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Offline Chuck Nukem

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #45 on: Thursday,July 06, 2017, 08:04:08 AM »
More progress. My deforestation is almost complete! Should be coating it soon. Also my bathroom is finished....and by finished I mean it is not finished at all....but it is closer!

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #46 on: Thursday,July 06, 2017, 05:09:06 PM »
Very nice, Chuck! When does it start to look like a Lotus? :FUNNY:

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #47 on: Thursday,July 06, 2017, 05:17:26 PM »
That looks great! You are doing a great job!

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #48 on: Saturday,July 08, 2017, 12:01:52 AM »
Thanks guys! Only a few more months left I hope....

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #49 on: Wednesday,August 02, 2017, 04:41:43 PM »
First coat of sanding sealer down! Another coat, then 3 coats of Poly....
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Re: House remodel
« Reply #50 on: Wednesday,August 02, 2017, 04:51:50 PM »
Very nice! But it still doesn't look like a Lotus!  :FUNNY:

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #51 on: Wednesday,August 02, 2017, 04:54:26 PM »
Very nice! But it still doesn't look like a Lotus!  :FUNNY:

Damn it Jim this is off topic!  :help:

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #52 on: Wednesday,August 02, 2017, 05:13:20 PM »
Seriously Chuck, that really is one pretty floor! I hope you finish that house soon so you can get back to your baby!

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #53 on: Wednesday,November 08, 2017, 09:17:14 PM »
Figured I would give an update to everybody!

House is moving along. I have 1 room left to tile an then all the floors will be finished. I bought 10 solid pine doors to replace everything in the house. They were unfinished so I painted them. I realize now that I should have bought an airless sprayer when I bought the house....On the doors alone I spent 20 hours doing 15 min/coat per side. I bought 1000 ft of poplar trim. By the time you do 2 primer and 2 color coats with a sand in between that is 5000 ft of being bent over painting....A FREAKING MILE!

I am wrapping up the master bed/bath this weekend so that will finally be something I can call "done". It will be nice to finally have a space where I can get away from the mess....Right now it is looking like I will be done in December. But look I just lied to you! I am planning to pour about 150 yards of concrete to do a circular drive, a paved section by the side of the house for covered car parking, and a slab in the back yard for a nice shop! More pain! Right now I am thinking about doing a metal 30x40 with a ceiling tall enough for a 2 post lift. Can anyone give me any shop recommendations? I would love to pick you guys' brains about this before I starting putting up forms.


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Re: House remodel
« Reply #54 on: Wednesday,November 08, 2017, 09:30:56 PM »
It's looking great, Chuck! 30x40 is a nice size for a shop. I'm really envious even though you haven't gotten to the shop yet!

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #55 on: Thursday,November 09, 2017, 06:16:15 AM »
My garage workshop is 30’ X 25’ and I would have liked more space for a vented paint booth for small parts and some extra parts storage areas for projects I’m working on. I do have storage above the garage that is half the size which is a life saver for parts not needed right away. Make sure you pour a 6” (minimum) concrete floor for 4000 lbs so you can install a lift and use rebar along with wire mesh. I also recessed all my lighting (install more than you need) and have 440 volt service box in the garage.

A friend of mine installed a heated floor which I did not do. I’m regretting it as I work on weekend during the winter and use a propane heater to warm it up. Works fine but it smells and can get expensive.

Your doing a great job on renovating/building your house! My last house renovation was 10 years ago (my third) and it’s always a bigger project than you plan.

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Re: House remodel
« Reply #56 on: Thursday,November 09, 2017, 01:50:16 PM »
Congrats chuck , that is one beautiful floor you’ll be proud of for years to come.

From one builder to another it is worth all the backache.
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Re: House remodel
« Reply #57 on: Friday,November 10, 2017, 06:21:37 PM »
Thanks guys! I keep pedaling with the thought of a europa in my head!