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Postby Tyler » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:05 pm

Huss buss has been wanting to come do landscaping for me. I allowed him to do it this weekend. Such a nice guy!


We had to go back and get a few more blocks. Should be wrapping up soon.
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Postby TheJose1972 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:29 pm

Looks like fun.

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Postby bmyoungs » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:50 pm

Looks nice, I want to do something similar in from of our house

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Postby Tyler » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:24 pm

Now fixing Kyle's truck. The brake locked up. Ben went in town to get a part, they sent him 30 minutes away. He gets back and it's the wrong part. Place in town had it all along.

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Postby Corey » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:48 pm

At least someone got a new jack!
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Postby Tyler » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:50 pm

Corey wrote:At least someone got a new jack!
Ben, who already owns 12 of them probably.

Me: Ben, I'll ask my neighbor for his jack
Ben an hour later: I bought a jack
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Postby Tyler » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:18 pm

Jocelyn wanted to contribute. We are painting an accent living room wall and the kitchen today.

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Postby Tyler » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:33 pm

Kitchen is drying. Then need to put everything back on the walls. In the meantime, living room is done Image
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Postby Corey » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:31 pm

Where's the landscaping after photos?! Do we all get turns with Kyle?!
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Postby Tyler » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:06 pm

Plants look a little rough, but they will bounce back. I need to add more dirt and cut the felt paper still.

Total cost was about $250. Blocks, gravel, plumbing for gutters, dirt, etc. Plus the cost of dinner and ice cream for the laborers. Image
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Postby CrckrJack » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:17 am

dang that looks good.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:47 am

Looks nice! So does the accent wall.

My weekend warrior project was much less fun. The window well on the basement bedroom was built up (poorly) with landscaping timbers. Pretty much every board was extremely rotted and it was caving in, not to mention that the highest board was still about 6 inches below the grade of the yard. I took out the rotten boards and dug out the window well to the right size. I went with a galvanized area wall so I hopefully won't have to worry about replacing it. Only thing left is to anchor it to the foundation (I bought the wrong size bolts yesterday) and then backfill it. It was hard work but it went surprisingly well.
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Postby CrckrJack » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:48 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post Only thing left is to anchor it to the foundation (I bought the wrong size bolts yesterday) and then backfill it. It was hard work but it went surprisingly well.

I would have absolutely no idea how to do this. I probably wouldn't have even noticed that something was wrong. One of the reasons why I don't want to buy a house.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:54 am

Oh! I forgot the worst part. I had to dig out two big bushes on either side of the window well before I could do anything. I did that on Saturday and the window well work on Sunday. It was really sucky, but I got to buy/use an axe which is pretty cool.
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Postby Corey » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:02 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post Looks nice! So does the accent wall.

My weekend warrior project was much less fun. The window well on the basement bedroom was built up (poorly) with landscaping timbers. Pretty much every board was extremely rotted and it was caving in, not to mention that the highest board was still about 6 inches below the grade of the yard. I took out the rotten boards and dug out the window well to the right size. I went with a galvanized area wall so I hopefully won't have to worry about replacing it. Only thing left is to anchor it to the foundation (I bought the wrong size bolts yesterday) and then backfill it. It was hard work but it went surprisingly well.

Have fun drilling into your foundation! When I did mine I wish I had a hammer drill.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:08 am

Corey wrote:Source of the post Have fun drilling into your foundation! When I did mine I wish I had a hammer drill.

Yeah, it's gonna be a bitch. I already started and didn't even fully get one pilot hole drilled. I may need to find a more powerful drill.
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Postby Corey » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:29 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post
Corey wrote:Source of the post Have fun drilling into your foundation! When I did mine I wish I had a hammer drill.

Yeah, it's gonna be a bitch. I already started and didn't even fully get one pilot hole drilled. I may need to find a more powerful drill.

Do you have a masonry bit at least?

I used something like these (don't remember the size): http://www.homedepot.com/p/Tapcon-3-16- ... /100136988

and got a bit like this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Tapcon-3-16- ... /100112521
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:42 am

Tapcon FTW.

Corey wrote:Source of the post Do you have a masonry bit at least?

LOL if Wags was using a wood drill bit. I hope he was.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:51 am

Lol, no I was using a Tapcon bit. And I had basically the same bolts as what you linked to but 1/4" instead of 3/16". The issue is that the mounting holes on the window well are larger than the head of the screws so I think I'm just gonna get some washers rather than getting different screws.
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Postby DannyFanny » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:35 pm

I should redo the landscaping around my house. Maybe next summer...

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