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That Hole in the Floor #2: The cellar trap door, it works!

11-09-2014 02:01 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 6 comments »

I’ve finally gotten the door for the cellar to work well. Two chevy tahoe hatch lifts mounted in tandem provide just the right lift to make opening and closing the door a nearly one finger operation. This door probably weighs in at 100+ lbs so these piston lifts were mandatory and boy do they work well. I ordered Tahoe ones because I have a Tahoe and I could take exact measurements on the ones on the SUV before I ordered them from Amazon. They cost about $20 each.If you wanted to see ho...

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That Hole in the Floor #1: The Trap door framing and mechanism

10-20-2014 09:52 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 1 comment »

I’ve remodeled the entire house. Always a work in progress but mostly done. Ripped out walls, replaced paneling with sheetrock/paint, replaced carpets with hardwood floors, I made new kitchen cabinets, all moldings… etc. I’ve blogged most of it as I went along. The hole in the ground:We have a cellar that takes up about half the floor area of the house. The rest is a slab. It is a washroom, storage, houses the hot water tank, pump tank, etc. It’s finished off pretty...

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Apartment Projects #19: Fixing a Hole - Part #2...

07-28-2013 02:09 PM by littlecope | 14 comments »

I had enough time yesterday morning, before we went out, to make a simple door for this fix…Growing up in my Parent’s house, they had a similar situation to this for the Attic access. What the builders of their house had done, was used left-over Beadboard from the wainscot work on the first floor, to make a quick Z-braced door that just slipped into the opening…While I don’t have any Beadboard on hand (nor the router cutters to replicate it) I still wanted to at least ...

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Apartment Projects #18: Fixing a Hole...

07-27-2013 01:27 AM by littlecope | 22 comments »

It’s been well over a year since Debbie and I moved into our “New” Apartment.There has been something unsightly in our kitchen bugging me all that time…Covered over by taped plastic, there is a big hole in the ceiling… It’s an access hole, to the plumbing for our bathroom, in the room right above it… Today I tore down the plastic, to see what it looks like… It is about what I figured… In these old houses, they put in dropped ceilings ma...

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