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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-28-2014, 03:11 PM
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Posted By Jennifer14
Thank you! So it sounds like either yours or...

Thank you! So it sounds like either yours or Villa's pic will work, but I'll have to figure out what I already have and best to go with that. Makes a lot of sense. Most likely hiring a contractor...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-28-2014, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Jennifer14
Is this going to be a photo face-off? ;) I love...

Is this going to be a photo face-off? ;) I love photos, thank you. all the conflicting info online is overwhelming so these pics point me in the right direction. I'm guessing my slab will look...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-27-2014, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Jennifer14
Thanks InspectorD & CallMeVilla. Both helpful. ...

Thanks InspectorD & CallMeVilla. Both helpful.
To answer the questions: we're digging in dirt, electrical is above ground, not anticipating water issues.
So the footings will need a separate pour?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-26-2014, 10:37 PM
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Posted By Jennifer14
Timing breakdown for slab-on-grade foundation?

What's the rough timing breakdown, from excavation to the day you can start framing the house walls, to build a slab-on-grade foundation for a simple master bedroom+bathroom addition? Assume an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-21-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Jennifer14
Incredibly helpful

Thank you!!! (And apologies for the slow reply!)

I knew there needed to be several inspections but hadn't appreciated just how many. The information I've come across has shown the windows and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-16-2014, 09:52 AM
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Posted By Jennifer14
plumber vs electrician: who does the work first?

Hi,
Just trying to get a basic understanding of the process of building a master bedroom with bath addition. When it's time for the plumbing and electrical to go in, do the plumber and electrician...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-11-2014, 08:51 PM
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Views: 604
Posted By Jennifer14
Thanks, Neal. That's exactly what I'll do. :-)

Thanks, Neal. That's exactly what I'll do. :-)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-09-2014, 10:49 PM
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Views: 604
Posted By Jennifer14
Hey, how'd you get that pic of my house? ;) ...

Hey, how'd you get that pic of my house? ;)

All really good points you make, which is why we're researching and not deciding anything yet. Overwhelming! Marriage is strong but we don't usually...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-09-2014, 08:04 PM
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Views: 604
Posted By Jennifer14
Villa: I live in N. CA, drought territory. When...

Villa: I live in N. CA, drought territory. When you say, "This could get touchy," are you referring to when the walls should come down or the idea of using a patchwork crew made up of a structural...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-09-2014, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Jennifer14
Well...I have a structural engineer friend who...

Well...I have a structural engineer friend who can help out and he knows a couple of guys who've helped with building additions before but they're not licensed contractors, then we were thinking of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-09-2014, 06:04 PM
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Views: 604
Posted By Jennifer14
Also very helpful, Nealtw. I really appreciate...

Also very helpful, Nealtw. I really appreciate it. What a great forum :-)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-09-2014, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Jennifer14
Thanks for such a quick & helpful response,...

Thanks for such a quick & helpful response, InspectorD!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-09-2014, 05:45 PM
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Views: 604
Posted By Jennifer14
When to tear down wall for bump out/addition?

Just in the very beginning of research here, obviously, but if I want to build an addition (bedroom) onto the back of my house, at what point does the back wall of the house get its siding torn off,...
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