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#1 MyBolens1053 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 11:24 PM

Hello everyone, I saw a few of you greet me to GTTalk and asked for some pics of the house project I am s l o w l y working on.

Got the house back in February, 2012 and before moving into it I had to get a tree away from the house, replace a rotted garage door, replace ALL of the plumbing supply lines and internal waste pipes. All the copper pipes were stolen while the house set on the market. Bargaining chip on the final price for me.

Along with stains in the first floor ceiling below the bathroom said plumbing needed to be first major project.

 

Gutted the upstairs bath and also saw the floor joists needed to dry/air out. Pipes had frozen at one point and busted in several places. So, needing a 2nd bath in the house anyways, I decided to put a bath in on the first floor. Only place logical was a side porch that was enclosed and made into a laundry area.

 

When I started to make access for 3" PVC waste pipe I find that the frame and siding are all OAK!!! 100+ yr old OAK. That stuff is petrified. Well, gotta git er dun. So here are some pics.

 

 

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 11:41 PM

Here are more pics.

 

 

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 11:54 PM

Looks like you've been rather busy! Such a shame all that damage to that house especially for being how old it is. Im not a carpenter by any means but you've done a fantastic job so far :thumbs:


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 01:48 AM

Looks like you've been rather busy! Such a shame all that damage to that house especially for being how old it is. Im not a carpenter by any means but you've done a fantastic job so far :thumbs:

Thanks Dieselcubmike. I'm not a carpenter by any means. Trust me on that. I'm just a home owner learning along my way.

The previous owner, from what I am told by neighbors, NEVER did any work on the house. Even the yard was bush hogged only once a year.


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 01:58 AM

Here is the making of a concrete pad for propane tanks.

 

 

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Posted November 18, 2013 - 02:06 AM

A year later, I finally got the tanks and piped in the propane for heat and cooking.

 

 

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Posted November 18, 2013 - 02:07 AM

And you may see that the house is taking on a different color since I first purchased it. Barn Red.


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 02:14 AM

Looking good.i like that barn red. Are you going to top it off with a Mail Pouch Tobacco advert on one side?
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Posted November 18, 2013 - 02:36 AM

Its a shame you had to get rid of the pine tree it was a nice looking one. But after its gone the house looks..... well you can see the house now.

 

From the looks of it your house looks like it has some good bones. A guy just has to love the way some people ran pipes back in the day. Notching out the floor joist under a bath tub on a 2nd floor probably isn't the best way to do it.

 

Looking good so far! Keep up the good work!


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 03:08 AM

Posting so i can find this later on the big computer
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Posted November 18, 2013 - 06:34 AM

Your going to have a great house when finished , keep us posted Oh yea that kitchen light looks the same as was in my grand-parents , brought back memories of them


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 07:18 AM

Neat looking old house. Glad you can get it fixed up.


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 09:38 AM

Thank goodness for PVC (for the plummer). looks like you may be learning as you go which is o.k., 

 

The last set of pictures were all blurry. 

 

Dick


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Nice old house, looks like a lot of work.

I kind of like the red.

 

I know your pain, getting ready to take over my mom's old house, it was built in 1909. Complete bathroom gut/remodel, and have to expand mud room and build extra bedroom.


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 01:02 PM

Now that I can see the pics bigger than a postage stamp it is looking good.

 

Those old houses have more character.


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