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Old 06-06-2013, 11:32 PM   #271
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Ok woke up to a nightmare this morning. Hubby went into the basement of this old house we are in and discovered that the entire north wall of the foundation is crumbling. The west side of the door is falling in and he is going to have to frame it up just to keep the bathroom from crashing into the basement.
I thought that was bad enough until he really started cussing. The house shifted and the drain pipe from the tub got popped loose and the tub was draining into the basement.
Going to get my friend to come out and just get the sheet rock put up and get it mudded and taped.

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Old 06-06-2013, 11:50 PM   #272
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Sounds more like the structure should be addressed before putting sheetrock in the works.
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Windows this is the 100+ year old house we are currently living in not the new log house. Nothing wrong with the new house just this old one.
Sorry for the mix up.
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Windows this is the 100+ year old house we are currently living in not the new log house. Nothing wrong with the new house just this old one.
Sorry for the mix up.
Ouch tho! You're going to have to fix it before you can sell it? Sounds expensive!!
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:34 PM   #275
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Amateuralex this is a farm house in the middle of our farm. No plans to sell it at all. Nobody would buy it to even move it. Not worth it.
Before we started the new house we priced out what it would cost us to re-do this old house. It would have cost us $138k and that was before we discovered the roof trusses were dry rotted.

Hubby looked at me and said he hopes to have us in the new house by the end of next fall. Talked to my friend today and he is going to do up a bid to hang the last of the sheet rock and mud and tape the house. Need to get the rest of the sheet rock for the bathroom's.
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Hubby started hanging more sheet rock. Got son's room done. He hopes to get daughters room done in a couple days. If he gets those done plus son's closet only things left is the bathrooms.

Called the lumber yard I shop at and asked them about the "purple" board was informed they have "blue" board instead.
I did a search here about mold and water resistant board and read a lot about purple board.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:52 AM   #277
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Trust me, your dream house will be worth all the effort. Ever since owning a log home in the 1980s, my wife and I wanted another, and wanted to build it ourselves. Starting in late 2008, we began the project. She designed the house with some software I bought, and the log home company prepared the blueprints. We subbed out the foundation, HVAC, and metal roof, but did virtually everything else by ourselves (with some help from a couple of our kids). We lived in our RV on the site while doing the construction.

We've been in the house about two years now. There's still a bit of trim work and tiling left to do, so I putter at that a couple of days a week. Is the house perfect? No, but we have the satisfaction that we did it ourselves, and it's paid for.
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Thanks md!

Had a lot of trouble finding a log home builder and such and almost gave up our dream when I found the right builder.
We can hardly wait to get in the house.
Hubby has almost the entire closet in son's room done.
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Son's room and closet are done and hubby had 2 sheets left to hang to finish out daughters room!
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That's some of the kids' help I mentioned. One of our sons does drywall.
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A bit stressed right now. Trying to decide what to do next. Planning on getting the sheet rock and hardi board for the bathrooms. Just wondering if I should look at getting the tubs, showers and plumbing fixtures too. Plan to tile above the shower areas and around my tub. Already figured out how many sheets of each I will need.
My friend should be coming out next week to mud and tape the house. He's painting another house right now. Going to ask him to texture it too. He does that I know I will start painting!!!!
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We put in a Lennox forced air furnance. Going to add AC to it too.
Looking at also putting a pellet stove in the basement and a wood burning fireplace upstairs.
We got an old Home Comfort wood/coal stove that my husband's Grandmother bought out of the back of a peddlers wagon back in the 30's, going to put it in the kitchen area.

The plans also call for a 3/4 wrap around porch, but we might do a full wrap around porch.
You people need a canoe light. Nice place you have.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:15 PM   #283
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My friend should be out either this afternoon or tomorrow morning.
I am laid up from work with pulled back muscles.

My folks came up and saw the new house. My mother took great delight in telling me to just buy the cheap bathroom fixtures and cheap cabinets because when I get older we would have the money to replace it all with better quality products.

Got 8 different paint samples. So once the walls are done going to be trying them out, after primer goes on the walls.
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Mothers know best! LOL.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:43 PM   #285
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ive had people tell me to buy cheap and upgrade later. Some things i listened, like cabinet hardware.
Some things i flat out refused to listen, like my massaging showerhead and kitchen cabinets.
Dont give in, you will love your home all the more for having the high dollar options now, instead of several years from now.

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