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#1 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted January 02, 2018 - 06:53 PM

Started tearing out some closets to repurpose a room. The old guy who owned the house before me did some odd things. He split 2x4s and made them 2x2 when building stuff. He used scrap wood screwed together. He was resourceful.

But found the room I am working in had a drop ceiling in it today when tearing out a closet. Going to need reinforced...

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Posted January 02, 2018 - 07:20 PM

that's all I have been doing at our new house for last few months, can't wait to move and get back to fun projects again, but it's been fun most of the time. going to lowes is getting old fast to easy with that card and the girls at lowes know me by name
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Posted January 02, 2018 - 07:33 PM

that's all I have been doing at our new house for last few months, can't wait to move and get back to fun projects again, but it's been fun most of the time. going to lowes is getting old fast to easy with that card and the girls at lowes know me by name


I hate lowes. At least this project is only going to cost me about 300 for supplies and then however much for carpet.
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Posted January 02, 2018 - 07:40 PM

I hate lowes. At least this project is only going to cost me about 300 for supplies and then however much for carpet.

the home Depot here is self checkout which is annoying
the lowes and home depot are right next to each other, I not a fan of either one but it's convenient but the lowes has better pricing there is a awesome supply/lumber house but it's
hours are 8 to 4 m/f, they prefer contractors not home owners

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Posted January 02, 2018 - 07:45 PM

the lowes and home depot are right next to each other put here, I not a fan of either one but it's convenient. there is a awesome supply/lumber house but it's
hours are 8 to 4 m/f, they prefer contractors not home owners

Same for me. Even worse local lumber yard is more expensive too and has less selection....

I usually plan my entire project with a supply list and then go to the contractor desk and have them get my whole order. They usually give me 10% off my order if it's over a 1000 dollars. They don't make you pick up the whole order at once either.

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Posted January 02, 2018 - 08:26 PM

Always got to love the surprises you find when remodeling. It always gets more intensive than planned.
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Posted January 02, 2018 - 09:13 PM

Always got to love the surprises you find when remodeling. It always gets more intensive than planned.


This project was simple. Remove closets. Drywall that wall. Fix up drywall on other walls. Prime. Paint. Done.

Now's it's drywall 2 full walls, and extensive repair work of the ceiling where the two closets were...plus a bunch of rewiring and adding outlets and cable ports.

I estimate it'll be done by june...working on it in my 30 minutes of free time a night.

Get him at 630. Cook and eat dinner till 730. Give boy a bath and get him ready for bed till 8. Pack my lunch and gear for the next day 830. 830 to 9 is free time before bed. So that's my sweet spot to get work done.
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Posted January 02, 2018 - 10:49 PM

Never know what you find in old houses when you stat opening them up.

 

Wow, you have a full day, for sure!


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 12:11 AM

Why the drop down ceiling?

I'd be leery of any of the electrical work that the PO did!


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 04:22 AM

Why the drop down ceiling?

I'd be leery of any of the electrical work that the PO did!

Most older homes they dropped the ceilings for 2 reasons.

1- To save on heat and 2- To make it easy to add electrical , pipes and new heating ducts without trying to fit/cut into existing space.


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 06:01 AM

Why the drop down ceiling?
I'd be leery of any of the electrical work that the PO did!

His electrical work is bad....

I've fixed most of it.

A lot of the house has drop ceilings but it was to put the staple on tiles up. This was dropped and has drywall on it. Nothing else above it.

I'm seeing a little more of how the house was originally laid out. Strange how things have changed over the years

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Posted January 03, 2018 - 07:07 AM

See a lot of dropped ceilings down here. They were usually plaster and falling apart. Plus a room with an 8' ceiling is easier to heat and cool than a 9'-10' one.


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 10:39 AM

His electrical work is bad....

I've fixed most of it.

A lot of the house has drop ceilings but it was to put the staple on tiles up. This was dropped and has drywall on it. Nothing else above it.

I'm seeing a little more of how the house was originally laid out. Strange how things have changed over the years

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That's a bit scary!  The worst is the work that you can't see or find!

 

Do you plan on keeping the drop down ceilings?  

How old is the house? Pics?

Just curious!


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Drop ceiling were popular before the suspended ceiling came in.  First on I helped to was in a country club, no laser level then so all with string level and 6'

 door level.  Wired the main frame to the cross stringers.  No truss rafters either..  Back in the early 60's.


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 04:08 PM



That's a bit scary! The worst is the work that you can't see or find!

Do you plan on keeping the drop down ceilings?
How old is the house? Pics?
Just curious!


I'll leave it. Too much work to tear it down. It's drywall on the bottom that I textured in 2013.

House was built in 1911 by the past owner father.

3 houses were that hill were built by the 3 brothers. 1 is gone. Mine and one at the bottom is left.

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