Category Archives: Buildings

Buildings I’ve put up or had a hand in.

Kings United Church: Sign #2

The last thing on our to-do list for Kings United Church was to make a new sign for beside the new front doors.

The before.

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Kings United Church: Sign #1

The folks at Kings United Church asked for two new signs for the church. One for beside the front doors (which Jim is working on) and another for the side of the church that faces the road. So we got to work on the largest sign first.

Large sign for side of the church.

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Kings United Church: Siding

On Wednesday morning, May 24th, we  started the task of replacing the siding on the south side of Kings United church. It was put on 30 years ago and in the last few years it sustained damage from high winds. The other 3 sides of the church are still holding strong. Also we will be working on the steeple on the south side which is also severely damaged.

Starting at the back putting on the first course of siding we ran into a section under the first window that was totally rotten. Practically nothing left.

Russell checking out the mess under the first window.

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Building an air solar panel

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An experiment in green technology

I had this idea over a year ago, just getting around to trying it out now. I am going to build a air source solar panel box using recycled cardboard tubes, a piece of plywood and a clear plastic panel I bought at the store. Follow along, ask questions and provide comments!
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Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse project

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Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse

We recently completed the building plans for a 10ft tall Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. Now its time to get busy in the workshop to make a production model.

Follow along as we work through the building plans, offering some video tips for when you decide to build your own.

 

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Weeping tile keeps your basement dry

Most folks don’t concern themselves with the weeping tile that surrounds their basement foundation. Its only when the basement starts to let water in that most folks find out its not working, or, find out what weeping tile is and does. Since we live in a rural part of Antigonish county, there are no municipal services such as water, sewer etc. Country living has its rewards, and its responsibilities.
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Building a heat pump shelter

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marking the peg

Time to start on building this heat pump shelter before the snow starts to fall. Last year was terrible weather for the big fan on the heat pump. The constant snow fall and thawing temperatures meant plenty of ice build up on the heat pump fan. I’ve never done log work like this before so its all new to me. Time to start on the corner posts.

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