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Unread 03-27-2021, 07:34 PM   #1
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A trip through a house I bought that was a flip

I bought this house during the snow storm in February. All looked pretty good on the surface, mostly updated. Tile, new cabinets,soft close doors/drawers, granite countertops, real nice fixtures, new wiring through out(almost)and new pex"B". The not updated: lots of painted paneling, lack of 3 way switches where they should be and little weird things.

House was built in 1934 and added on to at least 3 times.

I bought this for well below the original asking price. I new there were going to be some hidden gems going in to this but I thought I would start a thread to share what I find along the way.

I have the before pictures, I will try to post the bad as I find them with the before photos. I haven't gotten in to any of the bathroom yet.
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Unread 03-27-2021, 07:37 PM   #2
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Unread 03-28-2021, 03:53 PM   #3
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Tore out most of the kitchen this morning
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Goodness, lol. I started scrolling through the photos like, "Oh, that's charming, what a nice place," and then got to the topless-window and grotty-debris photos. Is that a basement?

Looking forward to seeing how it goes! What are you planning to do with the kitchen, by the way?
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It is a ranch, but the back of the house is a few feet below grade. That black mold window is in the kitchen which is on the back side of the main house. There is also a 2 bedroom apartment that is separated by a breezeway This house was built in 1934 and added on to 4 times. In the kitchen, I am replacing that beam,moving it up a few feet tearing out that cinder block wall all the way over to the door. I am also blowing out that wall that is behind the cinder block out to the door. That is about 40 inches. The bracing it one of the pictures is to replace a wall that separates the kitchen from the living room( I call it the stone room) I will get some pictures of the outside to give you some perspective.
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I love transformations like this. Good luck with it Shawn!
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Congrats on the home Shawn! Looking forward to see what you do to make ‘er pwerty.
I liked the flippers tile job specials, looks like the thickset method was used. In one of the pics, is that pieces of a sponge in the mortar??
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Unread 04-04-2021, 05:34 PM   #8
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Thanks Craig, Chris

Chris that is not a sponge just the sunlight coming at a weird time of day/angle

Ignore the blue dots
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Wow!! Nice property and home you got there Shawn!! Peeked my interest for sure.
Lol my drunk young eyes are getting old I guess or clouded from concrete dust ahah.

Hope you had a good time this weekend!!
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Changed out the apartment's panel, lots of twinsies breakers and I needed to add 2 more circuits, longer for the dryer and one for the oven. I would have liked it to be a bit cleaner but I was bound by wire lengths of the existing wire, but I think it is better than most of the panels around the country.

I thought I got a pic with it on the wall but I guess didn't
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Looking good Shawn I've ran new lines and added breakers to my house but haven't changed out a panel yet. Sure is nice to have a disconnect before the panel on those type of jobs. I've heard of people pulling the meter to do that sort of thing, but mine has a lock on it.
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Not sure about the great state of Texas,but here you can pull a permit as a home owner and your power company will come out and pull the meter for you.
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Jesus strick's again!!! I took the rest of the kitchen tile out yesterday and as I was chipping the last bits of thickset I got squirted in the face with water. They replaced all the supply lines with pex but they forgot to cap a couple of stub outs in the slab section before we bought the place. But these clowns filled this kitchen supply line with Hydraulic cement I can only assume, because I took the tile up a week ago and there has been no water but as clipped the cement it started spitting. The only good thing is that it is threaded and I hope I can get a plug in it for the time being. I plan to replace the main line from the meter to the house , just waiting on a permit and dry weather
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Not threaded inside but a little more chipping got this part out. Crisis averted
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I put a 3/4 in brass plug in the spot where that bushing cane out of, worked great this is my new project. Apartment floor
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