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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by NebulaJack on Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:44 am

    Patch wrote:First up. Buy some beer. Invite some friends over. Offer beer for labor and clean up all the clutter. Spend an hour or so trimming that tree up. Get it back to shade for your yard, instead of taking over your yard.

    Did I mention, trim that damn tree?


    There was a storm back in December that killed that tree and I've been miserable about it every time I think of that.



    Also, while I was at work earlier today/yesterday two guys came into who looked ready to rob the place before leaving.
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by NebulaJack on Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:36 am

    Patch wrote:I sent them the link. Maybe they will swing by

    Hey Patch, I forget now, but did I ever update you about the back yard situation at mi casa?
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by NebulaJack on Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:03 am

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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by Patch on Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:23 am

    I sent them the link. Maybe they will swing by
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by NebulaJack on Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:07 am

    There was more work done on the painting, I'll add a new pic soon.

    Also, good to see people comin' back around. Now we just need to get Gonzo and Polk in here.
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by Patch on Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:48 pm

    Yeah this place sorta died. Once FB took over he world.
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by kegs on Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:15 am

    The haunt is slowly getting back together!!! If we were a band we could start touring!

    Hi Rk and Patch!
    Hi Nebs. That painting looks great.
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by rkwsuperstar on Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:47 am

    Hello, all. Been away awhile.
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by Patch on Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:32 am

    Oh and Hi Kegs. How ya been?
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by Patch on Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:28 am

    Nice. If it's still in progress, I look forward to see the final product
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by NebulaJack on Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:46 am

    I'm not sure if this is the final product, or just a work in progress, but this is what he did last night.



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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by NebulaJack on Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:41 am

    Some of you might recall the novella I wrote on another part of this forum last year. My roommate just started the cover I commissioned for it and HOLY SHIT it looks awesome!
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by kegs on Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:55 am

    NebulaJack wrote:Wow. This place has been dead for awhile.

    No it hasn't...it's been pining for the fjords!
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by NebulaJack on Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:38 pm

    Wow. This place has been dead for awhile.
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by Patch on Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:42 am

    Scratch the Ryobi I meant Bosch. I have a bought 2 of the same type, they are so good. Just put different bits in each and I don't have to take time swapping stuff out. Put one down and grab the other.
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by Patch on Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:30 am

    Also, I don't know what your tool collection is like, but hand tools suck hours out of a job. Borrow or buy what you need to rebuild it and you the time you save will pay for the tools. I have a cheap table saw that works like a charm. I spend extra on cordless drills. Cheap ones won't hold up, and the batteries are junk. You will spend more time charging batteries than you do getting stuff done. Sawzall's aren't cheap but they are great to have around since you can cut metal or wood. Check pawn shops or garage sales and you can pick up some deals. Dewalt, Ridgid, Ryobi are the brands to look for.
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by Patch on Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:18 am

    First up. Buy some beer. Invite some friends over. Offer beer for labor and clean up all the clutter. Spend an hour or so trimming that tree up. Get it back to shade for your yard, instead of taking over your yard.

    I can't see how the footing are put in. If they are concreted or, just blocked. If they are in the ground, I wouldn't remove any of them at this point. You can reuse some of them with your new layout and remove the ones you don't later. That's the most labor intensive part so wait and see what you want to use, before you remove any or add any.

    The steps you have on the deck will probably work on the house. Just put a header under your door once you remove the deck and attach the old steps. Replace any rotted wood on the steps will be easier than starting from scratch.

    Take everything else out (except the footings) Take it apart as carefully as possible and remove nails or screws.(so it lays flat) You want to keep what you can. The best boards will probably be the frame underneath. Separate it by type. Even a bowed board might come in use on the rebuild. You could still use part of it. Throw out the stuff that is rotted through,but salvage as much as possible. Cut rot off of boards if there is still some good board remaining. The lattice looks to be in pretty bad shape. Not sure if it's worth keeping. You won't be able to match it to replacement stuff, but it might make from some nice fire pit kindling.

    That should get you started and give you stairs to the back door. It looks "L" shaped in the pictures. I'd go back with a full square. and put steps off where it makes sense. It may be a driveway on the side by the mower, I can't tell from the pictures, but if it doesn't block the drive, I'd go there. If it would then I'd put a wide set off the end and rail around the rest of it.

    It looks like the wood is painted, which limits what you can do with it, depending on what you want your new deck to look like. You should be able to use it for framing. The other option would be repaint when you finish, or lots of sanding (time consuming )

    You can probably salvage enough to get a great start on a new deck. You need to find a dry place to store it, to keep what you save, from bowing or rotting. After that lay out your design and start buying a new lumber a little at a time. I spent a few months collecting wood for my back porch remodel. Once I got enough to get going I knocked it our quick.

    Did I mention, trim that damn tree?

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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by NebulaJack on Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:02 am

    Patch wrote:Sounds like a fun project. When you send the pics we can see what you can salvage. Depending on how much rot you have and how it's built maybe you can leave parts of it, so your not starting from scratch.

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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by Patch on Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:06 am

    Sounds like a fun project. When you send the pics we can see what you can salvage. Depending on how much rot you have and how it's built maybe you can leave parts of it, so your not starting from scratch.
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by NebulaJack on Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:37 pm

    Patch wrote:Still can't use anything but the quick reply for whatever reason. I'll try to read the story this week. Work was a bear today. What project you working on? I'll help if I can.
    I usually go into them with an idea and trial and error my way to a solution. So it might not be the easiest way lol

    I need to tear out the deck in my back yard. It's way past rotting, and there's black berry bushes growing under it. My goal is to take it out, put it a set of steps that can last til mid-spring/early summer when the weather will be good for building a whole new deck. I'll post some picks later on of how bad it looks.
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by Patch on Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:29 pm

    Still can't use anything but the quick reply for whatever reason. I'll try to read the story this week. Work was a bear today. What project you working on? I'll help if I can.
    I usually go into them with an idea and trial and error my way to a solution. So it might not be the easiest way lol
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by NebulaJack on Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:24 pm

    Patch wrote:Very cool Jack. And hiya Kegs

    Hey Patch. That thing I've been working on in the writing section is kinda done. I just finished the first draft, and once I revise it, I'll be publishing it digitally in the near future.

    Also, if I could get some advice on a home improvement project, that would be really appreciated.
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by Patch on Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:28 am

    Very cool Jack. And hiya Kegs
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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by NebulaJack on Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:56 pm

    here's a pic of me at Eucon on Saturday. It was a blast.

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    Re: Fall Into November

    Post by kegs on Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:13 pm

    rkwsuperstar wrote:For Kegs.
    http://imgur.com/gallery/x0hZLvF

    If only it were that easy. I had thought that Canada and Mexico should both build a wall and every month we just move them a few feet closer together. Oh well. Maybe he'll be impeached before he takes office.

    It's been ages since I've been on here because I forgot my password.

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