Friday, January 26, 2018

Wall Done!

We had the first nice day that was actually forecast in a long time. My handyman helper, Ross, showed up right on schedule at 9 AM and we started tearing off the old wall. We discovered three of the studs and eight feet of sill plate were rotting. Luckily I had some spare material so we replaced all the water damaged wood.

We then stapled some left over roofing paper on the outside of the studs and nailed on the new 3/8 plywood sheeting and added the trim boards, ripped from boards left over from Brooks trip up to do the deck and roof.

It looks really nice but I have to wait for a few dry days to let the caulk dry before I paint it. The whole job took just over four hours including replacing the rotten 2X4's. Total cost was around $260 plus the left over material that I paid for with the porch.

I was really happy with Handyman Ross, he is a hard worker and has a lot of talent and experience. I can highly recommend him and I have his number if anyone is looking for someone. I was able to help quite a bit and my back did not start hurting until after we were done. But it is making up for it now. Along with my ankle. 😏



8 comments:

  1. Good job done no doubt the tequila shelf may get a visit take care les

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  2. That's the beauty of stick-built structures. Block houses, like here in Mexico, make much more of a mess to repair cracks and water inflitration. Looks great!

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  3. You think you could put Handyman Ross on a plane to the southeast coast of the US; i have gutters that need to be cleaned out around the perimeter of the house. Might even use him for a while to home sit a grumpy old man with a post-surgery knee!

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    1. Not the ideal patient, eh? :)

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    2. Nah, but then again, I'm not either! I'm worse; I get grumpy when I don't feel well and he brings me a piece of dental floss and it's too long!

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    3. I get grumpy is I ask for something like juice or coffee and it is not immediately produced.

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    4. My goodness, Croft! You ARE grumpy!

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