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08-31-11, 01:38 PM
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Posted By chaeberle

Our house had the french drain under the slab...

Our house had the french drain under the slab when we bought it. The weeping tile drains into the sump well.

And we've had several inches of water in our basement because the sump pump itself...
08-26-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,393
Posted By chaeberle

On your skim coats thats probably because you're...

On your skim coats thats probably because you're putting too much on.

Don't worry about perfectly flat. After you coat, step back and look at the seam from multiple angles. If it looks smooth...
08-26-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,393
Posted By chaeberle

Mud spreading is an art. How many coats are...

Mud spreading is an art.

How many coats are you applying and how wide is your final coat?

Your first coat is the fill coat - it's just to get the crack filled.

Your follow up coats are...
08-25-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,367
Posted By chaeberle

Didn't see any at the local Home Depot - and...

Didn't see any at the local Home Depot - and probably overkill when I only needed 12' by 6" by 5/8".

Anyway I think the window came out ok with the PT.
08-25-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,367
Posted By chaeberle

Azek wouldn't have been quite thick enough, I...

Azek wouldn't have been quite thick enough, I checked. Too bad they don't make Azek in more sizes - would have been a perfect material...

As it turned out I got some new 5/8x6" and used the table...
Replies: 8
Views: 5,392
Posted By chaeberle

In that doorway, absolutely. Around the rest of...

In that doorway, absolutely. Around the rest of the basement walls, probably not, as I see no signs of water penetration anywhere but in that one spot.
08-24-11, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,591
Posted By chaeberle

If you are filling and compacting and still...

If you are filling and compacting and still getting the same sized hole, there is a deeper issue. (No pun intended). To be safe, I would look for an engineer to determine what's wrong - I'm not...
Replies: 8
Views: 5,392
Posted By chaeberle

The finished step, btw - not 100% perfect but for...

The finished step, btw - not 100% perfect but for the first time working with concrete, I'm rather pleased. :)
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Replies: 16
Views: 9,789
Posted By chaeberle

Mike, the run from the toilet to the 3/2 wye also...

Mike, the run from the toilet to the 3/2 wye also has a maximum distance it can run before it must be vented, right? Something like 6'? (Not usually a problem since toilets and sinks are near each...
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Views: 5,392
Posted By chaeberle

Well after watching the area carefully, not only...

Well after watching the area carefully, not only is water seeping around the base of the foundation, but it's leaking in the top of the cold room all the way around the "roof" (all concrete) - on the...
Replies: 8
Views: 5,392
Posted By chaeberle

After watching the water come into that cold room...

After watching the water come into that cold room for the last fortnight or so during heavy rains, I've concluded that you are absolutely right.

So I decided just to "clean up" the step a bit and...
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Views: 47,727
Posted By chaeberle

The toilet sits on a toilet flange which should...

The toilet sits on a toilet flange which should sit at floor level
http://www.diychatroom.com/attachments/f7/19967d1272379199-toilet-flange-inside-outside-drain-pipe-closet-20flange.jpg

To...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,730
Posted By chaeberle

I'd remove the dimmer switch completely (I just...

I'd remove the dimmer switch completely (I just don't think that can be good for the fan) and put in one of these. You'll have to pull the fan too for the receiver.

AirPro Ceiling Fan Remote...
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By chaeberle

Another option is to leave the wiring as is, wire...

Another option is to leave the wiring as is, wire both fan and lights to the 3 way switch but install a remote receiver at the fan and use a wireless remote control (or 2, one at each end if you...
08-23-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,367
Posted By chaeberle

I have done the math with every combination of...

I have done the math with every combination of available stock (went and measured it myself) to try to come up with a frame that fits.

Without building up multiple pieces of wood (a thought that...
08-23-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,383
Posted By chaeberle

If you put the silicone on first, and it dried in...

If you put the silicone on first, and it dried in place and wasn't removed properly before using the plumber's putty then you still won't get a good seal.

Remove everything, clean THOROUGHLY, and...
08-23-11, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,367
Posted By chaeberle

Blast. I was afraid of that. I don't have a...

Blast. I was afraid of that.

I don't have a planar. :/ Time to rent I guess.
08-22-11, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,166
Posted By chaeberle

Sorry, that image link is no good. Looks to have...

Sorry, that image link is no good. Looks to have been spam filtered maybe...

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/electrical-c-d-c/400914-how-put-pictures-your-post.html

Anyway I doubt that caulk...
Replies: 12
Views: 7,222
Posted By chaeberle

Ok good point - but that's the base of the pan...

Ok good point - but that's the base of the pan that's getting installed level - because the top of the pan is already sloped. If he's up to tiling, then I'd expect the pan to already be in place,...
08-22-11, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,166
Posted By chaeberle

Get under the sink's backsplash and look up from...

Get under the sink's backsplash and look up from beneath - from that vantage you should be able to tell whether the backsplash is mounted on a wall hangar (in which case you need to lift the sink UP...
Replies: 4
Views: 27,434
Posted By chaeberle

Stop apologizing. A wobbly toilet seat is a...

Stop apologizing. A wobbly toilet seat is a serious issue. A man must feel confident and secure on his throne!! ;)

I suspect that the nuts on the seat bolts have become worn, and every time they...
08-22-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,367
Posted By chaeberle

Enlarging a window's rough opening

I'm planning to replace an existing basement window with glass block. The problem I'm facing right now is - the existing opening for the window is about 1/4" too narrow and 1/2" too short for the...
08-22-11, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,850
Posted By chaeberle

You changed the breaker for this circuit out and...

You changed the breaker for this circuit out and you still get no power in the line itself? And you're sure all the breakers are reset and On?

I know, stupid question, right? But my wife once...
08-22-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,850
Posted By chaeberle

Obvious question: Did you make sure you...

Obvious question:

Did you make sure you reset the GFI outlet?
Replies: 12
Views: 7,222
Posted By chaeberle

You DEFINITELY don't want your shower floor to be...

You DEFINITELY don't want your shower floor to be level, so you won't be using a perfect right angle from wall to floor in a shower stall anyway.
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