Building/buying our first house!

Discussion in 'Home Improvement' started by CammedS197, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. CammedS197

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    Here is our porch. Much bigger than I thought it would be which is nice! Going to be screened in. That is the door way into the bathroom and the sliding door is just peeking on the edge of the picture.
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    There's my mancave/office/gaming room with the arrow, and then the big closet and the master bath. Only have 2 walls to go up now. One roughly where the red line is which will separate the dining room and kitchen and then the wall for the pantry which will separate the dining room and pantry.
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    This is all that's left for the inside walls
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  2. Snakethat

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    looking good
     
  3. ksack

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    For the walls made of cinder block, do they put in studs still so you can run electric and water? Can't really tell from the pics
     
  4. Snakethat

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    Is the imagination room a sex room
     
  5. CammedS197

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    Hahaha if that's what you want it to be :whip:. It's going to be my mancave/office. My wife has been buying tons of ford and mustang stuff for me to put in it lol.
     
  6. CammedS197

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    Yeah, it's normally 3/4" faring strips but on our house they are doing 2 of them together for better insulating outer walls.
     
  7. CammedS197

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    Here's some more views from around the house. It now has tar paper on as of monday and doors and windows go in I believe today.
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    In the works of buying this lot with the arrow.
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    Here is where the kitchen cabinets will be along with stove and fridge.
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  8. CammedS197

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    Ksack here's a better picture to help with your question.
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  9. tjm73

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    Are any of the interior walls load bearing? The construction technique is interesting to me. Seeing as we build differently up North.
     
  10. CammedS197

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    I believe the only load bearing walls are these.
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  11. Iceman62

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    Coming along nicely...fun stuff! Thanks for all the updates...bringing back fond memories of our 2007 build.
     
  12. MADGT

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    ...update?...never mind just saw post above
     
  13. CammedS197

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    Updates, This is where we are now. Our roof will be finished today 2/12 and on our anniversary. Happy Anniversary to us lol. Also this week insulation and drywall are planned to go in. Doors, windows, electrical is run, plumbing, AC run, and our internal pest control system.
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    Air Handler
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    Master bath
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    Living room with the door and window
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    Laundry room with plumbing.
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  14. CammedS197

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    Bath 2 with door and shower/bath tub
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    Kitchen where the cabinets and fridge will go
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  15. CammedS197

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    We have a completed roof!
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  16. tjm73

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    ????? Never heard of something like this before. What pests and how do you control them?
     
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  17. CammedS197

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    It's a new system and was part of a summer deal our builder had going on. It is run through the while house internally and all connects to a service port outside. Pest control never has to enter into your house. They just walk up to the service port and connect up to it and spray into it and it travels throughout the house and stays away from the kids and gets to work from the inside vs outside in of the walls. Then they will spray outside of the house as well. We have lots of bugs here in Florida lol. Hot and humid and they like houses. But termites to ants to roaches and anything else you can think of.

    Here's the link to see it.
    https://pestdefense.com/taexx/
     
  18. tjm73

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    Huh. Clever.
     
  19. CammedS197

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    Yeah, we though it was really cool. It's big down here now. Most places built now are built with it. Was free anyways so said why not lol.
     
  20. CammedS197

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    We have drywall now. Inspections this week and then the seams and mudding of it all and FPL have got the request to do their part and get power to the house! Stucco is also going on this week!

    All we will need after this week is floors, cabinets, and trim I believe. Still need the AC units installed and toiledts.

    Will get pictures posted soon.