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4 hours ago, tony@CIC said:


Looking good - well not the drain. That sounds like a messy and unpleasant job.

We rented “the negotiator” (a 100’ powered industrial snake) which saved us about $400. It wasn’t a terrible job and I look at it this way...next time it happens I’ll be even better prepared. 

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We did a ton this year but this has to be my favorite. My parents helped us build this in our family room.  

Almost finished building myself a new smoker, will get it done tomorrow before seasoning it and hopefully getting some ribs cooked. Sunday morning   Monday afternoon   

We’ve been doing so much work outside. Of course it is sooo hot here we can do it early morning, or late a night. Still have some small things to do, but for the most part it’s ready to go. As I flipp

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Basement remodel.
This is 1 small area, nice cinderblock shower reminiscent of grade school locker room.... don't mind the beer needed to celebrate end of work for the year20201218_164956.jpg

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3W:  Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead 2
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4-PW:  Maltby TS-1 - C-Taper 120g 
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Putter:  Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball

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Basement remodel.
This is 1 small area, nice cinderblock shower reminiscent of grade school locker room.... don't mind the beer needed to celebrate end of work for the year20201218_164956.jpg.d3885d07044f5ac7e591328e8f18f416.jpg

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Anyone need a literal ton of cinderblocks?

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2i: Maltby KE4 FDI 
4-PW:  Maltby TS-1 - C-Taper 120g 
50º: Maltby TSW

56º:  Cleveland RTX-2 
60º: Maltby Tour Grind MG
Putter:  Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball

Ball: Snell MTB X
Other: Arccos (first year lets see how it goes)
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My wife and I have been in our house for 22 years and haven't been a fan of our fireplace for almost that long. We had some painting done and had the fireplace wall painted as a "feature wall" and really made us decide our fireplace was gross. Demo started shortly after the paint dried. Almost done, just waiting on some tile samples for the hearth but very happy with how it's looking. I also ran a couple electric lines to hide all the cords behind the TV.

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On 11/16/2020 at 1:32 PM, HardcoreLooper said:

Any tips on cutting PVC wainscoating with a hand saw?  I do very little home improvement, but I'm doing a small project where I'm trimming out some Ikea bookshelves to make them look like built-ins.  I don't really have a need for a circular saw or a jigsaw.  I actually have a circular saw that I got out of my grandfather's garage.  It's sat unused for 20 years and will not work now.  I just need to cut off a foot or so from two 7" wide pieces of the wainscoating to cover gaps between the shelves, so I hate to invest in a power tool for it.

You can rent tools from Home Depot .. if that’s an option in your area 

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58 minutes ago, MaxEntropy said:

My wife and I have been in our house for 22 years and haven't been a fan of our fireplace for almost that long. We had some painting done and had the fireplace wall painted as a "feature wall" and really made us decide our fireplace was gross. Demo started shortly after the paint dried. Almost done, just waiting on some tile samples for the hearth but very happy with how it's looking. I also ran a couple electric lines to hide all the cords behind the TV.

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The brickwork sure looks a lot better than the tile 

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1 hour ago, Nolan220 said:

You can rent tools from Home Depot .. if that’s an option in your area 

Thanks, I definitely thought about that, but with my job and the fact that when I'm off and there's daylight, I'm trying to play golf, I tend to do my home improvement stuff late at night.  I didn't want to rent a tool for a day just to use it for 15 minutes.

For the record, the hand saw worked fine; I just touched it up with a little fine-grit sandpaper afterward to smooth it out.

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I built this fireplace and dry bar in my house earlier this year IMG_5581.JPGIMG_5584.JPG


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My wife and I have been in our house for 22 years and haven't been a fan of our fireplace for almost that long. We had some painting done and had the fireplace wall painted as a "feature wall" and really made us decide our fireplace was gross. Demo started shortly after the paint dried. Almost done, just waiting on some tile samples for the hearth but very happy with how it's looking. I also ran a couple electric lines to hide all the cords behind the TV.
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Nice job


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My wife and I have been in our house for 22 years and haven't been a fan of our fireplace for almost that long. We had some painting done and had the fireplace wall painted as a "feature wall" and really made us decide our fireplace was gross. Demo started shortly after the paint dried. Almost done, just waiting on some tile samples for the hearth but very happy with how it's looking. I also ran a couple electric lines to hide all the cords behind the TV.
Before:
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Nice job


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2 hours ago, TBT said:

I built this fireplace and dry bar in my house earlier this year IMG_5581.JPGIMG_5584.JPG


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Nice job...what did you use for the countertop and shelves?

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1 hour ago, tommc23 said:

That looks really nice

Appreciate it. I guess that pic wasnt when it was fully competed. Had to add some stone vaneer between the concrete top pieces to fill the gaps. My stone work isnt great at the corners but im no pro haha

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4 hours ago, HardcoreLooper said:

Thanks, I definitely thought about that, but with my job and the fact that when I'm off and there's daylight, I'm trying to play golf, I tend to do my home improvement stuff late at night.  I didn't want to rent a tool for a day just to use it for 15 minutes.

For the record, the hand saw worked fine; I just touched it up with a little fine-grit sandpaper afterward to smooth it out.

yes I saw the updates later .. was trying to catch up ahaha .. thats great 

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Nice job...what did you use for the countertop and shelves?


The counter tops are butcher board that I bought at Lowe’s then stained. I cut it to fit the cabinet in the dry bar then ripped down the middle to go on top of the cabinets I put next to the fireplace surround.

The shelves are floating shelves that I built using 1x10’s and 1x3’s. I built a box and then screwed a 2x3 to the wall and slip the box over it...I built the fireplace mantle the same way.


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36 minutes ago, TBT said:

 


The counter tops are butcher board that I bought at Lowe’s then stained. I cut it to fit the cabinet in the dry bar then ripped down the middle to go on top of the cabinets I put next to the fireplace surround.

The shelves are floating shelves that I built using 1x10’s and 1x3’s. I built a box and then screwed a 2x3 to the wall and slip the box over it...I built the fireplace mantle the same way.


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Great job.  It's modern but has your own custom twist and looks fantastic.  

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On 12/29/2020 at 10:49 AM, JonMUSC08 said:

Had a patio put in but i built the outdoor kitchen for my BGE.

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That is gorgeous!

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Basement remodel.
This is 1 small area, nice cinderblock shower reminiscent of grade school locker room.... don't mind the beer needed to celebrate end of work for the year20201218_164956.jpg.d3885d07044f5ac7e591328e8f18f416.jpg

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New doorway and starting framing20201229_161720.jpg20201228_171537.jpg

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56º:  Cleveland RTX-2 
60º: Maltby Tour Grind MG
Putter:  Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball

Ball: Snell MTB X
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Final piece for the living room touch-up is the mantle.  Material came from a tear-out and after some planing and a rough sand it's gluing up and getting ready to be hung above the fireplace.  

 

 

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Have any of you guys used any of the online photo services for framed large format photo prints?  Now that the bookshelves are finished and the books are migrating to it, the walls are looking pretty bare.  

I'd love to get a Samsung Frame TV, but it's an awfully big spend for something that'd just be a glorified digital picture frame.

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4 Wood (17*) - :callaway-logo-1: Big Bertha S2H2 - RCH 90 "Firm"
7 Wood  - :callaway-logo-1: Big Bertha Warbird S2H2 - RCH 90 "Firm"
5i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
Instagram - @hardcorelooper
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4i - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )

 

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