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good idea. thanks for the tip. i was able to...

good idea. thanks for the tip. i was able to get a big crowbar at the end and was able to finally turn it. i guess i didn't try hard enough...

thanks again.
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Tub Drain removal/ Tub removal

Hi,
Goal: Remove tub on second floor.

Issue: Having a heck of a time removing the tub drain. From the top, i have a pair of pliers and trying to turn it counter clockwise. Tried WD-40 to try...
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Posted By fdonger

Portland cement - laying it on a wall

Hi,
i want to use portland cement on a section of wall that has stone rocks on it. I have already taken an air chisel to knock down most of the high spots.

All i want to do is lay a...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-08-07, 05:27 PM
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Posted By fdonger

tankless water heater

need some help guys...

i got a plumber to install two tankless water heaters. One for the sink and one for a wash basin.

Each heater runs off 110V and is 0.5gallons/min. My problem is that...
05-14-07, 05:50 PM
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Posted By fdonger

Commercial Toilet Shutoff

does anyone know how to shut off the water for a commercial toilet?

we have a situation where the water keeps running in the toilet. don't know how to shut off the water.

thanks much
fdonger
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Posted By fdonger

base molding - around cylindrical Pylon

just installed laminate flooring and had to install around a cylindrical pylon. I now need to install molding around it.

any recomendataions? are there really flexible moldings out there? i...
10-15-06, 04:40 PM
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Posted By fdonger

drainage clean out

This california house has al the drainage for the home in the basement. the cleanout is running from the basement through the basement stairs to the exterior of the house.

my question is this. ...
08-23-06, 09:45 AM
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Posted By fdonger

tile is set on backerboard which is on top of...

tile is set on backerboard which is on top of plywood subfloor most likely..
08-22-06, 03:35 PM
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Posted By fdonger

Marble on top of TILE

Wondering what you guys think about Marbling on top of Ceramic tile. would you recommend this as a possible solution instead of ripping out existing tile?

thanks
fdonger
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Posted By fdonger

no...the flange is not secured to the...

no...the flange is not secured to the floor...don't know if i have a closet flange or not, but i don't think so.

i'll check to see if the flange would hit the bottom of the toilet. how much...
07-03-06, 11:13 AM
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Posted By fdonger

i used a tube cutter. there is a minor crack in...

i used a tube cutter. there is a minor crack in the wheel, but i've used this cutter w/o issue before. i've actual cut a lot of copper pipe recently and never had this issue before.

maybe the...
07-03-06, 12:20 AM
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Posted By fdonger

caulking tub surround

i've actually followed these guidelines. however, the caulk tends to get moldy and dirty over time. is this a natural phenomena? because of this, we have to rip out the old caulk and re-caulk...
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Posted By fdonger

Toilet flange - not perfect

i installed the toilet flange a little off. it's sitting as much as 1/4" higher than the tile floor in some places

do you guys think this will be an issue? any advice would help before i put the...
07-02-06, 11:31 PM
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Posted By fdonger

Soft Copper Cutting

I have an interesting thing going on. i installed 1/2" copper pipe for the hot water line for the sink about a year ago.

i wanted to change out the sink cabinet, so i took the valve fitting off....
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Posted By fdonger

general question

thanks! i used an oil based white primer called "cover stain" ..it seemed to do the trick.

1) is it required to put a top coat on top of a primer?
2) what's a solvent based primer?
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Posted By fdonger

hmmm...okay. i'll try it as a last resort....

hmmm...okay. i'll try it as a last resort. sounds like a lot of work. looking for an easier solution if anyone has an idea
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Posted By fdonger

painting brick wall - rust

Hi, i have a brick wall. i wanted to paint it white, so i bought exterior white paint that is specifically for brick/masonary, stucco.

however, the problem i am having is that there are some...
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Posted By fdonger

toilet - porcelean crack/broke

hi all,

i hope i can explain this well. here it goes. On the bottom of the toilet, where the drain hole is, the hole necks into a flange. that piece broke off when i tried to pick up the...
09-13-05, 01:23 PM
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Posted By fdonger

marble tiling

i've been doing some light reading on Marble tile installation...it seems identical to laying Ceramic or Porcelain tile except for the type of grout used.

is this accurate? they recommend using...
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Posted By fdonger

installing pedastal sink

i'm installing a pedastal sink. i'm just wondering what the best way is to anchor the base (to the floor) and the sink (to the wall).

i've read to use lag screws. is that the most common way to...
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Posted By fdonger

installing heater ducts in attic

We are installing new heater ducts in the ceiling/attic. what kind of straps are you supposed to use to hang the duct work in the attic?

is there code requirement on what should be used?
...
02-20-05, 10:30 PM
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Posted By fdonger

dedicated Ckts - diswasher , garbage disposal

Does the code require that the dishwasher and disposal have dedicated 15A ckt for each?

or can i use one 15A ckt for both appliances?

fdonger
09-18-04, 01:35 PM
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Posted By fdonger

shower pan - (pressure treated wood)

I have a Home Depot DIY (Tiling 1-2-3) book on how to build a Custom shower pan. it says to build the threshold using pressure treated wood.

is it necessary to use pressure-treated wood? i...
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Views: 1,188
Posted By fdonger

It'll have a liner on top, then backerboard, then...

It'll have a liner on top, then backerboard, then tile. the tile surface will get wet fo sure..
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