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#373092 - 04/12/12 12:00 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4328
Loc: Marion, IA
I am thinking about taking my Axiom's down there tonight to get them out of the hallway/dining room where they currently sit. Heck. I am thinking about taking my projector, receiver, and blu-ray down there too. It will be hard not to start setting things up, but I am on a tight and strict schedule for getting things in the whole basement done. I've got 3 phases. 2 weeks from tomorrow we have pretty much my wife's whole family here for the weekend. We need to get rooms ready for temp occupancy. Outlets and light switches need to be done, doors still need (more) paint and rehung. Bathroom needs to have the shower head and knob installed, the toilet installed (still need to install the flange meaning drilling through tile with a tile bit, and then switching to a TapCon bit for the concrete), and the vanity installed and plumbing connected. Those are the bare minimums. My wife wants the home theater up and running even if it isn't 100%, but without even having the screen material on order yet, or the time to do it, it will be hard. The 2 weekends between now and when they get here are shot too.

Then there is the inspection phase. Everything needs to be completely finished and done including door trim (and if time allows, baseboard trim, although not a code requirement), some access doors to certain areas need to be installed, all of the can lights need to be adjusted for height of the light inside the can, and then the trim rings installed. That is easy, but takes time.

Oh, and I can't forget that I need to get the drywall mudder back to fix some things in the bathroom. Either that, or I could hammer them out myself in about an hour of time total and not wait for him. Those fixes will need to be repainted.

After that, I need to get things ready for the graduation party we are having at the end of May. Home theater needs to be 100% complete including crown molding, rope lights (led strips), acoustic treatments, etc.

It doesn't sound like much, but I have an itemized list that is HUGE for each phase.

I will snap some photos tonight.
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#373097 - 04/12/12 12:23 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8122
Loc: Tacoma
Nick, I'm so impressed with your work, and so grateful that you've chosen to document and share your journey.

While I am sometimes inspired by this thread, I don't think I can remain drunk enough for long enough to actually thing going through a similar process would be a good idea for me personally. I just don't have your diligence or skills. The QUALITY of everything is just astonishing.

Have fun with that tile-bit thing.
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#373099 - 04/12/12 12:26 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
nickbuol Offline
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Loc: Marion, IA
Tile drill bit...


Only need to drill 4 holes... Famous last words I am sure.
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#373116 - 04/12/12 01:16 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Loc: Tacoma
Oh, I know. My experience has been mixed. I'm sure it'll be like butter for you, though.

Is it porcelain?
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#373121 - 04/12/12 01:37 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Loc: Marion, IA
Good thing it is where the toilet goes. A small crack won't be noticeable and can be sealed eaily, although it is just tile, thinset mortar and concrete anyway... Not like there is wood to rot if there was a leak.
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#373148 - 04/12/12 04:17 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
SBrown Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 804
Loc: Victoria,BC
That's easy, just put smoothedge right on the edges and then contact the sides or pull down and staple. It should not be a big deal?
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#373155 - 04/12/12 04:48 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4328
Loc: Marion, IA
Carpet is (finally) done in the home theater. They even helped me move the riser and plywood pieces in there too.

I was being a bit impatient since it takes a long time to put all of the tack strips down and glue the pad down. Plus they had to tear out the old carpet on the steps (didn't take long), but pulling out the old pad and putting some different tack strips so that they can tack them down really nice. Before they were the "waterfall" look, and I am having them do the "upholstered" look where it tacks down around each step's lip. Oh, and they also re-scraped and swept the floor even though we scraped and swept a bunch last night.

Tomorrow will go a lot quicker I think. They have most of the carpet at least seamed and laying down. That gives me tonight to get the riser exactly where I want it for tomorrow and then they wrap things up (literally) tomorrow. Woohoo!
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#373180 - 04/12/12 10:51 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4328
Loc: Marion, IA
As promised, a few pictures. One of the riser in place ready for carpet tomorrow, and one showing the future screen wall area.




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#373184 - 04/12/12 11:23 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13309
Loc: Iowa
that is going to be one sweet room when you are done!
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#373187 - 04/13/12 01:10 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1660
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Gonna be very sweet.

PS I got 90% of my cabinets installed. I'll post some pics later this weekend.
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