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Any ideas or DIY tips to share or record? Sometimes in middle of the day I have ideas and want to do for the house, but then come the weekend and I completely forget about it. Lesson learned! So, when I have an idea, I quickly jot it down here, so that I won't forget. You can do the same.

There are interesting links which I often visit:
Here are links for local non-profit used building materials:
Best & sound advices in home construction:
Keeping track of when to replace what

Recent Announcements on 36th Street Project

  • Exhaust Fan The electrician could not make the external blower to work, so now I have to figure out how to install this.On Sunday, found the fast acting fuse was bad ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2009, 1:57 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Knobs & Levers The builder has polished chrome for door knobs and they are just ... too shiny for our taste, so we set out to have them changed; and the cost is around ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:20 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Walk-through After almost a year, from the day we signed the contract with the builder, today is the walk-through of the house. The house comes together great. Walking through each ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2009, 7:41 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Did not realize During the process of building this house, there are numerous things that we did not realize until late in the game; so here is a page that we use to ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2009, 6:46 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Cabinets To finish up the 5501 project, there are few areas which we need cabinets or build custom shelves. Washington DC CabinetsThe Model Home LookButler PantryIn the dining ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2009, 2:25 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
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DIY Recent Announcements

  • AC again The rooms above the garage are cooled by a separate AC unit, and they are warm! So, the main AC unit has been running extra hard.The refrigerant line is ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2018, 4:12 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Washer (again) It has been years, the washer had not giving us any trouble until last night! The water did not drain and the rinse cycle cannot start. It was late last ...
    Posted May 30, 2018, 4:07 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Ceiling fan The ceiling fan in the master bedroom stopped working for several months, and we did not have time to replace until about couple weeks ago.The new ceiling fan we ...
    Posted May 25, 2018, 5:10 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Range heating element The heating element broke, so I bought this one from eBay for $15 including shipping; and replaced it today! It works. The model for this is: Kenmore Frigidaire Stove Element ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2018, 8:21 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Thermostats We replaced both thermostats today. The old one is a mercury control temperature switch, and it's not programmable so we put in the one which we can program to ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2016, 1:30 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
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