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Offline ksBrandon

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Re: Just picked up 20 acres with an old house
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2017, 11:16:15 AM »
Looking good, I like the looks of your place.  Smart fixing outside first to prevent additional deterioration, no rush on the inside stuff.  Appreciate you taking the time to post and link pictures.  Keep up the good work.

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Re: Just picked up 20 acres with an old house
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2017, 12:58:10 PM »
Nice!

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Re: Just picked up 20 acres with an old house
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2017, 04:55:46 AM »
I was able to get a little work completed over the weekend. I had to raise the side door that exits onto the deck. It was the first door installed and I did not know how high the floor inside would sit. I also started painting the siding and trim. I will try and get the gable painted next weekend.



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Re: Just picked up 20 acres with an old house
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2017, 04:21:10 PM »
Incredible transformation [cool] :)

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Re: Just picked up 20 acres with an old house
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2017, 05:25:25 PM »
I have a question on the front steps. I would like to make the front steps go across the entire front of the house is there anything that I need to look out for? The high side of the porch is 33 inches up, but when I do the final grade it will meet code at 30 inches or less. The walkway from the porch will be removed and a side rail added to the ends of the porch even though it won't be needed to meet code. Don't ask it's a wife thing. I plan to pour a footer for the steps to rest on, and 3 steps or so up onto the porch. Is there anything else that I need to look out for in doing this adventure?

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Re: Just picked up 20 acres with an old house
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2017, 05:12:15 AM »
Got a little bit done this weekend. I painted the gable, did touch up on the front, and started to cut in the left side. I also started wrapping the porch posts. It was a very cold and trying to rain kind of day for this time of year here. Maybe more will get done next weekend.


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Re: Just picked up 20 acres with an old house
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2017, 05:19:57 AM »
I didn't get a lot of work done this weekend, due to my grandsons first birthday on Saturday. I was able to go up on Sunday and got about 90 percent of the exterior painted. I think the gables need to be a little darker. They blend in way too much with the trim color.