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Old 09-09-2012, 04:53 PM   #16
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oh wow...when you said "we did not intend to do this" what DID you intend to do? And are those wasp or a bee hive?
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oh wow...when you said "we did not intend to do this" what DID you intend to do? And are those wasp or a bee hive?
We just wanted to rip up carpet and paint, but one thing lead to another and now you know the rest of the story

That is a huge inactive wasp nest, paper type nest. It was behind one of the knotty pine panels. Happy it was inactive or we would have been running out the door!
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We just wanted to rip up carpet and paint, but one thing lead to another and now you know the rest of the story

That is a huge inactive wasp nest, paper type nest. It was behind one of the knotty pine panels. Happy it was inactive or we would have been running out the door!
That was an old hornets nest, that would have been bad had it been active.
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not sure why but i absolutely love that house. Makes me sad face my ranch
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Oh man im not sure i could stand to touch that house. it was so beautiful! I hope it looks better when you are finished that it did before. i love the original wood wall panels. So pretty.
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Oh man im not sure i could stand to touch that house. it was so beautiful! I hope it looks better when you are finished that it did before. i love the original wood wall panels. So pretty.
I couldn't bear to rip all that wood paneling apart, either. I love wood interiors like that.
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Any updates? I've enjoyed the beginning of your renovation reality. I'm curious to see how things are progressing
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Remove load bearing wall, install (3) 1 3/4 X 16" X 24'


Still need to replace about 10 joists, secure everything and get the inspection










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WOW! Holy teardown. Nice job.
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WOW! Holy teardown. Nice job.
Understatement.....

Now I don't feel so bad about my 'trials and tribulations'......

Mine is mostly new construction....but I feel your pain when it comes to the demo....

One thing I'm sure you agree about....dirt.....you never realize how bad the dirt is until you demo....

It's a bit late now....but there is an easier way to demo drywall....take a sawzall and run it down each stud bay....then the drywall come out in big chunks instead of little pieces....

One other piece of advice......if you don't have one yet....buy a palm nailer.....trust me on that one....once you start nailing up the hangers on thos joists...you will wonder why you didn't have one before.....
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awesome start! You can do it!

I am not trying to be critical but I read a comment where you only thought the repairs were going to be carpet and paint type work or did I misunderstand?
Maybe I look at things with a a different eye after owning a 70 year old house and a 107 year old house, a lot of the house looked like a gut and redo to me.

To the wood panel lovers, I can say that I was on your side until I owned a house with a bunch of wood like that. It is great for a while,but it really dates the space and it is had to do anything with it. The upstairs on my 1940 Cape is covered in beautiful wood, but after 5 years with it, I think it needs to go. My space needs a reno and looks like it is stuck in the 70's
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Danny, that is why i decided to remodel my place just to what i liked, not what is in style. Because there are so many houses being redone in the "modern" style, and in 2030, someone will look at a place that looks modern now and say, "geez, this place needs remodeled! Its stuck in 2013!" A lot of people told me putting beadboard in my kitchen would "date" the place, but i think it looks pretty awesome.
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I totally forgot about this. hahaha.
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Um. Well, we're still working on it. Had a life event that slowed everything down to a crawl.

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