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08-15-08, 02:35 PM
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Posted By amdskip

Can you further explain the proper flashing...

Can you further explain the proper flashing because to me it still appears that I have more than enough room without removing the siding. I know I need have protective tape and such unlike the last...
08-12-08, 07:35 AM
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Posted By amdskip

The siding is aluminum. I do not believe that I...

The siding is aluminum. I do not believe that I will have to removed any siding on the top, left, or right but below I will need to. I cannot remove the one piece easily as all the utility wires run...
08-11-08, 09:11 PM
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Posted By amdskip

Sliding door trim options

http://www.skipshosting.com/door.JPG

I am getting ready to replace the door with a crestline sliding door and I would like to know what someone would do with the siding and trim in the picture...
06-09-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By amdskip

What is wrong with this tree?

http://www.skipshosting.com/tree.JPG

Anyone know what this is? We obviously have to take the tree down but what caused this?
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Views: 4,230
Posted By amdskip

Lots of interesting information, much...

Lots of interesting information, much appreciated. I'd prefer the round head, just makes sense to me that it will be stronger.

I found these two:
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Views: 4,230
Posted By amdskip

Framing Nailers

Hi, never had any air tools but I would like to have a framing nailer. I've done researching online and basically it sounds like I want something that I'm not going to have troubles finding nails...
05-04-08, 09:42 PM
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Posted By amdskip

loose electrical box

Hello, are there any tricks to help tighten up a loose metal double gang electrical box? The right side wants to come out everytime you unplug something and it happens often as it is in the bathroom....
04-23-08, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,953
Posted By amdskip

Ok, anyone have a favorite door brand/style that...

Ok, anyone have a favorite door brand/style that they can recommend? I have Menards, Lowes, and Home Depot available as well as a couple local lumberyards.

I've looked some and basically what I...
04-22-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,953
Posted By amdskip

Yes, bad seals and also the rot below the door....

Yes, bad seals and also the rot below the door. The floor is pretty soft in front of the door so some of that will need replaced I'm sure.

I believe there is a gutter there, no real water...
04-21-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,953
Posted By amdskip

Sliding Patio Door Replacement

Hello all, I have one badly rotten patio door that needs replacing. The house has aluminum siding and the trim is all aluminum too. I've torn part of it apart and it looks like after the door was...
02-18-08, 08:14 AM
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Views: 4,444
Posted By amdskip

My house has all cpvc. For the bathroom supply...

My house has all cpvc. For the bathroom supply lines they used a compression fitting for the valves.

I'm redoing the shower right now and I'm using a Metal Male Adapters - Slip x Mips from:...
01-28-08, 02:54 PM
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Views: 968
Posted By amdskip

I kinda like that idea, thanks for the great...

I kinda like that idea, thanks for the great suggestion.
01-28-08, 09:03 AM
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Posted By amdskip

Yes, cpvc is perfectly safe for hot water. I use...

Yes, cpvc is perfectly safe for hot water. I use it in my house with no issues.

I'm not from NY so sorry I do not know if it meets code.
01-28-08, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By amdskip

Replacing bathtub drain

I have things torn apart but the drain pipe seems inaccessible. They are inside and above the soffit in my kitchen.

Picture...
01-11-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By amdskip

It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to get a water...

It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to get a water filter, the water causes pinhole leaks. I'm considering redoing the kitchen which is located below this piping that had not been redone. I figure I...
01-11-08, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By amdskip

cpvc

My house had all the water lines replaced with cpvc before I moved in except for the lines behind the showers which was behind tile. I have removed all the tile and I can see where the line goes from...
12-18-07, 10:33 PM
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Views: 8,226
Posted By amdskip

http://www.usg.com/navigate.do?resource=/USG_Marke...

http://www.usg.com/navigate.do?resource=/USG_Marketing_Content/usg.com/web_files/resources/tile_and_floor/DTM_DTMA_CI_Info-Page.htm

Anyone ever use this? It says it can be applied over plywood.
12-18-07, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,226
Posted By amdskip

I will have to check and see if lowes or menards...

I will have to check and see if lowes or menards up the road a ways has 1/4 cement board. The lumberyard here has 3/8 and it is like $16 for a small piece which is too expensive for me.
12-16-07, 03:58 PM
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Views: 8,226
Posted By amdskip

I checked and it is framed very tight on the top...

I checked and it is framed very tight on the top and right side. The exterior is this decorative aluminum trim with aluminum siding.

I've been brain storming, what if I install a floating wood...
12-15-07, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,226
Posted By amdskip

Bottom door clearance with tile

I would like to tile my front entrance. There is the original 3/4 plywood subfloor and I would like to lay 1/2 durock with ceramic tile on that. I did a dry test fit tonight and everything works...
11-12-07, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By amdskip

No, it just has the wire running into the...

No, it just has the wire running into the fixture. I don't know how this thing passed inspection but it did.

How hard would it be to install a box?
11-12-07, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By amdskip

Box for outside light

My house has an outside light mounted on the wall that is simply screwed to the wall. There is no electrical box at all. What are my options for this? The house has aluminum siding if that makes a...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,009
Posted By amdskip

Couple shower questions

First off, the water here eats copper pipes causing pin hole leaks. Before I purchased my house, all the pipes were supposedly replaced with CPVC and from what you could see, it appeared to be true....
09-13-07, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By amdskip

closet hardware on floor

I'm going to tile where I have a closet and the hardware consists of a rod that connects to a plate that is around 1"x2" and it is screwed directly to the floor. How would I go about tiling this...
07-23-07, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By amdskip

I checked and the local lumber yard only has...

I checked and the local lumber yard only has 3/16" and it's $16 for a 4x4 sheet instead of the $8 for the 1/2" board. Looks like I might be going out of town this weekend and picking up some thinner...
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