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Postby wags83 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:44 pm

Done! Now I just need to figure out how the get all the tiny rocks out of my grass so I don't ruin the lawn mower. Image
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Postby Huss Buss » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:27 pm

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TheJose1972 wrote:Source of the post Do those wireless fences actually work?

I have this system and it has been amazing.
https://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Wireless ... B0001ZWZ8O

Our dog use to run away whenever someone was walking through the front door. He was incredibly hard to catch. We got this system and it has completely changed his behavior. If the door is left open he will go outside and sit on the front step. It's so nice not having to hook him up to a chain or worry about him darting off. He is much more mellow now.

The nice thing about this system is it doesn't require any wires to be buried. You plug it in and dial in the size. It blasts a radius around your house and that's the safe zone for him. The down side would be if you had an irregular shaped yard. Our dog can only access about 1/3 of the back yard because of the place I mounted it and the power setting I picked.

Training was pretty easy too. You set up flags for a week and show your dog to step back when he hears the beeping on his collar. They figure it out real fast. Worth mentioning that the shock doesn't hurt. We have it on the lowest setting and I have been shocked by it plenty of times when testing things out. It's alarming, but not painful.


werd, now it only a problem when he knows we r leaving but doesn't want to go inside
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Postby Huss Buss » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:28 pm

Erin wrote:Source of the post Nice work Glass and Huss families! I tried to contribute to the window well while Chris went to pick up the parts. When I was cleaning out the bottom Fran decided to run across the street to say hi to our neighbor who doesn't speak much English (luckily he's a dog lover and said "puppy!" with a smile as he pointed at her). I was on dog duty the rest of the day.


thanks Erin!
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Postby Huss Buss » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:29 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post Done! Now I just need to figure out how the get all the tiny rocks out of my grass so I don't ruin the lawn mower. Image


great job, I'm sure looks much nicer and safer
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Postby Huss Buss » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:31 pm

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Tyler wrote:Source of the post That's a nice hole! Was the drill corded or cordless? Going to invest in one?

Corded. I don't think I will, I don't really know what I would use it for after this project.


good choice not too...ben's gets used at work too so a little more usage
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Postby bmyoungs » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:34 pm

Replaced our ugly heavy blinds, with cordless shades today. It was extremely easy. Cost $500 for our main floor and bedrooms. Will do basement later on

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Postby Tyler » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:58 pm

Pics of blinds!
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Postby bmyoungs » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:36 pm

100% better

Next step is get rid of gaudy curtain rods and repaint. The previous owners used all the loving room paint touching up their mess. So we have left the old fixtures up until we figured out/had time to paint. You can see where we took a couple off before realizing we had no paint.ImageImage

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Postby wags83 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:34 pm

Looks much better!
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Postby Corey » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:58 pm

Where did you get the blinds from? When I did ours, I was surprised how hard it was to fuck it up unless you measured wrong.
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Postby bmyoungs » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:16 pm

Corey wrote:Where did you get the blinds from? When I did ours, I was surprised how hard it was to fuck it up unless you measured wrong.
Got them from Lowe's, just did the precut ones since they had a size that was perfect fit for our windows. All our windows are the same size so it was easy to measure.

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Postby Tyler » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:19 am

Good blinds cost more than I thought they would. In college apartments/Grundy Center houses we just did cheap mini blinds that were like $6/window. If you want slates or faux wood it is like $40/window+
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Postby DannyFanny » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:55 am

Maria's mother painted our living room this weekend. I don't have pictures and will probably never take any so. Whatever you imagine my living room looking like, just had some different color paint to it.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:55 am

DannyFanny wrote:Source of the post Whatever you imagine my living room looking like, just had some different color paint to it.

Oh wow, you went with that color?
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Postby CrckrJack » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:06 am

Purple with red stripes really looks awful.
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Postby DannyFanny » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:11 am

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post Purple with red stripes really looks awful.


Umm actually it's red with purple stripes.
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:30 pm

Tyler wrote:Good blinds cost more than I thought they would. In college apartments/Grundy Center houses we just did cheap mini blinds that were like $6/window. If you want slates or faux wood it is like $40/window+
Ours are actually the cheap ones too. Good honeycomb shades are $120 a window

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Postby Corey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:48 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post
Tyler wrote:Good blinds cost more than I thought they would. In college apartments/Grundy Center houses we just did cheap mini blinds that were like $6/window. If you want slates or faux wood it is like $40/window+
Ours are actually the cheap ones too. Good honeycomb shades are $120 a window

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Yeah $40 are the cheap ones. Ours from Blinds Chalet averaged $41 and were the cheapest we could find that were custom cut.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:53 pm

Right right. $40 is like Walmart brand faux wood. Pretty common for blinds to be $100+ when getting into really nice stuff.
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:40 pm

The blackout ones were $60 the rest were $40 so not bad

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