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#568797 - 08/14/17 12:14 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Well this weekend we finally got around to it. Hooked it up to the truck with a tow strap & was able to move it to an area away from things.

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#568798 - 08/14/17 12:14 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Didn't take much to get it going.

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#568799 - 08/14/17 12:15 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Once she got going it didn't take long.

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#568800 - 08/14/17 12:16 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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And going. Was a little scary for a minute.

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#568801 - 08/14/17 12:17 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Guess it was a little close to this dead tree then it should have been.

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#568802 - 08/14/17 12:18 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Not much left the next morning. Dead tree was still smoldering. 1000x improvement.

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#569387 - 10/09/17 09:30 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Got the area all cleaned up. Must have been a million nails of every size in shape left after the fire. Now all we have to do is get some grass planted.


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#569849 - 12/22/17 04:13 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Hard to believe but next week will mark the 5th anniversary of the closing date on the lake house. Not sure where the time went. It has been alot of fun but I am glad some of the jobs are behind us. We don't have that many remaining projects & house is 100% usable.


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#569858 - 12/22/17 11:07 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted by captkevin
Hard to believe but next week will mark the 5th anniversary of the closing date on the lake house. Not sure where the time went. It has been alot of fun but I am glad some of the jobs are behind us. We don't have that many remaining projects & house is 100% usable.


The time has gone by fast for me as well - I would have guessed that it has been only 2 or 3 years.

Thanks for sharing your project with us, I have enjoyed following the progress.

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#569865 - 12/23/17 11:31 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Took a few minutes & reread complete thread from the beginning. Hard to imagine how far we have come.


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#570587 - 03/27/18 11:53 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Here is a funny one. Got a letter in the mail from the tax assessors office. They have reduced our accessed value on the property. Net result is a reduction in our annual tax bill by $100. Reason for reduction - removal of structure - the shed!!!! Almost fell over laughing. Should have burned it down 4 years ago. Apparently they use a computer program that compares satellite images to see if people try to sneak new buildings up & without permits to avoid taxes. In our case they picked up the removal of the structure.


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#570670 - 04/16/18 10:00 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Well this weekend we finally got back to work on the lake house again. Bad weather & other commitments had delayed our any attempts to get down earlier this year. One of the big projects we want to get done before summer gets here is redo of the upstairs bathrooom. When we first got the house we need a quick fix replacing toilet, vanity, sink, faucet & threw in a peel & stick vinyl floor to make it usable while we concentrated efforts elsewhere. Its finally time to do it right. Had an 30" x 34" fiberglass shower stall. Ripped that out & going to expand the shower to 48" x 34" by stealing some space from the hall closet. Next trip going to put in new shower base, move plumbing, durarock & maybe tile. Next trip durarock floor of backroom & ceramic tile. Should be nice improvement

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#570771 - 04/29/18 07:51 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Working on redoing the plumbing this weekend. Get new control all soldered up & turn on water to test for leaks. Water is shooting out the front of the control?? WTF - brand new control. Spend about an hour trying to figure it out. Finally go to Delta website to look at parts blow up. There are a ton of parts missing. Seems some low life was having a problem & bought it to switch out the parts & then returned. They repackaged the box so you could not tell. Had to make a trip to buy a new one & like magic no more leaks. Really stinks that someone did that & cost us several hours of work time. Oh well its all good now.


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#570778 - 04/30/18 10:03 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Picture doesn't show much change but we are well on our way but new wall is framed & plumbing has been moved & is ready for the next phase. Would have had more if we didn't get sidetracked with the shower control. Back next week to hang the Hardie backer board & get the tile up.

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#570782 - 04/30/18 12:42 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Projects like this one seem to take forever but then all of a sudden they're done and you get to enjoy the benefits.


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#570829 - 05/07/18 08:41 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Progress is slow but looking good.

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#570832 - 05/07/18 12:08 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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When we got the house there were 5 solar panels on the roof. We took them down before putting the new roof & just stacked them behind the barn. With scrap prices being so high currently decided to take one apart & see what is inside. Picture is of the copper heat exchanger 38# of copper @ $2.60 per pound = $63 bucks x 5= $315. Have a pretty healthy pile of copper that used to connect them all. Would guess another $150 worth. So if you have any scrap laying around now is a good time to get rid of before scrap prices come down.

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#570944 - 05/21/18 11:24 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Doesn't look like much progress but this weekend we finished the wall tile in the shower, put down new hardi board subfloor & tiled floor. Won't take much too finish up from here. Will get it finished up next trip just in time for boating season to get kicked off.

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#570950 - 05/21/18 06:57 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Dang man, you started this thread in December 2012. I applaud your patience and drive to get it done. Not sure I could have stuck it out this long.

I’m thinking a BABC house warming bash is in order when it’s done. 😁😁


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#570955 - 05/22/18 10:03 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: 2Suns]  
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Originally Posted by 2Suns


I’m thinking a BABC house warming bash is in order when it’s done. 😁😁


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