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bio website perpetualanticipation.blogspo…
location Portland, OR
age 27
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Became a first time home owner in 2011. It was at the near the bottom of the price range in my region, and for good reason. While my neighbors tell me the house was the jewel of the neighborhood in 2005, it had slowly fallen in to disrepair from the abuse of 5 children and many pets and a general disregard for regular maintenance.

I have been excited to use this as a learning experience in many new skills as I slowly restore the house to its former glory.


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comment What are disadvantages of wood floor covering in shower?
The link shows many examples of the "glamour shots" that inspired my original question. Thanks for addressing the cleaning concerns in your other comment.
Aug
23
comment What is the best method to patch a large hole (2-3 inches) in drywall?
For a newb, could you elaborate on what type of wood would serve effectively as "strapping"?
Aug
22
comment How do I patch this hole in my vinyl window frame?
It's a second story window, but it's was a nursery/small child's room. So maybe it was some sort of security pin to prevent the window from being opened too wide so the kid couldn't push out through the screen? But is the best solution really one that does irreversible damage? Thanks for helping me solve the mystery.
Aug
20
comment How do I rust proof a garage door track?
@TheEvilGreebo, what grease or lube would you recommend?
Aug
11
comment How should I fill 1/8" nail holes in a hardwood floor?
I looked at this question before asking a similar question in regard to chips and scratches in our laminate flooring. I was pleasantly surprised to see that repair kit is for laminate as well. I'm new to the site, but maybe this would be a good edit to the original question or should it be a separate question?
Aug
11
comment How complicated is it to convert a hinged two door closet to a sliding doors?
In the 2nd picture, where would be the ideal location for the track? @BMitch, I'm not familiar with the complete construction of a door. When you say remove the top casing, would this require removing all of the trim first in order to get at attaching the top track directly to the framing?
Aug
9
comment How can I fix a scratch on a mirror?
Is Cerium Oxide Glass Polishing Compound the polishing compound your referring to? Is this appropriate for very faint hairline scratches in mirrors and windows panes?
Aug
9
comment What open source home automation software exists? What are the differences between them?
Have you heard of the Nest? It really goes above and beyond in automation features for a thermostat, but all the while still being more simple and intuitive to manage than any other thermostat.
Aug
9
comment What is a durable and affordable flooring covering for a shed?
I live in the Pacific NW (I see you are as well), the majority of the year a significant amount of moisture is tracked in to the shed. I was imagining some sort of durable rubber matting (non-slip) would be better then bare wood.
Aug
9
comment What are disadvantages of wood floor covering in shower?
@bemace, I thought the floor in the shot looked a lot like Ikea's PLATTA. If that example is not real wood, there are lots of examples of real wood in "glamor" shots of showers: google image search: "wood shower" I'm wondering how functional it is in real applications.
Aug
9
comment What type of paint should be used to paint a brick fireplace?
How far around the brick should I cover to protect from over-spray with the spray primer?