I know its a been a while since I made my last update about the progress on my
house. I have been super busy with the house and a few other projects I have
going on, not to mention my full time Job, :-). However, this weekend I manage
to get quite a bit done. Probably, the most significant thing was the fact that
I dug up over 4 inches of dirt for the entire backyard and put new soil down
with furtilizer and laid some fresh sod down. My backyard actually is starting
to look like a backyard. It feels so much better.
Secondly, I ripped out a wall, reframed it, and framed in another White Lami
Pocket Door in the front bedroom. Hence, the closet now has a White Lami Pocket
Door and so does the bathroom that is connected to the front bedroom. Seeing,
the two White Lami doors hanging side by side helps me realize that my vision
for this room is finally coming together.
Beyond, those feets I have been spending some time looking at fixtures for the
bathroom that is attached to the front bedroom because the next step is really
putting the plumbing for the fixtures in. Once, that is done I can drywall and
tile the bathroom and the bedroom and put the fixtures in. Anyways, its coming
together and I was definitely happy with the progress I made this weekend.
If you are interested in a short video update from me on this weekend please
check it out below.
Hey Boys & Girls, Today was definitely a very eventful day. Beyond the normal
work stuff, like conference calls all day, one very interesting thing happened
in my life today. Today, was Day 1 of the installation of my new Windows by a
small company called C&M Windows. As those of you that are close to me know, I
am in a mode of supporting small businesses lately and C&M Construction (I
think they also DBA as C&M Windows) is definitely one that is at the top of my
list. I can not recommend them strongly enough for any Window or Door needs you
might have. Anyways, they have very low overhead because they are such a small
business so they can usually beat everyone else’s quotes. Beyond that they are
just awesome people and do great work!
Anyways, I orded 8 Milgard windows and 1 sliding glass door through them and
they came out today and installed the 8 windows. They got here a tad bit
earlier than 9:00 am and and managed to get all 8 windows installed by roughly
3:00 pm. They are coming back tomorrow to do the installation of the sliding
glass door and do a bit of framing work and stucco work for me. You can see the
pictures of the 8 windows that were replaced today
Beyond the windows you will see the slider that is going to be replaced
tomorrow and the side door that is going to be framed in and stuccoed tomorrow.
You will see the difference between the old and new believe me, :-).
Anyways, I am super excited that I have nice windows in my house now. It feels
so much better already and there is more to come tomorrow. I am like a little
kid on Christmas morning. Anyways, just figured I would share it with all of
As some of you may already know. I recently bought a 2 ft. White Lammi Pocket
Door for the front-left bedroom in my house. The reason I chose to replace the
hinged door with a pocket door is because the bathroom is a relatively small
bathroom and I want to make it as spacious as possible. I decided on White
Lammi Glass for a number of reasons.
- You can’t see through it so it provides some privacy in the bathroom.
- It still allows light to go through it, and supposedly even intensifies the light that goes through it.
- It has a more modern look and feel.
My buddy Dave and I started framing it into the wall last weekend but ran into
a bit of snag. We had managed to make the jam and the track square such that
the door closed properly. However, with the pocket frame as it came, the pocket
portion wouldn’t sit parallel to the jam and square to the track. After,
calling some people that I know in the industry and talking to them for a while
they told me that generally the pocket door frames aren’t squared 100% when you
get them. They said that this was due to a two main factors.
- The pocket door frames aren’t manufactured with enough precision.
- The pocket door frames are tossed around when they are shipped and transported.
Anyways, after talking to these experts they basically told me that you have to
work the frame back into square. So, today my buddy Dave and I went back at the
frame and worked it and got it to finally be square with the help of a couple
shims, some body weight, and a light crow bar. We also had to shim the track up
on the back of the pocket side of the frame because the track part wouldn’t sit
on the pocket when it was square with the door portion of the frame.
Anyways, installing this pocket door was a bit of a pain but now I know for
next time that I just need to force the frame into being square and tack it
into place. Plus, I think the finished result now that it is square is well
worth the effort.
This weekend my friend Dave and I framed in the extra door in the bathroom at
the front left of the house. It was the door that went from the bathroom to the
garage entry area that is going to become an in-door laundry area. We also
mounted a new 125 AMP Sub Panel in the framing as it is going to be the Sub
Panel that feeds all of the house that is rewired.