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Old 11-10-2010, 10:00 AM   #61
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And some of the floor. You can see the floor was damaged beyond the bathroom from the dryer steam (refer back to first post). My focus has been on getting the bathroom back together but then I have to work on the hallway and the laundry alcove. I have also cut and dry fit the last piece of underlayment which extends out flush with the outer bathroom door jamb. Had to undercut the jamb to make room for the underlayment and vinal tile. Hope to have it stapled down today.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:06 AM   #62
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Looks good and I'm jealous...my bathroom project is on hold while I try to get my deck finished before winter sets in and I'm also pulling up old carpet in the basement.

Quick question, and forgive me if you already discussed it earlier in this thread, but how did you cut the holes in the tile where the pipes come through? That's my next step in my bathroom.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:28 AM   #63
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Looks good and I'm jealous...my bathroom project is on hold while I try to get my deck finished before winter sets in and I'm also pulling up old carpet in the basement.

Quick question, and forgive me if you already discussed it earlier in this thread, but how did you cut the holes in the tile where the pipes come through? That's my next step in my bathroom.
I bought a diamond head hole saw 1" diameter I think. They do sell wet hole saws but I didn't need it for these tiles I just went slow with my drill press. These are thin enough to where they don't generate too much heat. For the bigger cuts for the faucet, I used my wet tile saw. It wasn't too pretty but got the job done. The biggest challenge I found there was nothing I had to mark it stayed on the tile very long before the water washed it off. I think a grease pencil would have worked but I didn't have one and didn't want to take the time to try to find one at HD.

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Old 11-10-2010, 08:00 PM   #64
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Jim, I don't know how HD is up your way but down here a person needs to watch their plywood closely as it will delaminate. In critical places I will not chance their plywood.
I sure hope not with what I paid for this stuff http://www.sureply.com/ . HD doesn't carry it I got these sheets at Lowes. Stapled it down today. It's great having those little X's to tell you where to put your staples.
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I sure hope not with what I paid for this stuff http://www.sureply.com/ . HD doesn't carry it I got these sheets at Lowes. Stapled it down today. It's great having those little X's to tell you where to put your staples.
I'm not familiar with the sureply product but it looks great, as do the other products from Patriot Timber. Great thread, good luck finishing it up.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:29 PM   #66
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I had an interesting experience with the Sure Ply today. The self-stick vinyl tiles I've chosen (or should I say my wife chose) recommend using a self-stick primer on any porous surface. The wood laminate on the Sure Ply is very tight grained so I was skeptical as to whether I would need the primer.

I called Sure Ply first and was told that their product is very moisture resistant but that I should check with the tile manufacturer. So I called Cryntel Eurostone support specialist next who told me that I should definately use the primer.

This is a very watered down milky white substance in a bottle. I used very little of it on the floor. It mostly puddled on the surface as I rolled it on. I'm thinking it is more appropriate for Luan as the Sure Ply absorbed little or none of it.

Now I'm thinking that this was probably an unnecessary step for the Sure Ply underlayment. Any thoughts?
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I always use the primer over any wood underlayment--Just a good practice.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:58 PM   #68
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The end is near for the bathroom anyway. I have been taking pictures and will post them soon, probably when everything is done. The floor is finished with gray self-stick vinyl tiles. Not the best choice for a bathroom I know but you cant beat them for ease of installation.

My plan for today was to install the vanity, toilet as well as replace door and window trim and baseboard. I got as far as dry fitting the vanity. Those heating pipes and toekick heater presented a unique challenge. I spent a lot of time cutting the bottom face plate to fit around those pipes. Also had to convince the heater unit back about an inch.

My wife wanted it done by Thanksgiving since wwe are having a house full. She has lowered her expectations to just having it functional. Among the problems I didn't need is the fact that the replacement drywall behind the vanity is somewhat bowed in the middle. That will present a challeng since the backsplash doesn't sit flush.

Have to get a few things at Lowes tomorrow- drain assembly, tailpiece maybe a new trap, clear silicone. Have to take my son to an appointment tomorrow early afternoon then to work by 3. Add to that, call tonight. Hopefully, it stays quiet. I may be burning the midnight oil tomorrow night to get the toilet installed in time.
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Just a follow up to my last post. Still no time to post pics. I did not make the deadline for the Thanksgiving guests. Spent what time I had on Thursday getting my vanity cabinet positioned and level. It had to be positioned perfectly to accommodate the top and still leave access to the toekick heater. Started putting the sink fixtures on Early Thursday morning after work only to discover that the fancy and expensive Delta fixtures my wife chose all those months ago are for an 8' spread and I have 4" holes. I never even considered that. Learned one more new thing. Both Lowes and HD were closed for the holiday so that had to wait till today.

Went to bed and got up Thursday morning. While my wife and daughter were preparing the dinner I was working on getting the toilet installed. Put up the baseboard behind and beside the toilet then mounted the toilet. Then I discovered that the old supply line had a different valve fitting. I had replaced the old valve with a 1/4 turn ball valve. Found the right 12" supply line at K-Mart of all places (They were open on Thanksgiving). Got it home to discover that it was now an inch too short. So that left us without a toilet as well.

Today I returned the Delta Lewiston 8" faucet to Lowes. They gave me store credit since it had been so long and I no longer had the receipt. They had two Lewiston models for the 4" hole setup but they were both sold out. So I got the closest match, a Moen faucet. I also picked up a longer toilet supply line.

Got home and got the toilet hooked up and got the new faucet mounted on the vanity sink. Next I discovered the 16" supply lines I bought fot the sink were about 2" short. Found some 20 inchers at the hardware store down the street.

With the faucet and drain connected I finally mounted the vanity top with silicone. I needed to make one more trip down the street to find a couple of adaptive couplers to get the sink drain hooked up.

Turned on the water and nothing leaked. Now all that is left is to replace all the door and window trim and baseboards.

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Sorry I am late on this one but....




this is awesome... I also like the cat in the tub btw our cat really likes to crinkle the plastic wrap we put on the floor before we paint so ... some times yes the cat will end up with a new racing strip .... unintentionally of course
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Thanks for the response. That was a self-portrait by my 7-year-old. It came off with Mr. Clean magic eraser but the picture is a nice reminder that I will show him when he is older.
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Thanks for the response. That was a self-portrait by my 7-year-old. It came off with Mr. Clean magic eraser but the picture is a nice reminder that I will show him when he is older.
LOL that is really awesome ! Yea I think my mom still has something from a girl that gave something to me in 5th grade or something that she is holding on to for black mail i think
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Happy to report that the bathroom is very close to finished. I am way behind in the pictures. These are from dry fitting and installing the self-stick tile floor. You can't beat these tiles for ease of installation. Was originally considering Allure flooring in here but ruled that out. My father gave me that Rotozip years ago. He's been gone since 2003.

The rotozip has been sitting in my garage for years but I have finally put it to use. You can't beat it for making those cuts in the tile and underlayment for the toilet hole. I needed a regular jig saw for the subfloor cut though. I have also used the rotozip for some of my drywall cutouts but hold the shopvac close to the work while cutting drywall.

I still have a lot to do on the adjoining hallway and laundry alcove and will probably just post those pics here rather than starting a new thread. The emphasis has been on the bathroom and will continue until it is complete. All that is left is a little trim work, towel rack and TP holder etc. Also have to finish cleaning and painting the door. Still have to work out some sort of plan for towel and toiletry storage, but it's great to finally have a second functioning bathroom that's close to the bedroom. I started this in Feb!
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Nice job Jim! It looks really good.
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Yea looks really great jim

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