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Old 04-25-2013, 09:41 AM   #151
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No. I dont care much for the price you have to pay to run the air conditioner here, im in east texas and you pretty much have to run the ac on 60 nine months out of the year. Im just going to get room air conditioners and use space heaters. We dont even run the AC in our rent houses that have central units. Its just too costly with our electric company and having to run it so much.
I know theyre supposedly "dangerous" in a mobile home, but my home is made of the same exact stuff that my parents' home is built out of, and so i dont see how they would be any more dangerous in my trailer than they would be in their house. Its drywall, insulation, cement fiber siding, wood floors. No paneling, no carpet.

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Old 04-25-2013, 09:45 AM   #152
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not these days, not with a minimum of a 14 seer r410 system. go 16 seer or up and you'll be paying less per hour than it costs to run a 75 watt light bulb.

but i understand. if you do change your mind in the future try us down in the hvac section, we'll walk you through it. Good luck with the remodel, it's coming along nicely!

oh, and I'm in Houston, Tx.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #153
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Plus the place where the original unit was stored has been converted to a closet, the top of it has been drywalled to block off the rooftop vent and the very top is being used now as a runway for the wiring from the bedrooms and bathroom to cross the hallway to access the breaker box. Not to mention most of the ductwork under the place has been pulled out and hauled across the scales, and we just dont have the budget right now to replace the central unit and the ductwork. We would like to get this place finished and move in before Christmas. Hopefully a lot sooner than that.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:57 AM   #154
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make sure all floor registers are sealed/covered then. you don't want them leaking in or out any air.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:06 AM   #155
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The only register left is the one in the bathroom, and we covered the bottom. The others we covered with plywood and the laminate flooring will be laid right over top of them. Thanks for your advice Doc.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:29 AM   #156
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hey bro, anytime. just glad for the conversation and again, if and when just let us know. that sheetrock and electrical raceway is but a smudge to get rid of.

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Old 04-26-2013, 07:57 AM   #157
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Its kinda funny how everybody assumes im a guy. I'm not a dude. Just kinda amuses me, LOL.
Thanks, if i ever decide to put a system in, this will be the first place i go.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:00 AM   #158
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Oh, and before i forget, i do have a small update. We finished the last two cabinets last night, except for face frames and countertop supports. We will finish those up tonight, and then we will be taking them to the house on Saturday for installation. Moving right along!
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:26 AM   #159
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We never made it out to the house this weekend. We planned to finish the face frames and supports friday night, but i underestimated a few things and we ended up having to take apart the drawer base and put it back together, moving drawer positions and redoing the face frame so that it would fit right, conceal the raw edges, and so the drawers could open easily. Soild now though, so hopefully tonight we can put the face frame on the bar cabinet easily enough and take them out to the trailer. Then once we clear a space, i can order the last seven sheets of drywall, to finish the hallway and second bedroom. Yay! Getting closer every week!
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Another budget update - At this moment, we have not returned or sold any more items for the house. So, having spent $2,500 since January, our grand total spent is now sitting at $5,292.02

We still owe a total of $1,109.24 to totally finish the inside, excluding the little bedroom. To make the house livable (which basically just excludes baseboard trim), we can scrape by with $893.20

Before we move in, we have to pay just over $375 to have the roof coated and sealed, and for a tube of caulk to fix the leak in the living room before we move in. So, we can have the place paid for in two months. Not saying the work will be done then, but the money will be there!

(Forgot to say earlier, this weekend we also bought the mirror for the bathroom, which i found on Craigslist for $25)
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Just checking in....You've made lots of progress. I love ana-white.com too and I'm twice you age. I bought a Kreg jig and built washer dryer pedestals last summer.

How are you going to heat if you don't do a central system? They do sell baseboard heaters now that have the oil sealed in them. You probably have a few months now that you won't need heat though!

When you are painting don't forget to check the oops paint section at Lowes or Home Depot. Don't buy any awful colors but sometimes they have some really nice colors for $5 a gallon.
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thanks for the tips. i already bought all of the paint i need except white, but if i need some in the future i will look at their selection. i intend to heat the house with space heaters if my fiance is there and my heated blanket when he is working. there are plenty of ways to get around central heat. thanks for reading!
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i know space heaters can easily overload a circuit but when we ran new wiring in the house, we made two outlets with dedicated 12/2 receptacles as the dedicated spot to plug in a space heater or ac unit so it cant overload
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i know space heaters can easily overload a circuit but when we ran new wiring in the house, we made two outlets with dedicated 12/2 receptacles as the dedicated spot to plug in a space heater or ac unit so it cant overload
Good thinking there. That could save a lot of future headaches
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Yeah my parents had a house built back in 2000 and it is all running off of 14G wire, and several rooms are run on the same circuit, lights and receptacles, and when they plug in a space heater, it blows the circuit every time. I didnt want to have to deal with that, so i ran all of my receptacles on 12/2 wire and all of my lights on 14/2, and put the dedicated plugs for space heaters on their own circuit, on their own breaker, so that if it did trip for some odd reason, it wouldnt shut down power to half of the house.

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