My Parents New Home/ Renovation

Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:51 am

Nice crib Richard--what kinda rideing mower are they going to get :D
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:54 am

I think the dealer he might be going to is Kubota. I'm trying to steer my Dad towards one of those ones with the handles so you can easily go around the trees since there is so many to go around, he really has no need for a tractor type one. I'm sure they cost more but he hates spending money. This is absolutely killing him, I give him a list of supplies I need and he questions every screw. :lol:
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:43 am

yep,the kubota zero turns are sweet but pricey machines--farmer up the rd got one & after 3 seasons,after regular maintenance,no repair costs :) I think it's a 52" deck--my best to your parents & you in this new venture :D
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:29 am

Here's some updated pics...

My arches are coming together nicely. :D

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Most opf the sheetrock we are using is 5/8ths on the existing walls and 1/2 on anything new. For the arches I used 3/8ths for obvious reasons. I first scored the back of it about every quarter of an inch where the corner was the sharpest. I tried various methods of getting it on there without scoring like soaking it and letting it wilt but it cracked each time. Figured since it was going to crack I'd decide the how and where it would crack. :D Then I placed it onto the arch making sure it cracked along every score point. Next a thin layer of mud on the wooden part of the arch and a little bit on the inside of the sheetrock where I scored. Press it up into the arch and scree both the flatter parts of bot ends. I did put a few mid point as well. Should work fine especially since it has corner with bead and is going to be completely covered with mud anyway.

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Here's the other larger with the corner bead. We used a spray on adhesive with and that *censored* really works well. You'd pull the paper off the sheetrock before anything. The corner beads are nylon and in the case of the arches it's flexible specifically made for this application. As an added benefit there is no bends in the corner from accidentally driving the screw too far.
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The new windows are now installed as well by a friend, we didn't do that ourselves because of time constraints and didn't want the responsibility of the two large front windows anyway. New window on the left, old window on the right before it was replaced.
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Not to happy about this and not sure where the blame lays in the window company or installer. In any event if I owned a window company this would have never left the building unless the customer specifically requested it. As you can see they wider than they are high and quite small. This window should only have had 6 "panes" instead of the 12 smaller ones. Not much we can do about it now and since the installer was a friend what are you supposed to do anyway?

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This is 'lil' George, George wants you to know he hates the color pink. :lol: No more pink bathroom. He got so attached to the sledge hammer when he was leaving the one day he was walking out the door with it. Really, he got half way to his car and had to come back in. :P
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This pictures of all the arches, 4 in total. Two are original.
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Sting On: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:18 am

Never work for Friends or Relatives - or have them work for you.

Do it for free -- or go fishing.
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:56 pm

You're gaining on it Richard---she's looking good :)
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:14 am

Nice progress, Richard.
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:26 pm

Well have been pretty busy and only have a few pictures, I'll have more later as there has been a lot done. Just don't have any pictures because I kept forgetting the camera. It's taking longer than expected including 8 days on the hardwood floors but as I keep telling my Mother... patience. :D

this to the left behind the wall with the cabinets....

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Is now the laundry room with the "pedestal from hell". I left some space underneath for some drawers. I'm also considering making some kind of pullout platform to put the clothes basket on. As far as the washer and dryer goes it's like the space ship enterprise. I never so so many buttons on a washer and dryer.
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:33 am

Lookin good Richard.You gonna get em in before snow flys?I did the same pedastool set up for our washer & dryer--coulda bought em for about $500.00 extra---$25.00 for 2x's ,plywood,sheetrock & paint--DUH---that arch came out nice :) & yep you're right about buttons--delayed wash (2 hrs) and 10 other choices--used to just be off & on didn't it ;)
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:51 am

Makin' progress! 8-)

Yeah them front loaders are out of control nowadays. I wouldn't wash my clothes any other way though. Bought my first one in '03, now I'm sold. Couldn't give a crap about the environment -- it just saves the well pump from working overtime & allows me to run the boiler at a lower water temp, with the built-in heating element -- which means I save money. That's all I care about. ;)
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:53 pm

freetown fred wrote:I did the same pedastool set up for our washer & dryer--coulda bought em for about $500.00 extra---


Besides that they are not high enough. Might be hard to tell but the top of the pedestal is about 1 1/2 foot off the ground. I actually wanted to make them a bit higher but I screwed up first measurement and had the back wall built before I realized it.... which was a good thing because I forgot about the tray for the soap and it would have been too high. You gotta love those good screw ups. :)

freetown fred wrote:Lookin good Richard.You gonna get em in before snow flys?


Probably be in by Monday, but the floors took me a lot longer than I expected so that delayed things... and because the floors were delayed my Mother still thinks it's fine to stick with delivery schedule. I'm down to the finish line on lot of these projects but she has me all screwed up with furniture arriving and other things before stuff is done. The dam laundry room isn't fully spackled yet. Now i have to work around that. I keep telling her... everything you bring into this house and put into my way is only moving back the time when you get in here.
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:45 pm

:lol: you gotta love em :bang:
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:50 pm

SMITTY wrote:Yeah them front loaders are out of control nowadays.


My mother had them before, actually they were only a few years old but they got toasted.

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freetown fred wrote::lol: you gotta love em :bang:


Yea but sometimes..... Was a pleasure working in this house with nothing in it. Cutting Durock with a grinder inside the house isn't happening again. :lol:
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:12 pm

Here's some updates, the fancy arch is done. It actually lined up with existing one perfectly. The paint is my Dad, he has no patience.

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I'll try and give an idea of the layout, we're looking through the archway from above picture into the kitchen. The little room on the right is where the launbdry room is from the picture I posted above. This where most of the work has been centered. The other rooms at this point haven't had anything except a lot of scraping, paint and the floors.

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If we move through the arch into the kitchen and turn left we can look into the new dining room that used to be a bedroom. Not sure if this was seen before there was window where that door was. We're going to put a deck off there and wrap it around to the house to the existing screened in porch on the other side of the house.

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There was a lot of work that went into the existing cabinets. Lots of sanding, fixing holes etc. Hard to see in this first picture but I added molding throughout the insides of them. They do not have any backs but instead use the existing wall. There was a lot of gaps so the molding was the best choice to fix them.

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Granite counter tops, a new sink and a new tile backslash were installed. Other than the wall preparation the tile is the one thing I didn't do because of time constraints. There's actually two more pieces of granite not installed yet because the cabinets they will go on don't exist yet. :P

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The cabinet above the stove to hold the microwave/vent hood is completely new build and yes that's real vent to exhaust it outside. I installed the microwave into the wall because it was going to stick out entirely too far from the face of the cabinets, the back end is not mounted to the face of the wall but sits on a 2*4. The vent piece on top is custom build because they simply didn't have what I wanted. I had to first connect the elbow into a straight piece and the straight piece had to get S bend so it would make it into the wall. One thing I didn't account for when I started this project was the light below the microwave so I had to make the "dugout" in the second picture or it would have partially been in the wall, really wasn't much choice because if the microwave didn't go into the wall it would have been sticking out about 4 inches . It could have been completely flush and I would have avoided making that S bend but there is vent along the top in the front about an inch deep.

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Haven't noticed elsewhere in the house but in the kitchen ceiling you could see the seams where the plaster went together when the ceiling light was on. I mentioned this before but the walls and ceiling instead of wood lathe have a 3/8 backing board that is basically drywall without a finished side. These sheets are only two feet wide and this is where the seams were you could see. I skim coated the entire ceiling. You can see the darker are in this picture where the seam was.
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Last but not least the floor....now I know why they charge thousands of dollars for this. I thought it was going to be 4 days, maybe 5 tops but it turned into a 8 day project and I still need to get some more clear coat down in some rooms. I could probably do it 5 now that I did it once. I started out with drum sander we rented and 80 grit. I quickly became apparent the 80 grit wasn't going to do it and I moved to 20 grit which has abrasives slightly smaller than rice coal :shock: . I don't know if anyone has ever ran one of these machines but it will kick your ass, it's like a huge vacuum cleaner. When I started I was being careful with it but that wasn't removing enough material. The issue is the floor was slightly uneven with some floor boards maybe a 1/32 or even less that were below the others. Removing enough material was a project, I was trying to balance getting it down far enough and not leave any areas where it went too deep. These aren't that visible until you sand and will really become visible when you stain, the ned grain becomes exposed and since the mark may go across many boards it's very visible. What I ended up doing was lightly setting the drum on to the wood and letting it pull itself under it's own power, once it started moving I pulled up on the handle and let it eat.

Seemed to work out pretty well. Once I removed enough material I moved onto 36 grit with the drum sander. From there I moved to a very large orbital sander that had about a 12 inch by 24 inch sanding pad.... 60 grit, 80 grit, 100 grit... I used a small belt sander and my own palm sander for the edging.

Put some golden oak stain on it, lastly 1 to 3 coats of clear with some sanding in between depending on the room. I was against the clock and needed dry time so only my parents bedroom got the full 3 coats. I'll be adding the other coats to tother rooms when time permits.

Overall... well worth it, they look outstanding. My brothers brother in law thought they were new. :D
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:30 pm

Outstanding Richard--you've made yourself proud :) As with the whole job,the floors look beautiful
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