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n8r
Jul 3, 2003

I helped Lowtax become a cyborg and all I got was this lousy avatar

Wooops wrong thread

n8r fucked around with this message at 19:00 on Apr 2, 2021

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Alarbus
Mar 31, 2010


n8r posted:

I found two ancient coins in a collection I'm going through. Any help on what these are/what they might be worth?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/pFTpTRdegoX5WZ1i9

Wrong Odyssey.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


I was very confused by that for a moment

This busted window got tempermanently boarded up years ago but that's not really up to code (at all) so it was time to fix it right.
First use structural screws and pressure treated lumber to reframe it for a 2020 side slider plus the dryer vent:


Then install the window and PVC trimboard surround:


I still need to repoint around it and add some more caulking but it's already better than it ever was.

Then back to setting up the new basement laundry and utility sink area. I used pex for part of this as it's easier to do in tight quarters without setting the house on fire and on uneven surfaces such as 142 year old fieldstone foundations.


Today I mostly moved heavy objects, cleaned, organized, etc, very little construction got done unfortunately.

CancerCakes
Jan 10, 2006


Waste water turbo looks sick brah

Jonny Quest
Nov 11, 2004



kastein posted:



Then back to setting up the new basement laundry and utility sink area. I used pex for part of this as it's easier to do in tight quarters without setting the house on fire and on uneven surfaces such as 142 year old fieldstone foundations.



I'm very confused by that pipe work, to my eyes it looks like you have a wet vent which I thought was a big no no.

H110Hawk
Dec 28, 2006


Jonny Quest posted:

I'm very confused by that pipe work, to my eyes it looks like you have a wet vent which I thought was a big no no.

Looks like a laundry drain, to go with the hookups on the left.

Rectal Placenta
Feb 25, 2011


I just know the first thing I'd do in a basement like that would be immediately spilling a basket full of clean laundry onto the dirt floor

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!




Rectal Placenta posted:

I just know the first thing I'd do in a basement like that would be immediately spilling a basket full of clean laundry onto the dirt floor

Pretty much same

mcgreenvegtables
Nov 2, 2004
Yum!

Can you get concrete shot in through that window to do a basement floor? No idea what concrete costs but might pay for itself in resale. Or maybe just a decently sized area around the appliances, you could probably just do that with bags.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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I'm putting down a bunch of 16x16 patio pavers for the laundry machines.

Concrete is absolutely not in the budget, nor in the schedule. The next owner can do that, I'll sell for less if I have to. I wanted to but... Eh. There is a big walk-out door on the downhill side of the basement that you can get a wheelbarrow through easily so the truck can back down the road, wheelbarrow from there 100% downhill to the basement, then uphill unloaded back to the truck.

And yes, that's a laundry hookup not a vent.

sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



Fallen Rib

kastein posted:

I'm putting down a bunch of 16x16 patio pavers for the laundry machines.

Concrete is absolutely not in the budget, nor in the schedule. The next owner can do that, I'll sell for less if I have to. I wanted to but... Eh. There is a big walk-out door on the downhill side of the basement that you can get a wheelbarrow through easily so the truck can back down the road, wheelbarrow from there 100% downhill to the basement, then uphill unloaded back to the truck.

And yes, that's a laundry hookup not a vent.

Pump truck, done. Wheelbarrows are for suckers.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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I mean, you've been to my place. It's a looooong way from the nearest place to park a concrete truck to the basement door, can a pump truck actually move it that far? I guess it's still downhill.

sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



Fallen Rib

kastein posted:

I mean, you've been to my place. It's a looooong way from the nearest place to park a concrete truck to the basement door, can a pump truck actually move it that far? I guess it's still downhill.

Yup. They can pump hundreds of feet, and downhill makes it easier. Hell, they could probably do it with a regular truck and a long chute. A buddy works for a concrete pumping company. It's amazing what they can do.

CancerCakes
Jan 10, 2006


They pump it up skyscrapers, with secondary mixing stations every 100 m or so. Amazing engineering, but yeah not budget friendly.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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It's dark so I can't take good pics but I finished the trim and last course of siding on the walls on the porch today! Siding project is down to 6 birdboxes, some sections of eaves, two barge boards, the gable end of the bathroom roof, and the final course of a few walls before it's completely done and ready for inspection. Porch is ready for framing and railing inspection, then I need to apply for the permit to do the lighting on it and (hopefully) upgrade my service entrance and meter main. The existing one works fine but it's haggard looking and I hate the way the service entrance cable was done, and it shouldn't take me more than a morning to do it. I'd like to get it done before temps really climb much so it won't be awful if national grid can't get us hooked back up within a day or two.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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UCS Hellmaker
Mar 29, 2008

mega. milk.

Toilet Rascal

Just think your house is probably worth 50% more now because of all that brand new wood you bought years ago.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


He'd probably make more stripping the house for parts.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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I'm pretty sure salvage 2x4s are worth more than copper right now so at least it's unlikely tweakers will steal plumbing. They'll just steal the entire wall.

rndmnmbr
Jul 3, 2012



This is assuming they would be able to get them out due to the assumed vast overkill when it comes to fasteners.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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I have been dreading this project for quite some time and honestly it went nearly as poorly as I expected. At least it's over.

When I did the roof in 2010 and 2011, I expected to be putting the eaves back together the same way they came apart. Slanted soffits, big wide frieze boards, trim on every edge, big wide fancy crown molding on the edges of the roof. I aligned the new roof decking how the old roof decking came off because of this. I also did nothing to correct how wonky and not-straight the rafter tails were because I didn't know they weren't straight.

Fast forward ten years and... Goddammit.


Look how wavy that board is. Oh well, it's better than the rippled wavy aluminum coil flashing and pop rivet abortion two houses down. And I'd have to redo the entire roof to correct it so it is what it is.


You can really see the wave here.


Siding and soffit F channel done, time to start putting in the soffit pieces.


Birdbox 1 of 6 complete. It's all PVC and pressure treated so it shouldn't rot again.


Soffit done as far as I can without finishing the next birdbox. Guess I gotta do that next.

Powerful Two-Hander
Mar 9, 2004

Mods please change my name to "Tooter Skeleton" TIA.



If anyone asks you why that wood is wavy just tell them you were doing the birdbox challenge.

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

MESS WITH THE OWL GET DISEMBOWEL





That doesn't seem like it'd be very noticeable from the ground anyways

rdb
Jul 8, 2002
chicken mctesticles?

How are the shingles holding up after 10-11 years? Thats half or more than half of the average lifespan of shingles. They look good from the pictures.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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It's not super noticeable from the ground but it's visible. Looks better than the house 2 down from me though, theirs is saggy as poo poo. And for that matter most other 100+ year old houses here.

Holding up great. They're GAF Timberline Natural Shadow and warrantied to 30 years. At this rate I wouldn't be surprised if they are still on it in 2050, even though the warranty will be up in 2040.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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2.5 birdboxes done


3.5


I finished the one to the right of the last one as well tonight but it was too dark for a good picture. That leaves 1.5 to go, plus the bathroom roof gable, one barge board, a bunch of soffits, and trim at the top of a bunch of courses of siding before the outside is totally done.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


What's left then?

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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Rake soffits: 100% done
Birdboxes: 100% done as of tonight
I have the end of one barge board left to trim and secure
Horizontal soffits: 30% done

I have the gable end of the bathroom roof, the tops of some walls, a few pieces of bay window trim, and some foundation repointing left to do and the outside is DONE. Oh, and the porch lights and outlets and ceiling panels but that's waiting on other stuff.

Just in time, too, because swass weather is here and I want to mud, tape, paint, and install flooring and trim in my air conditioning instead of sweating my dick off on a ladder in the sun.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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I'm so tired of soffits





Luckily, I have only one section of them left to do plus the gable end on the bathroom.

cakesmith handyman
Jul 22, 2007

Pip-Pip old chap! Last one in is a rotten egg what what.



Do you have a target date for listing this for sale? (Sorry if you already said and I missed it)

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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I have missed every target date so far, but currently aiming for ready to list (other than selling off some cars and packing) by end of this month.

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everdave
Nov 14, 2005
EVERY MORNING I WAKE UP AND I OPEN PALM SLAM A BID ON JAPAN CAR DIRECT. IT'S A DANGEROUS CRANE AND RIGHT THEN AND THERE I START DOING THE MOVES ALONG SIDE WITHOUT OUTRIGGERS. NOT MANY CAN SAY I'M THE MOST AI POSTER IN THE FORUMS. I CAN. I SAY IT AND I SAY IT ALOUD EVERYDAY IN THE CHAT THREAD

I am sure you are swamped but I would love to see some side by side pics of outside and inside different angles before and after. Hard to process this is the same house, it looks so nice.

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