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Old 11-30-2007, 02:47 PM   #31
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Wow! Great work! (Oh the things I could do without kids! )
Thanks for sharing!

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I asked a couple questions over in the electrical forum about some work im doing and their only answer was hire a professional, All they are able to do over there is answer questions not much more than 3ways and changing out outlets. Kinda like going over to the lawn and garden forum and asking what is the best lawnmower to cut my grass with, with the help I got in electrical woudlnt' be surprised if they said "hire a professional" I found my answers elsewhere, so advice is your going to get annoyed sometimes, but keep trying.
Actually, I've always gotten great advice over there on quite complicated things. I ran an underground feed to a subpanel in my workshop this summer, and got lots of help from the pros that hang out on the electrical forum.

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Old 12-02-2007, 03:42 PM   #32
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awesome house good job, just wondering, how much did the ICF set you back and what sq footage is it? and who did you go with? nudura?
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awesome house good job, just wondering, how much did the ICF set you back and what sq footage is it? and who did you go with? nudura?

The blocks were $20 a piece. I used Reward. Footage is around 1900 a floor.
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nice,,i like it
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wow, i am speechless..

i found your discussion about having project management experience helpful when dealing with the bank.. that's a good tip

can you describe what books you read, or how you prepared for your foundation, basement and framing?

i am just getting started in this home reno stuff.. i really like it. hope i can be as good/confident as you some day!

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wow, i am speechless..

i found your discussion about having project management experience helpful when dealing with the bank.. that's a good tip

can you describe what books you read, or how you prepared for your foundation, basement and framing?

i am just getting started in this home reno stuff.. i really like it. hope i can be as good/confident as you some day!

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The books I purchased were on flooring, decks and plumbing. My Dad used to do concrete work when I was a kid so the concrete part we knew how to do. I did use Reward's website for technical details like rebar placement and how to tie the blocks together.
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Been a busy summer. Been working on the basement as well as some landscaping. We cleared a big area off next to the house and are working on getting a yard seeded this fall as well. In the basement, I had a rock finisher come in and help me finish sanding the rock and spray the ceilings and primer. On the the pics.

Lots of edging and 1 1/2" rock and a new sidewalk and patio at the walk out.

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Around the garage.

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In the basement:

Bathroom work -

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Suspended ceiling with can lights, I did this to have some access for future utility needs.


Self leveled floor for upcoming Ditra and tile install.
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Very nice work. I'm sure the lil lady is happy to see the exterior getting resolved. The look on her face in an earlier photo speaks volumes.

Like your handle as well, wonering if your far enough out from population to enjoy using it in the back yard.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:06 PM   #45
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1 quick question, on the outside AC unit, is the disconnect mounted right to the unit? Usually there is no room unless someone mounted the disconnect to a removable panel on the unit, which is a code violation. just an observation.

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