Day 3 of Demolition....thank you for half azzed jobs..... and I got lucky with the floor

There comes a time when you have to be grateful to those who do a half azzed job on things.  Ripping the carpeting up was easy peasy because it really wasn't put down with any real effort. LOL

I got lucky on the floor, I was pretty worried on that when I dove in, but it appears to be very thick plywood there (1" maybe?) and it's dry for the most part!  The edges are stained and wet, but they are solid.  I have the fan blowing on the base now.

I don't know about ya'll....but I tend to like to store my fishing tackle in my tackle box.  Last place I would have ever expected to find a treble hook.  This is the base for the table support bar. Don't know how that bar could have seated correctly with THAT in there. LOL

 I need to make a choice on the flooring top when I'm ready to install it.  It is good and level as far as the wood, so if I want to use linoleum it won't be an issue.  What's your preferences on flooring if you had a choice of linoleum or carpet and reasons?  I have new carpet here and a brand new roll of kitchen linoleum from a previous basement project, so either is without cost here.

I know carpet will help to hold heat in, but keeping it clean and worrying about mildew and rot from water damage etc......linoleum is easier to clean and mice don't tend to want to build nests out of it.  LOL

Carpet runners over the linoleum would be fine with me.

Off to work, one more night and we have a 3 day holiday!  It's my birthday tomorrow too, I am so happy I get to enjoy it with a day off doing total destruction.  :)

Great day to one and all!

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Comment by Tina on May 27, 2017 at 9:23pm

Correction on my most recent blog post waiting for approval. The last pic of the kitchen end was taken before I removed all the old wet ceiling stuff. It actually looks much better than that picture. LOL

I can't edit a blog post that is still waiting for approval. :(

Comment by Tina on May 27, 2017 at 7:28am


Thanks for the tip!  I'm going to be sure to check on that today when I go out for more destruction activity.  :)

I definitely have rodent activity, it's kind of an automatic with these old things.  LOL  I found two holes in the floor about an inch wide each under the couch/ clue what they were ever for. You could see the ground from them, so they were completely through everything.  Way too small to have had a table there at any time, but....they will get patched up and sealed tight.

The furnace duct hose could not have been of much use, the lift/slide out bed frame had crushed it down in the back because it was sitting directly onto it.  With only one heat register under the front of that bed supplying the whole unit, they couldn't have been staying very warm.  I'll be fixing that issue today as well.

Anyway, I'm onto my second cuppa and getting ready to go out for more fun.  Beautiful sunshine here this morning. 

Enjoy your day everyone, and I'll have an update later this evening.  Might even do a video later.


Comment by Daniel Long on May 26, 2017 at 4:59pm

Glad to hear the "fix it's" from past experts didn't do too much damage. Be careful about wet plywood decking. If the edges are wet near the back next to the wheel wells, get a flashlight and check out the seams/ seals UNDER the RV to make sure splash from the duallies isn't just soaking and finding its way up through the floor. I've used either undercoating or flexseal type products to truly seal off the underside of the RV from the elements. Also a good time to check for rodent access. If you have any dark areas plan on killing with bleach, drying off and sealing with something like KILZ prior to covering with carpet or linoleum. The progress looks great!!



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