March 2010

Bedroom Drywall Progress

by Josh on March 24, 2010 · 5 comments

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There’s nothing terribly complicated about hanging and finishing drywall.  It can be a popular do-it-yourself project for that very reason, and I’ve even done a bit of it myself. Getting quality drywall results, however, takes smart layout decisions and a skilled hand– and I have accepted that it will take a lot more practice before that is […]

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Drywall Delivery Day

by Josh on March 12, 2010 · 4 comments

in Bedroom,Projects

Apparently the delivery of the drywall for my bedroom project was a big enough spectacle to draw my neighbor to her front yard with camera in hand.  Here’s the view she saw: The boom truck lifted 24 sheets of 4′ x 12′ sheetrock up to the bedroom window opening on the second floor where workers […]

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I had just finished hosting a dinner for friends.  Our guests were on their way home and I had just begun to wash the dishes.  But the hot water tap was delivering nothing but cold. Going down to the utility room to investigate, I discovered a disaster: the water heater tank had failed and water […]

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Refinishing A Radiator

by Josh on March 4, 2010 · 10 comments

in Bedroom,Projects

In the two months since I finished stripping the paint from the radiator for my bedroom project, I have had some time to work and reflect. First the reflection: chemical stripping a radiator was tedious, laborious, odious, noxious;  in short, a massive pain.  I chose chemical stripping after determining off-site paint removal wasn’t feasible in […]

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