My Ongoing Home Remodel Project

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by Miller, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Vulkem is an adhesive not a sealant... I love me the shit out of some vulkem though.

    Sounds like your going to have to dig out the foundation, seal it with vapor barrier(tar), and maybe backfill with gravel.
  2. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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    Your wrong on that one.

    Vulkem is a sealant, not an adhesive. :)
  3. Miller

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    Yea we'll see how long it holds up. If i have any more problems, next time we have the hoe out, ill dig it up and seal it from the outside better.
  4. SHIT! My life is a sham. The robots lied to me!
  5. Miller

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    Pictures, As promised.

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    Theres the penetrations, I decided to pull the cover of the LB today, and low and behold, full of water. I've searched the net, at this is almost common with underground runs, I have two options, install some type of drain, or seal it up. I'm leaning more towards a drain.

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    Finally got my rack ordered and installed. 24 port switch and 24 port patch panel. It's a start for now. I have to get some shelves for the modem and router, power strip etc... I eventually want to set up a file server and run my media server off it.

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    up close.

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    rototill-ed and planted the front yard. grass is coming up pretty good. last weekend i planted 18 trees. 15 arborvitaes, 2 maples and a "pretty" tree as my GF calls it.

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    rest of the front yard.

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    2 weeks ago me and the neighbors cut down the big ass box elder to make room for the driveway. he brought home a chipper and some big chainsaws.

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    new driveway and privacy trees.

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    the stump!

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    my wood pile keeps growing

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    and growing. Borrowed my grandparents log splitter. works out so nice now I'm thinking about building one. I figure i could do it for 1/3 the cost of a new one.

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    Wood chips around the dogs "future" kennel. The rest of the chips made it to the garden.
  7. PeNZ

    PeNZ Tweak OG

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    I like how your cable modem is just jewed up there haha, and where in the fuck do you live
  8. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Man you've done alot of work on that place.
  9. Miller

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    Haha yea i'm working on a shelf for it, I live in Mukwonago, west side of the lakes.
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    PeNZ Tweak OG

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    You don't have a wireless access point set up?
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    Your talking to Wiskas here.
  12. I never really needed a serious adhesive on any of my jobs. Screws/nails did most of that part of the job for me.

    Though, do owe PL for one amazing victory. We glued a race truck's taillights on after the stock mounts ripped out. The lights are still attached to the truck after five years.

    I cannot remember which product it was though. Kind of resembled a slightly more liquid silicone and liked to "ball up" when you would clean it up. Stuff was damn near indestructible.
  13. Miller

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    I do, I only run my laptop and phone off it though, gigabyte is much faster so everything else is hooked up to that.
  14. mistawiskas

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    Not really, I have one. No other way to get the pron out to the barn :unibrow:

    I have to amplify the recieved signal though:

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  15. Miller

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    Work has been real busy this summer so I didn't get a whole lot done.

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    They aren't in order. first pour was a few month back, poured about 6 yards and it was about 100 degrees outside and the mud was setting up faster than we could finish it. You can see a nice tan line in the stuff under the lean to. You can still see it in the concrete, what a difference sun and shade make.

    This morning the truck showed up at 7am, just barely light out, we poured 8 yards. It was a lot easier as the truck could shoot the whole thing. Total opposite today, the Crete took forever to set up. It was really windy and the big oak tree kept dropping leaves. but we got it.

    Somewhere thought summer I found time to build a front porch.

    I have to finish the landscaping tomorrow, pull the forms and fill in with some dirt. I had to raise the slab up quite a bit, so I had to add some black dirt and re-grade a bit. Then I really have to get the heater going in the poll barn, its starting to get cold out.
  17. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Damn Miller, you aren't fucking around! Very nice work. :thumbsup:
  18. mistawiskas

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    The concrete looks good. good job.
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    crowchaser not to be taken seriously

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    sorry i wasn't able to come help with the drive way, sounds like you guys had it easy with the truck being able to pour most of it in place
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    Well I haven't updated this in some time, but I've been busy. This summers project was to replace windows, siding, aluminum on part of the house. My old house has 2x4 walls with 60 year old insulation, so we demo'd it down to the studs, had to re-frame to fit the new windows in (old windows were all different sizes, new windows are all the same) furred out with 2x2 (screwed and glued) to fit a nice r19 insulation in. re-sheathed with 1/2" OSB. New Tyvek house wrap. Added a 16" overhand on the gable end. Sided with fiber cement siding. I decided to go with the primed so I could color match exact to match the pole barn colors. Installed new aluminum soffit, facia and trim. I'm just about done, finished painting today. Still waiting for the new gutters to come. Next spring i'm going to tackle the front of the house. I have one of the windows in stock, but still have to buy the large bow window (2500$) and all the siding/aluminum material. This winter i'm going to work on remolding some rooms, as my roommate moved out, now i have room to work.

    Special thanks to wiska's who answered all my n00b questions!

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    Here's a few more, sorry they're out of order.

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  22. mistawiskas

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    Sweet, you'll really appreciate that work this winter.
  23. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    Damn dude! Just build a house from scrastch why don't ya!?

    Very nice!
  24. Miller

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    I thought about it, but then I don't have a place to live for 5 years, haha.
  25. Torx

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    looks great, im sure your neighbors are glad they got someone to buy the house and make it look better.. not come in and trash it up.