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Old 07-23-2012, 10:44 AM   #6631
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I bet you are one wore out dude after all that cutting, that would have taken me at least three days. Sure does look good.
Jim, as you know, it's the constant getting up and down that's the real problem.

Now I am going to tackle the walls today, so we'll see how far I get later.

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Jim, as you know, it's the constant getting up and down that's the real problem.

Now I am going to tackle the walls today, so we'll see how far I get later.
That's the really hard part,getting up and down, I am just happy that you still can buddy.
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It's getting harder by the day it seems...

Bud, another question for you.

I know that normal people run their sink drains inside the wall, you know the rest of that sentence.

Mine is going through the tiled floor. So the question is do they make such a thing as a drill that will go through tile that would accommodate a 1 1/2" ABS drain?

The fact is that I just hacked the hole out of the tile with a grinder, but that took forever and a day. Next time if there's an easier way.....
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Yes there is a way. There are plenty of diamond core-saws available for just such a purpose. I own several and they work great. Pricey little devils however.

A core saw (this is the cutting tool not the machine) of that size will cost from $60 up. They come with a centering masonry style drill bit. The first thing to do is to throw that centering-bit in the trash and make your own guide, and off you go on your way to perfection.
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Excellent! Many thanks for that.
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i hate getting on this website because every time i do i get sucked into your project and have to go back 20 pages and catch up on progress- Awesome!!!
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i hate getting on this website because every time i do i get sucked into your project and have to go back 20 pages and catch up on progress- Awesome!!!
I think there's a solution for that scotzilla. Come back every two or three days...

Thanks for the comment anyway!
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The hand grinder may not be up to par as far as Bud's nice hole cutters go, but it's cheap and it works. It does tend to take a few minutes however. The pipe is a good fit now and I just have to set the tiles and that will be that.
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I doubt the real experts need to do this, but I always have to test the fit of my tiles before I mix the thinset.
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I needed a sky hook to hold the vent for the composting toilet up in the air, and a piece of heavy string is presently doing the trick.
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On the other side of this wall where the hole is there is a wood stove.

There is a 4" thick brick wall behind the stove and that is faced with tile. Once the masonry mass warms up with the stove going, it then in turn heats the framing spaces in this wall. There is a vent which fits over this hole, and smaller vents at the top of the wall. Convection carries the heat in through the big vent and out through the top, thus heating the room in winter time.

It works rather well.
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I was trying to figure how you cut that small hole with a side grinder but I see now. You did a great job on that, I wasn't expecting to see such a neat hole.

I have some tiling coming up (I started to say soon) when I ever get through with this half bath, I forgot how much work and how many things go into such a small space. I ran the vents for the sink and commode yesterday and used a 4 foot drill bit to locate where the hole goes through the roof. I went up there to cover the hole for the night, as it usually rains in the evenings here. I looked and there was a 2 1/2" hole in the roof where it looks like a roof vent had fallen back through, no boot just tar. I looked at the other vent pipes and every one of the boots were shot especially the 3" one.

I got busy and fixed them for now until I can buy some new ones. The 3 inch one was so bad I used a plastic bucket and cut the hole where the pipe would fit tight and cut the bucket down so it would cover the large hole in the boot. Believe it or not it is water tight right now, ugly but we don't need anymore water down through the holes.

If the dummys who did the work on them had used lead boots they wouldn't need replacing now and to just put tar instead of a boot is just plain lazy and cheap, there is no telling how much damage has been done by all the water leaking in and all of it inside the walls where it couldn't be seen. OK I am through now, sorry about blowin off steam. We return you to the regular scheduled good stuff.
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Oh boy, I hope there isn't too much damage from the lack of proper flashings on your roof.

Back in the day the old lead flashings were dirt cheap, so they can't use expense as an excuse. Just plain laziness. It's a good thing that you found it and can get it all fixed up properly.

The things some people will do...honestly.

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