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    There is story to my house. The neighbor across the road told me this was once a horse farm. Really? I said. She said, it is the oldest here, which explains why I got a well, etc. And, city water. But, my poor kids came home when we first bought this place and said, the kids on the bus was teasing them, saying, we bought a haunted house. Nice, I said. Just what I need more mouths to feed. Wait, they don't eat. Okay, they can stay. I asked my realtor about this, and she said, ' yeah, someone died in there, you want to know which room?" I don't think so...

    In time, I found the room. I saw her. Everyone saw her. I did alittle research and she loved horses and she owned the horse farm sold them far and wide. Buried them here. So, far I have dug up about 8 horses in 12 years. I got lots of horseshoes.

    I dig a hole to plant a bush, oops, a horse. At night when it is quiet I can sometimes hear the horses whinny. Do you believe this Ian?

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    Becareful if you bury the drywall because someday, someone, somewhere will want a garden and dig it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Becareful if you bury the drywall because someday, someone, somewhere will want a garden and dig it up.
    I put the cuttoffs in the trash; it gets incinerated and the compacted ash goes into the landfill in another state.
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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    Bob get a lift. I did my own kitchen ceiling using a lift.

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    I don't think it would be dangerous to dig up drywall, but, it might scare a person. They might think it is worse stuff like what I dug up.

    That day I was digging and said, " hey, what's this stuff?" My husband came over saying, " oh, boy, leave it to you to find this," I said, " what is this stuff?" He said, " leave it go, I will take care of it, you go make tea..."

    You are going to dismiss me? LOL... oh, no my friend, dear husband... now, I need to know.

    He told me, and of course, I flipped out. For a second. Only. Then, made tea.
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    When people asked us how our garden grew, I told them, " like a malignancy

    When people asked us, what we used for fertilizer since our veggies was so enormous, I told them, " hazardous waste material, asbestos."

    They thought I was kidding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Bob get a lift. I did my own kitchen ceiling using a lift.
    The bathroom is so small, 7X7 feet, there is no room to maneuver a lift in there The total number of sheets is only 10. For the ceiling, I attached a ledger board to one wall, leaned a sheet on it, lifted the other end to the ceiling on a ladder, and my wife propped it up with a T bar I made up. Its just so tight, no room to move around. Putting in the Tongue and groove plywood subfloor was loads of fun too, as it also was just one sheet long by a little more than 1 1/2 sheets wide. It required good measuring and accurea cuts to get it right and to prepare it for gluing and screwing it down. Its fun anyway
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    My bath is small and was replaced in 05 when the floor fell in. Literally. Don't ask. So, the whole thing was gutted. I paid only 300 for the drywall man to do it, and he did a remarkable job. He wasn't fast, and he smoked like a chimney ( to which the kids was complaining) but, his work for the money was great. The only thing, I wanted the electrical box moved up another inch for code since the sink was higher and he said, he would, he could, but, he didn't. I didn't realize it until, everything was done. Eventually, I will have it moved. Bob, maybe, look into ( depending on how much is already done) getting someone just to hang it. It is easy ( to me not fun) to do the rest. My husband and I in the past did our entire first house. That is how I know how to do it, because he gutted the old kitchen and then, flew overseas, leaving me with firestuds. I figured it out. Did I mention I was then 8 months pregnant? lol. I got the walls up and the floor laid before the baby decided to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    My bath is small and was replaced in 05 when the floor fell in. Literally. Don't ask. So, the whole thing was gutted. I paid only 300 for the drywall man to do it, and he did a remarkable job. He wasn't fast, and he smoked like a chimney ( to which the kids was complaining) but, his work for the money was great. The only thing, I wanted the electrical box moved up another inch for code since the sink was higher and he said, he would, he could, but, he didn't. I didn't realize it until, everything was done. Eventually, I will have it moved. Bob, maybe, look into ( depending on how much is already done) getting someone just to hang it. It is easy ( to me not fun) to do the rest. My husband and I in the past did our entire first house. That is how I know how to do it, because he gutted the old kitchen and then, flew overseas, leaving me with firestuds. I figured it out. Did I mention I was then 8 months pregnant? lol. I got the walls up and the floor laid before the baby decided to help.
    This is the 3rd bathroom complete gut and redo for me, plus I did a total gut and redo of the kitchen it 2008. Did everything including electrical, plumbing and tile work. All came out beautiful and done to code. can't get some handyman to put up sheetrock for me. Its got to be done right to my standards. I'm pretty fussy. the guy I wanted to do it is fantastic at it, but too busy right now. Being older makes it more difficuolt and takes longer. I enjoy looking at it afterwards and take pride in it. I also hauled the stuff From Lowes to the house and carried it in.
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobL43 View Post
    The stuff is heavy for me.
    Rent a drywall lift for the day. The best $50 you'll ever spend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary in NJ View Post
    Rent a drywall lift for the day. The best $50 you'll ever spend.
    Thanks, the ceiling is already up. Read my post #52. The walls are much easier to do.
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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    Now Bob, I carried that 1/2 in. drywall on my head 8 months pregnant, LOL... quit yer complaining,
    I already told you, you are a young whipper-snapper!


    Quote Originally Posted by BobL43 View Post
    This is the 3rd bathroom complete gut and redo for me, plus I did a total gut and redo of the kitchen it 2008. Did everything including electrical, plumbing and tile work. All came out beautiful and done to code. can't get some handyman to put up sheetrock for me. Its got to be done right to my standards. I'm pretty fussy. the guy I wanted to do it is fantastic at it, but too busy right now. Being older makes it more difficuolt and takes longer. I enjoy looking at it afterwards and take pride in it. I also hauled the stuff From Lowes to the house and carried it in.
    Last edited by Cookie; 08-31-2011 at 08:34 PM.

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    I carried it 2 miles, on foot, in the winter snow...

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    then, went by a tree and gave birth. never whimpered. Carried the child and the drywall 2 miles back to home, in the snow, barefoot.

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    This is true, Ian.

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