I Am So Over This Wall

@Corbin5 (155681)
United States
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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@DocAndersen (7829)
11 Sep
4th time is a charm! fingers and toes crossed!
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
11 Sep
You were right. All done and looking good.
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12 Sep
@Corbin5 my favorite words ever. You were right. My wife says that when we got married, I had to give up hearing that phrase.
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@infatuatedbby (104793)
• United States
14 Sep
Glad you succeeded the 4th time
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
22h
It was such a relief. A hard job it was.
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• United States
19h
@Corbin5 Glad it worked out! You did it.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
14h
@infatuatedbby I always tell myself to stop doing these things due to getting older, but I love saving the money by doing it myself. Might as well keep on going.
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• United States
12 Sep
My goodness I wonder why it is like that? Should be easily sanded.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
12 Sep
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.
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• United States
12 Sep
@Corbin5 You did it!! You are grand Deborah!
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
13 Sep
@TiarasOceanView Thank you for the kind words, my friend.
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@alberello75 (24081)
• Genova, Italy
12 Sep
But is it a microwave oven?
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
12 Sep
No, it is an electric oven similar to the one in the photo.
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@alberello75 (24081)
• Genova, Italy
12 Sep
@Corbin5 Whirlpool, it's a great brand. I gave my mother a microwave Whirlpool in 1995. Still working today! Good choice.Deborah
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
13 Sep
@alberello75 Wow! That microwave you gave to your mother is a great one!
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• United States
12 Sep
If at first you don’t succeed, try try again! I am not sure I would have had the patience for such a task.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
12 Sep
I did succeed on the 4th try. It was so much work and the drywall dust flies all over the place.
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• United States
13 Sep
@Corbin5 I wouldn't be too happy doing it!
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
13 Sep
@ElusiveButterfly The cleanup is the worst part due to the dust floating atop every surface. Just glad it is done now.
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@Juliaacv (45782)
• Canada
11 Sep
It looks wet still, my husband has never liked doing putty work either. Won't it be nice when this part of the renovation is done and overwith?
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
12 Sep
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.
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@Juliaacv (45782)
• Canada
12 Sep
@Corbin5 You'll have a beautiful new kitchen before too long.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
12 Sep
@Juliaacv Yes, I will be thankful for that.
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@1creekgirl (17627)
• United States
11 Sep
Hopefully, after the 4th go, it will be perfect.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
11 Sep
I did manage to get it looking really good. Sure took enough tries to get there.
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@1creekgirl (17627)
• United States
11 Sep
@Corbin5 I knew you would.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
11 Sep
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@Gillygirl (37869)
• Sutton, England
11 Sep
You are doing very well Deborah
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
11 Sep
Thank you. I did get it to be very smooth. Sure took a lot of work but happy now.
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@Gillygirl (37869)
• Sutton, England
11 Sep
@Corbin5 It looks good
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
11 Sep
@nela13 (22393)
• Portugal
12 Sep
some works take more time than we expect.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
12 Sep
Yes, this particular wall was hard for me. Some walls are easier.
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@nela13 (22393)
• Portugal
13 Sep
@Corbin5 I want to repaint some walls in my house but I am getting courage to start.
@Hannihar (72183)
• Israel
12 Sep
@Corbin5 I am glad the handyman did a good job with the oven. Good luck with the sanding.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
12 Sep
It was a bigger job than I thought, but I did get it done.
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@Hannihar (72183)
• Israel
13 Sep
@Corbin5 I bet you were pretty exhausted when you got it done.
• United States
11 Sep
bless yer heart, yer gonna get 't! sometimes that muddin' can be quite the p.i.a.. particularly when patchin' schtuff.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
11 Sep
I finally did get it nice and smooth but sure took me a long time to get there.
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• United States
12 Sep
@Corbin5 so glad such finally worked out, hon. 'tis maddenin'.
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• United States
11 Sep
Your work in progress certainly is trying on your nerves. I've never done that type of work before and I hope the 4th attempt works like a charm.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
11 Sep
In my younger days, things like this were so easy. Now, it is a bit harder.
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• United States
11 Sep
@Corbin5 I can relate to that 100%. I find the same thing
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@Nakitakona (13110)
11 Sep
Take your time
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
11 Sep
Yes, I think the 4th time will do the trick. Slow and easy will work out well.
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@Nakitakona (13110)
12 Sep
@Corbin5 Step by step and it will be done.
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@HazySue (32149)
• United States
11 Sep
They certainly can be quite challenging. I know my hubby uses some pretty choice words when he is trying to set a wall right5.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
11 Sep
It can get very discouraging when it does not turn out smooth as can be. Oh well, the 4th try will be the one that works!!
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@HazySue (32149)
• United States
14 Sep
@Corbin5 I am sure you will get it just the way you want it.
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@CarolDM (40806)
• United States
11 Sep
Don't give up, you will get it done. Too bad it is such a pain.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
11 Sep
It sure is a challenge. In my younger days, things were so much easier. I think the 4th time with be the charm.
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@CarolDM (40806)
• United States
11 Sep
@Corbin5 I think so as well.
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@PatZAnthony (13999)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
14 Sep
This all sounds like a lot of work to me. Dealt with such issues over the years. Not sure I'd be happy to do more.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
22h
Used to be so easy for me in my younger days but now it is much harder.
@Tampa_girl7 (34190)
• United States
14 Sep
Hopefully the 4th time is the charm.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
14 Sep
Yes, got it right on the 4th time. A relief that was.
@Susan2015 (26174)
• United States
12 Sep
Always nice when it gets done.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
13 Sep
Yes, such a relief when all the work is done.
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@dgobucks226 (18629)
12 Sep
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
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
12 Sep
I did get it right on the 4th try. That was a relief.
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@Nevena83 (33087)
• Serbia
12 Sep
Walls can often be a problem.
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
12 Sep
Yes, it takes a lot of work to get the wall very smooth.