Newfoundland Two Wheel Inn & Campground under construction

Discussion in 'Canada' started by skibum69, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Night_Wolf

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    Hey I have a buddy living in Dildo; who is a "retired" general contractor; Jack of all trades & Master of All of them. I know you are an hr away from him, but if he takes on a job he is reliable, unlike your "window" contractor. It's one of his pet peeves too. He had trouble getting people to show up when he was building his new home in Dildo & thus did 90% of the work himself. Drop me a PM if you want me to see if he is interested. He could take a ride up on his motorcycle. If I get home again; will make plans with The_Filly to stop by and see the place. Nice looking place you have
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  2. skibum69

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    We took the R65 to the Dildo Brewery the other day, 75 km's from here. Thanks for the offer, I'm gone for a few weeks again Sunday. In the meantime I've been leveling some floors. If you lose your marbles you might be lucky enough to find them again. :lol3
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  3. skibum69

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    Ok, time for a little update. Sarah did a deadly job of plastering! Here we are putting up a couple of coats of paint.
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  4. skibum69

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    I got the floors leveled, as you can see there was a 4” drop in only 7 feet! Of course it was off level in 2 directions just to make it a little more fun.
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  5. skibum69

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    We got cracking on the bathrooms, what does that colour remind you of? Floor is down and a little headboard started.
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    The second bathroom, do you see a colour theme?
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  6. skibum69

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    Our biggest step forward was getting the 3/4” Newfoundland spruce flooring down in the 2 bedrooms. Backbreaking and hard on the knees I love the result. I have it on all of the main floor as well. It turns a lovely gold over the years.
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  7. squiffynimrod

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    What do I win?
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  8. skibum69

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    Moving along, now we can move all the crap out of the other side to start ripping it down to the studs for its makeover. This is what the old side looks like.
    Common area at the moment, it will probably be a bedroom.
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    The other side of it that was sort of a kitchen, all of this will be removed and a nice big window installed.
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    Looking down the hall it’s half done but until we’re at bare bones we don’t know where the walls are going to lay out.
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    These two bedrooms will totally change
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    This probably won’t change much except a little Sheetrock
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    Off to work now for a couple of months then I’ll be taking a month or two off to put the hammer down! We want to do a bit of a soft opening next spring and then a full official opening for 2020. Hopefully next summer I’ll be outside working on campsites and bunkys.
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  9. skibum69

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    Good answer! Can you guess what colour the third bathroom will be? You’ll have to show up to collect your prize.:lol3
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    I'd gladly show up to collect. After Tuk next year.
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  11. skibum69

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    I just might have a nice prize for you in my beer cellar:photog
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  12. 'Bob'

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    ... or might you have a nice beer in the prize cellar? :beer
    Either way, those of us DIY folks who have done similar back breaking work in our spare time salute you. Especially for the floor levelling.
    Looking forward to seeing the results of your and Sarah's work the next time we're out your way.
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    You’re welcome any time Bob, sorry I missed you this summer.
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  14. skibum69

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    Moving along a lot more quickly now, I’m at work and the missus is tearing things apart. The closet in the room in the second last pic above showed an unknown option. The hole matches one in the basement but on the middle floor it’s been gone for many years. Maybe heat?
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    Really surprised to see insulation in this dormer, there wasn’t any on the other side.
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    They used nails in those days, millions of them! Kind of unbelievable how many there are everywhere.
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    There she is on the way to the dump, she’s going every second day with a load right now
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    A year and a half ago it took us a month to strip the other side, this time around with any luck she’ll have it all mostly done by the time I get home so we can dive right in to the bigger stuff. On track for that soft opening.:D
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    The missus has been hard at work again. I think she’s even pulling nails as she goes.:D

    By he look of this maybe there was a different small dormer back in the day? Who knows?
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    Opening up walls gives a different perspective
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    The wall on the right will be moving for sure
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    Depending on a few decisions, like whether or not we open up the living room downstairs for guests, the chimney may end up in the middle of a room? Can you inmagine the fright I got the first time I saw the old knob & tube behind the walls?
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    Onward and upward!
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    At least you didn't
    1. Find out it was there by sticking a wrecking bar through it and
    2. Finding it was live at the same time!
    Got to love old house reno's.
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  17. skibum69

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    Haha, I've seen it in old houses downtown St. John's. I got my tester out to check the first one I saw and when I ripped apart further it was obvious they were all cut. :D
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    You never know what you'll find when you start tearing apart old houses. Where the kitchenette was is opened up and I'm looking forward to a new bigger window going in here. Getting that fridge down the stairs and out the front door is going to be fun. Where the hell am I going to put the sink too?
    A massive thank you to my girl for getting so much done while I'm at work. Not only is it ripped out it's all been cleaned up and taken to the dump. Yay!

    before the kitchenette was gone
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  19. skibum69

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    Home in 2 days after 2 months away for work. We’ll be kicking it into high gear as soon as I land.
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  20. sleepyhead65

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    Hey Skibum the renos look great! It's a lot of hard work. Both of you must be very proud!
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