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08-11-22, 09:19 AM
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Posted By hikerguy

@Tolyn I had given thought to doing that,...

@Tolyn

I had given thought to doing that, but I think I'll be ok with the ladder. It's just going to be a little tricky getting the first two holes drilled and screws in. That's the hairiest part...
08-10-22, 06:26 PM
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Views: 240
Posted By hikerguy

Well, no handyman seems to want to call me back,...

Well, no handyman seems to want to call me back, so I guess I'll be doing these myself. I feel better about doing the pair up high after watching some videos on how to position the ladder, raising...
07-26-22, 01:36 PM
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Views: 240
Posted By hikerguy

"Fair price" to remove old shutters and install new ones

I purchased some basic vinyl shutters to replace three existing sets of shutters. Two sets are on the ground floor and I could do those easily myself. The one challenging set is on a window on a...
06-02-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By hikerguy

After posting, I finally narrowed it down to the...

After posting, I finally narrowed it down to the following two companies. They sell the same brand (Mid-America) at the same price. I'll probably end up going with Larson. They had reviews on their...
05-31-22, 07:23 PM
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Views: 184
Posted By hikerguy

We're looking at PVC shutters, not vinyl (our...

We're looking at PVC shutters, not vinyl (our house has vinyl siding). Two of the sites I'm looking at are:

eliteshuttersnc.com and www.exteriorshuttersource.com

These are just standard, raised...
05-31-22, 05:14 PM
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Views: 184
Posted By hikerguy

Reasonable price for a pair of shutters

We're looking to replace the shutters on our house (three pair). From everything I've read, PVC shutters seem to be the way to go. We have vinyl siding. I'm not sure what material our existing...
04-07-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By hikerguy

Thanks for all of your replies. I did reach out...

Thanks for all of your replies. I did reach out to the Licensing Board for General Contractors. They basically said they only handle building code enforcement and went on to say "The codes do not...
04-04-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By hikerguy

Shower tiles not properly sealed - builder blowing smoke???

My elderly friend bought a house recently and it's been a headache with the builder since day one. The latest thing he's telling my friend is that the holes in the corner of the bathtub are to drain...
03-05-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By hikerguy

I just measured the height of the shoe moulding...

I just measured the height of the shoe moulding in that channel where the wood piece sits. It's 1/2" in height (from the bottom of the the channel to the top of the shoe moulding), whereas the wood...
03-04-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By hikerguy

Joe, I'll check the depth of the shoe moulding...

Joe, I'll check the depth of the shoe moulding vs. that piece of wood in the morning. I tried backing off the screws and they won't back out of the fastener (even with pressure applied to the wood...
03-04-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By hikerguy

Modification to front door threshold

Our front door has needed adjusting for some time (it had a much wider gap in the top right corner than the top left corner). So, the other day I got some shims and adjusted the door (by adjusting...
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Views: 671
Posted By hikerguy

Holy cow!! LOL I didn't think people still used...

Holy cow!! LOL I didn't think people still used those. That's impressive (but I'll stick with my metal panels ;)). Thanks for sharing the pic.
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Posted By hikerguy

I decided to be a little "over the top" with this...

I decided to be a little "over the top" with this and took Tolyn's advice. I cut a furring strip into 8" pieces, then sawed it down the middle and used those pieces to connect the two furring strips...
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Views: 671
Posted By hikerguy

That's a good idea too Tolyn. I think since it's...

That's a good idea too Tolyn. I think since it's going to attach to the existing furring strip that I should be good to go, but I might through up a 6" furring strip that spans both pieces for good...
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Views: 671
Posted By hikerguy

Good point PJMax. I didn't think that one through...

Good point PJMax. I didn't think that one through LOL Yes, the left panel's mounting holes will be attached to the existing furring strip, so I'm good to go. Thanks for pointing that out. Boy do I...
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Views: 671
Posted By hikerguy

Connecting the ends of furring strips together.

So I decided to add a couple of more metal panels in the garage. As you can see, I was only able to attach the furring strips in two places (as the left end butts up to another furring strip that is...
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Views: 569
Posted By hikerguy

Yes, I do tend to overthink things a bit. lol ...

Yes, I do tend to overthink things a bit. lol Thanks for all the info everyone! Off to the hardware store.
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By hikerguy

@XSleeper I guess you're right :Happy: So,...

@XSleeper I guess you're right :Happy:

So, on a related topic.... I was just reading about braided lines and one person was saying not to trust braided lines that use a plastic nut (that connects...
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Views: 569
Posted By hikerguy

I had a plumbing company I've used before come...

I had a plumbing company I've used before come over today. They determined the wax ring I had installed was not thick enough. I luckily had picked up a thicker wax ring at Home Depot the other day...
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By hikerguy

@zoesdad I was just reading about that. That...

@zoesdad

I was just reading about that. That seems to be the great debate. I had caulked all around it, except for the rear. My thinking was I'd see water back there if it leaked. But I just...
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By hikerguy

@manden I did install it myself, and it was...

@manden

I did install it myself, and it was no fun. Only one person can fit in the small area where the toilet is. It's just odd it would not have any issues for four years, then start to leak.
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Views: 569
Posted By hikerguy

@jeweler No supply line leak. I checked both...

@jeweler

No supply line leak. I checked both ends. Plus, there was no sign of water in the rear of the toilet where the supply line is. I only found water in the very front. The "x" in the pic is...
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Views: 569
Posted By hikerguy

@XSleeper I don't think weight is an issue...

@XSleeper

I don't think weight is an issue in this case. It's just me and my wife. I weigh 152 and she weighs 113. And neither of us have commented that we feel it wobbling. But good suggestion.
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Views: 569
Posted By hikerguy

water pooling in front of toilet

We bought a one-piece toilet (American Standard Cadet 3) back in 2017 to replace an old 2-piece toilet. I replaced the old with the new myself back in 2017. Yesterday I noticed a small pool of water...
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Posted By hikerguy

I got impatient this morning and took another...

I got impatient this morning and took another look at the old connector. When I got my fingers on it, I realized there were two tabs I needed to squeeze together, so I got some needle nose pliers....
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