Repairing Damaged Trailer Harness Wires

As a DIY landlord, the best tool investment I have made has to be my trailer. My trailer is a Carry-On 5X8SSG which I purchased for $1100. This thing has earned its weight in gold in all the delivery charges it has saved me…

Remodeling: DIY Pegboard Installation for Garage Organization

When you are a DIY landlord, you quickly accumulate tools and supplies. Before you know it, you are running out of storage space and and chaos ensures.  One of my resolutions this year is to stay better organized so I can run the business…

Repair Call: Front-load Washer Not Entering Fast Spin Cycle

Today started with an appliance repair call at House 9. The GE WHDVH660HBB front load washer starts to spin and then stops. Since it never enters into the fast spin cycle the load is slopping wet when the wash completes.

House 9: Opening the Secret Gates – Abracadabra

In the last post, we finished our ambitious DIY project of building a set of secret double gates at House 9.  Now that the construction of the hidden gates are complete, it is time to tackle the next challenge of devising a mechanism to…

House 9 Remodeling: Constructing Secret Gates – Day 4

On day 3, I nearly completed the DIY construction of the secret gates at House 9.  Today, I fix the small imperfection which kept me from closing out the project.

House 9 Remodeling: Constructing Secret Gates – Day 3

On day 2 of this project, I made substantial progress and neared the completion of the DIY construction of the secret gates at House 9.  Today, with all the surrounding framing in place, I started by completing the top header wall above the double…

House 9 Remodeling: Constructing Secret Gates – Day 2

In day 1 of this project, I constructed one of the two double gates at House 9 and wrapped up the day by setting the second of the two posts which will hold the double gates.  Today, I continue with my DIY secret gate…