Category Archives: Arts and crafts

Arts and Crafts: Gutter guards.

A year ago I installed some gutter guards from COSTCO. Easy installation, but now I have spent more effort cleaning the guards than I used to spend cleaning the gutters. The problem is there is so much tree debris that … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts: hot tub repair 2

Total fail. I managed to get the tub on its side only to discover the bottom is glued to the tub and multiple pieces installed on the inside bottom. So it isn’t coming apart that way. So. I put it … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts: Hot tub experience

While I was away at the far and away, I unplugged and emptied my hot tub. When I got back, I moved it to a new location and that required new wiring run. I couldn’t really work on that in … Continue reading

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At least my vines still like me

Despite cutting these grape vines back to the stumps this winter, they all returned and look like they have forgiven me and intend to thrive.

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Arts and crafts: floor addendum

As I said previously, I had a few boxes of scraps from the flooring factory. I took them back to LOWES for no trouble return. But since I only get 90 days to return products, i felt the need to … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts: bedroom 98%.

The bedroom is mostly done. Just need some trim painting, baseboards and touchups and done. In summary, there is nothing here that was here when I started. Raised subfloor 2.5″ Replaced plastic plank floor with 3/4″ hardwood. Removed 4 windows. … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts: New Floor

Time to put the bedroom floor in. I chose a 3/4″ solid hardwood from Bruce. I bought enough for the bedroob, kitchen, dining and living room. 36 boxes. Each one hundred pounds, 22 square feet, approx $100 per box. I … Continue reading

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Chain Saw Repair: Husqvarna 440

Nothing is as easy as it is supposed to be. I have a Husqvarna 440 chainsaw that I have had for a few years. The thing really works like a champ. The one thing I won’t tolerate in a 2 … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts: Drywall

This sucks. I hate drywall. So much bother. Nothing is as simple as it’s supposed to be. According to YouTube experts, it shoult take 2 days for a room like this. I’m on day 10 and not even close to … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts: four door

The last of 4 doors is now in. We can call this the window room.

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