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This is the reason why my "Q" is on hold UPDATE 6/3

sqwib

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What a nightmare.

went from this,




to this






So far the price of copper alone has put me over my projected budget.

Most of the electric is done and started the drywall.

I got half the drywall done and had to completely remove it again, electrical boxes were too low






the ceiling was a bear, had to chissel out a huge knot and about 18" length where the soffit was.

had to shim the jousts where the soffit was.



Tear out was  bear as well, had to remove a layer of linoleum , lauan then hand pull every single crown staple that went through the lauan, a tiled floor 3/8 plywood and into the floor, after the staples were pulled out the 2nd floor came up relatively easy but that floor was secured with a bunch of nails that stayed into the sub floor when I pulled up the 2nd layer of underlayment them nails had to be removed by individually by hand as well.

The walls were a faux brick but very hard and brittle, this was a chore.

I did get a chance to sure up the floor in the bedroom above the kitchen by jacking up the floor between the joists in the kitchen and putting in a support.

Its pretty overwhelming doing this by ones self,  I have been pacing my self...about 3 hours a night and then I put in a good weekend.
I doubled my projected completion time because I have to do everything twice!

I wont even go into the electric

All this because my better half wanted to put in a new floor, that nd the fact that she always hated the brick!

At least I am getting a slide out spice rack built into the base cabinets out of the deal.
 

rbranstner

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Oh man Oh man. That looks like a major pain in the butt. I don't envy you at all right  now.
 

justpassingthru

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SQWIB,

That's quite a project you have taken on, I applaud you on your perseverance!

Gene
 

fpnmf

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YYYEEEOOOWWWWWWW!!!!

  What a project.. my condlences..

  Craig
 

smokin relaxin steve

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Good luck my friend! I did my kitchen several years back and was contemplating starting my basement this weekend... but after this post i might put that back on hold for another 2 years!!!!! LOL!!!!!!
 

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Oh man...looks like a b****. In my experience you go to fix one thing and break two others in the process. Looks like you folks will be doing a lot of take-out for a while. Luckily, I don't have to deal with those wifey suggestions anymore...you know, the one's that start with 'wouldn't it be nice if 'we' could.......' ...fill in the blank with whatever..lol.
 

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Hey SQWIB It maybe a bitch now but you'll be happy when done. Me on the otherhand have redone mine 3 times in 20 years, and I hope I sell it before we change it again. Keep up the good work

What's up with all the outlets by the ceiling?
 
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I feel for ya a couple months ago I had to help/do my sister's house after a plumbing leak in the wall. It ended up being two bathrooms and the kitchen down to bare studs and start over.
 

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Better you than me!

I quit doing this stuff a few years ago---Now I just advise & my Son does the hard work!

You'll be proud of it when you're done though!

Don't forget to hit us with the final pics,

Bear
 

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Do you have a budget or flyin' by the seat of your pants?

Good Luck My Friend!

Todd
 

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Wow! My back hurts just looking at the pictures!  Thats quite a project you are taking on.  Can't wait to see the finished product.
 

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Holy cow dude, nothing like starting from scratch. I kinda liked the brick!   
 

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Hey SQWIB It maybe a bitch now but you'll be happy when done. Me on the otherhand have redone mine 3 times in 20 years, and I hope I sell it before we change it again. Keep up the good work

What's up with all the outlets by the ceiling?

A lot of the wires had to be cut and extended after the soffit was removed, so to try and keep with code I used outlets as junction boxes
 

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Thanks all,

hit another problem.

The floor has a bout a 3/4" drop between 3 joists.

was gonna tear up the sub floor but decided on SLC,

of course the refrigerator and stove sat in this dip.

I'm a bit leery of this stuff but will be placing a 3/8 underlayment on top.

Had a buddy come out and start the tape and spackle routine.







 

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Good luck man. That SLC is good stuff and makes life a lot easier that the old days
 

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Thanks all,

hit another problem.

The floor has a bout a 3/4" drop between 3 joists.

was gonna tear up the sub floor but decided on SLC,

of course the refrigerator and stove sat in this dip.

I'm a bit leery of this stuff but will be placing a 3/8 underlayment on top.

Had a buddy come out and start the tape and spackle routine.
Ran into that a few times. 

I used to jack the floor up & glue and screw some heavy scabs on both sides of the low joists.

Bear
 

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