Dah_hunter New Digs

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  1. Greg

    Greg Local Grumpy Moderator

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    Damn, you have better bylaws then we do. I'm stuck with 6' in the back, 5' on the sides and 4' on the front...
     
  2. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Island hippies love to make rules. A bunch of my neighbors have 6 foot in the front to. Its rural Langley. Bylaw only comes out if someone complains.
     
  3. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    So summer has Zipped by.. and the back yard which was all hard clay dirt now looks like this:
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    Not really a nice lawn..

    Time so scrape the weeds:
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    Once the weeds were scraped and hauled away.
    On came 2 loads of Fresh mushroom Manure. to help make nice new top soil for the new lawn:
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    Part 1 was spread it around:
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    Then after a couple hours of Tilling with the Big Feild Tiller we have:
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    It looks pretty nice back there.

    Some more leveling has to be done but im pretty happy with the results. thus far.

    Also i have been tearing down this littel 4x4 shed room thing that was under the Back deck overhang.. It was insulated but had some sorta leak. and smelled of mold and damp.. and i didnt like that.. SO the tear down:
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    It was now Decided that we are going to build a Much larger storage shed in the same spot its going to take up the rest of the under deck area. and also expand the Deck to the Left side of the house, making a bigger deck.
    and bigger storage.. big enough to store my motorcycle during the winter.
    So we are going to pour a fountain etc etc.. but this is where its at now.
     
  4. CDE

    CDE New Member

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    Can't wait to splash around!

    Yard and fence look great! And I wish I had your shop/garage! Someday...
     

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    Sometimes more fun and sometimes more satisfying than wrenching on a car.
     
  6. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    The Little grass seeds are spouting,, no pics cause you cant tell in the pics.. lol

    But i did some concrete work today:

    Made a Quick Timelapse

    Final Result:
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    Also put in some bolts for mounting the Wall framing to:
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  7. IanB

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    Video shows, but pics don't.
     
  8. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Little update:
    Seeded the Lawn on the 20th of Sept:
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    and Exactly a month Later:

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    Cant tell in the pic but there are some spots that are a bit Sparse with grass and a couple weeds here and there.. but overall im pretty happy with it..
    and i still have a 1/4 of the 30 pound bag of seeds left so i can re-seed those area;s.
     
  9. IanB

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    Looks like that grass took really well!
     
  10. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    So because i have ADD when with Projects.. i got distracted by putting a roof over most of the deck..
    So this is what it was like before.. had a 10x10 thingy up there:
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    View from the other side:
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    Supplies:
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    Sun came out so that was good.
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    First Rafter Up:
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    View from above:
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    Coming together:
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    Clear plastic being attached:
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    Done View from underside:
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  11. Greg

    Greg Local Grumpy Moderator

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    Pics no workie....but that lawn looks awesome!
     
  12. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    I think i fixed the pics now.
     
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    that looks great!

    Question; what material is that corrugated clear plastic? and what was the rough square ft. price?
     
  14. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Its clear pastic from Home Depot, i think it was like $70 for a 4x12 sheet

    Ok soo i been slacking and havnt done much, but the weather is getting nicer.
    The Deck has some soft spots so i decided it was time to open it up.. (Instant Regret for doing that)
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    yikes. is it as bad as it looks?
     
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    Yikes indeed. Time for some new sheeting on that deck.
     
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    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Its for sure as bad as it looks.. so now the plan is to rip it all off down to the floor joists. see how those are doing. then work my way back up to level.

    fun project..
     
  18. coquitlamglenn

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    Those deck membranes are the worst. I had the exact same kind of rot at my house - two year old membrane and plywood decking when I bought the house. I noticed a couple of spongy sections, pulled back the still-new looking membrane and the plywood underneath looked more like bark mulch than plywood.

    It is the result of the same kind of process that led to so many leaky condos a couple of decades ago. Basically, the membrane that is designed to keep moisture out of the wood, also keeps moisture in the wood. Add a warm space underneath it, with poor ventilation, and the dew point can occur inside the piece of plywood - leading to very rapid decay. Thus, it can happen in a seemingly dry area, with no apparent leaking, or failure of the membrane.

    If you intend of using the same type of membrane when you rebuild, make sure that the underside is very well ventilated, and make sure there is no opportunity for heat to build up in the space below it, especially in the cool damp months. The best scenario is open joists below. If the space below is going to be enclosed, it can get significantly more complicated as you will have to install a vapor barrier on the warm side AND provide some means of ventilation through the membrane on the cold side. This is what rain screens are all about on building envelopes.

    In my case, I replaced the plywood with cedar decking and left the underside open. This was over 10 years ago and not had any issues since.

    Good luck with this!
     
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    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Well Alot has gone on since April... Here we go.
    Decided Screw it. going to tear everything up. no patching. then decided i wanted to extend the Front Deck out another foot. and Extend the back over to make the shed i wanted.. So the work Began.

    Front Railings off. Teardown Begins:
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    It wasnt to bad under that section, just a little Rot.. But didnt matter it was all coming up:
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    Under the top layer.. we found the original Decking.. So many layers.. so much scrap.


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    At this point we added some more 2x6 and extened an extra foot out from the house. 13" to be exact.
    (I forgot to take pics during this time so here is the new Plywood back down.)

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    So i also forgot to take pics while extending off the Rear. But if you look at this pic you can see that the new section goes out from where the railing ends..
    Added about 9 feet by 6 feet. This is also because im building a shed/garden tool shed under. (remember that concrete i poured well its finally gettined used)

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    Now getting it all ready for the Vynyl guys.

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    While waiting for the Deck guys. I started to Frame out the shed underneath.


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    Most of the lumber i have used for these projects is left over/scrap/cheap stuff.
     
  20. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Deck guys came and went.. have a nice new 72mm Vinyl on there. that should last me awhile.

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    The back Area all staged and pretty:


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    So with that part done.. back onto the shed:

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    Shed will have 2 doors and a window..

    Got distracted from shed again..

    Decided to Set up the old railing as a temp, since i dont want to buy new railing right now.. (Costs more the the Vinyl... Ugh)

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    And back to shed..

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    and that gets us up to a couple days ago..
     
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