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Old 03-10-2013, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by GTyankee View Post
Thanks for the all the PIX, it let me catch up & now i see the terrain & the properties in the surrounding area

I didn't realize before that the 2nd level seems to have 2 floor heights
Does it look like you have any issues with the load bearing walls coming down, or is that one of the reasons that you have stripped the dry wall, to investigate where to go from there ?

The basement sure looks different, is that extra wall still down there or is that where the photos are from ?

Keep chipping away at it, demo always takes the most time

I don't have a schedule yet for this years cross country trip, except for the 4th of August i will be in Connecticut for the annual family reunion
My traveling takes me one of 2 ways,
either the 44 up to the 70, Joplin to Dayton Ohio
or on Interstate 30 through Texarkana
it all depends on when i go to Ontario Canada, before or after the reunion & if there are any RamforumZ Meet & Greets going on

Maybe i'll stop by & see your place for myself, if i am invited
GT, everyone is welcome to stop by, I am usually there sat/sun working since I watch my son during the week, so the weekends are my play time.
Im at a standstill with the basement wall moneywise, but got a group who might dig it and knock the rest of the wall out, I can save money building it myself, but just dont have the back to do it. The second floor room looking down at the wood stove, the floor sags because of the basement wall, the kitchen does as well, once the basement wall is fixed, with new sill plate the kitchen floor will be level and possibly even leveling the second floor mostly, the kitchen wall where the 4x4 is that the previous owner installed is not holding the weight, you can see the bow in it, that will be removed. I plan to support the whole floor, cut that wall out, jack it to level, then install a 2x12x16 Beam ( stacked and interlocked ) so the beam will actually be 6x12x16 and supported with 6x6 posts at stragically located points to open the wall up. my kitchen sink may be in an island instead of on the wall, Im looking for different in designs.
I decided to go 100% on the gut job because I was finding a ton of shit the previous owner(s) did half ass or very unsafe. And now not only the load bearing walls werent done properly, Im finding a bunch of wires nailed through and burnt. Better safe than sorry.
The bathroom was designed into 2 closets on the second floor, I am moving it all into one. The toilet and sink are on one side of the hall and the tub/shower is on the other side of the hall. I am removing the tub and the shower stall to replace with a tub/surround unit, the toilet will sit where the tub used to be and a sink in front of it, so plenty of room.
Where the toilet was, that will turn into a closet fot the other bedroom.
Now, two bedroom on opposite sides of the house are basically connected by an "A" frame type crawl space in the roof that is insulated in the roofs pitch. I think I am going to make one room my sons bedroom with a climber to the opening and pass through with a cool slide on the other end into his play room... got alot of ideas, just needs to figure the more practical route, that can always be eliminated in the future as well 2 make an extra bedroom. The first floor will remain completely opened.

Anytime you pass through feel free to get in touch and stop by.
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