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08-28-17, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Jvallee

replace window screen crossbar

At my first attempt to fabricate custom window screens, I inadvertently cut a couple of cross bars about 1/8" too short. Make frame bowed at center and not fit the opening.

Is there any way to...
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Views: 714
Posted By Jvallee

The outside rim of the roof. It is 2 2x6's nailed...

The outside rim of the roof. It is 2 2x6's nailed together.
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By Jvallee

Need help with porch roof corners

I have a double rim facia board and I can't seem to find a double 2x6 concealed slopeable joist hanger. Apparently they don't exist.
I need something at each corner.

What might my options be?...
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Views: 6,061
Posted By Jvallee

I considered using 2x6 instead of 2x4. More work...

I considered using 2x6 instead of 2x4. More work but may be my answer in the long run.
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Views: 6,061
Posted By Jvallee

ok a google search didn't turn up anything for...

ok a google search didn't turn up anything for vinyl siding cap. what should i be searching for?
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Views: 6,061
Posted By Jvallee

I wish windows were in the budget. something to...

I wish windows were in the budget. something to think about.
I'll go in search of the caps you're talking about. Thanks!
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Views: 6,061
Posted By Jvallee

Exterior knee wall on screened porch

I have a dream porch on paper and I'm trying to decide what to put on the outside of the knee walls. They will be standard 2x4's.
If I sheath the outside and put up vinyl siding, what would I use to...
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Views: 581
Posted By Jvallee

Tiling screened in porch

I want to tile the floor in my planned screened in porch. Porch will be about 32" off ground. Planning on t&g osb subfloor, topped with cement board (set in thinset and screwed down) followed by...
02-07-15, 05:46 PM
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Views: 830
Posted By Jvallee

install prefab shower curb

Getting ready to install a Noble shower curb over self leveling cement. Instructions say use modified thinset. Modified thinset instructions say prime slc (gypsum) first. Really necessary?
09-24-14, 09:39 AM
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Views: 1,469
Posted By Jvallee

Thanks for the feedback. Haven't put it down yet....

Thanks for the feedback. Haven't put it down yet. The subfloor is as secure as it's going to get. 2nd layer should only be screwed to subfloor and not to joists.
09-23-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,469
Posted By Jvallee

replacing subfloor/underlayment

I have finished patching the subfloor attached to the joists and need to add 3/4" subfloor/underlayment to prepare for tile.
Is the diagram I have attached sufficiently staggered?
09-15-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Jvallee

Mitch17, this powder room is only 3' wide and 4'...

Mitch17, this powder room is only 3' wide and 4' deep. Just big enough for a wall hung toilet and very small sink (has to be small to meet code).

Lawrosa, thanks for the tips. I will be nailing up...
09-15-14, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Jvallee

Wall sink installation

Getting ready to have my tiny wall sink roughed-in. 38298Appears it has a bottle trap (which I want) and a very short drain.
Any pointers on what I should be asking the plumber to make sure he does...
08-19-14, 12:12 PM
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Views: 905
Posted By Jvallee

Best way to remove 40 year old bathtub tile

I am gutting my 5x9 master bath and expanding it by demoing a closet next door. I am to the point of taking down the wall tiles around the tub and then take out the tub itself.

Prying tiles off...
05-24-12, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 38,946
Posted By Jvallee

here's what I found

I measured out 2 cups of thinset (type for glass mosaic tiles) and it weighed 2 lbs exactly. Therefore I knew I had 1/5 of a bag (bag was 10 lbs). Directions specified 1.5 to 1.7 quarts of water per...
05-24-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 38,946
Posted By Jvallee

I'm not great at eyeball measurements... when I...

I'm not great at eyeball measurements... when I divided a bag of grout, I weighed it and still made way too much..Guess I'll just dive in when I know I'll have a couple of uninterrupted hours to...
05-24-12, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 38,946
Posted By Jvallee

I have googled for volume (cups, quarts) of 50 lb...

I have googled for volume (cups, quarts) of 50 lb bag of thinset but to no avail. Hate to have to dumo it out just to measure it. You'd think this would be something someone has already figured out!...
05-24-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 38,946
Posted By Jvallee

Dividing bag of thinset

I am installing mosaic tile backsplash for the first time. Since I know I'll be slow and I have 3 sections of wall to do, I want to know the best way to divide/calculate the thinset I bought so I...
01-26-12, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,278
Posted By Jvallee

Thanks

Thanks for the info.... I just discovered an 8 ft section of countertop in the garage.. will prob use it for replacement and try the Giani Countertop Granite Paint kit.
01-26-12, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,278
Posted By Jvallee

Can you buy PLAIN (unlaminated) rolled edge countertops?

Need to replace countertop (has water damage) and am considering installing laminate myself. I have some odd size ctops and need to cut costs.

Can't seem to find this. I do not want square edges...
03-11-10, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,078
Posted By Jvallee

Ecobase foundation equivilent?

I found a UK company that sells Ecobase, a plastic interlocking base for sheds.
However they do not sell or ship to the US.

Anyone know of a supplier in the US?
Replies: 2
Views: 8,811
Posted By Jvallee

attaching handrail to rosette

I am replacing the handrail a partially open staircase. The upper end of the rail was nailed into a rosette which was nailed to the wall.

I have a beautiful new handrail and would like to NOT...
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