Hello from WV

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  1. Aug 5, 2018 #1

    joleat

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    My wife and I purchased our house, a 1959 1-1/2 story on 6.5 acres, back in May.

    In its current configuration, the main structure of the house is 4 bed (2 upstairs and 2 downstairs), 1.5 bath (both downstairs) and is approximately 2000 sq. ft. There is also a 300 sq. ft. 1-story addition serving as a family room.

    The ultimate goal is to convert the house into a 3/2 with the two adjacent bedrooms on the first floor becoming a master suite with a walk-in closet. The current 1/2 bath is located in a rear utility room and will be removed to create a more spacious utility/mud room.

    We are fortunate enough to have a gas well on the property with free gas. We are currently set up with a gas furnace, gas hot water, gas dryer, and gas range. We will eventually explore a gas generator and solar as we are interested in homesteading.

    We want to DIY as much as possible, but will happily involve a licensed electrician, plumber, etc. where needed.

    I look forward to participating in this community and hope to learn and share my experience along the way. I've already created a thread about insulating the walls, so I hope some of you will give it a read and let me know your thoughts.

    As I mentioned, we want to DIY was much as possible, but we don't want to DIY ourselves into a situation that will require a professional to fix later.

    -J
     
  2. Aug 5, 2018 #2

    oldognewtrick

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    :welcome: J to House Repair Talk! Sounds like you have a game plan to start with. When posting question, pictures always help.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2018 #3

    bud16415

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    Welcome to the site. Sounds like some good plans and will be interested with your gas well plans going forward.


    Nice mixture of Pros and DIYers here I think you will feel right at home.
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    tuffy

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    Sounds like you are a pretty good Diyer already. I've been following your thred. so welcome to the site you will enjoy it.
     
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    joleat

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    I appreciate the welcome from everyone.

    As far as plans for the gas well, I'd like to eventually install a generator for backup power, but I don't have any plans to utilize it for prime power as I'm not sure how many years of service are left and I am not currently connected to the local NG provider. I have 20 lbs at the well head, which is plenty to run my current appliance setup.

    Thanks Tuffy. My wife and I flipped our first house with no paid for labor or services, but it was a simple rehab. We want our current home to be our forever home, so the work here will be more extensive. We'll DIY as much as possible, but I've already discovered metal outlet boxes. A call to an electrician will be money well spent.
     

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