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jagermeister

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I’ve been a really busy bee the past few weeks. Complete demo and removal of 1930 lathe and horsehair-plaster, gutted it to the studs, tore down all but one interior wall, reconfigured and rebuilt the new walls, ran a 12” return up to a trunk line in the attic, and now working on plumbing. It was originally just a simple 4-bedroom layout upstairs. Now it will have 3 bedrooms, a 6x9 walk-in closet in the master bedroom, and a spacious bathroom with 2nd access pocket door. Really looking forward to getting some drywall hung and wrapping this project up.

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jagermeister

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Nice, I did that too our bathroom in our old house that was circa 1920.... Those joists and studs were a bitch too get a screw/nail into... Had too predrill those bastards....

It‘ll be badass once you’re completed....👍🏼
It is incredibly hard wood. You simply cannot drive a 16-penny nail through those old studs. Needless to say, I’ve got over $100 in construction grade 3” and 4” torx head screws. And that’s even after nailing 90% of my new walls together. Stuff sure is tough to work with, but man is it solid and strong when you’re done!
 

giles

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Do it right and enjoy for the rest of your life. Good stuff!

Are those stairs to an attic? They look steep and the opening with the door being that close could limit the size of things stored. No big deal as long as you don't plan to take a mattress or anything like plywood.
 

jagermeister

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Do it right and enjoy for the rest of your life. Good stuff!

Are those stairs to an attic? They look steep and the opening with the door being that close could limit the size of things stored. No big deal as long as you don't plan to take a mattress or anything like plywood.
Yep that’s the attic access. We likely won’t store much, if anything, up there... and certainly not anything large like a mattress. It’d be a good spot for things like holiday decorations.
 

giles

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Yep that’s the attic access. We likely won’t store much, if anything, up there... and certainly not anything large like a mattress. It’d be a good spot for things like holiday decorations.
Good deal. Just checking as things can sometimes be overlooked when in the moment. Looks great!

What are you doing about electric? I also think if I was to gut a house or build new, I would consider extra bracing and such. For curtain boxes, ceiling fans, door knob holes. And for sure access panels for things like plumbing. All easy things to name while not doing the work😂
 
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jagermeister

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Good deal. Just checking as things can sometimes be overlooked when in the moment. Looks great!

What are you doing about electric? I also think if I was to gut a house or build new, I would consider extra bracing and such. For curtain boxes, ceiling fans, door knob holes. And for sure access panels for things like plumbing. All easy things to name while not doing the work😂
Lol. Ohhhh trust me... we’ve been thinking along the same lines.

All new electric to the upstairs, running 4 circuits from a sub panel in the garage. In time I will be running a new 200-amp service to the house and installing a new main panel. (Current panel is like 130-amp I believe).

All of my door headers (except closets) are 2x6 and I’ve added extra bracing to doorknob side of the rough openings. Two of the new doorways had to be framed with the original oak true 2x4’s in order to maintain wall thickness, so those sumbitches are sturdy enough to swing any door on this planet. Lol. All doors have been increased to 32”, except for the master bedroom which I framed for a 36” door. That doorway is on a 45-degree angle at the end of the hallway, so I figured a wider door would be very helpful.

Shower and mixing valve access panel will be conveniently located inside the new walk-in closet.

I will likely be adding bracing between the 2x6 rafters for each bedroom ceiling fan too. I’ve gone around and added bracing and fasteners to several areas of the existing wall, sturdying things up while I have the chance. The last thing I want is cracks in my new drywall later down the road.

Water supply is all new 3/4” PEX, coming up from the main supply lines in the basement, then reduced to 1/2” just before the shower and lav.
 

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Ever thought about a separate thread for this one Jim? This is a bit more than a "project". It is full on remodel. I'd like to say I'm impressed because I definitely am. I won't say I'm surprised. You do things right and this shows. Loving what I am seeing so far. Major props go out to you. This is no small undertaking.
 

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Ever thought about a separate thread for this one Jim? This is a bit more than a "project". It is full on remodel. I'd like to say I'm impressed because I definitely am. I won't say I'm surprised. You do things right and this shows. Loving what I am seeing so far. Major props go out to you. This is no small undertaking.
Being able too do this, and have another place too sleep is a definite plus. Takes some of the pressure off...