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Don’t mind the mis-placed holes for the foundation vents.

There was a…uh…mis-measure. 😳🙄😬

It will be sorted out. 👍



I enjoy structural remodels. It’s always something to tear off the outside wall of an occupied house, and make it all work out. 👍

Definitely a challenge.
 

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I was gonna put this in the Current Project thread, but I thought it needed it’s own special spot. 🙄 😳

I will never understand builders who half ass their work. This is a shower that was built with tile over drywall, no moisture barrier at all.

No tar paper, no RedGard, nothing. House was built in 2001 I believe.

This is an exterior wall. Corner of the house.

Corner studs are gone. Plates are gone.

When I finish demo tomorrow, I should know the extent of the damage.

At this point, it’s looking like new shear wall, studs, top and bottom plates, sub-floor, new siding, (it’s cedar T&G, so not easy to spot repair), all of this above the bathroom remodel.

And it’s infested with ants, possibly termites, and I found about 30 mouse carcasses in a wall cavity.


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It's Trumps fault!
 

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That is my conclusion at this point.

The bathroom section was definitely damaged from a poor shower installation.

The section under the windows does not appear to be directly related to that.

I personally don’t like the original trim and flashing detail on the windows. But whether that was what caused the failure is hard to say, as the windows right above them are not failing at all.
 

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That is my conclusion at this point.

The bathroom section was definitely damaged from a poor shower installation.

The section under the windows does not appear to be directly related to that.

I personally don’t like the original trim and flashing detail on the windows. But whether that was what caused the failure is hard to say, as the windows right above them are not failing at all.
Is this for a client, and how are they coping with all the discoveries?
 

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Theyre fine.

Thwy see what’s up.

They are actually pretty impressed with my work. 😳


Pretty surprised I could just take off the wall of their house.


Progress: I might actually make that tile schedule. 🤣 Gotta pull off for a quick electrical service call…….


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do you keep that open or close it up each day, sometimes I wind up doing less each day just so i can be sure I can get it closed up for the night. Had that problem this week.
 

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do you keep that open or close it up each day, sometimes I wind up doing less each day just so i can be sure I can get it closed up for the night. Had that problem this week.
I make sure the house is closed up each night.

The windows I just tacked up temporarily.
 
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