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Question Hardwood stairs - tile risers - what first?

Hi,
I am planning to replace the carpet on my stairs & install hardwood & I want to put tile on the risers. My question is what do I install first? Should I install all the tile on the risers first...
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Question bathroom faucet hole guide

Hi,
I'm replacing my bathroom faucets (3 hole 4" center set) & have found a few faucets that I like are widespread or mini widespread. I'm not sure what this means. It seems like the widespread &...
08-30-08, 04:09 PM
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Smile Thanks for the advice.:thumbup:

Thanks for the advice.:thumbup:
08-30-08, 06:04 AM
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Question Reuse sweat on ball valves?

Hi,
I have to take apart the copper water supply line in my house - I know not to reuse the copper fittings but can I reuse the sweat on brass valves when I reassemble? Thanks.
Stewart
07-21-08, 08:30 AM
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Question Subfloor prep for ceramic tile

Hi,
I want to install ceramic tile in the foyer of my home. The wood subfloor is at least 3/4" maybe 5/4 thick - do I need to prep the subfloor in any way (sealer etc) or can I lay the tile right on...
04-21-08, 06:05 PM
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Question pvc coupling leak

Hi,
I have a leak at the coupling in a pvc pipe. Can i re-seal that or is it better to cut it out & replace it? And if I need to cut & replace, does it matter how big of a section that needs to be...
03-30-08, 07:06 PM
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Question Thanks for the quick reply. I failed to mention...

Thanks for the quick reply. I failed to mention its for the dishwasher which has been disconnected but there's a few drops where the shut off knob goes into the valve. So hopefully just a washer or...
03-30-08, 06:36 PM
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Question Can a supply valve be repaired?

Hi,
I have a leaky supply valve under my kitchen sink & was wondering if it could be repaired by changing a washer or something like a faucet, or do i have to put on a whole new valve on? Thanks....
01-15-08, 05:39 PM
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Question whole house water filter install question

Hi,
I plan to install a whole house water filter & was wondering if it is ok to use the braided flex hoses, like for a hot water heater installation, on the inlet & outlet of the filter. thanks....
11-15-07, 07:32 PM
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Question temperature for tile laying

Hi again,
Its an interior project - I want to tile the foyer area which is a little cooler than the rest of the house. Thanks.
Stewart
11-14-07, 04:38 PM
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Question temperature range for tile laying

Hi,
Can tile be installed at any temperature or does it need to be at a certain point in order for the thin set to cure properly? I'm going to have a little time off during this winter & was...
10-23-07, 03:48 PM
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Wink Hey Andy, Thanks for the help!

Hey Andy,
Thanks for the help!
10-23-07, 09:09 AM
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Question whole house water filter placement

Hi,
I have two whole house water filter questions:

1) where do I install it - before or after the well pump?
2) can it be installed on a vertical pipe? The few horizontal pipes in place are to...
10-29-06, 03:56 PM
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Thumbs down house water filter placement

Hi,
I want to install a whole house water filter & I need to know a few things. First, where should I put it - should I put it before the well pump or after? Second, does it make a difference if...
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hot water heater pipe diameter

Hi,
My electric hot water heater is about 10 years old I want to replace it before it fails or bursts. The pipe diameter of the inlet & outlet are 1" & I want to use the stainless flex pipe I've...
09-29-05, 04:04 PM
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Question GFI for 240 volt garage outlet

Hi,
I'm putting a 30 amp, 240 volt outlet in my garage - do I need a GFI? and do they make GFI outlets or do I have to use a GFI circuit breaker. Thanks.
Stewart
09-26-05, 06:07 PM
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Question one more thing - 2 or 3 wire 240 volt

hi again,
thanks for the help. i also need to know if i should go with 2 or 3 wire, with a ground for this circuit. it will mainly be used for a welder which needs only 220 volt but i might use it...
09-26-05, 11:51 AM
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Question sub panel issues

hi,
i want to install a 30 amp 240 volt outlet in my garage - luckily i have a 100 amp sub panel with 4 available slots already there but i have an issue. when checking things out i found that the...
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