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post #3541 of 3638
In my old place back in Colorado, I used to have problems every time the HOA filled the pond. They would overfill just enough that it was about 1" above my basement floor. The darned sump would run for three days until I had drained the entire pond down below the trigger level. Conversations and letters to the HOA were useless. Ended up buying an industrial pump and and just shooting it back out to the ditch.
post #3542 of 3638
As long as your flow is laminar that fitting shouldn't be all that concerning IMHO. does the pump manufacturer have suggested installation recommendations? Sorry to hear about your water problems...at least you caught it somewhat in time.
post #3543 of 3638
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

Saturday night we watched a movie and afterwards I went upstairs. I can hear the pump better up there than I can downstairs and I noticed that it was running about every minute. We've had a LOT of rain lately, so I figured the ground water finally made its way deep enough to start running into the pit. It always seemed like it was a day or two or three AFTER the heavy rain that the pump really started running.

I haven't read through all 3500 posts, but if you think its rain that causes it, have you done the basic prevention work around the outside of the house like making sure your gutters are clean & piping the outflow well away from the house? Also making sure all your grading slopes away from the house. If you problems with pooling in a planter or flower bed, they make outdoor underground catch bins to drain the surrounding soil. You can either gravity feed the outlet from the catch bin to the road, or they make exterior sump pumps if you need some lift.

We have pooling in a bed between the house & sidewalk where the builder didn't run the gutter underground and was looking at something like this if I had to DIY.



I've also read about cases where a house was built on a underground spring. The lake across the road may be one outlet for the spring, before continuing on through your property.
post #3544 of 3638
Thread Starter 
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I've also read about cases where a house was built on a underground spring. The lake across the road may be one outlet for the spring, before continuing on through your property.

I was just talking to some neighbors that were the first in the neighborhood when it was built and they said that the pond used to be a LOT bigger....like across the street to where my house is. I had heard before that the builder tried to drain the pond and wanted to put a house there, but realized that it was spring fed. So, I'm guessing my house sits on the spring.

In any event, even with all the rain we've had recently and last Thursday night we had some WICKED thunder storms that dumped a LOT of rain, the basement stayed bone dry. My backyard is a lttle soggy wherw the pump empties, but it's better than a wet basement.

And I' ve been doing some little things, trying to get rid of some boxes that have been laying around a LOOONG time. I'll try to get some pics tonight.
post #3545 of 3638
Question....
What is the definition of a LOOOONNNG time...in Dimension X?
post #3546 of 3638
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Originally Posted by kevin g. View Post

Question....
What is the definition of a LOOOONNNG time...in Dimension X?

According to google, it is "Anything which Tom Logan has worked on"
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

In any event, even with all the rain we've had recently and last Thursday night we had some WICKED thunder storms that dumped a LOT of rain, the basement stayed bone dry. My backyard is a lttle soggy wherw the pump empties, but it's better than a wet basement.

Grats on the dry basement. Those really were some wicked storms that came through. I was just putting a waterproof ceiling on my patio and I got up in the middle of the night to stand under it and see how it worked. It rained VERY hard for hours.
post #3547 of 3638
Thread Starter 
In Dimension X, time is relative (as is everything in all other other Dimensions - just ask Einstein - which is possible in dimension X!). For instance, at 6:00am, when you close your eyes for 5 minutes and repopen them, it is 6:35. At the office at 1:30pm, when you close your eyes for 5 minutes and reopen them it is 1:31pm.

What is a LOOOONNNG time to you, may, in fact, be but the blink of an eye to me. Let's just call it long enough that I've gotten tired of looking the boxes....some for years and some for months. It's all relative to my current tolerance to look at them one more time.
post #3548 of 3638
Thread Starter 
OK, a few little update pics.....


Got the rest of the laminate down in the bar area and attached the transistion peice beween the laminate and the theater area carpet. You can see the transistion way at the left. I did behind the bar, too up to where the next course is the the first course down the long hallway to the storage area. Guess I should have talen a picture of THAT, because it lined up exactly so that a full piece will fit along the long wall. You know, like I PLANNED it that way. So I got rid of about half of the laminate flooring boxes.

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I hung the lights over the bar. THAT got rid of a few pesky boxes! I also put the trim rings into the cieling fixtures and got rid of a few more boxes.

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And I put in the last couple of Insteon dimmers.
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Ran into a little problem connecting the last two dimmers to the remote, so I think they are on different phases. I'll need to do a little research on bridging the phases. And then I can actually create some scenes. So far, I've only programmed the URC remote to control each dimmer for on/off and dim up/down.

I also ordered my solid core door (per Big's advice!) for the the entrance to the mechanical room. The place didn't have that size in stock and had to order it, so it will be another two weeks or so.
post #3549 of 3638
I almost want to Logan myself, but it's not getting too bad yet. I know what needs to be done, it's hard to find the motivation. Working / commuting 10 hours a day, then coming home and watching my little monster, by the time he's in bed (8 pm) hard for me to want to do anything. Also every other weekend I am gone all weekend hiking (this summer!). I am hoping that things will calm down and I can make steady progress after the summer, but already we are booking events and things in September and October. AND $1000 of my budget got yanked back so that will make it hard for me to get everything I was hoping for.
post #3550 of 3638
Thread Starter 
There is no "almost" in LOGANING.

WAH, WAH, WAH. Do you need some cheese with that whine?

You are not ALMOST LOGANED, you ARE LOGANED!
post #3551 of 3638
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

There is no "almost" in LOGANING.

WAH, WAH, WAH. Do you need some cheese with that whine?

You are not ALMOST LOGANED, you ARE LOGANED!

Oh snap. In the meanwhile, here's my hiking stuff I've been up to. I haven't finished the blog post for the latest 2 mountains.

http://exploringandwine.blogspot.com/
post #3552 of 3638
Quote:
Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

There is no "almost" in LOGANING.

WAH, WAH, WAH. Do you need some cheese with that whine?

You are not ALMOST LOGANED, you ARE LOGANED!

post #3553 of 3638
Making steady progress! smile.gif
post #3554 of 3638
Thread Starter 
Well, well, well. Look what the polecat dragged in.

WOW! It must be REALLY hot to get you inside and on the computer!

It's getting there. Anytime you have a hankerin' to do so some inside work......
post #3555 of 3638
Thread Starter 
A few update pics. Working on the bar area. Baseboards mostly.

The painted yellow trim...

Not quite sure how I'm going to finish the left side of this wall. Think I need to get the face on the cabinet first.
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I still need to go around and fill nail holes and touch up, but I want to do that all at once.

And I got the stain on the oak baseboard for around the bar.
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Also this was a Christmas present a couple of years ago. Finally got around to putting it up. I originally wanted to have a game table here, but I don't think it's going to fit. I wired a separate switch in the hopes of hanging a pendant. Another gift that same year was an old beer light. It was the pendant style, but even hanging it by only one chain link it is too low. So I went with this one.

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And over the past week SIX of these showed up.
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Oh, I guess you want to see what's actually IN the boxes....


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AND I just got a call that my door for the mechanical room finally showed up. Will be delivered in the next couple of days.
post #3556 of 3638
Progress is good! Looking great!
post #3557 of 3638
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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

Making steady progress! smile.gif

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Originally Posted by carboranadum View Post

Progress is good! Looking great!

OK, once, I could look the other way - but using the word "progress" in this thread twice?? on the same page???
post #3558 of 3638
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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post


OK, once, I could look the other way - but using the word "progress" in this thread twice?? on the same page???

I'm afraid to laugh for fear of being Loganed. So with that in mind,

Bad form, Brad. Bad form! biggrin.gif
post #3559 of 3638
Thread Starter 
Progress update.....There...THREE times on the same page.

Put the first coat of finish on the oak baseboards last night. Now I just need to find a place to put the door until I can get an hour of Big's time to help install it.

Nice save, there, J_P_A.
post #3560 of 3638
Proof this thread has gone to h3ll. Progress, I have no reason to come back now! I figured I would pass this build link on to my grandkids after I passed ...but nooooo...progress!
post #3561 of 3638
Thread Starter 
And even MORE progress!

Second coat on the oak baseboards AND the door was delivered!

And now Heynow^ can die a happy man.
post #3562 of 3638
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

And over the past week SIX of these showed up.
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WOW! Six garages filled wall to wall with, ah, stuff showed up at your place in the same week? I thought I had a handle on dimension X, but I seriously underestimated that place. biggrin.gif
post #3563 of 3638
LOL! Funny stuff!
post #3564 of 3638
Thread Starter 
Yeah, "stuff." That's the nice word for it.

You should have seen the size of delivery truck.

I'm having a garage sale. "Garage Sale" in Dimension X has a completely different meaning.
post #3565 of 3638
Thread Starter 
Third coat....more progress.
post #3566 of 3638
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

Yeah, "stuff." That's the nice word for it.

You should have seen the size of delivery truck.

I'm having a garage sale. "Garage Sale" in Dimension X has a completely different meaning.

A garage sale has a particular meaning in Colorado as well. If you are skiing and you crash into the snow, it could be a "garage sale". That's when your gloves, hat, goggles, and other items scatter about you in the snow. Especially when viewed from above (ie the lift) the collection of ski equipment is a garage sale.
post #3567 of 3638
Thread Starter 
OK, a couple more progress pics.....

Installed the baseboard around the bar. Looks like I need a footrail. I'll have to do a little research into that.

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It's amazing how much more finished it makes the floor look.

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Also worked on this. This is the temp door I made out of 2x4s and 5/8s DW. It's the door to the mechanical room.

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They delivered my solid core door last week, so I went ahead and did the best I could, working alone. It still needs a little tweaking.

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Once I get the trim around the door I can build the door for the equipment closet. Then face the cabinets and complete the shelf behind the bar and over the stoage cab next to the equipment and that should about finish up this area.
post #3568 of 3638
"Update" pics? "Progress" pics? Who's thread IS this?










wink.gif Looking good Tom!

What are you going to do with the floor around that one corner against the bar? Cut little pieces or fill in with putty? Or am I just seeing the picture wrong? Never mind... i see you put trim around it in the next post. Missed that!
post #3569 of 3638
You're not getting ready to sell the house or anything, are you?
post #3570 of 3638
Thread Starter 
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What are you going to do with the floor around that one corner against the bar? Cut little pieces or fill in with putty? Or am I just seeing the picture wrong? Never mind... i see you put trim around it in the next post. Missed that!

Yes that is a polewarp around the pole and those are the "caps" that come with it. I stained to match and put a couple of finish coats on them. There are two stacked at the bottom and one goes up at the ceiling. They are cut in half and go compeletly around the pole. I just set those there for the picture. I need to custom fit the bottom one to the pole and bar. There is not enough room for the entire cap to fit...the end of the bar is right up to the pole. I'll need to cut out about 1/4 of it to get it to fit.

Just another small project to tackle one of these days.

J_P_A -
No, I just want to enjoy my bar along with the theater! Football season coming up and I want to get the rest of my equipment in there, including a cable box so I can watch the game on a big screen in comfort.

What MAY be interesting is once I finish the bar area, how long will it take me to finish the entry/hallway that I REALLY don't care much about? Although I DO have some ideas for finishing it.


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OMG the footrail could be the most expensive part of the bar!
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