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Old 05-31-2009, 04:50 AM   #16
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I know you mention some bad wiring there however once you open up the walls you have to bring the wiring up to the modern codes.

Good thing you caught it in time and I am not suprised with some of the prevous owner done to the place and myself I ran into more than I really can count { resdential and commercal side both are not much diffrent when someone have nutty idea }


As far for bathroom you may know this or not but you do need GFCI receptale and it must be on 20 amp circuit there is two way you can do this.

One way .,, you can have both bathroom receptales on one circuit however you can not have light tapped off from that { that including exhaust fan }
Other way is have two circuits one circuit for all in that bathroom and second circuit for second bathroom.

now for Kitchen area I know you are allready expect to the can of worms allready open and you will need minuim of two countertop recepatle circuits { it must be on 20 amp and GFCI as well }

If you have more queston you can holler in here or in Electrical section which I will be there from time to time to answer your question.

Merci,Marc

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Old 06-10-2009, 02:37 PM   #17
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Hey perpetualjon, just wanted to add another "Good Luck" to your pile..

I love remodeling work (but would hate to find mold -- that's just a PITA and makes the fun stuff go slower), and you look like you've got a good size project going.

More pics of the project please, when you get a chance!

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Old 06-10-2009, 03:40 PM   #18
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Well I've got more pics but yesterday the water feed from the street finally collapsed (under the slab no less) and I'm going to be working on that for probably the next 2 weeks! I was planning on replacing the line anyways --just not now! I was hoping for a couple more months before the 50 year old galvanized pipe would finally die! Wish me luck you guys!!
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:31 AM   #19
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Ok, I finally got a moment to put some pics together of the progress on this massive project. Mind you, I've got some other projects that have some priority over this one like repairing the roof leaks, fixing the busted water line, and some electrical rehab planning, but once I've made sure the roof no longer leaks on this area and the water lines are approved by the county, it will be full-speed ahead!! In the mean time, here's the latest:

Me and my sexy beer belly tearin' down the remaining sheetrock in the moldy bathroom...


This was a nice touch: mold AND mouse poop found on some of the cieling panels...


A couple of shots of the now-exposed roof beams and plywood showing all the water leakage that's been going on for probably 30 years...




My over-engineered temporary electrical splice to be replaced once the new subpanel is installed...


Here's a good view of the area that used to hold the tub surround. You can see the gap under the back bathroom tub where the ill-fated cat came through and into the front tub to pass on! Of note is all the bent over nails coming from the sole plate. I believe this area was once a doorway and has since been modified (poorly) to be the dividing wall between two showers...


Here I've capped off the original water lines to this bathroom. You can see some of the foam sealing I've done around this area (also just temporary)...


Here's an overall shot of the wall again after I added a piece of insulation using expanding foam as an adhesive...

I have plans to completely re-frame this wall but I'm going to keep these studs in place during most of the work so I won't lose the support of the cement board that's holding the tile on the back bathroom in the process. More on that to come in the weeks ahead!

And finally here's an overall shot of the entire area. You can see how much we have lost in our kitchen in the process!! My wife sure can't wait for this project to be OVER!!


So, wish us all luck!!
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That's definitely a big project. It's good that you're keeping your sense of humor through it all.

Thanks for the update.
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Yeah, good my wife is too!!

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