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HOUSE!!!

We close on the duplex tomorrow (phoenixredux, perruche_verte and I)! I'm taking the rest of the week off work. Then and on the weekend, we'll be in a frenzy of:

Ripping out carpet, "refreshing" wood floors underneath*

Painting walls

regrouting the bathrooms

converting 2prong outlets to 3prong

building a bed platform

and starting to move stuff, to the extent that we get the chance.

(If you have experience with any of these, and time to help, it would be much appreciated.)

* We'll also have a guy in there putting in wood floor in my living room, since we unfortunately discovered there to be none under the carpet in that part of the house (there is in the rest of the house, just not that living room/kitchen. The kitchen will be dealt with later, and differently). Odd hodgepodge house. It will get an odd hodgepodge floor, since the floor guy offered to do one cheap with various different woods leftover from other jobs. We think it will look really cool.

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polyranger
Oct. 9th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
I don't have time this weekend unfortunately, but I do have a furniture dolly with the big strap and stair treads. If you are interested in borrowing it, I would be happy to loan it to you.
polyranger
Oct. 9th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
Oh...If you don't have a ground wire in the outlet and there is a metal box behind it with conduit running through the wall, you can put the ground screw to it. Otherwise you will have to run a separate ground wire or rewire completely. (Pain in the @$$.)
grenacia
Oct. 9th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
I knew that, but thanks nonetheless!
grenacia
Oct. 9th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
A furniture dolly might be useful. I'll keep it in mind when we get to moving stuff. Thanks!
grenacia
Oct. 10th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
phoenixredux says the furniture dolly would be a help, and also he has some DVDs for you.
bella_phenomena
Oct. 9th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
Congrats!

(Not sure what my weekend looks like, but will let you know.)
ignusfaatus
Oct. 9th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
converting 2prong outlets to 3prong


sometimes you can wrap the grounding wire around the metal housing of the electric and properly ground it. my uncle taught me that. he is an electrician
theophania_79
Oct. 9th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
w00t!
ua_dubhne
Oct. 9th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
Call me, if you need more help with electrical.
grenacia
Oct. 10th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
Thanks! phoenixredux can do the wiring stuff, but if you have time, maybe you could help and save us some time.
stonescorpion
Oct. 11th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
Painting..
I think I owe you some painting assistance.

Let me know when that gets fully underway, and I'll be over to reach the tall parts of the wall. I'll even help tape.

Mike
grenacia
Oct. 11th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Painting..
Well, I'm going to get started on one room today, I think. We're doing various other stuff too, though. We're still taking up the tack strips from the ugly disgusting carpet that was over the beautiful hardwood floors. Friday evening or the weekend sometime would be a good time for some help. Give me a call when you have time. Thanks!
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