|Porch Roof Gutter|
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
|Disassembled O'Keefe & Merritt Gas Stove|
|Old gas burner heads, burner tubes, and the manifold with the valves and thermostat|
After I get the stove working like new, I'll use it for a while to see how I like cooking on a vintage stove. If I still like it, I'll probably do a more thorough restoration and have all of the chrome redone as well replacing a few missing odds and ends.
Monday, May 2, 2011
|Location of the New Main Electrical Panel|
What's proving to be the most difficult thing is to find a 6' door to replace the hacked-up one that is currently in use. If a some PO hadn't cut a doggie door in it, I could have probably reused it. My search through The Rebuilding Center came up with one door that will work, but it doesn't have a window, which I've grown accustomed to. I'll keep looking around, but I may have to settle for the door sans light.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Don't believe me? See for yourself:
Rose City Park ranks 31st overall, with a badass-ness score of 41.61, putting us right between Irvinton and Sellwood (not a bad place to be, actually!). This makes my neighborhood solidly Badass, which is slightly better than "Rad", but not quite up to "Super Badass" standards. Maybe if they open another strip club...
You can see more on the video.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
- Upgrade Electrical Service
- I plan on also moving the panel to the other side of the basement door so it won't be near water sources.
- New Windows
- Four small awning windows around the perimeter
- One egress window in the new guest room
- Plumbing Fixes
- Fix the wonky drain pipe coming from the kitchen sink
- Fix the plumbing in the basement bathroom
- Run PEX everywhere
- Add a winder stair
- I should be able to get more headroom at the bottom of the stairwell if I add a winder at the top.
- New walls and insulation
- I need to frame new walls around the perimeter and insulate them.
- Seismic Retrofit
- Since I'll have access to the sill plates in the entire basement, now's the time to make it a little more earthquake resistant.
Play Room / Homework Area
|Basement Bathroom Location|
|Future Basement Guest Room|
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Once again, I have been provided with a great prize to give away to one of my readers. This time, CSN Stores told me I could give away a Stanley 2-Gallon Wet/Dry vac. It looks like a great little portable unit that can be used to cleanup after those small projects that seem to crop up all the time, like cleaning up all that dog hair that accumulates in the corners or under your home office furniture.
I'll make the rules the same as when I gave away the mailbox.
On March 11, 2011, I will randomly choose one person from my list of followers. To add yourself to the list, just click the "Follow" button in the right sidebar of this page. Do it now! The winner will be responsible for paying any taxes or fees that might apply (like, for instance if you live in Canada). Shipping is free, so don't worry about that. Good luck!
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