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  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    So I had to tear out the south wall of my main bathroom to get to the pipe and get it busted out. Well now the entire south wall is down.
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    There's the pipe, busted out in all it's former glory.
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    And here's me hammering away at the side of the wall, of which in the video you will see that it's brick behind the mortar.
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    Pay attention to the video, B. LOL

    MynewHome108-1.flv - Video - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
     
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    i thought you weren't going to smash it out? :p
     
  3. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Didn't want to, but I had to. Couldn't fit the damn pipe cutter in there. But the original plan was to save the exhaust part of the original piping. That didn't happen and my dad bought 200 dollars worth of piping and supplies for me so we could get this done.


    The pipe was mortared into the wall between those two closely spaced studs, so it had to come down to get that out.

    I don't feel like patching over it so I just took the entire wall down. Everything but the exterior wall is coming down so I can drywall it (and insulate some of it).
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    keep track of your insulating and energy effecient windows/doors expenses

    you get a credit for those on your taxes :)
     
  5. ThatGuy4life

    ThatGuy4life The Riced Sleeper

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    Yep sure do, I got this credit this tax season just cause the new house was insulated
     
  6. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    *bump* B needs to watch the damn vid. :D
     
  8. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Yay! My sewage line is 90% complete. We got the 4" pipe in going to a 2" collector which then sprouts all the way up the wall to vent the methane out the roof.

    I got the bathrooms southwall completely insulated and I'm working on getting all of the old drainage and water pipes for the upstairs bathrooms cut out.

    Cotton candy anyone?!
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    I'm going to try to build my medicine cabinet into the wall itself which is why that part isn't insulated.
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    Here's the doorway. We tore the plaster wall shit off the brick and we're going to seal the brick and leave it out in the open to contrast the blue/white/silver look I'm going to give the bathroom.
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    Yes, Brian did this one.
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    BDN's JDM pose, on the bathtub!
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    Representin Hondaswap!! (that's what it says if you can't read it)
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    My new exhaust piping glued to the 4" from the 4-2" reducer.
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    pissed off, get your ass in here and watch the video in the first post. :ph34r:
     
  9. 801CRX

    801CRX Got Rice?

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    Damn pretty big project!!!

    And nice work........good luck with the rest of it
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    i was standing on the edge of the bathtub and damn near fell off of it when he took that pic of me doing a JDM pose. i asked James how he wanted me to do one and he said do it like Will does so thats my feeble attempt of immitating Will doing his JDM pose.
     
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    801CRX Got Rice?

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    Hell yeah my parents bought a new house and bought all this energy saving and environmentaly safe things to put in the house and got $600 on the tax credit.
     
  12. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    600? sheesh. I only spent 22 bucks of 80 sq ft of insulation so far.
     
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    801CRX Got Rice?

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    Well they got a washer and dryer, windows, refridgerator, oven and microwave theres more but you get the idea.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Yeah my washer and dryer are fairly old and I got it for free as I did my frige.

    One day I might be able to afford new, high efficiency things. (probably would get a better water heater first anyway)

    But windows are going to be my very first MAJOR expense... which will hopefully net me enough in tax credits to pay for themselves, let alone doing so in reducing energy needs over the years.
     
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    801CRX Got Rice?

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    Yeah cause in the old house they spent about $350 a month on the utilities.

    Compared to a new house of relatively the same size now only about $250 a month.
     
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    windows are limited to a 200 credit
    but the energy savings is what will make it worth while
    check local town/county programs that will come and test your house for effeciency, you can usually get a deal or some type of savings through them

    i'm digging the idea of the exposed brick, will look good if you do it right
    i'm assuming thats a chimney? and its still in use?
    you'd be suprised how many out of use chimneys i've found behind walls and things
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    It was a chimney but it's not in use, it was the exhaust for the old coal burning furnace back in the '20s when it was built. There's an opening so I could burn things in there but it's small and in the basement by the water heater/furnace.

    It's still got some wall plaster on it, (wanted to chip it off but before the sealant was put on it it didn't stand out that much) but IMO that gives it it's "character".

    We got this high gloss sealant that we've put one coat on already, some of the bricks are already shining some. I love it. Brian and I had that idea at the same time.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Today my parents showed up around 2-3 so we got the rest of the lines out and my previous tub drain repair taken out, we're going to replace it to keep it from going through the studs altogether and go under neath them between the old and new ceilings.

    But yeah, more pics!

    We ran out to Menards and got my underlayment flooring. My dad was pissed. They tried to sell us 1/2" 4x4 sheets of drywall which we thought was new. It was damaged drywall that they keep in stock to sell for repair jobs at a cheap price. But they didn't tell us that.

    Here's a sheet of the flooring laid down;
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    Here it is with the toilet pieces in and taped off (to keep gases from coming up);
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    We got the toilet finished for the piping, and now we got the reducers in place to catch the sink/tub drains when we get them in place.
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    and lastly we found out how they got the furnace ductwork upstairs to run to the bathroom through the ceiling.
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    Yep, they ripped the wall apart and put up some of that water resistant board over the top of it.

    We got new faucets and a new shower head. My dad is planning on buying me a whole new bathroom cabinet, sink/counter top, etc. He's already spent as much as I have on the house (well over 600). His reasoning on the new cabinet sink is he doesn't want to buy a top for my current cabinet because it could be a headache if it's out of square or doesn't fit properly. *sigh*

    I'm appreciative, but buying more stuff I have just seems like a waste.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Ok, so now my bathroom floor is completely done for the main part of the bathroom, aside from the closet. I'm 99% happy with how it turned out.

    I had to cut out one piece with three different squares on it and I missed the angle by about 2 degrees in doing so.

    Here's what I'm talking about.

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    See the angled piece going to the tip? Yeah. I had no way of measuring the angle with the tools I had, so I had to cut it off a few measurements and a line. I missed it. That is where the 1% of happiness is lost.

    Another angle before:
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    While I did that, my dad worked on my two drain pipes coming off the main pipe that I showed in my earlier pictures.

    Here's downstairs for the sink;
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    Where it comes up:
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    Just before doing the sink, he did the bathtub drain. Turned out awesome IMO.
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    The trap and up to the tub:
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  20. Bob Vila

    Bob Vila ɐןıʌ qoq Admin VIP

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    Why did you insulate an interior wall? There's absolutely no need to insulate an interior wall and you'll probably notice that the room will be a little more cooler than the rest of the house...especially if it was heated from the rest of the floor and not directly.
     
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