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« Reply #400 on: May 12, 2018, 03:35:14 AM »
Thx guys. Yes, glad to be done and I guess the bed makes it official!!

Getting the mattress out was an adventure in itself. 6in memory foam in a 10in sleeve.
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« Reply #401 on: May 12, 2018, 06:04:13 AM »
 :likebutton: congrats on getting that project in rear view.
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« Reply #402 on: May 12, 2018, 08:14:57 AM »
Yes, Bravo!

Good tenacity

Great result!
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« Reply #403 on: May 12, 2018, 04:26:15 PM »
She is in, boys are going nuts they get their own rooms too now. Youngest wanted a "black" room, oldest wanted a "camo" room. Neither won that round,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #404 on: May 12, 2018, 05:02:14 PM »
How?s the ac working?


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« Reply #405 on: May 12, 2018, 05:05:46 PM »
not yet
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« Reply #406 on: May 12, 2018, 05:46:25 PM »
There?s a happy young lady!  Windows and solitude  :azn:
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« Reply #407 on: May 12, 2018, 09:16:46 PM »
If you had a camo room how would you ever find it?


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« Reply #408 on: May 13, 2018, 05:58:20 PM »
Door is not camo, just have to be smarter than the paint! Plus the boys are never quiet, easy to find.
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« Reply #409 on: May 16, 2018, 09:55:41 PM »
Got the split comp. hooked up, not a lot of space and sitting on the roof.

Thought the AC line was dedicated, but it also goes to master bath and shed. Adding the comp and upstairs bath is way to much for that circuit.

I will run the line over from the head unit which I know is a dedicated #12 line right from the panel.
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« Reply #410 on: May 16, 2018, 10:34:12 PM »
Shed, Electricity?
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« Reply #411 on: May 17, 2018, 11:13:31 AM »
Fixed the post above, but I have a 10x12 shed out back with power.
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« Reply #412 on: May 23, 2018, 02:19:51 PM »
With the room done it was time for the HVAC to get hooked up. Last of the hook ups went just fine, ending up not needing 110ac at the head unit so I capped off the lead but will still us it to run the system. Had a buddy come by with his pump and meter and it took about 15min with a vacuum check.   

Fired it up with the remote and it is quiet as can be in either heat or AC mode. Has full manual or auto controls on the remote, no controls on the head. The unit shows the temp setting on it face and the vent open closes per the operation, very nice.

This unit was $550 on ebay and worth every penny if it lasts at all. I really like the split system and the garage will be next!
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« Reply #413 on: May 23, 2018, 02:26:04 PM »
Now I am framing up the little hallway and 1/2 bath. It will include a closet on the right at the top of the stairs and a barn door to the main dad room.

The plans changed a little from the ones posted earlier and I licked the wall out a few inches and moved the sink to the other side and a cubby for the toilet. I will see what I can draw up.

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« Reply #414 on: May 23, 2018, 03:29:30 PM »
Jr. What is the dimensions of that little cooling heating unit? 


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« Reply #415 on: May 23, 2018, 04:19:03 PM »
Its 25in across, about 10 tall and 8 deep. 9500 btu cooling and 7000 btu heating.

Sure they make smaller ones. I was quoted 2K for a misti unit of the same size, wholesale!
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« Reply #416 on: May 25, 2018, 02:37:39 AM »
Picked up a new Kolbalt Double compound miter saw, to replace my single miter. Stayed with the 10in, cuts almost everything and I have good blades for it. I also got tired of flipping boards for diff cuts and the motor seemed to get in the way all time, this ones up on top vs DD. 

Got 15% off when they gave me the standard 5 and I asked for the 10 and kept both! Little under $200 and selling the single will offset that alot.

Most of the wall now framed. Hoist came in handy getting the saw upstairs.

Hey, you guys notice Lowes is now selling Craftsman?? They bought Orchard which got them the line.
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« Reply #417 on: May 25, 2018, 07:57:41 AM »
Holy crap!

Starting again...

You sound like me, never done with anything!

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« Reply #418 on: May 25, 2018, 08:34:27 PM »
Looks great JR. Happy girls, happy world.

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« Reply #419 on: May 25, 2018, 09:37:21 PM »
good job JR, i bet the daughter is as happy as a girl at the mall

i saw craftsmen at lowes today 

interesting
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« Reply #420 on: May 25, 2018, 11:30:51 PM »
Thx guys, yes she is happy.

Have to stay busy, just feels right!
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« Reply #421 on: May 28, 2018, 05:28:14 PM »
As good as the insulation is working. I ordered another 350sf for the rest of the main room upstairs. Summer is here and it is hot up there!

The main room will get this roxul 30/16 and the storage areas will get 2 inch rigid foam and vapor barrier.

Need to ask Jared about venting since the room has no room for regular vents.
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« Reply #422 on: May 29, 2018, 08:26:23 AM »
Looks great JR!  Looking forward to watching the next phase take shape.  :likebutton:
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« Reply #423 on: June 01, 2018, 02:50:53 AM »
Well, went ahead and did it, drilled some holes for the vents. Beam is just 14x5 so there is a little more room than I thought. Still need to find a wider ridge shingle, may have to make my own as well as the venting itself.

Only did the 1st 3 bays since it will be covered soon with the hallway. Holes are 1.5 to give me an idea on the location both on the shingles and how wide my vent must be. When done I will cover 2 16in vents which one leaks and just can't seem to fix it. Have another leak from a skylight on the other side. The vent ridge will allow both of these to be addressed.

5x1.5in holes give me almost 9sqin so I may do 6 in the rest of the bays for a little over 10sqin. Not quite as much as the 14sqin I get with a slot but it will have to do. 
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« Reply #424 on: June 01, 2018, 07:26:47 AM »
What did you use to drill the 1 1/2 holes.  Pretty clean looking holes


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« Reply #425 on: June 01, 2018, 07:29:13 AM »
Im guessing a forstner bit
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« Reply #426 on: June 01, 2018, 10:27:28 AM »
What did you use to drill the 1 1/2 holes.  Pretty clean looking holes


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1.5 lenox hole saw, cut great and its 20 years old.
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« Reply #427 on: June 02, 2018, 01:34:57 AM »
Stairway was a hotbox in the heat so I lined it with foam. Already had all but 1 small piece. Spreads the light nice too.

Doorway and cabinet roughed in.
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« Reply #428 on: June 06, 2018, 01:16:03 AM »
Last week of school so little is getting done, but some.

Drilled the vent holes out to the roof and there will be 6 vs the 5 I started with.

Wall sheeted and door added. That will be a slider later. Now the house AC will work only enough for this 4x8 hallway. Insulation tomorrow.
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« Reply #429 on: June 06, 2018, 06:33:48 AM »
Did you get ridge vent on?
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« Reply #430 on: June 06, 2018, 01:28:04 PM »
I have to make the vent and still looking at options of mesh vs plastic. I have some in hand and can cover it in minutes if need be. Right now I just have about 6ft opened up
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« Reply #431 on: June 15, 2018, 03:12:53 PM »
Plumbers came by and did the underhouse connections. For some reason this just wasn't for me this time.

Bad thing is I found out I have recalled ABS and the line broke upstream when they cut it. I run down and get some new pipe and a slip joint and it was still $250 for just over an hours work.

At least I don't have to go back under there, the garage sink runs better and it won't back up into the bathtub now.
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« Reply #432 on: June 15, 2018, 07:33:45 PM »
Some things are better paid for


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« Reply #433 on: June 27, 2018, 12:16:58 AM »
Only have to run about 2ft to hit the toilet. Pushed the wall back so the vent will be boxed into the corner.

Little 1.5in  for the sink and vent and rough plumbing done.
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« Reply #434 on: June 27, 2018, 01:21:33 AM »
How did the ridge vent turn out?
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« Reply #435 on: June 27, 2018, 02:41:48 AM »
How did the ridge vent turn out?

Still in progress. Have to drill out another 20 bays yet and get mesh vent. Have the shingles to cover it quick. Been slow with kids out of school.
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« Reply #436 on: June 30, 2018, 08:01:50 PM »
Been in the 100's so working on the plumbing some.

Got the sink vented and decided to stay with cpvc, keeping the house the same. Put shut off in the lines for upstairs vs every item. It is in a access panel in the laundry.

Also we had a bad smell coming from the new split system and think it was from the drain that ran into the vent . So got this P trap and plumbed it in (adding a little H20) and siliconed the tube in.

It also gets really hot up the stairway/hall even with insulation so I think an exhaust fan is in order moving the hot air into the main space.

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« Reply #437 on: July 03, 2018, 10:57:39 PM »
Drilled the holes for 1/2 the ridge vent. almost 26ft and won't have time to finish before we cruise out next week.

Had a leak from the vent so out it comes. Ridge vent will do its work now anyway.
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« Reply #438 on: July 03, 2018, 11:15:58 PM »
With all drilled out I filled the hole form the vent and threw a piece of 30# felt up.

Sealed up the hole from the bottom too. Sure a little overkill but I had the stuff.

Roof is brutal on the hole saws. After 2 lenox saws, I got this bite with carbid tips and easy clean slots. It works great and just a buck more than a lenox and fit the arbor.

Tomorrow early I will shingle and trim the vent to fit.
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« Reply #439 on: July 04, 2018, 09:47:09 AM »
We used to tip roofs off with a skill saw, we would turn the blade around to cut shingles, worked ok


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« Reply #440 on: July 04, 2018, 09:49:46 AM »
Looking good JR, keep us updated....
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« Reply #441 on: July 04, 2018, 06:10:06 PM »
Got the repair shingled, came out OK. Color is off but the roof is 10 years old. Had to redrill several of the vents.

Went with 5in ridge beam I had to use 7in vent on both sides. So twice the vent and another row of shingles over that, then cap the top. I was going to tape the seam, but figured 3 layers over it was enough.

Vent worked out great with holes about dead center. Got it all capped off just before the 4th stuff. The other side will have to wait for vacations that start the 8th.
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