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Remodeling

R. J. Jan 27, 2014

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    :hello: Thanks. The acrylic grout gets hard as a rock. I tested it on a sheet of plywood the day before I used it. I'd check it every 5 minutes to see how long it took to set up. I used several tools to try to lift it and it would not budge from the plywood. No need to seal it either. IMG_8154.JPG IMG_8155.JPG
     
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    There once was a crooked man, who lived in a crooked house... Her dad built the place so I'm just going to work with what I've got and that includes higher priorities than this.

    Budget clean up on the second bathroom, tub surround and slap down a stickum floor. Guests coming in for Thanksgiving.

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    Glue in surround
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    Old tile busted out, the tub is a bit crooked and not exactly where I would place it:rolleyes:
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    3/4" plywood test. Off to the store for a full sheet. Plan to cut it short of the edges of the surround shim it on the outer edges and trim it out with rectangular stock flush with the surround.

    As an old friend once said, "do your best and calk the rest"
     
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    :hello: That's a nice looking tub surround. What is it made of. I put a shower unit in our master bathroom in 1997. It has 3 or 4 cracks in it. It needs replaced. Today I finished up with the recessed shelve and the back shower wall. The vertical 24" x 16" rear section of concrete board I glued it to the back side of the dry wall with liquid nails. I filled in all the gaps in the seams with slab calk then finished with the red guard. Time spent 6 hours. IMG_8156.JPG IMG_8157.JPG IMG_8159.JPG IMG_8160.JPG IMG_8161.JPG IMG_8162.JPG IMG_8163.JPG
     
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    American standard high gloss acrylic. Not the cheapest out of the lot but for as much use as it's going to be subject to, it will hold up fine and be better than what was in there before.

    Looking good on your remodel.
     
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    :hello: Acrylic is good. Our masters shower surround is some type of plastic. It's very thin. We will be going to tile as is the other 2 bathrooms. Our new bath tub is fiber glass with an acrylic acrylx over lay reinforced with armrcore. ________________________________________________ IMG_8015.JPG
     
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    :hello: Today I started installing the tile around the tub area. Another job I would not want to do for a living. :laughing7:. IMG_8164.JPG IMG_8165.JPG
     
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    Yeah, I can and have done some tile work but wouldn't like to do it for a living. Nice job R.J.
     
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    :hello: Today I done some more tile. The 4 inch decorative tile and cutting around the plumbing took longer than installing the tile. IMG_8182.JPG IMG_8183.JPG
     
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    :hello: I got more tile done today. I ran out of mud or I would of finished. IMG_8190.JPG IMG_8189.JPG
     
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    That is coming along very nicely, RJ. I have been wanting to demo and redo one of my bathrooms for a while. You are inspiring me to give it a go.
     
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    :hello: Thanks FERN. I've been at it for 7 Weeks now. I can't work like I used to. My wrists knees and back are hurting really bad. I hope to be done with this bathroom on the 24 th of October. I do all my own work on the house mostly because Contractors charge 3 times what I can do it for myself. Also they are always in a big hurry to get in and out and they cut corners.
     
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    Yes, contractors do charge a lot and try to do the job in hurry. I hear you with the pain and aches, our bodies reminds us we are not as young as we use do be. Good luck on finishing by your target date.
     
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    :hello: At 6 AM today my wife scares me from a deep sleep to tell me that our master bath shower handle broke off and water was gushing out. So off to LOWES I went at 7 AM to buy a new shower unit. I bought a MOEN Caldwell model # 82495C. It was on sale for $110. I was checking the new cartridge holder unit for fitment after removing the old one and dropped it inside the wall. :banghead:. A 124 volt outlet was right on the other side of the wall so I removed it to retrieve the unit. Around Noon my friend Donnie M. who happens to be a plumber stopped by during his lunch hour. :clapping:. He says to me why in the hell are you sweating on that new cartridge holder use gator/shark bites. So Don went to his van and got some shark bites and finished up for me and charghed me nothing. :notworthy:. I get plumbing supplies from Don all the time and he never wants any money. IMG_8192.JPG IMG_8191.JPG IMG_8198.JPG IMG_8200.JPG IMG_8204.JPG IMG_8205.JPG IMG_8203.JPG
     
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    :hello: Yesterday I finished up with the tile for the tub enclosure except for the nitch. I ran out of tile and it's dicontinued. :banghead:. I tried 6 different Home DEPOTS. None have it. I'm pissed. I might put something different in the nitch. Last night my Son Jared painted the bathroom. He does good work. I taught him well. The next thing that I'll do is mount the toilet, the cabinet and the base board. Today I'm going to order the showers glass sliding doors. On October 18 South East Stone out of Orlando FL is coming to do the quartz countertop, back splash & drill the 3 holes for the faucet. IMG_8206.JPG IMG_8207.JPG IMG_8208.JPG IMG_8209.JPG IMG_8210.JPG IMG_8211.JPG
     
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    :hello: Today I installed the toilet, cabinet, vanity light and some base board. IMG_8212.JPG
     
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    :hello: My Wife came up with the idea to use the decorative trim in the nitch/recessed shelve. It took 4 hours. :laughing7:. IMG_8213.JPG IMG_8214.JPG IMG_8215.JPG
     
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    :hello: 87KAWZL: Have you done anymore work to your bathroom.
     
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    Not much, dry fit the short side with no holes and long wall with window cutout. I had to cut the short wall even though the surround shows for 30"-32" wide tubs. Strange how the flange on the corner isn't wide enough to allow 30" without cutting.

    Plan on poking holes on the faucet side and gluing it up shortly.
     
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    :hello: Today Southeast Stone came to install the vanitys quartz countertop, back splash and mount the under mount sink. They are located in Sanford FL. The sink is made by Kohler. It is the Caxton model. Price $94. The faucet is by Moen model Halle part # 84972SRN brushed nickel. Price $88. Also I installed the brushed nickel pee trap, drain and supply lines. Next up is all the towel bars, trim around the door and base board. IMG_8242.JPG IMG_8247.JPG IMG_8246.JPG IMG_8245.JPG
     
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    You have too much $$$ using nickel plated traps inside a cabinet, LOL.

    Looks good RJ
     

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