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Old 07-20-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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Here are a few pictures of the things we did our self when building my house in 2005.

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T&G vaulted ceiling in great room



Tile, Paint and Trim


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Old 07-20-2007, 12:25 PM   #3
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Hung cabinets, installed tops and appliences




Bellawood maple floor


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Wirsbo radiant heat in garage slab


Wirsbo radiant heat system with Wirsbo ProPanel and manifolds, Argo 16KW electric boiler on dual fuel elec service, main floor is forced air LP furnace. I did the install.



Finally, front of house


Back of house


DIY'd - Concrete, plumbing, radiant heat, sized and purchased furnace and AC system, paint, trim, tile, HW floor, T&G ceiling, hung doors

Subbed - Shell (Frame, roof, side, windows), Insulation except between floor trusses where I fit foam board and also spayed HandiFoam, sheetrock, electrical and duct work.

Currently finishing the basement myself doing all trades. Electrical rough in inspection is done and I have 3 rooms hung and two mudded.
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I just cannot understand why you didn't build the shell too.....



Looking good.

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I just cannot understand why you didn't build the shell too.....



Looking good.

LOL, I'd still be roofing it.
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Looks awesome!
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Dang!!!
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Was this all done in your spare time?
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Looks great, very impressive!
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Was this all done in your spare time?
Yes, what we did ourselves was done after working 7-3:30 and weekends, not to mention vaction days. It took one year to complete (main floor finished) to move in.

The contractor that built the shell only took about a month. It took my dad and I most of the summer to accomplish the concrete work in the evenings and weekends.

Thanks for the comments guys.
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Most impressive. I'm thinking of doing something similar in a couple of years once a new acreage opens up. Its nice to see that it can be done.

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Are you happily married? My husband starts home projects but never finishes them!

Nice job... Thanks for including so many pictures.
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Are you happily married? My husband starts home projects but never finishes them!

Nice job... Thanks for including so many pictures.
Yup, I am happily married.

Thank you for the comments.
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