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TKO closet flange cemented in

The more I learn the more I'm doing this :wall:

Moved a toilet in a concrete subfloor, contractor filled in the trench and sloppily cemented around the closet flange so that the bolt grooves are...
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Sounds to me like you just need a different...

Sounds to me like you just need a different shower head, one that pivots and allows a greater range of motion so you can point it down. Baring that a different riser that doesn't point out as much as...
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Okay, so the guys that put up the hardibacker...

Okay, so the guys that put up the hardibacker didn't put up the tar paper barrier and I have to take responsibility. Should I pull down the hardibacker put up the paper and then reinstall or Redguard...
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Oh dear, no, I'm not 1) that old, and/or 2) in...

Oh dear, no, I'm not 1) that old, and/or 2) in that profession :-)

Okay, super, thanks for the help czizzi. I'll keep you posted!
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Ah see…that's what I wanted to hear :-)

Okay, feeling quite silly, but yes, okay nix the leveling. Happy. The plywood is an exterior shear wall, I'm in CA, not supposed to be messing with those. Plan was to have liner against plywood,...
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Okay I looked at this again after being away and...

Okay I looked at this again after being away and I see that it probably doesn't matter that the base is off level a bit, the collar can be adjusted and maybe some little plastic shims put in under...
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Shower drain not level, what to do?

So I thought I was ready to prime and level my shower area, now not so sure.
The contractor-installed drain isn't level :(
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Can't really find any diagrams of what the drain is supposed...
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Posted By doerf003

wen831 I was doing some research on self leveling...

wen831 I was doing some research on self leveling compounds too. There are a lot of good reviews and tips if you look at the Home Depot online site. Also they talk about using a primer/sealer before...
01-08-14, 08:33 AM
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Posted By doerf003

Hi czizzi, Thanks for the tips and tricks,...

Hi czizzi,

Thanks for the tips and tricks, especially regarding the wedges, I've seen the plastic ones and thought that was a great idea, never thought about making them, lol.

The curb is...
01-08-14, 08:20 AM
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Hi Pilot Dane, I don't watch tv at all - I...

Hi Pilot Dane,

I don't watch tv at all - I work on my house :-) But I do get what you're saying, I've seen some of those shows and it's hysterical that they "build" an entire basement apartment in...
01-07-14, 10:53 PM
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Shower Pan & curb - DIY it or hire it out?

I'm doing a complete re-do on my master bath. Next step is the shower curb and pan. I've watched a hundred videos and read various posts etc. This shower is a custom size so I think I've decided...
09-18-12, 01:39 PM
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@Chandler. The pipes are copper. They are not in...

@Chandler. The pipes are copper. They are not in contact with the cement - they are in contact with "dirt" mostly a sand/clay mixture (probably a seabed from eons ago.) the pipes ARE wrapped in...
09-15-12, 01:33 PM
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underslab pipes not wrapped

I'm in So. Calif.

I've cut my concrete and dug my trenches to reconfigure the bathroom. The waterlines are underground/underslab and aren't wrapped. I thought underground piping was plastic...
09-13-12, 12:27 PM
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Posted By doerf003

For some reason I didn't see this post earlier....

For some reason I didn't see this post earlier. I'm still struggling with this issue and of course my plumber's there today and now needs to know what I intend to do. Ha

I hear what you're saying...
09-13-12, 12:19 PM
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Posted By doerf003

Window is removed from the plan

Thank you all for your feedback. I went to the city to discuss and the reply was, "maybe, you'd have to get an engineering report done." So, the window in the shower area is no longer in the plan.
09-03-12, 12:59 AM
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Posted By doerf003

Thank you for the replies; I'll check back with...

Thank you for the replies; I'll check back with the city next week on this topic.

DD
09-02-12, 03:51 PM
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Posted By doerf003

Exterior weight bearing shear wall, can a window be installed?

My bathroom demo revealed an exterior wall, the interior of which is clad in ply wood. The total interior bathroom wall lenth is roughly12 ft.

7ft of the wall is clad in plywood; this I...
09-02-12, 03:07 PM
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exterior wall studs - can they be "repaired" and meet CA code?

1) sorry about the earlier goofy title

2) pix here: http://doerf003.shutterfly.com/pictures#n_5 thanks for the instructions chandler. I tried to embed it before and it just didn't work.

3) re:...
09-02-12, 12:29 PM
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exterior wall studs - can't the be "repaired" and meet CA code?

Hello all,

I'm doing a bathroom remodel. The area around the old tub surround (exterior corner) has a lot of water damage/dry rot/termite damage. The house has been tented. There are (6) 2x4...
08-06-12, 10:30 PM
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Posted By doerf003

Chanel drains for shower/Linear Drains For Tile Showers

I'm putting in a new walk-in shower and came across Linear Drains For Tile Showers, Proline Drains. I really like the idea that I can put it in at the front of the shower and potentially not have to...
01-27-12, 09:31 PM
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Posted By doerf003

Header hanger / header sizes / spans

I need to use a header hanger on one side to span an 80" area - the other side will use traditional framing w/ 2x4's.

Can I use a 4x6 for an 80" span (code, I'm in California) or do I need to go...
04-03-11, 10:41 AM
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Posted By doerf003

Yep, there's a washer. The difference seems to be...

Yep, there's a washer. The difference seems to be in the adaptor, although they all say they're 1/2" the one that isn't leaking goes on easier than the others; all the elbow connectors that I'm...
04-03-11, 10:16 AM
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Posted By doerf003

I'll have to check. The new one I tried yesterday...

I'll have to check. The new one I tried yesterday did have the rubber washer, I remember b/c I had a bit of a fight to get it seated flat. The others have a washer w/ a wee wire filter. I was...
04-02-11, 08:36 PM
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Posted By doerf003

1/2" compression adaptor x 3/4" hose swivel leaking

I'm converting my PVC to drip. Bought the needed parts and installed 3 conversions today. 1 is great; 2 leak really bad. The adaptors are leaking at the junction between the 3/4" threads portion and...
04-02-11, 08:19 PM
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Posted By doerf003

You may want to consider what value the tree...

You may want to consider what value the tree brings to your property and also what energy costs may increase if you remove the tree. Usually large trees increase property value, add shade (as you...
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