This post is way overdue, since I did the work back in March, but better late than never… As anyone who’s read this blog knows, we’ve … Continue reading Basement bolting!
Disclaimer: I’m really scraping the bottom of the barrel by writing this post, but we haven’t had any sexy or exciting projects for quite some time. … Continue reading Bungalow Mundanity
For the last few weeks our washing machine has been making some horrible noises as it enters the spin cycle. Think of a hammer hitting sheet … Continue reading Washing machine DIY
Have you heard about the Home Depot $25,000 Holiday Gift Card Contest? Do-it-yourselfers are currently posting videos on You Tube showcasing home improvement projects in dire need of attention. On December 17, a winning entry will be chosen, and Home Depot will award some lucky homeowner with a $25,000 Home Depot Gift Card. What can we say? We couldn’t resist! So, if you haven’t already submitted an entry of your own, we’d love it if you would click on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mr6WrO-ADA View count accounts for 20 percent of the points awarded to each submission, so we really need … Continue reading Home Depot Gift Card Contest – Please Vote for us on You Tube!
If you’ve read our blog before, you know that we have had some ups and downs with our tankless water heater. You can read about our … Continue reading The BIG tankless water heater post
Yesterday I had a local foundation expert come over to check out our basement. I’ve wanted to get some seismic upgrading done for a long time, but it was becoming painfully obvious that I am never going to have the time to do it myself. Stephanie has been pushing for us to hire it out, and now I am finally starting to come around on this. It usually takes about a year from the time she puts an idea in my head until “I get it.” I have a bad history about being stubborn with things that I can do … Continue reading First quote on foundation work
This is pretty big on my “wish list,” but unfortunately keeps slipping down my “to do” list. Although Portland is not as prone to severe earthquakes … Continue reading Seismic retrofitting…someday
Over the last two years, we have progressively developed one of the most complicated water heating systems in the world. At least it feels that way. … Continue reading Adding another mini-tank water heater
The loved/hated trip to Home Depot guaranteed a late start and a shorter workday today. However, some progress was made, so I’m feeling pretty good about … Continue reading Plumbing the stairs to nowhere…
We removed the chimney to create space for a bigger pantry closet and a chase for heat ducts to the upstairs. This was possible to do, … Continue reading Chimney demo