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Back to work Monday. My two months taking off to remodel the welding shop are over. Two months ago there were meth heads living above this place. Every window was broken and the inside was completely destroyed, but the roof and foundation were perfect.

Painted the old crappy cupboards and they turned out nice. The walls before were bright yellow.

Electricians and concrete guys next week. Then its rocking, taping, trim, paint and we are renting.

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Hey Davy,
Did they require you to remove all the drywall and strip it down to the studs? I've run into small pot farms while showing but there are all kinds of rules and dangers to meth labs, we have to immediately leave and report to DHEC, if we see or suspect a meth lab... Then you have to have an expensive remediation team prior to granting a new occupancy certificate....
 
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Hey Davy,
Did they require you to remove all the drywall and strip it down to the studs? I've run into small pot farms while showing but there are all kinds of rules and we have to immediately leave and report to DHEC, if we see or suspect a meth lab... Then you have to have an expensive remediation team prior to granting a new occupancy certificate....
All because of pot?
 

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Back to work Monday. My two months taking off to remodel the welding shop are over. Two months ago there were meth heads living above this place. Every window was broken and the inside was completely destroyed, but the roof and foundation were perfect.

Painted the old crappy cupboards and they turned out nice. The walls before were bright yellow.

Electricians and concrete guys next week. Then its rocking, taping, trim, paint and we are renting.

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Very nice, davy. Has your area been affected by lockdowns? I see the brick on the front got painted. How was that done?
 

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Very nice, davy. Has your area been affected by lockdowns? I see the brick on the front got painted. How was that done?
We used a very expensive mineral paint. The sides that were block were painted, so we took an angle grinder and got as much of that off as we could then power washed. On painted spots we used their primer.

The front which was bare brick was powerwashed, then when still wet painted. The paint we used had to be mixed with 30% water and applied to a wet surface. I don't know the name of the paint, but I can get it for you if you wish. It has to be bought through a factory rep.


The area we are in has been effected by the lockdowns. I'm not sure how many places will survive. I would be very worried if we didn't have the apartments to float us. By paying so little for the property and doing most of the remodel ourselves we can afford to have a majority of this building sit empty for a long time and still make it.
 

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Hey Davy,
Did they require you to remove all the drywall and strip it down to the studs? I've run into small pot farms while showing but there are all kinds of rules and dangers to meth labs, we have to immediately leave and report to DHEC, if we see or suspect a meth lab... Then you have to have an expensive remediation team prior to granting a new occupancy certificate....
By me saying meth I don't know what they were doing. I just used that as a generic term for these people were on something hard core, but don't know what that was.
 

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We used a very expensive mineral paint. The sides that were block were painted, so we took an angle grinder and got as much of that off as we could then power washed. On painted spots we used their primer.

The front which was bare brick was powerwashed, then when still wet painted. The paint we used had to be mixed with 30% water and applied to a wet surface. I don't know the name of the paint, but I can get it for you if you wish. It has to be bought through a factory rep.


The area we are in has been effected by the lockdowns. I'm not sure how many places will survive. I would be very worried if we didn't have the apartments to float us. By paying so little for the property and doing most of the remodel ourselves we can afford to have a majority of this building sit empty for a long time and still make it.
Sounds like a lot of work. I have a client that wants the brick foundation, yes it's a foundation, in the basement painted. Couldn't give her an idea of what it would take to do something that would last.
 

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You guys are great... can't tell the number of times dry wallers covered a switch or receptacle....
My SIL, likes to tackle a lot of home projects and decided to hang these huge ornate antique outdoor lights in his dining room, they weighed about 100# each so we discussed what was required to safely hang them. So I get a call, "hey I was drilling into the wall, there was a big flash and I tripped the main breaker, and it gave me a heck of a shock. Actually I was on the floor for a while, not sure how long." Seems they had put the main outside and run service entrance across the garage to the back of the dining room wall. Needless to say, that was a tricky repair getting clearance and enough extra length and location to mount two 10" x 10"'s and make the splices. I had never seen the home prior, just talked on the phone, note to self, when advising have them virtual meet so maybe I can spot the things I forgot to ask...
 

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Hey Hammer, the lake area of SC has homes on what were mountain tops before the dam was installed. Anyways the soil supports building hanging over to capture the view, they use a sloped rail system to get their butts down to the dock. So you should see the ladder configs they use to paint or side the waterfront peaks. So a bud wants help with a lights on the outermost soffits, says hey ladder is in place duck soup. Ok, I show up and see this hodge lodge of boards and three ladders leading the final 12' that is hanging almost 70' above mother earth....

Did it ... didn't tell mrs be
 

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The concrete guys came and tore out and repoured the garage slab in 2 days.
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Got the place trimmed out, and taped for caulk and papered for paint. Putty and caulk today.

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What a transformation, amazing to have the drive to re-build and improve a place with such problems. That's worse than any 'remodel' I've ever done, and I've had some dogs! :)

Must be a good location to put in all that effort...
 

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What a transformation, amazing to have the drive to re-build and improve a place with such problems. That's worse than any 'remodel' I've ever done, and I've had some dogs! :)

Must be a good location to put in all that effort...
I think they're looking long term. I'd move in there, gonna be sweet.
 

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Landscapers are making great progress without a lot of rain and all of its being diverted properly now.


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Got an idea of the price tag so far?

Thanks Hammer, was thinking exactly this... Misty what is the draw around this property to spend this kind of $? The area seems remote, so there must be some nice land available to start fresh? Is this a unique lot? on a lake? unusual view? Or maybe old family land, someone passed and left enough $ to restore?
 

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So the investor I've been scouring the area looking for a suitable flip house when this property came up. It was listed as a lot only as the previous owner thought the house was a tear down. It's in an ever-growing college town, close to the heart of the city, and is more secluded than anything around. I don't know exactly how much is going into it but the expected sell price is probably around 400, 000. The last house we did with this investor we brought up the property values in a you block radius and it was purchased before hitting the market.

It was purchased for just over a hundred thousand.
 

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So the investor I've been scouring the area looking for a suitable flip house when this property came up. It was listed as a lot only as the previous owner thought the house was a tear down. It's in an ever-growing college town, close to the heart of the city, and is more secluded than anything around. I don't know exactly how much is going into it but the expected sell price is probably around 400, 000. The last house we did with this investor we brought up the property values in a you block radius and it was purchased before hitting the market.

It was purchased for just over a hundred thousand.
Hope they can get a good or at least a ROI. I at one time did the fed funded home repairs. They'd dump $40,000.00 into a house in a blighted neighborhood and I doubt it increased the overall value.
I've also resided ugly looking houses in good neighborhoods that made the other houses look shabby.
 

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We are all very pleased with the landscape work.


 

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Raining today...the waterfall is operable and drains are working perfectly

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We hung the doors then number each hinge to stay with them. Doors prepped for spraying.

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Concrete guys came by today the prep for tomorrow's driveway/stairs pour... They were fortunate that this morning's sudden torrential thunderstorms passed quickly.









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Oh yeah, found out the other day the house was built in 1967.
 

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Poured on schedule

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I've decided to capitalize on this newest state of fear and start a new business called Pandemic Painting.
 

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I've decided to capitalize on this newest state of fear and start a new business called Pandemic Painting.
And your slogan could be 'We Mask For You" or "Stay In, We Gotcha Covered"
 

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And your slogan could be 'We Mask For You" or "Stay In, We Gotcha Covered"
"Our special 'Pandemic Primer' puts parasites in their place."