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Imagepajonica
Aug 19, 2012 8:46 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
I thought best to get all the pics on one thread.

I began in January of this year by stripping all the plaster off the walls filling the cavity with insulation and covering with new dry lining (plaster board)

Next up.

I ripped down the old ceiling and the damaged frame supporting it. I then fashioned a new (much stronger) frame, insulating it and finally covering it with plaster board tiles.

Then came the floor.

This room was originally tatami mat, made from a kind of sedge grass, 2.5" thick with each mat about 6'x3' and very heavy!
I decided that a wood floor would be far more practical for this room, however this created it's own set of problems because
of the 2.5" level difference.

I had to replace all of the sub-floor joists (by now money's getting very squeaky) not to mention my back and shoulders!

Finally we had a stroke of luck, my DW found a 200' x 3' roll of plain vinyl wall covering still wrapped up in it's original packing, someone had put it out for trash collection!

Now I've papered and painted the walls Hurray! Thumb of 2012-08-20/pajonica/296b80
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denimangle
Aug 20, 2012 12:52 AM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
WW you have been busy.. turquoise Will look great with the cedar
nice Job Jon
Imagepajonica
Aug 20, 2012 1:15 AM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Thank you Cheryl! Thumbs up
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Imagetaters55
Aug 20, 2012 9:36 AM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Jon, that is a lot of work for sure! Love the improvements, and new color!
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Imagepajonica
Aug 20, 2012 12:03 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Thanks Linda! I'm working on the doors and cupboards now, I think I've still a month to go and expect I'll be saying that at Xmas Rolling on the floor laughing
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Imagetaters55
Aug 20, 2012 6:46 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
One day at a time Jon. Before you know it, all the work will be done, then you can sit back and enjoy your new home!
How is your weather? Is it getting cooler over your way?
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Imagepajonica
Aug 20, 2012 9:05 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Today 35c 0r 95f if you prefer and it's oly mid day, I think we'll hit 100 today easy!
No fun trying to work so on goes the air-con in the bed room for a few zzzz's
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Imagetaters55
Aug 20, 2012 9:11 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Have a good sleep Jon!
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Imagepajonica
Aug 21, 2012 12:51 AM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Slept 4 hours LOL!
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Imagetaters55
Aug 21, 2012 9:43 AM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
That is a good nap!
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Imagepajonica
Aug 21, 2012 12:08 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Sure was, downside is I'm up at 3am
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Imagetaters55
Aug 21, 2012 8:50 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Oh, that is not good! But sometimes, when I can't sleep, I get lots of energy to do things!
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JuneBug
Aug 22, 2012 2:57 AM CST
Name: June or Nancy☺
Dover AFB, Delaware
Wow, You have gotten lots of good work done! Thumbs up
Imagetaters55
Aug 22, 2012 8:17 AM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Hey June, how are you guys doing? Have not heard from you in awhile!
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ImageRidesredmule
Aug 22, 2012 8:33 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Jon, I can see why you are in pain. Reaching up over your head is painful. You have done a wonderful job. You will get it finished. So proud of you....
Imagepajonica
Aug 22, 2012 1:05 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Hi guys, thanks for your kind comments.
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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Imagepajonica
Sep 4, 2012 7:04 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
New photos coming soon! I'm working on cupboards and doors and a really nice table for my DW to work on.. It seems I'm at the DIY store every other day, there's always something you ain't got! Rolling on the floor laughing Bad planning I guess *Blush*
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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Imagetaters55
Sep 4, 2012 7:59 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Looking forward to the pictures Jon!
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Imagepajonica
Sep 5, 2012 1:11 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
To be honest Linda, funding is a huge problem right now as We've been hit with a massive insurance bill to re-insure our home.
Our home apparently is built on reclaimed land and subsequently subject to liquefaction during earthquakes.
If we decide not to re-insure with our current insurer no other company will take it on, if I allow it to laps neither will they!
Catch 22 or what! I'm in a situation here where I will have to borrow (or rob Peter to pay Paul)

Of cause no mention of reclaimed land at the time of purchase! Peed off right now so I am!
I guess insurance companies have to get their money back somehow! But why didn't the insurance company know this was reclaimed land? Good question!


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Tickling is no laughing matter.
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Imagetaters55
Sep 6, 2012 6:35 AM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
That is a very good question for sure! Funny how they can re-word the contract to their liking, when they need too! Just take it one day at a time Jon! Were all still praying for you! Group hug
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