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I wanted to let everyone know about my flickr account.   The images for this site are there now.   There are images there that don't make the site.   So please check out the flicker pages to expand on what is on the site.   Though check the site out to get in depth details on the images. 
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Kitchen Functional PDF Print E-mail
Written by DeadGekko   
Monday, 05 January 2009 19:18

Now, that I have counter tops I have the kitchen functional.  Here is the inaugural gumbo dish in preparation.

 

Functional Kitchen

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2009 19:47
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Hot Tub DONE PDF Print E-mail
Written by DeadGekko   
Friday, 26 December 2008 22:45

DONE

Finished Hot Tub

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 December 2008 00:09
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Long Overdue Kichen Update PDF Print E-mail
Written by DeadGekko   
Tuesday, 11 November 2008 22:05

Well I have been neglectful of keeping this updated.  Mainly from working on the kitchen itself.  I found the root cause of the entire situation. It is what I thought.  A leaking drain pipe.

 Pipe That Caused The Issue

 This pipe broke in two when I pulled it out.  It was missing a bit on the bottom at the break. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 08:59
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Hard wood floor tip PDF Print E-mail
Written by DeadGekko   
Sunday, 09 November 2008 00:00
Here is a tip for any one that needs to pull up a hardwood floor for repairs and plans to relay the usable pieces.  I have never see this anywhere but learned it the hard way.  If your floor has ever been sanded when you relay it, you will need to sand it again. This is because when it was sanded the boards will not all be the same thickness. Actually they will vary significantly.  In my project I was able to save 2/3 of the floor.  Upon relaying it I can see major differences in the smoothness of the floor.  There are many pieces that are thiner than the surronding ones.  So if you tend to relay used foors remember you will have to resand and finish them. 
 
Kitchen demolition and floor reconstuction PDF Print E-mail
Written by DeadGekko   
Friday, 10 October 2008 19:31

Kitchen demolition and floor reconstuction:

Of course the kitchen has taken first priority here, even over updating the web site.   You would understand if you've ever seen that look in your wife's eyes of panic when she looks at her kitchen, and see stuff (dirt) that should reside out side of the house, in the middle of the floor.  This really translates to unwanted critters with/or without legs could get in the house.  So now you understand the haste needed on this project. 

 Well enough of my worries here is the picture progress so far.  Last you saw I had taken a peak at the damage. Just removed one cabinet and part of the floor to revile the source.  The drain pipe has had a small leak for a long time.  It must have increased in the last few months to show there was a problem.  I pealed back the floor and some more cabinets to see the extent of the damage.   

 Ouch kitchen water damage

 

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2008 15:27
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