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    1. 05-06-2012 06:25 PM #27
      Have a rental place with a small excavator near by? You rent the excavator and I'll supply my expertise in the demolition and I'll even dig the space for the septic, grade, and backfill.

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      05-06-2012 07:44 PM #28
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      Is this really an issue in your area? I've NEVER heard of any issues involving asbestos removal or abatement. Old house? The usual procedure around here is to knock it down, set it on fire and then haul off what didn't burn. I guess we are just a bit more lax in rural IN. In all my years here living in old houses and small towns, no one has even given asbestos a second though. Must be regional. We also tend not to bother with things like code or permits either except on new construction. No one cares that much.
      You're kidding, right?

      Around me, a torn down house is considered hazardous waste. You'd pay an enormous fine if you decided to burn it. Between lead paint and asbestos that are in pretty much any older house, I wouldn't want to be downwind of you when it burned.

      ...and I'm talking rural Vermont. A friend of mine lost his house in the hurricane Irene flooding last fall. He wasn't allowed to burn it. It got carted off in a bunch of dumpsters last month.

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      05-07-2012 08:35 AM #29
      Orzel.

      I'll keep you in mind. I'm thinking of being the General contractor in this whole thing. I have an electrician and a Carpet installer. I think we may have found a builder that allows for subcontracting like this.

      I'll set ya up with a room and tons of food and beer. and I'd pay ya.

    4. 05-07-2012 09:18 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post
      You're kidding, right?

      Around me, a torn down house is considered hazardous waste. You'd pay an enormous fine if you decided to burn it.
      Nope. Standard procedure for old houses and barns in the country. Smash down with excavator, set on fire. Some guys haul off stuff that obviously won't burn like brick, but pretty much everything else is smoldering by lunch. Sometimes it gets hauled off, sometimes it does not...which means it goes into a hole. There might be ordinances, but no one seems to give a crap. We tend to set everything of fire here to get rid of it. A large, large number of people still burn trash.

      Now, you can't burn a house that is standing. That I know for sure. You have to smash it down first.

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      05-15-2012 12:26 PM #31
      closing on the 30th.

      Then the fun begins.

      My company said they can do all the Geothermal and HVAC. maybe even more.

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      05-18-2012 01:38 PM #32
      Very Nice Congrats on the new land


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      05-19-2012 06:22 PM #34
      That is a really nice property. Is seems as the photos were taken at the right time of the year, green grass etc.
      When is the house-warming party?

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      05-30-2012 03:40 PM #35
      Mine.

      we went inside for a quick walkthrough before settlement. We found a bunch of jewlery (probably junk), several old Hess Trucks, Old photos, trinkets. Also found a Nazi Pin.

      The basement is stacked full of junk. Figure I'll get a burn pile going for stuff I can burn and a pile for unburnables and a pile for ebay items.

      There was a house built on that lot back in the 1840s and at one point it was removed or burned. the house was later built in 1960.

      While in the basement I noticed 1/2 the foundation was in stone and the other half was in block. one of my hobbies is metal detecting (relecs) so once I clean out the basement I'll take a few swings with the metal detector and see what turns up.

      I will log everything I can .



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      05-30-2012 05:46 PM #36
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      05-30-2012 07:22 PM #38
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      check bottom of page one.
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      Tax? I don't mind paying state sales tax. Every time a see a pothole, a school that is falling down or a canceled essential state program, I remind myself why.
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      535 members of congress plus 1 pres screwing us all the time...that's dirty pirate hooker level gang rape.

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      06-04-2012 09:46 AM #39
      I picked up some RAID bug foggers.

      I stopped by on Saturday and grabbed the two cameras that I mentioned.

      not worth a mint or anything but they are complete.

      the one was never sold in the US. I'm thinking there is gonna be some German stuff in this house.

      I also attempted to breach the attic. there appears to be a partial floor that covers where the stairs would go up to it. but right above the door to the attic is a large opening. I guess I need a step ladder.

      I was freaked out though. I kept thinking of the GRUDGE with that dude in the attic. F that.

      The second pic below it me sticking my phone in the attic access. I didn't have the balls to go up and get a better pic. hahaha. such a wuss.



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      06-07-2012 04:30 PM #40
      The wife has offered to go over with me and a couple WM bagsters to start cleaning out the crap. Blaaa. I'm gonna have to go in the basement I bet. Barf.


      I'll post up pics

    13. 06-07-2012 04:35 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post
      The wife has offered to go over with me and a couple WM bagsters to start cleaning out the crap. Blaaa. I'm gonna have to go in the basement I bet. Barf.


      I'll post up pics
      Any reason you're going with multiple Bagsters? I found that if you have more than 1 or 2, its more cost effective to get a dumpster.

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      06-08-2012 08:12 AM #42
      because my wife works for WM.

      They don't like dumpsters to be on site for very long especially at our cost so I want to plan for the knock down to have two dumpsters there.

      Pics are uploading barf.

    15. 06-08-2012 09:14 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post
      because my wife works for WM.

      They don't like dumpsters to be on site for very long especially at our cost so I want to plan for the knock down to have two dumpsters there.

      Pics are uploading barf.
      Well that's easy enough

      I cleaned out a garage using a bagster once. Filled that sucker so full I didn't think the crane would lift it. They're a great idea!

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      06-08-2012 09:28 AM #44
      Well, we loaded up the kids, a 6pack of beer and some juice boxes. Oh a sledge hammer, framing hammer and a 3 food bar.

      I breached the basement to find thousands of jars of food. Pretty gross especially when the entire shelf broke and about twenty of them broke. haha. it stunk pretty badly.

      jars jars and more jars.

      I found another camera. I also found HUGE log beams on the one interior wall. It was once a log cabin from the 1800s

      So much junk in the basement.

      We filled one Bagster last night. I plan to spend the day over there tomorrow burning stuff and going through more.

      also found there is not insulation in the walls.















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      06-08-2012 09:31 AM #45
      Did you check to see if there was any undeveloped film in the cameras? could be something interesting

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      06-08-2012 04:19 PM #47
      dang. seems like a lot of work for porn. dig out the slide projector. hold each slide up to the light to see which ones you like.. load the real. Dim the lights (romantic) learn how to use the flicker with your "off" hand.


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      06-10-2012 02:56 PM #49
      We got a whole day of burning done. I had a small fire going today and the township guy pulls up. Not allowed to burn. he was really cool about it though. You could tell he thinks it's a stupid law.

      Anyways. I got to go tomorrow and get a building permit/demo. I really want to attack the rest of the house but I need to do it by the books.

      There is no insulation in any of the walls, floors or ceiling. cool

      The alluminum comes right off. very easy.











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