The sub-flooring plywood is mostly secured by some wide-head phillips machine screws. Below is me trying to use the high torque of an impact driver to remove them. On MOST of them, this will not work. There is only so much torque you can put on a phillips head, and these screws have been rusting together with the frame for over 40 years. Here is the method that worked every time... Step 1 - Strike the head of the fastener enough to bend it slightly to one side. Because t
Most importantly, we have discovered a way to make our work-site feel less like a sweat box while Alabama temps hover in the 100's during this record summer heat: Open all windows and crank up an industrial fan. We're still hot, but a little breeze goes a long way! Every cabinet has a different colored carpet hiding underneath. It's really fun. Out with this nasty lower cabinet that, until recently, housed a drippy mini-fridge with frozen fish inside. (And I'm not talking
OK, so here we go with the procedure that includes busting out one of the panes. It's recommended to remove the INNER pane, because it is often slightly thinner than the exterior pane. However, if like us, you have inadvertently busted an OUTER pane, that's alright too. I made quick work of removing the inner panes by shattering them with a center punch (the pointy kind, like SO). Carefully, tap-tap with a hammer on the punch to shatter the glass, and remove the shards with
The Alabaster Green House is one of the neighbor houses of the Alabaster Disaster so we had our eye on it while renovating across the street earlier this year. This was one of our most favorite and fun projects! Take a look at a few of the before and after photos below!