The "I did this to my house" Thread.



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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby Disarm D'arcy » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:51 am

You heretic! How am I suppose to tell my kids that you don't like IKEA? It's like the gays wanting to marry all over again.
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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby Jwar » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:52 am

Disarm D'arcy wrote:You heretic! How am I suppose to tell my kids that you don't like IKEA? It's like the gays wanting to marry all over again.



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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby Mudfuzz » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:05 am

putting the crap they sell together is the only thing they have going for them though...
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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby lordgalvar » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:16 am

We went into IKEA recently and were like "This doesn't look good anymore/maybe we're too old" and we went to the junk stores. Heck, I got a solid wood grundig record player/ferrite radio for cheaper than a console stand at ikea. Granted, most furtature stores suck (mattress stores are lame. It's like buying a car).

Now, on the other hand, my house looks like Cost Plus World Market catalog (but I get to pick up beer when my wife goes to get curtains or whatever so it's cool).
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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby UglyCasanova » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:16 pm

Soooo, tore down the old kitchen today. No backing out now.

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It was a fucking mess. Luckily no water damage, only patchy work and some questionable solutions.

Going to spend most of yesterday just filling holes and painting. Kitchen gets delivered on Thursday, so hopefully I'll have that set up (build+ fix electrics/pipework) by the end of the weekend. Then I'm putting in new floors on Monday.


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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby lordgalvar » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:24 pm

UglyCasanova wrote:Soooo, tore down the old kitchen today. No backing out now.

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Weird plumbing! haha. Is it jumping up? Wouldn't that create an s-trap after the p-trap? That would never fly here. I dunno :lol: I wish my kitchen was delivered (in a way). My project is starting to suck haha.

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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby Disarm D'arcy » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:36 pm

Also, I spot an Ikea Ingolf chair.
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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby UglyCasanova » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:12 pm

We live on the top floor (penthouse baby!), so the water gets pumped into the bathroom from the newly installed system on the ground floor, from where it splits into bathroom and kitchen (yes, Norway's so posh you an drink the water flushing your toilet). Kitchen pipe keeps going up into the roof, travels across the enterance hall and down into the kitchen. The water system is less than 6 months all, and Norway are very serious about water (95% powered by that ish), so it is very up to date.

Let's see some pics of the kitchen project! :joy:

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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby lordgalvar » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:42 pm

UglyCasanova wrote:We live on the top floor (penthouse baby!), so the water gets pumped into the bathroom from the newly installed system on the ground floor, from where it splits into bathroom and kitchen (yes, Norway's so posh you an drink the water flushing your toilet). Kitchen pipe keeps going up into the roof, travels across the enterance hall and down into the kitchen. The water system is less than 6 months all, and Norway are very serious about water (95% powered by that ish), so it is very up to date.

Let's see some pics of the kitchen project! :joy:

Keen eye, DD! ;)


Potable water is potable water, man. haha. Same here. So the water pump is inside your building? That is crazy...don't ever see that here (I don't know about skyscrapers though, but the 5 story buildings and stuff I have worked on). We have pump stations every so often (or wells) and the whole neighborhood runs off the same pressurized lines. LA has a main break weekly now (our infrastructure is 100 years old in some parts). My house gets around 85-90 psi with surges of up to 100-120 psi (I don't know what you guys use in Europe/Norway...bar/kpa/ :idk: ).

I just repiped my whole house in copper because I can get at least 50 years out of it that way, haha. It had a ton of copper/galv electrolysis in it when I moved in. No pex or plastic (but wildlife is more dangerous here to lines than freezing). We are in a super drought and have water rationing. Everything is super low flow and we are only allowed to run our sprinklers for a few minutes 3 times a week. People on wells up where I am from (more north) had no water for a while and had to go buy jugs to use their toilets/wash dishes.

I'll get pics in a bit. Just leveling the cab base now. I am trying to figure how to set my farmhouse sink without having the countertop...kind of a damned if you do damned if you don't think (trying to flush mount).

edit: well, doors are too small....going to have to carry the cabs all the way around the house and I have no friends haha.
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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby UglyCasanova » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:54 pm

That crazy about the water rationing. You guys are pretty screwed for now, haha. I hope it gets better soon or that they come up with a solution. Copper piping is old school. Keeping it real! :cool:
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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby lordgalvar » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:27 pm

It's really not as crazy as it sounds. Mostly affects farmers and city stuff. Like they are replacing grass on city property with cacti...stuff like that. You can get a ticket for water waste (and if you use too much, your rates go up like crazy). Water costs as much as power in LA sometimes.
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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby UglyCasanova » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:09 pm

A message for the next people building a new kitchen here.

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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby colin » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:51 pm

New back patio in progress thanks to my father in law. We decided to repaint the trim around the patio, and went with a chankgeez approved colour. I think our front door may well end up lavender as well.

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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby Chankgeez » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:12 pm

Good job, colin! :)* :D
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Re: The "I did this to my house" Thread.

Postby Invisible Man » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:00 pm

lord galvar wrote:Now, on the other hand, my house looks like Cost Plus World Market catalog (but I get to pick up beer when my wife goes to get curtains or whatever so it's cool).


Haha same here. Just accidentally flipped my house in a year...got a new job nine months after I bought this one, and the commute is too far. I changed every single inch of this place-- every bit of flooring, paint, ceiling, every fixture, outlet and knob. Now someone needs to buy it ASAP so my wife can go nuts at Cost Plus for the new place.
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