How To Wire Mini Split Replacing the Cover

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How To Wire Mini Split Outside

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How To Relocate Toilet & Plumbing Pt 1

Ever needed to move a toilet from one side of the room to another? In this bathroom remodel we are moving the toilet and all the plumbing. Phil gives tips and hints of ways to help you with the makeover. I know audio is bad but you can find the transcript at: ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Intro00:12 … Read more

How to Mud and Tape A Recess Drywall

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How To Wire Mini Split Head

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Installing Mini Split Head

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Installing A Cabinet Over A Vent

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How To Remove Toilet

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Floor Support For Second Floor

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How To Place Your Screws #Shorts

How To Place Your Screws #Shorts

I put the screws about every six inches on the outside. The way I tell a lot of the guys, is like from the tip of your finger to the bottom of your wrist or in the field, say, from your wrist to your elbow. So ? Subscribe, ?, it helps a lot!!➤❓/ ?:➤ … Read more

How To Cut Metal Roofing Dormers – How to cut Dormers Metal Roof

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Tools for Floor Repair

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Mobile Home Crossover Duct Replacement

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Updated 2-6-23 Phil shows you exactly how to measure the cross over ductwork for your double-wide mobile home. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Intro00:12 Showing Crossover duct work, want to use wrapped metal to prevent rusting out01:13 Has 2 crossover01:53 How to measure for duct you need ? Subscribe, ?, it helps a lot!!➤❓/ ?:➤ Follow ➤➤I … Read more

How To Remove a Garden Tub in a Mobile Home

How To Remove A Garden Tub In A Mobile Home

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Bathroom Remodel DIY 2

Updated 6-22-23

Second part of a complete bathroom remodel. We pull out the toilet, tear out the tile and get ready to tile the floor.

00:00 Mixing thin set
00:30 Instructions on how to mix the thin set
00:55 Put water in first, outside to control the mess
01:15 Putting water first will help with your clean up
01:30 Goal is a consistency between peanut butter and soup
02:10 If it’s a little heavy you can do cups instead of picking the bag up
02:30 Use an electric drill to mix it
03:00 Get all the lumps out of there
03:30 The drill is getting a work out
03:45 You might want to use a heavier electric drill
04:30 Random marriage advice lol
04:55 When you mix a lot you kind of know
05:25 He’ll use a 6″ finishing knife to pull that out
05:55 Chalk line that he popped
06:10 Size of trowel they are using
06:40 You need more there if you can see the dots
07:15 He provides the knowledge of how it’s supposed to be done
07:30 Decided to lay tile in thirds
08:00 Cut at 6 and half inches for the stagger
08:23 Cutting the tile
08:45 This particular saw how it works
09:40 The speed of the motor
09:50 Want to watch the speed near edges, it will break the tile
10:00 You don’t have to have this fancy of a saw
10:45 Already lined the tiles up
11:00 You don’t want to be too far away or you’ll end up squeezing the grout up
11:20 They make a little rubber hammer
11:55 The other third of tile
12:55 Don’t have to be that close because going to put trim on it
13:05 Complex cut
13:30 How to measure for the tile
13:50 Measuring like drywall, just faster
14:40 Tough cut, have to help Clay with that
15:15 You can use a speed square to mark it
15:50 The way he cut the tile
16:05 Will use nibblers to complete the cut
16:30 Now can set the tile
16:40 Need to cut depth from the tile
17:33 Back after all the tile has been set
17:45 Made sure the customer was happy with the color
17:55 He’s used to using drywall tools
18:15 Forcing the grout in the cracks
18:25 He suggested the kids get to pull the spacers out
18:45 How we mix our grout
18:55 Don’t want to mix a lot because got to get it down it 45 mins
19:15 Wiping down the tile with a sponge
19:40 Using thrift store towels to clean
20:00 After the towel leaves a fine dust
20:30 Come back in an hour and knock the dust off all of this
20:40 Cover the tile paint the walls and ceiling
21:00 Using 5 min mud to fill in holes in the walls
21:50 If you’re not a good finisher you don’t have to use 5 min mud

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Hello. So what we’re doing now is mixing the thinset, which is what holds the more ceramic tile to the Hardie board in this case. And this is a thin set mortar. By Versa bond, this is from Home Depot. The the buckets from Home Depot, which you can use, Lowe’s or whoever. And there’s calculations and instructions on how to do it.

And it tells you coverage if you have different size. I’m tried, but anyway, if you have different sized rooms. It will tell you how far a bag will go this case, we got a really small bathroom, not super small, but smaller. And so now what I do is I put water in first and not a leaf. And I’m outside where I don’t make too much of a mess.

I won’t want to do it inside the customer’s house and mess up the house and track it all up. But what we’re going to do is pour instead of just putting this in and then trying to pour water over top of it, put the water in first because we have a lot less trouble cleaning it out because a lot of times the bottom, even though you pour water in the top, the bottom ends up getting a lot less water and it ends up having powder at the bottom and hard to mix because it gets real liquid at the top.

So our goal is pour this in me guessing, mixing. Well, let it drink a little bit. Mixing. What I’m trying to get is some kind of consistency between peanut butter and soup. Soup is too much. Peanut butter is a little on the thick side. You want it to kind of slide off. Peanut butter would stick to a knife or something.

So here’s one. Here we go. That’s a little heavy for the average person to lift this bag up. You can do it by cup fulls and you could do it with a drywall finishing pan. I was worried they might have put too much water in here. You’ll see, we have electric drills. There’s battery power drill. I’ve got multiple of them. So, I don’t mind put on one, so it’s fast, as strong.

A lot of times I’ll just bump it instead of trying to go full blast. Is it going to really work hard. You’ve got to get all those lumps, out of there. It’s going to mix pretty good. Looks like you need to make sure you get all the bottom. Mixed just as well. Getting the little lumps and dried up spots. And then if your… The poor drill going, oh, my God and it’s starting to smell like burning plastics.

But I believe it’s going to make it. I’d recommend a heavier drill. Electric drill. Because I have been doing that. I just did a.

Set of them. That’s pretty good. We got a little bit of loss, but they’re still pretty good. And guess what? The mix is pretty good. You see how that’s dripping off? Still thick. Now you say, Well, how did you come up with that? I’ll tell you honestly, it’s all instincts. Sometimes I have to add water and then I have too much water.

And I had. But the more you do it, the less mistakes you make.

I’m on my third marriage and.

I don’t I wouldn’t be claiming the next part of marriage. But, you know, the woman I’m with now.

We haven’t had an argument in eight years like each other, but neither one of us needed each other. We just liked each other, you know, That’s probably how you do it. So anyway, when you mix a lot, you kind of know, Hey, I’ll put this much in and it will mix well. So it is working together. And now the federal government calls it mitigation.

So we are working together here and mitigating I like that it’s a new term we got to come up with. Anyway, cooperation is what you want. And so we’re now we’re going to take this little six inch finishing knife instead of trying to rely on dumping it all out and leaving chunks of it in the bucket. I can take that finishing knife and pull it out because this the same kind of sized bucket that you use for drywall, mud.

And guess what? You use that to get it out, or at least I do. You can maybe have some magical powers that I don’t have, but that’s how I do it. Okay, here we go.

Here’s a chalk line that we popped. So we’ll start on this side of it and then work back and forth until we come to the last part will work in the middle where the door is. Come on around here, Clay. This is the size that we’re using and the grooves. If you have like big glops like that, you got to pull it down. I don’t really care right there because I’m working over here first. Now, trying to make sure everything has and see where those dot, those dotted areas are. That’s not enough. You got to put more on See that?

You see those gaps, right? Like right there. That’s not enough. You got to put more in there. So that’s what I’m doing. I’m going to fill this area and then I’m going to work from this line that way because I can probably reach that and go all the way across, have a lot of cuts. Then we’ll take you with us so you can do it yourself, or at least you know how it’s supposed to be done.

That’s what I provide, Is that knowledge either to do it yourself, or know how it’s supposed to be done so you can have somebody doing it right for you.

What we decided was instead of doing halves we’ll stagger these. We’re going to do it in thirds. So, a third would be about six and three eighths out of 19 and a half, that will better go six, six, 19 and a half.

So 19 and a half divided by three would be six and then inch and a half divided by that’d be six and a half inches. So we’re going to do this, cut this at six and a half all the way across. And that way I have the first one, six and a half inches back from here. And then they’ll have this piece. I’ll put it over. There will be that’ll be our stagger and we can do that over and over and over again. Now we’re going to go cut it.

All right, one of the things you need to remember if you want your saw to last, or your saw blade, make sure there’s always water running on this thing. And matter of fact why don’t you come around this side. This particular one, I have one that you pull and it’s a longer platform. I have another that you come down. I have another table. This particular one has a table that slides through, so we can cut some pretty good sized things. What I’m going to do is put it up tight on that.

And then line it up. Like that. Now I’m going to crank it up and we’re going to see water here and then I’m going to start cutting. Now, if you notice, the speed of that motor is letting you know, Hey, don’t push me too hard because I’m a bogged down. You don’t want to do that. If you also notice it’s just trying to pick up when you try to go too fast. A lot of times when you get in there edges, if you’re going too fast for it’ll end up breaking pieces, uh…

You’ll run into that and you don’t have to have this nice of a saw. Although there’s nicer than this, you can have just a little table saw. I did big, big jobs with a little bitty $50 saw you can get at Habor Freight, if you push it through the little tiny blade. You can do it with the break ones by which I haven’t done very many of those.

I’ve used them, but I don’t do big jobs with them. You can. But here’s what we did. And now we’re going to go in there and Clay’s going to take over cutting and we’re going to be giving him measurements. I’ll probably marked the material and he’ll, Drew will bring it out to him and then he’ll cut it and then Drew will bring it back and I’ll be in there on my knees the whole day long. Now it’ll be a few hours and I’ll show you what we’re doing.

I’m going to if you look down here. We’ve already lined these up. Put spacers in between. I’ll get them on that chalk line that we set. And now we’re stagger and those pieces you saw us cut and staggered. The first one like that, you don’t want to be too far away and then pull over because you end up squeezing up that grout up in there.

What we’re doing now is putting that, the spacers like so getting it over. Now they make little rubber hammers for that. You do that too. And then I get a a full piece put the spacers in everywhere. Going to each side, and maybe two on the end. Woops. Okay then we have that other third. Ok, there you go. We’re going to start I got to… Now if you remember, we don’t have to be that close because you’re going to put trim on top of that.

But in this case I’m going to because it’s not a big deal for me to do. Now, this is kind of a complex cut right here. All right. So you don’t want to be terribly close, because remember we’re going to get trim three quarters to five-eighths trim. And so I got my piece here and I’ll measure to it. And remember we’re going to have a spacer too, 3/16 Mm.

So I have room so I can do four and a half over and I got to have spacer here so I can go inch and a half there. So basically I’m going to have one half an inch for a quarter inch on this. A quarter inch. Yes. I be a little closer there. So inch and a half I’m doing this like drywall and a lot of people can’t.

But this is just years and years of doing it. okay. Then the other side, mm, a quarter 12 and a half inches. If I go like that 12 and a quarter. That’s tight, to 12 and I go a quarter inch, I do 12 and three eighths. It shows you the tricky part here, which I brought my little table saw for, but you got to cut this section out so we’re going to cut here and here and I’ll have to help him with that.

And we’ll see if we can figure out a way to cut this. Also, we have one right here, which will be like 11 inch piece. You can use a speed square, things like that. That’s the waste which we could cut that down into one of those pieces there, but that’s okay. Just keep that out there. There will end up being places.

So that these two pieces to cut, and I’ll go out there with him. But we’ll get a rhythm going and we’ll show you what’s going on.

Okay. The way I did this was I of course, cut it here and here. What I first did was cut this area by taking roll the plan off of that thing and then lift it up into the blade and cutting it off. But if you notice, I didn’t cut through. So we have lines out here. We’re here. So I have to have these nibblers that you can buy where they sell ceramic tile tools, and you can get into that corner. Watch me break the tile and nibble that out. Okay, So now we got where we can put this in.

So we’ve got to cut depth this way now. Didn’t even think about that here I am supposed to be knowing what I’m doing. Okay, So it’s. Four and a quarter. Four and a quarter, like Drew said, here’s a pencil. Okay. That part gets cut off. Now pass me the marker six and a half inch. How about this? Do like we did last time. We’ll mark six and a half this way and will want to cut on that side. We want this piece in the graphic. Okay. Two pieces for Drew to take Clay and they’re going to cut it.

Hello friends, today we’re after the grout and if you’ll pan through there, the tiles all been set and we’re putting the grout in. Make sure the customer was happy with the color. And I’m using a sanded grout and use the finishing knife to push it in. That way.

I’m just really familiar with finishing knives, all your drywall finishing and we mixed it with a battery power drill and a beater. Which I’ll show you here shortly, how that works and I’m forcing the grout in there. Of course, we’ve taken all the spacers out. We didn’t do it. The kids that live here had a lot of fun doing it. I had suggested that would be some fun for the kids to do. And so we’ll let that set a little bit and we will keep on keeping on and we’ll come back here, start wiping it out. Wiping it down and we’ll show you how to do that.

Okay. In case you’re wondering, go ahead keep mixing. This is how we make, use a beater like this and a battery powered drill. Don’t to mix a whole lot because I’ve got to get it down in 45 minutes. That’s when it starts getting stiffer than to wipe it all down. So that’s about the mixture that we want maybe a little thicker, but that’ll work. And then we’re going inside and put it in.

When we first start off, we do the sponge to watch how Drew’s doing this, getting the main part of it off. When we come back with the towel. If you look back here we’re using towels, Clay’s tracking it up.

But this team is getting better and better at it and you can pull it down with a towel. Believe it or not, that works better than sponges and it could be expensive if you buy them brand new towels. I go to thrift stores and pick them up, and then use them again and again. The sponge I can’t reuse, but a towel cleans it up and does a better job. Now, after that towel does its job, it’ll leave a fine dust. And here by the way we need to clean that up. It will leave a fine dust and then we’ll come back with the towel again and wipe that dust down. We’ll get it all cleaned up nice and pretty. And that’s how you grout.

Okay. The next thing we’re going to do is if you let this dry for about an hour or so, we’re going to take a towel knock the dust off of all this. Tomorrow, we’ll come back, and we’ll seal it maybe. But today we’re going to cover it with paper, every bit of it. And then we’re going to paint the ceiling and we’re going to get the walls ready, maybe paint walls today. But there’s going to be some texture spray.

And there’s some holes to fill, screws to take care of. So we’ll do all that. We’re using a 5 min mud. So, I can’t really do a lot of face to face because it dries, from the time you put water on it within 5 minutes. And I’m pretty far in so all these areas we dug out loose drywall, filled in smashed in screws, and holes.

We’re now filling in with five minute mud, which means it will be dry pretty quick. Then we’ll do… Drew’s following a long behind me. And he’s feathering out the edges. So then I’ll come back, I’ll spray texture on all this that needs it. If you’re not a good finisher, you don’t have to use five minute mud. I would recommend doing something like 15-45 min if you want it faster.

All you do is use hot water to mix and it’s twice as fast. So you don’t unless you’re really confident about your abilities, you don’t use… I need a hammer, Drew. 5 min mud.

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Bathroom Remodel Diy 1

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Cleaning a Deck with Oxiclean

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How to Remove Wallpaper with Steamer

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How To Install A Kitchen Backsplash – Ceramic Tile on a Kitchen Wall

How To Install A Kitchen Backsplash

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How To Buy A Door Knob – Installing a New Doorknob

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Replacing a Bathroom Floor

Replacing Bathroom Floor

Updated 1-12-23

Phil shows you how to replace the bathroom floor. Mobile home bathroom that was damaged by an overflow air conditioner leak.

00:00 Bathroom damaged from a/c leak
00:15 Check your over flow line at least once a year and blow out
00:25 Drain line needs to be on the other side of the house on the downhill side
00:55 The leak could come from anything
01:05 What all we’re going to do today
01:40 We’ll pull back the carpet checking for damage
03:03 Toilet has been taken up. Why you might not want to caulk there.
03:41 Tank bolts, what if they won’t come lose?
04:20 Before you move the toilet and tank back
04:37 You will want to block the septic drain
05:25 Inside the AC
06:02 Brought the trim back in to show you why you want to caulk the bathroom trim
07:05 Want to break a hole in the floor along the edge
07:50 Floor is out, and we’re adding wood along the edges to support the floor
10:17 Where we put the wood supports
10:50 Measured for the flange
11:35 Shut offs and water lines
11:49 Why we cut the plywood the way we did
12:29 Showing how we pieced the plywood for the floor together
13:10 Supporting the cabinet
13:49 Cutting the two by
15:08 Back inside with the 2 by
16:56 Starting the tile
17:22 Tile glue and what you need to think about
17:49 An alternative to tile glue
18:15 Floors in, we sealed the trim bottom and top
18:43 Fast grab saves you some time, but costs 3 times as much

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And this is another example of a bathroom that got an issue with the air conditioner. The overflown on the a-coil, spilled over and then ran inside the bathroom of the bathroom and into the hallway some too. That’s very typical. What you want to do is every year, sometimes twice a year you want to blow out that line. That goes for a drain, and it’s uh…

I’ll talk about that another time. But that drain line needs to go to the other side of the house. Not on the uphill downhill side. Otherwise, that water can literally make this house settle because that moisture underneath the piers make the house settle down. So this is an important thing maintain your drain line and clean your a-coils.

A lot of people don’t know how to do that, but there’s plenty of maybe at some point I’ll show you how to do that. You can buy a little aerosol can that sprays and cleans it all up. I’ll show you all that another time. Anyway, that’s what happened here. But it could be a leak from a cabinet, sink cabinet, or from a tub overflowing.

It could be this issue. So what we’re going to do today is tear out this floor. We’re actually going to leave this time, leave the cabinet in. We’re going to pull the toilet, remove the trim, and put in a new door. This actually is not a door that came from the factory it’s been put in. We’re going to put in the doorjamb jamb.

Of course we’ll have to widen this out. I’ll show you all that. We’re going to put new tile down. I’ll show you two different methods of glue and then we’ll put the toilet back down. We’ll put new tile in new trim, and we’ll pull the carpet back because we have a split there. In the carpet, it’s from the factory.

You don’t normally have the split right here. So this is probably a big carpet that’s been replaced. We’ll pull this back and we’ll look and see if we have any damage here that we need to work on because particleboard deteriorates slowly, quite often, and you might have a bad area and it take another year or two for a totally falls through.

It’s all held together with glue. Everybody says, well, you should always use plywood instead of particleboard. Sort of. The issue is water soluble glue is put in plywood that puts in layers. So if water gets on that plywood, it’ll be laminate and it will not fall through like particale board does, but it will rollercoaster and the layers will come apart So water is a bad thing for wood.

So if you know and have time, we won’t have time on this one. When you put plywood in a kitchen or in a bathroom, if you have the time, paint it. And that way you can resist a lot of the damage. It might happen from an overflow of a sink or an overflow the toilet or an overflow tub or people stepping out of the tub. So just for your information, this is what we’re going to do and I’ll guide you through it.

Hey, the toilets being taken up. It had some caulking around it, which is not a bad idea. It’s just not a good idea if you’re thinking that it’s going to keep it from leaking out, what it’s doing is forcing it to hit the floor there and it’ll come out anyway.

Anyway, what we did was shut the water off because if you don’t have a shut off there, you have to shut the whole house down. Do it because you have to remove the toilet to do a good job. Now, whenever you do that, then you flush your toilet and then you disconnect your line and there’s going to be water coming down.

So that put a towel down and then you’re going to try to loosen up your tank bolts in this case, like many, many cases. Tim, he’s operating the camera and had to cut off those bolts where the sawzall or you can take a hacksaw on turned. There’s a way to change blade to a sideways. You can cut that off real slowly and cut those bolts off.

Then you lift that toilet up. And in my case, we took it and put stuff to cover up, the toilet, uh the tub because we don’t want to skin up or dirty up the tub and put it inside there and then put the tank in here. Now, before we put this tank back I don’t want water to come out of that trap, which is right here, what we’ll have to do is rock that tank backwards and forwards, backwards and forwards and more water come out.

Hopefully we’ll have very much come out before then. Whatever we pull the toilet and put it in there. You better put something inside here because if you don’t, you end up savoring the smells that come out of a septic tank because the trap is in the toilet, not in the floor. Like in a sink the trap is underneath the sink.

So you will not have a trap to stop the, to the water is what in the bottom of that trap, stops the smell from coming up. The trap, that’s what that’s for, is to stop the smell. So put something in that hole and we’re going to cut out all this area and we’ve also got the issue with the jam right here.

It’s been all rotted out from the air conditioning unit. Not having the drain. And this is the drain.

“Good save.”

This is the drain line. This is a cool mess that gets clogged up here. Or if it gets clogged in that drain line all the way out. It’ll overflow, drop down into your air conditioning vents and all over onto the floor. That’s what happens. This is not unusual at all. It happens a lot. And before you know it, your floor is rotted out.

You don’t even have a chance to fix it. So once or twice a year, you need to clean that up. We’ll clean this up. Alright?

Hey guys just let, we brought the trim back in so you can see this is very typical. It’s nothing unusual. Water might have overflow from here or the shower came down from here. Some people stepping out from here.

The toilet could have overflowed to sink, kind of overflows. But when the water comes up here against this drywall, there’s no caulking right here. It’ll go underneath the trim and then hit that drywall and it will come up. And that’s what you see right here. It’s coming up the drywall and it stains the trim at the same time.

“It soaks into the drywall, right?”

Soaks into the drywall, comes up here quite often. You can literally see stains. And these have been painted over but it’s been a while since it’s had an issue. But you can have the evidence right there in front of you. And so what we’re going to do, whenever we get through with all this, replacing the floor and everything we’re going to caulk the front side and the top side of that trim. So and not that it’s going to make it a pond in here, but it will stop it from running hitting the wall and whicking up.

And I recommend you do the same. So what we usually do is when we’re getting ready to may replace the floor is this is going to be tough, but we… This has actually got particle board that has been replaced before. There’s been tile put over the top of linoleum. But we do that so that we can start to sawzall up against the wall and cut along that edge.

And sometimes it’s real easy, like, like there easier to get. So that’s what you do. You start and then you put your sawzall and cut it in an angle and cut it out.

OK, This pretty thing is not as pretty as it was. We took out the floor, which is a bit of a chore, we had chisel around the edges, get everything cleaned up We were fortunate enough to have wood on the outside. Quite often you have to build it out.

One point I guess I’ll have a job where I can show you guys how to do that, but a lot of times you can just fashion it to there, underneath here. This cabnet is a point. We’re literally going to go from here to there underneath the cabin. We’re going to crawl underneath there and fasten that to the floor joist over there.

But I’ve already got that cut. Put one piece in, and now I’m using pressure to the wood, not because I have to, but because it’s left over from a deck that we did. So it’s just a plus for the customer, and I fit them in there tight between. So you cut them tight and then I So I’ll put 3 inch screws in, now in reality, I could actually like, say for here, go like this and I want to make sure the set good and so on that twisted down. That always runs an issue so you can actually go through the side also.

But in this case I’m going to go as long as and I put one on at least two per end. Now, I’m not using any coated screws they’re just more expensive, doesn’t do any better job. Do not use torks if it’s more expensive. So that way there’s something for the plywood to be at that won’t move. You put weight there, it won’t move. We’re going to put one here and here on both sides of the toilet so that I can cut and go underneath the toilet flange, which I’ll show you that.

So here we go. I’ll try to cut you here in there as I go along.

All right. So in this situation, we cut wood along side the tub, with screws fastening it, one on each side of the toliet flange itself and then one underneath the cabinet kind of out. So the edge of the cabnet will be done and then one underneath the counter, whick had to climb underneath and fasten to the floor joist. So we fastened it here and then crawled underneath it and fastened underneath the cabinet.

So the cabnet is supported. In a minute, I’ll show you how we’ll put in one right here. But right now, we’ve measured the center of the flange and then measured the center to here and then mind you, that sits on top of the plywood. So it’s actually it’s actually about an inch back in here or more that the plywood needs to be cut in a circle around it.

I guess I’ll do a tutorial on how to cut toilet flange. And when you don’t have the tools, all the different ways to do it. And then we also have the water supply line. So, this is CPVP which will freeze I generally encourage everybody to do pex. Um, the shut-off is leaking but I think we can, but I think it’d be alright.

I usually use quarter turn shut-offs and this one’s shutting off most of the way we marked where the floor joist is here, where it is here and where it is here. We got the plywood cut and the piece go round now means we have one on each side. Not only does this give support to the toilet. But also it allows us to cut the plywood where we can go like so and have pieces instead of one solid piece meant to cut the pipe, put it back together, which just causes more grief.

A lot of times there’s multiple connections and it goes on to somewhere else. So you don’t want to do that. So that’s why I’ve always added this, because it makes a better job. And then I guess we choices as to where to cut the wood and I have screws underneath, screw it all together and be all nice together. So that’s what we’ll be doing next.

All right. What we’ve done is went ahead an cut this all way down this floor joist. It was right here. Then we slip this piece in and then we put this piece in the top slipped it underneath. We’ve already got this piece cut. Quite a jigsaw puzzle. But after you had the centers and you got that cut, then you decide, hey, I can, I can make that little distance right there.

Or I could have went from here to over to there and then try to wiggle around this one to allow myself that much work and quiet often scratch the cabnet. But before I put this piece in, I want to support right here in front. So to show you what I do.

I know that in between these two 20 and quarter it allows room but I want to have at least two inches, two and a half inches on each side. So I’ll have notch the 2 by turn it on edge and notch the two by on that side with 20 and a quarter in between two and a half inches on each side. Then I’ll put screws through here and I’ll show you that when we come back.

We’re trying to get that two and a half inches in this case we cut down an inch and a half, my drywall issue. You can do this with squares, but I can do it real quick. I’m going to cut that section out. And then I’m going to have 20 and a quarter over two and a half inches from there.

Inch and a half inch and five eighths down so I cut this section out here and cut that off. Alright ready to go. Well, we’re going to go inside and.

Here we cut that like we showed you put a little screw in here so I can hold it and I’m going to drop it down through, and guess what I need that screw to hold it. Well, I could do in my hand, I guess if you needed like a pry bar or anything else, you can hold it pretty steady right there. And I need three inch screws. Thanks.


Well that didn’t last Now. We have something solid for the floor to sit on and we’re supporting both sides for the cabinet. Cabinet won’t move. Now, guess what? Now the next piece of the jigsaw puzzle.

“Which can be quite puzzling.”

This looks like we have to do some cutting. Just. As you want it to be. Correct. Ten and half insert. We’ll have to cut this and we’ll be right back.

What we did is when we walked in. I would want, since I’m doing 12×12 tiles. I would want the full pieces on this side so that would be what you would see and also like starting from this side. So the cut edges would be over there and the cut edges over there.

So, I marked 24 inches over. So I’ve got a line. That would be where I would want it to have enough to get up against the wall over here. So again I’m going to put glue down. Normally you would put a commercial VCT tile or glue or other kinds of glue. All there’s a lot of different types, but I like the commercial, but normally you would need anywhere from an hour and a half to a day depending on the humidity in the air for it to dry, and the temperature.

So, I’m going to show you guys an alternative. And it’s not something you see all the time, but this is a fiberglass resin panel adhesive and it grabs fast. But guess what? You can use it on tile too. So, I’m going to show you how to do that. It’s just basically the same as regular glue. But we’re going to do it and away we go.

OK, guys we’ve got the floor in the first grab. We put the trim in, resealed it. Now, this is important: we sealed at the bottom and the top of the trim. So if anybody steps out of here or splashes off, the shower comes down and we’ll go behind that and it won’t go underneath there and we rebuilt all that floor, including where he’s standing over there and sealed everything all the way around and using the fast grab saves you some time.

We cost three times as much as the glue. And that’s a fiberglass resin panel. That dog is not happy. Anyway. So there you go remember your Americans not American’ts.

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