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Taking it down to studs

The driver for this demo is aluminum wiring. To put in a new kitchen and safely power Steven’s computers and the new HVAC and tankless water systems, we have to install copper wiring. Copper does not cohabit well with aluminum. You can do it with dongles, but aluminum is fragile and cracks as it heats and cools. After 60 years of this, it is suspect. So we have to take it all out. That means taking down the walls and cabinets and ceilings — everything.

Along the way, that gives us the ability to find and remove suspect plumbing, insulation, infestations, bad lumber and all the other evils spawned by a 1968 house.

Let me introduce you to what Ron Dahlke and his crew have been up to.

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