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Old 01-23-2012, 05:18 PM   #196
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Still haven't touched the drywall yet, working on getting rid of most of this adhesive. My neighbor questioned why get rid of it if I'm just screwing down a backer board, I told him same question I asked, I was just told to.

So while waiting for the adhesive to soak the remover, I went and did this:



I like sunlight, that way the wife doesn't think she needs to use lights in the morning! I asked how about we frost the window and she said that she'd like that idea because sometimes she spooks herself out thinking someone is watching her from the crack of the shade.

Probably one of the easiest DIY things I've done, I always thought tinting was hard. I just sprayed solution on the window and film, place on window, trim into place, squeegee out solution, got a hair dryer which helped get rid of most the bubbles.

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Old 01-24-2012, 06:53 PM   #197
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Trying not to have to replace my whole laundry room dry wall, and I watched to patch that hole I accidently made, so I cut a square out:


Did I do it right?
I find it's easiest to patch the drywall if you can access the studs, and if your open area is straight. Using a razor to score the square/rectangular area that you'd like to pull of (just through the paper). Then when you knock back the drywall if it "blows out" it will be on the backside not the visible area. It looks like you're close to the studs, so if you cut away 1/2-way on the stud then you can re-nail the new piece in place before you tape and mud. You'll also want to peel back the paper on the existing drywall so that when you tape in the new piece you don't have a rise for the tape.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:49 PM   #198
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Repaired it, all the adhesive is off my flooring. Went to lay down the backer board and found out I gotta remove all the bottom molding and door molding, is there anything around that? The door molding seems the hardest to take off.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:16 AM   #199
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Well here's an issue. This metal piece, how do I work around it? My uncle said just move the tiles 1/4" from it and just grout from it.



This isn't 1/4", just something my buddy and I were looking at.


I hate myself for even trying to do something like this! Definitely regretting this project.
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I have a feeling if you grout between the tile and that threshold, the grout will end up cracking. I'm guessing that the threshold will move ever so slightly which will disturb the grout. I'm sorry, but I don't have a solution.
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:03 AM   #201
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Don't grout it calk it with silicone.
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Okay, should I lay it a spacer away, or just laid it like in the second photo and chalk that? I'm a beginner with tile.
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I would have removed it, tiled to the midpoint of the doorway, then installed a new threshold over the top.

Course, I haven't even finished my own transitions, so I'm in no place to talk...
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:19 PM   #204
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That's what we wanted to do, but it was one whole piece, we would have had to remove the side frame just to lift it up. It's fine though, we would have been done a few hours ago, but we've taken like a 2-3hr break around 1pm. Ran to home depot, friend let me borrow his wet saw. We didn't start the project until around 9-10am. Only have 3-4 more tiles to cut, tomorrow I'll grout. Here are some progress pictures.



We needed weight to level some of the tiles out.
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Finish product. I put the grout down this morning, seems like it's hard enough to seal, but I'll wait a few more hours.



Wife and I are getting paint for the baseboards, I'll install them and she can paint them.
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Finish product. I put the grout down this morning, seems like it's hard enough to seal, but I'll wait a few more hours.



Wife and I are getting paint for the baseboards, I'll install them and she can paint them.
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Very nice.

Don't forget door casing. Looks like that came off too.
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Door casing never came off. I will be putting chalk down there.
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In the last picture, I can't see any. Unless it's just really thin and stop at the base board?
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It drops down, I couldn't raise it up without damaging it or the door wouldn't close.

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