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piper27
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:00 pm

Thanks guys!

I would've went with gravel or asphalt millings because of cost, but the covenant of the neighborhood requires either an asphalt or concrete drive.

I was told if you use asphalt millings after a year of them compacting you can seal coat them. Supposedly looks pretty good after.
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:23 am

New roof going up today. These guys are crazy fast. They have all the shingles off the roof in an hour and a half. Now the loudness begins...
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:08 pm

piper27 wrote:Thanks guys!

I would've went with gravel or asphalt millings because of cost, but the covenant of the neighborhood requires either an asphalt or concrete drive.

I was told if you use asphalt millings after a year of them compacting you can seal coat them. Supposedly looks pretty good after.
Asphalt millings hey. I'll have to remember that.
I'm going to have my drive scraped and leveled soon then put in some concrete edging to make maintenance easier. Then I might put a layer of that milling in.


Shed slab was poured yesterday! Very happy with it
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piper27
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:22 pm

What's going in the shed? Man cave? Looks great perfect size
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:33 pm

thanks mate
bit of everything; my second car, a pool table, bar fridge etc, but also a workshop and storage for a few things.
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Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:41 pm

so we finally moved in over the weekend! got the keys Friday 17th. Has been a hectic few days moving everything but we can finally sit and enjoy it now.
Figured id share a few pics of the final product seeing as I spammed this thread throughout the build. More of an art tour, but whatever.

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Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:15 pm

^Thanks for the tour/art tour. I've enjoyed seeing the progress of your home over the months. EB's own HGTV.
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Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:44 pm

Looks pretty nice. Congrats!
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:47 am

Hey, I've got that duck.

Nice vibe going throughout the house with similar themed/toned art. Nicely done.

Are you going for a lawn front or growing a garden instead?
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wottagunn
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:31 am

She LOVES that duck. that's the 3rd one we've had to buy.

thanks mate. Going with a front lawn for the sort term. Get that up to scratch, and then add some garden beds here and there. I've already got a few dotted around the place, but with an acre block there's a lot to do.
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:17 pm

Very clean look!! just beautiful! :notworthy:

I think this might be the first time I have seen a window in a hallway. I like it!

edit: :oops: I see its just slats now. That is a cool idea.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:13 pm

Does anyone know if it is ok to put a chest freezer on a carpeted floor? I just moved mine today and found a few square feet of damp carpeting underneathit. My first thought was that there was some condensation under the freezer making the floor damp so we moved the freezer to a room with tile flooring. My second thought was that moving this freezer just happened to coincide with a significant amount of rain we've gotten this week and this is located on exterior wall in the basement. We've only lived here since January and the freezer was purchased new at that time also.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:08 pm

my chest freezer occasionally (well, rarely, but it does happen) leaks stuff (its a new, good freezer too), so id be hesitant to put it on carpet.
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Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:14 am

The condenser way sweat in humid locations.
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Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:45 am

house and set up look great Wotta - congratulations on "finishing" it! =) (there is never a "finish" to owning a house.)

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