Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This Part Makes Me Nervous

All this talk about dual fuel or not, Ben I'm blaming all this on you, finally made me go with the range I wanted all along but the electric oven / gas burner option instead of the all gas one. All the rage now I hear. I began really thinking about this when I started finding out how many circuits normally get pulled in for a kitchen remodel, which is totally over kill I think, but none the less, I succumbed and decided to pull more power in. And if I was going to do that, then I should just go for the dual fuel range (as it's the same price anyway). OK long story to show you tonight's work:

I've got the 40 amp breaker in and now my electrical panel is full. I had to move things around a bit to get two slots next to each other and now I'll really have to think about a gas dryer when I redo the bathroom as I have no space for another 220 / 40 amp breaker. I'll be pulling wire and bending pipe this week to wrap this up for sheet rock on April 4th. Damn I can't wait.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Roller Derby Saturday Night

Jodie and I caught the Saturday night bout between the SF Bombers and the LA Firebirds at Kezar Pavilion last night. Elke and MB had mentioned that they got ring side tickets and invited us to check it out with them. I've been meaning to check out a match since they have been around more and more lately so this was a great opportunity.

I really had no idea what to expect or what the rules are etc... I figured it would be a bunch of drunk idiots (me included) screaming to 'tear the bums head off'. And it was a good mix of folks to be sure. I loved this guys outfit below, I think it's a Louis Vuitton sweat suit and a florescent orange cowboy hat. That pimp styling!

I spent some time after the matches to look through the news to see if any of the pile driver punches and the opposing manager, the ICEBOX, clothes-lining people made the news, sadly, no. I guess all the brawling and skates in the face were all staged. sigh. It did take me a bit to figure out the rules, beyond the tripping and punching. Check it out

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pocket Door Finished

Not the best photos but there you go. I stuck the old back door in to do some testing. What a pain to get the framing all square and plumb. Normally you just carve out a hole that is close and stick the door / window in and shim it up right till everything works. Also, the floor has a bit of a slope so I had to work around that as well. Next is to get a good solid wood door in place and a few trim pieces. You can see a bit of the copper for the sink in the photos as well (under the window)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Exterior Shots

So this is what it looks like on the outside right now. When it stops raining I'll be pulling off all the shingles and re-siding the place with the standard SF stuff that you see on the house on the left of the photo below. Kind of looks rustic and woods.. not for long.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Pocket Door Part 2

Well I almost got it done tonight but ran out of nails and screwed up a cut on one of the header beams. Oh well. I'm better off as I lost track of time and shut it down tonight at 11:30 anyway. I'll be back at it tomorrow night to shim the door framing in (you can see it next to the washer). Never done one of these before so it is interesting for sure. So far so good. Also some touch up on the sub-floor that I had to cut into to pull out the dimensional lumber stuff. And the back door is gone as well. I needed to take out part of the frame so I screwed in a sheet of plywood and cut the cat door in.

Taking Out the Trash

OK, a very short post but spent Saturday making runs to the dump, three in all, for a total of 2900 pounds. How can that much crap have been in my kitchen and just what does that mean in terms of capacity etc... that my old house can support. That is 1 and a half tons! To think that I ripped all that out and tossed it in the yard for a month and then spent a day dragging it somewhere so it can be buried for a few eons. Weird

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Has anyone seen my kitchen?

It seems to be missing and I can't find it anywhere. Oh wait, there it is in the backyard....

Looks like a couple of runs to the dump are in order

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Pocket Door

It might not look like much has happened but the final bits of plaster are gone and I'm ready to cut the pocket door in. Also finishing up on the electrical under the sink, which will be under the window, FYI