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melbell 04-17-2014 05:41 PM

Hello...
 
Hi everyone!

I am new to house repair circuit. My boyfriend and I decided that we were going to get an investment property. Now we are *almost* the proud owners of a 1940's duplex. Each unit is very small and in need of some TLC. I would love to get some ideas about what we should/could do with the space. Looking forward to hearing from everyone.

nealtw 04-17-2014 06:10 PM

Welcome to the site: Good move if you have the skills and ambition. Hope you are having a good inspection.

CallMeVilla 04-17-2014 08:02 PM

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Congratulations on the "almost" new house ... Big step for you and a boyfriend ...

Anyway, there is probably not a single question you could ask that cannot be answered here. Really. If it is too difficult, these guys will just lie and make it up.

Seriously, describe your problem carefully. No question is too silly, really. Provide good detailed pics. And follow the Facebook protocol to use "Like" when people honestly try to help you.

Hmmm ... 1940's house? Testing for lead paint and asbestos? Just asking ...

oldognewtrick 04-18-2014 06:00 AM

:welcome: to House Repair Talk!

As Mr. Villa said, pics are always helpful in describing problems.

tdelg00 05-24-2014 11:34 PM

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External fire place mortar falling apart, although it is a fireplace with and insert. What is the best way to repair the missing mortar. Or new design ideas are welcomed. Attachment 6512Attachment 6513Attachment 6514Attachment 6515Attachment 6516

Wuzzat? 05-25-2014 06:23 PM

And watch for the shower to get very hot if someone flushes the toilet.:help:

melbell 05-26-2014 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by CallMeVilla (Post 103630)
Congratulations on the "almost" new house ... Big step for you and a boyfriend ...

Anyway, there is probably not a single question you could ask that cannot be answered here. Really. If it is too difficult, these guys will just lie and make it up.

Seriously, describe your problem carefully. No question is too silly, really. Provide good detailed pics. And follow the Facebook protocol to use "Like" when people honestly try to help you.

Hmmm ... 1940's house? Testing for lead paint and asbestos? Just asking ...

Yes it is a big step for us.. The fixer-upper duplex is my idea, but his money. So, this is really HIS project. :-D Hopefully, the next one will be mine.

melbell 05-26-2014 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 103619)
Welcome to the site: Good move if you have the skills and ambition. Hope you are having a good inspection.

Ambition.... check! Skills..... ummmm, yeah..... we'll soon find out. :-)

melbell 05-26-2014 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by tdelg00 (Post 105227)
External fire place mortar falling apart, although it is a fireplace with and insert. What is the best way to repair the missing mortar. Or new design ideas are welcomed. Attachment 6512Attachment 6513Attachment 6514Attachment 6515Attachment 6516


Think you may want to post this somewhere where more people will see it. You are replying to my "Hello" post. :welcome:

nealtw 05-26-2014 05:23 PM

Find someone that does fireplaces and have tyhat looked at, it looks a little diy.


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