Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > Project Showcase

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-12-2010, 10:17 PM   #46
Still going...
 
ChrisDIY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indianapolis Area
Posts: 980
Blog Entries: 19
Share |
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


Contractor came and brazed the lines, charged the system and ran a test so the North Side heat pump is up and running! Whoo Hoo! Now I get to tweak my software to get the most efficiency out of both units. Will use the TED 5000 to determine if there is any potential savings putting similar system in the South Side of house.

Started on the bamboo floor, this was surprising. It turned out to be a lot easier than I thought, but it's taking a lot longer than I thought. I am currently in the bulk of the floor, most of the time today was spent cutting the floor around the flush registers. Will encounter the fourth tomorrow, a bit easier since it's perpendicular to the floor slats.

Photo tomorrow 5/13/10

__________________
--Chris the DIY Guy

Master Bath, still going...
ChrisDIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 11:12 AM   #47
Still going...
 
ChrisDIY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indianapolis Area
Posts: 980
Blog Entries: 19
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


...with the floor...

This is where I had completed the floor as of Friday 5/14/2010. I am have completed as much as can be done with the pneumatic nailer and will be finishing by hand nailing. The Advantium also arrived today 5/17/2010 so will be picking that up so can move quickly to installing wall cabinets and installing the Advantium, then begin painting the baseboards and door casings.

If the weather holds up will need to complete the exhaust duct to the outside this week.
Attached Thumbnails
Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"-img_2387.jpg  
__________________
--Chris the DIY Guy

Master Bath, still going...
ChrisDIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2010, 10:54 PM   #48
Still going...
 
ChrisDIY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indianapolis Area
Posts: 980
Blog Entries: 19
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


Bamboo floor completed today 5/19/10 at 12:55pm. Started right away into wall cabinet installation. One more cabinet to hang and will move to basement to complete range exhaust. Hopefully that's a single evening project. Although the only place I found duct support brackets was Menard's and they don't accept Am-Ex. As a result don't shop there too often.

Will need to order the kitchen sink, it has to be built into the sink cabinet.

Rain & T-Storms all week...
__________________
--Chris the DIY Guy

Master Bath, still going...

Last edited by ChrisDIY; 05-19-2010 at 10:57 PM.
ChrisDIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2010, 01:36 AM   #49
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,733
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


How about some new pics? dorf dude...
__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2010, 10:38 PM   #50
Still going...
 
ChrisDIY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indianapolis Area
Posts: 980
Blog Entries: 19
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


Quote:
Originally Posted by shumakerscott View Post
How about some new pics? dorf dude...
Yeah I know, every time I have time to take photos it's stormy or raining. Will post tomorrow evening.
__________________
--Chris the DIY Guy

Master Bath, still going...
ChrisDIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 05:43 PM   #51
Still going...
 
ChrisDIY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indianapolis Area
Posts: 980
Blog Entries: 19
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


The new HVAC unit is complete! See first photo. A new local HVAC contractor came in and ran the lines outside to the condenser unit. I put in the condensate pump to the outside until I am able to move the utility sink back into the basement and install the Hartell LTA. The unit is very quiet and compared to the older unit in the south half of the house and cycles far less. I posted a question about this and the consensus is that its not because it's a new unit. Will need to figure out how to overcome the strange return vent location the original owner constructed. See second photo. Short of tearing out a wall and running a vent to the ceiling we are having to run ceiling fans constantly to even out the upstairs and downstairs. As you can see the ceiling on the second floor is a cathedral type which only magnifies the problem. The return is in the top and (I added) in the wall of the closet where the air-handler is. Lower right in photo.
Attached Thumbnails
Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"-img_2694.jpg   Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"-return-problem.jpg  
__________________
--Chris the DIY Guy

Master Bath, still going...

Last edited by ChrisDIY; 06-14-2010 at 05:45 PM.
ChrisDIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 05:52 PM   #52
Still going...
 
ChrisDIY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indianapolis Area
Posts: 980
Blog Entries: 19
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


The kitchen wall cabinets are about 90% done. I need to tidy up the wires for the "in cabinet" lighting and place the decorative trim across the bottom of the cabinets. I have to finish the base cabinets after I put up the Durock Tile Membrane for the back splash. I have installed the Advantium oven and its working beautifully! With the ceilings as they were constructed I had to cut a hole through the floor into the basement to run the exhaust to the outside. I wound up making my own duct support.
Attached Thumbnails
Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"-img_2681.jpg   Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"-img_2683.jpg   Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"-img_2688.jpg   Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"-img_2689.jpg   Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"-img_2692.jpg  

__________________
--Chris the DIY Guy

Master Bath, still going...
ChrisDIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 05:59 PM   #53
Still going...
 
ChrisDIY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indianapolis Area
Posts: 980
Blog Entries: 19
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


Along the way I put in two ceiling fans on the second floor. Beforehand the upstairs was 15 degrees warmer than downstairs and we hadn't had any real hot days yet. I also installed the front porch's ceiling fan and also closed up the openings in the sides and front where squirrels were entering. You can see the new wood in the photo.

Next photos will be after I get all the base cabinets in. Have one more to pick up. No store locally has the Durock Tile Membrane so will order online.
Attached Thumbnails
Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"-img_2682.jpg  
__________________
--Chris the DIY Guy

Master Bath, still going...
ChrisDIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 07:04 PM   #54
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


Remember to keep your exhaust duct terminations 3' minimum from a window opening, door, or supply opening (furnace supply, etc.) to the house. You probably already strapped your water tanks against seismic movement, and run the TPR valve discharge down near the floor.... Looking good.

Be safe, Gary
__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2010, 07:55 PM   #55
Still going...
 
ChrisDIY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indianapolis Area
Posts: 980
Blog Entries: 19
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


Quote:
Originally Posted by GBR in WA View Post
Remember to keep your exhaust duct terminations 3' minimum from a window opening, door, or supply opening (furnace supply, etc.) to the house. You probably already strapped your water tanks against seismic movement, and run the TPR valve discharge down near the floor.... Looking good.

Be safe, Gary
Uh, Oh! I thought that only referred to exhaust from a combustion source like a furnace, boiler or water heater. A little late to move it. Those water heaters are not being used and I really need somebody to haul them off. They did work, now on Rinnai tankless. I probably should get them out of that room and eBay.
__________________
--Chris the DIY Guy

Master Bath, still going...

Last edited by ChrisDIY; 06-14-2010 at 07:57 PM.
ChrisDIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 09:22 PM   #56
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


My mistake! I was researching it from memory, and...... It was bathroom fans I was thinking about. If you ever use a hood fan around vinyl siding, I suggest some trim to keep the two far apart. I had a family of raccoons in my attic for a winter..... I know what you are going through!--- lol.

Be safe, Gary
__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 10:50 AM   #57
Still going...
 
ChrisDIY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indianapolis Area
Posts: 980
Blog Entries: 19
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


Will be placing order for the kitchen sink today. Will need to build a support structure in cabinet for it. Although the sink is an under-counter sink it doesn't attach to the counter-top with clips. I would guess it's because the sink is cast iron.

I also need to start building the support structure to put underneath the oven cabinet. Specs require a support that can hold 200 lbs! That's a big turkey! Actually the oven empty weighs 190 lbs. Wow!

The door casing I chose to put throughout the house turns out to be special order in Oak. So once I finish kitchen (using painted Poplar) will start the arduous task of replacing all the casings and trim.
__________________
--Chris the DIY Guy

Master Bath, still going...
ChrisDIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 11:48 AM   #58
Still going...
 
ChrisDIY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indianapolis Area
Posts: 980
Blog Entries: 19
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


Also, on the list is closing up the unfinished soffits. I will need input on squirrel and raccoon behavior to determine if I can wait till fall since now wasp are everywhere!!! I'm not looking forward to working on the very steep roof either. I'm thinking I will need to rent a bucket truck...

Found out the "roof closet" being an unconditioned space is contributing to the increased upstairs temperature. Used spray foam around door frame and this has reduced heat transmission. See pictures in post #3

EDIT: Isn't this incorrect? If this space is not conditioned there shouldn't be insulation on the walls right? I have no intention of converting this to a conditioned space, previous owner might have? Is there any other reason walls would be insulated? The interior of the roof on the other side has blow in insulation in it so there is more than likely insulation below the roof in the roof closet.
__________________
--Chris the DIY Guy

Master Bath, still going...

Last edited by ChrisDIY; 06-25-2010 at 11:56 AM.
ChrisDIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 07:29 PM   #59
Still going...
 
ChrisDIY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Indianapolis Area
Posts: 980
Blog Entries: 19
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


Well, I am not going to be done by the Fourth of July

Here is where I am with the kitchen. Will need to pick up another cabinet(s) to go on the end. We have decided to plan for the Tulikivi so the peninsula end has to be ordered differently. Once I have the remaining cabinets in place will order the counter-top. Sink is estimated to arrive July 19th...
Attached Thumbnails
Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"-img_2788.jpg   Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"-img_2790.jpg   Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"-img_2795.jpg  
__________________
--Chris the DIY Guy

Master Bath, still going...
ChrisDIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 09:11 PM   #60
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Default

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"


That's coming along nicely! Don't forget to spray foam around the ducting at the rim penetration and the wires through the floor (fire-stop).

I will correct myself yet again, right the first time: "Range hood exhaust duct shall terminate outside, shall have a 3’ clearance to windows
and doors and other openings, shall be air tight and be equipped with a back draft
damper. Ducting shall be galvanized steel, stainless steel, or copper, with a smooth
interior finish. CMC 504.2 (4)"

Keep up the good work!

Be safe, Gary

__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chris the DIY guy! ChrisDIY Introductions 1 02-18-2010 10:19 PM
"the edge" edge vents k.kuenn Roofing/Siding 2 06-25-2009 10:30 AM
Delta-FL "The Warm & Dry Floor Systm joedadog Flooring 4 04-11-2009 05:40 PM
My house is a project Part III "The basement" tigerbalm2424 Project Showcase 12 12-20-2008 10:53 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.