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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    When we bought our fridge (5.5 years ago when we bought our current home), our kids were -2, 1, and 2. We didn't think we would want an ice & water dispenser on the fridge. Now that our kids are 4, 6, and 8, I really wish we had it. Do you feel the same?
    It has ice, our last fridge from our old house had a dispenser and honestly it led to more spills than anything. I'm happy not to have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    When we bought our fridge (5.5 years ago when we bought our current home), our kids were -2, 1, and 2. We didn't think we would want an ice & water dispenser on the fridge. Now that our kids are 4, 6, and 8, I really wish we had it. Do you feel the same?
    I totally dig the negative age reference to the kids.
    I'm going to put that in my quiver. My daughter was -3 when we got married. Perhaps a gasp at church in some ellipses.

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    Barn or Gallows?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Barn or Gallows?

    Brian, tell us more about that animal at the very left of the picture. Is it part of a life-sized lawn chess set or is it a giant plaster cast that you can paint to your liking? also, that is a very long extension cord!
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    Barn getting closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Barn getting closer.

    Darn. I voted for gallows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Darn. I voted for gallows.
    I'm hoping it's a combo gallows barn.
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    One of the stalls



    Same stall looking out to the field. I put in dutch doors to provide breeze in the hot months, and protection from the elements when occasion warrants.



    Rubber mats on the stall floors. Not a perfect fit everywhere, but pretty close.


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    The other stall.

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    I saw many of the explanation given here and over internet as well, but i suggest use a hot air blower choose a size according to your room simple portable yet effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobcatpicket View Post
    I saw many of the explanation given here and over internet as well, but i suggest use a hot air blower choose a size according to your room simple portable yet effective.
    No kidding!

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    Last week I replaced the ignitor rod on my Traeger, AND the condensor fan on our refrigerator. I feel like getting a tattoo now, or going full Dom Torreto and installing some NOS on the family station wagon.

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    Anyone have experience using the same pneumatic nail gun to do roofing and cement siding? It's for the barn, so function over form.

    I'd hate to buy both since I'll likely not be using either again. I can buy one for the cost of renting both... So, I'd rather buy if I could get away with it.

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    Anyone have experience using the same pneumatic nail gun to do roofing and cement siding? It's for the barn, so function over form.

    I'd hate to buy both since I'll likely not be using either again. I can buy one for the cost of renting both... So, I'd rather buy if I could get away with it.

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    Roofjng nailers are pretty weak. But they can shoot a nail with a big flat head, which is nice for holding down shingles. I don't know if those nails would penetrate cement siding. And I don't know if you could dial the pressure back on a siding gun to keep the nails from completely piercing the shingles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Roofjng nailers are pretty weak. But they can shoot a nail with a big flat head, which is nice for holding down shingles. I don't know if those nails would penetrate cement siding. And I don't know if you could dial the pressure back on a siding gun to keep the nails from completely piercing the shingles.

    Sorry, not much help.
    I think the nails it can handle may be the biggest problem. I love my framing nailer. I think it would drive a nail through a rock if necessary.
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    So we purchased a fixer upper about a year ago. Good bones, but pretty much contractor-grade finishes everywhere. I've upgraded the floors throughout, but it's time to turn my attention to the master bath. We'll be replacing all of the shiny brass/gold light fixtures, faucets, and shower door for sure. Our shower, tub surround, and counters are all covered in contractor-grade 5"x5" white tile. It's like the homeless man's version of subway tile. It looks ok, but it would look a lot better with a little contrast. I don't really want to spend thousands of dollars to pay someone to re-tile the shower and tub, nor do I have the time to do it myself.

    One compromise I have considered is replacing a couple rows of the white tile with a mosaic strip, and then using the same pattern to create a backsplash around the tub and sinks. Is it possible to remove 1-2 rows of tile without damaging the tile in the adjacent rows?

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    Sure you can. You can just use a dremel tool to dig out the grout between them and then pop off the tiles. it would just be time consuming but you can do it. A guy in my ward who does tile does it all the time.

    Edit: you could also use a grinder with a 3 1/2 inch diamond blade to cut the grout and time. Either way time consuming and wear a mask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    Sure you can. You can just use a dremel tool to dig out the grout between them and then pop off the tiles. it would just be time consuming but you can do it. A guy in my ward who does tile does it all the time.

    Edit: you could also use a grinder with a 3 1/2 inch diamond blade to cut the grout and time. Either way time consuming and wear a mask.

    Cool. A dremel is what I was thinking I'd try. The grout line is pretty fine, so I'll have to be pretty cautious not to nip the adjacent tile.
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    We are thinking of upgrading the baseboards in our house. My wife wants me to do it, but I don't particularly want to because (a) I start looking around and there's a lot of baseboards! (b) I'm nervous that I'll get all the measurements wrong, etc. I'm not a particularly handy guy, but I'm not at the other end of the spectrum either. Is this something I should try?
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    We are thinking of upgrading the baseboards in our house. My wife wants me to do it, but I don't particularly want to because (a) I start looking around and there's a lot of baseboards! (b) I'm nervous that I'll get all the measurements wrong, etc. I'm not a particularly handy guy, but I'm not at the other end of the spectrum either. Is this something I should try?
    It is not a difficult job. Measure twice, cut once. Learn how to cope inside corners. Make sure your mitre saw is square so your outside corners fit. If any of that doesn't make sense hire someone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    We are thinking of upgrading the baseboards in our house. My wife wants me to do it, but I don't particularly want to because (a) I start looking around and there's a lot of baseboards! (b) I'm nervous that I'll get all the measurements wrong, etc. I'm not a particularly handy guy, but I'm not at the other end of the spectrumDDD either. Is this something I should try?
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    It is not a difficult job. Measure twice, cut once. Learn how to cope inside corners. Make sure your mitre saw is square so your outside corners fit. If any of that doesn't make sense hire someone.
    What does "measure" mean?

    The other complication is that all my outside corners are bullnose. I don't particularly like the corner pieces that are on there now. They look something like this:

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    I'd prefer something like this (the corner, not the actual baseboard):

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    Something like this would be even better, but I'm not sure how hard this would be or what goes into it.

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    Dude, I can walk you through this. The first pic is done with 22.5° cuts. The second picture is using prefabricated corners. Those are expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Dude, I can walk you through this. The first pic is done with 22.5° cuts. The second picture is using prefabricated corners. Those are expensive.
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    Love the lamps and your island is badass
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    Spent the better part of this past month clearing out a section of my side yard and laying pavers. I'll do the other side of the walkway next, but wanted to first see if I could do it before putting more in. So far, I'm very happy with it.




    The section I had to clear was next to a pine tree stump. I had to clear it with a pickaxe since every inch had roots. It took me at least 5 hours to just clear it and dig up the roots. I also found two sprinkler lines (easy to fix when so much area is cleared) and cut through all 6 sprinkler wires
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Fire ants are going to enjoy all that sand.


    I take precautions on those little buggers. So far we haven't had fire ants in over a year
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    Can i ask why you cut the pavers on the one end instead of finishing with a full paver? Either way, looks great. What is your plan for the spot?

    Edit: after looking closer at the picture it looks like the angle just kind of dictated it for those last few bricks. How do you keep those skinny pavers from moving? Did you use an epoxy?
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