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shan2themax 06-17-2008 10:15 PM

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Here are the long ago promised pictures of the half bathroom... I bought a new circular saw and it works much better (I am however, still afraid of the thing)... so.... this is what it looks like currently.... I hope to be working on it on days off soon, since I am not taking classes over the summer..... I am having trouble cutting the floor up.. mostly because I am trying to cut off the top layer to see what the bottom layer looks like in order to know if I need to take both off..... there is black paper between the layers... what is it called and... do I need to absolutely used plywood or can I use OSB?


shan2themax 06-17-2008 10:15 PM

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Here are the long ago promised pictures of the half bathroom... I bought a new circular saw and it works much better (I am however, still afraid of the thing)... so.... this is what it looks like currently.... I hope to be working on it on days off soon, since I am not taking classes over the summer..... I am having trouble cutting the floor up.. mostly because I am trying to cut off the top layer to see what the bottom layer looks like in order to know if I need to take both off..... there is black paper between the layers... what is it called and... do I need to absolutely used plywood or can I use OSB?


shan2themax 09-01-2009 07:34 PM

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Ok, so I hope that my drawing isnt too confusing.... I removed a little bit of the floor this evening, and then I was looking at the 2x8's and I was wondering how effective putting the short ones (new) back would be due to the fact that there are two copper water lines against the left rear joist.

There is too much of the toilet drain hanging over the left side of the lower joist in order to sandwich it in on both sides with 2x8's and there are also alot of cinderblocks under the next floor joist (you cant see it, on the right)along with some electrical (hvac) and drain pipes....

so, probably the easier thing to do is to put the 2 short joist back... but then again, I will have to notch the out in order to allow room for the copper pipes. Is that ok to do?


and can I just say.... I am absolutely in low with my recipricating saw.... If i had only known it would bring so much happines.... lol


shan2themax 09-03-2009 01:02 PM

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Thanks Glenn... I enjoy doing the drawings, it simplifies things for me and helps me understand what it is I am doing.....

I used to do some desktop publishing in my life before nursing!!!

So, here is another 'pretty picture' with what I think is the solution.... Now why couldnt I have thought about that??????

You are always so helpful!!!

ps... do they make brackets to help hold this stuff together? Or are really long screws enough to hold it?



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