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Old 10-12-2012, 01:59 PM   #6976
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Wow, the scenery is breathtaking where you live. Simply beautiful.

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Old 10-12-2012, 04:36 PM   #6977
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Wow, the scenery is breathtaking where you live. Simply beautiful.
Hi Julie, and welcome to the thread.

Yes, it's not too bad here, reputed to be one of the most scenic areas on this good earth.

I should hasten to add that there is beauty where ever you go, you just have to look for it sometimes.
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Very quiet on the island here since the long weekend.

One of my maples has finally put on a fine display of fall colour.
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The latest visit from the deer caused some damage out in the missus' garden. I know the wood was getting pretty rotten, but it didn't fall down all by itself. I have since moved it to the bonfire.
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The time has come to get the plumbing in the bathroom hooked up. Before that happens the grouting needs to be done, and before even that happens, I wanted to put a slight roundover on the front edges of the counter. The tile was moderately sharp and needed some softening.

I used the Fein tool for this, first with the metal tool - I presume it has carbide embedded in the face and edges - and then the emery to get it smooth. The edges feel like silk now.
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I have used every trick of procrastination I know (all learned from wife #2) to avoid taking the old water tank apart.

It couldn't be avoided any longer, and if I want the new tank to get filled up it needs to be built very soon.

About the second board from the top, I managed to tweak my back just enough to be very annoying. Usually, I can work my way through this, but today wasn't one of those days.

Yes, I got the end wall taken out, but I definitely should have stopped at the top. No more heavy work for a week or so while this one clears itself up.
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I had to build a mini platform to raise the faucet in the bathroom. When I went to install the faucet, the two bolts didn't quite make it through that thick top I had made, 3/4" MDF, easyboard and tile. I had to somehow get a hole drilled out from below big enough to allow the bolts to show just enough to get the washers and nuts on.
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It wasn't quite as bad as I expected, but trying to hold the two washers - one steel and the other rubber - in place while trying to get the nuts on was real fun. Barely room enough for one hand in there, never mind two. But it's in and looks like this.
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Exactly the same fuss with the sink drain. There must be 3" of thread on that drain, and it still wasn't long enough to go through the top. More cutting from below, but this time I had to use the Fein tool and a chisel to get the wood put of the way.
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All done and I have the supply lines hooked up as well.

I think I was pretty lucky in that the faucet matched the vessel sink quite well, especially considering that they came from two different sources.
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That looks awesome Keith!
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That looks great Keith, one of these days you are going to run out of work on your island, or maybe not. How is your back today?
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That looks great Keith, one of these days you are going to run out of work on your island, or maybe not. How is your back today?
The day I run out of work here Jim, will be the day I leave the island. However, I do expect to get the house finished some time next spring, the good Lord willing and the creek don't rise.
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The day I run out of work here Jim, will be the day I leave the island. However, I do expect to get the house finished some time next spring, the good Lord willing and the creek don't rise.
Man, that will be fantastic, then on to another build and also... your car? That I can't wait to see, I drool on my key board just thinking of it.
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Man, that will be fantastic, then on to another build and also... your car? That I can't wait to see, I drool on my key board just thinking of it.
Another build.....hmmmmm.....the thought has crossed my mind, I must admit. But it would need to have straight walls, be much smaller, and definitely not on an island, unless the island is a few hundred miles long.

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