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#16 TomLGT195 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 05, 2015 - 03:54 AM

That's some pretty good damage there. You've got your hands full.


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Posted June 05, 2015 - 04:01 AM

Aaron, in any era people will build as cheaply as they can. seventy five years ago, people couldn't afford it but they cared and did their best. Today with codes people have a standard but profit is their goal, so quality suffers. there are some people who care today , but there are a lot of people out to make a buck. Pride in workmanship is no longer top of the list speed and profits are. Till we fix that ( good luck there) we will always see poor quality in everything we make. MTCW.


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Posted June 05, 2015 - 05:31 AM

I feel the opposite way. I've worked in a number of houses built in last decade that are no where near as strong as my 95 year old house.

My aunts house built in 1999 has has sagging floor joists that creak and groan when you walk around. Mother in laws house has cracked drywall all over and is pretty out of square for a newer home. I see houses with vynil siding that is wrippled and bowed.

Looking at what I can see. Was the window originally in that house? Doesn't seem that way to me.

The windows were replaced at some point as they are aluminum. Probably had wooden ones to begin with. The opening was probably set up originally for three windows. This is the dining room of the house.



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Posted June 05, 2015 - 05:53 AM

My home has had termite damage in the past. I really need to replace some floor joists in my kitchen but health has prevented it, and to tell the truth, I might not do it anyway.  Only a couple areas need support, so I may shore it up instead of replace entire joists in the nearer future.  Even with termite damage, this old house is darn solid.  Almost all the framing is true 2x4 & some 2x6 oak.  Sure was a beast putting in new insulated doors a few years back.  I found both doors had 3 layers of 2x4 around their perimeter.The ONLY big problem with my home is how it was built without much crawl space at all, but in 1925 there wasn't electricity nor running water, so why build for something you never figured you'd have?  :smilewink:


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Posted June 05, 2015 - 06:04 AM

The biggest problem I have with this is it is so wet under there right now and no way to bring things back up. It's looking better, but not where it should be.


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 08:03 AM

We got the wall framed back in and that part is much better. Took out a bunch of the roof sag. Can't do anything with the rest of it until it dries out some.

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We can get the sheeting on this part and the windows back in now.


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 06:21 AM

Looks good, roof sag over the repair appears to be all gone.  :thumbs:


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Posted June 23, 2015 - 03:34 PM

Since it is still too wet under the house we have other things to do. Got two 9 X 7 garage doors to put up and a back door (36"). A little more cash flow!


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 01:58 PM

It finally dried out enough for us to bring the floor joists back up. Also had to replace the sill plate and band joist to the back. Luckily, I got the new beam high enough that we could slide in the sill plate and get the band joist in. I let it settle back down so the piers are holding their share. Got insulation in the wall and will hang sheetrock Monday! Then siding goes on and we are done. I'll get a pic after siding for you folks. I have another job to start next Thursday in Tulsa, so this needs completed!


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 03:56 PM

Glad it dried up a bit so you could work. I was beginning to wonder if you were going to be shoveling snow to finish this.


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 04:03 PM

I was beginning to wonder my self!



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Posted August 07, 2015 - 08:15 PM

With the heat you've been having, down next to the ground in the shade must be nice. Of course not working would be better.  :smilewink: Glad you finally got a chance to get in there and wrap it up.


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 08:40 PM

Good deal Kenny, glad this job is winding down finally.  


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Posted August 10, 2015 - 04:08 PM

Had some set backs. Didn't get to hang sheetrock until this morning. Plus with showers most of the day, didn't get the siding and some lumber I need. But, I'm still going for a Wednesday completion!


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Posted August 11, 2015 - 05:43 PM

Move that completion day to the right one day! But I'm close!






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