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We recently had a bathtub taken out and replaced with a shower. The contractors said they had no idea what was holding our tub in place all these years. Everything had to be rebuilt, floor, walls, ceiling, plumbing.

Our house was built by an idiot too. All aluminum wiring which almost caused a fire 6 months after moving in. Had to replace all the wiring.

Almost everything we have taken on turned out to be major! UGH!
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(11-22-2016, 10:17 AM)OpalRose Wrote: We recently had a bathtub taken out and replaced with a shower. The contractors said they had no idea what was holding our tub in place all these years. Everything had to be rebuilt, floor, walls, ceiling, plumbing.

Our house was built by an idiot too. All aluminum wiring which almost caused a fire 6 months after moving in. Had to replace all the wiring.

Almost everything we have taken on turned out to be major! UGH!

Something tells me that there are a whole lot of idiots that tried to build or repair houses that did NOT know what the heck they were doing.


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Well we have a house that was worked on by some relative of that Idiot too. The main part of the house was done well but he did an addition and some improvements and every one of them is poorly and cheaply done. Just a for instance:
The kitchen originally had a hood and vent through the wall to the outside. He added a bedroom, bathroom, and another garage space to that side of the house. Guess where the kitchen hood was vented when we bought the house. You have got it. It was vented to the bedroom. Clever wasn't he.

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But, Payton, you live the in original Knott's Berry Farm house.

This house was well built in 1936. There was an addition done somewhere along the line that's less than well done.
The electric service was upgraded from 120 V to a 100 Amp 240 V some time before 1988. To get past the addition, metalic conduit was run along the ourside of the house. Ugly, but legal. About 10 years ago, we upgraded to a 200 A service panel and properly routed the branch circuits. We found the previous upgrade had run Romex through conduit. You cannot do that because of heat and fill factor.

Did the plumbing at the same time. Guess what we discovered about the hot water heater -- plumbed in backwards. The hot and cold ports were swapped.
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Our electric is frightening. We are slowly replacing it, one room at a time. There are more outlets here in the office than the entire house combined.

As for the added on bathroom, there is a window in the middle of the shower/tub. Not a special window, a regular window. That wall will need to be replaced at some point. We will probably replace the wall, the floor, and just tile the entire room, put up a small water barrier for the shower, and call it done.
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(11-22-2016, 01:27 PM)justMongo Wrote: But, Payton, you live the in original Knott's Berry Farm house.

Actually we live closer to the original Irvine Ranch house and I would not mind having that one. It is large and solidly built.
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After we'd been in our century farmhouse for a while and had a better idea of the updates and renovations that might be needed, my husband came up with a simple mathematical formula to estimate the time and cost of any job we were planning. We multiplied everything by 2½ so we'd have a fair idea of what that 'simple' job would actually cost in time and cash! None of the setbacks we ran into during those jobs was ever what we expected to find - not one idiot but many had taken a hand in various changes over the hundred plus years! We did have one quite interesting find though; behind some wainscotting in what had been the farmhouse kitchen and was being turned into a spacious living room, some workman (possibly following the European tradition) had left a coin dated 1867 before he sealed his work.
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That is an interesting find to discover a coin dated more than 100 years ago. When my parents were refurbishing their home (which was over 100 years old) they discovered behind some drywall an entire set of pots n pans. Aside from the dust that had accumulated on the pots n pans, they appeared to be new. Why they were placed there, no one will ever know.
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If the pots and pans were aluminum, they may have been hidden there during the second world war. The government needed all the aluminum they could get their hands on for the war effort. My wife's grandmother donated all of her aluminum pots and pans except one frying pan.
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