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Squishy!
02-10-2013, 08:31 AM
My wife and I are closing on our first house Tuesday!

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It was built in 1901 and has lots of character. 950 sqft good sized yard oversized 1 car garage and storage shed (on its own foundation) There is a bunch of weird stuff like a half bath off the master that was an addition and not quite done right and one wall that's straight at the bottom and curved at the top. Not structural though. The inspector was pleasantly surprised at how good of condition it's in. The roof is 1 yr old, the furnace 3 and water heater 4. The original narrow plank hardwood floors were just resurfaced too.

dr350jja
02-10-2013, 08:39 AM
congrats to you both, hope you enjoy the new home!

MDH33
02-10-2013, 08:49 AM
That's excellent Justin. Congrats. What neighborhood is it in?

Not to be a curmudgeon, but get ready to do lead paint mitigation if you're going to be doing any renovations in an older home like that. :o

farnhamstj
02-10-2013, 09:01 AM
Congrats

nakman
02-10-2013, 09:01 AM
congratulations! :woot:

Squishy!
02-10-2013, 09:08 AM
That's excellent Justin. Congrats. What neighborhood is it in?

Old Englewood near Broadway and Oxford

Not to be a curmudgeon, but get ready to do lead paint mitigation if you're going to be doing any renovations in an older home like that. :o

Ya we know :rolleyes: and asbestos too. It has asbestos siding :rant:

What can I say we're suckers for old homes.

Corbet
02-10-2013, 09:15 AM
Congrats on the house.

I love old homes too. They just don't build them like they used too. Lead and asbestos are just part of it.

subzali
02-10-2013, 09:23 AM
Congrats you two!

Romer
02-10-2013, 09:24 AM
Congrats Justin

theboomboom
02-10-2013, 10:33 AM
Congrats man!

corsair23
02-10-2013, 12:01 PM
Congrats you two :thumb:

Fishy
02-10-2013, 02:52 PM
Awesome! :thumb: :wrench:

MountainGoat
02-10-2013, 06:55 PM
Nice Justin! That looks like a cool old house man. :cool:

Lars
02-10-2013, 08:38 PM
congrats

RicardoJM
02-10-2013, 10:40 PM
Nice Justin. :D

Squishy!
02-10-2013, 10:53 PM
I'll be replumbing the house next weekend and posting pics how-to's and such

Hulk
02-11-2013, 12:52 AM
Cool! Congrats to you both!

BBGS
02-11-2013, 12:55 AM
Congrats on the old house. After owning new houses in the past ,the best ones were the old ones. Good luck on the new home.

RedCreeper
02-11-2013, 08:26 AM
Congrats!

Squishy!
02-16-2013, 09:52 PM
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Woot! Put on new hardware!

And tomorrow...

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...I replumb the whole house. dun Dun DUN!!!

nakman
02-17-2013, 04:40 PM
Nice, pex huh? You doing the Shark Bite fittings? Those things are expensive, but man they sure beat sweatin'. ;)

RockRunner
02-17-2013, 09:02 PM
Congratulation just been real nice house Also good job of picking pexs, that stuff that's in those houses is disgusting. If you need some help or advice let me know.

Squishy!
02-17-2013, 10:36 PM
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Old nasty galvanized mixed with copper. There are some good runs I'll just leave but everything else is getting pexed. Ive put about 5 hrs in so far. Here's what I go finished today. Maybe 2 more hours and I'll be done.
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Squishy!
02-17-2013, 10:38 PM
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Oh and I put in a whole house filter since we drink Englehood water

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I actually like sweating copper.

Squishy!
02-17-2013, 10:40 PM
Nice, pex huh? You doing the Shark Bite fittings? Those things are expensive, but man they sure beat sweatin'. ;)

No just the crimp ones for the pex and sweat-on pex adapters. even without copper it's still about 500 to do this job. Every penny eats into our bath remodel budget.

Inukshuk
02-18-2013, 05:45 PM
pex handles curves well. See if you can do the rest without so many elbows.

Caribou Sandstorm
02-18-2013, 08:29 PM
Congrats on the house, you gotta frame that pic of you and the wife standing out front, special stuff!

Red_Chili
02-20-2013, 02:24 PM
I like sweating copper too. Until I had one fail last month putting in the utility sink. The second attempt is infinitely tougher than the first... :lmao:

Hey Jus... you are really gonna wanna have a union or two on that filter d00d. (note... see my avatar)

So... is pex good for direct bury, I wonder? Need to run a line to a yard hydrant for the barn soon as the ground gets softer than granite. I would imagine it is less prone to freeze damage?

Squishy!
02-20-2013, 03:15 PM
So... is pex good for direct bury, I wonder? Need to run a line to a yard hydrant for the barn soon as the ground gets softer than granite. I would imagine it is less prone to freeze damage?

I don't really know. The Home Depot guy was saying you can use it any where.

Squishy!
02-22-2013, 11:35 PM
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The beautiful wife tearing out the walls of our bathroom!

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This is so :hill: 1/4" drywall on 1/4" drywall on plaster. what the deuce? I'm thinkin it was never inspected. Just a hunch.

Jenny Cruiser
02-23-2013, 06:31 AM
Flippers like to buy old houses and throw up 1/4" drywall and resell as 'renovated'. I bet if you drained your water heater you'd flush all the rust that's been settling in there from that galvanized pipe. You two look like you're determined to make it your own. Keep up the good work!:thumb:

euroford
02-23-2013, 08:07 AM
hey, i think we have the same water heater. mine died on tuesday :p

fun stuff!

J Kimmel
02-23-2013, 08:12 AM
don't envy you...plaster is so horrible :(

my mothers house was built in 1856, we re-did every room in the house, all covered in falling down horse hair plaster. awful awful stuff!

Squishy!
02-25-2013, 03:19 AM
I'm thankful it's not all falling down and my mom is a wiz with restoring old plaster so we should be ok in the rest of the house.

We put in insulation and its ready to go through its first round of inspections!

Squishy!
02-28-2013, 11:11 AM
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Update time!

Last Saturday we had a bathroom BASH party and demoed the whole thing. This week we've been busy otherwise but got the insulation up, the studs shimmed out to clear the cast iron vent stack and got it all inspected. Woot! Drywall time!

Red_Chili
03-01-2013, 06:50 AM
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The beautiful wife tearing out the walls of our bathroom!

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This is so :hill: 1/4" drywall on 1/4" drywall on plaster. what the deuce? I'm thinkin it was never inspected. Just a hunch.
I hope you had good breathing protection for the beautiful wife... my hunch? Asbestos board. Inspection probably not required at the time. Wash your clothes THOROUGHLY.

Squishy!
03-14-2013, 10:20 PM
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Tiled the bath and drywall and mud are up. Passed plumbing and drywall! Woot! No electrical thank goodness.

Beater
03-15-2013, 06:59 AM
absbestos dust is the killer, use a pesticide type spray bottle to keep everything wet with water as you work, along with canister type masks. -they're 30 each, and beats meso in the lungs. You'll need the sprayer for any wallpaper removal later.

as for the pex - it's pressure rating is VERY tempt dependent. I have it in my studio for air. It is awesome stuff though, and extremely easy to work with. Make sure you use the pressure shock dampers though, to mitigate movement on the new runs. Ask me how I know.

Good work sir. keep plugging.

Squishy!
03-15-2013, 08:45 AM
pex handles curves well. See if you can do the rest without so many elbows.

By the way I did allow for more curving and my paranoia was unfounded. Way less work and less $$$ too. Thanks!