I Am So Over This Wall
September 11, 2019 11:45am CST
We had to have the square that housed our former through-the-wall oven increased by 1/2-inch to accommodate the new through-the-wall oven we purchased. The handyman did a fine job of increasing that square by 1/2 inch, and the new oven fit quite nicely inside the square thanks to him. The handyman spread joint compound on the outside area of the big square, and I told him I would sand the joint compound, prime, and paint it due to having done that kind of work so many, many times.. I was able to get the sides and the top of the square sanded to perfection. The bottom part of the wall that sits under the oven is a pain. I have sanded that area 3 times, and I just cannot get it right. I will sand that pain-in-the-butt area one more time once the joint compound dries. This wall is making me very tired, but I know I will get it right the 4th time. Photo: Joint compound going through the drying process.
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• United States
Getting it even was a problem. The cutout also had beadboard placed around the edges that is made of plastic and has tiny holes in it for screws. Getting both the beadboard and the wall to blend smoothly was very hard to do.
• United States
Yes, it will be nice when this is all over. Today, they install the quartz countertop and then tomorrow they come again to hook up the plumbing. Then, the new gas cooktop at the end of the month, and finally the cabinets.
Gee, usually 3 times is a charm Personally, a dislike doing household repairs. I don't have your patience or the skill level to do even the simplest things. And I always buy the wrong item to use for the repair. Oh well, thank goodness for the handyman