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    Bavarian Motor Weekend (Mini-**********)

    Bavaria Motor Weekend

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    BMW of Fremont
    5720 Cushing Parkway
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    Arrive at 11 am SHARP

    The bay area's premier BMW meet, all BMW models are urged to come: whether you drive an e30 to an e90, we all have one thing in common. Converse among your fellow enthusiasts about this one common denominator we have. We will have plenty of parking, they are clearing out the back lot for us. We could easily accommodate 250+ cars.

    A drive will be setup for the afternoon broken off into 3 groups (easy driving, semi-aggressive, and aggressive) accommodating to all driving styles.

    A local vendor village will be setup. If you are interested in setting up a booth, please email alextseng4"at"gmail.com

    Hello everyone. (from ME, Keith in P-Town)

    Some of you have seen this and some have not, so here it is for all of you

    There will be a big meet in Fremont on Nov. 12th, at BMW of Fremont and it's being billed as "Mini-**********", or Nor Cal's version of.

    I'm setting up a Tri-Valley/East Bay Caravan from Pleasanton to Bavarian Motor Weekend in Fremont, so let's meet up Saturday Nov. 12th at 10am and leave at 10:30am SHARP!
    They want everyone there by 11am, so this should be just about right.

    Quite a few of you are not from the East Bay, but PLEASE come to the event from wherever you are.
    There are other caravan's being put together on Bimmerforum's and other sites from other area's of the bay.

    It will be the usual Bay Bimmerz meeting spot, right in front of Nordstrom's.(on the Sears side)

    Address for Yahoo maps or Mapquest is:

    Nordstrom's-1600 Stoneridge Mall Rd.-Pleasanton 94588

    Everyone should try to get a radio and we will be on channel 4.0.

    Also, make sure there's gas in your car, there will be no time to wait.

    I hope to see you all on the 12th.

    If you have any question's just give me a jingle, well, you know, an email.

    Keith- East Bay Rep. for Bay Bimmerz


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    Bob & Ian, what do you think??

    I should be going to meet up w/ some E38ers.

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    You should go. I'd go if we weren't busy.


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    Probably not in the cards for me :(

    Got WAY too much on my plate right now related to house stuff. Getting new windows installed end of next week, looking into pulling up the carpeting and having the floors redone, not really much time for car stuff right now :(

    Plus the NorCal sharks usually like to swarm around mid November for a day drive up thru the wine country, would most likely hold out for that instead. Us sharkies like to school together you know ;-]
    Cheers, Bob


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    windows.. did someone say windows?

    I have been spending waaaay too much time on deciding which brand of windows to use and what kind of entry door to buy. I am looking at a Pella bay window,Milgard fiberglass and Andersen. Entry doors sure do get expensive though, solids or veneers, sidelights or not. Then we will do a addition to boot. Are you doing simple window replacement or the works?

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    Doing a vinyl retrofit >>>

    working with a local outfit in the south bay, Brothers Home Improvement. After getting a variety of prices and looking at product quality and what kind of service we can get, thru referrals, this is who we decided upon. Not the cheapest, but I don't think you should only go by price either. One guy gave us an estimate, said it was going to cost such and such, then discounted that price by like 2 thirds! What's up with that???

    Vinyl retrofit is pretty common around these parts anyway, as they don't do any damage to the interior or exterior, including stucko. They have a molded in border on the outside that covers their work. All sealed in place, should be interesting.

    I think that if you are going for wood frames, then companies like Anderson and Pella have what you need. For white vinyl, there are lots of options and companies doing it. Probably too many :)

    Haven't checked into the new front door yet, but did replace the garage door! Gotta keep the green sharkie safe ;-]
    Cheers, Bob


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    Well, there's 2 that I know of (740's) in the East

    Bay caravan, c'mon out.

    The rest of you are just hijacker's! :)

    Keith

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    Front door, did someone say door?

    Bob,
    Thought about doing the retrofit windows but didn't think it was the way to go for me. Doing it that way is much easier,faster and cheaper but the construction in me wants to go full bore and spend the dough. Remember you can never paint vinyl to change the color if you are keeping the house. You can get fiberglass framed windows which can be painted to match. They are stronger than the vinyl too.
    Now on to doors, I have been looking for a "craftsman" type door and a Baldwin lock to match. Possibly a 12" sidelight to add in also but I have some structural issues to work out first. I found out prices for wood doors in mahogany but they rival the BMW service advisors estimates. If you are looking for a wood door with glass they start at about 550 for cheap door and good quality ones start at <$1000 in fir.I am looking at this door.


    Maybe in mahogany, cherry or fir. A good solid door makes a home worth more too.

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    Ah man! The last two weeks have been hell!

    So many papers argggggghhhhh, one more paper for my English req. class and we're ALL done. Sorry I completely missed this one, also my dad's in town from Korea so yah... We have to go up to Fairfield to check on our house and the work we're having done on it. But yah, tomorrow I have a performance at some random museum in Oakland ;[. No-go = no-passing grade hahaha. Hope you have a blast Kev and Keith! Hey Kev, that's a good looking door. It'll feel weird when I get to the point where I'm not pimpin' my ride but pimpin' my house heh heh... Wait, I'm always going to be pimpin' my rides! =D
    Hi Viv and Bob!

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    Hey Ian!!! Yeah, will be pimpin' the house . . .

    this weekend, not my ride :(

    Windows came out great, now lots of touchup work to do, etc.

    And this is only the beginning, flooring and painting of the entire interior to follow...

    Oh, and new kitchen countertop and stove as well, oh boy.

    6er?, what 6er...
    Cheers, Bob


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    Here's a link to my pictures>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Here: http://www.coates3.com/modules/gallery/v/bmw/album22/baybimmerz/bavmo/bavmo_kk_2005/

    Keith

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    Re: Here's a link to my pictures>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


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    Bob about your stove.

    If you are going with gas make sure 1 of the burners are small for 1qt sauce pans and the like. We have burners which are too large and anything over lowlowlow makes the flames go past the side of the pot.
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    Looking to have the stove built in to the . . .

    countertop, for a nice clean appearance and to stop all that crap dripping down the sides between the cabinets and stove sides. Gas for sure, I hate cooking on electric!

    So the plan is to replace the countertops and stove at the same time and integrate them, with an oven underneath.

    Any suggestions?

    TIA!
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    Electric stoves do suck . .

    Many a dinner and dishes have met their fate with electric stoves. I've done numbers on things with gas but not to the extent of electric. The only thing I have to say is to have 1 burner small for the 1 quart sauce pots. I am going to have to buy a aluminum disk to cook with the small pots and that sucks. When we bought our house it had a nice thermador stove and we made sure it was included in the sale of the house too.
    Your plan of having a cooktop and oven sounds good but the only thing about that is you may only going to get a small warming oven under it. A full/medium sized oven may not fit. Now if you put the oven at a different location higher up that would be nice,rather than stooping low to get in and out of the oven.
    As an electrician I would say rip off the sheetrock off all the walls and rewire the place. New circuts for the countertops,refer,micro,dishwasher and disposal,and fantastic lighting of course! The title 24 energy code says that you have to have florescent lighting in the kitchen if you are getting this inspected.
    If you have any electrical questions I'll gladly answer them too.

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    Interesting points about the fluorescent lighting!

    The wife was actually inquiring about 2 ovens! One below the burners (which we do have now) and another smaller one over the stove. We have cabinet space there now, full of cook books I don't use :) I don't mind the low oven, as this space would not make for much better use, IMHO.

    So back to this lighting issue, didn't know about these requirements, can you point me to a website or other info locale which has these codes? Don't think we are going for any inspections, as we really aren't doing any "construction", but good to know for future reference. Already have all the outlets we need, recessed lighting (incandescent bulbs, mind you) dishwasher and disposal, everything already taken care of and powered. Main issue is to junk the old blue(???) formica countertop and free stadning stove. And in doing so, want to integrate the 2, as previously mentioned.

    Any further input would be greatly appreciated!
    Cheers, Bob


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    Title 24 energy conservation

    You can try to google it.
    Part of it states that kitchens bathrooms and possibly laundry rooms must have as the 1st light to be used as florescent lighting. Those rooms are the most used and since florescent lighting uses less energy.... energy conservation. Ususally you would put the florescent lights underneath the cabinets, anything over 12". Stub a piece of wire out underneath the cabinet and attach a cheap light fixture to it.
    Haven't you heard formica is very retro and coming into style with the hip crowd. Check with your oven dealer to make sure there is a below cooktop oven you can use, usually they are just one piece. Two ovens would be great though make sure that the lower one will have a hood or down draft fan exhaust somewhere or it will get smoky. More than likely you are using granite, good luck looking for the right color and grain. It should be right on par with looking for another E24. Remember what your areas houses are selling for after a remodel and that kitchen remodels have a high percentage of payback return. Glass front and interior lit cabinets are nice to have.
    yak,yak,yak,yak,blah,blah,blah
    done for now.
    Bought that front door and sidelight,baldwin lockset and another window today, the CC is kinda warm now.
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    There is a BMW connection for fixtures too.

    Met him at the Fremont meet over the weekend and he deals with plumbing fixtures so if you are getting a bunch I can give you a contact.
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    Thanks for the thoughts and ideas!

    Yeah, wifey wants granite, hoping to go with something manmade, which equals a bit cheaper. Formica's gotta go, odd blue color that we've lived with for far too long. I like the idea of under-cabinet lighting however, thought about that a while back but had forgotten since.

    Speaking of front doors, replaced the old screen door with a storm door, real nice product made by Larson. Required kinda "framing" out the opening to match the dimensions, but the final product fits real nice. Comes with genuine brass lever type handles, roll up screen, the works! I highly recommend them.

    Oh, BTW, I think it's time for a new thread...
    Cheers, Bob


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    I have plenty of ideas...

    How much money do you want to spend? Buy a expensive faucet too. The cheap ones aren't a value.
    Oh, no new thread yet this one isn't nearly long enough.
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