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      10-06-2019, 12:21 AM   #529
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Built this door today. Gotta hang the track and install handle tomorrow.
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      10-06-2019, 08:15 AM   #530
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Love me a mid century modern. There’s a few “Frank Lloyd Wright inspired” homes in the area here that are just begging for some updating.
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      10-06-2019, 09:16 AM   #531
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Love me a mid century modern. There’s a few “Frank Lloyd Wright inspired” homes in the area here that are just begging for some updating.
Got the edging and the pea stone down yesterday, as well as the grass seed for our poor front lawn.

I'll snap another pic or two later today.

Also installed a couple new circuits in the basement on Friday afternoon in preparation for the new sump pump.

Careful what you wish for, spazzy, "updating" these houses can go horribly wrong, depending on who's making the decisions. Unfortunately almost all of the "mid century" was renovated out of the interior of this place before we bought it. We're working to put some of it back now.
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      10-06-2019, 10:48 AM   #532
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Got the edging and the pea stone down yesterday, as well as the grass seed for our poor front lawn.

I'll snap another pic or two later today.

Also installed a couple new circuits in the basement on Friday afternoon in preparation for the new sump pump.

Careful what you wish for, spazzy, "updating" these houses can go horribly wrong, depending on who's making the decisions. Unfortunately almost all of the "mid century" was renovated out of the interior of this place before we bought it. We're working to put some of it back now.
If you’re holding true to the design, how does that fit in with the rest of the neighborhood? Pretty much all that have been updated around here have completely removed what the house was so that it didn’t stick out in the area. It’s a shame!
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      10-06-2019, 06:18 PM   #533
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Planting bed finished.


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If you’re holding true to the design, how does that fit in with the rest of the neighborhood? Pretty much all that have been updated around here have completely removed what the house was so that it didn’t stick out in the area. It’s a shame!
This neighborhood is a mix. There are three other MCMs here, the majority are just "normal" 50s-60s ranches/split-levels, though.

Sadly, the house straight across from us is a 2005 McMansion, but the owners are very nice, so it mitigates the issue a lot.
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      10-07-2019, 10:45 AM   #535
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just finished my son's room with the Bamboo flooring. this was the last room upstairs that wasn't done. so many projects going on at once lol!

Hey, I just noticed that is the same bamboo flooring we did in the 3rd floor bonus room of our house in NC! It's a sharp floor.
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      10-07-2019, 11:57 AM   #536
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Hey, I just noticed that is the same bamboo flooring we did in the 3rd floor bonus room of our house in NC! It's a sharp floor.
love this flooring. I did the upstair bedrooms, hallway, master bedroom, stairs and main floor. i'll probably continue the flooring down into the basement stairs
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Built this door today. Gotta hang the track and install handle tomorrow.
Dig these doors! Wish my place had the space for one. All of my doors are in very odd placements, i.e. the walls where door frames are all consist of angles. I really like the color on yours.
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      10-07-2019, 02:05 PM   #538
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My wife wanted me to "re-do" the wooden trash can in the kitchen. I sanded everything down to bare pine, then stained and sealed it. Red Oak isn't supposed to be almost black. While the top lid (what I see the most) actually showed some nice grain, the sides I could have almost just painted with black lacquer and just been done with it. When I removed the wooden ball handle, there was this layer of stuff that I had to chisel off, I think this may have belonged to her mom originally. YEARS of grubby hands, and the size of the ball such that you had to touch the lid to grasp it. A nice new metallic handle really offsets that grain.

I spent the last couple days sorta cruising around some of the lesser neighborhoods, looking for something like a coffee table to refinish sitting by a curb
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My wife wanted me to "re-do" the wooden trash can in the kitchen. I sanded everything down to bare pine, then stained and sealed it. Red Oak isn't supposed to be almost black. While the top lid (what I see the most) actually showed some nice grain, the sides I could have almost just painted with black lacquer and just been done with it. When I removed the wooden ball handle, there was this layer of stuff that I had to chisel off, I think this may have belonged to her mom originally. YEARS of grubby hands, and the size of the ball such that you had to touch the lid to grasp it. A nice new metallic handle really offsets that grain.

I spent the last couple days sorta cruising around some of the lesser neighborhoods, looking for something like a coffee table to refinish sitting by a curb
Pics of said designated bin of refuse?
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Pics of said designated bin of refuse?
I never said I went to a den of ill repute, so not sharing pics with you.

I checked my phone, could have sworn I texted pics to wife. Will snap in a few hours when home.
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      10-07-2019, 05:23 PM   #541
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I never said I went to a den of ill repute, so not sharing pics with you.

I checked my phone, could have sworn I texted pics to wife. Will snap in a few hours when home.
As for different coffee/cocktail table ideas, I had mine fabricated out of angle iron, red oak and lag bolts. Super cheap to make, cost about half of what you would pay for a table at a furniture store. I had someone make mine as I just didn't have the time to make it myself then. I'll post up some pics tomorrow.
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did a custom gate (my metal guy built the gate according to specs i gave him so that all you see is a sliver of frame). Finish was done in aluminum siding (6" v-grove planks, come in 16' runs). I also used it on some exterior accents locations which i initially speced for siding anyway when i did the stucco. Installation of siding was super easy. As much as i love the IPE look i just dont have time nor do i want to deal with the upkeep.. this stuff will last forever and finish warranty is 25 years.. you can get almost any color imaginable, i went with barn wood oak. I'll prob spray a UV coat every 5 years just to be safe.. I still have three more side gates to do and maybe a large front entry gate.






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The huge project of ripping out every piece of metal plumbing in our house and replacing it with PEX and plastic fittings began this past weekend:



The scrap value of the copper will probably pay for the PEX and other materials twice over, and not having to trudge into the basement at 3:00 AM with a flood alarm screaming to see what pipe ruptured this time is just gravy.....
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Wow! That looks good! Man, the above ground lines, that tall pine tree, and then the style of house makes me super curious where in Orange County that is, haha.


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The huge project of ripping out every piece of metal plumbing in our house and replacing it with PEX and plastic fittings began this past weekend:
Just had my house repiped with pex. I think I paid the guys by how many holes they cut in my ceiling and walls.

My house is about to undergo a lot of plastic surgery. Anyone know how I can take a house across the border to get cheaper surgery?
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Wow! That looks good! Man, the above ground lines, that tall pine tree, and then the style of house makes me super curious where in Orange County that is, haha.




Just had my house repiped with pex. I think I paid the guys by how many holes they cut in my ceiling and walls.

My house is about to undergo a lot of plastic surgery. Anyone know how I can take a house across the border to get cheaper surgery?

easy just have the people across the border come to US to fix your house
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Just had my house repiped with pex. I think I paid the guys by how many holes they cut in my ceiling and walls.
Fortunately, my house is small, one floor, and has basement/crawlspace access underneath. The sheetrock damage should be minimal, and is concealed under cabinets in many cases.

The clear liquid that comes out of our well eats metal even after multi-stages of treatment, and we are cobbling in patches to the copper pipes every few months as they rupture. I want to replace everything with PEX, home-run to a central 100% plastic distribution manifold with shutoff knobs for every fixture. Ideally, I don't want a single piece of metal anywhere in the water system, but will have to live with two metal 90 degree elbows and a short pipe on each side of the UV light since two bends are required to keep the UV from destroying the PEX.

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easy just have the people across the border come to US to fix your house
Our local Home Depot locations have rental tools, rental trucks, and rental day laborers standing at the curb if you show up at 7:00 AM.....
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The clear liquid that comes out of our well eats metal even after multi-stages of treatment, and we are cobbling in patches to the copper pipes every few months as they rupture. ...
The more southern part of Orange County, CA developed in the late 80s early 90s is having a rash of slab leaks and pinhole leaks. Some developers are in litigation. Some people blame the water districts. It's a mess. Homeowners are getting royally screwed.
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I used to like copper piping for the anti-bacterial properties, but there's only so many patches that a person can sweat into their corroded/leaking plumbing lines before that game gets old.....
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lol so finally I stopped procrastinating and I got the ceiling painted. it turned out really good and gives the industrial look. ceiling gives the illusion that it's higher too! ignore the shiny paint, it was still wet when I took the picture but when it dries it'll be flat black






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