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Old 08-09-2014, 11:21 PM   #8161
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Keith, have you told the new (fingers crossed) owners about this thread?

I was just wondering because, since she's an interior designer, it would be neat if she or her husband continued posting pictures here, showing updates on what they're doing to the place.

As nice as it looks, I can't imagine they'll have much to do but personalize it a little bit.
Just want to be sure that the new owners realize they are committed to operating the property as a B&B for not less than three years for any of us form DIY Chatroom that find our way to visit the island. That is in the covenant's, correct?

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Just want to be sure that the new owners realize they are committed to operating the property as a B&B for not less than three years for any of us form DIY Chatroom that find our way to visit the island. That is in the covenant's, correct?
I'll call the lawyer first thing Monday morning and get that added in Bud! I'm sure they won't mind!
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I'll call the lawyer first thing Monday morning and get that added in Bud! I'm sure they won't mind!
...with use of the sail boat!
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...with use of the sail boat!
Jeez...you don't expect much, do you?
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So keith, like 'skipping stones' on a pond..I know I will see you again, perhaps in a different venue..but..will enjoy the same 'learning and knowledge' gathered by me, from watching what you do!! Cheers CoCobolo..lead on!!
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A short while ago I went to a friend's place at the south end of the island...fantastic view from the front of his property over the southern Stuart Channel (which I forgot to take a pic of) to help build a new roof.

His cabin actually comprises two 10' x 12' garden sheds put together. You can imagine the water leakage between the two, even though it had metal flashing between the two roofs.

Only two pics and I didn't get one after the new roof was added. But now the new roof spans both sheds with the peak right over the original valley...so no more leaks. If I get down that way again I will get more pics.
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Then we had one of our fabled sunsets for which we are justifiably famous...

A much higher power than I provides this enjoyment!
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Then I was asked if I had seen the "super moon" a few evenings ago, so I thought a pic might be appropriate.

The moon appears to change in size as it moves either closer or farther away from earth on it's orbit around our planet. This time it was a closer than usual pass.
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The new countertop arrived yesterday at the House of Pot, and Allen very kindly brought it home on his return from town yesterday.

Read the instructions last night, but thought I would wait until this morning until attempting the actual replacement. Good daylight and all that.

So it was out with the old, and in with the new...well, almost.

Although the countertops are both the same size, it seems that the undersides are different. So when I tried to drop the new one in place it was a no-go.

Some marking and judicious use of the diamond grinder and the offending corners were removed. Wow...does that thing ever make a lot of dust!
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All of these gas units come ready to connect to a natural gas line. But they also come with the required changeover kits for use with liquid propane (LP).

After going through the instructions, which seemed to be overly complex, I looked for a couple of specialty tools required to do the changeover. Naturally, they aren't here, but in my storage locker at Scotch Creek. Fat lot of good that does.

We decided that Al's friend Mike would have these tools, so while Allen was getting ready to trek across the island for said tools, I decided to try the typical Ruxton fix...use something else.

Long story short, it worked fine and the natural gas orifices were removed and the LP orifices installed.
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Recalling the last experience wherein the regulator wasn't taped to the fuel line, I made certain to get this done first.

An older gas fitter I knew years ago always told me to put the yellow tape just BELOW the threads, so that none of it comes off and enters the gas line when you install the regulator.
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Same thing with the regulator and the fitting which goes underneath.
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After grinding out the corners, the new unit dropped nicely in place...
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Thereafter the gas line is connected to the unit and is tested for any possible leaks.

This is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT and is not a step to be missed!

Turn the gas on at the tank, and then use a mix of very soapy water to brush on all the connections. There should be no bubbles anywhere showing up. If there are, you have a dangerous leak. Fix it before you go any further.

OK, no leaks here, so we can move on to testing the burners. Using your nose is also very helpful. Propane has a nasty smell and you will notice it right away if there is any problem.
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