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I just LOVE the waterless toilet! Very green (figuratively and literally) hope it works out for you. I let you be the beta tester/early adopter on that one.

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Well, this thread is about due for the finished (basically) pics. Just have to paint baseboards, but that is going to wait a while. I also have put the wet bar off, since none of the cabinet companies I have had come price the job can get back to me with a quote. I suppose we will just go the IKEA route when we are ready, I know they will take my money. Anyway, here's the pics. Nothing has been put up on the wall yet, but the rugs are down and furniture is in place. I also brought down an entry table type thing to store the equipment in temporarily. I'll follow up with the finished bathroom pics. Again, lacking baseboard paint, but done otherwise.











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Looks great!

Curious - how are you liking the cork floor?

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Loving it. It's so nice and soft, and feels good to walk on, especially with barefeet. Still have some of that residual glue that I have to pay attention to, now that the majority of the work is done. It comes up easy with a wet sponge and some rubbing, but it blends into the floor when it's dry, so it's diffuclt to find. I found a squishy spot in the floor too that I will need to deal with. The OSB didn't get secured enough to the slab, so it's bouncy. You can't tell unless you are directly on the spot, but I know it's there, so I'll need to do something about it.

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JP if you can use 36 inch tall upper cabinets I found another very reasonable source. They are Chinese cabinets with many different finishes but they actually look pretty good. I went to look at them and they were similar to IKEA in quality.

I needed 30 inch so I couldn't use them for my project.

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JP if you can use 36 inch tall upper cabinets I found another very reasonable source. They are Chinese cabinets with many different finishes but they actually look pretty good. I went to look at them and they were similar to IKEA in quality.

I needed 30 inch so I couldn't use them for my project.

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If there isn't a price benefit that makes sense, I'll prolly stick with the IKEA. Did you price them when you went, or did you not get that far since they didn't have 30" tall cabinet you needed?

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Pricing is on the web site. The cabinet boxes are Plywood rather than MDF.
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Alas, they do not have the sizes we need either. Seems like a common theme.

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Looks really good, nice work on the room.
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Thanks for the positive comments.


As a side note, does anybody know of a foam that dries hard enough to support weight? I've got a soft spot in my subfloor that I would like to shoot some foam under and then (hopefully) when it sets up, it won't be a soft spot anymore.

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Maybe Great Stuff? need to be careful because it expands like crazy while it is drying, The non expanding version stays softer. Given the effort that went into that great looking floor you don't want to screw it up!
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I'm curious about this too, JP, although fortunately I'm still at the stage where I've put down Dricore but have not yet put any finished flooring on it yet. On the rare occasions when my Gypsies-in-laws are not in their "bedroom" (my soon to be HT), I notice a couple of "soft spots" as well where I obviously should have put in some spacers but didn't.

If someone still has easy access to the unfinished dricore and has such soft spots, do you think just some tapcon screws strategically placed would do the trick?

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Maybe Great Stuff? need to be careful because it expands like crazy while it is drying, The non expanding version stays softer. Given the effort that went into that great looking floor you don't want to screw it up!

I've used Great Stuff recently. I don't think it holds up quite like what I'm looking for. It compacts under even just hand pressure. I'm really looking for something that can hold up to some weight...like people walking on it. Maybe foam isn't my answer...just a thought.

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I'm curious about this too, JP, although fortunately I'm still at the stage where I've put down Dricore but have not yet put any finished flooring on it yet. On the rare occasions when my Gypsies-in-laws are not in their "bedroom" (my soon to be HT), I notice a couple of "soft spots" as well where I obviously should have put in some spacers but didn't.

If someone still has easy access to the unfinished dricore and has such soft spots, do you think just some tapcon screws strategically placed would do the trick?

If I understand what you are saying, then I would say...it depends.

If it's slight, then I would go with the tapcons...assuming tapcons hold tight for you. If it's not slight, then maybe drilling a hole and squirting something down there that will fill and setup strong is a better answer. Maybe we can find the "squirt and setup" solution as the same answer for different but similar problems.

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Waiting for coupon for Best Buy to use my Christmas gift cards to purchase the Pioneer 1019 receiver. Maybe I can finally get those rear speakers plugged into something.

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JP thinking about that floor, They make self leveling concrete patching material that comes in caulking tubes. You could drill some holes and squirt some down there. As long as the platoon is in the up position when the patch dries it would limit the down flexing when you walk on it.
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JP thinking about that floor, They make self leveling concrete patching material that comes in caulking tubes. You could drill some holes and squirt some down there. As long as the platoon is in the up position when the patch dries it would limit the down flexing when you walk on it.

That's exactly what I'm looking for. Any ideas on what it's specifically called?

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self leveling concrete patch

here is one possibility, I would experiment with it on some scraps first to see if it has the right firmness when dry.

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Great choice on the paint color. I painted my bar with similar color. For the cork flooring, does it actually feel soft when you walk on it? like a little cushion to it? It look very interesting.

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Great choice on the paint color.

Thanks. We are Longhorn fans...but I was really fighting going with this color. I really wanted to do something else, but we have used this color in another house and just liked it too much. I felt with the cork color and the future wet bar being wood, that everything would feel too "brown" and "earthy". We will see. I might have to decorate the walls with stuff that cools the tone down.

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For the cork flooring, does it actually feel soft when you walk on it? like a little cushion to it? It look very interesting.

No, it does not have a bouncy feel to it. But yes, it does feel soft. It's probably a little softer than a linoleum type flooring...so I could make indentions in it with something that has an edge...but I can't squeeze it between my fingers and make an impression. I feel the softness more when I have bare feet...it has sort of a "fuzz" feel to it...rather than a harsh coolness that tile would have.

We really like it. The perfectionist in me wishes I spent more time with the subfloor. There are spots where it's obvious (probably only to me) that a screw didn't get sunk all the way, or the OSB wasn't exactly level with the next piece. I've heard no complaints from anyone else though...and many compliments.

We are really glad we chose the cork floor.

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This thread talks about that exact method!: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...e=5&highlight=
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This thread talks about that exact method!: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...e=5&highlight=

Great link, thanks. Unfortunately, this is going to require me to pull up a couple cork tiles. I saved some extra that I can put back down, but it's just going to be a pain. I will wait until other projects are done and I'm REALLY bored to tackle this one.

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This thread talks about that exact method!: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...e=5&highlight=

I'm a little slow. If you're talking about the cork floor issue, what method are you referring to, and where in the 5 page thread is it described?

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I'm a little slow. If you're talking about the cork floor issue, what method are you referring to, and where in the 5 page thread is it described?

P.S. OK, fine ... I'm a LOT slow.

I think he was referring to the sagging floor issue, and a post shows the triangle 3 holes, then the cement caulk you squirt in there to reinforce the floor. Since my cork is already down though, I'll have to pull up a couple of cork tiles to fix this. Or I will have to find something to fill the cork holes with.

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Looks great! could you give me some specs, like ceiling height, ceiling height under the soffit, and the distance seating is from the screen.

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Looks great! could you give me some specs, like ceiling height, ceiling height under the soffit, and the distance seating is from the screen.

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Ceiling height is 7.5 feet. The soffit is 11 inches tall. The front edge of the couch is at 9.5 feet from the screen. Screen size is 93 inches (16x9).

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We really like it. The perfectionist in me wishes I spent more time with the subfloor. There are spots where it's obvious (probably only to me) that a screw didn't get sunk all the way, or the OSB wasn't exactly level with the next piece. I've heard no complaints from anyone else though...and many compliments.

Sounds a little like the "Princess and pea" story....

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Sounds a little like the "Princess and pea" story....

I feel like I should take offense to you calling me a Princess.

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I just read through your build thread, Nice job! It gives me motivation to get moving again on my basement and HT 2.0

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I just read through your build thread, Nice job! It gives me motivation to get moving again on my basement and HT 2.0

Thanks for the kind words. We finally got the baseboards painted...so I just have a couple of little things to finish up. We have enjoyed it quite a bit though, and it's a nice cozy place for us to hang out with all this snow we have been getting.

There's definitely a couple of nagging things that I think I will just wait to tackle when they annoy me so much that I have to "fix" them. The front columns' corners are really bad, as far as the mudding goes, and it bothers me. That and the floor issue discussed above. My wife hasn't said anything about either, but I know they are there.

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