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Old 05-25-2012, 05:54 PM   #61
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526 Lincoln Victorian - AKA The New Money Pit


Hey,
Nice looking place. Found your posts trying to get some information on landscaping my yard, I'm close by in New Berlin, actually drove right past KK and Lincoln on my way to Classic Slice today for lunch.
Anyway, looking forward to your home improvement posts and your blog.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:27 PM   #62
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Hey,
Nice looking place. Found your posts trying to get some information on landscaping my yard, I'm close by in New Berlin, actually drove right past KK and Lincoln on my way to Classic Slice today for lunch.
Anyway, looking forward to your home improvement posts and your blog.
Eric
Thanks for reading, great to see other people in the area on the site!

I'll be posting more landscaping stuff later in the summer. I'm actually contracting some of it out (cement stuff).
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:37 PM   #63
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Ok.. a quick bathroom update as promised....

subfloor... done.
framing... done.
drywall... done. (more on this later).
Schluter Kerdi waterproofing... failure. (See pics).

Anyways, the bathroom was moving along well. Plumbing done and tested; drywall up, etc. Went to put kerdi on and failed miserably at it. Didn't dampen the drywall with a sponge; didn't mix the thinset loose enough, and used cheap thinset (mapei keraset; couldn't find kerabond anywhere in Milwaukee).

Enjoy the picture of the pulled sheet of kerdi. I also found I missed a 2x4, so the shower drywall is coming down (after I spent 3 hours sanding the thinset off! oh well. lesson learned.).

I found a place that sells laticrete 317, only 11.00 a bag! Got the drywall; so will be cutting and putting up this weekend. Also did a training run with the rest of the old thinset. Put some kerdi on an extra sheet of drywall. The dry run/training went well so I am way more confident in my next effort.

Well, enjoy the photos. Also including the new installed attic hatch. It's a slim pull down ladder. Works well for our tiny hatch. Trying not to overdo the pics, so just the 4...

The shower, with the schluter tray and drain dry fitted...
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New toilet flange and water supply.
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Pulled kerdi... horrible job on my part.
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New attic hatch (sub project, needed to get above bathroom)
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Next post is the project I did to get myself encouraged again. Needed something I'm good at (hint: framing)
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