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Upstairs demo started

Taking apart the second floor gives a new sense of the enormity of this project.

Here’s a first look at the bones of the house, upstairs, and how hard the Ranserve demo crew is working — gotta get pix of the plastic protective bunny suits the guys are wearing.

Looking up the stairs. Drywall torn off walls and ceiling. Piles of 60-year-old insulation drifting everywhere. Dust everywhere.
Looking up the stairs. Drywall torn off walls and ceiling. Piles of 60-year-old insulation drifting everywhere. Dust everywhere.
Bedroom 3 is no longer painted pink. Good riddance.
Bedroom 3 is no longer painted pink. Good riddance.
Standing in what will be the upstairs loft, looking back at bedroom 3 and the stairwell.
Standing in what will be the upstairs loft, looking back at bedroom 3 and the stairwell.
Piles of insulation, wire everywhere, ceiling cans coming down -- demo makes a mess.
Piles of insulation, wire everywhere, ceiling cans coming down — demo makes a mess.
What will become the master closet and bath. See the cleaner/brighter wood between the two windows? That is a relatively new wall put up by a former owner to create a closet. Plans call for the master bath to go into that space.
What will become the master closet and bath. See the cleaner/brighter wood between the two windows? That is a relatively new wall put up by a former owner to create a closet. Plans call for the master bath to go into that space.
Standing in what will become the master bedroom, looking back through what will become the master closet to what will become the master bath. The demo crew is not done with the ceiling and insulation. The window at right has been removed, replaced by a chute to slide demo materials down to the first floor.
Standing in what will become the master bedroom, looking back through what will become the master closet to what will become the master bath. The demo crew is not done with the ceiling and insulation. The window at right has been removed, replaced by a chute to slide demo materials down to the first floor.
Pivoting left from the prior photo to look through what was the master bath built by a prior owner as a remodel project.
Pivoting left from the prior photo to look through what was the master bath built by a prior owner as a remodel project.
Pivoting still further left -- one of three dual-pane front windows that will be donated to Habitat at the left of photo, continuing to look into what was the master bath remodel project by a prior owner. Past the newer/brighter lumber is the cement underlayment for what was the whirlpool tub and shower.
Pivoting still further left — one of three dual-pane front windows that will be donated to Habitat at the left of photo, continuing to look into what was the master bath remodel project by a prior owner. Past the newer/brighter lumber is the cement underlayment for what was the whirlpool tub and shower.
From the outside, looking up at the trash chute from the master bedroom.
From the outside, looking up at the trash chute from the master bedroom.
This is what was the cast-iron bathtub in the kiddie bath upstairs. The only way to get it out is to cut it, smash it. This will be recycled under the Austin Green Building Program guidelines.
This is what was the cast-iron bathtub in the kiddie bath upstairs. The only way to get it out is to cut it, smash it. This will be recycled under the Austin Green Building Program guidelines.
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