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Posted By Galvin

Yeah, the radiator is on the first floor, and the...

Yeah, the radiator is on the first floor, and the basement is not finished, so I have access from below.

I'd need to get it up another 1" or so to get the finished floor under it, so I'm thinking...
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Posted By Galvin

It's a two-pipe, with the inlet and outlet on the...

It's a two-pipe, with the inlet and outlet on the same end of the radiator.

What I'm saying is, over the years the house settled, and the radiator and piping sagged down, well over an inch.
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Posted By Galvin

New subfloor under radiator

Hey Everyone,

I had to replace the finished floor and subfloor in a room I'm doing in my house. Ripped it out down to the joists, and now I'm installing new. The new subfloor and finished floor...
12-31-15, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Galvin

I hear ya. So basically a drop in tub with...

I hear ya.

So basically a drop in tub with integral tile flange is the way to go.

A drop in tub with add-on tile flange is a bit risky.

I haven't had a ton of luck finding a drop in with...
12-29-15, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Galvin

These are just a couple of the tubs I was looking...

These are just a couple of the tubs I was looking at. You can get a factory installed tile flange, or do it yourself. I'd pass on the whirlpool jets.
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12-27-15, 12:45 PM
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Posted By Galvin

I've looked at some drawings, and I can see what...

I've looked at some drawings, and I can see what you mean about some of the drop in tubs. But there are others I've found that come with a tile flange and have square corners.

Wouldn't these be...
12-13-15, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Galvin

Thanks, that answers the question. Just...

Thanks, that answers the question.

Just curious, why do you advice against a drop in? Couldn't a drop-in put be in an alcove? The tile surround could lip over the top of the top, allowing water...
12-12-15, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Galvin

Yeah, I shouldve been more clear. There will be a...

Yeah, I shouldve been more clear. There will be a shower installed. That's why Id be worried about water accumulating.
12-12-15, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Galvin

Cable Resting on Wood

I took some drywall down while remodeling a room in the house. Behind it, I found the electric heading upstairs.

The picture is looking up, and you can see the electric cable for the stove...
12-12-15, 03:11 PM
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Posted By Galvin

Oval tub with alcove shower surround

I'm redoing a bathroom, and have a question about the tub/shower surround.

If I use an oval tub in an alcove, and build a surround for the shower, isn't water going to collect in the corners?
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11-28-15, 01:01 PM
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Posted By Galvin

Horrible Draft From Porch

My house is old, and made of stone block. I have an unheated porch attached to the front of the house. The cavity above the porch ceiling and below the porch roof is about 1000 cubic feet, completely...
09-22-15, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Galvin

Good point, I guess I hadn't considered it. ...

Good point, I guess I hadn't considered it.

No, the 2nd floor bathroom was added. So perhaps they tied into a vent?

The 4" stack is vented to the roof, as is the 2". Was it common to install...
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Posted By Galvin

Correct, this is an air duct from the bathroom...

Correct, this is an air duct from the bathroom fan.

It's very soft. I can scrape it out with a screwdriver. I'm actually not even sure it's a type of concrete. Possibly a sandy type of puddy?
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09-22-15, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Galvin

My wife wouldn't find that humorous. But I did.

My wife wouldn't find that humorous. But I did.
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Posted By Galvin

Bathroom vent pipe in stone block house

My house is constructed of two exterior walls. The interior wall looks like cinder block, and the exterior is a large stone block.

Years ago, somebody put an aluminum bathroom vent pipe through...
09-22-15, 07:59 AM
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Posted By Galvin

I'd like it to be flush, and a little more...

I'd like it to be flush, and a little more permanent.

I guess if I used the cap, I could keep it as a cleanout location, but I don't want it to get damaged by foot traffic or something else. It's...
09-22-15, 06:29 AM
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Posted By Galvin

Best way to cap a soil stack

In my basement, I have two cast iron soil stacks that tie into my sewer lateral. A 4" and 2".

Almost everything in the house connects to the main, 4" stack.

One 2nd floor bathroom tied into...
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Posted By Galvin

Yeah, let me clarify. The only portion of the...

Yeah, let me clarify. The only portion of the hardwood floor that is over concrete is the single board surrounding the hearth, where the hearth meets the hardwood. The rest of the floor in the room...
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Posted By Galvin

Thinset under hardwood

I'm planning to tile a hearth in front of my fire place. The rest of the flooring in the room is 3/4" oak hardwood. In the pictures, you can see that around the hearth, there is a border of hardwood....
01-04-15, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Galvin

She removed the tape, made the "V" at the joint...

She removed the tape, made the "V" at the joint and remudded.

That was a week ago, no cracks.
12-27-14, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Galvin

These are forming so fast I have a hard time...

These are forming so fast I have a hard time believing its because the drywall is moving, but I'm not an expert.

Any solutions? She took one of the seams apart, cleared the mud and removed the...
12-27-14, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Galvin

Sheetrock brand joint compound, and mesh tape. ...

Sheetrock brand joint compound, and mesh tape.

I know people will suggest using paper. And others suggest mesh.

Either way, like I said, we've hung and finished over 70 sheets of drywall and...
12-27-14, 05:07 PM
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Posted By Galvin

Thanks, but I wish. The drywall is very...

Thanks, but I wish.

The drywall is very solid. Was the first thing I checked.
12-27-14, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Galvin

Butt seam cracks - first time ever

We've hung and finished drywall in about 80% of our home in the last few years. Until now, we haven't had a single crack at a joint.

We're doing our living room right now, and we've got three...
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Posted By Galvin

I think that's what I'm looking for. So...

I think that's what I'm looking for.

So anybody that has used one, satisfied?
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