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Bathroom Project of Doom

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by cdikkers, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Feb 21, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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    Also, I used the fiberglass tape because that was what was rated for the moisture areas and mold resistance. Videos I've been watching and stuff I have read are recommending the paper tape for corners. Should I use paper for where the wall meets the ceiling?
     
  2. Feb 21, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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    I bought a bucket of them when I redid my kitchen. They are the balls when you're hanging drywall on the ceiling by yourself!
     
  3. Feb 21, 2014 at 1:47 PM
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    I don't have any advice at the moment, but good luck with the surgery.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2014 at 10:22 PM
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    If the mud is too thick you'll get cracks as it cures.
    The mud should be almost not there.

    I would use paper tape.. it is just as water-resistant as the mud (not)... primer and paint will seal it.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2014 at 9:06 AM
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    Thank you sir.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2014 at 1:27 PM
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    Come on man, not even some teaser pics. You got to give us something to look at.

    I hate drywallin, never got good at it and now just choose to avoid it when I can.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2014 at 7:48 PM
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    Ditto.

    My drywall and concrete work looks like shit... so I cover it with tile :D
     
  8. Feb 28, 2014 at 3:20 PM
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    I survived the surgery just fine, but I am on a lifting restriction...not happy about that. I'll put up a few pictures of the second attempt at drywall tomorrow. Hopefully in a week I'll be healed enough I can start working on it again.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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    Okay I lied. I figured out how to do it from my phone.

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    Where as it looks like a gap, that's painter's tape masking off the edge of the tub. It needs another layer and then some sanding and hopefully it's ready for prime and paint.
     
  10. Mar 3, 2014 at 4:46 PM
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    <bump>

    I'm still working on the drywall but I'm almost ready to paint. I'm cleaning and patching some dings mostly. I've noticed that a few of them are things that were from original construction, so I hope that is a good sign lol....
     
  12. Mar 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM
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    If I didn't know better I'd swear that was a wall.
     
  13. Mar 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM
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    Here is my question of the day. I actually had to have my neighbor (who is a plumber) do an emergency install of shut off valves. He put the cold water one in upside down for whatever reason. Can I losen it and turn it to hook up the vanity or will that blow it out?
     
  14. Mar 28, 2014 at 5:41 PM
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    I wouldn't mess with it.

    You might be able to rotate it, but compression fittings were designed for one-shot use.
    Once you loosen the nut, and especially change the orientation of a sealing surface, you're at risk for leaks.

    I suspect he oriented it that way due to the proximity of the drain pipe and the wall. There's not a lot of room to turn a wrench in that area.
    Just use a longer flex line and route it down with the hot.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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    I'll do that then. I have good water pressure so it should flow okay. I bought paint last night which was kind of exciting. I made sure to get bathroom semi gloss and a good primer rated for what I need. I've vacuumed up pretty good, but is there any extra prep anyone recommends before I paint?
     
  16. May 1, 2014 at 2:34 PM
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    I guess I will go ahead and finish off with a final update. Things have been busy and progress has been slow, but I forged onward...

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    I got two good coats of primer on the wall. Funny how you think you get good coverage the first coat and then it dries...

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    New floor went in. Linoleum, but nice linoleum...

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    New trim. I applied the knowledge (and the leftovers) learned from Oz-T during last year's laminate flooring project regarding coping an inside corner.

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    My dad explained the simple yet valuable skill of using masking tape when laying a caulk bead where the vanity meets the wall.

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    I felt a draft coming in from between the tub surround and the tub itself. I didn't want to take any chances so I sealed it with silicone. The tape may have not been needed, but given my skills with a caulk gun around the tub and the wall, I used it.

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    Getting this hooked up and working without leaks had me filled with the sin of pride. (I also replaced a shut off valve on my toilet all by myself, including turning the water off at the main this time)

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    And here we are. Previous toilet cleaned an reused, trim was leftovers from laminate project, existing light fixtures were cleaned and reused (although now off-center a wee bit) Tub and surround are new, tub fixtures were a gift, professional only called twice so I did most of the work myself, and more importantly everything works. So what started as hairline cracks and a leaky tub, ended in a whole bathroom remodel for about the same price as ReBath wanted to charge me for tub replacement. Now...time to take a shower...

    PS: I'm still pissed at Menards...
     
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    Congrats on seeing it through
     
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    Thankyou sir. As my wife put it, I never give up even well after the point when I should have.
     
  19. May 1, 2014 at 11:00 PM
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    Just when I think I'm done my p-trap is dripping...I guess that's an easy fix comparatively...
     
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