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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by 67ref, Dec 3, 2008.

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    - bought the place like this, major sag in the floor in front of the heart extention, out by 1 and 1/4 "

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    - eventually got to it and started the living room "reno", tear down is always a lot of fun.
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    - ok progress, as long as I look like I know what I'm doing, everything should be just fine!
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    - and then you get that feeling of ... oh no! ... what have I done?
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    - whats that honey? no no ... we're fine, I saw this on "Holmes on Homes" once, no worries!
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    Is it finished yet or are we seeing the start to something in progress? Looks like you are on your way.
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    - and then, there was some relief, the floor still out 1 and 1/4 " all that weight gone!
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    - all cleaned up, take notice of the sag in the floor in front toward the left
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    - nice, moldy drywall, rotten wood, open it all up and guess what? ... more surprises!
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    - wonder why the paint wouldn't stick to the drywall anymore? ... oh, I got it, rain water ran down this wall .. good thing we talked them down in price for this old house!
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    - you thought you had problems, notice the white string on the floor showing the sag in the floor?
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    - extracted many litres of water with a dehumidifier, roof shingles redone, now beginning repair process
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    - had to watch a couple of reruns of "this old house" but I figured it out ... almost expert status now!
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    - nice! ... left it like this for the most part of the summer ... it was just too nice to cover up just yet!
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    - after a lot of naggin from the other half ... eventually, the drywall had to go up, luckily for me, I had already read that book!
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    - one coat, two coats, three coats, four coats ... I'm now on some new meds thanks to my doc!
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    - ok, so lots of drywall repair all around entire room, plenty of primer applied, painted the ceiling,
    now down to the basement to fix that saggin floor.
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    - oh you thought this was going to be easy? ... ha, as luck would have it the furnace had to be taken apart and moved over by 1 foot
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    - I have never dealt with anything furnace related, other then we bought a new one when we moved in,
    so I take pictures as to figure how it all goes back together.
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    - bit of plumbing, some electrical, all cleaned up and re-routed in order to make room for where the jacks will go!
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    - say "hello" to my little friend! ... take that you bad terrible sagging floor joists! ... 1 and 1/4" be gone!
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    - nice, floor cranked back up to where it should be, getting the furnace back together, blocked out the joists
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    - seem to be missing several pics from when the whole furnace room got completed, ductwork all modified and back together, joists blocked out, electrical neatly tucked away ... stuff like that.
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    - I swear ... I do "not" have a furnace fetish! ... but given that it's going to be my secondary heating, it deserves it's due respect, plus a new filter!
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    - bit of paint on the walls, keeps the wife off my back for now, proudly explained that the sag in the floor is gone,
    think I bought myself some more time, now need to figure out how to build that "existing" hearth extention
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