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My DIY Bathroom Renovation

Discussion in 'Wackbag Home Improvement & Car Repair' started by blazin, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. MurphCO

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  2. blazin

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    The creaking is gone, or almost completely gone. That PVC was ever so slightly rubbing against this wood. Yes, that meant my tub was still moving a bit...
     
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    I know how it works. It also means you're stuck paying whomever $349 a year for the monitoring. That's what Terminex wanted. They also told me it could take a year for the termites to even find the baits. No thanks.

    I'd rather poison the ground completely and be done with it for 8-10 years. An environmentalist I am not.

    They drilled inside my garage next to the basement and inside my utility room, all slab areas
     
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    It was going pretty good until the end there where it all fell apart
     
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    haha i fixed it. Herp
     
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    One of the best roofers I ever met is a raging drunk, it doesn’t effect his work
     
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    Isn't raging drunk was a prerequisite for roofing?
     
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    Fixed that for ya
     
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    thats ok just put more of that stuff under it that you gotta mix. blanking on the name. mix it and just use something to scoop and put it underneath more towards the drain. you prolly a bag and a half when you set the tub. my 3x4 shower stall base need almost 3/4 of a bag
     
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    Still working on this mug

    This shower was a bitch, had to plumb all the walls, some up to 3/4 of an inch. Pretty happy with my tile job, first wall job I've ever done. I'm at stage where I'm making all the annoying end cuts. Will be finishing tomorrow and grouting definitely by Sunday. Grout will be a light grey.

    My tile saw blows, its only a 7" and its hard to get accurate cuts, for the floor I decided I'm renting one from Depot than can rip 24". Gonna rent it for 4 hours dry cut the floor. Should't be too bad.

    other than that its just some spackle sanding and paint.

     
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    Looks good, my tile saw sucks too
     
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    Shower officially done, grout & sealed. Just have to add the shower curtain.

    Next is finishing the walls, primer, paint, then floor!

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    I like it. Well done.

    Is the shower head high enough?
     
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    No it's not actually! With that type of head it's too low, at least for 6' me. I got rid of that shower head already. Ive always used one with the hose so I can wash my ass.

    I should have raised the pipe, but I didn't. Didn't even think about it because it seemed fine where it was. Kicking myself. Told wife I could fix it relatively easy and she said better not fucking touch it, we're moving.

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    Looks really nice. You must be part Mexican.
     
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    Did see that, there's different styles too.

    The new head we got seems to have solved the height issue though.

    I looked at a few of them, but with the new shower head it's the same as it always was. Lived here for going on 8 years and never once was I like "This shower head is too low!" so I think we're good.

    On a side note, I went to look at a house today and actually stepped in the bathtub to check their height. Basically same as mine, I guess people were shorter when houses in the 50s and 60s were built.


    I sanded my walls and put a coat of primer on. Seeing all sorts of spots that need more attention. So, now Im in a viscious cycle of spackling, sanding, priming, find spots, repeat. Need a 2nd coat regardless of primer because Im using purple drywall and it didnt cover it completely on the 1st.

    But I hope to have the 1st basecoat of color on by the time I go to bed tonight (2AMish)
     
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    Ok party people, 2 months in and I'm still working on this

    Set the floor the other day. I used these tile leveling systems...this one was the cheapy version from Home Depot....Requires spacers if you want bigger than 1/16" which kind of complicated things...

    Theres a better system out there, costs 3x's as much, but the spacers are built into the clips and the wedges are alot bigger. Would use them next time...but these did work. Pretty happy with the evenness

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    Joey is going to have his safe open before you finish.
     
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