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post #421 of 762
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Couple more patio shots, really coming together nicely. I'm impressed with the work.




Building the wall today and the fire pit (I think).

Bud
post #422 of 762
I like that triangle detail. Looks like you chose a contractor that takes priden in his work.
post #423 of 762
Wow! Can those guys make a road trip to Charlotte?? That looks great! And that triangular area of cuts is something you only find with people who have a lt of pride in their work.
post #424 of 762
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Looking forward to this week's progress, "S" shaped seating wall around the fire pit, steps to the screened in porch, completing the path with the slate and plants/trees. Hoping they're be done by the end of the week, but depends on the weather.

Bud
post #425 of 762
Hey Bud,

The patio looks great! Excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product after the pit and S wall go in. Just got back from your Cabin in Blue Ridge and it was a fantastic weekend. Thanks again! Here are a couple of shots of Benjamin (15 months old) "Hiking" around the cabin. By "Hiking" I mean running at full speed. wink.gif We all had a wonderful time and look forward to going back up soon!


post #426 of 762
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Jason,

Great pictures! I hope you guys had fun. It's a whole different world up there, isn't it? More patio pictures soon.

Bud
post #427 of 762
Hey Bud. How did your patio project turn out? Have you been doing any more work on the theater lately? I hope all is well.
post #428 of 762
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Originally Posted by TMcG View Post

Hey Bud. How did your patio project turn out? Have you been doing any more work on the theater lately? I hope all is well.

Boy, been a while since I've been out here. Lots of stuff going on with work, its the busiest time of the year for us. I've been doing some traveling and have had some pretty aggressive deadlines. On vacation starting Wed of this week, but basically worked all three days. Here are a few more patio shots. It's done, he just finished up the LED lighting on Wed after some adjustments. I'm going to have him do some additional work in March and add in some more trees and shrubs up on the second tier of the yard.





The area at the end of the seating wall (you see some white PVC sticking out of the mulch/dirt - that' was so I coud run electric over there for future use), this will be used for my wife vegetable garden in the spring. It's got irrigation and everything. I could have put in some annuals, but decided to leave it that way for now. Very happy had it all came out.

A few shots at night (pictures are bad and dont do the lighting justice):



Bud
post #429 of 762
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I did pick up the drywall lift from Jason - he left it at the cabin for me. I plan on drywalling the wine/concession/panic room next week and get that out of the way so I can then focus back on the theater room when I have some time. I need to finish up the rack closet as well. Have not finished out the low voltage or have had the HVAC completed yet. Yeah, yeah. We'll likely redo our island(s) in the kitchen in March, they're not working well and need some more kitchen storage. That's likely going to eat my theater budget for a while too.

Bud
post #430 of 762
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The Newtown thing hit us very hard. My wife and I went to Brookfield, CT schools, which was in the next town over. We lived about literally seven miles from Sandy Hook Elementary. We also worked in Southbury at IBM (both of us) and that also borders Newtown. Many of the people at IBM Southbury lived in Newtown and Sandy Hook. One IBMer's kid was killed in the shooting. We also knew state police, local police, fire and EMS folks. My niece is a substitute teacher in the area and could have easily been subbing that day at Sandy Hook. It really hit home.

Anyway, please have safe and Happy Holidays.

Bud
Edited by chinadog - 12/22/12 at 2:59pm
post #431 of 762
Former Wiltonite here, I hear ya. My kids are 5-9. I've raised my kids not to believe in monsters, but I was wrong.

Bud, who designed the landscape/hardscape/lighting? Beautiful work.
post #432 of 762
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Former Wiltonite here, I hear ya. My kids are 5-9. I've raised my kids not to believe in monsters, but I was wrong.
Bud, who designed the landscape/hardscape/lighting? Beautiful work.

Actually had the hardscape concept in mind and worked with a guy named Mike Newman who owns Newman Horticulture her in Knoxville. He refined some things and ran with it. Good guy. He selected most of the plants as well.

Where are you located now?

Bud
Edited by chinadog - 12/26/12 at 7:01am
post #433 of 762
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Did a little work framing out the rack for the closet. Framed in area is a hair tight, but workable. Going to get my son out of bed and we're going to go buy some drywall today. Going to drywall the closet and the panic room over the next couple of days.



Bud
Edited by chinadog - 12/28/12 at 8:01am
post #434 of 762
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Rack is drywalled now (will post picture later), except for one board on the inside, still need to put in my temperature switch and run the wire to the inline fan (which I haven't bought yet). Going to drywall the panic room today, or at least start.

Yesterday was one of those days. Bought a couple of new TVs, one for the kitchen, one for the basement to replace an old rear projection monster set. I also bought a fridge for the basement which was delivered yesterday. I asked my wife what style she wanted and she said she liked the french door style with the freezer on the bottom. Did some research, took some measurements and found one that was priced a little more than I wanted to spent, but figured it would be OK to get what she wanted. Fridge is delivered, guys were in a rush, had to disassemble a wall right outside the basement doors to get the fridge in. The guys broke the outside light fixture. The fridge was tight in the space because of the base molding and the overhand of the counter. I had to pulled the base molding off and cu the counter down (laminant), my jigsaw blade broke, the cut came out crooked, but the fridge fit. The fridge is in the corner side of the kitchen area. Once I looked at the manual, it says you need 3" on either side of the fridge for the doors to open all the way, so I'm screwed on the right side. Also, the freezer drawer pulls out and If I put the base molding back in, the freezer wont open. So I'll have to figure that out of just not use the freezer.

On top of that, my son and I went to Lowes and bought 24 sheets of drywall. Typically I back up the neighbors driveway and just hoof the drywall into my basement entrance. They had cars in the drive yesterday, so I figured I'd wait and just take a few sheets for the rack over. As I drive up our driveway, all the drywall slides out the back of my truck. It was a nice neat pile and nothing got broken, but there it was, on a hille in the middle of the driveway and now I had to do something with it. I dragged half of it down to the basement and stacked the rest of it in the garage.

On the TV in the basement, I drove about 20 mins each way to get a HD cable box from Comcast, only to find out that the box they gave me isn't working.

I did however post the old RPTV in craigslist for free and got about 5 responses within 15 mins. I've got a guy coming out in about 1/2 hour to take it away.

Bud
post #435 of 762
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Oh, and I have two new HVAC folks coming out next week for estimates on the separate zone split for the theater room. On guy is coming on Monday. The other guy later in the week.

Bud
post #436 of 762
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Here's a shot of the newly drywalled rack. I remember last time when I built it, I had installed the fan and two two-gang low voltage boxes prior to drywall and what a pain in the ass that was to have to cut out all those pieces. I think I piece-mealed the drywall in the ceiling and it was a pain to mud. This time I didn't have that issue. I ended up doing the drywall vertically this time and minimized the number of screw heads to mud. Now I can tape the corners and mud those, that pretty much takes care of everything except for one small seam at the bottom. The casing will go around the rack after I get it installed and painted, covering those screws. Slow, but some progress.



I managed to get the drywall lift together and get it into the panic room, will continue with that work tomorrow. Also got ride of that big honkin' TV today, happy about that.

Bud
Edited by chinadog - 12/30/12 at 6:16am
post #437 of 762
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Just ordered my 4" inline fan and attic temperature switch from Amazon. Need to source some 4" ductwork, about 50 feet to run from my equipment closet to the workshop - will dump the hot air there. I'll have to double check big orange. The last time I looked, they only had 6". Can order it online, but the shipping is expensive (at least through Amazon) - two boxes (25' each) was like 36 bucks to ship. I guess I'm getting cheap in my old age.

Bud
post #438 of 762
The only 4" I've found at the depot is 8' aluminum flex duct. I only needed two sections so I picked it up.
post #439 of 762
Whatever you do, don't use the flexible aluminum junk from HD. It is horrible.

4" should be pretty easy to source locally. HD might even be able to get it for you. If not, I've had great luck with SimplyPlumbing.

Tim

edit: posted at the same time design1code2 smile.gif

edit 2: this is the stuff I warn against:



The stuff down there should be fine.
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Edited by Mr.Tim - 12/30/12 at 6:42am
post #440 of 762
Are you looking for 4" flexible ducting? Would this work? Should be free shipping since it's Prime. If you don't have a Prime account, I think they were having a special over the holidays or I think you can even go month to month now for less than $10. Might save you some $$ in shipping and you get 2 day service.

http://www.amazon.com/Dundas-Jafine-AF425ULPZW-Flexible-Aluminum/dp/B001AH7HAI/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1356878004&sr=1-1&keywords=Flexible+duct+4x25

Edit: based on other responses, not sure about the quality of this brand but the few reviews that it got don't indicate any major concerns. Best part about it is if you don't like it then you can return it fairly easily since it's fulfilled by Amazon.
post #441 of 762
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Guys,

This was the stuff I was looking at:


http://www.amazon.com/LL-Building-F6IFD4X300-Insulated-Duct/dp/B0026SM4CG/ref=pd_luc_sim_03_04_t_lh

They used to carry it at the store in Atlanta, but had not seen it here. I don't have Prime, but maybe I should look into it. Two sections costs like 36.00 to ship.

Bud
post #442 of 762
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Well, just checked out the free trial of prime. Signed up. Added the ductwork to the shopping cart, it is not eligible for Prime shipping. Canceled order. Disabled Prime trial. smile.gif

Bud
post #443 of 762
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Just ordered through build.com: http://www.build.com/broan-804du-4-insulated-flexible-duct-25-ft/p1025314 and only11.00 for shipping 2 boxes (totaling 50 feet). Thanks for your help. Off to the basement to do drywall.

Bud
post #444 of 762
That's typical HVAC flex duct. If you have a supply house in your area you could pick it up there.

You could hard pipe it and use some 4" flex at either end. That's how I did mine. My HD has some 4" flex for bath fans that would work.

edit: whoops, see you've got it handled.
post #445 of 762
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Originally Posted by Mr.Tim View Post

That's typical HVAC flex duct. If you have a supply house in your area you could pick it up there.
You could hard pipe it and use some 4" flex at either end. That's how I did mine. My HD has some 4" flex for bath fans that would work.
edit: whoops, see you've got it handled.

Thanks Mr. Tim. smile.gif
post #446 of 762
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Here's how far I got on the concession/wine cellar/panic/ex-equipment room. The drywall lift is a life saver, would have been screwed without it. Thanks Jason (jikkjack). Expect to wrap up drywall tomorrow am and do a little mud. The ceiling was off a hair (not level), but a little tape and mud will sabe the day.



My biggest problem was finding a compass in the house to draw the circles for the cans and sconces - couldn't find one. Used a shade from a desk lamp for the cans and I had an extra round electrical box I used for the sconces. I have a special adapter for my dremel for these things, but the dremel is stuck on one speed, very low. I even took it apart today to see if just needed a cleaning, but could get it working. Couldn't find my other dremel, either. Oh well, it worked out well.

Bud
post #447 of 762
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Bud, just think how much you would get done if your helper had opposable thumbs.
post #448 of 762
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Originally Posted by Spaceman View Post

Bud, just think how much you would get done if your helper had opposable thumbs.

I would have been happy if I almost didn't trip over him every two seconds. Loyal protector, he is. Speaking of opposable thumbs, my 13 YO son was in the next room working out his thumbs play COD BO....to give him some credit, he asked several times if I need help and I did use him for a measurement or two.

Bud
Edited by chinadog - 12/31/12 at 5:48am
post #449 of 762
Quote:
Used a shade from a desk lamp for the cans and I had an extra round electrical box I used for the sconces.

I found that buying the drywall hole saws that attach to a drill were WELL the price. I got one in 6" when I did the kitchen and one in 4" for the basement.
post #450 of 762
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I found that buying the drywall hole saws that attach to a drill were WELL the price. I got one in 6" when I did the kitchen and one in 4" for the basement.

I had a 4" somewhere, but no 6". I should buy another though, you're right. Would be much easier.

Bud
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