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Old 06-28-2009, 06:32 PM   #21
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What has everyone done to take care of the gap from the ceiling curve in the A/C? I thought about shaving the edges of the ceiling unit down so it will sit flush. Was just going to leave it alone but it annoys me to no end.

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Old 06-28-2009, 06:34 PM   #22
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The picture posting thing has got the best of me
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:52 PM   #23
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The PEX was a PITA. It kinked up really easy, doesnt bend well - only long gradual bends - fittings are tough to find in Florida and it is farily expensive considering all of the crap you need. The only good deal was Lowes had it on sale for $20 for a 50ft 1/2in roll. I had to go from 3/8 on my tank to 1/2 PEX and I probably ended up with 5 different pieces to make it adapt, this would not have been as tough with PVC. I also plan on taking the $60 crimping tool back to Home Depot after I make my 3 connections. I never had an issue with PVC but it seemed that everyone said to use PEX because it was easy. To each their own I guess.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:42 PM   #24
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Hacked away some more this weekend. Got some more walls framed, sink drain hole drilled and vent line ran through the roof. We cut the vantiy to fit over the wheel well and it seems to fit really well. We are going to try and stain the luan then permanantly mount the vanity.


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Old 07-12-2009, 05:02 PM   #25
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Worked on the bathroom this weekend, new pictures up on photobucket. Started staining the luan, seems to be coming out pretty good. Pictures are too dark to see well but they are up.


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Old 07-13-2009, 08:32 AM   #26
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I like that color scheme- same thing I'm thinking about.

Well off to get more supplies- either flooring or exterior paint today which ever is cheaper...
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:15 PM   #27
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The PEX was a PITA. It kinked up really easy, doesnt bend well - only long gradual bends - fittings are tough to find in Florida and it is farily expensive considering all of the crap you need. The only good deal was Lowes had it on sale for $20 for a 50ft 1/2in roll. I had to go from 3/8 on my tank to 1/2 PEX and I probably ended up with 5 different pieces to make it adapt, this would not have been as tough with PVC. I also plan on taking the $60 crimping tool back to Home Depot after I make my 3 connections. I never had an issue with PVC but it seemed that everyone said to use PEX because it was easy. To each their own I guess.
Had a heck of a time getting one particular fitting to not leak on our PEX. Now I think I know what the problem is. Didn't know you were supposed to use a crimping tool. We did finally manage to tighten it enough to stop leaking, but it took a while.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:11 PM   #28
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Got a deal on a 60" maple base cabinet from the Depot. Said on the box that there was a plastic piece broke so the manager cut $30 off and $10 off the toe kick, $209 before tax and nothing was actually missing or broke! Figured I would waste a week and spend more on supplies to build the thing myself not to mention it would probably be all crooked and out of square. Put the second coat of stain in the bathroom, not quite as happy with it as I was yesterday so I went with a lighter polyshade for the rest of the walls. That made the staining alot easier to manage as it was more consistant in the color.



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I used the sealer on both. I think some of the problem was that I was staining the darker color with no light in the bathroom, no electric where I work on it, so I was basically hoping that it was even. The lighter color is out in the open but it did seem easier to maintain consistency. If you (vanguy) didnt give me the info on it I would have carpeted or painted it since the only info I could find was in a woodworkers forum to use a million steps and materials that arent widely available to properly stain it. The old maple I think is going to turn out great. All in all Im happy with the darker color, I mean, its a bathroom in a school bus. Just that in itself will be enough to impress my friends.
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The kitchen cabinet is in. The thing is cheap and basically a big box with doors and no back. We had to cut it to fit over the wheel well and that made it really flimsy. Made some bracing and it should be ok.
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