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Saturday, Jul 1, 2017
Last year we has some repairs done around the house including caulking around a sliding glass door from the master bedroom to a balcony overlooking the pool. That wasn’t enough. Winter rains resulted in damp/stained carpet on near the inside of the sliding glass door. This time we’re going to fix it right.
My niece and her husband came over and pulled the door from the frame. How about that… zero flashing under the door. And the door flange near the leak had been cut away to make room for an existing nail when the door was initially installed. That was a path for water. There was a little bit of rot in the flooring near the worst of the leak, too.
The rot was cut away and patched. The door went back in the frame with flashing all around, including the bottom. Lots of caulk, too. I think this will resolve our wet carpets. Now I need to paint.
A lattice fence section blew down this winter. It supported some plants and hid the area used to store compost bins and a garden shed. New posts have been planted. The lattice section of the old fence is still good. They’ll go back up once the posts have set.
While the door trim was being added and the fence posts dug I was in the garage removing carpet glued to the garage floor. It was there when we moved in. The carpet came up easier than expected. The mastic still stuck to the concrete floor is another issue. For now I’m telling myself it is a non-slip floor.
Sunday, Jul 2 2017
The lattice we re-used wasn’t cut straight. I suppose that shouldn’t have surprised me. Since the new posts were plumb we had to play some games with the support strips to re-use the lattice. The result came out fine. Expecially so given that it will be covered in foliage once I tie the plant current laying on the ground to the partition and it has a chance to grow.
A shelf in what was otherwise unused space gives me some needed bench space. It’s crowded in my micro workshop.
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