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Old 05-24-2013, 10:53 AM   #196
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Thats exactly why i replaced mine. I didnt have water hooked up so i didnt have any leaks but i knew i would, so i just dealt with the problem while it was still easy to do so.

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Old 05-24-2013, 03:03 PM   #197
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Well I'll definitely look into it.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:22 AM   #198
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Ok we made quite a bit of progress in the kitchen over the three day weekend.
- We moved all of the drywall out of the way
- Got all of the cabinets installed and attached to the wall
- countertops screwed down
- sink template drawn on the countertop
- Bar built and screwed to the floor and to the cabinets
- Beadboard panel for the front of the bar cut to size and adjusted to fit (not nailed up yet though)
- Bartop cut to size and screwed down to the framing
- Countertop for the large unit beside the pantry cut and glued together, not screwed down yet
- purchased everything we need to finish the wiring

So as you can see we got a lot done. We worked every possible minute of daylight, battery operated fans going full blast and still roasting to death. I ran out of light too quickly to get any pictures over the weekend but hopefully i can get some pretty quickly.

We are now on a deadline to finish, so we will be working in the evenings when i get off of work as well as on the weekends, because about May of last year, my grandmother visited (she lives 1900 miles away) and i had just bought my trailer, i promised her (not knowing how much would be involved) that next time she visited, i would cook a dinner for her and my grandpa in the trailer. Well she is coming down in September, so that gives us three months to completely finish the bathroom, living room, kitchen, wiring, and plumbing. I would like to have my bedroom completed then too, but right now im aiming to have it presentable, if not finished by September. So, stick with me people, i promise you this project will get finished, and quickly!

As of right now, our to do list is short.
1. Drywall, mudding and taping
2. Painting
3. Trim
4. Floors
5. Staining countertops and polyurethaning the kitchen floor
6. Install closet and shelving units
7. Countertop in bathroom, finishing touches in there like shower curtain and towel rack
8. Plumbing pipes connected under the floor
9. rework plumbing under the sinks

Shouldnt be too much to finish in three months
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:50 PM   #199
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Do you have electricity hooked up yet?
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:51 PM   #200
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nope not yet
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:06 PM   #201
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I cannot imagine working in the heat without having a cool place to go. I guess it's not so bad since you're not in the sun all the time.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:09 AM   #202
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its pretty bad, yeah. We have to open all of the windows, and turn on two battery powered fans to carry around with us, they help more than anything. Its not quite as bad as working outside though, because the sun never actually comes inside the house.

In order to turn on my power, i have to get a new meter box, put it on the pole, hook the wires up to it, stand the pole up and into the ground, and run the conduit up into the house to connect to the breaker box. So that is $50 right off the bat, plus we have no way of picking the pole up off the ground, let alone standing it upright, and i have to get a certain length of conduit to be able to run the wires into the house. After all of that, itll be two days waiting on the electric company, and then $50 a month base amount, no matter how much it is used.
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The service pole didn't come with the home?
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Yeah it came with it, its just not in the ground yet. And my dad broke my meter box, so i need to get a new one and attach it to the pole before it goes up.
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Yeah it came with it, its just not in the ground yet. And my dad broke my meter box, so i need to get a new one and attach it to the pole before it goes up.
Oh ok, we'll hopefully it won't be too big of a deal.
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shouldnt be. In theory. Of course, with this PITA trailer, no theory EVER works out. For example, the cabinets on the back of the bar are exactly 61". In theory, cutting bottom and top studs for the bar at exactly 61" should have made them perfectly level with the cabinets. Nope. Dang walls are crooked i guess. the bottom is perfect, the top is off, and yet the thing is dead level in every possible way, and so is the cabinet. Ill never understand it. Hopefully we will have a little more luck with the pole.
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The kitchen is very close to finished now, my mom is out there today painting face frames and the accent wall, so once that is done, then we can do the floors, which shouldnt take long since its only 125 sq ft, and then we can stain the countertops and attach the trim pieces. The only thing we cant do right now is the ceiling and baseboard trim, because that requires a finish nailer which requires electricity, and for that we have to have a long extension cord or a generator. But that is all that is left. None of that will take long, except waiting for the stain to cure, then cutting out the sink hole and putting the sink in and building a new drain pipe. With any luck we will finish the kitchen this weekend!
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shouldnt be. In theory. Of course, with this PITA trailer, no theory EVER works out. For example, the cabinets on the back of the bar are exactly 61". In theory, cutting bottom and top studs for the bar at exactly 61" should have made them perfectly level with the cabinets. Nope. Dang walls are crooked i guess. the bottom is perfect, the top is off, and yet the thing is dead level in every possible way, and so is the cabinet. Ill never understand it. Hopefully we will have a little more luck with the pole.
It's not just trailers. Remodeling can be a pain because things may be crooked or not level, or walls can be bowed.
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I can't believe you are doing all this work with out any power, I would go nuts without being able to use my power tools.

Even big expensive houses are all crooked. I think some of the wall in our house used the old eyeball method when they were put up. I have one wall that the last two feet of it shoot out to the left almost 3/4" the first 4' are nice and straight. I guess it's an 'added' detail. lol
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LOL Nick it doesnt bother me to use cordless tools. Everything we use now is battery operated, from the fans to keep us cool to the cordless circular saw, jigsaw, drills, flashlights, i havent found anything yet that we absolutely must have electric for, except the finish nailer, and thats only because renting a cordless one would cost me $75 an hour. So finish trim will have to wait.

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