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On the my-home front they're predicting frost and maybe a light freeze next week. Just my luck...

 

 

Mother's Day is the rule of thumb around here. Even that is optimistic some years...

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Do they frame with 2x4 or 2x6 over there? They generally use 2x6 here on the East side of the state so they can jam in more insulation.

I'm fairly certain that current practice for exterior walls is 2x6 for just that purpose, but I'm not sure what I've got. Supposed to be having some new windows put in today, so maybe I'll find out.
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Originally Posted by herm5928 View Post

I had to gut my entire house due to past owners inside chain smoking yuck. $5k for a paint job definitely burns a hole in my wallet. No more floors no more cabinetry appliances. Now I'm going to have to spend another $15k replacing all the necessaries that I have ripped out. Hoping to score on a deal for some granite. Damn that stuff is spendy.

You didn't notice the smell before purchasing? If the sellers were desperate I would've tried to get them to cover some of the cost.
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I excavated only the base so that the main structure was level. My total time in was 14 hours.

Very nice!  I believe my model was estimated at 24 hours to complete.  A friend and I were able to finish in roughly 16.  Then spent a few lonely hours re-staining the set.

Came out very nice, and built it directly on grass, with 6 stakes holding it into the ground.  I just need to clear the grass inside the downstairs playlet, and come up with a large rubber mat to insert.

 

You excavation is filled with rubber chips?

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