Re: Whole House Remodel - mixed age, multifamily
MY QUESTIONS for those of you out there that have the gift of experience :
- Can I save significant money if I have the land excavated for a geothermal loop system at the same time that a septic is done?
If it is the same contractor doing the leach field and Geothermal trenching and using the same equipment you should save some probably not a significant amount.
- I've read that you shouldn't put a geothermal loop near your septic tank. Is this true?
If you install your loop in wells rather than trenches you would need to follow the same requirements as installing a potable well to prevent aquifer contamination.
- What kind of general costs should I expect when reframing a roof?
You haven't supplied enough information to even guess.
- Anyone else dealt with white fuzzy mold on wood?
- We are getting a 203K FHA loan to do these repairs. The estimated time of completion must be within 6 months. Think I'm crazy yet LOL?
Unless this is a very small house, you have a sizable crew, allow for lots of overtime, and have on time delivery for all your material and craftspeople it would be difficult to complete in 6 months.
- How much can I expect to get for copper piping?
Not nearly what new plumbing will cost.
- We're planning the floor plan around where the plumbing currently is. We think this will save us money. Your thoughts?
The less changes the cheaper although matching to old plumbing can add cost. You appear to be planning on removing the existing plumbing and installing a new spetic system so I don't think there will be much savings using the existing location.
- My thought is that we should spend 30K on reroofing, 10K on foundation securement (if needed), 20K on septic, 5K on 'wrapping' the home properly and siding, 5K on the correct insulation, 30K on geothermal installation including new ductwork and furnace...just throwing out some kind of uneducated figures.
Impossible to estimate without roof square footage and type of material, type and size of septic system, material needed and square footage of walls, type and size of Geothermal system and type of installation.
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