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« Reply #200 on: December 10, 2017, 08:45:18 PM »
Nice. What?s next on the list ?


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« Reply #201 on: December 10, 2017, 09:00:01 PM »
& you have Roof! :likebutton:
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« Reply #202 on: December 10, 2017, 10:55:42 PM »
Side
& you have Roof! :likebutton:

Side the short wall and trim for outside.

Now I start framing the inside and electrical.

Oh, thx guys,,,,,,
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« Reply #203 on: December 12, 2017, 03:12:54 PM »
Finished up the siding. Just some trim now and the bottom under the window needs to be trimmed up. Somehow got cut an inch over?

Need to get the HVAC hooked back up. Getting cold enough the space heater is NOT doing the job now!
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« Reply #204 on: December 16, 2017, 07:21:50 PM »
Got all the plumbing done, time to close it up, get the HVAC working and frame the door/closet.
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« Reply #205 on: December 16, 2017, 07:35:24 PM »
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« Reply #206 on: December 17, 2017, 12:17:01 AM »
Get your leak fixed also?


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« Reply #207 on: December 17, 2017, 01:29:12 PM »
Get your leak fixed also?


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Yep, no sealer or tape on the pipe and had rusted through. Getting it off was a challenge in itself.
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« Reply #208 on: December 19, 2017, 11:55:35 PM »
Picked up a load of Roxul today for the floors and walls. Ordered the roofing r30 but Lowes said it won't be in until almost mid Jan!

Thinking I may just double up the wall insulation would would be cheaper and give me a 6in bat vs the 5.5in on the r30. Still get my airflow as the joists are 7.5in.

Got the door framed in and found the garage is not quite vertical, wonder who did that?? I built it so it all lines up at least.
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« Reply #209 on: January 02, 2018, 10:33:44 PM »
Got most of the foam up. Almost out but using the foil backed above the roof line and some extra below.
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« Reply #210 on: January 02, 2018, 10:35:00 PM »
The split ac unit came in today and I got going on the closet.

Have to strip it out and add supports for the center beam. Then shear it with OSB and pin it to the new structure.

Then the floor comes out for 4 footings. Will do the sewer line since it is just 8ft away.

 
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« Reply #211 on: January 02, 2018, 11:26:10 PM »
That?s a bunch of green there JR


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« Reply #212 on: January 02, 2018, 11:51:43 PM »
Oldest girl wanted green, she got it! Was purple before.

Now she wants white upstairs.
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« Reply #213 on: January 03, 2018, 02:01:11 AM »
What?s being done with the closet? Beam, footings, shear wall, sewer...?


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« Reply #214 on: January 03, 2018, 10:16:59 AM »
Ryan, she has a BUNCH of shoes, duh!
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« Reply #215 on: January 03, 2018, 11:07:21 AM »
What?s being done with the closet? Beam, footings, shear wall, sewer...?


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Yep, all that.

Shoes, not really. But what she has do have to be name brands!
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« Reply #216 on: January 05, 2018, 12:06:14 AM »
Got it opened up and need to put 3 footings down.

Not a lot of space but could be worse.
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« Reply #217 on: January 05, 2018, 12:15:08 AM »
Cut out the last joist and marked it out. Found the footing there goes about 8in under the block, just next to where I need to put the main footing for the main beam.

Will sister a 2x6 to the existing then add new joists on hangers when done.

Need 4 footings along the 14ft wall, need to dig 3 out. Only this one needs triming, others are clean dirt/clay.

Got a Bauer SDS Max hammer/drill to assist in all this along with the spade for digging. Boys will get to haul dirt  :smiley: 

Mixing cement under there will not be fun.
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« Reply #218 on: January 05, 2018, 02:04:09 AM »
What?s being done with the closet? Beam, footings, shear wall, sewer...?


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Yep, all that.

Shoes, not really. But what she has do have to be name brands!

I know all that, because you said it above. :knucklehead But WHY are you doing this?


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« Reply #219 on: January 05, 2018, 11:48:04 AM »
The outside wall on the addition is over the center of the house with just a simple wall under it. Under the house there is simply a doubled 2x6 with footings every 8ft of so. By shearing the wall this spreads the load along the entire length of the load even though it is bolted the the houses center beam up top. 

The post that supports the roof center beam needs a support to the foundation also, hence the 18 footing. Then there is another on both corners below the addition and another under a door jam that places the footing about every 4ft.

None of this takes into account the two 10in I beams the run the length of the house (manufactured home). Engineer said it needs to be build almost like a stand alone structure. Way overkill.
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« Reply #220 on: January 06, 2018, 12:59:24 AM »
Got her dug out but decided to use the old footing with the new. Cut the Sono to match, added some rebar to tie it in and mixed what amounted to 5 bags for it. (60#)

Sistered the 2x6 above and used a DIY plumb bob. Added a couple rebars to the pad and filled it up. Later the kids put their initials in it.
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« Reply #221 on: January 06, 2018, 01:02:07 AM »
I'm tired, so I took the kids to dinner at Costco and bought my mom chinese.
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« Reply #222 on: January 06, 2018, 06:53:57 AM »
tight quarters there, JR.  Nicely done.
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« Reply #223 on: January 07, 2018, 01:19:54 AM »
tight quarters there, JR.  Nicely done.

That is the easy one!

2 more to go under the openings.
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« Reply #224 on: January 07, 2018, 08:42:32 AM »
Don?t you have some skinny kids that can do that?


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« Reply #225 on: January 08, 2018, 12:39:02 AM »
I have one that will help and he is good when he gets going. However getting him there proves to be a challenge sometimes.

Finished all the footings, got the posts set and started to build the floor back up. Had to insulate the HVAC crossover that is located there (had a rat issue long ago).
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« Reply #226 on: January 08, 2018, 01:21:36 AM »
Few more for fun.
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« Reply #227 on: January 08, 2018, 06:38:30 AM »
Progress


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« Reply #228 on: January 08, 2018, 08:41:17 AM »
This might be a dumb question but why did you wait until the end to pour the footings? Then since you waited do you have to do any jacking of the structure etc to get things in their rightful place as a result? Assuming you are going to check for that?
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« Reply #229 on: January 08, 2018, 01:06:23 PM »
Yes, I should have done this first but I started it when school was in then. Would have been better for me with the heat also at that time.

It is disrupting my daughter who is an A student, on the track/cross country team and wasn't told to do this until about a month ago anyway.

I was never really worried about the structure as it was. Even though the center wall is supported a little and there is a whole house 2 1/2x24 center beam, there are alsofour 10 inch I beams running the length of the house. One side rests on that and the other on the garage foundation. Between that and the LVLs and the end wall shearing. Plus removing all the weight of the old roof (3 roofs, not shingle layers) I am not concerned.

Here is a scetch showing all the original footings and my additions.
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« Reply #230 on: January 11, 2018, 03:47:41 PM »
All closed in and working on making it pretty. Took 7 days, but really 4 or so hours a day with all the things going on.
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« Reply #231 on: January 11, 2018, 05:58:53 PM »
looking good.  I hate taping and floating
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« Reply #232 on: January 11, 2018, 06:43:40 PM »
looking good.  I hate taping and floating

Came out OK, really needed a 2nd mudding and primer. Just glad its done as is my daughter.

Made a little deeper shelf for it buttoned it up. Now back upstairs!!
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« Reply #233 on: January 11, 2018, 09:30:50 PM »
Looks good JR. Drywall mudding and Bondo are similar, and I suck at both.

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« Reply #234 on: January 12, 2018, 08:14:39 AM »
JR,

Love ya man

but

That color gives me vertigo!
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« Reply #235 on: January 15, 2018, 05:57:49 PM »
Me too, but that is what she wanted.

Onto the HVAC and the insulation. Space heater was doing the job, well still is but my bill was crazy last month.

Finished the foam insulation and roxuled the small wall.

Debating on running the vents out the side vs the roof. Can do either or mode later but running them out by the stairs right now is easy.
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« Reply #236 on: January 16, 2018, 09:14:00 AM »
Coming right along!
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« Reply #237 on: January 17, 2018, 01:18:31 AM »
Finished the HVAC today, another hurdle. Nice to have it back.

The space heater was doing OK but the bill was killing me. It drew 1300watts and ran all day sometimes. Thats 31,200 watts a day!!
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« Reply #238 on: January 17, 2018, 02:34:58 AM »
Meant to post this when I finished up on the foundation. For the space I had this in a must.

I picked up a Bauer SDS MAX hammer drill from good ol HF and it has done its job very well.

My only complaint is it come with NO BITS, so add another $80 to the $130 price.

Got the discounts with them so it didn't hurt as bad. Then I found a coupon for the driver saving another $30.
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« Reply #239 on: January 17, 2018, 06:17:57 AM »
Good to know JR. I rented a Bosch chipping hammer (little bigger than that BDS) and it cost almost as much as buying that one.  Worked well for talking up tile.


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« Reply #240 on: January 17, 2018, 01:20:51 PM »
They make a lighter duty also but this one has twice the impact (6lb vs 3) and the metal gearbox. Plus it has a trigger varible speed vs the dial on the light duty.

With the coupon it cost the same as the all plastic one.

I had to buy the spade bit, drills and standard bits.

Now if there was just an easy way to get the dirt out of the dang hole!
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« Reply #241 on: January 17, 2018, 01:27:12 PM »
We had a hand pump blow gun we used back in the day.....
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« Reply #242 on: January 17, 2018, 09:32:44 PM »
I was in HD a couple months back and they were just putting all of their Dewalt sds Max bits on clearance. I bought all of them (about 30) for 9.00-15.00 each...long 1/2" to 1" bits, plus spades and chisels tips. Couldn't pass it up!
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« Reply #243 on: January 17, 2018, 09:40:14 PM »
I paid 30 for 3 bits with the discount. The spade was solo.
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« Reply #244 on: January 18, 2018, 12:14:55 AM »

Now if there was just an easy way to get the dirt out of the dang hole!


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« Reply #245 on: January 18, 2018, 06:24:00 AM »
You mean the one he showed us that was portable and battery powered?


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« Reply #246 on: January 18, 2018, 01:14:48 PM »
My 16gal may have but not the bigger stuff. Not a bad idea really.
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« Reply #247 on: January 18, 2018, 10:06:15 PM »
Got this done today. Going to use foam under the ply top.
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« Reply #248 on: January 20, 2018, 03:34:00 AM »
Well since I have a work table now I finished the wall shims and insulation. Daughter still thinks the room is to small since the closet is built into the room. Women, never can please em.

Now she is talking furniture, new bed and desk. Said talk to mom, I built the room  :rolleyes:
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« Reply #249 on: January 20, 2018, 03:40:57 AM »
Used less than 3 bags of the Roxul for the walls. Didn't figure the windows or bench in. Used the safe/sound for the HVAC cover to quiet it down some and I think it is around and R13 alone.

Have to figure the split system power as it will be separate from the room. Out side unit will share power with the bathroom. Inside unit will be another circut with an outlet just above the bench. Lights and plugs another circut.
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