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Postby BackToTheFutureFan on Mon May 07, 2018 12:06 pm

wottagunn wrote:Roof done!


Lookin good!

spunkmonkey wrote:Nice! Where in Seattle are you located?


Thanks! I say Seattle because it's easy. I am just north in Everett. The market up here isn't quite as bad as King County.

Cabinets and fixtures in.
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Postby guryter on Tue May 08, 2018 11:56 am

Had two basement water leaks last week, one after the other. Wednesday after turning on the backyard spigot had water pouring out of the siding, cracked spigot line from not winterizing. Here's your spring reminder to winterize your outside lines.

Second leak discovered Thursday morning. Went down to check on the drying process and there's my hot water heater expansion tank pissing water 12 feet across the room. Turns out the diaphragm inside failed, pressure built, weak spot found. If it wasn't for me checking on prior leak, might not have discovered for a day or two.

Positive note: Looking to replace 24x28 backyard deck soon. Any feedback on composite decking? Not into the idea of sealing wood every few years. TIA.
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Postby mlinderer on Thu May 24, 2018 4:11 pm

Just got a nice kick in the nuts from my home that I purchase over the winter. A/C unit was not cooling so i called up the HVAC company that had serviced it in the past (luckily the visit was free because the previous owner had a maintenance plan set up already). He determined that I would need a full 5lb charge of R-22 on my system, but they need to find and repair the leak first. That repair & recharge could cost $2500-$3000 based on the estimate he could give me without knowing where the leak is yet. That being said, I don't think I want to spend that much on a unit that old. I'll have someone out tomorrow to quote a new system tomorrow, but any idea what damage I may expect for a new air conditioner?
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Postby mattlew69 on Thu May 24, 2018 4:19 pm

You can get a new one installed for that price. As long as its your standard 5 ton or less outside condenser unit.
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Postby cmatthews11 on Thu May 24, 2018 4:36 pm

guryter wrote:Positive note: Looking to replace 24x28 backyard deck soon. Any feedback on composite decking? Not into the idea of sealing wood every few years. TIA.


My next house, I am going with composite because of your point exactly... sanding, powerwashing and staining a deck is my least favorite activity in the world, especially how much of a pain it is living in PA and deck stains never last as long as they are supposed to.

More $ up front, easier maintenance in the longterm. From what I understand, just don't skimp on a good brand.
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Postby wottagunn on Thu May 24, 2018 8:11 pm

a few progress shots
lock up (exterior finished) should be next week some time. Plastering has begun on the inside.

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Postby Codeblue on Thu May 24, 2018 9:15 pm

Any reason ya didn't do 2 stories?
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Postby wottagunn on Thu May 24, 2018 9:32 pm

Cost, and it's not very common here. I've got a large lot so a larger house footprint isn't an issue.
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Postby fallstaff on Thu May 24, 2018 10:52 pm

wottagunn wrote:Cost, and it's not very common here. I've got a large lot so a larger house footprint isn't an issue.

We've got 55 steps up to our top flat. Your one story living layout is looking damn appealing!
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Postby kansasbbq on Fri May 25, 2018 12:46 pm

fallstaff wrote:We've got 55 steps up to our top flat.

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Postby ToolFanFromWayBack on Sat May 26, 2018 8:03 pm

That looks great wotta! It is coming right along. I like the roof is it metal or some sort of composite?
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Postby wottagunn on Sun May 27, 2018 7:25 am

ToolFanFromWayBack wrote:That looks great wotta! It is coming right along. I like the roof is it metal or some sort of composite?

Thanks mate. It is a Colorbond roof. Steel sheeting, designed in Australia. Think they're guaranteed no maintenance for 25 years...? Really hardy, easy to install (they did the roof in one day) and it looks great.
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Postby ipath2003 on Sun May 27, 2018 7:41 am

Deck over - just the railing yesterday. I did replace 3 -16ft floor boards. Then was going to coat them, but the wife wants to replace all 32 boards now. Wicked fun times!!!
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Postby ipath2003 on Sun May 27, 2018 7:49 am

Redoing the kitchen cabinets 30 to 40. Removing the soffit. Waiting for my electrician to come this week. You get the picture other side of sink has a few more cabinets then the fridge. Also got a new hood for above the range
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Postby piper27 on Sun May 27, 2018 11:00 am

Did you use a paint gun or roll that whole rail?
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