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09-26-08, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Muad Dib

Success! And all is well. :cheshire: AAV...

Success! And all is well. :cheshire:

AAV is in place an everything seems to be working fine. It was a little bit of a tight fit but manageable.

Thanks for the help!
09-26-08, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,072
Posted By Muad Dib

Looking at some other info I believe I have...

Looking at some other info I believe I have enough room to install an air-admittance-valve to provide venting. This would keep all the plumbing necessary under the sink (no need to rip open...
09-26-08, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,072
Posted By Muad Dib

Thank you for the reply. The piping is PVC...

Thank you for the reply.

The piping is PVC so re-configuring it is relatively easy.

It would be MUCH easier for me if I can remove the "vent" pipe completely and simply have the drain run...
09-25-08, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,072
Posted By Muad Dib

Let me sleep on this info...

Thanks for the reply.

I am going to have to think this through a little.

I notice that you did not suggest completely removing the "vent" connection and leaving just the "S" trap with a closed...
09-25-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,072
Posted By Muad Dib

Sink Overflow or a Vent and do I need it?

I am trying to help a friend with a sink question/problem.

She has a double kitchen sink, the drains lead to a common "S" trap which then connects to a drain pipe that leads to the house sewage...
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Views: 2,677
Posted By Muad Dib

Ahhhh... you were referring to my previous...

Ahhhh... you were referring to my previous life.... remember...

The spice must flow!!!
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Views: 2,677
Posted By Muad Dib

Thumbs up Zinsser Bulls Eye Water-Base Primer gets thumbs up from noobie.

For a primer I picked up a gallon of Zinsser Bulls Eye Water-Base Primer and Sealer. Apparently it is a relatively new product from Zinsser and is a "general purpose" high-hiding. no-sanding...
06-24-07, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By Muad Dib

Thumbs up There IS some usable patch material undreneath...

There IS some usable patch material undreneath the washer/dryer area.

I am patiently waiting out the interior decorator on a decision!

Thanks for the info!
Replies: 5
Views: 2,677
Posted By Muad Dib

Question New Rock w/primer - old Rock w/paint - How to finish?

Just installed a new shower in bathroom. Shower is surrounded by NEW Densarmor Plus (DAP) moisture and mold resistant "sheetrock". DAP has 3 coats setting mud and 1 coat (may be 2) of skim coat...
06-23-07, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,179
Posted By Muad Dib

Talking After some delays I finally got the time to tape...

After some delays I finally got the time to tape and mud the drywall (DAP) with the hot mud (3 coats). After a little sanding the finish turned out so well I'm tempted not to skim coat it with...
06-21-07, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By Muad Dib

Question Decorative Linoleum repair around new shower?

We have installed a new shower. The old shower was a square corner shower while the new shower is a "Neo-angle" corner shower. The new shower is somewhat bigger but its triangular/wedge footprint...
06-19-07, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,179
Posted By Muad Dib

Thumbs up Thanks for the concise instructions. And, yes I...

Thanks for the concise instructions. And, yes I was overthinking it.

Thanks again!
06-19-07, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,179
Posted By Muad Dib

I understand your point. I'm just trying to...

I understand your point. I'm just trying to figure out how the people who wrote the instructions intended for the drywall to be finished completely with the LAST step being applying caulk to the...
06-19-07, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,179
Posted By Muad Dib

Thanks for the feedback! I'm still digging...

Thanks for the feedback!

I'm still digging but it seems that most installs, and the instructions, are filling the 1/8" gap between the shower wall and the drywall with caulking. It is just a...
06-19-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,179
Posted By Muad Dib

Question Fiberglass shower install - Mud or Caulk First?

I am installing a 3-piece (not including door) Sterling Neo-angle shower unit.

I have hung the sheetrock (Densarmor Plus mold and moisture resistant) and per-instructions have left a 1/8" gap...
06-17-07, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,400
Posted By Muad Dib

Thumbs up Thanks for the response Ecman! It gives me...

Thanks for the response Ecman!

It gives me the pointers I needed as a DIYer re-modeler.

If I read your reply correctly, I can use multiple coats of hot-mud in sucessive layers?

I am NOT that...
06-17-07, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,400
Posted By Muad Dib

Question Using Hot Mud - How Much for Drywall to DAP butt join?

Hello,

I'm installing a 3 Piece Neo-angle Shower unit.

I have framed it into the existing studs after removing the old drywall out to 10 inches beyond the outer edge of the shower wall...
06-13-07, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,122
Posted By Muad Dib

Thumbs up I agreem it is unlikely anything would "fall...

I agreem it is unlikely anything would "fall down". I am just trying to be thorough.

I appreciate your feedback that the plastic barrier is a reasonable thing to do.

Thanks!
06-12-07, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,122
Posted By Muad Dib

Question Am I creating a moisture trap behind shower wall unit?

Hi,

I am installing a 3 piece Neo-Angle fiberglass shower (base plus 2 wall sides).

The wall(s) are attached directly to the studs.

The instructions recommend doing "something" to keep loose...
06-12-07, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 18,355
Posted By Muad Dib

Cool Live and learn.

Hmmm..... I was double checking. The roofing nails I have are Electro-Galvanized not Hot-Dip Galvanized. For an interior application is it critical?


As for using lattice strip to build the...
06-11-07, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 18,355
Posted By Muad Dib

Thumbs up Thanks for the tips!

Thanks to all. I like the low profile of the roofing nails. I think the curl in the drywall created by the thikness of the flange + nail will be minimal and I may be able mud it so it is not...
06-11-07, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 18,355
Posted By Muad Dib

Question Shower/Tub Install - Screws OR Nails?

Sterling shower/tub, among others, has a flange which is secured to the studs/wall. Roofing nails pr non=tapered (flat-head) screws may be used.

Roofing nails have a lower profile/thickness than...
Replies: 4
Views: 13,674
Posted By Muad Dib

Thumbs up Thanks to all for the advice! I picked up a...

Thanks to all for the advice!

I picked up a 25 lb. bag of Master Blend thinset mortar today for setting the base.

I looked for some wide shims (shingles) but could not find any "loose" ones to...
Replies: 4
Views: 13,674
Posted By Muad Dib

Question Help still needed from noobie!

Hello again,

I could REALLY use some advice on questions A, B and C please.

Anyone?

Thanks!
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Views: 13,674
Posted By Muad Dib

Yet Another Shower Base Mortar Install Question(s)

I am installing a 3 piece (not including door) Sterling Neo-Angle fiberglass shower.

After searching the forum and reading available posts please help me clarify the following points.

1) I will...
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