I resumed work on my shed project now that all of the other projects I was working on are finished. The next step was to install floor beams, which were connected to the main shed structure via steel ties. The beam installation went fairly quickly. Next, I’ll pour concrete in between the beams, and once … Continue reading Shed Progress: Floor Construction
After a long saga of dealing with Home Depot and Crew2, the guest house bathroom flooring is in and the project is complete. I chose to have the tile professionally installed, floor tile is one of those things where absolute precision is important and typically it is pretty inexpensive to have done. When I built … Continue reading Guest House Bathroom Finished
This past Thursday, plumbers worked all day in the lake house (they finished after 11pm) to replace the old pressure tank, water softener, and water heater. Now that this is done, the entire HVAC and plumbing system at the lake house has been fully modernized and all of the original 1974 appliances are gone. It … Continue reading Lake House Plumbing Overhaul
This week, Deano Docks came and put the dock in the water. Unfortunately, the boat lift cannot go in yet because the water levels are still so high. All of the April snow in northern Wisconsin has meant that we have extremely high water on the Wisconsin River (and thus Lake Wisconsin). Thankfully we have … Continue reading Dock is In!
Last weekend, I was able to complete the excavation of the trench to bury my underground ethernet cable, and bury it underground. A week later, everything is still working well and the guest house now has fast, reliable internet! At the guest house, I added an additional junction box to deal with extra cabling so … Continue reading Underground Ethernet: Completed
Another spring project I am working on is resolving the internet access issues that have plagued the guest house. I have tried a variety of wifi range extenders that have worked with varying degrees of success, but all have been inconsistent. To permanently solve the problem, I am going to run underground ethernet cable from … Continue reading Underground Ethernet
The last plumbing task at the lake house was to get the water softener running again, and to fill it with salt. I was able to do this, although there are still some minor drainage issues to resolve for when the softener regenerates itself at night. Regardless of that, all of the minor issues with … Continue reading Lake House Water Softener