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03-13-19, 08:42 PM
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Can FIP flex hoses be used on regular NPT nipples?

This is kind of a silly question but one that I couldn't find a definitive answer on.

I'd like to use a typical faucet flex hose (3/8 compression to 1/2 FIP in this case) to connect to a brass...
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Figured I could at least send along a picture or...

Figured I could at least send along a picture or two of how it turned out.

All-in-all, I'm OK. It's sturdy, which is all I was really worried about. I mistakenly used a light wood filler for the...
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So I'm making some progress. I forgot I had a few...

So I'm making some progress. I forgot I had a few long 1x pieces of oak.

Here's my solution: ...
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I don't *want* to take the more difficult route!...

I don't *want* to take the more difficult route! Hah! If there was an off-the-shelf solution that didn't look wretched I'd do it.

This should give you a better idea of that trim piece. The...
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Posted By slipnfall

Thanks for the response. I'm not talking...

Thanks for the response.

I'm not talking about cutting into the frame itself-there is a trim piece fixed to the bottom face of the frame via 5-6 countersunk screws. This was what I wanted to mod...
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Opinions on sunroom threshold w/laminate

Hi Folks,

I'm on my *last row* of a kitchen/dining room install. Grandparent's thought it would be a good idea to install *carpet* in the kitchen. After 25years it was time to go.

Anyway, I...
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Posted By slipnfall

chandler - that trim is actually already...

chandler - that trim is actually already installed around a knee-wall, and it would certainly tie in better with the kitchen.

The problem is that the wife (and now I), have sort of fallen in favor...
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Thanks for the advice. You know it just dawned on...

Thanks for the advice. You know it just dawned on me - most all of the stained door / white trim combinations you see have white trim *and* jambs. So, either way I go (white door or not), the jambs...
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New floor going in, but need opinions on doors/trim (pictures!)

Hi Folks,

I purchased my Grandparents' house a few years back; carpet throughout, kitchen included. Last year I renovated the living room and installed laminate wood floor, hickory in grain/color....
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Posted By slipnfall

I'll likely be working with the smaller blocks,...

I'll likely be working with the smaller blocks, simply because it's a confined space and would likely be more aesthetically proper. In reading the manufacture spec's on some of the blocks, it looks...
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droop - the entire basement is 8" block on the...

droop - the entire basement is 8" block on the front/sides with brick fascia, and I suspect either 8 or 10" around the back side where the basement is completely below grade. The angle of that...
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Posted By slipnfall

Thanks to both for your input. Joe - I...

Thanks to both for your input.

Joe - I think I'll apply this approach (using 4x4 or 6x6's) to the smaller wall. Seems better suited here.

Dick - So you're saying that if I tie the SRW's drain...
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Posted By slipnfall

Retaining wall layout on corners of house (pics)

Hi Folks,

In the below pictures you can see two ailing retaining walls on both rear corners of my house. I'm looking for suggestions on how to lay out the wall so that it blends well with the...
12-19-10, 05:14 PM
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Posted By slipnfall

Just learned of this amazing thing called a Ram...

Just learned of this amazing thing called a Ram Bit... meant for boring out couplers to re-use/re-glue. Now I just need to find one to borrow. :)

Amazon.com: Pasco Ram Bit 2": Home Improvement...
12-19-10, 02:41 PM
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Posted By slipnfall

Trick/tip to removing flush-mated PVC?

See the below picture -

I'm looking for suggestions on how to get that 90* street out (and 2.5" reducer if I can) so that I can re-configure the drain. I need to add vent line and wye from the...
11-13-10, 09:24 PM
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Views: 1,907
Posted By slipnfall

<sigh> Do you guys want to tell her? :D I...

<sigh> Do you guys want to tell her? :D

I suppose I'm better off knowing now, rather than $$$$ later. If you were me, and were dying for tile, what minimum provisions would you take for a modest...
11-13-10, 06:31 PM
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Views: 1,907
Posted By slipnfall

Mmm, 'bit of a bummer to hear "Minimum...

Mmm, 'bit of a bummer to hear "Minimum residential code". Though this doesn't surprise me, as I believe my Grandfather had a hand in the construction.

I was under the impression that adding, say,...
11-13-10, 05:30 PM
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Views: 1,907
Posted By slipnfall

Good point, thank you for making note of this.

Good point, thank you for making note of this.
11-13-10, 05:27 PM
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Posted By slipnfall

Jaz, Finished wall to finished wall is...

Jaz,

Finished wall to finished wall is technically 15'7", and both opposing walls are load bearing, so this measurement is between supports, and accurate to 2-2.5" (as this was not a construction...
11-13-10, 09:07 AM
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Posted By slipnfall

No there are no other structural supports between...

No there are no other structural supports between the 16' length of joists. They are resting on the foundation wall/sill, with the other ends resting on triple 2x10's and the basement load bearing...
11-12-10, 08:01 PM
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Views: 1,907
Posted By slipnfall

Unsure on 'subfloor' type; appropriate tile size.

Below is a rough floor plan for a kitchen (and dining room) remodel. The 16' span is the length of joist between the foundation wall (top) and center load-bearing beam (stairs). 16OC 2x10 joists. I...
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Posted By slipnfall

Yes I forgot to mention that I'd be replacing it...

Yes I forgot to mention that I'd be replacing it with solid; it's quite long actually, over a 40' run.

I'm not familiar with that wrap - is it doubled up to obtain the 3"?
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Posted By slipnfall

Runs past sill plate in joists

Hi Folks,

I have two existing 2nd floor supply runs going between the floor joists, and out about 2' past the foundation wall (the 2nd floor rim joist is extended past the foundation). These are...
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Posted By slipnfall

This is done on a room-by-room basis? Are there...

This is done on a room-by-room basis? Are there any worksheets that you can suggest to get me started?
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Views: 2,262
Posted By slipnfall

PS - all ducts are at floor level except where...

PS
- all ducts are at floor level except where noted.
-the trunks and 'sub trunks' (8x8) are all pre-wrapped with insulation. I have gone over nearly every duct junction and sealed them well with...
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