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That old house #5: Light moved and arches constructed

12-06-2011 08:48 PM by BillyJ | 2 comments »

I was able to move both the light and construct the arches in two nights. It would have been much easier incorporating the arches into the original design, however, I found it was not all that horrible building off site. Laying everything out on a 1/4 OSB board, I drew a 70 5/8” circle. Allowing for the 1/4 drywall, I cut and assembled the two sides. After that, it was glue, screw, block, glue, screw, and finish. I find using the 3M #61 spray to hold the molding is a lot easie...

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That old house #4: Change order #10,999 and counting

12-04-2011 07:38 AM by BillyJ | 3 comments »

I am honestly not keeping track of how many change orders have taken place, because most of them originated from me opening my big mouth and suggesting a different approach. Just when I thought it was safe to move on to another segment of the job, changes in design take place. Who cares – right? Finishing the drywall went well. I recently picked up a Porter-Cable 7800 Drywall sander and vacuum and couldn’t wait to use it. Although this is a small job, I brought it along just so...

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That old house #3: You'll finish when?

11-14-2011 10:44 PM by BillyJ | 1 comment »

Although I told the client MANY times that this remodeling job will take a long time, I do not think she believed me. Working by myself, and for only a couple of hours a night, it is rather difficult for real progress to take place. There were many items that put a crimp in me accomplishing a lot, the least of which is a demanding client. I left off in the last installment showing a gutted shell, with only a little plumbing and electrical completed. Time now to install the windows. The...

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Dining Room #3: taking shape

02-03-2010 08:52 PM by JeffS | 2 comments »

Once I closed in new exterior wall, I framed in the old porch floor area to bring it up flush with the interior floors. From there, taking down the old wall was pretty easy; just had lots of electrical to re-route. Framing in the new wall to divide the space into a Foyer and Dining Room Onto the drywall! Pretty straightforward at this point. I pulled new electrical into the basement for outlets, ceiling lights, wall sconces, 3 way switches, outdoor lights…lots of ne...

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Garage Conversion #2: Subfloor Paneling

10-10-2008 04:19 PM by Olaf Gradin | 1 comment »

I’ve recently finished one half of the 21’ subfloor I’m building. I’m out of joists, so I’ll need to buy more before continuing. In the meantime, I figured I would go ahead and lay paneling where I could as the leveled joists over the concrete floor are making it increasingly more difficult to walk. I tacked down a few rows of insulation and already have the vapor barrier purchased and ready to go. As soon as I can get out to the store, I’ll be purchasi...

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