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Random updates on the reno *pic heavy

Rough Plumbing is done. Master shower is installed. Rough Framing to separate the units is done. Rough Electrical is done. There used to be two windows here. This room could really use the additional light, but it’s a rental and the money isn’t in the budget to make this happen. My kids are getting a… Continue reading Random updates on the reno *pic heavy

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Rotten Walls, Termites, OH MY!

Well, we found out the the downstairs bathroom needed to be re-built because of all the water damage, termites, and carpenter ants. Below is a picture of the exterior wall. Notice that the beam which was supposed to hold that wall (and the roof) up is basically sawdust. You can see the water damage all… Continue reading Rotten Walls, Termites, OH MY!

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Demo Day part duex – Dining room and kitchen

Here’s what we started with: Not too bad, right? Nice wainscoting, not bad flooring, smooth walls. Well, it’s all coming out. This wall on the right is a closet that blocks entry into the first floor powder/laundry room. It’s two layers of drywall over plaster and lath. Oh yeah, and there’s a sewer pipe running through… Continue reading Demo Day part duex – Dining room and kitchen