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Old 10-25-2010, 06:08 PM   #16
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Nice work. Great improvements.

How much did it cost without labour?
I think it ended up right around $7-7.5k. The osb was $15 per sheet when we bought it and the Mastic shake siding was a little pricey. (I think about $900 to cover the front, about 2.5 square.)

I wish I had taken some progress pics, but once I get started I don't feel like stopping to snap photos.


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Old 10-25-2010, 09:22 PM   #17
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I think it ended up right around $7-7.5k. The osb was $15 per sheet when we bought it and the Mastic shake siding was a little pricey. (I think about $900 to cover the front, about 2.5 square.)

I wish I had taken some progress pics, but once I get started I don't feel like stopping to snap photos.
Excellent...certainly not a lot of money considering the value that must have been added to the home.

Not to mention the added pride your dad must have in his "new" abode!
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Looks fantastic!

What rooms are on the end of the house there? It looks like it's screaming for a window.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:53 AM   #19
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Looks fantastic!

What rooms are on the end of the house there? It looks like it's screaming for a window.
Thanks. On the garage side are 2 bedrooms and on the other side is the living room and dining room. None of these home have windows there but it would be nice.
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WOW!! You sure do clean up good! Great job...Night N' Day results...
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:18 AM   #21
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Thanks!

By the way, my Rigid palm nailer is my favorite new tool! It made life so much easier.
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Great job, you looking good.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:30 PM   #23
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Spring is coming and I'm looking to fix this eyesore patio to finish up the exterior. The block is crumbling away. Is there a way I can replace the block without having to take out the pad? This needs to be done on a budget.

Here are the pics of what I'm talking about...

My Summer: Exterior remodel on my dad's house-wall1online.jpg

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I was thinking I could try to knock a 4"x4" under the corner of the pad and start pulling out blocks. Then I would replace them with new ones and pull out the 4"x4".
Does this sound reasonable? And what do I put behind the block? I'm sure the soil is all washed out. How would I fill it in with stone?


Also, do these blocks from Lowes look like a good replacement?

http://www.lowes.com/pd_10335-13226-...ntity_sold%7C1

Thanks for the tips,

-Erik

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Nice looking work, great home improvement project
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So I do have a progress picture, kind of...

I was browsing around on Google maps and the satellite went over on July 2nd 2010 and got this picture. If you look closely you can see me and my dad with a 1/2 sheet of osb ready to start the next row of sheathing.

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Looking good! Codes 30 years ago were fairly lax....may want to add a guard rail at door and handrail at the stairs for liability reasons, and help your dad navigating after all that work.

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