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Enough of COVID...what are you doing to the house?

Mad Mike

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Met a guy earlier this year that had a 4 post installed in his garage. What he did is basically cut out the concrete with about a 24x24" space under each post, built a wooden form and then poured the concrete within the hole and an extra 2-3" above the level in the rest of the garage floor.
You need a 24x24"x6" footing each post. Has to sit on undisturbed soil, of you have to clear the gravel and sand until you hit undisturbed dirt. You don't usually need a form, the dirt sides do fine.
 

GreyGhost

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You need a 24x24"x6" footing each post. Has to sit on undisturbed soil, of you have to clear the gravel and sand until you hit undisturbed dirt. You don't usually need a form, the dirt sides do fine.
That guy needed forms because for some reason he went up and made tripping hazards instead of down where there would be no issues.
 

mimico_polak

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That guy needed forms because for some reason he went up and made tripping hazards instead of down where there would be no issues.
What reason? It’s cheaper and faster lol!
Tires done....I’m getting too old for this.
 

mimico_polak

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Digging a 2" deep hole seems easier to me than tripping over those things for all eternity.

In yours, and mine, and many others' opinion. But this is the same guy that told me his MX5 is in tip top shape....until I saw it.
 

crankcall

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There is some science to buddies trip hazard , some instructions for lifts have you build a raised footing so the hold down fasteners arent sitting in a pool of salt runoff and water and chemicals, would sort of be hard to trip over a concrete piece with an 8x8 steel support post sticking out of it, but it would suck to find your porche on top of the ferrari once the bolts rusted out.
 

Baggsy

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There is some science to buddies trip hazard , some instructions for lifts have you build a raised footing so the hold down fasteners arent sitting in a pool of salt runoff and water and chemicals, would sort of be hard to trip over a concrete piece with an 8x8 steel support post sticking out of it, but it would suck to find your porche on top of the ferrari once the bolts rusted out.
Also be bad if you asked someone to paint your porch, and because you spelled it porche, they painted your Porsche instead.
 

Allistonfjr

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You need a 24x24"x6" footing each post. Has to sit on undisturbed soil, of you have to clear the gravel and sand until you hit undisturbed dirt. You don't usually need a form, the dirt sides do fine.
I've had a Rotary 4 post lift in my garage since 2005 on my regular garage floor. Zero issues.
 

mimico_polak

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String some new lights tomorrow and another shopvac

Start setting up my entertainment sectors


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Entertainment sectors? Well if your goal was to make me jealous....mission accomplished!

I’m building a wood storage shed at the cottage with dad....not as much fun as an entertainment sector...

8x6x8ft as we have a 70ft tree that we had taken down and there’s no proper and dry way to store it.
 

PrivatePilot

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$6000 of new carpet going in next Saturday.

20 years living with the last owners (white, faacck) carpets and we're finally getting them replaced on the entire upstairs level. Well overdue, but the carpet was in great shape when we moved in and it just never seemed to be high enough priority to do them. And we really didn't have the coin as new homeowners way back then anyways.

We ripped up all the main floor (also white, but older/builders original) carpet from the main floor a few years after we moved in and did laminate (which we recently just replaced again with higher end stuff) but the upstairs carpet has been that secret shame we've tried to avoid anyone seeing for a few years now.

Raising 2 kids, 4 cats (2 current, and 2 past), and having had probably well in excess of 100+ foster animals through the house in the 2 decades we've lived here has not been easy on white carpeting no matter how often it's been cleaned. Good riddance white carpet.

Only crappy part is tearing down 3 bedrooms full of stuff and trying to get ready to juggle it all on a single day between rooms. They're starting with our large master and then the upstairs hallway, then we have to move all 3 bedrooms worth of stuff *into* the master again so they can do the other bedrooms and then work down the stairs. Then put 3 bedrooms all back together again. Going to be a long day...ugh.
 

GreyGhost

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$6000 of new carpet going in next Saturday.

20 years living with the last owners (white, faacck) carpets and we're finally getting them replaced on the entire upstairs level. Well overdue, but the carpet was in great shape when we moved in and it just never seemed to be high enough priority to do them. And we really didn't have the coin as new homeowners way back then anyways.

We ripped up all the main floor (also white, but older/builders original) carpet from the main floor a few years after we moved in and did laminate (which we recently just replaced again with higher end stuff) but the upstairs carpet has been that secret shame we've tried to avoid anyone seeing for a few years now.

Raising 2 kids, 4 cats (2 current, and 2 past), and having had probably well in excess of 100+ foster animals through the house in the 2 decades we've lived here has not been easy on white carpeting no matter how often it's been cleaned. Good riddance white carpet.

Only crappy part is tearing down 3 bedrooms full of stuff and trying to get ready to juggle it all on a single day between rooms. They're starting with our large master and then the upstairs hallway, then we have to move all 3 bedrooms worth of stuff *into* the master again so they can do the other bedrooms and then work down the stairs. Then put 3 bedrooms all back together again. Going to be a long day...ugh.
Yuck. That's a lot of moving and ripping out old carpet exposes grossness. Good luck.

Just before we listed our last house, we tore out the old ugly carpet on the stairs and replaced it with nice berber (I don't like hardwood stairs and didn't want to pay to convert to hardwood stairs). Like you, the carpet was on the list when we bought the house but it was never a priority. After one year of ownership, the new owners threw out the carpet and put ghetto hardwood on the stairs. Take that mother earth.
 

Mad Mike

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$6000 of new carpet going in next Saturday.

20 years living with the last owners (white, faacck) carpets and we're finally getting them replaced on the entire upstairs level. Well overdue, but the carpet was in great shape when we moved in and it just never seemed to be high enough priority to do them. And we really didn't have the coin as new homeowners way back then anyways.

We ripped up all the main floor (also white, but older/builders original) carpet from the main floor a few years after we moved in and did laminate (which we recently just replaced again with higher end stuff) but the upstairs carpet has been that secret shame we've tried to avoid anyone seeing for a few years now.

Raising 2 kids, 4 cats (2 current, and 2 past), and having had probably well in excess of 100+ foster animals through the house in the 2 decades we've lived here has not been easy on white carpeting no matter how often it's been cleaned. Good riddance white carpet.

Only crappy part is tearing down 3 bedrooms full of stuff and trying to get ready to juggle it all on a single day between rooms. They're starting with our large master and then the upstairs hallway, then we have to move all 3 bedrooms worth of stuff *into* the master again so they can do the other bedrooms and then work down the stairs. Then put 3 bedrooms all back together again. Going to be a long day...ugh.
Were doing that in part of our house in December. We did 3 bedrooms 2 years ago then held off as we quickly learned hardwood is no match for the studded tires on our Husky.

We are 20 years on the carpet. 2 dogs, 3 cats and 3 kids took its toll. Looks like the dog still has a few years to go, so it’s carpet for now, hardwood in 5 years.

Last time I carpeted a house it cost me $2500, I was shocked to find good hardwood is cheaper than good carpet!
 

PrivatePilot

Ironus Butticus
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ast time I carpeted a house it cost me $2500, I was shocked to find good hardwood is cheaper than good carpet!

Yeah, we splurged on the carpet and went with the “Guaranteed to survive everything short of a ground zero nuclear blast” option. I don’t wish to replace it for again hopefully until we retire and sell the house...and we’ll assess if it needs to be done again at that point to make it marketable. That’s probably another 15-20 years out so I won’t let it concern me much in the meantime.
 

crankcall

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Great to see that barn getting tidied up and having a new life. As a former farm kid I feel some connection to rural properties and it hurts my heart to see so many formerly beautiful barns allowed to fall down neglected.
 

GreyGhost

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Great to see that barn getting tidied up and having a new life. As a former farm kid I feel some connection to rural properties and it hurts my heart to see so many formerly beautiful barns allowed to fall down neglected.
I miss hanging out in the old barn in the rain. Even if a house has a steel roof, there are way to many layers below you dont get the awesome.sound.
 

bakaboy

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Great to see that barn getting tidied up and having a new life. As a former farm kid I feel some connection to rural properties and it hurts my heart to see so many formerly beautiful barns allowed to fall down neglected.

It's my old family farm. Got rid of my last horses 3 years ago.
 

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