feet long and 20 to 40 feet wide (wider by the shed), I used to clean it with the bucket on the tractor. Ended up having eight foot piles of snow all along the driveway. Got a used 3 point blower off craigs list for $600. Much better now.

Yep at 60 feet you are going to need a good size blower.
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Yes...blow mold is the "decorating name" for them
Plastic lawn ornament is the usualy reference
I have a few......hundred

Ah,ha, got it now.

As for the blower, do get a bigger rather than smaller one.
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Yeah I want a big 'un
I really like the Honda tracked unit
But at $2k+ not sure the wife will go for it

Not sure how wide the driveway will be at this point
I want it wide enough so I can drive the truck past the wife's car
I'm debating on having pavers as an accent down the side of the driveway
But due to a slope on one side I might only be able to have them on one side - which may look stupid
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Wired up the 3 cans in the back 1/2 of the great room ~17x24
Plenty of light - cans are up high - maybe 12' in the ceiling
Attic is getting all the old light fixtures I have collected - for now

I've been working on getting all the outlets (by windows) hooked up to the hard wired timer
Great room front & side windows are connected
Once I build a balcony there will be another outlet added
Dining room has a 1/2 a receptacle added
Main room & side yard will be added maybe tomorrow

2 rainy days - so I haven't been able to start on the outside decorations
I'll have to work on that Sunday & Monday
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Scuba Dave Said:
"I'm actually going to run wire to exisitng outlets & split the receptacle
So 1/2 will be constant power, 1/2 will be on the timer
There are some area's where it just wouldn't look good to add an outlet
And I need constant power for other devices
I do not normally like split receptacles....but we don't plan on moving
So I might as well wire it the way I want"

Thank you for that information, I needed it. I actually didn't know about the 1/2 and 1/2 receptacle, and I'm sure I will need it too.

Much to think about when it comes to considering the electric, right down to the bulbs! Funny how I can think tons and tons of wire and placement, but It goes so much further than that.

Not all, but a lot of my electric will be done for me, so it sure is good that I'm getting all of these UPDATES from you and others about how so many things work TODAY.

What is CURRENT, is changing my checklist for sure. Old ways may be OK, but not the best. Especially when lighting is so important to me.

Cuts back on all the hastles in the future too! I like that!

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