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Old 10-29-2020, 09:03 PM
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The backer board is all screwed down nice and tight. The floor is dead flat and there's no creaking or flexing. I bought three bin of screws and only used half of one. I gotta find the receipt.

Now to lay out the tiles and mark my cuts. It amazes me that even though we spent a nice chunk of change on tiles there are duplicates. It was an issue on the smaller bathroom because your eye is drawn to repetition. This space is about 2-3x the size.
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:39 PM
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Kwak, always better to buy more supplies and return the unopened leftovers even if you have to get a store credit versus money. As for the repeating tiles, by the time you put a bathroom area rug or two it probably be noticable.
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Old 10-31-2020, 03:41 PM
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I went out and bought a 10" wet tile saw and a pack of diamond blades. I had a 15% off coupon so it came in at just over $350. Renting from Home Depot for a week would have cost about that and now my wife is saying that she is thinking about tile back splashes. It never ends, does it.

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Since I went through this process once it's going much more smoothly this time.
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Old 11-01-2020, 03:32 PM
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Good on you fir getting a wet saw. Looking good. The honey do list grows!
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Old 11-02-2020, 11:45 AM
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Nice. First a tile saw, then a hammer drill.... pretty soon you'll be the guy people are borrowing tools from.
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Old 11-02-2020, 12:11 PM
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Hehe - next, I need to get organized. My basement and garage are a shambles. I need to clear out the old dressers and kitchen table that I'm using for storage and workspace and replace them with actually tool cabinets and workbenches! I haven't even pulled the new vehicle in the garage yet!
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Old 11-04-2020, 11:52 AM
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I hear that. I'm excavating and concreting a small portion of the crawl space to park the mower and store some of my larger wood working tools. They could have easily made a half basement for an extra $3k or $4k. I'll try to take some pics.
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Old 11-04-2020, 05:58 PM
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It's coming along. I'd say I'm about 2/3 through cutting the tiles:

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Here's pretty much what I have left. The PITA has been lining up every third row and notching for the doorways. Doing the angle in the toilet alcove and cutting the hole for the toilet flange will be the hardest. I also took about an inch off the bottom of each door and cut away at the bottom of the tub surround. I need to notch for a heat register too.

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Old 11-06-2020, 12:38 PM
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My project of this last week.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/173d...ew?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vvV...ew?usp=sharing

This house could have easily had a half basement for an extra $2k when it was built. So I'm spending a few hundred to add some extra storage for the mower and some wood working tools.

It would seem that I have forgotten how to upload photos. Help me out, Kwak.
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