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Congratulations to Randy for making the decision to retrofit. He is correct that retrofits are usually easier than people think.

The key is good planning. When I retrofitted my own home about 10 years ago, I spent a lot of time looking at my options for locating risers, sidewalls v. pendents, etc. I found several ways to get the job done without tearing out walls or flooring.

Randy's retrofit project is a great example of how it can be done with minimum disruption and reasonable cost. His experience belies the grossly exagerrated estimates that have no basis in fact. I did all the work myself and figure that it cost me around 55 cents per square foot.

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