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Old 11-08-2008, 11:02 PM   #1
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now that we own not rent, I am tearing out the walls!!!


Well only the ones that need it. Heheheheee
I was at another forum and no one had replied in days or weeks, It is nice to see people here.


We bought our first home four years ago. A 1958 townhome. We paid to have windows and electrical redone. Now we are doing the powder room remodel. All the way down to floor joists and the exterior masonry walls!

Maybe I can even advise someone. Do you have land surveying questions? Fell free to ask me.

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Welcome. My favorite thing here is pictures! Post lots of them. Dorf Dude

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Welcome. My favorite thing here is pictures! Post lots of them. Dorf Dude
ok
here is a pic of the rotten floor


the piecemeal subfloor


and these three joists... were snugged into a brickledge on the right. But on the left they were notched to rest on the half inch side of a 1/2 x 3 board and then end nailed. So of course they were falling.

I believe the only thing holding up the toilet was the cast iron drain.

the 1/2 inch furring strips is all the room they left for insulation against the brick/block ext wall. I am north of chicago, so that was a little under engineered as far as insulation. Heheheheee


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