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Aside from the issue of cost (mentioned in my previous post) it isn't obvious. It doesn't look terribly appealing, and in the rare cases when the weather gets down below freezing for a day or two, it could present a problem.

The option of digging tunnels large enough for a man to get inside to work in (3'x3') all the way across the width (sometimes) of the house under the slab, excavating the old pipe, hanging new pipe from the bottom of the slab, back filling the hole by hand with a dirt/sand/portland cement mixture, hoping the house doesn't move in the mean time (or afterwards), and being left with sewer lines that are difficult to repair/diagnose in the future (let alone you are putting new pipe in the same vulnerable position as the old pipe that probably broke because of the house moving) sounds like a bad option when you can dig a trench in the yard.

Of course the pipe outside the house looks ugly, it's just a price you pay. And of course trenching is cheaper than tunneling.

As far as freezing, I've never heard of a frozen sewer line but what do I know.

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Congratulations, Flipper! It's a really handsome property. Your revamp, using the attic space - absolutely great. The best thing is that you seem balanced in your approach. Im'm glad for that. I'm not sure the HAIF could handle a Jeff Lewis . Best of luck on the next one!

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That looks great! Love the glass tile work! You'll sell that in no time.

Thanks for the vote of confidence. We've had 8 showings so far.

Congratulations, Flipper! It's a really handsome property. Your revamp, using the attic space - absolutely great. The best thing is that you seem balanced in your approach. Im'm glad for that. I'm not sure the HAIF could handle a Jeff Lewis . Best of luck on the next one!

What the!?!?! I've never seen that show. Is that for real? These house flipping shows are just too much.

Thanks for the compliments.

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What the!?!?! I've never seen that show. Is that for real? These house flipping shows are just too much.

It is for real. Couple of queens in Hollywood flipping houses, but the show mostly centers around contrived day to day drama rather than the actual flipping process.

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flipper- i'm sure it differs, but whats the avg time you spend on these things? ever run 2 concurrently?

8-12 weeks of actual construction is average.

Yes, sometimes we have 2 going at once, although we try not to have 2 at the same phase at once.

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For what it's worth, the house in Spring Valley that is at the beginning of this thread was sold last week. Sold for $662,500, 10 days on the market.

Things are progressing nicely at the house on page 2 of this thread. The Trim carpenter is finishing up. We are set to close on another house in Westbury in a couple weeks.

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Saw in the sub thread you use Cornerstone for cabinet hardware, whos doing the actual cabinets? custom/pre-fab?

I believe it's in the same thread, but Manuel Hernandez does all our cabinets/trim:

Manuel Hernandez - 832-677-6547

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I believe it's in the same thread, but Manuel Hernandez does all our cabinets/trim:

Manuel Hernandez - 832-677-6547

flipper

Great. Can you PM me your name so I can tell them who referred me? I had Roque the glass guy come out and he asked...I said...um the internet.

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Is this glass tile on the back splash? If so, can you share where it was purchased? I have not had lucking finding it in Houston.

Thanks.

Yes. We get it at Interceramic on Richmond, just East of the RR Trax. They only sell to contractors though. It's ~ $13-$20 a foot.

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