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Posted 30 July 2011 - 03:51 PM

"But why do you need an ejector seat underneath the skylight?"

"Woman, building that seat has made me hungry.  Make me a sandwich."

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:02 PM

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@Knan, we too have snow here, but I wouldn't worry, these windows can handle a meter high bowling ball fall. And that is point pressure, snow is much nicer on the glass.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 07:52 AM

Sadly this is the only AAR I have time for lately...  :P

BTW, a British dude told me that they have Eastern Europeans for this kind of work. Tough luck, I'm Eastern European so I have to do it on my own.  :D Oh, and Andrej lost his will to help (no wonder after cutting the wall) so I really am on my own now. I'm sure he'd help if I nagged him long enough but I have to save that for real emergencies. It is kinda dull working alone.

Also you can't blame anyone else for mistakes.  :D

Finally gathered the nerve to find the air duct for kitchen exhaust vent.
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Close-up on the detail:
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I was really glad I nailed it down this well. I did however totally misjudge the size of the air-duct so I went for an oversized hole. Don't do it. Seriously, you'll need a lot of time to patch it up again.

Hole with the cover, after patching and with a wall smoothing applied. Smoothing is done with a paste similar to joint compound for plaster.
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Hole without the cover, after sandpapering. You can roughly see how much patching was needed because of my stupidity.
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The pass after I applied wall smoothing and sandpapered it. It will need some extra corrections, my homework for today.
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Tomorrow there is more sandpapering, than I tidy the mess and paint the ceilings.
Than I have the floor sandpapered and coated. This I can not do on my own.
Than I paint the walls. This should be the final step before the kitchen arrives.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:10 AM

That does look rather largish a whole. And, for some strange reason, I keep thinking that would be an interesting place to fit a Kuckoo watch in... :P

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One thing's for sure - you're going to be a martial arts expert by the time you finish all that work.

Sandpapering: hee-ya! Waxing: hooo-y! Painting: Wo-wa!

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 10:23 AM

He he he, I'll be a white ninja... White from the wall smoothing dust, as you can see on the floor.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 10:55 AM

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BTW, a British dude told me that they have Eastern Europeans for this kind of work.

This is true.  I don't know what's going on in Poland, but they appear to have outlawed carpenters, plumbers, electricians, builders, etc.  It's quite shocking for British workers, as Poles work for less money, and don't have a tea break every five minutes.

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Also you can't blame anyone else for mistakes.

The main reason why you should have at least one person with you, even if they're just watching.  You can always accuse them of 'putting you off'.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:46 AM

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This is true. I don't know what's going on in Poland, but they appear to have outlawed carpenters, plumbers, electricians, builders, etc
Yeah, you're lucky. I've heard those are quite good too...



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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:24 PM

:P Funny, but true. People with high education can earn more money doing menial jobs in WE than doing what they are educated for in their own countries.

Doing this reconstruction I'm just training for UK, HE HE HE!!!

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 05:18 PM

View PostThorondor, on 17th August 2011, 7:46am, said:

Yeah, you're lucky. I've heard those are quite good too...

*SNIP*

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LOL!


also. Nice wall SV! :D I'm in the process of replacing a floor and rubber coating a roof atm. :D
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:59 PM

View PostJman4117, on 17th August 2011, 6:18pm, said:

LOL!rubber coating a roof atm. :P
Do tell! What exactly are you coating a roof with?

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:52 PM

View PostSpace Voyager, on 17th August 2011, 5:59pm, said:

Do tell! What exactly are you coating a roof with?

I have a camper with a rotten floor caused by a leaking roof. So I tore out the section of flooring that was bad and went over every seam in the aluminum sheeting with this black rubber stuff. It seems to have stopped the leak, but I'm going to coat the entire top with a silver coating just in case there's a few holes in the middle of the sheets that I missed, and to reflect the heat off the roof since it's sitting in the sun now. I may even coat the sides in it as well if I have enough of the stuff :P

The other project is a large travel trailer that I need to do the same thing with on top. But the leak has just started so I shouldn't have to fix the floor or anything like that.
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:36 PM

A ceramics master builder gave me this for my BD. Still had to pay though... This is ceramics between the kitchen elements.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:47 PM

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Still had to pay though...

In leftover birthday cake?

That looks quite nice, actually.  Last time I tried to do a simple splashback for a sink it ended up wonky.  How it ended up wonky when I had the counter top as a guide, I dunno.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:17 PM

View PostFullAuto, on 20th August 2011, 6:47pm, said:

How it ended up wonky
I've been asking myself this question ever since... I did anything.  :P

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 01:28 PM

I've applied wall smoothing to the part where ceramics used to be before this reconstruction - you can see the broom hanging over it in the previous pic.
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Not the best possible job (you get what you pay for) so a lot of sandpapering will be necessary. I thank all deities for power-tools.

I also glued an aluminium edge to the last of part that needed it.
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In a day or two at most I am done with wall smoothing. I'll start throwing the trash out today so I can start painting the ceiling at the same time.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:31 PM

Even not being a professional you seem to be paying enough attention to detail. And that will pay off in the end.

Just don't let yourself fall pray to haste at this stage. A good finish now will keep you from having to put your nose back to the grindstone for a good few years.

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A shoddy finish, on the other hand, will have the missus on your hair for a virtual eternity afterwards. Remember, this is the kitchen - their natural habitat! :P

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:06 PM

View PostThorondor, on 21st August 2011, 2:31pm, said:

Even not being a professional you seem to be paying enough attention to detail. And that will pay off in the end.
Thank you for the praise, I hope it is at least party founded. I'm sure more could be done but I have my limits.

View PostThorondor, on 21st August 2011, 2:31pm, said:

Remember, this is the kitchen - their natural habitat! :P
Heh, it is as much my habitat as hers, trust me. Not that she would not want to cook but I also like cooking. Washing the dishes is another matter.  :D

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:58 AM

I am done with walls. I begin painting the ceiling today. Which is what I thought would be done by now but hey... Future kitchen was cleaned at least to the point where I didn't need to be decontaminated when I went for the living quarters. I started dusting the tools, hoarded in future living room, and dropping them off into the kitchen. Not much is missing, except the heavy machinery Andrej already needed elsewhere.

A tool group photo.
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:34 PM

Celings? Time for you too to get painted/sprinkled... :P

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Oh, and beware - neck pain ahead. Regular breaks are your friend!

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:36 PM

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Future kitchen was cleaned at least to the point where I didn't need to be decontaminated when I went for the living quarters.

I do so love that.  You finish work, head off to get cleaned up, and a woman klaxon goes off like a decompression alarm on a spaceship.  "Don't spread all that dust/plaster/dirt through the house!" and outside you go to scrub up.

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