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Which means "Evil Twin". Lets see your projects where you change boring into fun or create the fun from scratch.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:01 am 
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That's a lot of glass doors.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:21 am 
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TheDarkSideOfWill wrote:
That's a lot of glass doors.


And Lana said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And Lana saw that the light was good.....

.....of course it took me a frikin week of really hard work to make it happen :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:23 am 
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It was above freezing last night so I braved morning drizzle to finish the molding, flashing and prep for stucco in the afternoon when the get the base coat on so now it's at water tight. Now just wait until its warm enough for the top coat so it can be done


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:52 am 
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There I was, thinking you were counting paper clips the whole time... :o


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:11 am 
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Montreal328 wrote:
There I was, thinking you were counting paper clips the whole time... :o


Effectively that's what I've been doing as far as the ferrari is concerned. Put the BWM back together yesterday and pulled it out of the shop....I've decided to just accept that its terminal and I'll drive it, avoiding towns where I know they routinely sit looking at inspection stickers as you drive past, until the newish tires are worn out...maybe in the summer/fall time frame. While I was working on it I got an email telling me the cylinders were done and will ship today. Good timing that the shop is now empty of unwanted projects.

The one hitch is that the new ductwork I ordered should arrive anyday and I'll need to install that. This is to replace the fiber ducts that are all still all soot inside from the ferrari fire...the cleaners sprayed an acrylic sealer in them but if you touch then your hand comes out covered with soot so clearly not effective solution and Lana says they need to go.

I'll also be adding a 5th run to add heat to the basement. I'd prefer infloor heat but that would be like 10-15k in materials vs maybe $1000 to just tie in to the more efficient geo forced air. I set the new doors an inch up so if in the future there is budget for the floor heat its possible and we'll probably want the ducts for AC anyway so nothing wasted.

The new duct I'm going with steel with can be cleaned should it even be required and they are only 8" tall vs 10" for the fiber so 2" more basement ceiling height. With 5 runs (the return for 1st and basement will be common with zoning dampers on the feeds) going the length of the house on 1 side of the main steel beam there isn't a lot of space left for lights so I need to have the lighting plan sorted soon. Also I'm hoping to avoid boxing around them with framing....I think I can rip some 2x10s to like 8 or 8.25" tall and screw them to the joists along the ducts so I can drywall basically right to the bottom of the ducts and save another 1.5" of ceiling height....its not really low at around 8ft but its such a big. long space I'm just afraid it will look low and keeping it as tall as possible is more planning but not any more work or cost so it seems worth thinking about.

...but the engine is up right after the ducts :)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:34 am 
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Okay, Wow, busy man. :shock:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:12 pm 
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Put the BWM back together yesterday and pulled it out of the shop....I've decided to just accept that its terminal and I'll drive it, avoiding towns where I know they routinely sit looking at inspection stickers as you drive past, until the newish tires are worn out...maybe in the summer/fall time frame.


The BMW passed away unexpectedly this morning.  Driving up the hill about 100 yards from my driveway the engine stopped, it  appears to have suffered a massive seizure.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:05 pm 
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What is it again? E46?

They drive great, but they're VERY needy.

I picked up a 2005 MB E320 CDI that's been fairly nice. It has an underboost code, but otherwise is a pretty solid car with 178k miles on it.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:37 pm 
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E90


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:58 pm 
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Even worse.

Depends on how old you're thinking for a replacement, but the Mercedes W210, W211 & W212 E0Class chassis are very well put together cars. The W210's of course are the simplest to work on, the W212's are faster. W124's never wear out, but they're getting pretty old at this point.


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