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When we were working on the apartment, we used to get Pop Eyes about 2x weekly. Best chicken ever - spoiled us for any other fried chicken.

Good thing you found the damaged piece of drywall now instead of after laying the new floor. Easier to fix the drywall and clean up the concrete than possibly damaging the nice new tiles. Moving right along on the house. Post photos.
 

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Walk through hole in back wall. This is the outside. It is now covered with new T-1-11 siding, insulated. caulked, and looks much better. Chris took off the brick, it was pulled away from the siding. He said rain would run down the walls and let water in the walls. That wall now has bright new siding. I have a LOT of painting to do!

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This is the inside.
Plywood held up by wobbly bookcase to keep rain out. Fat lot of good that did.

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Chris cut the sheetrock, taped, it is now floated, sanded, textured and painted. I didn’t get a final picture, was too busy painting!

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After finding the water damaged sheetrock, Chris looked in the attic to make sure there were no electrical lines, then cut a small hole in the sheetrock. Then he cut out the piece. The AC condensation drain was, like everything else, improperly installed. Actually, Stupid, led by Dumb and Dumber must have done this. A 90* coming down, a 90* across, a90* going up and a90* to the drain pipe. So the condensation just sat in that low place, and the elbows weren’t even glued!

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Much better!

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New sheetrock, taped, ready to float, sand, texture and paint.

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A 90* coming down, a 90* across, a90* going up and a90* to the drain pipe. So the condensation just sat in that low place, and the elbows weren’t even glued!
Save us from idiots!!! Sure glad Chris didn't just assume the damage was from a prior roof leak. I bet I would have given the info you had.
 

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This picture shows the nice gray paint I’m using, I’m doing trim in white. Note all the extra repair around windows due to a mess left by a previous workman.

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That nasty, UGLY horse manure brown color, it even shows through Kilz!
This is the closet.
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Save us from idiots!!! Sure glad Chris didn't just assume the damage was from a prior roof leak. I bet I would have given the info you had.
No kidding! Chris saved me a HVAC service bill. Every time the heat unit came on, it rattled. Last time I had a rattle, some years back, a bolt worked loose, fell out, into the fan and all he// broke loose! Fearing the worst, I was looking for a repair man to call. Chris found the source, a cover that went over the end of a filter was just laying across the pan. When the unit came on, it rattled. He put it where it belonged. Now how hard would it have been to just put it up in the first place? AARRGH!
 

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I had hm brown in much of my house. I replaced it with an agreeable brown that matches streaks in the ceramic floor tile. My kitchen is dark red. Somebody may well hate that if we sell.
I used a bright red paint in a kitchen one time. Red and white with the big gingham check for curtains. Another time I painted a kitchen lime green and white. I liked both kitchens, nobody else did. :yesss:
 

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I notice you used the term "workman" and not "craftsman" ;)
House butcher would be more like it. That same workman installed those 3 windows-all at different levels. 2 have trim on the inside of the window that meets the outside T-1-11 siding. 1 window has a gap between the trim and the outside wall, giving a view of the insulation and studs. The 2 windows trim is 5" wide, the 1 window trim is 3 1/2" wide.
 
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