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Old 07-01-2013, 04:14 PM   #286
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I know Trailer. I want to put a deep tub that is surrounded by tile in the basement bathroom. A clawfoot tub in our master bath.
Only problem I am having now is I cannot find bathroom faucets I like. I found a kitchen faucet I fell in love with but it costs $1178!
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:07 PM   #287
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My friend got her just after 9am and got over half the ceiling done! He's got to take his daughter to the doctor tomorrow so he won't be here but plans to pick up any supplies he needs.
He was pretty happy with what I had on hand.

We found a wasp nest in the entrance way of the second floor door. Waiting til it gets dark before I spray it and knock it down.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:09 AM   #288
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Buy the best you can afford and it will payoff down the road.. Years ago cheap was still good quality to buy. Now cheap is junk cheap. Won't last very long . Nice place you have.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:36 PM   #289
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Friend ran into trouble with a rental property he maintains so was delayed but he got the entire ceiling mudded and taped. Coming back tomorrow to sand and do second coat. He got all the "clickers" in that hubby didn't. Once ceiling is done he is going to finish the walls I started. Told me today that I did a pretty good job on them, but I told him I was done.
Getting some bids on kitchen cabinets. Got some tile samples.
Was checking out bathroom fixtures for the bathrooms. Hubby almost had a heart attack on the price of them. Was looking at Kohler, Moen and Delta.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:59 AM   #290
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Ok got a bid on kitchen cabinets. First bid was $16K second was $15K and the last bid was $14K.
Hubby is still talking about building them for cheaper. *sigh*
He bought a bunch of wood working tools from a friend of his years ago. The friend's Dad was a cabinet maker. My only concern is some of the stuff hubby has made is not level.

Went out and picked out tile at a different place and got a better bid from them on the same hardwood flooring I want.
Picked up a bathroom faucet this weekend for the kid's tub and shower.

Friend got the ceiling seams mudded and taped. Got 2 coats done. Talked to him about texturing it all.

Ok I got a question for everyone. I am looking at getting a deep soaking tub for the kids bathroom and tiling around the tub. Now my folks had the same thing done. Now this is my question.
Where the tile meets the tub is it better to grout it or silicone it? My folks had theirs grouted. It was sealed, but I was told to wipe it dry after each shower. So it made me wonder.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:34 AM   #291
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From everything I've read/been-told, you always caulk between the wall and tub. Many lines of grout come with available matching sanded caulk so that it will look the same, but function differently. Grout will almost always crack in the seam between horizontal and vertical.
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My understanding has always been that a change in plane requires caulk.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:52 AM   #293
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Ok friend got the ceiling upstairs mudded and sanded twice. Got the second coat done on what I got done and has moved to the basement and has gotten several rooms done.

Hubby and I argued again this morning about the basement ceiling. He designed it to be removable. I have no problem with it. He wants to put it up before the plumbing fixtures are done in the upstairs bathrooms and before we even paint the basement walls. Convinced him to wait til after we paint the basement walls. Driving me crazy!
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My understanding has always been that a change in plane requires caulk.
Yes, that's correct.

If you use grout, it is a question of when and not if it will crack.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:26 PM   #295
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Wondering how Hubby is going to react to my buying my anniversary gift this year. Bought it 5 days early.
I bought the tile for the basement bathroom and master bath room!
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:53 PM   #296
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Been busy here. Friend came out and did part of the laundry area with a texture. Honestly I hated it! Yes I told him.
I went on line and found a couple pictures of what I wanted. He did another area with the picture I wanted and I love it!
So far he has gotten the office, living room and half of our bedroom walls done. He is going to do the ceiling in the same texture.
He tried a spray on drop trowel texture first. He is now doing a straight trowel texture. I took some pictures but they just do not do the texture justice. So Will have to wait til I get some paint on it to show it to it's best advantage.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:20 AM   #297
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Had a storm hit last night. 50 mph wind gusts with a driving rain. Pretty nasty.
Checked the house. The basement door leaked again.
Went upstairs and the west side door also leaked. Hubby is going to town and is going to try to pick up those weather seals that go along the bottom of the doors.

Need to go up on the bucket truck again and find the 3 little leaks that were along the walls. Much much smaller leaks then before! Still need to find them and get them sealed.
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Friend got the upstairs ceiling textured and all the walls! Has gone down in the basement and is doing the kid's bedrooms and going to do the hallway. Hubby decided he wanted the rec room smooth walls.

Picked up the tile for the 2 bathrooms, all 41 boxes! Waiting on an accent tile that was on back order. Need to get some tile for around the sink and toilet in the guest bathroom.

The clerk at the store told me we needed to put thin set down on the subfloor and then lay our backer board on top of it. When we did our current bathroom we just screwed the backer board down then put the thin set down and then put the deitrex over it and tiled.
Thoughts or suggestions?
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Friend got the upstairs ceiling textured and all the walls! Has gone down in the basement and is doing the kid's bedrooms and going to do the hallway. Hubby decided he wanted the rec room smooth walls.

Picked up the tile for the 2 bathrooms, all 41 boxes! Waiting on an accent tile that was on back order. Need to get some tile for around the sink and toilet in the guest bathroom.

The clerk at the store told me we needed to put thin set down on the subfloor and then lay our backer board on top of it. When we did our current bathroom we just screwed the backer board down then put the thin set down and then put the deitrex over it and tiled.
Thoughts or suggestions?
Is the sub floor cement? I used flexbond over 1" plywood and tiled the thing.. How much water will ever hit the main floor anyway. Flexbond crack prevention mortar kinda expensive but worth it I guess. I will let you all know when and if my floor fails in the future.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:51 PM   #300
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The kids bathroom floor is cement our bathroom upstairs is 3/4 inch plywood.
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