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jfields

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Drywall contractor for the cigar lounge remodel is coming tomorrow morning. We were just going to cover all the wood paneling, but it looks as if the last guy did a crap job on the insulation. So, we ordered our contractor to strip it down to the studs and insulate as needed. 🤦🏻‍♂️😂
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jfields

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😂 😂 😂

What the hell?

Did I miss detail about the renovations somewhere?
Heh! I mentioned it somewhere else in this thread. My smoking area had always been a three season room with a sliding glass door that sealed it off from the rest of the house. We installed HVAC in there at the end of the summer.
That lead to my wife stripping it down and wanting to paint. Which lead to me saying, “Let’s cover that cheap looking wood paneling with drywall to make it look cleaner”.
Which lead to her saying “ Yeah, I have always wanted to take out that sliding door and put up barn doors. That and I want bamboo hardwood floors.”
I got the ceiling insulated and some of the electric done. She’s tired of waiting on me to find the time to finish it, so now we are paying a contractor. 😂
 

smellysell

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Heh! I mentioned it somewhere else in this thread. My smoking area had always been a three season room with a sliding glass door that sealed it off from the rest of the house. We installed HVAC in there at the end of the summer.
That lead to my wife stripping it down and wanting to paint. Which lead to me saying, “Let’s cover that cheap looking wood paneling with drywall to make it look cleaner”.
Which lead to her saying “ Yeah, I have always wanted to take out that sliding door and put up barn doors. That and I want bamboo hardwood floors.”
I got the ceiling insulated and some of the electric done. She’s tired of waiting on me to find the time to finish it, so now we are paying a contractor. 😂
Hiring out drywall is always the right decision.
 

jfields

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Hiring out drywall is always the right decision.
It’s hard for me to let go. @Tall Paul will get this. Nothing like knowing the job is done right by doing it yourself and saving the money. Mostly, there’s nothing like the sense of satisfaction from being able to sit back and admire the work you’ve done and have that sense of accomplishment. Especially, knowing today’s young generation mostly don’t know how to do most of this stuff around a home.
 

TexasTraveler

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It’s hard for me to let go. @Tall Paul will get this. Nothing like knowing the job is done right by doing it yourself and saving the money. Mostly, there’s nothing like the sense of satisfaction from being able to sit back and admire the work you’ve done and have that sense of accomplishment. Especially, knowing today’s young generation mostly don’t know how to do most of this stuff around a home.
Couldn’t agree more!!!
 

smellysell

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It’s hard for me to let go. @Tall Paul will get this. Nothing like knowing the job is done right by doing it yourself and saving the money. Mostly, there’s nothing like the sense of satisfaction from being able to sit back and admire the work you’ve done and have that sense of accomplishment. Especially, knowing today’s young generation mostly don’t know how to do most of this stuff around a home.
Completely agree with you, other than drywall! 😂
 

bfreebern

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It’s hard for me to let go. @Tall Paul will get this. Nothing like knowing the job is done right by doing it yourself and saving the money. Mostly, there’s nothing like the sense of satisfaction from being able to sit back and admire the work you’ve done and have that sense of accomplishment. Especially, knowing today’s young generation mostly don’t know how to do most of this stuff around a home.
But as a home inspector, it has to drive you crazy pulling someone else's work down and seeing how they did it.

I hate drywall, even though I seem to do it often, with as many "projects" as we have around here. I can hang drywall all day and don't mind that part, it's the mudding/taping that gets me every time. I take twice as long to do it right, but that always brings on comments from the wife, on how long she assumed it would take.
 

CarsonTheCat

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In an effort to further my and my wife's journey towards better health, and the fact that the winter is approaching and walking outside will be coming to an end, the we purchased a refurbished treadmill from a place that buys whatever Planet Fitness is getting rid of when they upgrade their exercise equipment, and completely rehabs them.

For $1,000 plus delivery, we now have a perfectly working, industrial strength Cybex 625T in our unfinished room on the bottom level (raised ranch house, so not REALLY a basement). We were worried at first when the guys plugged it in to the only outlet in the room and turned on the motor, as it popped the internal breaker whenever the belt started moving.

Figured out pretty fast, after calling the electrician that wired our house when we built it 3 years ago, that because it is plugged into a GFCI outlet, every time it registered a voltage spike, it popped the circuit. Luckily, he came to our house the next day, installed a non-GFCI outlet, and it worked like a charm! So awesome to have our own treadmill, as there will be no excuses NOT to exercise due to inclement weather.

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Tall Paul

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It’s hard for me to let go. @Tall Paul will get this. Nothing like knowing the job is done right by doing it yourself and saving the money. Mostly, there’s nothing like the sense of satisfaction from being able to sit back and admire the work you’ve done and have that sense of accomplishment. Especially, knowing today’s young generation mostly don’t know how to do most of this stuff around a home.
Agree 100% however I will pay someone to tape and mud. That is an art form for those guys that I cannot master.


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jfields

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But as a home inspector, it has to drive you crazy pulling someone else's work down and seeing how they did it.

I hate drywall, even though I seem to do it often, with as many "projects" as we have around here. I can hang drywall all day and don't mind that part, it's the mudding/taping that gets me every time. I take twice as long to do it right, but that always brings on comments from the wife, on how long she assumed it would take.
It does. I pulled just a few panels down and saw it was going to need more work to make it right. So, I relented and let Donella find someone. He just left for the day. He tore all of the paneling down and brought the drywall inside. Apparently, a good bit of insulation work is needed, some minor framing work, and I need to stop on my way home to buy two junction boxes. The last guy just spliced electrical wires, wrapped them in tape, and called it a day.
 

CarsonTheCat

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Drywall contractor for the cigar lounge remodel is coming tomorrow morning. We were just going to cover all the wood paneling, but it looks as if the last guy did a crap job on the insulation. So, we ordered our contractor to strip it down to the studs and insulate as needed. 🤦🏻‍♂️😂
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I love seeing work like this.....I have a much better appreciation of what goes into building a house after watching the workmanship that went into our house. We had it built 3 years ago, took about 6 months from start to finish. I went by the house every single day after work and took pictures of the progress. It was amazing to see it go from an overgrown lot, to a fully built, beautiful house. We've never been happier to have a place of our own that we don't have to pay someone else for the privilege of living there.

What preempted us to having the house built was that the landlord of the condo we were renting told us she was putting it up for sale. We managed to convince her to let us stay another year, in exchange for an extra $300 a month on top of rent to make it appealing to her.

Thankfully, my father-in-law had just purchased a lot of land on the cheap from an estate, that he was going to sell to a contractor friend of his for a profit. He ended up having the contractor build us a house, letting us make all the choices for the finishes inside and outside, then gave it to us when it was finished. It's a wonderful feeling not having a mortgage or rent. And what we WERE spending on rent goes into a savings account every month, and allows us to pay all the taxes and insurance outright every year, and the left over keeps accumulating.22104344_1892100694451363_4602351975770558046_o.jpg
 

kann

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I did 35 pull-ups in this mornings workout. All but 2 of them were assisted. I haven’t don’t a true pull up in years. I’m excited to get better at them!
Awesome, my friend. Stick with it. I'm weird, and pull-ups were always one of my favorite exercises to do. Before I stopped working out daily, my "warm up" was descending sets of pull-ups from 20 (20, 19, 18, etc...) alternated with sets of 50 pushups. Once my arm is healed, I plan on getting a pull-up bar for the house.
 

smellysell

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Awesome, my friend. Stick with it. I'm weird, and pull-ups were always one of my favorite exercises to do. Before I stopped working out daily, my "warm up" was descending sets of pull-ups from 20 (20, 19, 18, etc...) alternated with sets of 50 pushups. Once my arm is healed, I plan on getting a pull-up bar for the house.
Even when I used to be pretty strong, I could never do more than a few pull ups.
 
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