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03-08-07, 04:34 PM
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No I am not ripping out the existing joist......

No I am not ripping out the existing joist... just the drop ceiling materials. I wanted to install sheetrock at the same height the drop ceiling is at. I was trying to put in 2x4's the perimeter of...
03-07-07, 02:42 PM
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Posted By jaslken

Any ideas on this one... the one thing I...

Any ideas on this one...

the one thing I forgot to mention is I planned on toenailing 3 1/2 screws into the support beams above through the 2x4's. Will this add additional support as well? I...
03-05-07, 08:06 AM
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Posted By jaslken

I purchased 2x4x10's over the weekend. I was...

I purchased 2x4x10's over the weekend. I was planning on ripping out the ceiling but I am glad I got your reply. Can I still use the 2x4's with 12" on center to give support or do I need to go...
03-02-07, 02:27 PM
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Views: 5,884
Posted By jaslken

Framing a ceiling

My kitchen is 10x16. I have a drop ceiling now but I am going to rip out the drop ceiling and put up sheet rock at the same height as the drop. How can I reframe the ceiling? Would placing 2x4's...
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Views: 1,656
Posted By jaslken

Sorry for not clarifying... it was the krylon for...

Sorry for not clarifying... it was the krylon for metals. They did not advertise covering fixtures, I was wondering would it work? Thanks...
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Views: 1,656
Posted By jaslken

Painting kitchen faucet

I found a beautiful brushed nickel faucet that I would like in black... they do not offer and the black faucets they have available is not what I want. Is it possible to spray paint a faucet with...
02-20-07, 07:38 AM
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Views: 1,640
Posted By jaslken

Thanks for your reply. I had a plumber come by...

Thanks for your reply. I had a plumber come by and look at the pipe. He wants to charge $400 for a simple re-reoute. He explained in depth what he thought would be the easiest way.
I think I...
02-18-07, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By jaslken

Okay I am completely done ripping up the ceramic...

Okay I am completely done ripping up the ceramic tiles in my kitchen. It was painful but worth every minute. I rented one of those electric tile removers from HD and it did not work at all... they...
02-18-07, 09:06 AM
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Views: 1,640
Posted By jaslken

Just another question, can anyone tell what type...

Just another question, can anyone tell what type of piping this is by the pics?
02-18-07, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By jaslken

No I am not kiddin'. I have white glossy ceramic...

No I am not kiddin'. I have white glossy ceramic tiles in the kitchen. Needless to say the grout lines are BLACK and around where the radiator I guess they did not know how to tile so they cut...
02-17-07, 07:55 PM
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Views: 1,640
Posted By jaslken

Re-routing steam pipe

I have a steam pipe that runs in the middle of my kitchen. This is a crucial part of my kitchen remodel :) I need to reroute the pipe by maybe 4 feet to the left. Can this be a DIYer job? I have...
02-17-07, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By jaslken

Thanks.... as I was removing I realized that it...

Thanks.... as I was removing I realized that it is easier to remove with the mesh... thanks again.
02-17-07, 05:15 PM
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Views: 916
Posted By jaslken

Rermoving ceramic tile question

I am currently removing my ugly ceramic tiles and will replace with vinyl. There is a metal mesh underneath the tiles. I was wondering if I needed to remove the mesh and everything before I lay the...
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Views: 861
Posted By jaslken

Thanks for the reply... With all the new...

Thanks for the reply...

With all the new lighting all over the place, how did flourescent become outdated? I see plenty of lights in HD and they look nice but every time I mention lights everyone...
02-01-07, 02:40 PM
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Views: 922
Posted By jaslken

Insulating existing ceiling

I want to insulate my basement ceiling (which is existing). There is a section at the front of the house that is not finished and I can see straight through to the middle of the basement. If I was...
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Views: 861
Posted By jaslken

Recessed lighting

A couple of questions, my kitchen is 10x16. I currently have three ceiling fixtures in the ceiling. One in the main portion and two in the nook. The main fixture is flourescent and they others are...
01-26-07, 10:33 AM
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Views: 1,703
Posted By jaslken

Did you complete the project??? How did it turn...

Did you complete the project??? How did it turn out?
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Views: 2,192
Posted By jaslken

Now the trick question is do I have to put the...

Now the trick question is do I have to put the radiant heating on the entire floor or just where the addition is? Also, does the radiant heat work with all laminates? I was looking to purchase the...
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Views: 2,192
Posted By jaslken

where the kitchen is cold under foot, it is the...

where the kitchen is cold under foot, it is the cinderblock (concrete) foundation. That part of the basement was not "extended" under the kitchen addition...
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Posted By jaslken

Will the padding underneath the flooring be...

Will the padding underneath the flooring be "warmer" as oppose to ceramic? Is it made for warmth?
01-22-07, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By jaslken

I just realized I did not answer this post... ...

I just realized I did not answer this post...

It is a PVC pipe sitting on top of the dirt.
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Views: 2,192
Posted By jaslken

Tile cold under foot

I have settled for new laminate tiles to replace my ceramic tiles I have inn my kitchen. One of the major problems I have with the ceramic is the extreme cold under foot (partly over concrete...
01-22-07, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By jaslken

Smile Okay it took me a couple of weeks... it is NOT...

Okay it took me a couple of weeks... it is NOT load bearing. Everyone, thanks for your help. I have uploaded the pics... see :) Now I can rip it down but I still have a "steam" pipe that needs to...
01-06-07, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By jaslken

thanx for your help

thanx for your help
01-06-07, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By jaslken

Smile Unused hot/cold water connections

How to "cap" off copper connections I will no longer use??? Would I have to cut into the main line, remove a section and seal it off or is there a simple way of cutting of the shut off's and capping...
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