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    Quote Originally Posted by john1691 View Post
    Looking good! I'm helping my brother with a similar project 6 hours away in Buffalo, NY. He and my 73 yo Dad did the gutting and framing, I did wiring, plumbing and HVAC. The drywall was hired out, then he painted, did the flooring, and I hung cabinets, plumbing finish out and tied in the new panel. Still have some trim to finish up and siding but it's getting there. He opted to spray 2" of the foam on the exterior walls both for sound and R value, then added fiberglass batts as well for R-26 to fight the Buffalo cold. We also put in conduits for future wire pulls to the panel, but as mentioned, with everything going wireless we didn't go overboard. Next spring we will remove an old attatched garage and replaxce it with a livingroom/foyer addition, but he needs a rest for now.

    Thanks for keeping us posted on your progress, it has been fun to watch!
    Any interest and coming out to do the HVAC work?

    I've been a little amazed at the estimates for running new ducts.

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    Going to make Thanksgiving in the house?

    I am rooting for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid_Roy View Post
    Going to make Thanksgiving in the house?

    I am rooting for you.
    Um... no.

    The last piece of the puzzle that's making my head hurt is the bathroom. Everything else is sorted through and mostly ordered. The bathroom... not so much.

    Hard to imagine all the hand wringing over plans and this is the simple thing we ended up with (the original plans included a remodeled basement).


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    There is no place to put the toilet paper holder in the bathroom.
    (Just tryin' to help)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Scott,

    In the business what you are doing is not remodeling. It is called a "gut rehab". That is, the entire stricture is gutted and rehabilitated from ground to roof.
    exactly what we have done over three years to a 160 year old Acadian house. Lots of work;lots to learn;lots of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid_Roy View Post
    There is no place to put the toilet paper holder in the bathroom.
    (Just tryin' to help)
    note the dot on the left side of the toilet. I think that's the holder. Bit of a tight reach I think but not many other choices unless you go to a free standing unit for both left and right handers. - Bob
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    Toilet Paper holder...

    Badai? Why waist paper. This is the Northwest after all.

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    Arn't you glad we are here to help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    Any interest and coming out to do the HVAC work?

    I've been a little amazed at the estimates for running new ducts.
    Sure, but 'til you pay the airfare it may be a wash..........

    I've gone to TX and New Orleans to do HVAC, plumbing and drywall, but that was huricane disaster relief so not quite the same.

    I hope they are proposing metal duct with an exterior wrap, no fiberous dust particals to blow off into the airstream that way. They may also be suggesting a heatpump with hot water back-up. The hot water can be made by a 90%+ eff. , on demand hot water boiler that has a seperate heat exchanger for your domestic hot water as well. Very efficient and not crazy money, at least here. Quietside makes a good 90+ boiler, vents in PVC pipe, both intake for combustion and exhaust. PM me if you have specific questions, wish I were closer, would love to help out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tourunigo View Post
    note the dot on the left side of the toilet. I think that's the holder. Bit of a tight reach I think but not many other choices unless you go to a free standing unit for both left and right handers. - Bob
    I saw that, but I guess it was unthinkable for me.
    I am spoiled, I like them right next to me, not behind me.
    Don't care about right or left side though.
    How about an electric one that drops down from the ceiling Knary?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_M View Post
    Arn't you glad we are here to help?
    Although my electric idea is neat, that is quite stylish and functional too. I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid_Roy View Post
    Although my electric idea is neat, that is quite stylish and functional too. I like it.
    Just make sure it is GFCI protected..............while your at it, can it heat the paper??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid_Roy View Post
    There is no place to put the toilet paper holder in the bathroom.
    (Just tryin' to help)
    I thought they used spotted owls in the PacWest ?

    Save a tree, wipe your ass with an owl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg View Post
    I thought they used spotted owls in the PacWest ?

    Save a tree, wipe your ass with an owl.
    That was in vogue for a while, but explaining the talon lacerations to the ER doc got a little tiresome.

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    We used that pedestal dispenser in our bathroom....... until the cats figured out how much fun it was to paper the floor!

    Tom

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