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Need home improvement advice

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CyberB0b, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Regular Joe.... Zone Supporter

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    What's being supported above? Is there a second floor to this?
     
  2. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    No, it's single story. I haven't been in the attic.
     
  3. Xelda

    Xelda Well-Known Member

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    That's a really nice looking place, CyberB0b. Most of the pillars look decorative, but who knows which ones are load bearing. Also, is the flooring going to be affected by the pillars that can be removed? Something to take into consideration.

    There's a joke in construction. Get three estimates, throw out the middle one then combine the high and low ones to get the actual cost.
     
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  4. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    They're future firewood. Lets do this!
     
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  5. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    Wow, anything you get rid of send my way:D Beautiful home Bob!
     
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  6. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    If it's only supporting an attic, I doubt very much that anything but the corner column is load bearing.
     
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  7. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    Just make sure to find out for certain whether those are support beams. You
    don't want the roof to cave in.

    I really like the house.
     
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  8. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    He's holding the sky up since the Cowboys cut Dez!
     
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  9. Chrispierce

    Chrispierce Well-Known Member

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    Oh I understand Bob ...I just think you’d get much more clarity to help you decide if the home is right for you. It’s your life and family and just looking out for you.
     
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  10. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    No he's not, Bob! He's out to screw you!!! Lol
     
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  11. Chrispierce

    Chrispierce Well-Known Member

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    Loooool!!
     
  12. cwbyfn88

    cwbyfn88 Well-Known Member

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    If you are gutting the kitchen expect to pay at least 10 grand to have a contractor put that in. Like others said try and find an access panel or something to see if that's a load bearing beam. By the looks of it I think it is. Whatever gc does the work will have to build a temporary wall on either side while the gut that area. Then they will have to install either a tripple lvl or an engineered I beam. Like others said one of the posts will have to be utilized. Possibly made bigger. Something like that might cost you 5k-8k depending on how many walls you are opening up. But it all depends on what state you are in. Every place has different pricing
     
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  13. Runwildboys

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    The more I think about it, the more I think all but the corner column are just decorative. I bet they're hollow, and if you cut a hole in the side, there's no lolly column inside them.
     
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  14. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    Well, we got outbid on the house. This is house #6. The Dallas market is insane right now.
     
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  15. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Sorry to hear that,Bob. Better luck next time.
     
  16. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    Can you bring in a licensed contractor before you purchase?
     
  17. nightrain

    nightrain Since 1971 Zone Supporter

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    What area(s) of Dallas are you looking in?
     
  18. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    North of i30, between the i35s.
     
  19. cwbyfn88

    cwbyfn88 Well-Known Member

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    sorry to hear that. But it's not just Dallas. My little brother here in Massachusetts is having a very hard time finding a house. Constantly getting outbid. I look for a house for 3 years before I found mine.
     
  20. nightrain

    nightrain Since 1971 Zone Supporter

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    Some really nice towns in that section. Good luck, something will fall into your lap.
     

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