Ahem, it begins.

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  1. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member

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  2. Carl V

    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Could you provide a LINK to the very 1st post
    explaining What, Where & Why? the major remodel?
    I've lost track of the end zone goal
     
  3. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member

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    See Post# 3 of this thread ;-)
     
  4. Denton

    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yikes!!
     
  5. Carl V

    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    ah, Now I recall. Getting older & forgetful
     
  6. Dustin B

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    Well shit news. Contractors have decided they can't do it without removing the exterior wall. So they won't be working tomorrow and I'll be removing the wall Sunday/Monday so they can continue on Tuesday (long weekend in Canada this weekend).
     
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    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Makes me ache just thinking about it. That's a serious hole!
     
  8. Carl V

    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Ugh! Good luck
     
  9. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member

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    Went reasonable well. Giant hole on the back of my house now. Hopefully within 2 weeks I'll have the new entry concrete work done and the back wall framed back in and refoamed/sided. Spent the last half of today fixing the rafter framing and making a new centered attic access in the master suite. 9abeeac4a2fabe19d3532c9e2c34401e.jpg a0e29fc5f16ec7b709c188331ef4ecac.jpg 57866fc59e4acc33a6ced0c308d4984f.jpg f8fee23252e687a9a948c603083a85c8.jpg 926183dde61b0bcba021607a63d92a30.jpg d61a8f0a0f3e9df0a1fe1140c1819f10.jpg
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    What are you pouring? Why the giant hole? I thought you were remodeling a media room??
     
  11. Dustin B

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    New foundation walls to match up to a hole cut into the foundation to provide access to the media room that used to be an attached garage with only exterior entrances.

    The big hole is the shit news from a couple posts back. Contractors quoted doing it with the back wall of the house intact. On Thursday they said it wasn't possible and back wall needed to be removed to do it.
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Ah, thanks. Well that sucks. I hope it doesn't double your budget.
     
  13. Dustin B

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    It's a double fun reno. 2 rooms. One is the theater. The other will be our master suite. This is the redo of them as I had the theater and the master suite mostly done. The theater needed some final trim work and the master suite bathroom was not finished. But the access solution (the two half stair sets you saw demolished earlier in the thread) was not working well. So they both got gutted. The foundation mod to provide access is underway. And when done the rooms will have traded places and not be broken up by stairwells on the middle of them.
     
  14. Dustin B

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    I did the wall demo myself. Extra cost is a little over 2 days of my time and likely about $200. So no, very minor in the grand scheme of things.
     
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    Good ole sweat equity!
     
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    Dang! From the size of the hole you could do a drive in theater. ;)
     
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    So they figured they'd get to pouring footings today. Got home to no one here the tarp back up and just under half the wall removed and on the ground cut in two.

    Yesterday noon came home to check on them and the section of garage floor that needed to be gone and all the dirt under it was removed. However I was then informed that they tried to break the last part of the grade beam out with the excavator. They'd cut through most of it but left a few inches. Turns out what was left had rebar in it. So they cracked the corner where that beam joins the long side. Still waiting to hear from an engineer what they will have to do about that.

    Then even cutting mostly outside the house thanks to the giant hole I made, the house still managed to suck a ton of gas fumes in. 3 hours with all the windows open didn't air it out enough so we ended up in a hotel last night.

    They got a positive pressure fan running properly today so the house is fine now.

    I'm a little over stressed right now. It's looking like two weekends from now is the earliest I'll get the wall fixed. And I still have the first inspection from the city to get through which may or may not take my stress level up even higher. 668602f5ecc5e1ef0eeb7c4c721746d1.jpg ccfbd9fdf27a8a50196c4092ed44fdbe.jpg
     
  18. DYohn

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    Well.... just in case, and I'm not predicting doom and gloom, but just in case... do you know an attorney?
     
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    Hang in there, Dustin.
     
  20. Dustin B

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    Heard from the engineer now. 3 15m bars epoxied in and the crack filled/sealed. So that's not bad and won't take long. I'm guessing they had another saw break on them which stopped the progress today.
     
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