Rental House Work

Blog series by 3fingerpat consisting of 4 parts so far

Part 1: Expect the unexpected!

08-22-2009 05:42 PM by 3fingerpat | 2 comments »

A couple of months ago we visited our property and decided to come back up in Aug to do some “light” work on the house since we were not going to renew the lease with the tenants at that time. We scheduled a roofer to install a new roof, two new skylights, new vent caps and drip edge drains all around. Also, needed to replace some fascia and soffit boards we found that were rotted at the same time. We also planned to have a contractor replace one wall of siding in the back of t...

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Part 2: Kitchen, Bath and Hallway Cabinet refinishing

08-22-2009 05:50 PM by 3fingerpat | 2 comments »

Another issue we didn’t expect was the poor condition of the finish on all the Kitchen, Bathroom and Hallway cabinets. They are all raised panel oak doors and in need of refinishing; here are some pictures of the before shots from the kitchen cabinets (the other cabinets were in the same condition): So after scrubbing the cabinets clean, some light sanding, next we found the perfect matching stain and then applied some wiping varnish to finish the job. Lots of work but ...

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Part 3: Drywall Repair

08-22-2009 06:02 PM by 3fingerpat | 2 comments »

I had more drywall repair then what I took pictures of, so here is the before and after of one of the repairs:

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Part 4: Front Wall Surprise and Repair

08-23-2009 06:28 PM by 3fingerpat | 6 comments »

The next saga of the rental house documents the front wall repair that was not planned or expected. I had contracted a carpenter to replace several rotted fascia and soffit boards during the replacement of the roof and also asked him to replace one piece of rotted 2×4 that I found on the front porch overhang. Just before our arrival in Oregon, I got the call from the carpenter reporting that there was much more extensive damage and rot then he was tasked with and recommended that I loo...

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