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    1. Member Mylch's Avatar
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      02-08-2011 10:03 PM #301
      hell yea! just read through the whole thing. badass

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      02-20-2011 01:33 PM #302
      cant wait for more updates

    3. 02-21-2011 11:11 AM #303
      Nice

      Any pics of the lower floor transition space ?

      I would be handy to have had a restroom on the lower floor of the garage space so you wouldn't have to wander upstairs or through the house.

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      02-21-2011 11:51 AM #304
      Quote Originally Posted by veedublvr View Post
      Nice

      Any pics of the lower floor transition space ?

      I would be handy to have had a restroom on the lower floor of the garage space so you wouldn't have to wander upstairs or through the house.
      On page # 6 post #192 . The bathroom is going to be behind my son Jeff/Cryptic1911. The wall that is all 2X6 is wall between the garage and the downstairs bathroom. Just walk thru the garage door into the front mudroom and the bathroom is right there. Look on page # 8 post #271 is from inside the bathroom, you can see thru the unfinished wall and see the toolbox in the garage.
      Last edited by darkk; 02-21-2011 at 11:53 AM.

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      05-09-2011 11:02 AM #305
      Haven't updated in a while, wasn't much going on.. just tinkering with little stuff. Should be having drywall hung shortly, they said something about getting drywall delivered at the end of this week, so if all goes well, they may be starting in the next week or so.
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      05-12-2011 03:18 PM #306
      They dropped off a ****load of drywall today.. 133 4x12 sheets, 5/8" thick. Not sure exactly when they are starting since they are in the middle of another job, but I'm guessing soon

      downstairs:




      upstairs:



      Last edited by Slayer; 06-29-2012 at 03:14 PM.
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      05-14-2011 08:48 PM #307
      We did a little bit of work today, removed those two upstairs windows on the old part of the house





      Mr. Artie doing guard dog duties



      We put in some 2x6's to put a piece of plywood / osb over to fill the hole, so they have something to drywall over. We put in 3 pieces, sides and middle for each window but I forgot to get a pic of it done



      and I thought this was hilarious.. total fail screw.. came out of the box like this:

      Last edited by Slayer; 06-29-2012 at 03:17 PM.
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      05-15-2011 08:43 PM #308
      Here was today's "Hey Yall, Watch this!" moment:



      didn't have to be pretty, the whole wall is getting sheetrocked anyways

      Last edited by Slayer; 06-29-2012 at 03:18 PM.
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      05-15-2011 09:48 PM #309
      Quote Originally Posted by Slayer View Post
      Here was today's "Hey Yall, Watch this!" moment:
      One question: Who was holding your beer?

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      05-16-2011 12:01 AM #310
      Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
      One question: Who was holding your beer?
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      05-16-2011 03:57 PM #311
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      05-16-2011 06:12 PM #312
      Wow, just read through this entire thread. Pretty awesome.

      Quote Originally Posted by Slayer View Post
      Here was today's "Hey Yall, Watch this!" moment:

      OMG that's terrifying!
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      05-16-2011 09:23 PM #313
      It has definitely been an adventure.....down to the short strokes now.

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      05-21-2011 08:33 PM #314
      Today we got a bunch of stuff done..

      The carpenter guy came over and boxed in the corners of the ceiling to cover the piping that we ran down both sides, as well as padded out the center beam (so it can be drywalled), and also made a small shelf in the corner behind the door / under electrical panel to cover up the bigass electrical conduit that we poked in sideways. The electrical coming in there was a bit of an afterthought so we winged it, kinda like the rest of the project.









      We were going to make this into a small shelf, but probably just toss a top on it and use it as a mini laptop station or something




      We busted the hole in the livingroom on the old side to make the opening to the new side of the house since the drywall guys are supposed to start monday (fingers crossed)



      dad in the space suit



      got through half of one cut and the center of the cutting disc decided to strip out the splines



      We eventually got the whole piece out.. the shorter spot to the right of the big opening was where the old door was to the screenporch



      Cutting the old nails.. Sweet, some fire starting sparks, no goggles, and open insulation and wood



      We had to jack up that corner of the house a bit with a floor jack, and put in a header two 2x6's with 3/8" plywood sandwiched inbetween, sitting on two 2x4's on each side



      After we got it nailed in, We put up two layers of 3/8" plywood on the new side so that the wall is somewhat level with the old wood that was on the side of the house




      Here's a shot that is out of order, but it shows the view from the stairs.. you can see right out to the garage and lift. FYI, 3/8" backer board with 3/8" to 1/2" cement plaster on the other side is a bitch to work with.. and heavy. That whole wall is going to get redone later

      Last edited by Slayer; 06-29-2012 at 03:27 PM.
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      05-22-2011 10:32 PM #315
      Quote Originally Posted by Slayer View Post

      Mr. Artie doing guard dog duties


      I still have scars

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      05-22-2011 10:53 PM #316
      Quote Originally Posted by VW97Jetta View Post
      I still have scars
      yeah, them speed holes artie put in your hand were pretty gnarly
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      05-23-2011 06:56 AM #317
      Quote Originally Posted by VW97Jetta View Post
      I still have scars
      The least he could do is to let you hammer a few nail holes in his hand so you guys could have a matching set.

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      05-23-2011 11:18 AM #318
      The drywall guys showed up this morning and got setup. Had to start upstairs because the guy coming to fix the garage door alignment never showed. Wtf is it with garage door guys named Dan? 0 for 2 so far. Apparently he was supposed to come Saturday to get the **** ready for these guys. They called and he said he'll try and make it out today to fix them up

      Last edited by Slayer; 06-29-2012 at 03:29 PM.
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      05-23-2011 01:22 PM #319
      Here's a couple more crappy iphone pics:





      its all 5/8" type x 12ft sheets

      Last edited by Slayer; 06-29-2012 at 03:34 PM.
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      05-23-2011 10:14 PM #320
      Here's a little more from later in the day:





      Last edited by Slayer; 06-29-2012 at 03:32 PM.
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      05-24-2011 04:53 AM #321
      Hmmmm.....*Dan* the door guy never showed, no call. two days he's missed so far. Must be the name, as cryptic says. You would imagine in this economy no one would miss a chance to make a buck, especially the owner of the company. Lets hope the drywall guys show up two days in a row. hahaha!
      UPDATE: I called the door guy and left a message on his cell phone. Finally showed around 10 am.
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      05-24-2011 07:50 AM #322
      Looking good.

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      05-24-2011 10:56 PM #323
      The garage door guy eventually showed up today and took the top tracks, torsion bar, and the openers down so that they can get started on the drywall around the door (and so he can realign properly)



      The drywall guys came back and finished up the ceiling and end walls over the garage. They didn't get a ton done, but they are juggling 3 jobs at the moment.



      Last edited by Slayer; 06-29-2012 at 03:36 PM.
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      05-25-2011 05:03 AM #324
      Too bad the building inspector is making us drywall over the center support beam. It would be cool to leave exposed even if it's only in the garage. Says it's fire code. The cured resins in that beam are fire retardant, the whole house and probably half the neighborhood would burn down before that beam gave out.....


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      05-25-2011 06:03 AM #325
      Quote Originally Posted by darkk View Post
      Too bad the building inspector is making us drywall over the center support beam. It would be cool to leave exposed even if it's only in the garage. ...

      They very last thing they could do is drywall the beam . This way if you decide to expose it later, say in a year or two, it makes a lesser mess...
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