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RICK430 05-19-2009 09:23 PM

Ricks bath remodel - please help
 
Hi everyone, I will be posting my bath remodel which I am starting today. I have 3 questions, which is pretty standard in any bath remodel but I would like to be prepared before I start demolition. I know for most of you pros its a walk in the park.

Question . The mirror on the wall is glued to the wall. Since the condo was built in 1980 I presume it would be glued by a black tar material or another glue. What is the best and fastest way to remove and repair drywall behind the mirror? I would love to remove the mirror and patch and paint behind without removing the entire drywall around the mirror if at all possible.

Question 1 . The vanity footing is an unusual 13ft only and it sits on slab. As you can see tile is surrounding and when I take out the vanity I will be looking at a 13w x 36L slab. The new vanity is standard 21w x 36L. So the cabinet's rear would be sitting on slab and front on tile. How would you propose to level the slab to the tile so the vanity sits level. Would you use shims?

Question 3 . I will be removing the shower door and placing a shower curtain in its place. Once shower door is removed there will be screw holes both on the right and left wall of the shower and there would be left over old silicon on the bottom, left and right of the shower door. What is the best silicon sealant to fill in the screw holes after removal and what cleaner would you use to remove old silicon sealant from the shower door surround?

Ron6519 05-19-2009 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by RICK430 (Post 275874)
Hi everyone, I will be posting my bath remodel which I am starting today. I have 3 questions, which is pretty standard in any bath remodel but I would like to be prepared before I start demolition. I know for most of you pros its a walk in the park.

Question . The mirror on the wall is glued to the wall. Since the condo was built in 1980 I presume it would be glued by a black tar material or another glue. What is the best and fastest way to remove and repair drywall behind the mirror? I would love to remove the mirror and patch and paint behind without removing the entire drywall around the mirror if at all possible.

Question 1 . The vanity footing is an unusual 13ft only and it sits on slab. As you can see tile is surrounding and when I take out the vanity I will be looking at a 13w x 36L slab. The new vanity is standard 21w x 36L. So the cabinet's rear would be sitting on slab and front on tile. How would you propose to level the slab to the tile so the vanity sits level. Would you use shims?

Question 3 . I will be removing the shower door and placing a shower curtain in its place. Once shower door is removed there will be screw holes both on the right and left wall of the shower and there would be left over old silicon on the bottom, left and right of the shower door. What is the best silicon sealant to fill in the screw holes after removal and what cleaner would you use to remove old silicon sealant from the shower door surround?

1. Cut the drywall out with a drywall saw.
2. Fill the low spot with concrete board or self leveling material.
3. Fill the hole with 100 % silicone caulk. Take a razor and scrape off the old caulk. Remove the residue with a nylon pad and some paint thinner.
Ron


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