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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by lsocoee, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Apr 15, 2018 at 6:15 AM
    IPNPULZ

    IPNPULZ Well-Known Member

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  2. Apr 15, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    I have been working on finishing our basement now for 8 months. In this time I have continued to work my full time 50+ hour per week job, completed my Masters degree, pay as much attention as possible to my 5 year old and my wife, all while working on the basement as much as my time can permit.

    Today a major milestone was reached. I finished the quarter round yesterday and today put in the toilet.

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  3. Apr 16, 2018 at 10:24 AM
    Choco_Taco

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    This weekend was first of many lawn jobs....trimming, cutting, and using Scott's Turf Builder, crabgrass blocker and whatever voodoo magic is in that bag. Sort of 'home-improvement', right? :anonymous:
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2018 at 2:33 PM
    Cuffs

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    The newest dilemma of a newly constructed home...

    Master bath. Double sink vanity.

    Left side, open to the left, no wall.
    The light fixture is aligned with the sink below.

    Right side, there’s a wall to the right. The light fixture is nearly 4” offset from the sink faucet.

    This shit will drive me crazy until the day I move out.

    I really (really) prefer to have two mirrors. We even got a credit from the builder to keep him from putting up that cheapass plate glass mirrors he had intended. (Same for the lights, they were supposed to be those uglyass Hollywood makeup lights, bulbs sticking out everywhere.)

    Align mirror with the light?

    Align mirror with faucet?

    Meet in the middle?

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  5. Apr 16, 2018 at 2:37 PM
    wilcam47

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    tough one...maybe try to find a couple bigger mirrors? I think Id go nuts looking at the sink faucet off center. The top prob not as much but still would bug me.
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  6. Apr 16, 2018 at 2:46 PM
    scocar

    scocar It's not rocket surgery

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    Mostly pallet racks loaded with very impressive boxes, and a smashed head unit
    OMG burn it.

    Seriously. Would never happen in an OZ house. Should not happen in any house with any competent builder.

    In the end, you either get a new, smaller light fixture and move the electrical box to the right on the other side of the stud (assuming that is viable) along with the mirror, but then everything is crammed in the corner. Fixes one aesthtiec issues, but creates another.

    Or, you move the faucet left, which I assume means trashing a granite counter and possibly the sink.

    That's just incompetent. The builder should unfuck the counter/sink and do it right.
     
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  7. Apr 16, 2018 at 2:49 PM
    wilcam47

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    granite counter/sink hole needs re-done with current configuration.
     
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  8. Apr 16, 2018 at 2:50 PM
    Drainbung

    Drainbung Some days you watch the show, and some days...

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    Friggin hacks. No excuse for any of that.
     
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  9. Apr 16, 2018 at 2:52 PM
    robssol

    robssol If it ain't broke, fix it anyway! It's only money!

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    That’s an expensive washer/dryer combo that door is big and heavy it don’t care if the doors of the washer and dryer are open and in it’s path. Just a thought.
     
  10. Apr 16, 2018 at 2:57 PM
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    Just put in new WiFi thermostats, Honeywell Lyric T5 model. I needed two (one for upstairs and one for downstairs). They were on sale for $100, plus I had some credit card points to use. I wound up with both for the price of one :thumbsup:

    So far I'm very happy with them. We always forget to turn off the A/C when we leave. After a couple months of being able to turn it off via phone, these thermostats will pay for themselves. The geofencing is also nice, it turns the system on when you get close to home.

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  11. Apr 16, 2018 at 2:57 PM
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    robssol If it ain't broke, fix it anyway! It's only money!

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    Move them both to center on the sink. Otherwise leave it be. But as others have said it should be the builders ruined day not yours.
     
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  12. Apr 16, 2018 at 3:09 PM
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    scocar It's not rocket surgery

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    Mostly pallet racks loaded with very impressive boxes, and a smashed head unit
    One day ruined for builder, versus every day ruined for paying customer.
     
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  13. Apr 16, 2018 at 3:40 PM
    DoorDing

    DoorDing The game is afoot.

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    If you end up eating the cost, I think you could reset the light without moving the box by using a backing plate with a wire path between the light & wall. The other light would need the same backing plate to maintain symmetry. Center light & mirror on sink and call it good.

    But I agree that it never should've happened, and that the builder should make it right.
     
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  14. Apr 16, 2018 at 3:54 PM
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    We had a similar issue, ended building and boxing out a new fixture plate to mount them more evenly. Not ideal, but not going insane anymore.

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  15. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    I got another tiling my bathroom question: I'm going to remove the toilet and tile around the flange. How long can the open pipe flange area thing sit open? I read to plug it with a rag to keep odor out, but the tile will need to sit for like a day or so to dry. Can it be left open that long before putting a new toilet in? I'm more worried that something like flushing the other toilet in the house will make water or **** come up out of the open pipe
     
  16. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:02 PM
    IPNPULZ

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    I am so glad that when we built our current TH we agreed to a weekly meeting with the contractor before we signed the contract to build. It went really well with only 3 or 4 issues 2 of which were to the point of getting an arbitrator involved but we won out on common sense practice. One was a end wall in kitchen that was out of plumb by almost 2.78 inches in a counter height wall. The other was 5 walls in the TH that had an over a 2.9 inch bow over a 8/10 foot span they had to tear drywall out and fix the studs.
     
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  17. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:16 PM
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    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    Cut the drywall and move the light
     
  18. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:21 PM
    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    Actually that kind of shit can easily happen unless you have really detailed plans as in vanity sizes and sink sizes / locations shown WITH DIMENSIONS on a set of plans at time of rough wire / rough in plumbing plus fully detailed electrical plans and have the owner make NO changes , this is something I have yet to encounter

    Lots of times we've had to open up drywall and move boxes , its no biggie
     
  19. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:01 PM
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    Thanks all!!!

    I’m sure I’ve said it, this House was not built for us, we found it for sale at about 75% complete. Only input we had was flooring, cabinet color, hardware, and a couple other small details.
     
  20. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:19 PM
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    Nothing will come out of the pipe when you flush unless there's a serious problem with your plumbing. All your sewer pipes should be gravity fed and hopefully your shit can't fly.

    Definetly plug the hole. The smell is methane and can hurt/kill you if you breathe enough.
     
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