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Offline Chuck Nukem

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House remodel
« on: Thursday,March 24, 2016, 05:19:44 AM »
I stopped counting what number project this is....
Here are pics as I found it and work that has been done so far. If anybody has any ideas or neat tricks speak up! This is my first full  start to finish rodeo with a house.

Game plan is
-scrape all popcorn/texture -almost done
-replace all 15 windows with double pane insulated -windows on order (half the windows were busted out)
-replace back door -done but need to trim
-prime walls and ceilings, float with joint compound to give a plaster look
-redo fireplace -still tearing down the old stone
-new flooring -ripped out most already (on a side note the foundation is in excellent shape)
-fresh paint
-fix/replace several interior doors
-service the septic pump
-redo countertop in kitchen
-remodel master bath
-remodel shower in jack/jill bath

Offline Chuck Nukem

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #1 on: Thursday,March 24, 2016, 05:22:46 AM »
After about 60-80 big trash bags most of the shit has been hauled off. Hoping to get some primer on this weekend. I got the hideous Dodge avenger hauled off this week too.

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #2 on: Thursday,March 24, 2016, 07:40:10 AM »
Wow, what a mess. Looks like the previous tenants just took off and left everything behind. Never done a remodel before so have nothing to contribute. Good luck with that project.   

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #3 on: Thursday,March 24, 2016, 07:50:45 AM »
It definitely looks like you have your work cut out for you! I've never done a remodel before either, but Mrs. BDA and I occasionally watch 'Flip or Flop' and 'Fixer Upper' on HGTV. I would get either of them to do your remodel. They seem to work cheap and do great work!   :FUNNY:

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #4 on: Thursday,March 24, 2016, 08:53:50 AM »
I forgot to mention. The family is growing...Found an abandoned cat in the house which had just given birth to a litter of kittens! PO had no idea they existed....

I bought the house at an auction which is why it was so messy.

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #5 on: Thursday,March 24, 2016, 10:44:05 AM »
A house with a built in rodent abatement system, can't beat that. I hope you keep her. I have two rescue cats myself.

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #6 on: Thursday,March 24, 2016, 11:23:10 AM »
I second Grumblebuns on the rodent abatement system (even though I'm a dog person)! We have two of them here and they are very worthwhile companions. I think it's time to invest in cat food!

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #7 on: Thursday,March 24, 2016, 03:42:36 PM »
Wow C Nukem, you do keep your plate full.
Having gutted my old house,  bracing the roof up  with old ceiling rafters while rebuilding walls and raising the ceiling, can empathize with you on your project.
Just think how nice it will be at finish - and all the monies you'll be saving going the DIY route!

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #8 on: Friday,March 25, 2016, 07:20:53 AM »
Andy, sounds like we have a bit in common! I have really enjoyed the work so far. compared to getting a panel flat for painting, house work is almost instant gratification.

The cats are staying. The kittens are too cute to give away...besides that is the only way I can get my girlfriend to go work with me at the house "Darling don't you want to see the little ones..."

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #9 on: Monday,March 28, 2016, 06:15:57 AM »
Well the popcorn is out now. I have sanded most of the texture off the walls. Trim is gone as well as most of the flooring. Most of the broken doors/frames are out and the fire place is on its way. Should be getting on with priming the walls and ceilings this week in preparation for a skim coat. The windows are trickling in at home depot, but I am still waiting on the bulk of them. The three curved windows are in so I may grab them tonight and see how accurate my measurements were...Those were the only ones I was worried about as they were two piece with a semi circle on top and I ordered them as picture frame windows in a single piece. 

Who wants to come to Denton and smash some windows out with me??? Beer will be provided :)

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #10 on: Monday,March 28, 2016, 06:29:47 AM »
That's a nice offer, Chuck, and destroying something is about the level of carpentry skill I have, but I'm going to have to pass. I want to see your house featured on HGTV when you're done!

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday,March 29, 2016, 05:28:38 AM »
Well!! The first few of my windows arrived...and they fit!! I was worried about these curved ones but it seems like I can still operate a tape measure correctly. Cant wait to throw it in!!

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday,March 29, 2016, 06:23:10 AM »
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Re: House remodel
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday,March 30, 2016, 03:01:16 AM »
Denton TX? Just looked it up - seems we'll *probably* be in Ft. Worth later this year.
At the rate you are going, you'll have all remodeling done by then....

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday,March 30, 2016, 07:45:30 AM »
Hit me up when you are in Ft Worth and we can meet up!