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Hi, need some help from guys who build. i live in western mass and thinking about building a duplex to live and rent the other half , but have absolutely no experience in process and problems i might run into. The whole house is gonna be around 2800 sq 3 br/ 1 1/2 bath in each unit.
First of all id like to know a rough estimate on some stuff. i know more or less how much it will run me to dig a hole/ pour concrete/ lumber cost/ electric and hvac/ .. siding .roofing.windows i can install myself . what am i missing ? what other expenses will i ran into . Any advice would be helpful this would be my first project like that. Thanks :clap:
 

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Doorknobs, garage doors with openers, sidewalks, doorbell, insulation, landscaping, and last but not least, two mailboxes.
 

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Maybe a few more, just maybe.
 

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Don't forget an additional throw switch for your tenants unit for when it gets a little loud. I recommend somewhere near your bed.:thumbsup:
 

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Door stops, appliances, return air vent covers, humidifier hooked up to furnace (optional), garbage disposal allen wrench, ...............:laughing:
 

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That allen wrench is the kicker. That's the one that's really gonna set you back :laughing:

What's this about glue instead of nails? Screw using glue! Use Duct Tape! Look, it's a fastener AND a strap! Who needs simpson straps?
 
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