Monday, January 31, 2011

Use your imagination !

I probably wont get them in order.The following are the new tub platform ,the shower and the newly framed area for the sink .I must admit that the flow in the room seems better(no pun intended). The toilet was always in the way and we never framed a plumbers wall where the washer and dryer are.There has always been a problem with the dryer vent . Before the demo it had become a fire hazard. Now I have the room to hard pipe the vent to the exterior wall.
The first picture shows the old dryer vent hanging down from the ceiling(upper right) .That's directly under the tub .Once the plumber moves a few pipes I can now hard pipe it to the outside.
In the last photo you can see the shop vac in the lower left. That's the approximate location of the bowl.Up tight to the wall and about 14 inches off the tub .At least you can get in the tub now without tripping over the bowl.
In the old lay out there was a double sink and the bowls location looked good on paper but when it went in it was much to close to one of the sinks.Of course that was my sink so I could do 2 out of the three S's with no problem at all.:-)

Friday, January 28, 2011

New life for an old drill

I smoked the motor on this the other day .I didn't want to buck up for a new drill. They vary from about $125 to $350 depending on whether it has a light or not.The old drill is about 10 yrs old .Maybe older.A new motor from the yellow people was almost as much as I paid for the drill when I bought it new.I check E bay and found a guy in Florida selling reconditioned motors for $20.00 .It arrived the other day and I installed it in about a half an hour.I had to switch out the wires. and reverse the polarity .It was opposite of the motor I took out .
Lets see how long the "recon" lasts. There was no core fee so .The old motor in going in the recycling.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Horndog Horndog: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

I had one sitting on the deck railing @ 6:15 this AM hooting away.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Johnny's Selected Seeds – Superior Seeds & Gardening Tools

Johnny's Selected Seeds – Superior Seeds & Gardening Tools: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Even though its 20'F outside and about 2 ft of snow on the ground ,its just 12 weeks to planting time .A lot sooner if I start my own plants.
Just starting to plan.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Let the Games Begin

It only made sense to pull down the ceiling and check all the plumbing before redoing the kitchen.Until last week I had untreated well water with the pH of about vinegar running through the plumbing. I bought a water treatment system .
While I'm at it I gutted the master bath directly above the kitchen today. Will rearrange the fixtures. Make the shower bigger ,new bowl ,sink and tile.As of today will reuse the old tub . I don't know about
Had to move the ceiling fan new fixtures are going over the island .Plumber and electrician will be here next week to do the rough .I'll do the finish.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Musings from Big Pink Take a look. This isn't about Dylan, The Band or music at all.

I'm a sears and roebuck guitar and this guy is a old 1930's Gibson.I can't not believe the stuff he does with those molding planes.Shear Genius

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Next project

People pay extra for this used look . Mine got this way from use and the cabinets are tired .We are keeping the footprint .The carcasses are remaining .Every thing else will be replaced , painted or repainted

Damn Deer

Please don't tell me how cute these GD rats with antlers are!!!
These trees have been in the ground three yrs. One will make it the other,I doubt it.