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Red_Chili
07-20-2011, 09:46 AM
I have da skilz, but way too much stuff to do and no time to do it. I really gotta finish up the little remodel tasks in my home in Littleton, it is listed but we are not doing any showings until I am done... YIKES. And I have people expressing an interest already, too, wanting showings even though the listing says not yet, etc.

So, anywho, what I need:
1) hang three slab doors (knotty alder) and finish them (seal, stain, poly). Two are going in existing openings, the third is for a closet that only as yet exists in my mind but should be reality this weekend.

2) They are getting mortised locksets. This isn't as hard as it sounds, but if needed I can do those.

3) replace vinyl flooring in kitchen and laundry areas. We've not yet picked the flooring up but have a clear idea what will work. Open to expert suggestions if you are the one who will install it.

4) install carpet in basement and stairs after leveling the floor (old concrete work done before level was really important... :lmao:)

Dunno if you are doing this sort of thing, Tom?

I have saws (including small table saw), chisels, materials. Hoping for handyman pricing.

Thanks in advance!

Beater
07-20-2011, 09:56 AM
I need everything he needs - except the doors, and I do need a floor leveled too.

Red_Chili
07-20-2011, 09:59 AM
Man, parallel universe.

nakman
07-20-2011, 10:30 AM
I'm a few months out, but will also need basement carpet with floor leveling.. I'm curious how that's done- do they pour some type of urethane onto the slab and let it self-level? that's how I'd do it.. but I tend to operate from a 2-part urethane paradigm..

anyway if someone in the club does this, add me to your list.


edit: ok kind of answering my own question here, looks like you just pour some thin set mortar onto it..
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100192482/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/71/71c4f20e-0de5-420f-9c91-0e382cbc72cb_300.jpg

still interested in a carpet referral. :)

Red_Chili
07-20-2011, 11:05 AM
I'm a few months out, but will also need basement carpet with floor leveling.. I'm curious how that's done- do they pour some type of urethane onto the slab and let it self-level? that's how I'd do it.. but I tend to operate from a 2-part urethane paradigm..
At least now I know who to go to for my knee maintenance... :D

CBone
07-20-2011, 02:39 PM
As mentioned in the previous thread, for the carpet I highly recommend FJCDan. He's just finished doing basement carpet work for several club members. He's very good at what he does.

subzali
07-20-2011, 02:41 PM
pm sent.

FJCDan
07-21-2011, 07:34 AM
Hey everyone who is looking for carpet work, I am very interested. I am trying to wrap up other floods at this time and hopefully able to help all of you very soon. Thanks Dan

Beater
07-21-2011, 10:22 AM
Hey everyone who is looking for carpet work, I am very interested. I am trying to wrap up other floods at this time and hopefully able to help all of you very soon. Thanks Dan

call me if you can come out friday to bid

Red_Chili
07-26-2011, 05:09 PM
Aargh... two handymen I have tried are unable to do it, one was a coworker who said he could, was all lined up, and now he calls to tell me he can't... meaning I just lost three days for nuttin'. :rant:

FJCDan, are you interested in throwing down a floating floor in the kitchen? It is easy, I could do it but not by Sunday when showings start :eek:.

Red_Chili
07-26-2011, 05:41 PM
Well, as they say in Bourbon County...*
Hot damn!

FJCDan comes through for another Rising Sunner. He can't do it, but has an installer who can, and he will be here with the sun, bright eyed and bushy tailed.

Thank you sir!!
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*Kentucky in case you wondered...

Red_Chili
07-27-2011, 04:24 PM
Rocky did a great job, he usually does carpets and tile... but ventured into the unknown with the floating floor. I'd a-never got er dun in time. Well worth the expense. :bowdown:

Decided for carpet to go with Home Depot due to being able to float the balance until the place sells... and they were very competitive on price to boot.

Praying one of the carpenters will come through tomorrow to swing the knotty alder doors...:bill:

FJCDan
07-27-2011, 04:42 PM
Well, as they say in Bourbon County...*
Hot damn!

FJCDan comes through for another Rising Sunner. He can't do it, but has an installer who can, and he will be here with the sun, bright eyed and bushy tailed.

Thank you sir!!
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*Kentucky in case you wondered...

Thanks again Bill, I am glad Rocky took good care of you, he does good work I use him alot. Dan

Red_Chili
07-28-2011, 08:38 AM
Rocky also provided three carpenter references, and the second guy is coming over today to swing the doors. It's actually looking like I will be ready for showings this weekend!

"Hammer 'N Tongs Week" :lmao:

Beater
07-28-2011, 09:03 AM
this is the little house right???

Red_Chili
07-28-2011, 11:07 AM
Yep. The one in Littleton. Under the gun for showings as of Sunday.

Then I get to start all the projects at the Evergreen house. The plan is, I move up there but leave most of the stuff in Littleton so the home is 'staged'. It will make work up there a bit easier. And I won't be under quite the same stressful schedule. I start up there on 8/5, with a little moving effort (swapping fridges & washer/dryer, moving enough furniture to have something to sit on :lmao: , that sort of thing). Dog runs put in, gas run for the dryer, swap electrical service head the list.

Beater
07-28-2011, 12:35 PM
wow - crazier than mine.