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  • My hobbies are home improvement/Green Topics and wine making.
  • Home Improvement, Wine Making, Computers/Internet
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  • Eric Fenton
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  • 1. Re-painted 6/6 rooms in our cape
    2. Added half-wall between kitchen and living room.
    3. Installed new cellar windows (sliders)
    4. Installed baseboard heat (to existing furnace) in basement.
    5. Built custom home theater in basement (tongue and groove ceiling, walls, projector, screen, sound system, with all hidden wires, etc.)
    6. Re-wired whole house with new electrical including new service panel.
    7. Wired each room with cable and telephone combo boxes, down to a central "hub" in basement, next to the new service panel.
    8. Reinforced existing external garage with 52 new studs, rewired with cable, telephone and electrical.
    9. Installed insulation and plywood on walls in garage & insulated ceiling.

    Next project (in this order):
    - Re-paint hallways in house (last areas to paint)
    - Add solar heat panels to front (south facing) of garage.
    - New Roof (this summer)
    - Add second floor/platform above garage doors for storage with wooden stairs and a pully.
    - Buy & Install Ta


  • Posted in thread: Getting up on the roof of my new home on 02-13-2008 at 09:30 AM
    I also have a steep roof as well and know I have to re-shingle it. I was thinking of doing it
    myself if I get enough nerve up! Funny, I'm scared to get on my roof, but can fight fires (vol
    here in VT)...

  • Posted in thread: Bad weather on 02-08-2008 at 08:14 AM
    Yup, areas around us here in VT got 16"+. We have another two storms headed for us for Sat. and
    Sunday. I enjoy being a guy with a snowblower, but filling it up 2-3 times a day sucks.... I'm
    only 31, ...

  • Posted in thread: Stone Foundation on 02-08-2008 at 08:12 AM
    Ok, so I guess I'll be the "guy" to tell you to do it from the inside..... My parents own a
    200+ year old farm house in Vermont that was part of the underground railroad. Since this was
    two separate h...

  • Posted in thread: Bad weather on 02-06-2008 at 05:16 PM
    Woke up to 2" in Vermont and ended the day with 6". I hear your storm will hit us Friday or
    Sat. Thanks! :-)

  • Posted in thread: Wine Cellar. on 02-06-2008 at 08:46 AM
    Be a bit careful on the used barrels. You may need to clean them out before you pu them in your
    room. They may give off an oder and if not cleaned well enough, the bacteria could form into
    mold, etc.E...

  • Posted in thread: Any Advise for Tired Cabinets? on 02-05-2008 at 04:47 PM
    Ours in our 1955 cape are painted white. I was thinking of getting them back to natural wood.
    Wish we could swap! :-)

  • Posted in thread: Wine Cellar. on 02-05-2008 at 10:28 AM
    I have yet to buy a barrel for my wine making, but here is the best prices: know you can find
    used ones from CA, but shipping is horrible for the 55 gallon sized ones, whereby you can get
    small ones ...

  • Posted in thread: Wine Cellar. on 02-04-2008 at 11:28 AM
    I'm so jealous! I am building a wine cellar as well, but is put on hold as I finished my home
    theater. Now that is done, I need to finish the basement hallway before I can get to the wine
    cellar. I al...

  • Posted in thread: Painting steel siding? on 02-04-2008 at 11:20 AM
    This is AWESOME info! I have a 1955 cape in Vermont and we have the chalking all over, so now I
    have an idea on how to clean it, prep and paint it. I have a 5 gallon set of air tools with a
    high and l...

  • Posted in thread: Concrete Block Basement Remodel on 02-04-2008 at 11:06 AM
    Hi there! I have pics in my gallery that show what I did with our block basement to add walls
    on half of our basement. I didn't put any thoroseal on the brick before putting on the walls. I
    hope to do...