From $9.95



Syndication

Statistics

Users
Total: 30,705
Visited Last 30 days: 162
Forum Messages
Total: 20,744
Last 30 days: 10
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,149
Last 30 days: 0
Journal Entries
Total: 5,253
Last 30 days: 13
Connections
Total: 15,145
Last 30 days: 5
Downloads
Total: 81,518

Journals

Name
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
22,980 Visits | 248 Posts | 373 Pix | 4 Videos
Art-Camacho New Braunfels, TX
710 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Quijada-project-Lake... Lake Havasu City, AZ
20 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Port-Townsend-Build Sherman Oaks, CA
26 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
112,309 Visits | 937 Posts | 2,439 Pix | 42 Videos
MesaBarnHouse Mesa, AZ
1,029 Visits | 33 Posts | 46 Pix | 0 Videos
LalcoInteriors1 Mumbai, AL
51 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Stan-Tol Winter Springs, FL
114 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
washougalhome Washougal, WA
381 Visits | 21 Posts | 118 Pix | 0 Videos
Metal-Buildings Conroe, TX
183 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
benson-bondstone-hom... Coeur d'Alene, AL
142 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Demetrius Kansas City, KS
259 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Genes-Job Cocoa, FL
318 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
NorthPoleHome North Pole, AK
38,209 Visits | 40 Posts | 177 Pix | 0 Videos
TheHoskensProject Dome-ville, FL
66,469 Visits | 176 Posts | 522 Pix | 4 Videos
DCS
371 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
g4wowgwow
402 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
My1stOB Melbourne, FL
546 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
gypsyhillfarm East Petersburg , PA
1,169 Visits | 3 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Our-log-home Thomaston, GA
1,059 Visits | 2 Posts | 4 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts

Hi Guys, I just found this forum and find it to be very informative!
Jim in Northern California

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.

Larry in Nashville, TN's Journal Entries


Click here to create your own construction journal.

Posted by Larry in Nashville, TN on 9/14/2015

Kids have to be out of their rental house at the end of the month, so Sunday we made a trailer run of the large stuff to the new house. As the upstairs is now nearly done (with the exception of hanging the doors and getting the glass in the showers), the big stuff was concentrated on that. Getting the king bed up the small stairs was a question in our mind. I've left the railing and banisters off for the move, which allowed us to get it up, although the mattress needed to be folded considerably still.


Sandra continued to paint trim, Cassidy went back to work on her recycled cabinet, Todd went back to work on the doors. With the cool weather on Friday, I trimmed the side door and weatherstripped it as the AC was off. Spent half of Saturday doing some AC duct work upstairs. I tied in a new duct to the master, and cut in a new smaller return in the hall ceiling to pull hot air better from an otherwise dead space. As the house was further tightened during trim, the AC keep up well. But it is clear that I needed more air flow to the back, and need to reduce it in the guest bedroom and bath. I've got dampers in the system so I'll spent time next Saturday up in the attic changing the damper on that line.

The stair treads came in Friday. Got them sealed and finished. Four coat process with a sealer and a catalyzed water based material. Need to get boards for the risers as we have decided they need to go too. Will get them next weekend when I get back into town and start the process over.

Need to get the final on the gas lines, so we need to do two things. Contact the plumber who put it in and tell them to find out why it doesn't hold pressure, and then arrange for inspection. The fellow that did the restoration and sealing of the firebox area, has written a pretty comprehensive letter that I hope will satisfy the inspector regarding the suitability for vent free logs.

Waiting on shower glass. Supposed to ship today but will check. Would be wonderful if that came in late this week or early next.

Photos

Original door hardware after getting the paint off. It's easy to get the paint off using a crockpot and allowing it to cook in water overnight. Paint just falls off. But make sure you clean the crock pot well afterwards when you dealing with lead paint.
Priming it all.
While most of the hardware was steel, or brass plated steel, a couple door knobs were very heavy and solid brass, and the pocket door pulls were copper. A couple are shown here. They will get clear coated instead of painted.
103-year-old doors. Dipped at a refinishers site and then sanded, stained, and three coats of urethane. I wish I could look this good at 103!
Stair treads on their final coat. Takes four days to fully cure, so they'll be ready to walk on for sure by the time we get them in.



Login to Reply




Login to comment...
Copyright 1997-2018 Consensus Group Inc.