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Old 01-27-2008, 11:43 PM  
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Moved the door 16in to the left and the window 3in to the left. Front and back doors line up now for better air flowage, and the window allows us to use prebuilt instock corner cabinets instead of custom. Furring and outside paneling. Kims gonna go nuts with the great stuff again.


As it set after a 12pack of coke, two pizzas, two bonfires, a pack of smokes, and a 13hour day.


These are goin in the Kitchen for: Pendulums over the island, cans in the ceiling, hidden accent lighting above the cabinets, and dinning chandelier. Notice the lack of screw holes...pimp.



Over all it was a good day, and we got alot accomplished. Ill have more for you tomorrow evening. Whatcha think. Im gettin pretty good at this carpenter stuff, eh.



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Old 01-28-2008, 05:58 AM  
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Wow what a bunch O" work. No wonder you got others motivated.
The only question I have is....whats with the painted studs.
They must sell them that way to keep them stable with the new growth....green material. Took em long enough.
The only other thing I can think of ....are you using the proper coated nails for the PT. If not any nails not treated will react with the copper in the PT...and disappear.
Just makin' sure you know before you cover it with stuff.



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Inspector. Thanks for the good words. The painted studs are acctually chemically treated, but not pressure treated. The pink color is purely for advertising reasons...I mean come on, you walk in the lumber yard, adn there is a bundle of pink studs...your gonna go look at them. Plus they were less than $2 each, adn precut at 92 5/8in for an easy installation, fit right in.

Yes we are using hot dipped galvanized, and electro galvanized nails everywhere. All the nails we have used have been like this. No plain nails, even in the plain wood. Go figure.

We will be moving in soon...woot!!!

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Wow! You're making great progress Phatboy...Looks great!

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Glad to hear it. Some folks skimp on the good stuff, I just saw all that work and didn't want you to have to do more later.

It's just around the bend now....I can picture it.

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One of the reasons its taking so long is cause were sparing no expense...only the best for our house. So we have to save for a month or so and then buy materials.

I can picture it too, and its a pretty picture.

Thanks Hack!

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Well all the progress lately has been pretty boring stuff...plumbing and wiring. This weekend should be a good one for some more exciting stuff, so check back during the week for a new update.

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I think I'll go to bed now, I'm tired from just reading about all you have done. keep up the good work it looks great. can't wait till I start on my basement this summer.

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Old 02-26-2008, 06:58 PM  
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Ok guys here we go again.

Its been a while and we have been busy lately. Got lots done, and Ill let the pics do most of the talking.

Started getting the wall out for the new plumbing from the water heater.


Plumbing done.


Can you believe this mess. Ground connected to neutral, neutral connected to ground.


Oh yeah and the stove and clothes dryer were running from one breaker...wtf

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Found this little jewel in the attic.


As well as this not so little jewel...there are alot of these spiders up there, and they freak me out every time I get up there.


Wiring, and plumbing roughed in for the kitchen.


Check it out yo.



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