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How to Insulate a Electric Hot Water Heater

11-05-2017 05:35 PM by woodify | 16 comments »

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Bathroom Remodel #3: Rub a dub dub

01-02-2015 07:14 PM by Dan Lyke | 37 comments »

Among the amusements of having the wall around the tub out, this instance where someone missed the stud for an entire row up the button board. I have done this once or twice, but never for the whole damned row, and especially never where I was driving the entire row by hand (I’m pretty sure they didn’t have button-board/drywall nail guns back in 1947…): Insulation and blocking for the new tub was installed: And… when we first ordered the tub, we thought t...

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RENOVATING #2: Putting 'Living' back into the living room...Finale

02-28-2012 09:53 PM by rdlaurance | 7 comments »

Caught with a little time between projects while casting off the last of a winter cold, I felt I should add an update to my last blog of “ As we had earlier given away an antique set we had had (for decades), the style looked right, the color looked right, the price was certainly right and we now had a room that needed furnishing. So here they are. Wall decorations still seem a bit sparse but that may be more of a reflection on where our tastes have been moving these last six or se...

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RENOVATING #1: Putting 'Living' back into the living room....

12-18-2011 04:34 PM by rdlaurance | 4 comments »

Seems as though it has been a long time (15 months) in coming since my earlier and only posted item here on Refurbishers®. As such, I was feeling that perhaps a new posting was to be my ‘today’s project.’ Project indeed! Perusing through four years of construction photos (literally thousands) … selecting just those that I felt were important enough aspects of the project … importing into Photoshop for editing to trim the memory sizes and then a long sit down with a fresh ...

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That old house #3: You'll finish when?

11-14-2011 10:44 PM by BillyJ | 3 comments »

Although I told the client MANY times that this remodeling job will take a long time, I do not think she believed me. Working by myself, and for only a couple of hours a night, it is rather difficult for real progress to take place. There were many items that put a crimp in me accomplishing a lot, the least of which is a demanding client. I left off in the last installment showing a gutted shell, with only a little plumbing and electrical completed. Time now to install the windows. The...

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That old house #1: Old house - new kitchen

08-19-2011 03:55 PM by BillyJ | 10 comments »

I began this project a while ago and just now had some time to start writing about it. This is one of those projects that hold a surprise behind every swing of the hammer. Here is what I have to work with. It’s an older home. Built in 1939, it started out as a three-room house. Owner after owner left their mark. Unfortunately, almost all of the additions and renovation jobs were done by people who owned stock in fastener or plaster companies. The plaster is that good stuff –...

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House Renovation #1: A Family and Friend Renovation

02-22-2011 02:05 AM by chief101 | 6 comments »

My first adventure in refurbishing was in 1974. I added a 17×27 addition to my ranch style home in Northfield Village, Ohio. I built it myself with the help of friends and a few issues of Time Do It Yourself magazines. These were very popular at the time and extremely helpful. The addition had a cathedral ceiling, main room 17×19, exposed beam, an 8×13 laundry room, in ceiling stereo speakers, and recessed lighting. One wall 17ft was an all split brick fireplace. Mason Bill Swa...

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5 Ways to Ready Your Home (and your enjoyment of it) for Winter

11-22-2010 11:20 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 4 comments »

As the famous Christmas carol goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Unfortunately, coupled with the magic of the season, can be harsh winter weather. Freezing temperatures, ice, wind and snow can pose a direct threat to your home. Is your home ready to be your winter retreat? Now is the time to find out! Here are five popular and sensible ways to get your home ready for the winter: 1. Exterior Home Inspection – Stop issues before they start! Harsh weather can happen all y...

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Dining Room #3: taking shape

02-03-2010 08:52 PM by JeffS | 5 comments »

Once I closed in new exterior wall, I framed in the old porch floor area to bring it up flush with the interior floors. From there, taking down the old wall was pretty easy; just had lots of electrical to re-route. Framing in the new wall to divide the space into a Foyer and Dining Room Onto the drywall! Pretty straightforward at this point. I pulled new electrical into the basement for outlets, ceiling lights, wall sconces, 3 way switches, outdoor lights…lots of ne...

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Tiny trailer house - new project

10-03-2009 04:48 PM by Bill | 6 comments »

I have not been on HomeRefurbers for awhile, but I have been working on a new project. I posted it on Lumberjocks, and am adding a link here as well. Here is the tiny trailer house.

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