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Thanks tightcoat- Parging is weathered, but...

Thanks tightcoat-
Parging is weathered, but visible swirls indicate applied by hand. Found up to 1/4-3/8" thick in some spots.
Therefore, do plan the trowel then sponge float process.
Found good...
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Thanks tightcoat- Goal is a quality, long...

Thanks tightcoat-
Goal is a quality, long lasting product -ie: do it right, not just a cover-up that, as you said, will not last.
Therefore do plan to clean up the joints best I can, then fill with...
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Posted By surfinagin

tightcoat, thanks for your recommendation to use...

tightcoat, thanks for your recommendation to use Weld Crete as bonding agent. Will look into that.

Thorobond (your requested info): http://www.thoro.com/fileadmin/database/tds/en/PE_THORO_BOND.pdf...
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marksr, thanks for your reply -though as you...

marksr, thanks for your reply -though as you noted this topic is not in your wheelhouse!:)
Upvoted for trying;)

Notice you're the moderator. Assume there's a concrete forum moderator with...
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HELLO out there!? :wave: After 4 days and 186...

HELLO out there!? :wave:
After 4 days and 186 views, surprised still just crickets(?)
Have posted a number of Q's over several years, and appreciated timely help received.
Obviously, nobody is...
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Posted By surfinagin

Thread viewed 130 times -no responses. Is the...

Thread viewed 130 times -no responses.
Is the problem how I presented my Q and related info?
I've done concrete repair, but never parging or parging repair-
Therefore since this repair is mostly...
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Posted By surfinagin

Request feedback on repair plan for degraded foundation parging

Removed degraded/loose foundation parging using roto-hammer/chisel (4hr).
Photos show removed parging, and the exposed degraded mortar joints.
House: Split Level, 47 years old, Northeast US, approx...
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Posted By surfinagin

60yr old seawall has Grand Canyon degradation

32ft long vertical wall built 60yr ago, then the sloped reinforcement added a few yr later. There are no weep holes, or french drain behind wall to relieve hydraulic pressure. What began as surface...
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Posted By surfinagin

Maintenance/sealing of new stone chimney

70yr old stone chimney thru roof peak replaced from the flashing up, with 4" cap.

Stone mason did great work. Asked him about maintenance/sealing the new chimney, and he recommended the following:...
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Posted By surfinagin

Thanks for your replies- Lawrosa, your...

Thanks for your replies-

Lawrosa, your perspective is interesting b/c asked following in Post #15:

wonder if replacing vs renovate could be the more common and better decision for this @32year...
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Posted By surfinagin

A couple follow-up pics -do these help make it...

A couple follow-up pics -do these help make it reasonably certain that the following is correct kit to rebuild this circa 1987 valve?

Delta RP54870 Renovation Kit - 600 Series Tub and Shower
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Posted By surfinagin

Made same observations as you, CasualJoe- ...

Made same observations as you, CasualJoe-

The @$70 kit you linked is clearly OEM/Delta.
For further confusion, reference the 4th of 4 images for this product that shows the KNOB (not lever)...
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Posted By surfinagin

Thanks XSleeper- Will order the renovation...

Thanks XSleeper-

Will order the renovation kit, and be ready for a battle to remove the old valve.

Your time and provided info (and others responding) much appreciated!

Surfin'
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Posted By surfinagin

Appears case closed with this verified as a 600...

Appears case closed with this verified as a 600 Series since the handle is lifted to turn on the water(?)

haha- Replies appear to contradict? :Wink:
"assuming you can get it apart" vs "not...
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Posted By surfinagin

Screws are left/right below the handle -therefore...

Screws are left/right below the handle -therefore it's either a 1600 series (RP1991 cartridge) or 600 series (ball/seats/springs/cam packing).

At next opportunity, will remove the handle to look...
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Posted By surfinagin

Thanks -got it. Similar handle is shown on...

Thanks -got it.

Similar handle is shown on pp for the 600 series and for the 1300/1400 series.

Assuming that's a clue, appears verification of the screw location will narrow this down to one or...
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Posted By surfinagin

Thanks XSleeper -that's good info- Think...

Thanks XSleeper -that's good info-

Think there's a pair of screws below the handle... lower left, lower right.
This is at a relative's house, will have them verify.

At the link U provided,...
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Posted By surfinagin

Thanks for your response PJMax- If no...

Thanks for your response PJMax-

If no posters can confirm the RP19804 replacement cartridge is correct, or at least a "best bet", then I'll buy the RP19804 cartridge to have on hand when removing...
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Posted By surfinagin

circa 1987 Delta shower valve cartridge replacement

Attached photo shows circa 1987 Delta shower valve that's leaking by at 20dpm.

Is the following the correct replacement cartridge?

Cartridge Assembly -1300/1400 Series (04/2006 and earlier)...
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Posted By surfinagin

Wiped off spot where smoked, and retried it,...

Wiped off spot where smoked, and retried it, heated to 300degF.
No smoke/no issues -see pic.
Apparently it was something on the element, as U predicted
PJMax, THANKS for your time and help!
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Posted By surfinagin

Yes just smoking, but quite a lot and only at...

Yes just smoking, but quite a lot and only at that one location.
I could leave it on longer to see if smoke goes away, or if begins to glow red at that location.

Since hot bake elements normally...
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Posted By surfinagin

PJMax and Pilot Dane, thanks for your replies- ...

PJMax and Pilot Dane, thanks for your replies-

Pilot Dane- element began smoking a lot, and only at location shown in pic. Failure appeared imminent.
Therefore, shut off oven ASAP (within @1")...
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Posted By surfinagin

new oven bake element -problem

Just installed:

GE WB44X5082 Bake Element for Self Cleaning GE, Hotpoint, and RCA Ovens

On initial test, the element immediately began smoking at same location that the old element failed. See...
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Posted By surfinagin

XSleeper, thanks for your reply. Apparently...

XSleeper, thanks for your reply.

Apparently big box doesn't stock Geocel 2300 or Solar Seal 900, but local roofing supply appears to have them.

Gaps at roof peak actually are fairly deep. Found...
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