1. Broomhead's Avatar
    Can do! What year was your house built?
    2011-09-04 05:49 PM
  2. Mes's Avatar
    1978
    2011-09-04 05:50 PM
  3. Cowboy's Avatar
    Thats a good year
    2011-09-04 05:51 PM
  4. Mes's Avatar
    Plumbing and electrical are good, want a 2-story MB and the kitchen updated
    The contractors out here are more concerned about selling the appliances.
    Last edited by Mes; 2011-09-04 at 05:54 PM.
    2011-09-04 05:51 PM
  5. Simon's Avatar
    Sunday. Have Sunday lunch at grandmas house every Sunday. Spammers have a couple hour break, at least from me.
    Last edited by Simon; 2011-09-04 at 06:14 PM.
    2011-09-04 06:00 PM
  6. Broomhead's Avatar
    1978
    +1 that was a good year. Romex, drywall, earthquake ready, just got to watch out for lead paint 50/50 unless you've had it tested.

    The 70's were terrible years for remodel tho. Steel siding, formica counter tops, lead paint... The list goes on
    Last edited by Broomhead; 2011-09-04 at 06:12 PM.
    2011-09-04 06:07 PM
  7. Mes's Avatar
    Never tested for lead ... hmmmm I should.
    Large lot, single story (huge attic looks like 2-story), 3-car garage. Lots of potential.
    Except for minor changes, the inside is original. Can't say the same outside
    2011-09-04 06:19 PM
  8. Broomhead's Avatar
    If house was built before 1950 100% chance its got lead paint. 1951-1985 85% chance. After 1986 should be good to go. The government banned it's use.
    If you don't have it tested, then it's best to assume it's got lead paint.
    Capture all paint chips, never sand anything painted... It's best to scrap and cover with new paint. Pregnant woman, kids, old people should not be exposed to any of the remodel.

    Lead poisoning is nothing to play around with
    Last edited by Broomhead; 2011-09-04 at 06:29 PM.
    2011-09-04 06:27 PM
  9. Mes's Avatar
    Thx. I'll find a hidden spot (closet maybe) and get it tested before doing anything else.
    2011-09-04 06:33 PM
  10. Broomhead's Avatar
    Closet is a great place to have tested, you may want a window sill chip test also(high traffic area) better safe then sorry.
    My house was built in 64 and a lead paint test was the first thing I did.
    Check with your local big box store. You can buy a test kit. It basically gives you an envolope and address to send it to for testing>> all testing costs are paid at store when you buy the kit
    2011-09-04 06:39 PM
  11. Mes's Avatar
    Thanks. A good labor-day project
    2011-09-04 06:42 PM
  12. Cowboy's Avatar
    What do you do if it comes back positive
    2011-09-04 06:47 PM
  13. Broomhead's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind working in Sunny California, where you at?

    Capture all paint chips, never sand anything painted... It's best to scrap and cover with new paint.
    This and hope nobody chews on your woodwork/walls
    Last edited by Broomhead; 2011-09-04 at 06:51 PM.
    2011-09-04 06:48 PM
  14. 2k1's Avatar
    Whats everyone up to?
    2011-09-04 08:31 PM
  15. one1's Avatar
    impending rain
    2011-09-04 08:43 PM
  16. 2k1's Avatar
    Rain been non stopped here since 6:30 this morning
    2011-09-04 09:04 PM
  17. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    Just got back from Church, trying to catch up.
    Wow Simon, soon will pass SB. Never thought anyone could do it but no one has done so much and spent as much time online here like Simon I recon.
    Great job buddy. I knew I did good. lolz
    2011-09-04 10:14 PM
  18. Simon's Avatar
    Well I'm not there yet but getting closer.
    2011-09-04 10:17 PM
  19. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    ^ soon come, I miss being number 2 sorta but it is what it is. Just want to try to get to 22K, that will make me happy.
    2011-09-04 10:22 PM
  20. Simon's Avatar
    Little over 6K for ya to get there. Not too bad. What happens at 28K?
    2011-09-04 10:24 PM
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