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5 hours ago, Mark Simmons said:

K C  They make a valve box for behind the fridge. You can run 1/2" copper pipe to it with a 1/4 turn angle stop on the end of it and then run a soft copper or a neoprene pre-made line to the back of the fridge. I did mine 10 years ago or more and it sure makes it easy when servicing or replacing the fridge or ice-maker.

Already there.  Purchased the fridge valve box along with the washer valve box last weekend.  Trying to figure out the placement.  I will post the progress.  

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On ‎8‎/‎1‎/‎2017 at 4:47 PM, Mark Simmons said:

K C  They make a valve box for behind the fridge. You can run 1/2" copper pipe to it with a 1/4 turn angle stop on the end of it and then run a soft copper or a neoprene pre-made line to the back of the fridge. I did mine 10 years ago or more and it sure makes it easy when servicing or replacing the fridge or ice-maker.

 

I did that on both of my fridges.  It is a great item to have instead of just a piece of tubing going somewhere with a turn off valve somewhere.

 

Here is one.  http://www.homedepot.com/p/SharkBite-1-2-in-Ice-Maker-Outlet-Box-with-Water-Hammer-Arrestor-25033/205545581 

 

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Worked myself to the bone over the passing weekend.  Drywalled the utility box area.20170812_190151.thumb.jpg.81f231296cf2e7d0858d36b0c1fa0e5b.jpgStarted on plumbing.  Here's one partial assembly.20170819_155705.thumb.jpg.7abd673f1cecb6f0c880b6d7ed2427e6.jpgNewly installed water and drain plumbing underneath the house in the crawl space.  This portion serves the washer.20170820_172238.thumb.jpg.fbc8ab1a30878574fb78c67cad0ea226.jpgThe branch of water plumbing serves the water for the fridge.20170820_172442.thumb.jpg.ecf139a6c4340c5e99242c00a4703d50.jpgValve box for fridge.20170820_172823.thumb.jpg.ba1d1a9007de0f6dbfb43939438f4542.jpgValve box inside the kitchen.20170820_172902.thumb.jpg.f5b2bee1c58a34a4ef18bed5be162b87.jpgValve/drain box for washer.20170820_172815.thumb.jpg.1f2fec56950cbcc541e29f647b2a74a6.jpgA lot of work, but done.

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Lookin' good -- also looks like there'll be lots of tape & mud soon!  :P

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On 9/2/2017 at 8:41 AM, EmTee said:

Lookin' good -- also looks like there'll be lots of tape & mud soon!  :P

You are so right about lots of tape and mud.  I can hardly wait (sarcasm).  Wish me luck on that.  Before I tackle the mud, I have to reset some of the loose bricks on my brick stairs and then build a new set of stair rails.  I appreciate the encouragement as always.

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Okay...so I reset the loose bricks from my garage stairs.20170909_142606.thumb.jpg.c905dde7e59df9eb032d7e71bae36d39.jpgWasn't terribly pleased with the result, but not bad either for my first time.20170909_163416.thumb.jpg.f07fc44bdaee99a61051927c213cc65c.jpgThere is some uneven parts, but most of my flaws will be covered up with the new stair rails I am about to install.

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22 minutes ago, wndsofchng06 said:

Love the new water heater!  Those railings are going to be stout!

Thank you Matt.  Yeah, I know the stair rails appear pretty bulky, but that was intentional.  I wanted something a little more heavy duty.  I plan on enclosing the rails with drywall and a semi-decorative wooden top.  Also will add hand rails.  

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Got the structure for the stair rails in.  Turned out very well.  It's strong, level, even and very sturdy. 20170917_151935.thumb.jpg.035db595e77f333aebf90c6974bd50cd.jpg20170917_152014.thumb.jpg.370b541c468ae63b4b3ce1a067a9d010.jpgNext, just need to wrap in drywall and let the mudding commence:unsure:.

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Started the mudding over the weekend, but could only get a days worth in.  The family van became priority as it didn't pass inspection.  Spent a while fixing that and my daughter had a soccer game.  Not much of anything to show, but I mudded over about 70% of all the drywall screws with my first coat of mud.  I will finish this up the following weekend and then I will begin to tape and apply my first layer of mud on the joints.  See you then.

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All screw heads have been mudded with first layer.20171007_174958.thumb.jpg.c5b1d5a5181a1c39d9f08b346d9cb220.jpgStarting the joint tape process with my first layer.  Only had time to do one wall.20171008_161045.thumb.jpg.b18a542fcce21a1240d5b7a41fa1f8a8.jpgUntil the next weekend...

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8 hours ago, Barney Eaton said:

The end is in sight.....you have come a long way

You are so right.  After I am done with mudding, everything else should come more quickly and easily.  I am just aching to get back on the Buick.  Thank you.

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2 hours ago, Kosage Chavis said:

You are so right.  After I am done with mudding, everything else should come more quickly and easily.  I am just aching to get back on the Buick.  Thank you.

 

 Yeah, we NEED an update!:D.

 

  Garage is looking good.

 

  Ben

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2 hours ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

 

 Yeah, we NEED an update!:D.

 

  Garage is looking good.

 

  Ben

Thank you Mr. Ben!  I am going to do my best to give you that update soon.

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Wow, so it's really been about 7 months since my last update.  Truth is, I haven't accomplished much since.  Too many things have pulled me away.  I am now just starting my finishing layer of mud...finally!  I will post pictures when my progress becomes more significant.

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I have to celebrate any small milestone with this job in the garage.  I get so little time to spend on it...which means no time on the Buick anytime soon.  Anyway, I finally finished mudding the ceiling.  Every seam got 3 layers of mud, for the exception of the longest seam, which needed 4 layers in my opinion.20180909_185739.thumb.jpg.aca74cf2813995214ba399e258eb1a01.jpg20180909_185711.thumb.jpg.ee946e2810660a827a88374155b85d16.jpgNext weekend, if time permits, I will start wet and dry sanding the ceiling to prep for primer.

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Finished wet sanding all of the ceiling.  Only about a third of the way done on dry sanding.  Mu hope is to start on primer the next weekend coming up.

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Finished dry sanding the ceiling.  Dusted it off and finally got it primed.  I am excited at how seamless it came out with no visible lines.20180930_194032.thumb.jpg.0c5b1d5d5d2d9023a082e65e14907bbc.jpg20180930_193956.thumb.jpg.1caddd7703f578181219596ac6abda8c.jpgNext weekend I hope to apply 2 coats of ceiling paint and then install the strip lighting to finally get some real light in this garage.

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