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750chop
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:44 pm

Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:01 am

looks great man! definitely going to look nice when its done.


vintage steel
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:56 pm

Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:36 pm

I've been busy.
A little curb appeal. Front side face lift;
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Those tongues had to go!
ImageThis is, my man Kerry, surgically removing the front 10" of roof. I swear that guy was born with a SkillSaw in his hand.
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Looks better already;
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Frame in for a new window;
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Sheet it over;
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We got a bit farther than that, but it was getting too dark to take pictures.

hhb
Posts: 58
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:14 pm

Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:15 pm

That's quite the reno you got going on there. Might have been easier to build a new one :D

Hey, is that possible? Can you build your own MH on site? Like, no foundation, just regular blocking, maybe in a park. Just curious, never heard of it.

vintage steel
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:56 pm

Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:21 am

I've been pretty busy, haven't had a chance to update.
We finished sheeting the floor, there are NO holes or rotten spots anywhere in the floor now!
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Started working on the roof: (Cindy does NOT like heights but she got up there and helped with the roof, she didn't like it, but she did it, that's my girl :D )
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Framed in the "maintenance room" addition:
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I used 2x6 lumber for added insulation:
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and started sheeting the roof. I chose 1" rigid foam with an R-5 rating and 1x6 strips.
The 1x6's are screwed through the foam into the rafters at every intersection. we had to skip one row of lumber on each side as the roof wasn't exactly 'flat'.
I used 16" wide pieces of 3/4" OSB subfloor on the edges for the 6" overhang this made the soffits good and rigid:
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While Kerry and I were skinning the roof, Chris was ahead of us scraping all the large chunks off the old roof.
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Should have the roof done tomorrow, then I can start concentrating on the inside.

Steve-WA
Posts: 180
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:04 am
Location: Western Washington, Puget Sound

Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:40 pm

I've been waiting to see photos . . . What are you using to side over the osb?


vintage steel
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:56 pm

Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:53 pm

Steve-WA wrote:I've been waiting to see photos . . . What are you using to side over the osb?
I've been busy at my shop. Took a few days off to make some money.
...Siding? I live in North Idaho, that IS siding!
Seriously, I'll worry about that in the spring.
I got the roof put up. It started raining as I was putting on the last piece of tin, as soon as I got off the roof, it started snowing!!
Roof Done!!! Time for a break!!
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Our little utility room:
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Finished wrapping.
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and my "hillbilly" shed that I made out of the tin that was on the porch we tore down.
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crackur
Posts: 99
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:03 pm

Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:25 am

great work!!

vintage steel
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:56 pm

Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:45 am

Slow and steady.
Removed some ceiling and insulation. Started framin interior walls.
This separates the master bath from the walk-in closet. The closet is on the left. You have to go through the bathroom to get to the closet.
The closet measures 4 1/2' x 11'
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We reclaimed some of the 2x6 lumber from the porch we tore down:
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...And used it to ftame the wall between the kitchen and the Mstr bath.
We will add plenty of insulation. (You don't want to hear what's happening in there from the kitchen)
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750chop
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:44 pm

Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:09 pm

looking great buddy! You are making quick work out of a big project.

bondo
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:36 pm

Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:53 am

I sure hope that OSB doesn't get wet.

Steve-WA
Posts: 180
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:04 am
Location: Western Washington, Puget Sound

Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:57 pm

Ya know, I always think the same thing when I see construction projects: houses, commercial bldgs, etc. They put up sheathing on the exterior walls and roofs, and it sits out in the rain sometimes for weeks. Then they side or roof over it . . . WTH??

1987Commodore
Posts: 383
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:53 pm
Location: Steuben County, NY

Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:11 pm

OSB can get wet without disintegrating, as long as it does not get soaked. I have seen buildings with OSB exposed for years, and it's just discolored.

vintage steel
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:56 pm

Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:25 pm

I don't have much time when the sun shines.
When I got the time, I ain't got the money, when I got the money, I ain't got the time.
Anyway, here's a quick update;

Built a porch, added some shirting, boxxed in the eves, spread some gravel on the drive and planted some grass:
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Next up ...siding.

1987Commodore
Posts: 383
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:53 pm
Location: Steuben County, NY

Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:56 pm

You're making progress! Looking much better than what you started with.

countrydan
Posts: 82
Joined: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:51 pm
Location: s/w michigan

Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:56 pm

Wow looks great!

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