Quarantine Home Projects

Anyone getting to those projects done with the extra time at home.

Built a railing so I could make a gate to contain my little ones on our deck

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Ripping off old back deck and installing new Trex composite boards

Still need to add railings so my little ones don’t jump off the sides.
Painted a bathroom.
Working on some inground irrigation that needs modification.
Now working on a table that we just picked up off of Facebook Marketplace this afternoon.

The Town still has me making 40 hours a week, although we are working shifts and actually only working about 3 days each week. Thankful for that!

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Some quality work there fellas! :+1:. @PPWofLexSC are you going to box the sides? Good little storage space underneath. That row of offcuts on the old deck is just an eye sore. You won’t have to look at that now. Great work.

@MuscleMyHustle I’d like to box in the underside. My dogs dig craters under there currently! But I’d also want to put a door on it so that I can easily access under the deck since that is where I usually store my mowers. And yes, I couldn’t stand the 2-ft add-on of the deck that the previous homeowner had done.

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@Clean_Blue that looks good man! Do yourself a favor and run a turnbuckle from the top left to the bottom right of that gate soon. The weight of the gate will make it slump and get misshapen faster than you’d believe!!

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Deck looks good. why are you not washing though… Not booming up here, but pretty steady.

@Racer Just lined up another one this afternoon. I’m pacing myself, lol. I’ve progressed to the comfort level of doing two houses a day after doing that each Saturday in March. If I had them lined up, I’m sure I could have easily gotten a third one done most of those days as well and still been home for dinner with the family. I did a few cleanings throughout the work week as well. I’m not advertising much - just a few Facebook pages once a week or so. And, although I got some basic graphics on the truck finally, it is parked most of the time in a lot with restricted access when I am at my full-time job and that means the graphics only work while I’m on the open road or while I’m filling up at the gas station. I’ve cleaned almost as many houses in March 2020 as I did in all of 2019, so, yeah, I’m not quitting my day job anytime soon, but I’m getting a little better at this house cleaning thing thanks to you and many others!

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@Racer. https://www.facebook.com/314460882600991/posts/539495230097554/

I’ve been washing nearly every day as you suggested :rofl:. Landed one job in a neighborhood close to home Wednesday and I have been back in that same neighborhood every day since then with another house wash. I guess I hit the neighborhood at just the right time as the HOA has a new management company that is cracking down on dirty houses. I show up at 9am and am back home eating lunch with the wife and kids by noon. That leaves all afternoon to work on the ever growing honey-do-list that my wife has!

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Building stair stringers for storage over garage.

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Remodeling our bedroom. I’m super slow with projects like this, so kind of grafeful that the stay home order has been extended here in VT. On the other hand, I would have some help from friends and family if not for the virus.

I’ll have one very unhappy wife if I don’t get us moved back into this room before busy season finally starts. Our spare bedroom is practically the size of a broom closet.

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@Infinity I hate doing inside home projects in my own home. I drag my feet, can’t put down the phone, get carried away on some other meaningless task, etc. But if any of my friends or coworkers needed help inside their home I’d be all over it. I don’t know why, but I’ve always been like this.

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Good luck! I remodeled my entire 3 bed 2 bath home in 2017, including plumbing all the bathrooms, kitchen, all appliances and floors. Blew out my knee and elbow doing it in 2 months while working too. Never again. Hahaha

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That’s gorgeous! Good work.

I don’t have the self discipline to do any more than one room per winter. And most of my previous projects stalled out at 90% completion. Still don’t have my bathroom painted.

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Thanks! I’m just a machine about anything I do. I blame the Navy but I’ve always been that way. Replacing all the kitchen appliances was by far the easiest to do. Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring wasn’t too bad. YouTube is great for home renovation, it’s NOT great for pressure washing haha

Making progress on this dining room table we picked up off Facebook marketplace. We had a bit of a hold up as we discovered that this table was a lair for cockroaches and spiders. Left it in the garage that first night and I got up early the next morning to go get something out of the garage and when I flipped on the light switch I knew my wife was going to kill me! 3 bug bombs in the garage later and after whole can of Raid I feel safe to say that we are bug free now. Got a final sanding job in on it and finally hit it with the first coat of paint.

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