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Old 01-24-2013, 11:19 PM   #2326
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Shu, was that a '79 Yamaha Xs11 Midnight Special..in your 'Garage shot"? Where did you get that one..you keeper of secrets?
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Your right about the Midnight but it is an 81 XJ 650 Midnight Maxim. I imported it before I bought the Mustang. Just another project I hope to finish one of these days. There are a couple of things I held on to with tight fists during the divorce. It is the brother now of the red 83 I bought last Oct. That is a major reason I bought the red one, it has a German title. The Midnight has cleared customs but no German title. I can use the red one's and get one for the Midnight way easier with a template for them to copy. I guess the Gold back wheel is a dead giveaway Good eye. dorf dude...

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Old 01-25-2013, 01:36 PM   #2327
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I finally got done sanding the main posts and frame work for the bunk beds in the spare bedroom. God what a mess, sawdust everywhere. Mia is tracking it in the house. I plan on doing a mortise and tenon of sorts on the exposed framing of the bed. I cut the first lines with a Japanese hand saw then carried on with the circular saw. Doing a Dado sort of thing. I had to work from left to right. The foot on the saw is wide on the left but very narrow on the right side. I used the right side for support as I cut narrow sections out. Always moving to the right. Here are a couple pic's to maybe help explain. dorf dude...
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:06 PM   #2328
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As for the new sink I hit a few snags. It took me almost 2 hours getting the hole cut for the faucet. Very hard tile, good stuff! I bought a construction Silicone to fill in the gaps. After 5 hours it still didn't harden or even get a skin on it. My mastery of the German language failed me on this one. I had to dig all of it out. It will never harden I used paper folded in a V and ran it down the seam. I've read that a straw works good for this but I didn't have one. Mat got the Powder Coating done on the Faucet. The black looks fantastic! I have to go shopping for real black silicone tomorrow. Back at the bunk beds too. Busy, busy. dorf dude...
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:13 PM   #2329
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I've had a busy weekend. The bunk bed frame is in, just need to clear coat it. I need to buy 1 more under mattress frame for the upper bunk. We call it a lettenrost, not sure the English word for it. I can now have overnight visitors. Syd you in? I got most of the tile trim around the kitchen counter top. About time for that, only been over a year. I applied 4 coats of clear on the bathroom sink table. Back to work tomorrow. Next weekend I get the water lines in the upstairs bathroom. I hope to get the following week off to get a big push done in the bathroom. Time to get a shopping list together. Here are a couple pic's of the progress. dorf dude...
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:12 PM   #2330
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Ok, I have a question. I bought a fiberglass tub off a friend. How do you mount it? Does it just free hang from a frame or does it have a lower support for the bottom? I want to try and spray foam around it for insulation. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks, dorf dude...
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Mine has a piece of styrofoam under the bottom that provides even support across the whole bottom. Not sure where you would get one though, mine came with it glued on.
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You could probably build a frame that would allow you to create a mold, so that you can form a foam support for the tub.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:41 PM   #2333
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So the tub need's a lower support? It just can't free hang in a frame? dorf dude...
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I would think so, so that it is not able to just sit directly on the floor, even though you have a frame for it to sit in. Once you do the mold for the foam, just remove after setting up, then you would just have to place into the frame to support the top edge, but have a foam bottom for it to support even further from bottom flex.
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Ok, I have a question. I bought a fiberglass tub off a friend. How do you mount it? Does it just free hang from a frame or does it have a lower support for the bottom? I want to try and spray foam around it for insulation. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks, dorf dude...
Bonjour DD.,

That fiberglass tub you will need support on both bottom and top right below the ridge edge.

DO not let it hang free without any support from the bottom otherwise you will get a tonnes of hairline cracks will show up. ( I know they can flex a little but more than a little forget it., It will do it big time )

I just have one done with one of my freinds about a year ago it was not too bad..

There is pretty thick styrofoam below the tub that is used for support the tub but do the below the edge as well so it will not flex at all.

Look like that is 250 liter tub. the one I did help with my freind he have pretty big arse sized tub that is 550 liter size corner verison.

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Bonjour DD.,

Oui or Ja. ( which way you want ) The steel or cast iron tub can support from upper frame if the casing is thick enough. But not the fiberglass unit that useally don't support from upper frame section at all.

See above for rest of my comment.

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Shu, I put a 'jacuzzi' tub into my upstairs Broom, and I should have ..'insulated' the 'sound' ..out..much better..don't know if this is innappropriate..but..INSULATE..to the max..because..when you are having a 'nice soak'..you do not wanna hear the ..'pump and mechanisms' working..believe me!
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The plumber guy showed up today and roughed in my water lines in the upstairs bathroom. Monday I will pickup drain pipes and start closing in the floor. I took next week off so some big progress should happen. I've worked on the sink today but am holding back pic's until it is further along. You will be blown away by this one! I am. Here's a couple pics of the water lines. There will be a work sink by the door. Then down the wall is wash basin, urinal, toilet and the long lines on the floor are for the bath. We will shorten them as things come together. dorf dude...
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Dorf Dude -

I knew of a few people that got the tub placed approximately right, spray oil on the bottom and dumped in joint compound/plaster, etc. (sets reasonably quick and shrinks) and then resets the tub (weighted a bit) to create an an approximate base and pulls out the tub. After the solid material sets, shrinks and cures they put in a little spray foam in for isolation and then sets the weighted tub in the final location.

They claim is give a good solid base and the foam isolates and eliminates load concentrations and sound transmission (with jacuzzi jets). It makes a form tub feel like a rock soild cast iron tub.

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I've been battling the sink drain for 2 days now I keeps leaking. After closer inspection I noticed 2 slits cut in the sides, WTF? They sold me the wrong one. This must be for a sink with an overflow system. Mine doesn't have that. I got busy with some self sealing tape and silicone and patched it up. Installed and waited a few hours. Leak test failed. The stone is not cut exactly even. Round 3. I laid a nice thick bead of silicone and tightened up slowly and made a nice bead at the joint. I will wait overnight until testing. I also battled with the drain pipe but won that one If your building something custom then don't expect things to work right all the time. Adapt and overcome. Here are a couple pic's of the Pop-up drain and my mods. In the top of the last pic you can see the slit as it sits in the sink. Taken from underneath. dorf dude...
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