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Losh's house build 5 years in the making

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by losh1971, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. losh1971

    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    Today and last night i run some of the balustrade wires. One short run wad already done by my brother a few weeks ago but i had to tension up the cables. Small job took me 5hrs or more because once the cables were tight the post started coming away from the wall. I ended up having to loosen everything back of and reanchor the post but with an extra five screws. In the end i had to add three 150mm bugals on the scew to pick up the corner of the stud because it still shifted about 5mm and is still bowing the post. Pretty much have to leave it as good enough because I don't think I can get it perfect due the amount of tension needed on the cables.
     
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    What a lovely place you have "losh"
    Peace perfect peace me thinks.
     
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    yeah but still gotta vote. Reckon i have a couple tonight once i get back to the wife's place.
     
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    Very nice!
    I think you've done well!
     
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    Have a Cascade.
     
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    Nah I'll have a Coopers
     
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    Coming along nicely mate.
     
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    And nothing wrong with that.
    We have it here in stock.
     
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    Some progress Pete. Today we got all bar three runs of balustrade wire. I need a few more decking boards before i install the last three runs. Applied for another interest free loan through NILS Tasmania. Depending on the result of my application i should be able to finish the deck and balustrade. Also will be able to get most of the front fence finished. I should have an answer in another 7-10 days. Here is a pic of what we achieved today. 20180330_180427_resized.jpg
     
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    Looks good. I want a view like that at my house...
     
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    So I mentioned I applied for a $1500 no interest loan through NILS Tasmania, which is a loan for holders of a concession card who are on low incomes. Unfortunately they said no because building materials as such fall outside the lending guidelines. Bit of a bummer as I would have been able to complete the final stages of the house ready for my final inspection. But I had some money in the bank that I was gonna use to pay out my existing NILS loan that I used to buy my wood heater. So the last couple of days I have been sussing out what I can get done for the $700 I have to spend. Went to Home Hardware and put some decking on my trade account. Then to my surprise I find out True Value sell 70 x 19 Merbau for 45c a lineal metre cheaper. I was gonna take what I bought back but have decided to keep it and just get the remaining lengths I need from True Value tomorrow. So basically tomorrow I will have enough decking timber to finish the floor boards and enough to have a 210mm face to cover the 190mm joist ends. Now waiting for a 10% off eBay sale to come up and I will buy a few more wire tensioners that were damaged when I was working on the wire runs. Have a few things in my watch list, including a pair of H3 plus 100s for the ute to make the total to just over the minimum $75 spend. On my list of jobs is the front fence and best price I could get on 1.5m hardwood palings was $2.56 each and I need 125 of them. Then I remembered that I got a better price straight from the mill last time I bought green timber. Mill price $2ea. So I ordered and paid for them and hopefully I can collect them next Friday after work. Then I need to rack them for 4-5 months as I want to butt them side by side and not overlap them like is common practice on timber fence. But because they are green timber I need to allow enough time to pre-shrink them so I don't end up with gaps once they have been hung for a few months. Also been searching the Bunnings site and made some calls about hardware items I need. Now that I'm not getting everything from Home Hardware I have found I can make some savings on screws $16 saving by getting them from a fasteners supplier and Bunnings have purlin anti noise tape for $8 less a roll than Home Hardware, even with my trade discount. Hoping that I can get the deck finished next Saturday and if I have the tensioners the balustrade will also be finished. Once I do I will post up some pics.
     
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    Picked up the last of the decking timber today. Now it's a matter of waiting a week until I can get out to the house and finally finish the deck. Looking forward to having the deck finished, because it's another thing I can tick off the list. Next step is to get quotes for my linen press and pantry doors. I'd like gloss vinyl wrap but I may have to settle for gloss white MDF board for the linen press. Ideally my next job will be the veranda roof but I worked out i need to allow 1500 bucks for that. So have to think about the best way to come up with the funds. Saving would take 6-9 months and means nothing else gets done. I do have a DT 175 i can sell but I'm really wanting to keep the proceeds of that sale to put towards my RD 400 race bike engine upgrades. I have the option of applying for a credit card but i hate getting in more debt to the damn banks. As it is i owe 45k on the mortgage and its gonna be another 6-7 years before I pay that off.
     
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    We are just starting on the process of refitting our laundry and refacing our kitchen.

    The laundry is original 80's beige laminated chip board while the kitchen is green laminate bench tops and antique white (another word for beige) vinyl wrap doors and drawers.

    The vinyl wrap is peeling in a number of places which is a common problem with vinyl wrap over time. One of the drawers doesn't close propery because of the peeling.

    I am going to strip the wrap from the doors and have them 2pac painted. It is $5k cheaper than having new doors & drawer fronts made and will avoid the issue of peeling in the future. Also far less waste to a big hole in the gound. Laundry doors etc will also be painted.

    TL;DR - avoid vinyl wrap if you can.
     
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    Credit card doesn't sound like the best idea. Like selling a bigger chunk of your arse to the damn banks:(
    Better off selling the DT and putting the interest you save by not having a credit card loan into the race bike ;)
     
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