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Old 09-10-2013, 06:29 PM   #301
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My 1" thick plywood was screwed ever 6" and the stuff was brand new. finish grade ply. If your going to go over the plywood just make sure you have no flex in the floor. You should be ok to go over cement. Flex bond. crack proof.

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:02 AM   #302
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I bought 2 gallons of primer yesterday; Kilz; and primered daughters room last night. Got over 3/4 of it done with 1 gallon. Need at least 2 gallons to do son's room.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:05 PM   #303
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Got some better pictures of the wall texture.







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Old 09-19-2013, 10:20 AM   #304
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This was a surprise! Hubby looked at me and asked me how far we would get with an increase in our budget? Our budget before was between $5k and $8k a year. He asked how far we could get on $20k!
Told him we would be so close we would trip on the finish line!
So I sat down and priced out the shower for him, my tub, bath tub for kid's, his shower door and my clawfoot faucet. Came out to about $5k. A vanity for us would cost around $1500.00
I will buy the shower and door for the guest bath. The purple board and hardi board for the bathrooms. I will buy all the interior doors. Plus the primer and paint.

So that leaves us around $14k.
Now to decide! Put in the carpet in the bedrooms? Laminate in the basement? Hardwood up stairs?
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:51 AM   #305
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Cool.

Nice surprises don't come often.

Enjoy.
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:17 AM   #306
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Was hoping to get more stuff done last Sunday but was laid up with the first cold of the year.

Off work this Sunday. Plan is to go around the north and east wall outside and re-seal everything. Still a couple small leaks on the west wall. Think I found them. South wall is no longer leaking.

The following week I work a Sunday so I will have the following Tuesday and Wednesday off. I plan to cut plastic to go over the doors and windows and re-stain the house. I already used a log wash on it so it is ready for stain!

Picking my battles on what needs to be done!

So much to do so little time! On both house and other things!!!!
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:22 PM   #307
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Went over the west wall and re-did the one window that had the leaks under it. Think I found the other leak from a check in the log.
Got the north wall done. The east wall was not fun with the wasps circling me trying to get into any hole on the house. Luckily did not get bit or stung.
Got the seal's hubby bought on the doors.

Taking a break right now.

Good thing I got that all done it has just started spitting rain.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:14 PM   #308
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Friend got the mudding finished today!!!!!

I have been working on priming the walls. Daughters room is done, have half the hallway done and half of son's room done. I just sort of picked a wall and just followed it around. I know I'm weird!
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Got tomorrow and Wednesday off! Staining the exterior of the house.
As for the priming I have gotten the bedrooms done. Hallway is done. Got a bit of the stair way done. The storage area under the stairs is done and got 3/4 of the rec area done! Have a gallon of primer left.

Have a quick question. Hubby wanted the rec room walls smooth, well after going over them with the primer I can still see the areas where the seams were mudded, should I do a second coat of primer?

Have to fix the house wrap on the south gable. Had some nasty wind here yesterday and it tore some of it. Either going to just replace it or see if it can be re-stapled and taped.
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Got the east wall stained. Started on the north wall and the paint sprayer went kaput on me. It was going ok then it just suddenly stopped spraying. Got out the manual and started going through it and at first it was like the tip was plugged. Took it apart and tried again. Nothing. Took the tip off again and turned on the sprayer and just pulled the trigger and stain came out. So put the tip back on and nothing again.
Just stinks! I was really hoping to get the house stained today and tomorrow. Hubby is out planting winter wheat so he cannot look at this til he gets home tonight. Hope he can figure it out and get it going again.

took 1 five gallon bucket of stain to do the east side. I have 1 bucket left so I ordered 2 more today. Really different then when hubby did it. I did as the maker said. Spray, back brush and then spray again. Put at least 2 coats on it.
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Got the room where my canning supplies are going painted and started putting up the tile for around the deep sink. Discovered the one thin set I got was better for putting up tile on the wall and the other stuff I got was too slick to put them on the wall the tiles kept sliding down. Got it to stop after some serious cussing.
Just need to put primer on the walls in one more room and the basement walls are primed and ready for paint!





Tried to replace the house wrap that was tore by a wind storm but my fear of heights defeated me. Hubby said he was going to fix it.
Restained the north and south side of the house then it got too cold up here to do the west side.
On a good note did get the wall leaks to stop and discovered why the west door upstairs is leaking. Need a new door sweep to block the rain.

Sold our calves so got some money coming in and I plan to buy the hardi board and purple board for the bathrooms and hopefully get some more things done and get the painting and tiling rolling this winter.
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Try nailing a board at the bottom to rest the first coarse of tiles on. No need to worry about sliding as the board will hold them up.
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Thanks Pugsy.

Got another container of thin set today. The stuff that would not let the tile slide.

Son keeps asking if he can move into the house. The bathroom is not done yet. Crazy kid!

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