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Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 4827
Registered: Mar-06
Adding 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. Just started the framing this weekend.

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 20509
Registered: Jun-06
Woah! Three beds and a bath? Are you looking to sublet? Looks like quite the undertaking.


Makes me wanna knock a wall down and frame it back up lol.
 

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Username: Wickedbass

Nashville, Tn

Post Number: 596
Registered: Jan-08
3 bed rooms and a bathroom! Your almost adding another house to your house! Looks good man.
 

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Username: Nyyfan13

Northern VA

Post Number: 11445
Registered: Jul-06
That's sweet Marc. Good luck with the "addition" lol.

My dad and I have been working on our other home and have almost completely redone it all. I'ma see if I can pull up some pics of it. Looks like a brand new house now and its about 50 years old lol.
 

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Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 4828
Registered: Mar-06
thanks, My house is 100 years old this year.
Heres some Hardwood i just installed do the stairs being cut in. I had a patch that i never got to till this week. About 21sq is all.
Also thats Poco brining me my slippers, Wether i want them or not...

And theres about 800sq feet of new space being added.
Thats about 25 sheets of Advantex flooring blk.

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Username: Wickedbass

Nashville, Tn

Post Number: 599
Registered: Jan-08
Now if you could just train Poco to bring beer instead!


quote:

Thats about 25 sheets of Advantex flooring blk.




I lol'ed.
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 20513
Registered: Jun-06
"Thats about 25 sheets of Advantex flooring blk."



I don't think he frequents this section lol.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

Brooklyn, New York

Post Number: 1146
Registered: Feb-07
good luck with that Marc - post more pix!!
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 4835
Registered: Mar-06
some more framing pics.
Count so far..100 2x4's

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Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 4878
Registered: Mar-06
So, the framing is done. Doing the wiring now. Had to add some smokes and Co2's to the existing house as well as new ones upstairs. Total of 10 interconnected.
My buddy came over and I helped him run all the new Cat5 ( 600') and RG6 cables (1000'). He does that stuff for a living, mostly in high end homes. I though just a few connecters and I was good, but wound up running a D-mark, All new feeds for DSL, High speed, cable, phones. Basically every location is now wired with structual cable. Still need to wire the panel now, then move onto the heatin system.

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Username: Mrskullz1

Brooklyn, New York

Post Number: 1171
Registered: Feb-07
remember to run wire for a killer home theater system!!
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 4881
Registered: Mar-06
ya, I got that covered.

My main goal was to get pc vid to any location in the house. I will be able to use my tvs as moniters, so I can stream pc movies/music stuff into any bedroom.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 20645
Registered: Jun-06
 

Gold Member
Username: Th3pwn3r

I compensate...

Post Number: 9372
Registered: Jul-06
Don't forget to install 32 different sets of speakers in each room!
 

Gold Member
Username: Pitbullguy

The Chicago area

Post Number: 3878
Registered: Oct-06
I have no idea what made me think of this... but it's worth watching again... still cracks me up!!!!!

 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 4903
Registered: Mar-06
So, Framing is done, Electrical is done, Getting the electrical rough inspection done tomorrow, then onto the heating and plumbing systems. Gotta build a chase from the third floor to the basement to run, 4" main stack, 2- 1/2" hot and cold feeds, and 2- 3/4" heat supply and returns. Also a 3/4" iron pipe for the fire place gas line. Then insulate, rock and mud, paint....And I need it done by mid Aug. :-(
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 20718
Registered: Jun-06
Get it done fool lol.


I actually love mud work. Taping and spackling is like therapy for me. No torpedo gun, no stilts. Just old fashioned mud, tape and knife. No sissy corner tool either lol.

I put it on so smooth there is no sanding between coats. Only a final sponging after the third.


I'm Anal like that.
 

Gold Member
Username: Big_edge_head

Milwaukee, WI

Post Number: 3932
Registered: Mar-07
Good stuff, Marc. I cant believe I didn't see this thread for this long lol.
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 4907
Registered: Mar-06
Well, The wiring passed np. But I now need to redo my chimney pipe and do fire stop on all the walls and floor openings. Another pita job. New class A dbl wall pipe and stuff was $500 alone. That stuff is pricey. But I guess you cant put a price tag on safety.




But I could have slept at nite with $100 dollars worth of class B pipe.
 

Gold Member
Username: Killerzracing71

Post Number: 2375
Registered: Aug-05
Sweet, I cant wait till I understand the feeling of owning my own house.

:-) Keep it up. Thats awesome
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 4911
Registered: Mar-06
Well, Finally got the wiring completed.
What a dirty job it was running those main feeds.
Thats the feeds, cable and phone.
Man the heat coming out of there was bad, and the wires were all sooty and stuff, But now thats its done I can relax.


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Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 4917
Registered: Mar-06
Update,

Got the chimney stuffed, and mudded the walls. Ceilings are painted, electrical is done, and walls are in primer.

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Also have it carpeted for now, but still need to add heating and the bathroom and laundry room.
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 4918
Registered: Mar-06
Ceiling fan installed tonite.
Hot as ever here.
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 20941
Registered: Jun-06
"Hot as ever here."


In MA? What is that? Like 75 degrees?


Love the progress man. This all started in May? I take it there's no rush?


I'll be posting pics of my deck project once I get it done. Nothing big. Just something to sit out back on.
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 4919
Registered: Mar-06
lol, na its been over 90's for the last week, and high humidity. Been to the beach, lake, or hanging out in the pool for the last few days between day trips.
Went to lake compounce , great day there. Some dinosour place in CT, NE aquarium , Cap cod beaches, The Zoo, (Rode an Elephant)
Been on vaca for 2 weeks now, and have 9 more days off to go.
Having a birthday party tommorow here, rented one of those bouncy castles for the kids, got the pool up to 86 degrees, should be another fun day.
Then going on a whale watch, and the cape beaches again this week.

Then back to reality working on the upstairs.
 

Silver Member
Username: Wickedbass

Nashville, Tn

Post Number: 822
Registered: Jan-08
Looks great dude. Lookin' at the pics brings back memories of me helping my parents remodel their house.


I can't wait untill I have my own house one day.
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 20960
Registered: Jun-06

quote:

I can't wait untill I have my own house one day.





Dude it's a blessing and a curse in disguise. Nice to have the freedom of knocking a wall down and making a new room but when maintenance comes, you're the one to do it. Home ownership is America's dream, until something goes wrong.


I spent 1000s of $$ and many hours building my gameroom and bar. The first flood I experienced sucked. I had water pooling in my basement traveling towards my finished side. It made it into my bar causing stain damage along the wall. I didn't see it until I came home from work.

When you rent and something goes wrong you call the super. When you own it''s a different story.
 

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Username: Wickedbass

Nashville, Tn

Post Number: 828
Registered: Jan-08
^I know man, I know. But I still can't wait to have my own house; and the ups and downs that go with it. Sad part is that is several years away at best for me.


You have your own bar?!?!?!?! NICE!!!UploadUploadUpload



<-----Jealous.Upload
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 20969
Registered: Jun-06
It's nice! Always open lol.


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Silver Member
Username: Wickedbass

Nashville, Tn

Post Number: 831
Registered: Jan-08
OMG!!! That is sweet!Upload





<------VERY jealous now. Upload


***EDIT***

Sorry for the thread jack VanMan.
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 20976
Registered: Jun-06
Me too! I get carried away.....................
 

Gold Member
Username: Th3pwn3r

I compensate...

Post Number: 9405
Registered: Jul-06
Paul, I'd hate to see some of your taping jobs due to your lack of sanding haha. I did drywall hanging and taping for 3 years myself. There's a good reason you sand between coats =/
 

Gold Member
Username: Th3pwn3r

I compensate...

Post Number: 9406
Registered: Jul-06
By the way, I wish we could get away with just running wire like that here in Chicago but we have to pipe everything.
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5008
Registered: Mar-06
Well, the rough plumbing is done.

Shower Base

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Laundry hook ups

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Pipes

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More pipes

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The sink area

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The Toilet

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And the Shower Valve. Notice the funky piping. I had to add another volume control to feed a hand held shower thingy. The valve thing was deeper then a 2x4 wall, so I had to sink it into the wall cavity at the corner. What a pita.

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Next on the list is to run the Pex heating.
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 21318
Registered: Jun-06
Love it.
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5018
Registered: Mar-06
Its things like this that slow the whole thing down.

I want to put a cast iron Rad in the bathroom, and the one i got was rusty and too long.
So I spent the last few days shorting it up, stripping the old paint and rust off. Priming it, and 2 coats of enamal paint.

The sections on the left, (white) were taken out of the middle of it.

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This is how bad the rust was.

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Went thru 3 wire wheel brushes stripping it down.
Dammm i need a sandblaster for things like that.

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Rusty metal primer.

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And the finished radiator. Still needs to cure for 48 hours.

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Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5025
Registered: Mar-06
got my Rough plumbing passed today.. All finish work from now on out.

also about 1/2 way done running pex and connecting the heating baseboard. Had to wait for the inspection so I could put the floor down to finish heating and set the Rad.
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 21405
Registered: Jun-06
Got to say it......pics!!!!


LOL.!

I love construction. I really do.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Ricocissan

Cleveland, Ohio USA

Post Number: 42
Registered: Oct-09
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Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 21407
Registered: Jun-06
Yup, that's me lol!



Love how you guys save and post pics at the opportune moment.


Anyone want to stop by?


Seriously we can have a blast lol.


Booze on me!
 

Gold Member
Username: Bonhamd

Traverse City, MI

Post Number: 1955
Registered: Nov-07
i get more and more jealous every time i see your bar paul

good work marc
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5026
Registered: Mar-06
some pics of the start of it.
btw, thanks for the comments.
I am posting this build log as a time frame for myself mainly. That way I can see when mile stones were done.

This is when we ripped the roof off. Brother, friend and myself did the demo. as you can see, it was a walk up attic, but the roof line ended at the wall, making it useless.

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Another side view.

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You can see tho original gable wall. I went to the max allowed height by code. 35ft, (acual is 38ft.)

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Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5027
Registered: Mar-06
btw, ewe look toasted Paul.
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5038
Registered: Mar-06
Just made this testing gage to test the heating lines.
It will hok up to a compressor, pump 100 psi into the 3/4 lines for 24 hours.
If it holds, then the final connections to the furnace will be made. Then I can button up the floors, lay carpet and move up to the master bedroom soon.

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 21498
Registered: Jun-06
Good stuff.


"btw, ewe look toasted Paul."


Yeah lol. Notice the hat I'm wearing? It was a good night.



Sheesh a guy posts his pic online and it gets redistributed EVERYWHERE!


 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5039
Registered: Mar-06
"btw, ewe look toasted Paul."

So you like the glass?
I was trying to be subtle..
Just a thank you for the tweeter hook up.
 

Gold Member
Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 5385
Registered: Dec-06
That reminds me Paul, take an updated pic of your shot glasses including all the new ones.
 

Gold Member
Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 5386
Registered: Dec-06
And great job Marc on that radiator refinish and the attic redo.
 

Gold Member
Username: Wolf_hound

Phoenix, AZ

Post Number: 1065
Registered: Sep-05
stfu brad




looks good marc with a C
 

Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 21500
Registered: Jun-06
Thanks Marc for the glass. Without a return address I had a few guesses in mind. At first I thought it was Andrew. Then I realized he was too engrossed in AC lol.

I'll have to get that pic Brad.
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5041
Registered: Mar-06
Well, another set back today.. My rad has a hair line crack that was not visible before. So now i am looking for a replacement, or just using baseboard ..which i hate in a bathroom.

Lesson..Always pressure test rads before investing time and effort on refinnishing it., Not after it it installed.

The good news is, the rest of the system held 100psi , and is still holding.

hairline crack between the arrows on the inside.

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Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5051
Registered: Mar-06
Picked up another rad, same as pictured. Tested ok. Installing tomorrow.

So, I had an oil delivery the other day. I get home and smell oil in the house... The next morning it is even worse.. So I check the tank and it is dripping from the bottom. I call my oil company, they sent a guy over, and for $200 he sticks a magnet on the leak to stop it. Now I need a new oil tank and was quoted like $1800. Its like every month I have been getting hit with large unexpected expenses.
June, Fuel pump
July, water pump
Aug, Chimney lined
Aug, tree removal
Aug, Pcm
Sept, Plumber
Sept, a bunch of tweeters.
Nov, Oil tank
Plus I am planning a FLA trip for Dec.
and Ireland for April.
 

Gold Member
Username: Livin_loud

COD4 Addict

Post Number: 2963
Registered: Jan-06
"Sept, a bunch of tweeters."

lol
 

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Username: Kingandsons07

TEAM NEBRASKA Lincoln,NE

Post Number: 981
Registered: Aug-08
I was wondering why you ran copper and not pex for the plumbing and saved some cash?
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5061
Registered: Mar-06
Very good question.
I choose to run copper for the water for several reasons. First i dont trust pex in potable water supply. Regarless of what they say, i feel chemicals may leeche out of it into the water.
Secondly, Pex connections are i feel are not as solid as soldered joints. And lastly, The life expectance of pex is 30 years. Copper-100 years plus.

I did however use 3/4 pex to install the new heating zone. This was based on the fact that I had to snake it through floor joists and cost factors. I used About 200' of pex for the heating which was about $100 for 2 rolls. The equvalent in copper would have been about $800.

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Username: Kingandsons07

TEAM NEBRASKA Lincoln,NE

Post Number: 990
Registered: Aug-08
ic, the owner here has us use pex in all of the new house's, helps in the winter and half the cost he say.

but everything looks good!
 

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5066
Registered: Mar-06
Another mile stone yesterday.
Spent about 8 hours doing the boiler connection.
Also did some preventitive maintenance while I was add it. Changed out the Air vent, Installed new circ. pump flange gaskets, Reworked the returns to make them look snazzy with a cool sweep.
The worse part was installing a new T to feed the new zone. Every pipe had to be removed to add it at the bottom of the return lines.
Also rewired all the zone valves and added a new one . But Now I have heat up there. yea.

The new T and zone piping ang gaskets.

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Doesnt it look like one of those jewish candle holders?

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My new cool sweeps.

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New air vent, Zone valve and connection to the feed pex.

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Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5144
Registered: Mar-06
Used like 15 galllons of mud over the new years holiday on the hall walls, ceilings and staircases.
Gonna sand it out this weekend. Then paint.

Been slacking due to the holidays and lack of monies. Stupid oil tank took another unexpected 2k bite just before Christmas.

Final trim and carpet next month. Money providing.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 21807
Registered: Jun-06
Tape and Spackle is my specialty. I love dong it! Too bad I wasn't close by or I'd do it for next to nothing for ya lol. I would rather mud a room twice over painting it. Painting sucks IMO.



Love to see all the pipework though. Looks rewarding. As with any job worth doing.....
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