Phil shows you how to grout the American Bath Factory Sistine Stone Alcove Shower Kit. Here we are doing the last step in the tub to shower conversion. Grout and clean up.
Phil tells a story about how the videos have helped one woman and why we started the channel.
00:00 Follow along with a handyman
00:25 Grouting the shower tile with a drywall knife
01:10 How a woman used the videos to do her skirting
02:30 Started out as a resume, but has become so much more
04:10 A turtle on a post, cool to see. But you know he didn’t get there by himself
04:45 There you go, we’ll wipe it down after it dries
05:00 The plumbing and why we couldn’t take you with us
05:20 Back to clean the tile
06:00 Fixing a mistake
06:30 Back to cleaning the grout off tile
07:00 Let it dry then wipe it again
07:15 Installing a footstool in the shower
07:30 Pre-drilled the holes and set up wood supports
08:26 Sealing it with silicone
09:00 Put the 4 screws
09:10 Then attach to the shower wall
09:45 Fill in and seal with silicone
10:00 Gluing the soap holder- all 100% Silicone
11:00 Be an American not an American’t
Hi, I’m Phil Bridges, owner of Straight Arrow Repair. Ever want to know how a repairman fixes things? Well come with me, and I’ll show you how I solve problems. Let’s make things better together.
And I had a lady that called me or texted me and wanted some advice on. How to get her skirting job on a mobile home done.
I wasn’t able to get back with her as quickly as I wanted to, probably. But through several weeks she’s managed to get her skirting job done herself and I am so proud of her and that’s a good example. So people, if they want to they can do these things. And so that’s really why I’m doing this.
Now, the… In this area, I mean, originally I started this is like a resume and I out lived a lot of customers that I have. So I needed to have something to show people that they didn’t have to take my word for it. I can actually do it. They can go and see me do it. Through a little video. But it’s actually.
Worked to where I’m able to help a lot of people understand how to get it done. And then they’re doing it. That’s really cool. Really cool. That their will to do their. Own work that makes it all worthwhile for me.
To be honest with you though, wouldn’t have accomplish it without my wife. Helping me and my guy that’s working with me. Clay. They have been helping me all along, so credit needs to be given to them. My wife doing all the internet work, the website. She’s been doing this for years now. And so I’m just a turtle on a post, which is really cool to see a turtle on a post, but you know he didn’t get there by himself. So, I’m just a turtle on post. I’ve had a lot of help.
All right. We’ll let that set up a little bit and we’ll wipe it out with a bucket of sponge, water with sponge. And we’ll wipe it all down.
“When it’s dry.”
You don’t have to wait till it’s totally dry, but when it’s getting dry now. We’re going to clean up. By the way, we went underneath the house and could not take you with us.
It was so tight it was like crawling underneith someone’s couch to put in plumbing, and we put the plumbing in for the drain. We insulated everything, and then we put the plastic back up for them. So you couldn’t be there for that, sorry.
So there’s that so. What we’re doing now is wiping down the excess so that we can find a way to not have much to wipe down whenever it dries. I’m going to take some since to made a mistake. We’ll let that dry up and then we’ll wipe it out again. Alright so, we have a footstool goes there. If you notice I’ve cut these pieces of wood.
So, I don’t have to hold it. I’ve pre-drilled these holes. There were already some pre-drilled in there. I just made sure that would fit. Drill, I’ll just curl up in this thing. I’m not really made for this. Woo-hoo.
“Here I can hold it.”
I’m going to have to change up my.
So that just glues up there?
It just sits like that?
“Yep, like that. It’s not that. It’s still going to show up.”
It don’t want to stay there.
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