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Review of Sun Joe 10 inch Electric Convertible Pole Chain Saw

November 16th, 2019|0 Comments

 I purchased the Sun Joe SWJ807E-SJB 10 inch 8.0 Amp Electric Convertible Pole Chain Saw a couple months back. I had a number of trees to trim and many of them are on a [...]

Before and After Cottage – Siding and Colors

July 16th, 2019|0 Comments

As readers know, I love a good before and after project. The following is from a cottage that didn't look very cottage-like with its beige dutch lap siding that was installed by the prior owner. [...]

How I Dealt With Mold In Our Cottage / Cabin / Seasonal House

July 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Mold! MOLD!! MOLD!!! How do I get rid of mold and the mold smell? Step 1! Everyone will tell you this. Everyone should tell you this. Deal with the moisture coming into the home first! [...]

Houses need to breathe

June 9th, 2018|0 Comments

I have a cottage that was built in the 40's and was very well kept by the prior owner. However, the prior owner took this nice shingle style cottage and buttoned everything up. He put [...]

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Review of Sun Joe 10 inch Electric Convertible Pole Chain Saw

 I purchased the Sun Joe SWJ807E-SJB 10 inch 8.0 Amp Electric Convertible Pole Chain Saw a couple months back. I had a number of trees to trim and many of them are on a rather steep hillside. I trim the trees each year to maintain our view (below). Pros: Price. I paid $52 (including shipping) when I purchased this pole saw. For that price, I felt I couldn't go wrong Modular / Convertible This saw allows you to detach the handle/switch and attach it directly to the saw so that you can [...]

Before and After Cottage – Siding and Colors

As readers know, I love a good before and after project. The following is from a cottage that didn't look very cottage-like with its beige dutch lap siding that was installed by the prior owner. I knew there were cedar shakes underneath but wasn't sure of the condition that they were in. Fortunately, they were in very good shape.  I finally decided to take the leap (back into maintenance) and remove the vinyl siding. Before This is 'fine', just not as cottage-like for my taste. The prior owner meant well, but the vinyl [...]

How I Dealt With Mold In Our Cottage / Cabin / Seasonal House

Mold! MOLD!! MOLD!!! How do I get rid of mold and the mold smell? Step 1! Everyone will tell you this. Everyone should tell you this. Deal with the moisture coming into the home first! The following is an extensive list of products to help with mold and musty smelling houses. Ours is a seasonal place on piers above a dirt crawl space. It is by a lake which means the humidity level is always high. Mold LOVES humid environments. Here is a batch of products that have helped us a great deal. [...]

Houses need to breathe

I have a cottage that was built in the 40's and was very well kept by the prior owner. However, the prior owner took this nice shingle style cottage and buttoned everything up. He put in new windows and vinyl siding. Worse than that, he boxed in the soffits with plywood and then wrapped that in vinyl. In fact, he even caulked things prior to wrapping in vinyl. This is a recipe for ROT. A lake environment can be very damp and humid. Because of that, air flow is critical. The photos below [...]