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10-21-20, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Mikedel

Thank you! I appreciate the info.

Thank you!
I appreciate the info.
10-20-20, 09:39 AM
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Views: 207
Posted By Mikedel

gap in caulk between shower wall and floor

The title says most of it.
I recently had a bathroom remodeled, and noticed that there was a 1-2 inch gap in the caulk between the shower wall and floor. I have the matching caulk, and was going to...
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Views: 187
Posted By Mikedel

Thanks to all. Here are the extra characters to...

Thanks to all.
Here are the extra characters to make 25!
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Mikedel

Pre installation testing of a ceiling fixture?

I have a ceiling light needs to be replaced.
A few years ago, I was talking to a neighbor who had a similar problem. He told me that after installing the new fixture, it didn't work. He had to...
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Views: 143
Posted By Mikedel

Thanks to all. Geos. the fixture is 3.5 years...

Thanks to all.
Geos. the fixture is 3.5 years old, and HAD a 3 year warranty....How unusual. :)
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Views: 143
Posted By Mikedel

one third of leds stopped working

I've got a flush mount ceiling fixture, one that has 3 concentric rings of LEDS. This morning one third of each ring would not light up (the same 1/3 in all 3). I'm not going to try t fix it, just...
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Views: 202
Posted By Mikedel

A few thoughts: Why do you need the 2 inches...

A few thoughts:
Why do you need the 2 inches off the wall ?
Would 3 (or a bit more) inches off the wall work (look good, meets your "design ideas", doesn't mess up the other cabinets/fixtures,...
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Views: 237
Posted By Mikedel

No oil change needed???

I've got a Troy Bilt snow blower. At the end of "snow season" in 2019, I siphoned out the gas, ran it dry, then changed the oil.
At the end of this year's "almost no snow" season, I'm finally ...
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Mikedel

We have an older Kitchenaid dishwasher, not sure...

We have an older Kitchenaid dishwasher, not sure of the number, but on this model, to turn of the front /outside led (our "complete led" is green), I just press the "cancel/drain" button.
05-28-20, 10:22 AM
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Views: 141
Posted By Mikedel

Thanks to Zorfdt for the info, and to Pilot Dane...

Thanks to Zorfdt for the info, and to Pilot Dane and Pjmax for the support!
I'll get to work with a piece of foam pipe insulation.
05-27-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Mikedel

Copper pipe resting on pex??

I heard/read some time ago, that it's not a good idea to have copper pipes resting on other copper pipes where they cross. (IIRC something about friction???) I discovered this occurring, and was able...
05-08-20, 11:37 AM
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Views: 184
Posted By Mikedel

Thank you. I'll go secure the pex .

Thank you. I'll go secure the pex .
05-07-20, 12:37 PM
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Views: 184
Posted By Mikedel

Polypropylene hanging strap and pex?

There is a run of 3/4 inch pex pipe in the basement. I noticed this morning that one of the supports (J shaped clamplike item nailed to the joist above the pipe) had broken. It is located right where...
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Views: 191
Posted By Mikedel

Several guesses: The controls look like the...

Several guesses:
The controls look like the Devonshire model (?).
(Sorry for my terminology): The escutcheon (? - the flat dinner plate thing against the wall) is held in place by the 'beehive"...
03-01-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Mikedel

I think that I'll go the clip route. Thanks to...

I think that I'll go the clip route. Thanks to all for your input.
02-27-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Mikedel

Grounding a dimmer?

I replaced an old ceiling light fixture with a new one. The old fixture was on a simple on-off switch. The new fixture can work with a dimmer. I want to make that change. The wiring for this circuit...
01-29-20, 11:11 AM
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Views: 266
Posted By Mikedel

Years ago a friend had a somewhat similar...

Years ago a friend had a somewhat similar situation (shower with rock wall that was very uneven). He installed a glass shower door in a frame, and filled in the gaps with mortar on the inside, and...
01-20-20, 01:25 PM
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Views: 302
Posted By Mikedel

best way to clean grout in a shower?

As the title says, I'd like to get info on the best way to clean grout on the floor in the shower.

Depending upon where I looked, I see "use baking soda and vinegar", or "don't use vinegar", or...
12-26-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Mikedel

No green board. When I saw it, I thought that it...

No green board. When I saw it, I thought that it was cement board, so I looked closer, and it had "cement board" printed on it.
12-25-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Mikedel

"Waterproof backer board" -my neighbor's words;...

"Waterproof backer board" -my neighbor's words; I'd call it "cement board". I saw the workers beginning to install that. Neighbor later said that the workers then "spread something over the...
12-24-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Mikedel

Question re: caulk versus grout.

I've always heard, and used, the idea that caulk should be used instead of grout when two surfaces intersect. (In a corner, where wall meets floor, etc.)

A neighbor just had a bathroom renovation...
10-18-19, 10:45 AM
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Views: 921
Posted By Mikedel

Norm: Think of a somewhat nasty synonym for...

Norm: Think of a somewhat nasty synonym for "kitten".
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Views: 695
Posted By Mikedel

How about a heavy duty tarp, weighted to stay in...

How about a heavy duty tarp, weighted to stay in place, then some type of a vented door on the side of the landing/stairs to keep the tractor safe?
07-14-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By Mikedel

Question: how will you keep the tarps from...

Question: how will you keep the tarps from sagging between the right to left horizontal supports and collecting water?
(A friend had a similar situation and encountered this problem. He changed out...
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By Mikedel

Thanks to all for the replies.

Thanks to all for the replies.
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