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#542127 - 01/03/13 09:35 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Kevin - What is the history of this house?

#542131 - 01/03/13 10:48 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Unfortunately being a short sale we don't have a lot of info. House was built in 1979. Prior to us the house has always been a year round residence - which makes not having any type of garage seem odd. House was vacant less than a year. Previous owner paid more than twice what we paid. That is about all we know.


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#542238 - 01/07/13 08:42 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Last weekend we went down & started the clean up process. There was much more junk left behind than it seemed. Filled up 6 large contractor bags. Pulled up 1800' square feet of the dirtiest ugly carpet. Smell in the house is about 100% better.


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#542239 - 01/07/13 08:43 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Meet our first neighbor. Told us we are the 4th owner of the house. #1 built home & only stayed a few year. #2 was there the longest amount of time. #3 was they a few years.


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#542240 - 01/07/13 10:16 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted By: captkevin
Pulled up 1800' square feet of the dirtiest ugly carpet.


Been there, not fun. Amazing how much dirt falls through carpet.

What will you put down Kevin? Something hard I assume?


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#542241 - 01/07/13 11:05 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Leaning toward an engineered pre-finished product. Will have to see what we can get a deal on.


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#542252 - 01/07/13 06:39 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Sounds like the right call to me. Hard surface makes a lot of sense in a seasonal place, you can put down rugs where you want them.

I've done a couple laminate floors, our kids rooms, goes down fast and looks good. I will say there is a difference in the quality of the product. The frost one we did was plastic molded to look like wood, and while its not bad, the bamboo floor we did in the other room is definitely better quality in both installation ease, appearance and feel.


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#542267 - 01/08/13 10:40 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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After a little research it looks like we will be removing 1800' feet of 3/8" particle board that they used for sub floor. Every where we have looked said it is a no no to put any type of wood floor over it.


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#542270 - 01/08/13 12:07 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted By: captkevin
Last upstairs bedroom. Another great carpet choice.


Ummmmmm, Kevin, was the prior owner of the house blind? laugh laugh Those are some great carpets...to tear out.

You have your work cut out for you, but then you already knew that. The end result will be very nice and will suit you and your Admiral.

Keep the pics coming as you go through this process, will you?


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#542271 - 01/08/13 12:31 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Originally Posted By: captkevin
Well it is official. As of 4 pm cst today my brother & I are owners of a house in Sullivan Illinois by Lake Shelbyville.

Originally Posted By: GoFirstClass

The end result will be very nice and will suit you and your Admiral.


.......and your brother and his admiral, their kids, your kids, all their friends, your friends, your brothers' friends, your parents and your pets too.

Should be a nice summer retreat.


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#542382 - 01/15/13 01:53 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Nice. We go to Shelbyville almost every weekend. We keep our camper at Sullivan campground and marina. Our boat will likely be slipped this year at the marina. So maybe we'll see you on the lake when your done with your renovations...

I've often thought about buying some property down there as the prices are reasonable, but we have to much fun hanging out with our camping/boating friends and I like being able to walk or drive the golf cart down to the lake.


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#542394 - 01/15/13 10:26 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Small world. We stayed in the cabins at Sullivan Campground a few times last year. Used to have a camper in Findlay at Arrowhead campground across from Lone Point for about 10 years.

There are some great deals out there & we couldn't pass.


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#543552 - 02/27/13 12:48 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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So far we have been doing lots of demo. Getting ready for warmer weather so we get going on the exterior projects.

We did sign papers on the boat barn. 30' x 48' should hold anything we want to put in. Should be up by early April. Can't wait. More excited for the pole barn than the house. Pole barn was a better deal than I was prepared for.


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#543557 - 02/27/13 06:19 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Nice size on the pole barn. I'd be excited about that too! Lots of pictures please.


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#543558 - 02/27/13 06:59 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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10' tall walls & doors will be nice too. No more having to put down the bimini top.


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#545568 - 05/09/13 10:28 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Pole barn should be done either yesterday or today. Heading down this weekend & will get some pictures to post up.

Bought 2000 sq feet of Shaw 3/4" oak pre-finished hardwood flooring. No bad carpet for me ever again.

Getting the final measurements to order the metal roofing this weekend. Hopefully getting that going in the next couple of weeks. That will be the biggest change.


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#545620 - 05/09/13 08:53 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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How much of the work will be DIY?


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#545621 - 05/09/13 09:35 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Other than the pole barn 100%.


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#545703 - 05/12/13 01:15 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Make sure you buy the right blade for your table saw or miter for cutting that wood. Did a laminate floor in my house and that stuff will burn up regular saw blades. Im sure you knew that but thought it was worth mentioning. Congrats on the place and the pole barn much fun shall be had for years to come.

#545714 - 05/13/13 08:04 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Spent sometime on the roof over the weekend removing solar panels. Have a contractor coming today to give us an estimate to do the work. Seems like a better plan.

Pole barn just needs the roof put on. Looks great. Will post up some pictures as soon as i get the chance.


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