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Dan O.
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Postby Dan O. » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:12 am

Wow great pics Joe, I've always been a big fan of your work. It's very cool to see your progress from the beginning. Though I do like the original garage/carport configuration I think my own needs would compel me to go full two-car garage. I see your future plans include enclosing the carport, for a stickler to originality such as yourself did you wrestle with this decision? Personally I think it'll look great. It appears you have a fairly large lot, comparable to the Pomona Cliff Mays, what size is it exactly?

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Postby Joe » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:45 am

we are on a .24 acre lot.

regarding phase 2:
the two car garage option is appealing since it will be a 22'x30' garage. Actually, the original construction shows footing for a full garage. I think it may have been a mistake during construction and changed to a carport at the last minute. We intend to reuse the wall panels and siding from the central wall of the carport.

We gain four ways: potential for storage in the garage, a longer west wall in the living area to create additional sitting space, and a better defined main entry, and w keep the house within the original design parameters of these particular tract homes. they had so many options! I intent to add lights, sheetrock the walls, and polish the garage floor slab. I'll enclose the boiler and all storage will have doors. It will be a "nice" garage for multipurpose use. Besides a built in storage wall, it will house a car and 6-8 scooters. and a foosball table ;)

We want to avoid two doorways from the street (entry door and courtyard gate). I think some people still don't understand the carport entry and walk into the courtyard. with the new plan, the new courtyard gate becomes the main entry.
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Postby travelteam » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:59 am

Amazing job all around, Joe. Very Inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

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Postby Joe » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:14 pm

travelteam wrote:Amazing job all around, Joe. Very Inspirational. Thanks for sharing!


yours as well, travelteam. I like your color scheme. very appealing and appropriate for the home. I cannot wait to paint our still trashed bedrooms! The glass divide between the two bedrooms is really cool. My builder did not incorporate them, but I may when I get to the bedrooms, that is if I convince the wife.
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Postby BOXOUTBM » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:27 am

Just Saw this. Amazing work Joe. I have been waiting a long time to see the rest of your house.

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Postby Joe » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:51 am

thanks, I am looking forward to finishing the bedrooms and back landscaping.

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Postby SDR » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:26 pm

Wouldn't an existing asbestos-laden floor surface pose absolutely no threat to anyone's health -- until it was broken up and removed ?


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Postby Joe » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:01 pm

SDR wrote:Wouldn't an existing asbestos-laden floor surface pose absolutely no threat to anyone's health -- until it was broken up and removed ?


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tis true. unfortunetly, not only was my original flooring painted, the parameters were shattered by carpet tack strips :cry:

I really like how travelteam's concrete turned out. almost like terrazzo
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Postby egads » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:18 pm

Mine had "scabs" from carpet cleaning in addition to the tack strip break up.

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Postby Jerad » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:15 pm

Love your landscaping! You have done some really nice work. Keep it up.

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Postby Izzy » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:00 pm

great job, wonderful landscaping...you truly walk the talk joe!
im impressed
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Postby Joe » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:20 pm

Izzy wrote:great job, wonderful landscaping...you truly walk the talk joe!
im impressed



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Postby CapitalMod » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:56 pm

Joe:

Nice work. Do you do most of it yourself?

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Postby Joe » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:02 pm

CapitalMod wrote:Joe:

Nice work. Do you do most of it yourself?


design, yes with my wife.

the only DIY stuff we did was paint interior and exterior, rehab and install the two large window units in the rear of the home, landscaping, demo old sheetrock and install rigid insulation in living area.

we saved greatly by being our own GC and subbing out the work.


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