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Old 01-05-2013, 10:35 AM   #16
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Not to be rude, but from your description of this place, is it really worth it? 700 sq ft?

It seems to me that you don't have much there, especially with a dirt crawl space.

Sometimes its better to just start over plumb and square, new poured foundation, Insulated concrete floor, etc. etc.

Ive done renovations on old stuff, and it can cost more than its worth when you start running into out of plumb, no access, demolition, asbestos, etc etc.

Just a thought.

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Well thankfully we got the house for super cheap. That plus the fact that we are really enjoying doing all of this work and to me that makes it worth it.
Around here very small houses are not uncommon. Yes, we are one of the smaller ones on our block, but not so much that it seems unusual.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:30 AM   #18
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OK so it is a labor of love thing. I just know from experience that sometimes the price of eggs in china is not worth the wear and tear on the hens butt.

Especially with no basement to work from
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None of the houses in our neighborhood have a basement. Actually, now that I think about it, I haven't lived in a house with a basement since I was 4.
And for this point in our lives 743 is enough for us. And... Rebuilding would mean no place to live in the interim. :D
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Going in the crawl space today!

Early on the hubby and I agreed the crawl space was me and the attic was him. What a dumb agreement.

So I thought, hey I'll pull out my old Navy coveralls. I knew I kept those bad boys for a reason!

It's a long story, but unfortunately they are inaccessible at the moment. So this isn't even going to be fun. Dang.
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Going in the crawl space today!

Early on the hubby and I agreed the crawl space was me and the attic was him. What a dumb agreement.

So I thought, hey I'll pull out my old Navy coveralls. I knew I kept those bad boys for a reason!

It's a long story, but unfortunately they are inaccessible at the moment. So this isn't even going to be fun. Dang.
It's not nearly as bad as you think.....my kids come down into the crawl space with me all the time.....in fact, one day I had them helping me pull wire....my 10 year old was in one part of the house feeding wire....I was at a second pull box.....8 year old son was in the attic pulling on the string.....6 year old daughter was outside making sure the wire stayed straight.....

Oh....and the kids have their own head lights.....

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You're right. It wasn't as bad as I pictured.

But it was still unpleasant.


So...
The pipe comes straight out of the ground!!
It has two foundation walls right near it.
I'm confused. A pipe coming out of the ground, through my floor, 90 degree turn into the wall, and then out the roof.
What?!?!

I am resigning. This will earn the plumber some money because I really don't think I want this headache.
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I always try to give up too easy...



I ran into the plumber at my mom's new house this afternoon so I got a chance to talk to him about it.

He basically said "If I come from Town X where you are in Town Y it's going to cost you at least $200. So here's how you cut and cap it yourself. And if you do that and it screws up your plumbing, then I'll come look for you."

Hahaha, so after talking to hubby about it, we are going to attempt to remove it ourselves.
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I ran into the plumber at my mom's new house this afternoon so I got a chance to talk to him about it.

He basically said "If I come from Town X where you are in Town Y it's going to cost you at least $200. So here's how you cut and cap it yourself. And if you do that and it screws up your plumbing, then I'll come look for you."

Hahaha, so after talking to hubby about it, we are going to attempt to remove it ourselves.
Make him join you in the crawl space
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Make him join you in the crawl space
HA!

We had a big laugh when he tiptoed around the question of whether or not he would fit and I tiptoed around the answer of no, he would not fit in the opening.

Nice guy.
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Here's a thought- one I'd do in a heart beat- cut out enough of your floor to reach down and cut and cap the pipe. You'll need to patch the small hole any ways, go ahead and patch a bit bigger hole
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Here's a thought- one I'd do in a heart beat- cut out enough of your floor to reach down and cut and cap the pipe. You'll need to patch the small hole any ways, go ahead and patch a bit bigger hole
That was part of the discussion with the plumber actually. It would be WAY easier to take out and replace a few planks than saw through a pipe in a very teeny tiny dirt crawlspace.
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Is there an old oil tank underground below your house, and this is the vent from it??? What does it smell like?
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I absolutly would NOT cut and cap that pipe untell I knew what is was / is used for.
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Ooh!

I forgot their used to be a gas heater underneath this particular floor.
The thermostat is still in the wall but the heater is gone (???)

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