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Sorry that it took me so long to...

Sorry that it took me so long to respond...couldn't find where I had saved the pictures that I have. I only have a couple and they aren't as detailed as I would like, but take a look at these and...
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I have seen that also, but kind of got the...

I have seen that also, but kind of got the impression that caulking in corners is a quick way to do it that will cause problems down the road. What do you all think? Is it better to caulk or grout...
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The cracks didn't take 3 years to show up. They...

The cracks didn't take 3 years to show up. They showed up shortly after the installation. Then the contractor came back and 'patched' it up...and now I've been putting off this repair for a while...
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Questions about repairing cracks in shower floor grout

Hi All,

I had a new shower installed about 2 years ago. In several places on the floor and also on the wall, the grout is cracking. I would like to repair this myself, as I've done plenty of...
10-26-06, 12:07 PM
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Thanks, HeresJohnny. Do I need to remove...

Thanks, HeresJohnny.

Do I need to remove whatever is underneath the plywood (the black material that I was able to see from underneath)?

Do I need to put any type of barrier or anything in...
10-25-06, 11:52 AM
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Posted By umtigers

Also, I just realized that I forgot to mention in...

Also, I just realized that I forgot to mention in the earlier post that the floor joists are spaced 16" centers.
Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions!!!
10-24-06, 08:29 AM
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Posted By umtigers

Thanks, TileGuyBob for the suggestions! Can...

Thanks, TileGuyBob for the suggestions!

Can I just screw 1/2" plywood to the floor as it now lays? Is it imperitave that I remove the linoleum? Is there any danger of asbestos in the linoleum or...
10-22-06, 06:47 AM
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Posted By umtigers

Ok. I got under the house yesterday. Here is...

Ok. I got under the house yesterday. Here is some more information, from what I could see. Also, I removed the stove and there was no linoleum under there, so I could see plywood from the top. ...
10-19-06, 03:24 PM
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Posted By umtigers

Tiling a kitchen with conventional foundation

I am about to tile my kitchen floor. It currently has linoleum on a wooden subfloor, with a conventional foundation. I have asked a couple of people about what additional subflooring material do I...
03-14-06, 09:00 PM
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Posted By umtigers

one last question

Everything makes perfect sense, except the part about the extra toe kick above the dishwasher. When you say 1.5 inches wide, do you mean 1.5 inches from front to back (after it's installed)? or do...
03-09-06, 12:32 PM
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Posted By umtigers

This is very helpful! So, run strips of the...

This is very helpful!

So, run strips of the door stop all around the top of the cabinets, and screw through the stop into the countertop at the front and back of the cabinets? How many screws...
03-06-06, 08:59 PM
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Posted By umtigers

re:

yes, they are frameless cabinets. So, should I attach 1X stock for the space? Less than 1"?

Should I attach the 1X to the countertop and then attach the countertop to the cabinet? Or, should I...
03-06-06, 09:05 AM
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Posted By umtigers

Attaching Formica Counter to Mills Pride Cabinets

Hi,

My new countertop is coming in on Wednesday. So, trying to learn a little ahead of time about the best way(s) to attach it. It will be placed on top of the Mills Pride cabinets. What works...
02-24-06, 12:16 PM
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Posted By umtigers

GFCI protection vs. Ground Protection

Could any of you explain the difference of the protection that you receive from a GFCI outlet compared to the protection received from the ground wire? I know that both are important, but which one...
02-21-06, 01:40 PM
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Posted By umtigers

Two lights/two separate switches change to three way switch?

In my kitchen, there are two separate light fixtures that are controlled by two separate (single-pole?) light switches. (Ex. Switch 1 operates light 1, Switch 2 operates light 2) Both fixtures are...
02-17-06, 02:44 PM
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Posted By umtigers

Yes, it is the old NM cable

Yes, it is the old NM cable
02-17-06, 01:57 PM
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Posted By umtigers

The other outlets have GFCI's on them, or before...

The other outlets have GFCI's on them, or before them on the circuit. Should they be upgraded also? Does having GFCI outlets cover the issue of no ground present?

When I was pulling the outlets...
02-17-06, 01:18 PM
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Posted By umtigers

The microwave is currently running on an...

The microwave is currently running on an ungrounded outlet, as is the rest of the kitchen....

thoughts? do all of the outlets need to be fixed?

THANK YOU!
02-17-06, 01:09 PM
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Posted By umtigers

I think that I might have posted this in the...

I think that I might have posted this in the wrong forum...re-posted in "Electical" forum.
02-17-06, 01:08 PM
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Posted By umtigers

Changing to GFI outlet and adding outlet

In my kitchen, I want to add a receptacle to plug my microwave in. The outlet that I want to pull from seems to be the only one on this specific breaker. However, when I pulled the outlet from the...
02-17-06, 01:02 PM
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Posted By umtigers

Exclamation Adding outlet and GFI outlet

In my kitchen, I want to add a receptacle to plug my microwave in. The outlet that I want to pull from seems to be the only one on this specific breaker. However, when I pulled the outlet from the...
04-14-05, 10:52 AM
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Posted By umtigers

thanks! the door side and another side will be...

thanks! the door side and another side will be completely open.
If I leave 18" of space between the fence and the unit, is it necessary to leave a larger than normal space between the fence boards?...
04-14-05, 08:54 AM
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Posted By umtigers

Fence around Outside A/C unit

Hi,

I am thinking about putting up a fence around my outdoor AC unit (condenser?) for hiding it somewhat. My plan now is to have the fence approx 1 ft away from the unit, and only on 2 sides. I...
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Posted By umtigers

New Dryer Exhaust Vent- help!

Hi,
I am moving my dryer to another room in my house. Are there rules about how the dryer needs to be vented to the outside? How many turns can the vent pipe have in it? Any other "rules" that I...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-22-05, 01:31 PM
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Posted By umtigers

Great, thanks! I don't need to drain it or...

Great, thanks! I don't need to drain it or anything before I remove this tube do I? Also, is removing the cold water pipe as easy as unscrewing it at the top of the heater?

Also, I read from...
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