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Old 02-16-2011, 02:03 PM   #196
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:43 PM   #197
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Ok, spent this afternoon and this evening identifying circuits. Did not do a survey of outside outlets and all the outside lights but!

The kitchen is using the following

1-3 Induction
5-7 Oven
9-11 Advantium
2 Dishwasher
14 North wall receptacles
18 One Pendant light (mixed with exterior lights on that side)
20 Single Wall receptacle (that happens to have wine cellar plugged in it)
21 East side of kitchen wall receptacles
23 South half of kitchen lighting, ceiling fan pendants
24 West side of kitchen wall receptacles
25 Kitchen counter GFCI

Refrigerator is on 22 which is also the ceiling and switched lights for the bedrooms.

That's almost half the breakers on just the kitchen. I also found the following not in use a 2-pole 13-15 and 8 which currently has a 30A in it. So streamlining one circuit will open up the 4 we need!
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Ceiling of the bathroom is in. Whew! I barely was able to get the panel lifter in to the frame out for the shower. The large holes in the floor didn't help either.
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It has been a while since I have posted. Have been working diligently! I have completed the dishwasher installation. I ran the wires and water supply a few weeks ago so when the unit arrived only had to work on the drain. Boy did this turn out to be difficult. I ordered a watts tail-piece on February 15th and as of today's date I have not received it, so off to Lowe's. Knowing I have the brass tail-piece on order I bought the plastic ones. Low nd behold the connection was too low on the tail-piece to get it to connect to the existing drain. We have one of the new style deep basin cast iron sinks so I guess the bottom is much lower than standard. I then went back to buy the only other one they had which was chrome but has a 7/8" connection. So now this is in place and the one I ordered online has yet to show.
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The bulk of my time has been in the hall bathroom. I have completed the Durock install in the shower and have all but one wall to apply drywall. I should be able to do the last wall this evening and begin joint treatment around the shower as tonights wrap up.

I am still deciding on whether to use edge pieces or to butt ceramic tiles for the outside corners around shower. It would be easier if I can get an inside corner outside corner ceramic tile piece, if such a thing exists. Will go in upper left of shower at Durock and green-board interface.

Will fill large gaps with EasySand 45, then continue with Joint compund.
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After a very long trip I am back working on the house. Walls have been mud and taped. Sanding is complete in areas that will not get tile. Tonight will paint ceiling. Using Behr Premium with primer in paint so should be able to get two coats on before bed.

Decided to go with a slightly off white color in family of painted portion of wall. I think "ceiling white" will have too much contrast.

I'm still "up in the air" on the membrane. Many camps, too many lawyers and America is very capitalistic...
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Ceiling of the bathroom is in. Whew! I barely was able to get the panel lifter in to the frame out for the shower. The large holes in the floor didn't help either.
That looks to be an 8 ft ceiling. A couple of homemade deadmen can get the job done if you ever run into a situation like that again. Generelly these are made slightly longer than the ceiling is high and work best in pairs.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:52 PM   #203
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To make my life easier will be trying the Laticrete paint on waterproofer. Had trouble with wrinkles on kitchen backsplash, shower is alcove...

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All the bathroom painting was done last week. Will need touch up after tiling

Just finished applying first coat of Hydro-Barrier tonight. Getting the fabric in place was the hardest part. Reminds me a lot of high tech Elmer's glue. You are supposed to place fabric on a coat of it but it dries so fast makes it hard to get good liquid penetration. Needs two people to install it in right.

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That looks to be an 8 ft ceiling. A couple of homemade deadmen can get the job done if you ever run into a situation like that again. Generelly these are made slightly longer than the ceiling is high and work best in pairs.
Will try that in master bathroom. Might just use some "live men." :-)

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Started tiling the bathroom today and made a few mistakes:
  1. Mixed 3/4 of a 50lb. bag of mortar so wound up wasting half of it.
  2. Bought a Ridgid R4020 from Home Depot and it is not cutting 4" ceramic tiles well at all. A lot of chatter and corner is being knocked off right before I finish the cut.
  3. May have mixed batch a little too dry or this stuff Mapei Ultraflex 2, just starts setting in a couple of hours.
Will need to address saw situation first. At my rate of progress, purchasing a saw is more economical. $240 rental for 4 days and I still have this room and two others to do.
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Working sure and steady. I have at least 8 days in so far on the tile so buying a saw definitely was the right move. Purchased a bridge saw from Harbor Freight. Works well, for me. After fiddling with it for about 30 minutes I was able to get in aligned so it is cutting perfect 90 degrees.

However I have the following problems with it. The greatest is the plug for the tray leaks so I have to keep a bucket underneath it. Once I find an old fashioned rubber stopper this will be fixed. Second the person assembling it did not put the sticker on for the scale in the outlined area so its 1/8" off.

I have taken pictures so I need to post them. I have the ceiling of the shower to tile and all the tile along the bottom of the shower and the base cove tile around the perimeter of the bathroom.

I plan on putting Hydro-Barrier on at least half of the floor. This might be overkill...
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Below you will see the bathroom after I have completed painting of the ceiling, walls and applied one coat of Hydro-Barrier.
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Here is a up close view of the single coat of Hydro-Barrier and you can see where I used the membrane fabric for joints and screw holes.
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About a month and a half later I have completed tiling and grouting the walls. I have just cleaned the floor in preparation for putting down the Durock, to be followed by Hydro-Barrier.

I will never use Scotch 3M painters tape anymore as you can see earlier I had painted the wall before tiling. Knowing I would have some grout go off the tile I taped it off. When I removed the tape so did my paint.

This morning I had to cut in around the tile which will leave brush marks when I had a nice rolled finish oh well.

Once I have the floor in place I will go back and place the base cove tile.
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