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Mike- I think you might be right about the...

Mike- I think you might be right about the corrosion. I'm going to see if I can replace just the faucet part... I'm not ready to do the whole sink because we're planning to rip out the bathroom in...
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Old Faucet troubles

I attached a picture of the faucet that's giving me grief. The valves on the handles were leaking so I couldn't shut off the hot or cold water all the way. It started as a drip that eventually...
09-07-09, 02:53 PM
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Jamb Extension strikeplate

I have an Andersen Patio Door with a 3-point lock, so it has a special strikeplate made by Andersen in a nice brushed nickel finish. The problem I have is because the door was installed with a jamb...
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I appreciate your help, but that isn't the exact...

I appreciate your help, but that isn't the exact sander that I have...the clamps on the sander I have are on the front and back and not on the sides like that. Plus the sander that I have doesn't...
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Sander slips pads

I'm trying to sand some bookshelves with a craftsman 1/3 sheet pad sander (model 315.116112) that I borrowed from my father in law. The problem is as soon as I touch the sander to the surface I'm...
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Complete Fireplace Project

I have a living room where one wall is a floor to ceiling brick fireplace with some built-in cabinets on either side.

My endgame is to have the built-ins still there, drywall on the outside of a...
11-01-08, 10:35 AM
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Posted By jlatham

So if it is residual water or faucet drip, how...

So if it is residual water or faucet drip, how would I correct that?
10-31-08, 10:29 AM
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Brand new tub rusting

I am usually into DIY, but I paid someone to install a new tub because I got lazy. Wish I hadn't, but that's besides the point...

Anyway, after only 1 week of use, there was a spot of rust around...
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Posted By jlatham

Recessed Fixture

I bought a house with some pretty ugly light fixtures in the living room. So I'm in the process of replacing them with recessed lights. Anyway, I removed the first of the old lights but the problem...
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Posted By jlatham

Ah...I think I found some plugs on the top...I'll...

Ah...I think I found some plugs on the top...I'll see if I can get those popped out and maybe once the top comes off it will be more apparent how the sides are attached to the brick...
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Mantle Removal

When I bought my house, it came with an ornate solid oak mantle surrounding the fireplace. It doesn't really match the character of the house or my style, so I'd like to replace it.

However,...
09-27-08, 11:07 AM
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Posted By jlatham

Solution!

A follow up:

I followed the advice and drilled new holes through the hinges and into the door for the screws instead of trying to use the pre-drilled holes in the hinges. I don't know why it did...
09-12-08, 03:46 PM
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Posted By jlatham

To be more clear about what's going on... ...

To be more clear about what's going on...

Here is the installation manual for my door:
http://www.stormdoors.com/files/installation/Maxxview%20SS2.pdf

If you look to page 5, step 3 dictates...
09-12-08, 03:05 PM
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Posted By jlatham

Screw holes in sheet metal storm door

I moved into a house with a nice Andersen storm door on the front. Unfortunately, I didn't realize it was not installed properly. Some of the sheet metal screws that attach the hinges to the door...
05-26-08, 05:14 PM
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Posted By jlatham

It's rocking so little that it's level whether...

It's rocking so little that it's level whether it's at the "high point" or "low point" of the rocking.

I shimmed behind the flange along the top of the tub and nailed into the studs to see if the...
05-24-08, 01:30 PM
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Posted By jlatham

Mark, Appreciate the input, but that doesn't...

Mark,
Appreciate the input, but that doesn't answer my question entirely. Is it enough to shim the flange at the top that I am supposed to nail into the studs, or do I have to rip the whole tub out...
05-24-08, 06:41 AM
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Posted By jlatham

New tubrocks a little

I gutted my bathroom and just finished installing a new tub. I had a little bit of difficulty, but it's done.

The problem is, now the tub rocks ever so slightly. Less than 1/16" on the corner. ...
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Okay, I think I have it all figured out... ...

Okay, I think I have it all figured out...

1) The main problem is that the boards are bowed ever so slightly so that the tongue and groove weren't fitting together correctly. When I put an extra...
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Okay, I think the reason I'm so confused is that...

Okay, I think the reason I'm so confused is that the flooring I bought is labelled "Clic," and that's what I was looking at on the website. However, the instructions that were packaged with my...
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But if I do it that way, it becomes impossible to...

But if I do it that way, it becomes impossible to attach the rows of flooring (i.e. the long edges) together! Sure the short ends fit in with each other that way, but then I can't lift the whole row...
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Posted By jlatham

Should Laminate Floor Be This Hard?

Okay, so I'm trying to lay my laminate floor and I'm having a terrible time getting the pieces to lock together. The long part (i.e. row to row) locks just fine. The problem is that the short ends...
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Posted By jlatham

Cutting Door Jambs

I'm putting in new laminate flooring. I want to lay down 1/4" plywood first because the flooring underneath isn't level.

My question is how do I cut the door jambs to tuck the flooring under...
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Posted By jlatham

Thanks for the advice. On further thought, there...

Thanks for the advice. On further thought, there were old gate valves under the sink that were really hard to turn, so I was concerned about those breaking too.

So rather than cut a corner, I...
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Posted By jlatham

Faucet Piping Stuck on Supply Pipe

I'm replacing my kitchen counters, sink and faucet. I've successfully removed my old counters and sink, but I had trouble disconnecting the hot and cold supply lines from the faucet, so I just used...
01-08-06, 11:30 AM
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Posted By jlatham

Thanks guys...my fiancee will be happy to know...

Thanks guys...my fiancee will be happy to know that she was right and I was wrong on this one. :)
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