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Old 04-12-2021, 11:51 AM   #15301
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Our base model Samsung fridge with the freezer on the bottom is about 5 years old and it's still going without any repairs.
The compressor has been getting noisier and turns off with a clunk so I'm not holding my breath on it lasting too much longer though.
I think the consensus on fridges these days is they all suck.
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Old 04-12-2021, 12:01 PM   #15302
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Friend has gone through 2 LG fridges in the last 3 years or so. He's had to replace some part multiple times already FWIW.
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Old 04-12-2021, 12:09 PM   #15303
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Wood frame around the door? Handyman or carpenter.

If it's just the bottom 12 inch or so of the wooden frame, that can usually be cut out and new wood spliced in fairly seamlessly.

Oh, and for god sakes install some rain gutters!

The last time I spliced in a spot, I used PVC "lumber". That way, no more rot from rain splashback.

The last 2 exterior doors I've replaced I got as much of the frame in PVC as I could get. The exterior brickmould trim is also PVC.
edit: I don't know what I'm doing.

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Old 04-12-2021, 01:03 PM   #15304
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You're replacing the entire motor/fan assembly, right?

You're not trying to mix/match parts, are you?

You can buy an entire new assembly for like $30.
Yup, entire motor/fan assembly, but not the housing. I was trying to avoid replacing the whole housing. The custom job is because I couldn't find a motor/fan with the exact same specs as my current to fit in the same housing. Not really that big a deal; I just had to use the bracket from the previous motor to fit in the old housing. That part fit perfectly.
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:05 PM   #15305
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Fridge suggestions? Hoping for 1500 or less but 2000 or less if we need to. Think the one that came with the house is going out.
All these suggestions are really anecdotal anyway, but I have all Maytag appliances and they have been good. Needed minor stuff but nothing major and I've had them for a little over 7 years.

Do you want a side by side? Or a French door fridge with a bottom freezer (which is what mine is and I highly suggest it over a side by side) like this:
https://www.maytag.com/kitchen/refri...ft2772hez.html
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:14 PM   #15306
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Who do you call when you want to get the frame to a storm door replaced?
Door and window install guy? Handyman? Ghost Busters?

Whoever installed that storm door at my house used wood scraps and did it with their feet! Wood rotting, cracked, needs to be replaced.
Should I do it? I need a saw to cut to measure. I should buy one. I need to replace frame wood on the garage too. The bottom area is all chewed up.
Have then use Windsor One if possible.
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:53 PM   #15307
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Just as a PSA, we bought a Unitech exhaust fan with humidity sensor. It's been awesome so far. It's got 3 speeds, plus a manual override. Not only have we not had to think about turning it on, but the mirror in the bathroom hasn't even fogged a bit since it's been in. The overall dampness feel in the main bathroom has completely disappeared.
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:03 PM   #15308
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This is what Im dealing with.



I see that there is a baby gutter, and it drains right on top of that rotted wood

Some of those plastic pieces are broken due to the sun making them brittle. Ill have to do those too.
Ill look at those WindsorOne pieces. I like having 30 yr warranty.
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Old 04-12-2021, 04:14 PM   #15309
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This is what Im dealing with.



I see that there is a baby gutter, and it drains right on top of that rotted wood

Some of those plastic pieces are broken due to the sun making them brittle. Ill have to do those too.
Ill look at those WindsorOne pieces. I like having 30 yr warranty.
That plastic 'gutter' is called 'J' channel and it's on every house with siding like that. The piece between the wood trim and the j-channel is called 'Z' channel, and it should go up behind the siding and direct water down the face of the trim, rather than letting it behind it and rotting your structure.

The wood brickmold failed due to ****ty paint prep and care....it's also wood. Replace that **** with PVC brickmold and never look back.
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Old 04-13-2021, 09:29 AM   #15310
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Thanks for posting the actual names of parts.
That way I can tell the handyman or whoever does the work, rather than point to things.
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Old 04-13-2021, 09:29 AM   #15311
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double post tuesday!
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Old 04-13-2021, 07:39 PM   #15312
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Wow! Actual Z channel under the J channel!

No builders here do that like they should. All I ever see is the J channel right on the brickmould and a bead of caulk between the two.
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Old 04-13-2021, 08:51 PM   #15313
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Wow! Actual Z channel under the J channel!

No builders here do that like they should. All I ever see is the J channel right on the brickmould and a bead of caulk between the two.
I know, right??
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Old 04-14-2021, 08:38 AM   #15314
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Apparently playground mulch is at a severe shortage this season. I have a playground all set up and want to fill it with about 3 cy of playground wood chips. The stuff I'm looking at is "certified" playground mulch, so it's softer and degrades slower.

I called 10 places and no one has any. They are months out. What are my options?

I don't want rubber mulch because that stuff is forever. I don't want regular wood chips because these kids run around barefoot.

Is there some kind of friendly mulch type thing that I can use. Good for barefeet and soft?
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Old 04-14-2021, 08:57 AM   #15315
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Apparently playground mulch is at a severe shortage this season. I have a playground all set up and want to fill it with about 3 cy of playground wood chips. The stuff I'm looking at is "certified" playground mulch, so it's softer and degrades slower.

I called 10 places and no one has any. They are months out. What are my options?

I don't want rubber mulch because that stuff is forever. I don't want regular wood chips because these kids run around barefoot.

Is there some kind of friendly mulch type thing that I can use. Good for barefeet and soft?
Dirt.
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Old 04-14-2021, 08:58 AM   #15316
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This is what Im dealing with.



I see that there is a baby gutter, and it drains right on top of that rotted wood

Some of those plastic pieces are broken due to the sun making them brittle. Ill have to do those too.
Ill look at those WindsorOne pieces. I like having 30 yr warranty.
Did you take a picture of the back door at my place? I have the same issue / color siding and also have the same deck color but different front door.
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Old 04-14-2021, 09:20 AM   #15317
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Apparently playground mulch is at a severe shortage this season. I have a playground all set up and want to fill it with about 3 cy of playground wood chips. The stuff I'm looking at is "certified" playground mulch, so it's softer and degrades slower.

I called 10 places and no one has any. They are months out. What are my options?

I don't want rubber mulch because that stuff is forever. I don't want regular wood chips because these kids run around barefoot.

Is there some kind of friendly mulch type thing that I can use. Good for barefeet and soft?
What's wrong with asphalt and the random broken bottle like when we were kids?
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Old 04-14-2021, 09:49 AM   #15318
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Did you take a picture of the back door at my place? I have the same issue / color siding and also have the same deck color but different front door.
What a small world.
Apparently we both had the same person do the same ****ty job
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Old 04-14-2021, 10:14 AM   #15319
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Apparently playground mulch is at a severe shortage this season. I have a playground all set up and want to fill it with about 3 cy of playground wood chips. The stuff I'm looking at is "certified" playground mulch, so it's softer and degrades slower.

I called 10 places and no one has any. They are months out. What are my options?

I don't want rubber mulch because that stuff is forever. I don't want regular wood chips because these kids run around barefoot.

Is there some kind of friendly mulch type thing that I can use. Good for barefeet and soft?
Due to covid/the last year or so, I honestly donít know what industry or good hasnít been affected at this point. Cars, gym equipment, mfg. supplies, steel, home material, appliances, windows, etc. itís crazy.
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Old 04-14-2021, 12:34 PM   #15320
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What's wrong with asphalt and the random broken bottle like when we were kids?
About 2 years ago our daycare needed new mulch in the playground area. I offered to help with the cost and moving it around. The daycare said no, they had it covered. They found someone that had a wood chipper and he dropped a bunch of "wood chips" off. They were 6" pieces of chewed up wood, splinter ready nightmares. After about a week the daycare asked for help to remove the knarled stuff, and they bought actual mulch from a local landscaping company.
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Old 04-14-2021, 12:56 PM   #15321
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Welp, front of the ole' ****box is finally done.

Before and after.





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Old 04-14-2021, 01:00 PM   #15322
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Badler - I'm not a huge fan of the black (personal preference) but I think it ties together nicely. Great job.

Are you going to do some small landscaping in front of the concrete walls to help break that up?
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Old 04-14-2021, 01:08 PM   #15323
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It's actually a dark brown/grey. The plan is to put a tree and more landscaping in the front. I have some blue fescue in there that the rabbits keep eating so they're not big yet. Minimalist. I basically mow the lawn and that's it.
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Old 04-14-2021, 01:48 PM   #15324
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Apparently playground mulch is at a severe shortage this season. I have a playground all set up and want to fill it with about 3 cy of playground wood chips. The stuff I'm looking at is "certified" playground mulch, so it's softer and degrades slower.

I called 10 places and no one has any. They are months out. What are my options?

I don't want rubber mulch because that stuff is forever. I don't want regular wood chips because these kids run around barefoot.

Is there some kind of friendly mulch type thing that I can use. Good for barefeet and soft?
What about rubber mulch?
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Old 04-14-2021, 02:03 PM   #15325
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So I started talking to contractors about replacing my windows. First place I spoke with wants to rip out the windows and install new construction windows form the outside. Then replace the outside trim because they'll possibly/probably destroy the old stuff removing it. They were very pricey ( I feel). Their total price was more than twice the cost of the windows. Anyway, to me it seems like this method (new construction) makes things easier for them but more costly for me. Someone set me straight here, why are they not quoting replacement style windows. I asked them but he gave some some salesman BS answer that didn't make sense.

^^ Badler, nice job. Looks nice and clean....and low maintenance.
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