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#1 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted September 26, 2014 - 08:08 AM

Buddy of mine bought a 110 acres with a 2 story garage.  its 30x36 with a full 8' ceiling upstairs on it.

 

Since we are stuck in WV for who knows how long he decided we would turn the garage into an apartment.  We laid the plywood down for flooring, we put in 3 windows, and 1 sliding glass door.  Built a deck, with a roof, and started framing in the walls.  Will be 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, and living room.  So far 2 bedrooms are framed, 4 more walls to setup next week.

 

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Now at my house in Ohio, I am still working on my laundry room.  About 75% done, ceiling will get textured this weekend, and the floor put down I hope.

 

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Posted September 26, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Lookin good. It sure is a good feeling when you put paint to a drywall job!


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Posted September 26, 2014 - 07:42 PM

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This is what you look like after you do a poor job and apply to much compound to a ceiling joint....So much dust...but the ceiling is ready for texturing

Yes I am that ugly!

And sadly my beard isn't as luxurious as UncleWillie' s

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Posted September 26, 2014 - 07:58 PM

Toomanytoys , seems like you keep yourself busy. That's goin to be a cool apartment over the garage when it's done .Is it a 110 wooded acres or fields/farm land? Keep on post construction progress.Remember never go to sleep at night without kissing your tractors Goodnight.

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Posted September 26, 2014 - 08:17 PM

Toomanytoys , seems like you keep yourself busy. That's goin to be a cool apartment over the garage when it's done .Is it a 110 wooded acres or fields/farm land? Keep on post construction progress.Remember never go to sleep at night without kissing your tractors Goodnight.

Tom

 

5 Acres are clear for the garage and other barns, the rest is all wooded and ready to hunt!  There was a BEAUTIFUL house on the property.  It was abandoned when the owners passed away 12 years ago.  The kids lived throughout the country and never bothered it.  It was looted and destroyed inside.  The local fire department burnt it down for practice.  It's a nice project, he bought the property, and is funding the apartment build.  My labor and carpentry skills give me a place to sleep when it's done, and property for hunting and ATV riding.  MUCH better than the city apartment I have been living in.

 

I keep super busy.  Work 50 to 60 hours a week(120 miles from home and live out of town for those 4 nights a week).  Lots of projects, plus a wife and two kids. 

 

Being busy my mind clear and focused.  Plus I get a little irritable when I'm not busy.

 

I haven't had time for a GT in awhile honestly.  Rebuild the K301 in the Cub 128, and got the bugs worked out on it.  I have another nice complete original 128 that has a stuck valve and a few other little problems.  Nothing major, but it needs a complete disassemble and redo.  I'd love to trade it for a 129...or 169...


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Posted September 26, 2014 - 08:26 PM

Nice work you are doing! Been down that "too much joint compound" road a few times... Nice and dusty!!!
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Posted September 26, 2014 - 11:10 PM

Nice work! Wish I could afford you for a few weeks.


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 07:43 AM

Always nice to get to the end of a drywall project. Sure hate it when once you think your done you do something stupid and put a big hole or scratch somehow.Done that a few to many times. I used to enjoy being busy all the time but age has slowed me down somewhat . Now I enjoy being around and the grandkids and spending more time with them rather then being busy working on stuff. It seems like most of my time is trying to find ways to keep them busy doing stuff outdoors and having fun .


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 02:47 PM

Nice work! Wish I could afford you for a few weeks.


I work for home cooked meals and pies as well.
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Posted September 28, 2014 - 09:55 AM

Looks like you have been pretty busy while away from home, at least you will have a nice place to stay.

I hate drywall, been there.....get to do it in a few weeks once I get it all hung in my sons bedroom I am currently framing.

 

My cousin started out in Tenn with a 4 car block garage and 12x40 mobile home. He built an apartment over the garage then expanded, then expanded again and now has a gorgeous 4-5000sq foot mansion down there.


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Posted September 28, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Ceiling won't get textured this weekend. Dad is sick and I need the help texturing. So I guess I might go hit Rural king.

Did get the furnace fixed
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Posted October 05, 2014 - 09:53 AM

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Ceiling done. First attempt at a fancy circle around the light fixture.

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Finished the porch at the cabin. I don't have any pictures inside but we put up the 3rd bedroom and bathroom walls. Slow going now insulating, wiring and plumbing. Lots of work going ok but not much visible progress. Doing septic tank next week too.
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Posted October 05, 2014 - 01:43 PM

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Did some painting. Still have the trimming but the ceiling paint is still wet so I can't tape it off. My wife picked the color. I am not sold yet. Why do women always get to pick the color?

Lay the tile, put down trim and Finish the paint. Not much left now.

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Posted October 05, 2014 - 03:55 PM

Looks great! It's best to let the women pick the paint colors. That way if they don't like it when it's done you can't be blamed for picking the wrong color!
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Posted October 05, 2014 - 04:48 PM

That plus the color won't show dirty hand prints as quick!


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