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  1. Thread: House progress

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    Getting close 😃 615

    Getting close 😃

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  2. Thread: House progress

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    More mini projects on the go finally!

    After not much progress for a while I have a few projects on the go... new exterior staircase down the side of the house - coming down over the new retaining walls and a much improved home theatre...
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    Finally fixed the drywall in the garage and put...

    Finally fixed the drywall in the garage and put up the star wars mural. :)

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    House is painted finally. The red arrow shows how...

    House is painted finally. The red arrow shows how high up the neighbors tree I went trimming off branches. Pretty freaky up and over that high on the lift.

    Added some work benches to the garage...
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    Got the rest of the house mostly painted this...

    Got the rest of the house mostly painted this long weekend - super hot out and up on a 50' lift for 3 days... really glad that is done..... working on finishing the garage now. I'll post some pics...
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    Finished!!! About time..almost can get back to...

    Finished!!! About time..almost can get back to messing around with cars again!


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    Yay - all the back breaking heavy work is done....

    Yay - all the back breaking heavy work is done. Just the handrails and ss cable to go.

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    Got some more of the entry fabbed up - the other...

    Got some more of the entry fabbed up - the other 4 posts that get welded onto the sloped side channels are cut, drilled and capped ready to weld on. In the next couple days we should have decent...
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    If by "forklift" you actually mean "my sore back"...

    If by "forklift" you actually mean "my sore back" then yes....

    Each tread is 210 lbs and those side rails are close to that as well. The whole assembly with concrete and railings will be about...
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    Making some progress but the snow and cold the...

    Making some progress but the snow and cold the last week or so is delaying the outcome...

    I did manage to pick up all the exposed aggregate concrete treads and landing though.

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    I have the 2 side rails cut and welded together....

    I have the 2 side rails cut and welded together. Hoping to have the stairs assembled and installed before Christmas. The rail is upside down in relation to how it will be installed.

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    This is my plywood template for the sides - the...

    This is my plywood template for the sides - the square shape at the house is just so I would have lots of space to position it against the house to set it up. Once it is all fabbed up it will just be...
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    These are going to be the sides of the new stair...

    These are going to be the sides of the new stair frame - 10" x 2 5/8" C channel.

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    It has rained so much since we did the channel...

    It has rained so much since we did the channel drain upgrade and it has been working perfectly!
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    Going to start building the new front stairs next...

    Going to start building the new front stairs next week. Steel c channel side frames with concrete treads and cable railings.
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    I ran a LED strip light under the main retaining...

    I ran a LED strip light under the main retaining wall caps today. Adds a decent amount of light on the driveway - crappy cell pic however.

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    Finally we are paved! Supposed to rain like crazy...

    Finally we are paved! Supposed to rain like crazy the next week or so... good test of the new drain systems.

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    Paving guys are here prepping for...

    Paving guys are here prepping for paving...."might" happen tomorrow...
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    That is the plan. We have a small sump on the far...

    That is the plan. We have a small sump on the far side and then then elevation drops pretty quickly from there and we are using 4" pipe. I think it will evacuate the water pretty nicely now.
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    Drain concreted

    Alright one step closer to paving! Got the channel drain concreted in.

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