Remodel Update
Last Post 06/26/2018 06:52 AM by Spudly Crumpett III. 28 Replies.
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Spud

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02/12/2018 12:46 PM
Just wanted to update you on our remodel. We're leaving the two slump block walls, and all new wood construction for the rest of the build.
Spud

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02/12/2018 01:09 PM
This was a 1978 built home, with a flat roof and swamp cooler for cooling. Remodel is trussing the roof with vaulted ceilings. attached 2 car garage, and a detached 1 bedroom guest house (Casita)
Dale

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02/12/2018 01:47 PM
Saw the thread title... didn't know if this was going to be a car, bike, or real estate remodel.

You are a multi-faceted man
Spud

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02/12/2018 02:02 PM
Dale, I'm leaving this one to a builder. The design, and demo was as far as I am taking it.
Cosmic Kid

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02/12/2018 08:02 PM
Yeah.....*remodel* is an understatement. When the only thing left standing is two walls, that is a full rebuild, not a remodel!!!

Looking forward to updates and tracking the process!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Nick A

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02/15/2018 01:08 PM
"Remodel" is an understatement. I just finished jack hammering up my 60 year old deteriorating driveway. Have a dumpster for recycling in my front yard. I told my son I was being a "destruction worker". LOL.

We upgraded from swamp coolers to refrigerated air about ten years ago. Aside from the $8k, it was an awesome decision.

N Edit: Jeebus. CK used virtually the exact same words I did about the remodel. That's funny.
Spud

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02/16/2018 01:09 PM
Before anything gets built, we had a gathering of friends and smudged the property. An Native American ritual to clear negative energy.

Cosmic Kid

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02/18/2018 07:53 PM
That is very cool!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Spud

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02/28/2018 12:30 PM
Started trenching for the Casita sewer line. The guest house will be a 616 sq. ft. One bedroom

Spud

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03/06/2018 11:52 AM
Sewer lines are in. Back fill today, and prepare for concrete.

Nick A

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03/08/2018 01:39 PM
Very nice. I have my old concrete driveway out. I'm thinking of "wimping" out (LOL) and paying someone to pour the new one...
longslowdistance

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03/08/2018 08:59 PM
Lines not deep where you live.
Spud

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03/27/2018 06:31 AM
Started framing yesterday. Trusses should be up this weekend.




The Casita



The Main House



The Garage




Cosmic Kid

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03/28/2018 09:29 AM
Progress!! Looks god so far...
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Spud

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04/12/2018 03:25 PM
Moving right along

Cosmic Kid

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04/12/2018 08:50 PM
NICE!!!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Spud

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06/08/2018 12:37 PM
Finally got the insulation done. Drywall should start next week. Acoustics are like a recording studio. Should be very efficient.

Cosmic Kid

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06/09/2018 08:12 AM
Looking good, Spud!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
6ix

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06/10/2018 01:45 PM
This looks absolutely incredible. Thank you for sharing. I'm not familiar with 'slump' walls. Are they formed out of a mixture of dirt and concrete? The main house looks expansive. How many square feet? One level? Do you have any architect renderings you can share?

Keep us in the loop with updates!
Orange Crush

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06/10/2018 07:03 PM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 02/12/2018 08:02 PM
Yeah.....*remodel* is an understatement. When the only thing left standing is two walls, that is a full rebuild, not a remodel!!!

Looking forward to updates and tracking the process!!


Haha...this.
Spud

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06/11/2018 10:06 AM
Thanks CK. 6ix, slump block is a concrete block that they pull from the mold before it completely dries. They do come in colors as well. This is a single level home. the main house is 2,111 sq tf and the Casita is 616 sq ft. the basic floor plan. I'll look for a better drawing for you. Also went with a metal roof.



Spud

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06/11/2018 10:38 AM
Better drawing

Nick A

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06/11/2018 01:18 PM
Suh-WEET! When I hear Trump speak too much, I fantasize about living off the grid on "the west mesa" (an area of land with no legal roads but homes, nonetheless.

Nick
Cosmic Kid

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06/11/2018 01:39 PM
Posted By Nicholas Arenella on 06/11/2018 01:18 PM
Suh-WEET! When I hear Trump speak too much, I fantasize about living off the grid on "the west mesa" (an area of land with no legal roads but homes, nonetheless.

Nick


So you have this fantasy multiple times a day, I take it?
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Nick A

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06/15/2018 02:36 PM
Oh, god yes. Lots of googling about emigration as well. LOL.
longslowdistance

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06/15/2018 09:06 PM
Regarding the architect's drawings:What we all really want to know is where do the bicycles go.
Spud

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06/25/2018 01:37 PM
Roof is almost complete

longslowdistance

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06/25/2018 04:15 PM
Was curious if any solar panels were going on the roof.
Spud

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06/26/2018 06:52 AM
No solar right now. Maybe once AZ makes it more affordable. We did go with a tankless water heater.


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