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I'm planning on building a workbench and storage shelving in the shop this weekend so I can get my tools out of the large space and out of the way. I'm tired of moving them around, so I'm prioritizing getting the shop put together first.
 

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M son put a faux tin drop ceiling in his basement and it turned out rather well
 

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Great Job @Sparky617 ... Tell me, what did you think of the floor paint... Thinking of doing my shop, and garage floor with it next summer... Is it easy to work with, and does it stand up, and not scratch easily...
It looks pretty good, time will tell how well it holds up. The stuff I used isn't designed for garage floors. For that you need an epoxy finish. I've not been impressed with the DIY kit from Rustoleum for garage floors. I think if you want to do your garage floor you're better off with a professional job or at least professional products. A neighbor did his with the DIY stuff and after a few years it looked like crap. Hot tires will lift it off the garage floor.
 

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It looks pretty good, time will tell how well it holds up. The stuff I used isn't designed for garage floors. For that you need an epoxy finish. I've not been impressed with the DIY kit from Rustoleum for garage floors. I think if you want to do your garage floor you're better off with a professional job or at least professional products. A neighbor did his with the DIY stuff and after a few years it looked like crap. Hot tires will lift it off the garage floor.
Good to know, Thank you, I wasn't impressed with the Rustoleum for decks... I put it on at my old place on the pool deck, and the front deck, and never even lasted a year... it was pealing off in chunks...
 

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Just gotta make sure YOU never have to get in the ceiling ever again...
I can repair it if I do. My first and second floors have drywall ceilings and I don't sweat those either. The shop ceiling is exposed because of the utilities running through there. The one closet is exposed as well as it is right next to the utilities on the outside. I also ran a few conduit chases around various points in the ceiling for future use.
 

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The FiberRock was left over from a project we did at church a few years ago. It is certainly less messy than the the Permatile. I hired out the pan, I've never done one.
 

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The FiberRock was left over from a project we did at church a few years ago. It is certainly less messy than the the Permatile. I hired out the pan, I've never done one.
Will you do the wall tile? I'm asking because I want to install or build two showers next year. I'm deciding between solid enclosure panels or a built in place tile enclosure.
 

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Will you do the wall tile? I'm asking because I want to install or build two showers next year. I'm deciding between solid enclosure panels or a built in place tile enclosure.
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Yes, I'm doing the tile. I've done tile before. I'm using a large format 12x24 tile on the walls and a hexagon tile on the floor. I have both now, but won't probably do the tile for a few weeks. This weekend is doors, workbench and shop storage.
 

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If the drain had lined up with stock prefabricated pans, I probably would have used on of those. I think I'd still do tile walls because of my local housing market and the overall value of the house. There are some nice panels out there, saw a video on one the other day. I think a fiberglass unit wouldn't have added to the value of my house given local conditions.
 

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I can't wait to see what you do!

I tore out this little crappy shower and bath in our old house. The shower door leaked in the corner and caused rot in the floor, which I had to replace. I ended up removing part of the wall to get to the floor rot and then rebuilt the wall a little wider than original...which changed the angle of the wall with the toilet door on it.




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Originally, when the house was built (I bought it new in 1989), there was carpet right up to the shower, which didn't work well. I tried to waterproof the subfloor and then installed some left over linoleum next to the shower but the water still got to the subfloor and rotted it. That shower door was terrible.

I rebuilt the wall (Made it wider for a bigger shower) and replaced the copper with Pex. I used a Hans Grohe iBox rough in for a thermostatic valve. It was nice!

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We had a corian surround custom built.

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They glued (bonded) corner pieces all around.

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Then they used a special router to round the corners and made it look like a one piece solid enclosure.


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Covid hit less than a year after I finished this bathroom and we decided to get out of California so I'm starting a new project in Lake Guntersville, Alabama. My goal this time is, I'd like a nice looking shower that cost about 1/4 of what this one cost.

Note: the light above the bath tub, we brought with us to Alabama. I've never seen one like it before or since.
 

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Nice, your bath shower combo looks a lot like our previous house's master bath built in around the same era. Ours was carpeted too, except for the toilet room.

We bought our current house from the builder as it was being framed up in 1999. It has a jetted tub and full tile shower. We'd like to tear out both and replace it with a large walk in shower. I do like the stand alone tub in your bath. Not sure we'd actually use it though. We've used the jetted tub over the years, I used to try to use it at least once a month, it was nice after a day of yard work. It's been a while since I've actually used it. We're getting to the point where we need to start replacing/updating many of the things that came with the house. As part of the basement project I replaced the two original HVAC units and added one for the basement. The architectural shingles are about due for replacement and I've been replacing a few windows and have a few more that need replaced soon.
 

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If the drain had lined up with stock prefabricated pans, I probably would have used on of those. I think I'd still do tile walls because of my local housing market and the overall value of the house. There are some nice panels out there, saw a video on one the other day. I think a fiberglass unit wouldn't have added to the value of my house given local conditions.
I agree with the fiberglass units being not so good. We have 4 bathrooms in our house and a few of them have the one piece fiberglass enclosures which will never leak except maybe around the drain but they sure aren't very luxurious. I would like to build a dedicated (stand alone) shower. I don't think I'd like a built in place pan because I don't trust them to not leak . . .especially if I built it. I'll probably end up with a pre-fabricated acrylic pan around 48" x 34". If I can find a good solid surface wall surround that is affordable, I'll use that but tile on cement board is not out of the question. I feel I can waterproof the walls sufficiently with cement board and red guard.

I kinda like this surround but I haven't seen it in person yet, just online. I want it to feel solid.

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I like this idea too...

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Install on a mortar bed and then install any tile you want on it. guaranteed water proof.
 

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I do like the stand alone tub in your bath. Not sure we'd actually use it though. We've used the jetted tub over the years, I used to try to use it at least once a month, it was nice after a day of yard work. It's been a while since I've actually used it.

I never used the new tub. I used the old one for our kids and when I had hemorrhoid surgery. Not a bath person and neither is my wife. We want a nice shower. The tub I installed in our old house was for re-sale mostly but I'm not too concerned about that anymore.
 

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