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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby meow on Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:49 am

I would make it square with the house. If I notice things like this, I look at it every time and it eats at me because I know I can fix it and make it right.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Defence21 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:21 pm

meow wrote:I would make it square with the house. If I notice things like this, I look at it every time and it eats at me because I know I can fix it and make it right.

Unfortunately, that's where I think I am heading. I really don't feel like doing this -- but I think it's the best option.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:18 pm

You could lay it off square on the first board (square with house), then the second board, figure out the angle to cut the board at so it squares it up. Then the rest of the boards will be square and the off-square board will be on the inside,
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Defence21 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:05 pm

mac5155 wrote:You could lay it off square on the first board (square with house), then the second board, figure out the angle to cut the board at so it squares it up. Then the rest of the boards will be square and the off-square board will be on the inside,

Thanks...I'll give it a shot.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:19 pm

We're looking to put a back splash up in our kitchen. I haven't measured yet but I would guess it's maybe 20 sqft. Any ideas for a cheap way to do this.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby mac5155 on Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:11 pm

Not really something you want to screw up. But shouldn't be difficult. Watch some youtube videos and see for yourself.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby meow on Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:30 pm

Is there an expensive way to do a 20 sq ft backsplash? Unless you do it out of solid gold.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Defence21 on Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:45 pm

Lowes has a plastic veneer you can get that glues to your wall and looks like stamped metal. It runs about $19 for an 18"x24" sheet and, you have a selection of different metals and patterns. It cuts with a razor knife or heavy duty scissors and is extremely easy to install. I installed smoked pewter last winter and my wife and I both are happy with the results. It's not as high quality as real metal, obviously, but I've had several people ask if it is -- and it's gotten many, many compliments.

Picture taken directly in front of a seem. Can barely even see it.

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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby pens9192 on Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:12 am

I have this nail gun: http://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/ ... 61661.html

What size/type of air compressor should I get?
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby mac5155 on Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:37 am

You'll need something with at least 75psi minimum. I'd shoot for a 100 or 125. Depending on what you plan on using it for... building with Pine? Probably good @ 75. Oak/hardwood? 100-125.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby canaan on Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:44 am

D21, i know your post is an old one, but you gotta switch out those outlets/covers to match.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby pens9192 on Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:46 am

mac5155 wrote:You'll need something with at least 75psi minimum. I'd shoot for a 100 or 125. Depending on what you plan on using it for... building with Pine? Probably good @ 75. Oak/hardwood? 100-125.


Thanks. Going to use it on plywood for right now.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby meow on Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:51 am

With that low of a PSI rating, why did you decide to go pneumatic instead of electric? Just curious.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Kraftster on Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:28 pm

I demoed my bathroom floor (peel and stick on top of linoleum) and put in 12x24 glazed porcelain tiles last weekend. I'll post pics.

Anyway, I have to grout thus weekend and debating between epoxy and this Home Depot hybrid that's something between sanded and epoxy. Any thoughts on this grout decision?
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby meow on Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:30 pm

How wide is the gap between tiles?
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Kraftster on Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:31 pm

meow wrote:How wide is the gap between tiles?


3/8"
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby meow on Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:33 pm

I'd go with the epoxy for a bathroom. Sanded grout is more porous and isn't ideal for moist places like a bathroom. The down side to the epoxy it is can be a PITA to work with.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Kraftster on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:13 pm

Post-Demo:

Spoiler:
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Putting the puzzle together:

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Hour long toilet tile cut:

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Puzzle back together with adhesive:

Spoiler:
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Juice on Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:48 pm

wait... did you lay out the floor, make all the cuts, install the whole floor, then take it all back up, then put thinset down then put it all back down?
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Kraftster on Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:56 pm

I'm not sure what you mean by install, but I basically laid it out, made cuts as I went in laying it out. Picked it all up and moved it to the adjacent room, then put it down with thinset. If there's a better way to do it, it quite frankly did not even occur to me.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Willie Kool on Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:43 pm

Looks great! That's a really nice toilet cut - well worth the extra effort. :thumb:
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby canaan on Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:02 pm

Willie Kool wrote:Looks great! That's a really nice toilet cut - well worth the extra effort. :thumb:

I'm sure the toilet will appreciate sitting on top of such a divinely cut piece of flooring :lol:
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Willie Kool on Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:19 pm

canaan wrote:
Willie Kool wrote:Looks great! That's a really nice toilet cut - well worth the extra effort. :thumb:

I'm sure the toilet will appreciate sitting on top of such a divinely cut piece of flooring :lol:

:lol: If the front of that tile isn't completely covered by the toilet, it will look a LOT better not having a grout joint there. It can also increase the stability of the toilet and is more sanitary.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby mac5155 on Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:06 am

Are you saying kraftster has bad aim??
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Kraftster on Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:55 pm

Grouted yesterday. Ended up just doing sanded grout since they didn't have epoxy in store and I was not happy with the reviews on the hybrid premixed stuff.

Just got home with the toilet. Popped it on the flange and the bolts don't come high enough through the holes on the toilet. Ugh. I guess I have to replace the flange?? Did not sign up for this.
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