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Old 09-19-2009, 05:49 PM   #16
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Also you can see in the above pictures where they had to sister 2 of the beams that support the roof. A prior owner wanted a skylight and to do so, actually cut out one of the load bearing beams and supported it with a closet. Then we discovered 2 of the beams that support the kitchen floor were completely useless as the interior door used to close off the basement from the outside apparently let in a little water and some termites. The floor sagged 1.5 inches in the corner which would have made doing cabinets a nightmare.

Oh yeah and brand new windows all around. No more having to prop the windows closed with the crowbar anymore

So yeah, found a little more than we bargained for in terms of structural components but everything is gravy now.

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Old 09-19-2009, 09:08 PM   #17
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What street is it on? Somewhere off Boston I suppose...
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subscribed to the thread... this is one I'm going to enjoy. Keep the posts coming.
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:11 PM   #19
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I love the rough finished brick walls. I want to add walls like in my house now but its to much work to add that feature in a house that already has sheetrock walls. I really like the industrial look of walls like that.
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Looking good Senor Fartman (fellow nasiocer)
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Great.. love the views... like Jerryh3, I'm thinking near Canton waterfront... hope not near the Red Line! I'm in Montgomery County now, but a son of Bmore. GREAT work so far and pictures... keep up the good work!
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:33 AM   #22
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Thanks for all the kind words. We passed plumbing yesterday! Just need the construction and electrical inspection and we can start drywalling. It's close to Boston St. It's on Robinson and Fait right in the middle of Canton. Originally we were going to flip the house but with real estate slower than the past and that we've grown a bit attached to this house, we'll probably live here for a few years and renovate more in the area. The nice thing is that houses we turned down because they were just to much of a dump before hand are now eye candy for us. It is interesting because a few years ago I used to rent in Canton and vowed never to return but after buying a place in Pigtown, I've now seem to have drifted back haha.

Anyway here are some pics of the brick cleaned up, the tub in and the new front window in. We didn't use muriatic acid on the brick because it stains the mortar brown. Instead we used some kind of detergent and then sealed it. If anyone is interested in the product I can look it up.










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Wow that's quite a task. Great work.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:44 AM   #25
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Some updates:

Passed electrical, hvac, building and plumbing rough inspections.

All new hvac ducting throughout. We found out the previous owners didn't install any return lines for the hvac system so we're not entirely sure how it worked for them.

Cans are all buttoned up and the heavy up (upgrade to 200 amp service) is completed. Bought the greenboard, tile, toilets and vanities for the baths. Also bought the kitchen sink and faucet, garbage disposal and ordered the cabinets. We went with a light mocha stained maple shaker style. We have a lot of cabinets going in for the size of the house so storage will never be an issue.

Found out the city wanted a permit for the coax and ethernet cable I ran. Complete bs so I ended up just pulling it all out so we could move forward.

Building inspector came yesterday, liked the framing but wanted to see it with insulation :confused: so he's coming back tomorrow. We installed most of the insulation yesterday. He also wanted blocking for the cabinets.

So that's where we stand. Hopefully get cracking on the drywall and floors within the week so we can move in.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:20 AM   #26
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So new update. Drywall is up and primed, cabinets are in, shower is tiled, bathroom floors are tiled, interior doors are hung and trimmed, new backdoor is in, all the laminate flooring (including the adhesive **** for the linoleum in the kitchen) is out, 100 year old heart pine flooring is sanded down and a couple coats of poly are going down. Floors are still wet so I can't get any pics at the moment.

Found out the enormous HVAC system is in fact way over sized for the house. The indoor temp went from 55 to 75 in about 10 minutes with it on

Got the electrical/gas meter moved outside. Also got the new service upgrade from BGE to 200 amp. Had the fun time of learning the old service line was MELTED and that we share a service line with the neighbor's house. Had we turned on power we more than likely would have burned down ours and a couple adjoining houses. Neighbors were really excited to hear that.

The stairwell is getting reworked as well. The treads weren't really salvageable so they're out. We are also moving the railing to the edge so in total, we've gained about 6 inches of stairwell space by doing that and exposing the brick.

I think that's it. We should be in supposedly by Thanksgiving. I'm really excited for these floors, I think they will look incredible when all is said and done.

Oh also when we pulled up the old flooring, we found a couple places were patched with old soup cans that were unrolled and made flat and shimmed by newspaper from the 1960s. We are thinking about mounting them in a frame and leaving them with the house when we sell as a memento.




EDIT: found a couple pics on my iphone from about 2 weeks ago. Top cabinets are 42's and hang out 6" below the ceiling. The brick side of the kitchen will have bottoms and the fridge.

The floors have all been sanded down and have a couple coats of poly drying as we speak.

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Good to hear the progression!
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Nice work guys. House will be beautiful. What is old is new and what is new is old.
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