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#371762 - 04/01/12 11:26 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
Let me say 3 things!

I HATE LAYING TILE!!!!

It is 2:00 am.
Started prepping and tiling around 11:30 AM YESTERDAY.




Like, totally. But once you've tiled a few ceilings, the walls and floor don't seem so bad. Nick, I know you only have weekends, and you're excited to get 'er done, but it's OK to have more realistic expectations about what can get done in certain amount of time. Just don't beat yourself up.
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#371766 - 04/01/12 11:42 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Just took way longer than I wanted. A LOT of of cut pieces for the bathroom.

Today, I get to tile in front of the sliding patio door. Only needs 2 tiles cut, and one is already done. It will be a LOT easier to get done. Grout will happen later this week as I will be in the St Petersburg/Tampa Florida area for work.

I will brush up on my research of how to connect the toilet and sink water lines (they are Pex, and I am sure that there is just some adapter), and then see about getting the sink/toilet in some evening just after Easter.

I will gain back a bunch of garage space getting that stuff installed.

Before carpet, I also need to run my bass shaker wires, and I still need a good bead of acoustical caulk along where the walls come down to the floor.

Lot to clean up too, so I will be focusing on the theater wiring/caulk first when I get back from my trip just in case the carpet people are ready to install.

As soon as carpet goes in, it will start to look like something. We are really getting close, and yet have so much to do (lots of outlets/switches to wire up for example). I do see a light at the end of this tunnel though, and I think that it is playing a movie. Can't wait.

Oh, and I have a replacement seat coming this week to resolve the issues I had with my order of 8 chairs. At least it doesn't cost me anything to ship, and it will fix all of the issues with just 1 replacement seat.
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#371852 - 04/01/12 11:53 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Originally Posted By: nickbuol
Let me say 3 things!

I HATE LAYING TILE!!!!

It is 2:00 am.
Started prepping and tiling around 11:30 AM YESTERDAY.




LOL

...sorry I TRULY understand your pain here.
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#372500 - 04/08/12 12:00 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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My door is in! My door is in! (Sorry INANE. grin Your ceiling was a much bigger deal than my stinkin' door.)
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#372502 - 04/08/12 12:04 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
LOL!

way to steal my thunder

;-)


I'm just SOOOOOOOOO relieved that it's finally complete.
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#373052 - 04/12/12 10:00 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Loc: Marion, IA
Carpet guys are here today. Hammering away at the tack strips. They are working in the home theater first to get the carpet down, and then I get to move my riser in there and they are supposed to carpet it too.

Problem is that they don't know exactly how they are going to do it. Since it is more like an "island" in the room and needs the top and 4 sides carpetted, they have concerns which has me concerned.

The carpet place told me it wouldn't be a problem, but he doesn't actually have to install it.
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#373057 - 04/12/12 10:25 AM 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
OK. Stress diverted. The guy thought that I wanted the riser carpeted on the top, sides, AND bottom. When I told him that the bottom doesn't need carpet (since it is sitting on the floor which has carpet), he was much happier. They are going to do it in 4 pieces. Since I have a lip on the top/steps, it will work nicely. The top and each step gets a piece that wraps and gets tacked to the underside of the lip. Then they are going to put a long skinny strip all the way around the sides. It will meet up under the lip and that seam will be hidden. There will be a seem in the middle of the back, but it won't be very noticeable if at all. Whew...

Pad is going down in the theater in a couple of minutes, and then the carpet. Woohoo!
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#373061 - 04/12/12 10:28 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 804
Loc: Victoria,BC
They could just direct glue it and then contact cement the sides, I have done many of them that way. Then they don't have to worry about streaching the carpet.
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#373065 - 04/12/12 10:36 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Loc: Marion, IA
I want pad on the top and the two steps though. Maybe they are going to do that with the sides? Not sure. I will know in a couple of hours I guess.

Once they lay the carpet in the room, I have to wheel the riser into the room, over the door threshold which will be the "best" part, I am sure... Anyway, once in the room, I need to connect my wiring for the bass shakers, then lay it down into position. Measure the location as best as I can, then put the subfloor glue on the 2x10's, and the first layer of 3/4" plywood. Then I put on the 30# tar paper, and the second layer of 3/4" plywood. Good thing that I have everything cut, routered, and prescrewed (so that things will go much quicker today putting it back together). Then it is up to them. If they decide to tuck the carpet under the bottom of the riser, that will be quite the job since it is so fricking heavy.
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#373088 - 04/12/12 11:49 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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