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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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A while back I mentioned I was remodeling my house. Took the walls down to the 2x4's. Got the main framing done for the windows and doors as well as cut the whole in the wall(almost 5 foot door) with my dog in front of it and brother in the background. I still have to add in the 16" centers but at least its in the dry now so everything else can be done while in the AC. Still have to add the wiring and one more layer of half inch plywood to the floor. Already have 2.5 inches of sub flooring. Then I get the fun task of tearing the ceiling down and putting up a new one. The roof is in good condition so no need to do that.

So this is just a bit of what I do when I am not driving in case anyone was curious.


Dave H.'s Comment
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That's basically the same kind of stuff I do. House projects or car projects. I find myself alternating between them and it can get kind of tedious.

I'm hoping to find another decent place that could use some TLC to fix up to rent out, to help supplement my income as a driver and diversify my portfolio so to speak.

By all means, if you have the skills, use them! If not, its wasted talent my friend. Have fun on your downtime. I'll be doing the same tomorrow while I'm taking my 34.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Very nice Guy. Keep the pictures coming as the project moves forward.


Bud A.'s Comment
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Looks like you're making lots of progress! That kind of work is really satisfying - mostly fun while you're doing it, and nice to think about once it's all done and you're sitting in the middle of the results of your efforts. Thanks for sharing this!

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Thanks. Copy and paste the link into your browser below to see where I got all the building materials for my house remodel.

I figured since I wanted another room added onto the house,not only for more living space but also adds alot of value to the house with very little expense, I should do it myself and build it to specs that I wanted. The insulation value of the room will be well over a "R" value of 100 since there will be no air space in the walls,floors and ceiling that can heat up or cool down during summer or winter. Basically that means,for those that don't know, this room will be super easy to control the temperatures in year around.

Since I am building it to my specs I will not have any complaints about the room such as the size, air flow in the room, not enough light or not enough electrical outlets. The room will have a dedicated 220 AC 25,000 BTU that ,which is way more efficient than a 110 AC and the 220 works less to do the same job, and will have a natural gas heater with both stationed at the end of the roll for best airflow. The room is 16x25 and will have 3 triple pain windows and an insulated outside door that will lead to a deck on the Arkansas river side of the house.

While the room will not be totally finished before I leave on the 8 of September to go to Tyson's to start driving it will be finished enough that my brother can work on it alone and do stuff to move it along till I return on my home time to help.

After this is finished only 3 rooms left to improve. Bathroom,kitchen and the master bedroom.


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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Very cool! Definitely keep the pictures coming as the project moves onward.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Here are a couple of pics to update the remodel. Now there are windows and we even moved the back porch door to the other end of the room. I know the pics are dark but can't help that due to the amount of light now coming in the windows.


guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Oh BTW that is part of the Arkansas river just outside my back door about 30 feet down a set of steps on a private dock.

Gladiator 76's Comment
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We haven't heard from you lately. Did you finish your remodeling project? Have you started the new job?

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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We haven't heard from you lately. Did you finish your remodeling project? Have you started the new job?

Just been super busy lately. Yes I started with Tyson. Will update that when I have the time.

Did not finish the room rebuild but I did not expect to either. Got it far enough along that my brother can work on it alone and I can help while on home time.

Currently there is 3.5 inches of Styrofoam in all the air spaces in the walls. Better insulation than most new houses plus sound proof.


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