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07-25-09, 06:11 PM
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Posted By dcanesdbs

Add a surge on the breaker?

This might sound like a dumb question but can you add surge protection on the electrical box, the breaker? I had 3 LCD TVS installed and mounted on the wall and I can not fit any surge protectors in...
05-13-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,402
Posted By dcanesdbs

Ok, they agreed to tuck it under... I see the...

Ok, they agreed to tuck it under... I see the tack strip is a little from the tile.... He called me down though and showed me an example of if someone kicked it by accident what it would do to the...
05-12-09, 09:18 PM
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Posted By dcanesdbs

Yes, it is ceramic... I will mention the...

Yes, it is ceramic...

I will mention the Z-bar tomorrow...

He said he had 35 years experience installing carpet... Now my brother in laws brother had him install his carpet (Lowes) and he said...
05-12-09, 12:51 PM
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Views: 4,402
Posted By dcanesdbs

Carpet installed in basement, transition needed for tile?

Hello,

Lowes will be installing my carpet tomorrow in the basement and I was just talking to the installer. I have 2 areas, one in the foyer 5x5 area where it is tiles and another area, 12x12...
04-15-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,014
Posted By dcanesdbs

Question on bathroom fixtures (Brushed Nickel/Chrome)

I am purchasing bathroom fixtures, faucet, etc., and have a question on the color/type. I bought a brushed nickel faucet but didn't realize that the shower has chrome fixtures... For aestitics, is...
04-15-09, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By dcanesdbs

I'm at work now so will have to post the pic...

I'm at work now so will have to post the pic later.

How do you post a pic on photobucket?

The wall/sheetrock did look 'curved' in that corner and I had issues with the wall install... Had one...
04-15-09, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By dcanesdbs

Bath vanity installed, looks slanted....

I had my bath vanity installed in the bathroom in the basement yesterday and to my disbelief, it looks like it is slanted. The installer blamed the wall for being out of plumb, not straight. It is...
04-09-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,965
Posted By dcanesdbs

Well from what they know now, no baseboards were...

Well from what they know now, no baseboards were going to be up. Was going to bring this up to them when they arrived. They did not want the baseboards up before they installed the carpet but with...
04-09-09, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,965
Posted By dcanesdbs

No leveling agent that I know of... Just the...

No leveling agent that I know of... Just the carpet padding and carpet which is a low pile berber, not too thick.

Should I mention this to the carpenter that is putting up the baseboard. Should...
04-08-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,965
Posted By dcanesdbs

Baseboard measurement from concrete floor...

I took everyones advice and am having the baseboards installed in the basement before the pad and berber carpet is installed. The carpenter is going a half in drywall pieces)

I was looking in the...
04-04-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By dcanesdbs

I have been damp sponging the tile/grout twice...

I have been damp sponging the tile/grout twice since it has been set and it seems like the grout is getting darker. I just want to make sure I won't 'ruin' the grout by wiping down and damp...
04-02-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By dcanesdbs

Update: The installer is down there now...

Update:
The installer is down there now grouting the bath and foyer... Asked him about the some of the grout lines that are higher and almost level to the tile and he said that is how the tile is......
04-02-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By dcanesdbs

HAHAHA, you guys are correct and yes am paying...

HAHAHA, you guys are correct and yes am paying him by the hour so it sounds like it would be best if I do..

So, back to that... What/hw is the best to clean/wipe down?

...and also back to the...
04-02-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By dcanesdbs

Question, What is the BEST way to wipe down...

Question,

What is the BEST way to wipe down the tiles/grout that won't ruin it since it is not sealed yet.. A wet or damp sponge?

Since the grout is cured, it's be a week, what would he need...
04-01-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By dcanesdbs

Tile in basement/Grout seems higher in some areas...

Hello,

I am in the process of having my basement tiled. The area is a 12x12 where the bar and back cabinets are going to be. The person that is doing the tile, laid the tile down on day 1 and...
03-24-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,361
Posted By dcanesdbs

I have primed pine and was wondering do I have to...

I have primed pine and was wondering do I have to wipe down the baseboard before I paint it?
03-19-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,361
Posted By dcanesdbs

You are right but I did get them down a few... I...

You are right but I did get them down a few... I was suprised the price was 'negotiable'. I hope I have a decent experience with them. I did meet the installer and he was nice, sounded...
03-19-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,361
Posted By dcanesdbs

HAHA, exactly... I'll just tell him my story...

HAHA, exactly... I'll just tell him my story above :).. Lowes has the 139 installation and they still whacked me an extra $400 to the install price because it is a 'new' instal meaning they have to...
03-19-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,361
Posted By dcanesdbs

I talked to another person i know and they...

I talked to another person i know and they mentioned the same thing about installing the baseboard first... Why would the carpenter tell me not to? Easier for them if it is not there? Afraid they...
03-18-09, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,200
Posted By dcanesdbs

Transition from berber carpet to tile in basement....

Hello,

I am having tile and berber carpet installed in the basement. I got a call from the installer at Lowes and he was saying about having a transition (oak?) that joins the tile in the foyer...
03-17-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,131
Posted By dcanesdbs

Johnny, How hard is it to actually lay tile...

Johnny,

How hard is it to actually lay tile down in a basement? I get conflicting suggestions? 1 says to just lay thinset and tile over and then grout... Someone else mentioned about putting a...
03-17-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,131
Posted By dcanesdbs

Very true... I know, I thought i would get a...

Very true... I know, I thought i would get a good laugh from you guys....

I honestly didn't think it would be that much, ($5/sq ft. That is $5 to install 1 tile:)) but I guess I am wrong...
03-16-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,361
Posted By dcanesdbs

Measuring baseboard trim/cutting..

My carpenter was going to measure/cut my baseboard trim in the basement and was going to have it ready to install once the carpet/tile was installed. Is this ok to do? Should I wait until the...
03-16-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,131
Posted By dcanesdbs

Update: just got a call from the electrician I...

Update: just got a call from the electrician I have and said he knows someone he works with that would charge $25/hr to do... For an 8x8 bath for example, It would take about 3 hours?
03-16-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,131
Posted By dcanesdbs

I'm actually in NE PA so im not in a big city... ...

I'm actually in NE PA so im not in a big city...

I would have to supply all materials... I am pretty sure I would have to pick it up... Have to see....

He has been in my basement before and...
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