web analytics
New house project - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

Announcement

Collapse

Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.


To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
See more
See less

New house project

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • New house project

    This feels like the swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano. It's something that just keeps happening.

    We are nearing the end of summer; the kids are going back to school this week; and we have a new house project. Some things never change. We moved in to our new house about a month ago, and we are gearing up for the renovation. It needs windows, floors, bathrooms, the kitchen, roof, and interior and exterior stucco.

    Why do we keep doing this to ourselves? Oh well, I'm sure it will be fun.

    I will take some photos and try to document what we do. If anybody wants to come to the Monterey peninsula to help out -- you'll be welcome!

    We are hoping to fit in brick ovens indoors and outdoors.

    James
    Last edited by james; 10-14-2007, 10:00 PM.
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

  • #2
    Re: New house project

    Hi James,
    Been there, done that!
    Over here we have a saying: "no rest for the wicked!"
    What have you been doing to earn this reputation.
    I know that you will enjoy the oven(s), but those house renovations? Unless you are going to enjoy them and get the benefits for years to come, can be a little daunting, let alone the inconvenience with the bathrooms unless they are duplicasted in the home.
    You can always rely on the help, assistance and advice on this forum.

    Neill
    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


    Neill’s Pompeiii #1
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
    Neill’s kitchen underway
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: New house project

      Thanks Neill,

      We did 7 big projects on our first house in 14 years. Maybe there is something addictive about the smell of drywall powder? Still, this one is different. With a little luck, we don't be adding on, or moving walls. I think if we could have found the "right" ready-to-go house we would have gone for it, but we couldn't find what we wanted near the kids' schools.

      Our other house was farmhouse Victorian. This one is Mediterranean -- so we get to to work with new finishes and materials. That should be fun.

      I am looking forward to input on a lot of what we are going to be facing. Particularly how to get an old-world look in a 27 year-old house.

      James
      Last edited by james; 08-20-2007, 04:10 PM.
      Pizza Ovens
      Outdoor Fireplaces

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: New house project

        Humm I just replaced 10 double hung wood windows with single hung by Certainteed. Took two of us about 12 hours. When we were done my friend said the he and his partner can do 28 windows in one 12 hour day. He said I was slow. It was a pain as we had to seal off each room into its own environment and wear space suits as this is the last of the inside lead based paint in the house. What trim was left was scraped and then painted with stuff called Encapsulate. This afternoon I bought $155 worth of Poplar quarter round and trim for all the windows, now to paint this beautiful wood - seems a shame to hide it. Yes I could have gone with MDF but I just don't like the stuff. It helps that the wife calls it "fancy cardboard". So now I have 3 projects running at the same time. Building my daughters first bed, along the lines of modified Mission Style, finishing the windows and moving 30,000 pounds of brick to the back yard. I also found out this weekend that a bobcat will not fit into my backyard. Looks like shovel time to remove the dirts so that I can get a foundation for the brick.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: New house project

          There's something to be said for a shovel and a wheelbarrow. I used a bobcat to remove half my lawn and distribute crushed rock in my backyard so that I could develop a space for my brick patio and pizza oven in the old house. It worked great, but did tear up my lawn and the side of the house where I drove the bobcat. Now that I have used a much larger forklift to remove the pizza oven from the back and have knocked around the brick patio I'm sworn off heavy equipment. I can still feel the stress level rise just thinking about the small margin for error we had in extracting the oven. While hauling brick and dirt in a wheelbarrow is grunt work, it's mentally satisfying. I have the fence out and probably could do my repair work with a bobcat (and move the 2 pallets of bricks), but I think I'll just use the wheelbarrow.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: New house project

            JE, Jame, Maver,

            JE: you just need more exercise to speed up those projects. Suggest loading several tons of bread a day for starters. Or, maybe...

            Maver: do enough shovel and wheelbarrow work and the girls will call you hot and follow you down the street.

            James: look for a book by Jocasta Innes called Paint Magic. It's available in paperback from Amazon, etc. She's an English woman of considerable reputation, and this particular book details all kinds of paint treatments, faux and otherwise, to perhaps achieve the look you're after.

            Jim
            "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: New house project

              Thanks Jim,
              I just ordered it. That will definitely help. If anyone has leads on good books and a web site or forum that covers design techniques, let me know.
              Thanks again.
              James
              Pizza Ovens
              Outdoor Fireplaces

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: New house project

                I'd like to conduct a survey to see if making Pizza have a capital P in front of it is feasible. I think it deserves one, and definitely vote yes. Those who oppose it having a P. , obviously don't think pizza is capital material, and don't care if Pizza is honored with the capital accolades it richly deserves for services rendered under delicious crusty cheesiness for centuries.. Wake up and smell the Pizza people. I vote P. not p.

                Comment

                Working...
                X