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post #721 of 856 Old 03-09-2009, 09:41 AM
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Any recommendations for using envirotex? I should be pouring it next weekend over slate tile. Im sealing the slate once before grout and once after. How long does it take thin pours to fully cure?

Any pics of the current progress? Love to see what you have got done.

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Heres the etex pouring instructions....

http://www.eti-usa.com/consum/envtex/envinstr.htm

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Any pics of the current progress? Love to see what you have got done.

I tiled 1/2 the bar last night and will finish the tile tonight. Once I tile it I will snap some pics and ask questions about mounting bar rail. I will probably start a new thread.

Any places I can buy 1 gallon from thats cheap? I think Joann carries the small ones from what ive heard, but im going to need alot of this stuff. Im thinking about 2 gallons since im going to need a thick pour to cover the tiles. Can I mix this stuff in a 5 gallon bucket with a wood paint mixer?
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I tiled 1/2 the bar last night and will finish the tile tonight. Once I tile it I will snap some pics and ask questions about mounting bar rail. I will probably start a new thread.

Any places I can buy 1 gallon from thats cheap? I think Joann carries the small ones from what ive heard, but im going to need alot of this stuff. Im thinking about 2 gallons since im going to need a thick pour to cover the tiles. Can I mix this stuff in a 5 gallon bucket with a wood paint mixer?

My local Menards carries the gallons for around $53....try there for sure as Michaels, Joannes etc only usually carry 32oz kits. I would love to see some pics or start a thread for all of us to see.

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I'm currently going over the final drawings for my bar in my basement as we speak. I have a neighbor who is a self-employed carpenter who just makes whatever I draw. As long as I give him measurements for things, he follows directions exactly.

My bar will have a "piano" shaped frame. (You know those upright pianos right?) The lower portion will basically be just a rectangle box that I slide in a front-vented bar refridgerator and ice maker and some drawers. That gets capped by a slab of granite 36" high with a hole cut in the middle for a sink. Then 1 foot above on top of that sits another slightly smaller piece of granite for the actual bar part that people sit up against.

From the side, the frame looks like an upright piano only with a lower slab of granite on the first tier (where the piano's keys would be) and another one at the very top that hangs over 6 inches towards the guest's side. That creates a 1 foot high space underneath the top tier for room for glasses and such that is hidden from view from the guest side.

Because I'm speanding all my money currently getting the theatre set up, It won't be finished for about 3 months I'd say?
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I tiled 1/2 the bar last night and will finish the tile tonight. Once I tile it I will snap some pics and ask questions about mounting bar rail. I will probably start a new thread.

Any places I can buy 1 gallon from thats cheap? I think Joann carries the small ones from what ive heard, but im going to need alot of this stuff. Im thinking about 2 gallons since im going to need a thick pour to cover the tiles. Can I mix this stuff in a 5 gallon bucket with a wood paint mixer?

yeah, I'd be interested to see some pics too!! I'm still interested in doing this as well, so I'm very curious how it's going to turn out.

Hopefully it goes well!
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I'm in the process of re-doing my bar. So far I have laid down some 36 inch cabinets in the general shape that the bar will be (see pic below). The main difference from the picture is I'm going to angle the cabinets that are closest a little more towards the back wall. Then we are going to put a 24 inch wide top (maybe granite) on top of the cabinets.

For the bar, I am going to frame out so that the bar top will be 42 inches tall after the top is put on. I have a question on how to best do that. Do I just need to have it one 2 x 4 wide attached to the cabinets? Or should I make a small (maybe 6 inch wide) box in front of the cabinets for added stability?

Also, I'm doing 24 inch wide granite on top of the cabinets, but I shouldn't need it that wide on the bar top, right? Is 12 inches enough? 18??

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Here's a picture of what we have to far:


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Nice layout. Are you putting in a sink?
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Thanks!

We are not doing a sink -- at least for now. If we decide later on to add one it will be a back bar project later on.

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Those of you who have done your own bar and used traditional bar moulding...is there much of a difference between the smaller 5" and the larger 6 3/4" moulding?
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Perhaps the profile? Do you have pics of the railing you are talking about?
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So , here ya go . Some pics of my almost finished bar ( i used the smaller bar rail)




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Nice...I love the rock wall with the cut outs for shelving. That is "real" rock is it?
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malbols,

Your bar looks great! Love the brick wall.

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Thanks guys .
Actually the rock is a man made concrete product called ledge rock . Let me assure you though it sure does look like the real thing .
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Oh it looks great! I didn't mean to say it didn't. If it was real brick I can only imagine what it would take to put that shelving in!

It looks awesome!!

I'm thinking of putting some sort of concrete or thin veneer in my bar!!


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Thanks guys .
Actually the rock is a man made concrete product called ledge rock . Let me assure you though it sure does look like the real thing .

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FYI - the stone is called ledge rock - very easy to install - it's actually a concrete manufactured stone . I think it cost me about $500.00 Canadian .
(I hear it's much cheaper stateside)to buy , including the mortar . The stone varies in thickness of course to give a natural look , but anywhere from 1 " - 2" thk .
For any cuts , i mounted a (concrete) 10" cutoff wheel to my tablesaw (run dry of course , no water)
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Basement project still has a little bit of work to go, but the bar is shaping up! Here are a couple of pictures of what we've done...








I am very happy with the way it turned out... except one thing. They cut a hole for the kegerator tower, but now it sits pretty low.




Anyone have thoughts on how I could raise up the tower a little bit??

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Can you complain enough to get a new granite top?

I think you will have to raise the whole kegerator, or better yet install some sort of decorative wood to cover the hole in the granite and then install the tower directly to it. If you cannot get them to make this right.

Most installs, that I have seen, you would take the tower off of the kegerator, cut the hole in the top large enough for the beer line, and then attach the tower to the countertop. That would be my first choice.

Looks like the hole was cut large enough to take off the tower for the install.
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Can you complain enough to get a new granite top?

I think you will have to raise the whole kegerator, or better yet install some sort of decorative wood to cover the hole in the granite and then install the tower directly to it. If you cannot get them to make this right.

Most installs, that I have seen, you would take the tower off of the kegerator, cut the hole in the top large enough for the beer line, and then attach the tower to the countertop. That would be my first choice.

Looks like the hole was cut large enough to take off the tower for the install.

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He is right the granite should have been cut with a hole for the beer lines and possibly some sort of insulation to keep beer flow cool and then the tower mounted to the granite so that there is more room under the tap to pour a beer.
Option #1--New granite top, cut right
Option #2--Some sort of filler for the large hole (wood, granite etc) and then a smaller hole for just the beer lines.
Optin #3--Get the largest keg you can fit in the kegerator, drink til empty and you wont care about the tower or the hole

On a side note have you plugged in and used that beverage center yet? The reason I ask is that I purchased that same one a few months back but its still sitting unused and I was curious if its performance was good. I have only turned mine on and set both sides at 36 to see if it got down to it and it did but I didnt know if it stayed there, ran too loud, too hot or any other issues and hoped you could shed some light

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#3 will happen for sure! #1 won't happen -- my wife MAY have mentioned that that's how we wanted it... that part is unclear right now. #2 may be what we end up doing.

The beverage cooler keeps things nice and cold. It's a little loud, but I don't find it so loud that it bothers me. Seems pretty nice.

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Also maybe you can replace that tower with a taller one since one of your issues is it being too low. Then after you get a taller tower you will still have to do option #2 and fill that hole somehow. Good luck and keep us posted

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Take the tower off the kegerator and mount it directly on the granite. Take a pvc pipe and slip it in the granite hole insulate it. Then with a slab/wood/whatever spacer to attach the draft arm to and glue it to the granite.
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I feel like doing something else to my bar. But since adding the lights, I really don't need to do anything...LOL....

I've added shelving to two of three windows. I think I will add to the smaller window, but will have to plan that a little. Maybe redo some trim work.
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Take the tower off the kegerator and mount it directly on the granite. Take a pvc pipe and slip it in the granite hole insulate it. Then with a slab/wood/whatever spacer to attach the draft arm to and glue it to the granite.

You mean fill the cut hole in the granite with either wood or granite. Drill a hole in the middle of it for the hose. Then glue the tower to whatever I use to fill the hole (granite or wood)??

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No,

If it were me, I would take the tower off the kegerator, put a sleeve in the granite hole using PVC pipe filled with insulation pushed to the kegerator and flush with the granite counter top, then run your beer hose back into the kegerator and mount the beer draft arm to the granite counter top. If the hole is too large, then put a piece of granite or other material and glue it to the granite top and drill a hole in it to run your hose back down into the kegerator.....

Hard to describe...hope you understand.
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I think I get what you are saying Randy. Thanks for the help.

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I like it! My original idea was to go with glass block, but decided against it once the wife declared that the bar must be movable.
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