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Old 10-04-2017, 09:16 PM   #106
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got the ceiling done in livingroom. we were happy with the rusty tin we used. I think it came off a warehouse or something. Planning to use it as underpinning too.

Used some of the wood look fiberboard on the bottom half of the bedroom because it was just killing us, timewise, trying to finish the sheetrock. The "chair rail" is actually brickmold inserted between the sheetrock and fiberboard because the fiberboard didnt go all the way down to floor. So that brickmold gave us enough few inches to get it down low enough for baseboard to cover the rest. We will have to use a jitterbug though to trim out a space to put widow trim around the window.

Put some of the old trailer metal roof (the smooth underside) around the bathroom vanity and tub, rather than tile , for a rustic look.
Its slowly coming together but the wedding is in 12 days so we wont be finished in time. They will just have to come home to a working bedroom and bath and will have to use crockpots & electric griddle to cook off of until we can get the kitchen done.
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:28 PM   #107
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Are you running a continuous soffit vent and a ridge vent? Also you will need a space above the ceiling insulation so there will be air flow from the soffit to the ridge vent, or it is going to sweat on you.

You are getting closer for sure. By the way, thank you for the great information where to buy the fiber board, I appreciate it.
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Looks great!
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They will just have to come home to a working bedroom and bath and will have to use crockpots & electric griddle to cook off of until we can get the kitchen done.
That should make them more appreciative of the finer things later on!
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Yes we are doing the soffit vent and yes we have a ridge vent and yes there is a space between the insulation and roof on the vaulted part. About 2 ft actually. On the 2nd half of trailer ,with normal flat 8 ft ceilings, its blown insulation and we built a small platform over the insulation,near the access door, so they have a 5x 8 storage area.
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Yes we are doing the soffit vent and yes we have a ridge vent and yes there is a space between the insulation and roof on the vaulted part. About 2 ft actually. On the 2nd half of trailer ,with normal flat 8 ft ceilings, its blown insulation and we built a small platform over the insulation,near the access door, so they have a 5x 8 storage area.
I had a buddy who didn't vent his vaulted ceiling at all, that winter when he cranked up the heat, it looked like it was raining in there. It ruined his ceiling, floor, roof decking and insulation. I helped him tear everything out and replace it, what a mess.
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We also put 30# roofing felt under the tin just in case it did sweat because my uncle (the insulation man) said he sees metal roofs drip all the time and get the insulation wet. So hopefully the ridge vent, the soffit vents and the felt will eliminate that problem.
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Sounds like a winner, from the pictures it was hard to tell if there was a space above the insulation. You will be so happy that your uncle gave you some very experienced advise.

I know your son and his new bride will be happy in their new home.

Are y'all going to build your cabinets?
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Well i bought a set of base cabinets off of craigslist for $250 , but we are going to alter them. So yes & no, lol
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Well i bought a set of base cabinets off of craigslist for $250 , but we are going to alter them. So yes & no, lol
Can't beat that for price, the material to build them would have cost more than that.
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So there is a gap in the pictures of the progress, bc there at the end we were frantically working down to the day before and of wedding trying to get them able to move in. Got the flooring down in all the rooms, finished installing the last window and all of outside siding. Throwed a mattress on the floor and a futon in living room and they moved in! Its been almost 3 weeks since the wedding and we finally got those cabinets cut and screwed together to fit the space. Also got some appliances off craigslist. If I can find some countertops and get the cabinets painted then I think it will finally be a real kitchen. The first pic is as we were putting the metal and siding in the kitchen area, then a big jump to this week and setting the cabinets and appliances in place.
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Throw some rips of 3/4 inch plywood on for countertops and they are good to go.

Nice job.
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Countertops almost always have to be custom cut/made. When I did our kitchen I used plywood, cement board and tile. That was cheaper than having formica tops custom made. If I had to do it over again I would use a darker grout - white is hard to keep clean!

If you ever get depressed by how long it takes to get stuff done - refer back to your original pics and revel in the progress you've made!
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Countertops almost always have to be custom cut/made. When I did our kitchen I used plywood, cement board and tile. That was cheaper than having formica tops custom made. If I had to do it over again I would use a darker grout - white is hard to keep clean!

If you ever get depressed by how long it takes to get stuff done - refer back to your original pics and revel in the progress you've made!
I would still sooner have the Formica tops we used to make ourselves
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The biggest thing I have against formica is the use of particle board under it. It isn't uncommon to see the PB swell and the need for a new top when there is a plumbing leak.
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Ive done the plywood counter tops before, the plywood topped with tile, formica and granite.

Plywood-fast , cheap, not long term

Plywood topped with tile(brown grout)- economical, can set hot pots on, durable, broke/chipped my coffee mugs alot

Formica/laminate- affordable, some really good looking ones now, chipped on corners and edges (we are very rough), does swell if water gets exposed to it somewhere, cant set hot pots on

Granite- costs alot, touch as nails,looks high end, can set hot pots on, must keep sealer/polish on or dulls & streaks

We have a salvage building material store that sells formica/laminate counter tops for $6 per foot. All diff colors, brands and styles are $6 regardless. For price and ease, this is what I plan to put in there. However, I need 3 pcs (one bar style) that blend with the gray toned floor so havent found anything there yet that we liked. They had a nice granite look kind but it was brown toned and a white/gray marble look but it had no bar style available. The rest were cheap or dull looking. Waiting for the next load to come in
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