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Old 10-15-2008, 01:22 PM   #61
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Finished corner (that's a twin coax going the the sat dish)


Other corner


I also got the Andersen storm door installed on the main entry.


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Old 10-20-2008, 08:01 AM   #62
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I worked in the garage this weekend.

Got a third of the back wall finished. The rest has to wait for an electrical inspection for the new radiant heat wiring. I also got the upper part of the west wall sheeted. This is tedious work measuring and cutting for boxes, windows and doors.

The trim is a mix of white pine I had and #3 furring grade from HD, my dad said it looked like spruce.

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Old 10-20-2008, 08:06 AM   #63
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I also took some pics of the basement as it is now.

Hall needs another coat of primer and then paint.


Bathroom Door is hung.


Inside bath door.


Inside bath door and closet bifold.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:13 AM   #64
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One of my recent projects, due to the price of LP was a electric plenum heater. I have a 200 amp dual fuel electric service already so I just had to pull two 40 amp circuits. It was two strands of 100' of 8 gauge through an interior wall and then the house and garage attic back to the panel. It went pretty well other then almost falling through the garage ceiling.

Here's the heater.


Before the heater.


The electric company needs to be able to control your useage and I already had a control wire on my boiler. I added a relay to run both the boiler and heater.

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Old 10-31-2008, 09:19 AM   #65
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Update on the garage:

West wall 90%



Boxed around the radiant tubing. 14-2 for circulator, 6-2 for electric boiler.


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Old 10-31-2008, 09:23 AM   #66
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North wall ready for trim.


Added a string of lights using THHN in EMT.

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Garage is done.



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Need some parts to get the radient system going.
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What did you mean by this?
"The electric company needs to be able to control your useage and I already had a control wire on my boiler. I added a relay to run both the boiler and heater."
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"The electric company needs to be able to control your useage and I already had a control wire on my boiler. I added a relay to run both the boiler and heater."
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This equipment is on a dual fuel service. Meaning the cheaper power but the POCO needs to be able to control the usage. At peak times there is a remote control that shuts off a relay at the panels. This then is tied into the control wiring in the heating systems. In this case, when off, the electric plenum heater does not turn on but reverts back to LP use. On my radient heat, the system calls for heat but the boiler will not fire.
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Hi guys, I am new to the forum and was just looking at everyones past work when I found this thread. 3 things 1 please post more pics and up dates. 2 why did you do so much yourself, wanted to do it as cheap as possible, new you could do it better, or a mix of both. 3 How do you have the knowledge to do so much your self, were you a contractor or did you just read books as you went. I am just in awe at how much YOU did and wanted to know how you came about such abilities.

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really nice i like the square trim is that lp siding on the garage walls?
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really nice i like the square trim is that lp siding on the garage walls?
LP or GP don't know for sure, it was a gift from my father in law.
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Hi guys, I am new to the forum and was just looking at everyones past work when I found this thread. 3 things 1 please post more pics and up dates. 2 why did you do so much yourself, wanted to do it as cheap as possible, new you could do it better, or a mix of both. 3 How do you have the knowledge to do so much your self, were you a contractor or did you just read books as you went. I am just in awe at how much YOU did and wanted to know how you came about such abilities.

Again please post more and I love it.

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1. Been taking it easy since finishing up the garage. I did get most of the parts for the infloor heat out there but have not started working on it. I also have garage door openers to put up. I really need to get going in the basement again but with work, kid in hockey and a one year old its tough.

2. Both but cost is the biggest factor. I've subbed out some stuff but its costly. I'd prefer to do it myself if I can. I enjoy most of it the work but it can get old too.

3. I grew up with a father that did everything since we didn't have the money to do it any other way. He also did concrete contracting earlier in life. I remember helping him layout forms at 5 years old. I learned a lot from him and he helped me through out this job. I am a mechanical engineer so have that background. The plumbing and electrical kind of go along with my work and I researched and figured those out on my own. A big factor is having the right tools for the job. When doing things yourself a Paslode nailer is great. Bottom line, I have a bunch of tools.
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I agree with you about the tools. I have been married for 10 years now and a home owner for that long. The first house was a dump and required a lot of work. I have been acquiring good namebrand tools and I am not sure which I like better, the buying or the using. I do, however, know I like owning them!


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