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Re: Remodel - advice [Re: everysurfr] #2975962
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Originally Posted by everysurfr
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If you are even moderately handy you can do a lot of work yourself.

Hiring a contractor to do everything is pretty extravagant in my book.

Hire pros for plumbing/electrical, the rest is just work.

Yea, sure. Anybody can do a tight drywall topping pass (like you even know what that means) float a shower wall (do you know what that means either?) Set a cabinet true, know which paint and primer is best for that cabinet, cut and install a counter surface on an undermount sink, an on and on.

How loud would you scream if I said, "Anybody with a cell phone and Photoshop is a professional photographer."?


I let pros float the wall, I do the rest.

Cabinets are child's play.

I know you like to make yourself very important.

And yes, anybody with a cell phone can be a professional photographer.

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Originally Posted by everysurfr
Liability insurance covers accident, but not omissions. If I kick over a bucket of paint onto your rug, it is covered. If I'm a doofus and I leave out a bolt, or just suck at my job, then possibly no coverage. If a pipe bursts, it is covered. If I don't install the valve correctly, then it becomes grey.

The more you know, the less likely you are to hire a handyman with a pick up truck.
Originally Posted by ElOgro
Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta
What happens if my neighbor in the unit above has some sort of leak disaster and destroys the work in progress?


Then you’re fvcked. Better to cancel the project.

I have the best bathroom in North America.

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Re: Remodel - advice [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2975978
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i don't have a great photo, but i love my shower and sauna
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Surf related because that is a Hawaiian Umbrella tree on top of the sauna. Bonsai style

Re: Remodel - advice [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2975979
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Very nice.

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medium-light gray slate tile flooring, and a soon to arrive vanity from Resto Hardware. Couple of teak benches (one in the shower, one outside the sauna) and once the new vanity is in, the two largest walls will become my gallery of unbridled surf-ego-feeding photographs. mostly of me, naturally, but maybe a shot of my wife at kiddieland in tavarua, and perhaps a couple of land and seascapes

Lot of photography and art to soften all of the stone and slate

Re: Remodel - advice [Re: subway] #2975998
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Is your contractor paid and gone already?

You might want to re-think the heating /a.c. vent inside the shower. Mold, rust, and air plowing on you when you are soaking wet. shameonyou

Also, the towel bar inside the shower? 6 months until a rust stain starts down the wall.

I do like the feel of it.


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Originally Posted by FecalFace
Originally Posted by everysurfr
Liability insurance covers accident, but not omissions. If I kick over a bucket of paint onto your rug, it is covered. If I'm a doofus and I leave out a bolt, or just suck at my job, then possibly no coverage. If a pipe bursts, it is covered. If I don't install the valve correctly, then it becomes grey.

The more you know, the less likely you are to hire a handyman with a pick up truck.
Originally Posted by ElOgro
Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta
What happens if my neighbor in the unit above has some sort of leak disaster and destroys the work in progress?


Then you’re fvcked. Better to cancel the project.

I have the best bathroom in North America.

nana



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I would have expected nothing else from you fecal


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Re: Remodel - advice [Re: everysurfr] #2976017
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Originally Posted by everysurfr
Originally Posted by FecalFace
If you are even moderately handy you can do a lot of work yourself.

Hiring a contractor to do everything is pretty extravagant in my book.

Hire pros for plumbing/electrical, the rest is just work.

Yea, sure. Anybody can do a tight drywall topping pass (like you even know what that means) float a shower wall (do you know what that means either?) Set a cabinet true, know which paint and primer is best for that cabinet, cut and install a counter surface on an undermount sink, an on and on.

How loud would you scream if I said, "Anybody with a cell phone and Photoshop is a professional photographer."?


I get where you're coming from. But you build surfboards. You're not a pro. It might take you longer and they will have some flaws but they work right? And you're proud of your work? Same thing for me and doing my own construction.

This is the bathroom I did a couple years ago. Tiny space but I got all the essentials in. Inspector was impressed when he measured and verified that everything fit to code. Only things I did not do were the plumbing and hot mop.

All in cost, obviously without my work, included the combo washer/dryer - $5000.

Surf related because that's a painting I did of Pat Curren checking out Yokohamas-

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Re: Remodel - advice [Re: patrolman] #2976032
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Hi Jeff,
That's pretty nice! I get what you are saying about the joy of doing your own work. It's also great to save money.

I'm walking a fine line here, discussing other's work. I know that the do-it-yourself guy likes his mistakes being pointed out about as much as I like hearing the do-it-yourself guy telling me I don't know my prices.

In my case, I don't even know how many bathrooms I've built over the last 30 years. I think I've learned a bit on every one. But hey, if Fecal knows more than me after doing his first shower, then more power to him!

I'm dropping hints here to help out anyone either hiring someone or doing it themselves.


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Originally Posted by everysurfr
Liability insurance covers accident, but not omissions. If I kick over a bucket of paint onto your rug, it is covered. If I'm a doofus and I leave out a bolt, or just suck at my job, then possibly no coverage. If a pipe bursts, it is covered. If I don't install the valve correctly, then it becomes grey.

The more you know, the less likely you are to hire a handyman with a pick up truck.
Originally Posted by ElOgro
Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta
What happens if my neighbor in the unit above has some sort of leak disaster and destroys the work in progress?


Then you’re fvcked. Better to cancel the project.

I have the best bathroom in North America.

nana



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I have a bathroom with a view.

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is that mag bay?


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Re: Remodel - advice [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2976061
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Is that your wife's cabin? Looks nice.


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Originally Posted by everysurfr
Is your contractor paid and gone already?

You might want to re-think the heating /a.c. vent inside the shower. Mold, rust, and air plowing on you when you are soaking wet. shameonyou

Also, the towel bar inside the shower? 6 months until a rust stain starts down the wall.

I do like the feel of it.


That’s where the ac vent and prior shower already were. Didn’t occur to me to have it moved. And the prior shower was open topped too. I see what you’re saying though. But yeah we just went with where existing innards already were. And the grab bar (bit stouter than a towel bar) is for hanging my 6 mil after a feb surf. We’ll see about the rust. You may be right but that was my specific call, not the GC. Literally for hanging heavy wetsuits to drip dry in winter

If it ends up rust staining I’ll just get that wall re done, sans grab bar, and continue supporting my local bathroom shaper lol

But thank you for the feedback (seriously) and the positive feedback as well. Other than the actual work, the design and spec and material selection etc was all me

Re: Remodel - advice [Re: silentbutdeadly] #2976070
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Originally Posted by silentbutdeadly
is that mag bay?


Yessir.

Technically it's the outer point on the outside of the sand dunes on the North end of Mag Bay.

An easy run to all kinds of good fishing.

Some go for the surf. I go for the fish. cheers


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