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post #3511 of 3638
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What trim piece are you going to use for the edge of the tile/drink rail?

I have two pieces. I got them both from the same lumber yard as I got the bar rail from. One, which I plan to use to hide the edge of the tile is a simple 1/4"x 3/4" (or maybe 1", I forget) oak piece and the other is a rounded over oak piece called "drip edge" to go on the back side of the inside stained piece of wood. All together it will make a drink well to set glasses before serving. It's hard to explain, but you will see once I get them up and get some pictures.

In the meantime, this is from the site of where I got all pieces. The only difference is that I built cabinets underneath

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Notice I'm ignoring carboranadum.
post #3512 of 3638
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

Notice I'm ignoring carboranadum.

Don't you know you aren't suppose to feed the wildlife?
post #3513 of 3638
That makes sense.

That image looks familiar, did you get you parts from Hardwoods in Frederick, MD?
post #3514 of 3638
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We have a winner!

Yes, and they were very helpful. The guy I talked to said he used to build bars all over the Poconos. I can highly recommend them.
post #3515 of 3638
They do a lot of bar tops and bar rail. That is where I got all of my 4/4 and 8/4 Poplar for my trim. I wish I could have afforded something better but I didn't want to spend $2k-$3k on wood trim.
post #3516 of 3638
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Originally Posted by design1stcode2nd View Post

Making some good progress. What trim piece are you going to use for the edge of the tile/drink rail?

I was wondering the same thing. When I did some similar work, I used a cap stone piece to finish

The wood strip was only to allow the stone to set and was removed a few days later. The wall was then painted. BTW, time flies. The kid in the picture is now 15. Seems like yesterdaY.
post #3517 of 3638
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Originally Posted by carboranadum View Post

We are now 5 years and 27 days from that date and over 3500 posts. Who wants to place bets on when Tom will be finished? cool.gif

Whatever date you choose, carboranadum, I'll take the over ...

post #3518 of 3638
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Weekend updates pics, despite Hanesian's last post and SIX (count 'em SIX) trips to HD.

Trip ONE: on way home from work on Friday to pick up a small tube of silcone caulk to set the bar sink. I KNOW I have one SOMEWHERE. I have all the rest of the parts because I bought them when I did the rough-in and bougt the sink.

Trip TWO: Oh, yeah, I need the water line connections. I go and they have this new kind with a connector that clicks when it's tight enough to seal. Sounds good, except that I can't find TWO in the same size after rooting through all of the boxes. So I pick up one and one of the regular tighten-with-a-wrench-type. Get home only to realize that the fancy-schmancy-new-fangled one I pulled out of the box is the WRONG SIZE.

Trip THREE: Exchange the water line connection for correct size.

Trip FOUR: Can't find all of the drain parts. While I'm rooting around looking for the drain parts I find the tube of silicone cauk I KNEW I had SOMEWHERE AND I also found the backerboard scoring tool that I couldn't find so I bought another one last week. Realized I used the drain parts for the bathroom sink that was SUPPOSED to be done AFTER the bar, so back to HD.

Trip FIVE: I need four black 20 amp outlets and covers. HD has NONE. So I go to LOWES, get them and the under-counter lights.

Trip SIX: I need longer screws for the outlets to account for the thickness of the tile. So I pick up a box 1 1/2" AND 2", just in case.

Added the trim for the drip rail....


Caulked all the seams between tiles and wood trim...


installed the sink and a couple of under-counter LED light bars...


Still need to trim out the cabinets (don't know if I'll add doors, but I DO want to hide the under sink stuff so probably will.....eventually), and I need to give it one more steel wooling and finish coat then seal the seal granite and grout. Basically, this is what it will look like even when DONE done.

I intended to trim out the back bar, however that is totally screwed up now. The trim doens't fit....the 18x18 tiles are thicker than the 12x12 I had measured for, but THAT's another story.
post #3519 of 3638
6 trips? That's gotta be some sort of record wink.gif

I like the lights, though. It'll be cool when it is 100% done smile.gif
post #3520 of 3638
Thread Starter 
Thanks! It's comming together. It IS usable now, just like the bathroom...a little lipstick and mascara and it will be fine.
post #3521 of 3638
Tom, I think you've stumbled onto one of Murphy's littler known laws about plumbing. Regardless of how many fittings you buy on your first trip, you will never get all the fittings you need for a connection. Once you break this down in multiple connections, well, you get lots of trips smile.gif

It's looking good, though! That bar is a classy touch!
post #3522 of 3638
Nice work Tom!

Just curious....do
you have a vent or AAV hidden in the wall for that bar sink?
post #3523 of 3638
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Just curious....do you have a vent or AAV hidden in the wall for that bar sink?


Well, this is probably where I get into trouble.....no. It's tied into the main stack which is about two feet away. Drain, runs fine. I used the stopper to fill the bowl and it drained fine. As far as I know the only thing in that stack is the master bath. The other baths and washer empty into a second stack over in the mechanical room. The AAV cannot be behind the wall and it's a really tight fit under the sink. If it turns out that I really need one, I'll find a way to make it work.
post #3524 of 3638
Great progress Tom!
post #3525 of 3638
^^^^^Ditto. The bar is really taking shape and looks fantastic. Most EXCELLENT!!!!


Regards,

RTROSE
post #3526 of 3638
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A little weekend update ("Jane, you ignorant....") -

My buddy came over last Thursday night to install the tranistion from the carpet to the laminate and trim up the carpet edge. So, among all the other crap (that's the nice word for it) I had to do, I managed to get about half of the laminate in the bar area. I would have gotten up to the bar done expect that it took me TWO HOURS to get the starter strip installed at the sliding door. I measured twice and miscut. REmeasured TWICE, and STILL miscut. Finally I did what I should have done in the first place, which was to get a piece of cardstock and cut a pattern to fit, then traced onto the flooring. Painters tape is your friend!

Let me tell you, my back was KILLING ME when I got done. And I still have a TON of crap to get out of there.

Facing the theater....


Facing the equipment closet....
post #3527 of 3638
It was worth all those trips !! Looks great !
post #3528 of 3638
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

I would have gotten up to the bar done expect that it took me TWO HOURS to get the starter strip installed at the sliding door. I measured twice and miscut. REmeasured TWICE, and STILL miscut. Finally I did what I should have done in the first place, which was to get a piece of cardstock and cut a pattern to fit, then traced onto the flooring. Painters tape is your friend!

Hmm, I notice there isn't a close up of this area. So you spent two hours on it and didn't take a picture for us? tongue.gif
post #3529 of 3638
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No, I wasn't thinking about pics when I put all the crap that had to get back inside before it rained back where it was. At least I don't have to move it all again to finish. I WILL admit, there is STILL a little bloopie, but that's what shoe moulding is for. We'll see....MAYBE I'll try to get a pic tonight.
post #3530 of 3638
Thread Starter 
OK, here, for you bloodhounds.......



The gap along the door is not as bad as it looks (this IS a closeup)....quarter round will take care of it. I'll have to fit a little piece in to cover the other gap.
post #3531 of 3638
Tom,

What color is your fabric ? Some pictures it looks burgandy, some red, and others kinda purple. It's hard to tell.

Nice work with the progress it looks great. I love your Bar top. Used the same tile on our outdoor grill counter.
post #3532 of 3638
Thread Starter 
It's the GOM FR701 Deep Burgundy 2100-556.

Yeah, different lighting makes it look different in the pics, but in real life, it's always the same color.

Thanks, it's coming out pretty much as I pictured it in my head (and you don't want to see most of what's inside my head!).
post #3533 of 3638
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Saved the sump pump AGAIN!!!

Saturday night we watched a movie and afterwards I went upstairs. I can hear the pump better up there than I can downstairs and I noticed that it was running about every minute. We've had a LOT of rain lately, so I figured the ground water finally made its way deep enough to start running into the pit. It always seemed like it was a day or two or three AFTER the heavy rain that the pump really started running.

So, after two weekends on vacation, yesterday I go down to do a little more work on the laminate. I had done right up to the bar and had two pieces that needed the table saw set up to make the cuts to fit in.

And THIS is what I see......
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DAMN!
So I open the closet door and after pulling out the first two boxes, THIS is what I see.....
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And here are the first two boxes I pulled out....
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THIS is the cause of the water spraying everywhere inside the closet.....
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BUT it turns out, it's NOT the reason that its running every minute. I put the pipe back into the connector and tightened down ALL of the clamps. And for good measure, shop vac'd out 5 gallons of water and gunk from the bottom of the pit. Tested the batterty backup, on purpose and not on purpose when I unplugged the primary pump to stop the water from spraying all over ME when it kicked on after a minute and I hadn't yet put the pipe back together.

Turns out, I have two pipes running into the pit. One is a PVC that looks like it comes from the drain outsde the sliding door. The other is corragated and is either the under the foundation drainage OR comes from the drain that the AC and water heater drain into. After cleaning out the pit, I noticed that there is an almost constant stream of water running into the pit from UNDERNEATH the PVC pipe, which makes me think it is ground water. After all the rain, I noticed that the level of the spring-fed pond directly across the street is probably 4-6" higher than it has been so I'm pretty sure the water table is pretty high right now.

So I should probably sink a well and get me some spring water. Probably wouldn't have to go but about foot to hit the spring. In the meantime, I keep an eye on it. At least this year, I'm ahead of the hurricane season.
post #3534 of 3638
Oh man, that could have been really really bad. I think you and I have the exact same bad karma when it comes to sump pumps. Been there done that too. Boy do you get a shower or what when that thing kicks off!


Glad it was not too bad. Think I am going to check out my sumps now.


Regards,


RTROSE
post #3535 of 3638
Dang. Stupid sump pumps anyways mad.gif

Could have gotten worse though, I guess smile.gif
post #3536 of 3638
You have the worst luck with water! At least you caught it before it caused more damage!
post #3537 of 3638
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Could have gotten worse though, I guess

You can say that again!
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Could have gotten worse though, I guess
post #3538 of 3638
Tom,
You are a ways north of us, and I heard today that we are 6 inches OVER normal rainfall for the year, already...and I think we dodged a couple storms that hit your areas pretty hard...
I'm happy to see you caught it when you did...
post #3539 of 3638
Oh man, that stinks! You have quite the time with water and sumps. Here's to hoping that you get them under control!
post #3540 of 3638
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I'm starting to think maybe I need to replace that 90 degree bend with two 45s. Then maybe when the water pumps out it won't hit the top of the pipe so hard and push it out of the coupling. OR...maybe I can find a sweep 90. DANG! I thought I was going to have a long weekend off.
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