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cold shower valve does not fully shut off water

My neighbor called and I looked at her shower valve (admittedly a low end brand less than 5 years old). Currently she has the cold water shut off which affects 2 tenants below until she can resolve...
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thanks! appreciate the response

thanks! appreciate the response
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Question putty plate/gasket on faucets

I'm planning to put in a new bathroom sink faucet and the last time I did a faucet I didn't use the black gasket/putty plate (kitchen faucet) but instead packed the inside of faucet with plumbers...
06-02-07, 01:23 PM
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Cool .......thanks coop

.......thanks coop
06-01-07, 10:51 PM
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Question Which would be a better product to use?

Hey folks, I have just put in 2 days doing plaster repairs around outlets, switches and other good sized holes. I used plaster of paris wich really helped to solidify the weaked walls etc. Yes I...
05-31-07, 05:19 PM
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Posted By bsmt_dwellers

Smile thanks tightcoat for your help, appreciate it

I just may decide to take this on
05-30-07, 06:41 PM
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also

I was at the hardware that bldg. has account at and found that they carry structo-lite....it said just add water...if you add sand as you mentioned in an earlier post -, will that improve workability...
05-30-07, 11:42 AM
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pictures

Here are some pictures and as you can see I don't have much clearance to add supports on the left side to attach drywall. I don't think I cant cut the wood lath off the supports to provide a nailing...
05-20-07, 04:05 PM
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reply to tightcoat

the conduit is just barely below the underside of horizontal wood lath. It is very close. Electricians attached conduit to the brick. I do believe plaster would be faster as there is no repeated...
05-19-07, 03:34 AM
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clarification

Plaster to horizontal wood lath to vertical furring strips attached to brick. The electricians cut where they had to cut, not being too concerned if it was near a framing member. So, basically you...
05-17-07, 09:24 PM
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Question How would YOU do this...replacing wall sections

The electricians in bldg complex are removing 1 1/2 foot wide floor to ceiling section in 90 year old plaster over wood lath in many units. This is definately a creative fix as there is not much...
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deductable is too high to make a claim

is taking out the motor and getting a replacement at a repair shop a do it yourself kind of job? Are motors expensive?
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maytag dryer in flood, wont start

my mother is reporting to me what has happened to her dryer which I will look at when I can get up there....the basement flooded enough to fully submerse the dryers venting at the bottom. The light...
09-21-06, 11:50 PM
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Posted By bsmt_dwellers

what about using some waterproof epoxy

or the stuff they use to plug up radiator leaks.......If the leak is as small as you say, I would try that first
08-31-06, 12:56 PM
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thx guys, i will try both methods

If putting poly down will make it darker than I definitely must do something
08-30-06, 04:39 PM
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Question can I lighten the stain I just applied?

I installed an oak threshold and very lightly stained it with minwax (oil based) red oak. It is darker than the floor and doesn't match as well as I had hoped. I was told to use red oak stain which...
08-26-06, 10:33 AM
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Question I made the cut

It was quite challenging to cut this without a dado blade but it came out fairly decent. Now my question..attaching theshold to floor. The lip is over the vinyl tile with the other side resting on...
08-07-06, 09:24 AM
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Posted By bsmt_dwellers

ok

I will give it a try....should I use nails and nail into the wood floor?
08-06-06, 09:42 PM
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Question did I buy the wrong thing.....threshold

I need to put down a threshold in a doorway without a door that separates the kitchen from the dining room.. The doorway is all cased with trim on both sides. In the doorway a real wood floor meets...
08-06-06, 08:58 PM
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wow...I'm floored!

It worked! I can't believe all these years of avoiding doing trim....it wasn't perfect but it matched up well enough that caulk will fill...thanks a lot guys
08-06-06, 07:36 PM
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thanks...I feel I can do this now

I'm going to go practice right now on scraps....before it gets too late for the noise of the saw...threshold question later
08-06-06, 06:35 PM
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Question thanks Marksr and Chandler for the much needed advice

I feel much more confident now

Would these finishing screws be easier than a hammer....I only have about 36 feet of trim to do....But I will call the rental place for prices...just very budget...
08-04-06, 11:45 PM
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Question MDF baseboard install

I've read a lot of postings on here and it has answered a lot of questions. Some remain

I'm putting up 4 1/4' x 1/2 MDF baseboard with 9 corners of which some are angled greater than 90 degrees. ...
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It is fine now whew

I turned the coldess level down to 3 and it seems to be ok now....no glacier formations...From what you described......there does appear to be some (looks like a vent) on the ceiling of fridge...I...
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Unhappy I'm in trouble now!

Thanks for the tips and I was going to try it but now I will not be pulling out the fridge due to new problems that have surfaced. I got the door to seal properly by twisting it a little. Rewind a...
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