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Welcome to another edition of Saturday Morning Home Repair Blogging, where everyone is welcome.  Whether you don't know one end of a screwdriver from another or you're a professional remodeler, there's always a group of people here who can answer most any question about projects around the house.  I'm boatgeek, your host for this week.  After the jump, I'll have some info and pics of the solar installation that just went up on our roof.  

Please keep Claude, the founder of SMHRB, in your thoughts as he and his family recover from personal tragedy.  

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Sat Oct 09, 2010 at 06:09 AM PDT

Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog

by SMHRB

Hi everyone.  CJB here after a helluva week, folks.  I’m sure the same can be said for many of you.  And speaking of that, before we go on, let’s take a moment to think about Claude and his week.  Peace and strength to him as he works on his son’s house and property today.  Best to all who are there lending a hand.

Next, the weekly sermon:

SMHRB is where we gather every Saturday morning to share frustrations, questions, possible solutions, and general wisdom about keeping our houses in good shape. Everyone is welcome and you should feel free to ask questions. Hopefully, the collective professional expertise and DIY experience here can help you out with your projects.

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Sat Jul 31, 2010 at 09:13 AM PDT

Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog

by SMHRB

Good morning all, this is the late version of the Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog, where the Kos community comes to share about  home repair, remodeling and anything else that comes to your mond along those lines.
I am James, aka exlrrp, and i will be your late host for the day

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Sat Jul 03, 2010 at 05:59 AM PDT

Saturday Morning Home Repair v - huh...

by SMHRB

Hi everyone, CJB here this morning.  SMHRB is where we gather every Saturday morning to share frustrations, questions, possible solutions, and general wisdom about keeping our houses in good shape. Everyone is welcome and you should feel free to ask questions. Hopefully, the collective professional expertise and DIY experience here can help you out with your projects.

Well, the project we’ve been working on was aimed at this past Thursday when my sister and brother-in-law arrived from Jordan.  We didn't get nearly as far as we'd hoped, but it's good enough for now.  C’mon, I’ll show you.

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Sat May 22, 2010 at 05:54 AM PDT

Saturday Morning Home Repair v4.40

by SMHRB

Hi, everyone.  CJB here.  Welcome to Saturday Morning Home Repair.  SMHRB is where we gather every Saturday morning to share frustrations, questions, possible solutions, and general wisdom about keeping our houses in good shape. Everyone is welcome and you should feel free to ask questions. Hopefully, the collective professional expertise and DIY experience here can help you out with your projects.

Sorry this is going to be a short one.  It’s late on Friday and I didn’t have time this week to put together the diary that I’d planned.

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Sat Mar 13, 2010 at 06:02 AM PST

Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog v4.30

by SMHRB

Good morning! CJB here while claude is on the road today.  Welcome to Saturday Morning Home Repair Blogging. SMHRB is where we gather on Saturdays to share frustrations, questions, possible solutions, and general wisdom about keeping our houses in good shape. Everyone is welcome. Feel free to ask questions. Hopefully, the collective professional expertise and DIY experience here can help you out with your projects. (Thanks to Milly Watt for the intro. I stole it.)

Today, we're back in the basement.  I wrote another diary a while back asking for advice on jacking up the main floor which has settled in the middle of the house.   We took all of your great advice to heart, went down with levels and lasers and various implements of enlightenment.  Puttered.  Squinted.  Measured.  Gauged.  Thought.  Discussed. Eventually decided to follow the sage advice, "Make sure that what you want is really necessary."  We decided that the slightly sloping floors would be considered "character" for the foreseeable future.  We put away the levels and lasers and various implements of enlightenment, cracked some beers and toasted our wisdom.  

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Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 06:00 AM PST

Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog 4.27

by SMHRB

Welcome to Saturday Morning Home Repair Blogging or SMHRB for short.  SMHRB is where we gather every Saturday morning to share frustrations, questions, possible solutions, and general wisdom about keeping our houses in good shape. Everyone is welcome and you should feel free to ask questions. Hopefully, the collective professional expertise and DIY experience here can help you out with your projects. I'm Milly Watt, serving as guest host for today's edition.

As you have probably seen (Daily-kOscars-2009:-Final-Noms-for-Diary-SeriesCommenters), Saturday Morning Home Repair Blogging has been nominated for the Daily kOscars 2009 in the Educational Series category. Voting will take place from February 22 to March 5.  Please vote and do your part to shamelessly GOTV for SMHRB.

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Sat Jan 23, 2010 at 06:00 AM PST

Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog 4.24

by SMHRB

Good Morning All, I am James, aka "exlrrp." This is the Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog, where the Dailykos community comes together to discuss home repair, construction and remodeling. We have a dedicated group of home repair professionals and amateurs with varied backgrounds that drops by to share in the discussion. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have or discuss any project you may have going on or may be comtemplating.

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Sat Jan 09, 2010 at 06:03 AM PST

Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog v4.22

by SMHRB

Good morning everyone!  It's time to gather round again for our weekly gathering talking about what's going on in your home.  There's a great group of professionals, amateurs, and newbies who read this and can answer most any question you have.  This is boatgeek hosting from the future again.  Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join me for a piece about
boats.  

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Sat Jan 02, 2010 at 05:58 AM PST

Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog v4.21

by SMHRB

Good Morning. I am James, aka exlrrp, and I am your host today on the Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog, a place where the DailyKos community comes together to talk about home repair and remodeling. Feel free to ask any questions you'd like and I and/or one of the experts here will attempt to answer them.
Personally, I live in rural Oregon in a large old house I'm constantly remodeling or repairing. I'm a retired contractor and building inspector so I have the skills for it and tools for it which is good because its not just a house, its and adventure

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Hi everyone.  CJB at the wheel today.  SMHRB is where we gather to discuss the wonders and frustrations of home ownership and home repair. We harbor all levels of experience and expertise from, "How do I reverse the direction of my electric drill?" to "Sure, I've jacked up a house!  It's easy." (Yes, that would be the person I'm looking for today.)  Please feel welcome to join in with questions, advice or empathy.  Everyone is welcome.  
 
I have to admit that I had a much more indepth diary planned, but plans go awry, as we all know.  I'll share what I do have down below.

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Hey, everyone!  CJB here with the weekly offering.  SMHRB is where we gather to discuss our homes, their challanges, our conundrums, various successes and occasional hammering-throwing fits of frustration.  Feel free to chime in with questions, advice or sympathy when needed.

Today, we’re talking spalling.  Spalling is the deterioration of masonry – brick, stone, cement, whathaveyou - due to various forces, both external and internal.  Spalling can be caused by recurring freeze/thaw cycles, excessive heat, moisture, rusting rebar, etc.  After exploring the many factors that can cause your walls to spall, I’m rather amazed that anything remains standing for very long.  I have a specific type of spalling in mind because it’s happening in our basement.  C’mon - I’ll show you.

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