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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
PostPosted: Fri September 11, 2020 1:49 am 
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I'm going to attempt to replace two sections of fascia board myself this weekend. God help me.

oh boy...that has to be difficult


I've got YouTube and a bag of pink handled tools we got as a wedding gift. I've got this.


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PostPosted: Fri September 11, 2020 1:50 am 
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I'm going to attempt to replace two sections of fascia board myself this weekend. God help me.

oh boy...that has to be difficult


I've got YouTube and a bag of pink handled tools we got as a wedding gift. I've got this.

if you find success please come replace mine...the whole front side of my frownhouse looks awful and i should have had it replaced like a year ago

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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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i think a few of us here can relate to this..

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/10/opin ... ement.html


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'My emotions around the pandemic became so tightly tied up in these plants.”


when my gardenias were failing, there was definitely an apex breaking point one afternoon involving me aggressively digging up, replacing soil, and adding epsom salt

as though my life depended on it

if anyone has any advice on small evergreen shrubs that can survive a cold winter, i am all ears

not boxwoods though, those are too bleh


i have a few african boxwoods that have done well for years but we don't have a cold climate..


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doug rr wrote:
96583UP wrote:
doug rr wrote:
i think a few of us here can relate to this..

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/10/opin ... ement.html


Quote:
'My emotions around the pandemic became so tightly tied up in these plants.”


when my gardenias were failing, there was definitely an apex breaking point one afternoon involving me aggressively digging up, replacing soil, and adding epsom salt

as though my life depended on it

if anyone has any advice on small evergreen shrubs that can survive a cold winter, i am all ears

not boxwoods though, those are too bleh


i have a few african boxwoods that have done well for years but we don't have a cold climate..


yeah it's tough i am starting to think some kind of cactus

this spot bakes in the sun in the summer... and will need to be able to tolerate occasional freezing balls winter

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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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Hot Water heater = BYE!

$2,000 all in on a new one. Delivery, warranty, taxes, removal, installation.

OH, the joys.


hey ghost, I got this done with my home warranty for $100. If you're still thinking of such things.

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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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Hot Water heater = BYE!

$2,000 all in on a new one. Delivery, warranty, taxes, removal, installation.

OH, the joys.


hey ghost, I got this done with my home warranty for $100. If you're still thinking of such things.

B, this does me no good


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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I just wanted to brag about my $100 water heater.

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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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B wrote:
Strat wrote:
Hot Water heater = BYE!

$2,000 all in on a new one. Delivery, warranty, taxes, removal, installation.

OH, the joys.


hey ghost, I got this done with my home warranty for $100. If you're still thinking of such things.


Our water heater is definitely not long for this world. But not technically failing yet, unfortunately.


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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I've never been much of a power tool guy, but I held a Sawzall at Fleet Farm yesterday and felt like a Space Marine. Now I need one.


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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96583UP wrote:
if anyone has any advice on small evergreen shrubs that can survive a cold winter, i am all ears

not boxwoods though, those are too bleh


make sure you give a nice mulch cover over the base of them, plus a couple of options:

* cover them with burlap before winter hits + cross your fingers
* spray them with an anti-dessicant spray before winter + cross your fingers


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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Well, great. Now my hot water heater is working. Thursday night i couldnt light the pilot. I tried again yesterday and it worked but didnt get hot water until this morning.

So, the thing is 15 years old, and ive been dealing with poor hot water pressure for a long time. Its only a matter of time before it completely fails and im wondering if I should just go ahead with the replacement and installation before its winter time.


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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Strat wrote:
Well, great. Now my hot water heater is working. Thursday night i couldnt light the pilot. I tried again yesterday and it worked but didnt get hot water until this morning.

So, the thing is 15 years old, and ive been dealing with poor hot water pressure for a long time. Its only a matter of time before it completely fails and im wondering if I should just go ahead with the replacement and installation before its winter time.


Yeah, I would. You got an extra 3-5 years of borrowed time on it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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I hung a pegboard in the garage yesterday. 1 hour project turned into 4 hours and 3 trips to the hardware store.


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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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EJ wrote:
96583UP wrote:
if anyone has any advice on small evergreen shrubs that can survive a cold winter, i am all ears

not boxwoods though, those are too bleh


make sure you give a nice mulch cover over the base of them, plus a couple of options:

* cover them with burlap before winter hits + cross your fingers
* spray them with an anti-dessicant spray before winter + cross your fingers


i ordered some gem box hollies. we'll see if they can handle it

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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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I've botched my share of DIY jobs, but this...this is really something.

https://www.reddit.com/r/HomeImprovemen ... urce=share


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ghost wrote:
I've botched my share of DIY jobs, but this...this is really something.

https://www.reddit.com/r/HomeImprovemen ... urce=share

i could easily see myself f'ing up that badly...i wouldn't even try

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what a nightmare

many things it's worth it to just pay someone else to do

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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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96583UP wrote:
what a nightmare

many things it's worth it to just pay someone else to do

yep...i'm blessed to have the wealth to do that

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lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
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what a nightmare

many things it's worth it to just pay someone else to do

yep...i'm blessed to have the wealth to do that


dudes just hang out in front of home depot looking for work

you'd be surprised what $50 can get you

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 Post subject: Re: The Home Improvement Thread
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96583UP wrote:
lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
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what a nightmare

many things it's worth it to just pay someone else to do

yep...i'm blessed to have the wealth to do that


dudes just hang out in front of home depot looking for work

you'd be surprised what $50 can get you

anal?

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