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Old 05-14-2014, 04:58 PM   #16
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These two cabinets came out of the kitchen when I renovated it. They have been stored in the garage. The larger one needed to be partially rebuilt. I used French cleats at the suggestion of somebody on this site. That made hanging the cabinets much simpler. I hope to finish with the cabinets tomorrow. There is a cutout for the dryer vent in the back of the left cabinet. I will cut the hole in the bottom for the other end of the vent. I plan to hide the part of the vent inside the cabinet somehow. I could have moved the vent, but that really is the best place for it where it exits to the outside.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:59 PM   #17
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Just a few more cabinet pictures. The romex is for under cabinet lighting. I think I'll just use some basic GE fluorescent tube lights here. Some with a switch so I have the option to turn them on and off. This cable is wired into the junction box for the ceiling light which is controlled by the switch on the left.
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:00 PM   #19
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slow progress continues on the laundry room. I bought these GE under cabinet lights and just a simple globe light from HD. I have to get some conduit for the exposed romex. That leaves the underlayment, the vinyl tiles to finish the floor. Also need to install the 220 outlet I bought.
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This is one of the damaged sections of floor I need to replace. I was trying to be careful in cutting with the reciprocal saw but managed to cut into one of my water supply pipes and and had to repair it with a coupling. I switched to the circular saw with a 3/4 depth set after that.
A jigsaw or even better an oscillating saw works wonders.

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A jigsaw or even better an oscillating saw works wonders.

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I used the oscillating saw to undercut for the underlayment. Thanks for the tip and for following.
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:47 PM   #22
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I bought one of these 220v 30 amp receptacles from HD in an open box. That should have been my first warning. It was defective and obviously returned by another customer who tried it and partially assembled it. So finally mounted this one after a return trip for an exchange.
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I got the underlayment fitted in installed. I wanted to get the field tiles down so the underlayment wouldn't get walked on so sort of rushed through in without centering. The whole thing is at a slight angle now and I know it will drive me nuts every time I look at it so these are coming up with the heat gun and being reentered properly.

Has anybody ever reused these self stick tiles after pulling them Up? I have enough extras so I can use new but thinking I may need them for future replacement pieces. Maybe I can use the used ones under the washer and dryer?
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More progress pictures. I did finish the floor quite a while ago. I recently put the molding back in place. I have to paint the old cabinets yet. I hate painting. That could actually wait. The alcove is ready for the washer and dryer to come up out of the basement. The only thing is they both need repairs and the basement is the better place to do those because there is more room.

Pretty minor as far as the washer is concerned. The belt slipped off and the anti-siphon hose sprung a leak. I think one thing caused the other. The belt has visible damage but went back on and is perfectly functional. The hose got temporarily fixed with gorilla tape but I'm looking to put in a splice to make sure it doesn't leak again. I ordered a new belt which I need to put on and I'll keep the old belt as a spare since it still works. See this thread. Leaking anti-siphon hose? The dryer is another issue to be continued.
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The dryer started out with this Dryer Drum Conundrum. I got busy and didn't get the new seal on and the noise went away but in the meantime the drum scraped against the rear bulkhead and wore a big hole into it.

So I ordered a new bulkhead for $97.00. Ironically Sears had the best price on this by far and free shipping. The rep I chatted with on their site knocked of 7 more dollars.

So now I'm in the middle of replacing the bulkhead. The new bulkhead is now in place. What is left to do is replace the rear drum seal again. I also bought a new front felt seal. I didn't find any videos that dealt with replacing a bulkhead but did find a couple that dealt with individual replacements. I could not figure out how to get the assembly off for example but did find a video fro that. Basically, I just took a bunch of pictures so I could get it all back together again. Here are a few of them.
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Near complete. I returned all the floor trim, put a finished border around the access panel for my tub and shower. Painted the doors and cabinets.
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Finished! Moved the washer and dryer up from the basement two days ago (Monday). No more lugging laundry up and down the basement stairs after four years. The washer was the worst, very heavy. My son and I struggled to get it up the stairs even with the forearm straps.

The washer got some rust spots from sitting in the damp basement all these years. I spot painted the cabinet in places. I have one foot that rusted so bad I can no longer level it and had to stick a wood shim under it. I'll be replacing them both within the next few years, but only after they get to the point that I can no longer repair them for a reasonable cost.
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The under cabinet lights add a lot of light to the work area. There are bi fold doors that go on the front but we are still debating whether or not we want to re-install them. If I do any other modifications it will be to hide the vent pipe. I am also thinking about putting in a counter top. If I do I may add the pictures but for now I'm calling this project done.
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