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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-01-2014, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Zachary
Unfortunately my Mom passed away about 6 months...

Unfortunately my Mom passed away about 6 months after we bought the house, that's why there's so much stuff in it, I had to clean out their house, which was close to 3,000 sq ft because my Dad wanted...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-31-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Zachary
Thanks! First time my parents, and my GF for...

Thanks! First time my parents, and my GF for that matter, saw the house they couldn't believe I wanted to live there, but I saw what it could be, not what it was. First thing I did was rip out the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-31-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Zachary
The addition will be on the side of the house...

The addition will be on the side of the house where the carport used to be and will feature a new master bedroom with french doors facing the front, pantry/laundry, and walk in closet...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-31-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Zachary
All the bedrooms were basically the same, so I'll...

All the bedrooms were basically the same, so I'll put just one "Before" and the 3 "Afters"
http://i60.tinypic.com/2zgais1.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/2qujhnq.jpghttp://i62.tinypic.com/2mrt8b4.jpg...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-31-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Zachary
Back add-on, it's 2 rooms built onto an old...

Back add-on, it's 2 rooms built onto an old patio...the floor slopes because it was an old patio but these 2 rooms are basically just used for storage anyway. Biggest thing I did was take out the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-31-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Zachary
Kitchen, I've tweaked the layout to include a...

Kitchen, I've tweaked the layout to include a dishwasher, this includes removing the wall next to the fridge....plans for the future
Before:
http://i57.tinypic.com/2nw3haw.jpg

After:...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-31-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Zachary
I also refinished my front door, I love wood...

I also refinished my front door, I love wood doors, absolutely despise any other type
http://i62.tinypic.com/12388dx.jpghttp://i60.tinypic.com/2m47sie.jpg

Dining Room:
Before:...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-31-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Zachary
My first home renovation thread

Coming up on 2 years ago my fiance and I purchased a foreclosed Ray Ellison tract house in San Antonio. The house needed a lot of work, it had been worked on by some people who should be banned from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-01-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By Zachary
Oh okay, got ya now...I'll see what I can find

Oh okay, got ya now...I'll see what I can find
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-01-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By Zachary
I was the buyer...I knocked the plywood out and...

I was the buyer...I knocked the plywood out and put in glass, just no wood grille
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-31-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By Zachary
Looking for this window grill

I have this type of door on my Cabin and I love the look...just so happened that the house I moved in to has the same type...the window was missing, I've put in some glass but I was wondering if I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-29-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By Zachary
I was aware of all of this when I bought the...

I was aware of all of this when I bought the house...all fairly easy to fix. The walls with the extension cord wiring were removed
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-29-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By Zachary
I will say this, when I first got the power...

I will say this, when I first got the power turned on the living room light, which btw was a wall mount light hanging from the ceiling (see pic) with no box, just screwed to a ceiling joist...was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-29-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By Zachary
I didn't do any of this...it was all in the house...

I didn't do any of this...it was all in the house when I bought it...all the spliced in connections have been boxed in properly or removed, since some went to fixtures I removed. They weren't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-29-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By Zachary
Symptoms? Not sure what you mean lol If you're...

Symptoms? Not sure what you mean lol If you're asking if there was ever a fire or such...no
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-29-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By Zachary
Want to see something scary

These are pics from my new house, all of this has been removed and/or corrected
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-28-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,777
Posted By Zachary
Thanks lol...I was here talking about my cabin,...

Thanks lol...I was here talking about my cabin, which I still have...but it's on hold since I don't live there...as nfor this house...the dining/kitchen is only 16' wide, so there's not much room to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-28-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,777
Posted By Zachary
Kitchen Remodel

My girlfriend and I bought a house together that had a kitchen I absolutely hated. When we initially saw the house it was bank owned and we weren't able to buy it but it was purchased by an investor...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-01-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By Zachary
I have that exact photocell installed on a few...

I have that exact photocell installed on a few floodlights at my house, some of which are also controlled by a light switch...works great. I have one floodlight that's in the same circuit as a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-28-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By Zachary
Best way to do this?

I have this area under an upstairs deck...the house is tiny and I'd like to utilize it as storage for yard equipment and stuff, nothing fancy, just putting lattice up and some old cast iron gates I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-27-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Zachary
Here we go New (used) back door, I cut a big...

Here we go
New (used) back door, I cut a big ol' hole in the house, framed it in, and screwed it up, easy peezy
Retrofitted in a vintage 5 panel door I had, the 1x4 trim is temporary, once I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-27-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Zachary
FTR that can be answered here:...

FTR that can be answered here: http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f32/probability-benefit-pouring-concrete-6513/
I have some update pics from last week that I'll be posting soonish
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-12-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Zachary
I've got 2x6s to run alongside the existing...

I've got 2x6s to run alongside the existing joists as well, so adding that in won't be any big deal. The guy who built the house clearly didn't know what he was doing...you outta see the house he...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-11-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Zachary
Oh okay...here's a pic of that...the shed roof is...

Oh okay...here's a pic of that...the shed roof is not original, it's built under the original framing...not the way I woulda done it but it's workable...needs flashing though...here's a pic of that
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-11-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Zachary
Just gave your Q another look, are you asking...

Just gave your Q another look, are you asking what is securing the oak floor joists to the 2x6? It's got those metal brackets on it, it's all very solid
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