Having a pool put in…Lots of pics 56k…you will be hosed.

Thought you guys might want to see the pics of the process so far. The yard isn’t huge so we went with a 30×18 play pool (4-5-4). It will have a waterfall, spa, and tanning ledge. The coping will be oklahoma flagstone, I don’t remember the name of the tile, but it is a natural loooking tile, and the decking will be stampcrete in the shape of flagstone. The finish on the pool will be Midnight Blue Pebble Tec.

I’m not going to post the layout pictures as they are really hard to see. The layout was sprayed in orange and the sun was bright.
(more…)

Need suggestions/help on tiling 4×7 area.

Need to redo laundry closet and maybe my bathroom if it’s not too hard. Im gonna see if there are any workshops at the home centers and read online how to do it. How easy is it to mess up? Both parts currently have linoleum with cement under it. Basically gonna redo most of the bathroom.

I want this

To turn into this

I certainly wouldn’t call tiling easy, but there are plenty of how-tos online

Like this one

(more…)

Anyone ever made a sink?

I’m looking to put in some new sinks for my bathroooms but i can’t find any that i like. I’ve got a certain design in mind and I’ve been trying to find something that might work for it… to no avail.

It seems to me that it’d be fairly simple to get what i want if i turned a plug out of wood(on a lathe), sealed it, made a mold and cast it in cement. Once i had the bowls, i could seal them or stain them or whatever to match… What am i overlooking?

In case you haven’t figured it out, I’m looking to make the raised bowl style sinks (vessel sinks i guess they’re called). something similar to these:
(more…)

Dry lock for the basement – Your thoughts

i know the ideal solution is to seal from the outside…

But have any of you used it? Pros & cons?
Hi there,

I’ve used it and it worked nicely. To make sure it had a nice bond I used TSP (Tri Sodium Phosphate) over the surface first. Then filled in my rod holes (my basement was poured with those rebar rods to hold it together) with cement and then finally painted it all with Dry Lock cement.

Very rugged stuff and made a nice bond. Also it is really waterproof. I’ve spilled drinks on it and it’s just pooled there until you clean it up. It doesn’t soak into the concrete at all.
(more…)

major garage reno. lots of pics

So Ive pretty much re-done every other area/room in the house except the garage. Its been bugging me for a long time. The walls had alot of holes in them and the old cabinets and brown peg board made it look pretty shitty. Also my brother is an electrician so everytime we re-do a room he’s upgraded the electric and ran new circuits because the whole house was originally done on like 3 circuits so this led to lots of wire being run from the panel through the garage into various parts of the house, so a main thing I wanted to accomplish was to cover all that mess up and put in new and less cabinets (since most of the old cabinets were filled with crap anyway and took up alot of space.)
(more…)

Plumbing help?

First things first, I’m a complete newb with plumbing. So, please give me a break if I’m not using the correct terminology.

I’m replacing the sink in my bathroom. I put the new sink in with a new faucet, but now the drain in the sink doesn’t line up the same with the trap pipe underneath. What can I do to get the new drain connected?

Quick description: I have what appears to be (white) PVC pipe coming from the wall for waste. It is currently connected to a (black) ABS p-trap which is now about 2" away from the new drain. The original drain was right in front of the waste pipe in the wall. The new one has shifted slightly away from the wall and slightly to the right which is preventing the connection from lining up.
(more…)