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The one thing I am realizing is that the path is...

The one thing I am realizing is that the path is right at the wall line, and I am not sure I have enough space between the ceiling and the roof to fit a 90 degree bend in. May be stuck with going up...
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I have actually pulled the old one out during my...

I have actually pulled the old one out during my remodel (I'm currently without a range hood). The red circle on the left is where it used to go, but the patch in the roof is covered with insulation...
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Flexible duct for range vent?

I think I know the answer, but thought I would ask. During my recent remodel, I had to move the stove by a few feet. The vent used to run straight up and out the roof. I found in the new location, I...
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Bracket support for floating corner desk

I have a corner in my kitchen where I would like to put a small desk to keep my laptop on. The space is here:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6632872857_cf20d272b1.jpg

I will have wood...
08-12-10, 04:01 PM
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The reason it will go on the outside is that my...

The reason it will go on the outside is that my wife does not want the kick legs. She wants something that you can just push the door against and it will stick, and then you can shut again w/o...
08-12-10, 03:39 PM
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Attach door stop to outside of clad Marvin french door?

A couple of years ago during a remodel, we installed outswinging Marvin french doors. These are clad on the outside. I want to have locking door stops (either clip or magnetic) so that I can lock...
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Posted By jthoni

Not sure why i didn't think of that. It says...

Not sure why i didn't think of that. It says 120-500 Watt. I'm going to go to the light store down the block and see if they have some brighter bulbs.

Thanks!
~john
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Max wattage for halogen ceiling fixture?

We have a light over our dining table that takes a long halogen bulb. The brightest I have found at the local Ace is 150w. The room is quite dark with this. I remember a time when the light seemed...
10-24-09, 10:42 PM
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Thanks for the question on how it was...

Thanks for the question on how it was constructed. I realized I was just panicing w/o really thinking it through. when I remembered how it was constructed, there is a CPE pan and weep holes in the...
10-23-09, 11:51 PM
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bump. Anyone have any advice for me? ...

bump.

Anyone have any advice for me?

Thanks,
~john
10-21-09, 09:30 PM
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I didn't seal the gap between cement board and pan

Is this going to be a disaster? Can I fix it?

The pan was floated and the cement board was installed during my basement remodel 1.5 years ago. I finally got around to dealing with the tile this...
10-07-09, 11:17 PM
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As per the 1 3/4" cuts, wouldn't it look bad to...

As per the 1 3/4" cuts, wouldn't it look bad to have that small of a cut?

This is what I am thinking:...
09-30-09, 11:45 PM
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Posted By jthoni

Layout shower wall with half-wall

One side of my shower has a half wall. I am trying to layout the back wall. Here is what it looks like:
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Advice for building a hanging nook desk?

We put in a staircase in our kitchen recently, and have a half wall around it. On one end of the wall, we were going to have a cabinet. My wife wants me to get my laptop off the dining table, and I...
06-28-09, 01:56 PM
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I guess I didn't describe it very well. I...

I guess I didn't describe it very well. I shouldn't have even mentioned the 1" tiles. I am dealing with the curb at the moment. I want to have a smooth as a surface as possible for the shower...
06-27-09, 05:54 PM
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Posted By jthoni

spacing tile on shower curb

I am using 1" square mosiac tiles on the shower floor, and 4x4 on the wall. Neither of these work real well on the curb (especially as my floor is uneven on the outside of the curb). I got some...
06-25-09, 11:38 PM
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Posted By jthoni

Installing porcelain shampoo niche

I am about to tile my shower. I had originally wanted to have a recessed niche, but all I found were the tile-over kind (like you see here...
06-25-09, 10:06 AM
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Posted By jthoni

Actually, I just read this: How To Use Trowels...

Actually, I just read this:
How To Use Trowels and Thinset (http://www.tileandstonetips.com/trowels.html)
06-25-09, 10:04 AM
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Posted By jthoni

The point that I am hesitant on (due to...

The point that I am hesitant on (due to inexperience), is does the consistency change after a 10-15 min slake? In other words, if I mix it up and it looks perfect, but then I let it sit for 15 min...
06-24-09, 10:55 PM
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I am getting ready to start this weekend, and I...

I am getting ready to start this weekend, and I found a flaw in my logic. The issue is with mixing up the thinset. I have it in a 50 lb bag. For past projects, I have always mixed up the whole...
06-19-09, 11:16 PM
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Posted By jthoni

Notch size for 1x1" mosiac tile sheets?

I have a shower tile job that will be using three sizes of tile:

A) 1x1" stone mosiac (in 12x12" sheets) for the floor.
B) 4x4" standard field tiles for the wall.
C) 3x12" bullnose trim tiles....
06-01-09, 11:07 PM
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Posted By jthoni

How to tile a shower in many small sessions?

I have a shower that has been waiting to be tiled for a year and a half now. I need it to be done by autumn, but I have no block of time that I can take off from work/family. I have decided to try...
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Posted By jthoni

Probably fall into it. :) The railings would...

Probably fall into it. :)

The railings would only be about 2' long, and would look really ugly being on either side of this small space. In 10 years, I think these doors have been used a half...
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Posted By jthoni

Best idea for a safety "curb" on small landing

I have a detached L-shaped guest house that had a small deck. I reclaimed the yard space, and put raised beds along the building. There are two (mostly unused) doors in the corner of the "L" that...
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Posted By jthoni

I should note that I could always raise the...

I should note that I could always raise the pavers up a bit, but I was thinking of having them extend out under the step so that you step down onto them.
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