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  1. #76
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    Noice

  2. #77
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    Almost done demoing my basement for Hvac installation, Baseboard electric heater removal and fixing a lot of questionable wiring from the last 3 owners. basement will be rebuilt in stages starting with the bar area/game table area and bedroom

  3. #78
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    '12 Tiguan, '30 Chevy

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    I had to completely gut my basement last spring to get a drain tile system installed.

    Then just recently my brother tried to commit suicide. His reason really boiled down to the fact that he is almost 40 and has accomplished nothing. He works a shit job, has no savings, no retirement, no license, no nothing. And he has been renting the same 8x8 foot bedroom for the past 10 years.

    So I did him a solid. I made a large bedroom in my basement for him. Asked him to move in. And all I am charging him for rent is $200 a month including utilities, and other household needs. And I am doing this with the agreement that he will save $300-$500 per month and work towards supporting himself.

    What he doesn't know is I will also be saving the $200 per month for him as well. He will get it all back when he is ready to move on.

  4. #79
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    That's nice beyond any words dude.

  5. #80
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    built a bracket to hang up my heater. unfortunately didn't get my gas line done from the house yet, so I swapped int he lp nozzles and will just run it off of a tank this year. so much quieter than the death blasting torpedo.



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  6. #81
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    Looks good.

    Maybe I'll put the money and time together for a garage heater this summer. My garage is already insulated, there is already gas and power out there. I use a propane tube heater right now that can't keep up with the space.

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    definitely worth it, so much better than using the torpedo of death heater that I was using. Can actually hear myself think. was out there a bunch yesterday, got some more sheetrock up and built a bench. Put up my last couple of lights I currently have on hand the other day.

    Man the garage looks clean in this picture. it isn't.





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  8. #83
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    Last weekend I worked on cleanup after a fire in my house.

    I have a laptop on my hobby desk in the basement. Last Sunday the battery in the laptop literally exploded. I mean it shook the house with the blast. I went to go take a look down the stairs and saw the orange glow of a fire, so I grabbed the extiguisher and ran downstairs.

    When I got down there I saw the laptop on fire. A brand new in box sawsall was on fire. And the small garbage can next to the desk was on fire as well. On top of that there were more than a dozen spray paint cans, and two large canisters of paint thinner only a couple feet from the flames.

    As quickly as I could I put the fires out. My wife called the fire department, and they showed up in minutes. They had huge fans and helped evacuate the thick smoke.

    Then the next day my wife and I spent all day in the basement cleaning up a light yellow dust that was all over everything. We needed respirators to do the work. The dust was all over everything on that side of the basement. The closer to the explosion point, the thicker the layer of dust. What a mess.

    I had to replace the desk and throw out the model I was building. But at least we were home to catch the fire. If we were not home, our house would have lit up real good.

  9. #84
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    That's some crazy shit, dude. You're super lucky you were home.

  10. #85
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    I've been finishing up house projects that have been sitting around throughout 2018
    - master bedroom closet (removed chimney, replaced subfloor and ceiling, paint, new closet hardware, etc.)
    - baseboard, door and window trim throughout the 1st floor
    - removing all the baseboard electric heat from the house and getting electrical cleaned up so we can get an electrician in to finish and sign off on our basement teardown and furnace/AC installation
    - trim work around the garage door (replaced the interior door made of butcher block with an exterior weather tight door)
    - Finished the office by installing shelving above the desk

    2019 is for focusing getting the Fastback back on it's wheels and paying down my aggressive student loans.

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