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Old 02-26-2011, 08:15 PM   #31
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These last 4 pics of the plumbing rework are the last of day two which happened yesterday. Pex was used for the sink supply, the sink drain was relocated in the corner waste pipe and there were some heat pipes concealed behind the wall in the old door cavity with heat PEX.

I have a 24 hr commitment to work today so tomorrow I will be working on those recepticles in the kitchen and junction boxes in the basement. One of the workers used some sort of plug as an alternative to wire nuts in a junction box. I will have to see if I can find some of those at HD or Lowes tomorrow.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:23 PM   #32
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Good progress so far. Can’t wait to see the end result…
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:44 PM   #33
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Your progress looks great! Can't wait to see the final outcome.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:36 PM   #34
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the nice kitchen but its thing are totally closed to each other.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #35
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Looking really good! I too well know the challenges of remodeling an older home that had corners cut. I'll be starting on my own Kitchen in a couple weeks. Hope it all works out for you and I'll be back to check on yeah
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:28 PM   #36
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Any fresh pictures of the kitchen with the walls opened up?
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:52 AM   #37
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Any fresh pictures of the kitchen with the walls opened up?
Yep. Read on.

Edit: Actually on second look I don't have any new pictures there yet. Nothing new has happened there yet.

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Old 03-02-2011, 01:08 AM   #38
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The second run of cabinets went in yesterday. This job was contracted for 24 man hours of labor for the cabinets. They are up to 27 by the contractor's last estimation so no refund on that part of the contract. And they have more to do. But, at least they can't charge me any more.

Taping and mudding with a day to dry in between each step. Not much else happening in the next couple of days. The wood trim will not happen until after the mud part is done.

The sink and DW are hooked up temporarily until the new Corian countertops and sink are installed. The countertop people won't be out to measure till 3/9.

I have no compaints about these Shenandoah cabinets so far. I have read where people have had problems with the delivery and sometimes the condition of the cabinets on arrival. The only problem was the door to the right of the oven swings the wrong way which is an easy fix. Oh the cabinet man drilled one of the fronts wrong for the handle so the contractor will be buying a replacement. S--- happens I guess.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:21 AM   #39
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Not thrilled with the patch job on the floor, I gotta be honest. seems almost like a waste of oak. I can't justify refinishing the floor at thes point anyway. It is in rough shape in places, especially alone the old sink wall.

Sombody really hacked into the floor to install dishwasher plumbing. That is right in front of the new door of course. The contractor plans on putting a transitional piece of wood in front of the door. I can't envision it until it happens. The transtion is needed because ot the height of the new threshold.
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great progress.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:09 AM   #41
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I think these are what you were looking for Mike. These are the most recent. This are is getting patched up and mudded then trimmed out. There is a junction box in the ceiling that ties my two kitchen lights together. They were formerly on two side by side switches, kitchen and dining room but now they are one. It will just be there until I can open up the ceiling and redo it and the lights.

We are leaning toward can lights for this area considering the low ceiling. Maybe pendent lights over the sink too. But open to suggestions on lighting.

Unfortunately the workers were ready to wall it in before I could do the wiring. Plus that wiring was pretty complicated for a newbie so I wound up paying for that extra.
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Looking good--I like the new door--adds a lot of light.

Those old houses take a lot of extra time to work on---You just never know what's going to be hidden inside the walls.

I like the heavy old timber post.

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next time..haha...think about stealing old flooring from under new cabinets for floor patch. still looks like a patch but is a better match. really nice job by the way, I like thinking jobs
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next time..haha...think about stealing old flooring from under new cabinets for floor patch. still looks like a patch but is a better match. really nice job by the way, I like thinking jobs
Maybe someday I'll get really ambitious (Like after I retire) and try to bring that old floor back. A better patch with new flooring would have involved tsking up surrounding members and blending them together and staggering them. But I didn't expect them to get that involved. When all is said and done, I will probably reflect on my experiences working with this group of contractors but I won't be bashing them. Just saying there have been pros and cons.
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