Things were very different in 1880.

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  1. CRJ

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    I think the only thing more off topic would be desert related. I bought this place on April 8th, 2016. Since then, we have been working on it over the weekends and slowly making it fit my height (I'm 6'9", seriously!) and our style. I have a scattered collection of pictures that I would like to have somewhere to scroll through in coming years, and what better place than the X. Our place is a 1750 sqft yellow brick built in 1880. Before us, it was owned by a couple who bought it at 25 yrs old, and lived there until they went to a nursing home at 85. As I am 25 now, it seems fitting.

    Home inspection went well, with a few concerns like a chimney that needed to be taken down, a bathroom that was aweful, and lots of crap patch work by the previous owner (I can only assume). They liked to cover things up rather than fix the damage/issues. In multiple rooms we have 3/8" drywall, nailed up, with 1/8" paneling over it. Like, why?

    The house has a decently new roof, mid 90's vinyl windows (i think), and a new forced air furnace.

    Anyways, heres the place. House_Picture.jpg


    First order of business was to replace the short inset tub/shower combo with a clawfoot and walk in shower.

    Old bathroom coming out:
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    New wall going up.
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    Roxul insulation throughout (Sound barried roxul behind shower not shown)
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    Tiling the shower
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    Grouted
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    Sealing:
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    And sealed
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    While the weather was nice, we moved to the outside. re-pointing the bricks and foundation, removing the chimney and taking down the radio tower. I have a radio tower video I'll post, it was interesting. We used a long rope over the house to my truck to lower it, but it went a touch sideways. No, it wont make the carnage thread.

    Anyways, the chimney. We saved about 150 bricks. Yes, those are bath towels over our 2nd floor windows. We found out they stained the house red back in the 50's, which is why the grout is a bit red and theres a big stripe up the house. It'll get scrubbed off in the spring.
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    Shower glass was next.
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    then the old tub gut.
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    and the new tub test fit (a bit of a jump ahead)
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    Since then, we have grouted the floor, been sanding lots of drywall as my mudding skills arent ace just yet, and we re-finished our pantry, just finishing the drywall hanging. This room had no ceiling, no insulation and random barn boards for wall coverings. Like scrap pieces, not nice barn board. Full gut.
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    Also forgot that like day 2 of ownership we ran plumbing for the laundry that never existed.
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    Its coming along, and cleaned up nice this past spring.
    Before on showing:
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    After a clean up and warm weather.
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    I'll add more as I find them, and as we work. its a slow process as were saving most $ and working on it when we have some free time.
     
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    Looks great keep up the good work nothing quite as satisfying as working on your own house
     
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    Out of order, heres a few shots I've found.

    This closet was taken out to fit the bathroom.
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    And on the other side of the wall, the tiny bathroom before. The naked cherubs really sold us on this place. I should add that there was no heat to this bathroom or the bedroom behind it. As in, its never had heat. That has been resolved when we put in the jack studs, we ran a 4" solid line off the furnace.
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    A random demo shot from the bathroom wall removal:
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    And the laundry hole filled back in. Pex was encased in sand, lots and lots of sand. Also ran a 2" pvc line in there for future under slab needs.
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    Its taken so much longer than it seems in this post... haha
     
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    Wow! Looks great Nate. I now see why you haven't been riding much
     
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    I saw the tub picture somewhere. Was it pirate?
     
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    Looks good man! The drywall behind the paneling was code for fire spread.
     
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    Thanks! Yea, fun funds have been tied up lately!
    Did you? I posted the new tub in the home fabs thread, nowhere other than facebook though.
    Ah, makes sense, but we found it in odd places like the skinning of a external closet. Regardless, it will all get replaced with 1/2" or in some areas will add the 1/2" to the 3/8" to save from having to demo the room and still bring it up to code.
     
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    orangefinger KELLYHIEKE.COM

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    Great rehab work, awesome job !!

    Did u find anything old and valuable yet... ??
     
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    The x is being difficult with images for some reason. sorry for the sideways shot.
     

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    You built it a little outta level :). Great work man

    Side note - It looks like she took over the shower niche or you have fancy shampoo
     
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    she took over, i only have my beard soap in there. Thanks! fixed the pic problem.
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    Nice house and work! The older the better IMO!
     
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    nope just poor craftsmanship and lots of junk lol.

    Thank you! i'm just happy we started with the hard stuff.
     
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    Tub is in. Only thing left is the vanity light, as we haven't found one we like yet, and the bathroom mirror I have to make after wave daze.

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    Is that a fixed door stop mounted to the hinge side of the door? We've always used hinge stops but yours in intriguing.

    Looks great!
     
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    Thats one half of a towel bar I cant find the cross bar for haha. I tried a hinge stop however it wont work as we have 1" thick trim. Need to come up with something though, likely door mounted near the bottom.
     
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    Im confused. No door handle? if that is a towel holder bar on the right side.
     
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    Big Kahuna Jesse's Big Brother.

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    Door handle is there. Scratching my head on the towel bar on the door.............
     
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