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Old 05-15-2013, 03:53 PM   #181
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The cabinets look great. I think you said earlier that you don't have a table saw and all your cuts are being made At Home Depot? That is awesome planning on your part!

I really like the bathroom color.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:22 PM   #182
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Thanks Arlo. home depot is cutting the plywood because i dont have a table saw. i do have a chop saw and circular saw tho so i cut the face frames and supports myself. not to mention, a full sheet of plywood is not going to fit in my little 2012 vw jetta. cut up, three sheets fit. i dont have a pickup either
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:20 PM   #183
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Me neither...no truck. You'd be amazed what fits in a minivan! I have three kids or I wouldn't have chosen such an uncool vehicle.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:21 PM   #184
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Okay well after buying all the sheetrock and other crap last weekend, i updated my remodel spreadsheet and we only have $883 left to finish the inside of the house.
Today my boss gave me a bonus check of $500, plus my fiance's share of $200 for this week and last week, and we are only $183 away! Tonight i can go and either get countertops, or get everything else we need and get the countertops in a couple of weeks. Probably not the brightest idea to get countertops right now, a 10' countertop would be in the way for weeks. Finish line is so close i can taste it!
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:23 PM   #185
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Even with that we arent really finished, we still have to come up with $2500 to redo the siding and somewhere around 2k-3k to redo the roof, but i think the outside is in good enough shape for us to get our wedding paid for (2k) and our sewer system (bloodsuckers expect 6k) before we start saving the cash to get the outside redone.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:25 PM   #186
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i know some of you might remember the really bad spots i posted about before, where there were huge gaping holes in the siding, but we managed to seal those with pieces of new siding nailed on over the holes and caulked around. it might not be the pro way to do it, but ill let the pros deal with it sometime next year. As long as it keeps the water out, and so far its doing just that.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #187
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we have been arguing and debating for months about how to get the cheapest countertops for the kitchen. we finally found a solution. my local lowes sells a unfinished 8' butcherblock countertop, $15 for each section. its made of pine and presanded. its a little thin so im going to put a plywood base under it, glue the pieces together and stain it to match the floors.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:54 PM   #188
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Sounds like everything is coming along nicely. I wish I could live out in the country.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:17 AM   #189
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Well its definitely summer now, i found a lone field mouse inside my living room saturday morning, it had died from the heat. So my cat found himself transported to the mobile home. Havent seen any since, and havent found any droppings or mouse holes, so im hoping that that mouse was alone and just wandered in.
This weekend we bought the countertops and edging, and we finished the drywall in the living room except for one piece by the door that has four holes to be cut in it and is going to take some time to cut. I was going to run the wires for the dryer, washer, and hot water heater but i had bought 10/2, and we needed 10/3 so i had to go back to Lowes to exchange them. As soon as that wire is ran to the power box, we can go ahead and drywall in the hallway walls. And once that is done, we can move the drywall (if any is left) into the little bedroom, install the cabinets where they are supposed to be, and assemble the countertops to prepare for stain. After the countertops are done and installed, all that is left is the floors and plumbing in the kitchen.
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Glad to see your progress. I had a quick question, what kind of plumbing do you have in your home? We have polybutylene (gray hoses) and I'm tempted to re-plumb the hole thing, because we get small leaks where they connect to faucets.
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Gray pipe is death for a mobile home unless you have plywood floors and even that is not going to hold up for long. This house had gray pipe, i ripped every bit of it out and we are in the process of replacing it with CPVC. Just supply lines arent difficult, well for mine anyway because the water lines are basically a T shape, most of the water centered near the bedrooms and two lines running the length of the trailer for the kitchen sink. i would recommend replumbing it if i were you, however if your insulation and belly board are intact, itll prove to be a challenge. My belly board and insulation no longer exist, so its not a big deal for me at this stage. After we move in we will replace the insulation and belly board but right now its all open and exposed. Good luck!
Oh and the drain pipes are ABS black pipes. I dont know if these are bad or not, but they dont currently leak and they all work, so im just going to leave them be and pray they hold up because i really dont want to replace them.
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i had one thing i wanted to splurge on, i didnt really need it but i sure wanted it. Natural stone baseboard for the kitchen that would tie the floors, accent wall, and countertops together. Lowes had it for $12 a foot, i found the same stuff at Surplus Warehouse for $7.99 a foot for the decorative and $4.99 a foot for the non decorative. Now i just need to get some thinset and grout to put it on the wall after the floor goes down.

Its the same style as this product but its a little longer and lighter colors, and the decorative ones have metal diamond-shape centers instead of the stone.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_44749-13397-...ile&facetInfo=



I had a pretty good laugh yesterday. On the way home from work, i stopped in at Surplus and bought the baseboards, and when i was checking out, i told the cashier about my kitchen remodel and how it was nearly complete. He told me that when i was finished, send before and after pictures to surplus' website and i would be entered in a contest to win a $500 gift card to Surplus. I had to laugh. After i spent all that money to finish my house, what am i gonna do with a $500 gift card? They dont carry anything but doors, windows, tubs, sinks, toilets, flooring, tile and cabinets. All of that will already be bought and installed by the time this remodel is finished! LOL. Now if they wanted to give me $500 in cash, that would warrant my time sending them photos.
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i had one thing i wanted to splurge on, i didnt really need it but i sure wanted it. Natural stone baseboard for the kitchen that would tie the floors, accent wall, and countertops together. Lowes had it for $12 a foot, i found the same stuff at Surplus Warehouse for $7.99 a foot for the decorative and $4.99 a foot for the non decorative. Now i just need to get some thinset and grout to put it on the wall after the floor goes down.

Its the same style as this product but its a little longer and lighter colors, and the decorative ones have metal diamond-shape centers instead of the stone.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_44749-13397-...ile&facetInfo=



I had a pretty good laugh yesterday. On the way home from work, i stopped in at Surplus and bought the baseboards, and when i was checking out, i told the cashier about my kitchen remodel and how it was nearly complete. He told me that when i was finished, send before and after pictures to surplus' website and i would be entered in a contest to win a $500 gift card to Surplus. I had to laugh. After i spent all that money to finish my house, what am i gonna do with a $500 gift card? They dont carry anything but doors, windows, tubs, sinks, toilets, flooring, tile and cabinets. All of that will already be bought and installed by the time this remodel is finished! LOL. Now if they wanted to give me $500 in cash, that would warrant my time sending them photos.
If you win, sell the card for a discount on ebay or craigslist, use the cash for anything else anywhere you need.

Even if you got $200, you'd be $200 ahead.
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If you win, sell the card for a discount on ebay or craigslist, use the cash for anything else anywhere you need.

Even if you got $200, you'd be $200 ahead.
Money is money after all!
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Glad to see your progress. I had a quick question, what kind of plumbing do you have in your home? We have polybutylene (gray hoses) and I'm tempted to re-plumb the hole thing, because we get small leaks where they connect to faucets.
Polybutylene was outlawed several years ago. There was a major class action lawsuit, everyone who had it got it replaced for free. My son in law just found it in his newly purchased home and had to have it all replaced. The bad news is the time limit has expired so now it's on your dime. While you have it opened up REPLACE IT. and I mean all of it you don't want to do all this work and have a major plumbing failure. This was such a big deal companies sprung up doing nothing but replacing this pipe. If you google polybutylene pipe I'm sure you will find a lot more info. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...6184726AAZFsdb I don't know if this come up right or not, if it did read the answer. It is not a matter of this pipe may fail it is a matter of when.
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