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A few things I've done over the yrs.


This house had no garage or shed, I bought a 10' x 10' plastic shed.
stood up well for the first 6yrs in this house.

Then I finally talked the wife to letting me have a garage. smile The shell was built by a company and I completed the entire interior, which included an inspection by the ESA.

Garage is 15' x 23', all 2"x6" construction. 
I got to throw in electric radient heating.


Prior to that I did my work in my driveway, boy did my neighbours dislike me. furious
Putting a 3 1/2" lift on my Jeep.


Over the years, I have been insulating the outer walls of my 50+yr old home.

My kids bedroom.


Master Bedroom.

Flooring:: I layed down 750sq ft of Laminet in the basement, 750sq ft of 3/4 oak hardwood on the main floor.
Beacuse I had a lot of 3/4 to lay, i bought a flooring stapler. (bad idear)
Basement:

MainFloor:




Flooring at my SIL place, also have done some for a BIL.

 

That's all for now folks, I have a ton more but those pic's are all on paper and need to be scanned.



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Good stuff Frank...Is that hardwood or laminate flooring?....Doing some laminate next week

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So Frank, what do you do in your spare time? All that stuff looks daggone professional to me and as we say in Tejas AJWD. I sure miss the laminate flooring that I put down in our old house - - - - the stuff here is hard to keep and doesn't look near as authentic or as nice.

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poncho62 wrote:

Good stuff Frank...Is that hardwood or laminate flooring?....Doing some laminate next week


 Beautiful work,,, Frank ,, Ponch,,, that is the real deal stuff, notice the thickness of the material shown in the boxes, and not cheap for sure,,

Frank,,, you mentioned you bought a flooring nailer, but stated that was a "BAD IDEAR" why is that,, didn't it help to speed up the job? or was it not the type thats designed spifically for wood flooring? then I can see why it was a bad idear 

you could always return the tool and get your money back,,  after the job is done of course,,I was at Home depot the other day and a couple was returning a wheelbaro , guess they got their dirt ( or whatever ) moved and decided home depot should foot the bill for the tools used,,,biggrin

 



 



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Twas a "bad idear" because I got stuck doing a living room for a bro-in-law (BIL) and kitchen for sis-in-law (SIL).
Family with the most tools does the most work. :) My bro is always asking to borrow the nailer/stapler cuz he's to cheap to buy one for his business. He is a general contarctor by trade.

Poncho,
laminet in my basement (second pic) and 3/4 hardwood throughout the main floor.

Meller,
These days not enough to please the warden. ;) She is always on me to wittle down the honey doo list.

This spring/summer is a complete bathroom reno. I'll definetly liven up this section with posts.

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Dang Chebbie,
"Family with the most tools does the most work"
"My bro is always asking to borrow"
"not enough to please the warden"
"on me to wittle down the honey doo list"

Other than your weather will freeze the nads off a polar bear,
there ain't much difference between being married with in-laws in Canada
and being married with in-laws in Texas is there?


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58Chev wrote:

Twas a "bad idear" because I got stuck doing a living room for a bro-in-law (BIL) and kitchen for sis-in-law (SIL).
Family with the most tools does the most work. :) My bro is always asking to borrow the nailer/stapler cuz he's to cheap to buy one for his business. He is a general contarctor by trade.


 When I was in the commercial construction business,, I had a VERY hard and EXPENSIVE time keeping tools for all the guys, , I tryed everything to curb the loss of tools,, it was the employees that did the losing,, they needed tools for their home shop, and would come in and want a new screw gun,new  miter saw. vacuum, knife blades, etc,,,,,,, i mean it was impossable to keep tools , for everyone,, so in order for them to get a new replacement tool,, they had to turn in the old one, broken or not,, no turn in,,, no new tool,,and a cash deposit of 25$  for the new one,,without a turn in ,,,held out of their checks,, they didn't much care for the new rules but I didn't care to keep having to buy new tools every month either,, some of the missing tools showed up but not many,,, but they lasted a hell of a lot longer tho.

 

 

 



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hahaha' i know about them tools comin up missin. i started makin um furnish their oun tools. worked out better for me.

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Yeah,, those needed tools to do a job, don't come cheap at all,, I would buy De Walt screw and impact guns 12 at a time,just to get a measly discount, and they were still a little over 100 $ a piece, and that was 13 years ago,, would hate to try keeping a crew in tools these days,, and those new guns flew out the window real quick,,,furious tried everything except a armed guard on the tool room,,

 



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