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DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 03-29-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By Hack
Front Door.

Like every other project in this dang house, nothing is easy. I ordered a new entry door, and it had to be custom built because of it's size. It is 42" wide and 84" tall (non-standard). It was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 03-29-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By Hack
Done, and DONE...

Done, and DONE...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-03-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By Hack
:p non-functional fireplace...

:p

non-functional fireplace...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-01-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By Hack
Fireplace Mantel

Our fireplace was closed off when we purchased the house. I had always wanted to open it up and see what was back there. When we replaced the roof, we took the chimney down below the roofline...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-06-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,707
Posted By Hack
Good thinking right there...they might...

Good thinking right there...they might discontinue a specific model between the time of picking one and installing it...

We've picked out the fridge and wall oven/microwave. We're re-using our...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-06-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,707
Posted By Hack
Kitchen Remodel.

We have started the process for a kitchen remodel. Hired a designer to help us with the layout, etc.

What do I need to think about as we move forward with this project??? Bring it all on. We...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 09-06-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,362
Posted By Hack
Thanks for the kind words... We lost the...

Thanks for the kind words...

We lost the Avocado tree to root rot this last winter. Had it cut down last weekend. Planted a new Arbutus Marina in a spot that should provide a good screen from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-21-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By Hack
Sorry for the confusing drawing, There is only...

Sorry for the confusing drawing, There is only one circuit. The two hot's shown are the exact same hot.

I've got a more sophisticated diagram now. I want to have two relays to start the pump,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-13-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By Hack
'lectrical question.

Let me start this off by stating that I am a Mechanical Engineer. I know enough about wiring to avoid killing myself, and have done a bunch of wiring in the house, but all under guidance of my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-31-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,362
Posted By Hack
So I finally finished my irrigation automation...

So I finally finished my irrigation automation project.

Background: When the contractor installed the cistern, they put level sensors near the bottom. When the water level gets too low, the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-21-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 23,890
Posted By Hack
Finished almost 2 years ago... 2418 ...

Finished almost 2 years ago...

2418

2419

2420
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-21-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,862
Posted By Hack
Pentair / Jandy Valve Actuators.

Anybody here have experience with Valve Actuators? The Pentair and Jandy valve actuators control diverter (3-Way) valves to automate plumbing applications. I want to use one, but have questions...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 11-22-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,362
Posted By Hack
Oldog, The "Heritage Homes" biennial tour is...

Oldog,
The "Heritage Homes" biennial tour is organized by a group of people who have a common interest in old homes. The tour is of original or restored homes in the city where we live. The whole...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 11-19-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,362
Posted By Hack
One more pic...

Well, maybe two or three...got the Fireplace and the rest of the lighting installed in September, just before we were on the heritage tour...also finished the rest of the lower deck...

Enjoy!
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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-24-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By Hack
Our research has shown that it's not a Sears...

Our research has shown that it's not a Sears home, but we looked into it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-18-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By Hack
Oldog, HA! Nice. :rofl: Actually,...

Oldog,

HA! Nice. :rofl:

Actually, only the house is officially on tour. But, to manage the 500 or so people we'll have in the house that day, they will exit out the back of the house and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-18-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By Hack
Home Style.

O.K. So we're on a home tour next month, and we've been trying to determine the architectural style of our home. Any ideas on what this is? My guess is Dutch Colonial Revival, but I've been known...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 06-02-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,362
Posted By Hack
Hot off the press... 1938

Hot off the press...

1938
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 06-01-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,362
Posted By Hack
So you believe that I can connect two 24VAC...

So you believe that I can connect two 24VAC inputs to the input side of the relay?

Please bear with me...I'm a Mechanical Engineer...

What happens if this override switch is "on" and the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 06-01-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,362
Posted By Hack
Thanks. It's been a long haul to get it done,...

Thanks. It's been a long haul to get it done, but we really are loving it.

I do have a technical question. This may be confusing, but I need help.

The water feature is run by a low pressure,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 05-25-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,362
Posted By Hack
You asked for it. I'm about 95% done with the...

You asked for it. I'm about 95% done with the rest. I've still got a bench and railing to do on the back deck, and I need to plant the raised bed.

1924

1925

1926

1927
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-24-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,734
Posted By Hack
I would do all the repair and popcorn removal...

I would do all the repair and popcorn removal first to get them ready for paint. Then to the floors. Then cover the floors with heavy paper to protect while painting.
We found that doing the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-24-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,362
Posted By Hack
Quick update. I got the lower deck finished. ...

Quick update. I got the lower deck finished. Don't have the most recent picture with the lattice underneath, but this is close.

Got more plants in as well. I'll try to remember to take pictures...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 02-24-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,362
Posted By Hack
Isn't that the coolest thing??? :cool: My...

Isn't that the coolest thing??? :cool:

My contractor is going to Nepal next year to work on rainwater and fog harvesting systems for remote towns in the Himalayas.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 02-24-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,362
Posted By Hack
I used a spreadsheet that helped to define water...

I used a spreadsheet that helped to define water accumulation and use based on rainfall and water demands. I would attach the file, but it's an Excel file, and this site won't let me attach it.
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