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Thanks for the replies.

I appreciate the feedback. Think I will be using a construction adhesive and some pressure during cure.
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Best way for adhering marker board to plywood

Hello,

I wanted to ask what were your thoughts on adhering marker board...ie dry erase board to a piece of plywood. This is going to be used as a moveable dry erase board at my gym so don't want...
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It's difficult finding a brass nipple in the size...

It's difficult finding a brass nipple in the size I need so I picked up an 8" copper stub with 2 male copper fittings and I will cut to length and sweat 1 or both fittings depending on whether I...
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Thanks for the replies. I have a brass female...

Thanks for the replies. I have a brass female threaded end in the wall that I am trying to hook up to. I understand the concept of 2 copper male ends with a piece of copper tubing in between but I...
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Trimming out new shower install

We are getting towards the end of a upstairs bathroom tearout and remodel. Had a 1 piece acrylic tub/shower enclosure that was replaced with a steel tub and the walls got covered with porcelain...
Forum: Water Heaters
09-03-13, 03:05 PM
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I was just coming back to ask that very question...

I was just coming back to ask that very question as I have a large pressure tank and think that really serves the purpose of the expansion tank. I guess the idea of a thermal expansion tank is more...
Forum: Water Heaters
09-01-13, 08:22 AM
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Posted By try2diy

Thanks Chandler. That makes sense. I wondered...

Thanks Chandler. That makes sense. I wondered too if the tank was installed with the air side down, would it prematurely fail because of the constant weight of the water sitting on top of the air...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-31-13, 10:07 PM
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Posted By try2diy

Quick expansion tank question

I am getting ready to do a swap of a 38 gal electric hot water heater that just died after 15 years. I understand local bldg code requires an expansion tank now. Just a quick opinion question about...
02-09-13, 09:28 AM
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Posted By try2diy

Thanks GG for the response. I have some leftover...

Thanks GG for the response. I have some leftover fiberglass bats I thought I would put around the underside of the tub for sound deadening and also to provide an insulation effect when the tub is...
02-09-13, 08:59 AM
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setting a steel tub....is a bed of mortar neccesary?

This is a traditional 5' steel tub made by Bootz. The install directions mentions the tub comes with a leveling pad but makes no mention of a bed of mortar that I have seen mentioned on DIY a few...
01-20-13, 09:33 AM
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Posted By try2diy

Well the linoleum is gone

Ripped up the 5/8" plywood that had the lino on it and have started to put back down 5/8" plywood as the base for the thinset and Hardibacker. I am nailing down that plywood and will be screwing...
01-16-13, 08:41 AM
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I spoke too soon. I just looked at the bathroom...

I spoke too soon. I just looked at the bathroom again and realized I really would have to cut out the subfloor so I am going to pass on that as much as I wanted to get that 3/4" Advantech down. ...
01-16-13, 08:07 AM
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Posted By try2diy

When I started this, I had the linoleum over top...

When I started this, I had the linoleum over top of 5/8" which was overtop of the 1/2 subfloor. That was 1/8" low to the wood floor in the hallway. If I go with just the 3/4" that will lessen my...
01-16-13, 07:11 AM
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Posted By try2diy

Yeah I was a little surprised but then not too...

Yeah I was a little surprised but then not too surprised given what I've seen already with this builder. I'm half tempted to pull it up as well and just replace with 3/4 Advantech. If I did that,...
01-13-13, 05:53 PM
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Posted By try2diy

Thanks Wayne. Appreciate the feedback.

Thanks Wayne. Appreciate the feedback.
01-13-13, 12:52 PM
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Thanks Chandler. Well, as predicted, the lino...

Thanks Chandler. Well, as predicted, the lino was glued like it was never supposed to be pulled up again. So......I have decided to tear out the 5/8" underlayment which will get rid of the lino. ...
01-13-13, 10:44 AM
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Posted By try2diy

Best way to deal with potential floor height differences

I had asked this question in a different thread but I think the question got kind of buried so I'll ask it separately. I am going to replace a linoleum bathroom floor with ceramic tile. This...
01-11-13, 11:12 AM
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Posted By try2diy

Czizzi, after asking both on here and speaking...

Czizzi, after asking both on here and speaking with other folks with experience with this, it does sound like removing the lino is the preferred way. I understood this from the beginning. I'm just...
01-11-13, 10:58 AM
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Posted By try2diy

Not sure I understand what you are asking,...

Not sure I understand what you are asking, Johnny. If I know I have linoleum over 5/8 plywood which appears to be over about 1/2" plywood subfloor, what other information is removing the linoleum...
01-11-13, 10:49 AM
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Posted By try2diy

You are absolutely right. We are willing to...

You are absolutely right. We are willing to tackle different things but not all. I'll admit to not being the most handy guy out there but I will try to fix a lot on my own. Some things though I...
01-11-13, 10:45 AM
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Posted By try2diy

I wish all of the paper installers were like your...

I wish all of the paper installers were like your friend and good for him for charging for the wasted trip.
01-06-13, 08:03 AM
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Posted By try2diy

Did you miss the part that said I was going to...

Did you miss the part that said I was going to screw down Hardibacker over top of the linoleum so the screws would go through the linoleum and into the sub-floor and then install the tile over the...
01-06-13, 07:03 AM
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Posted By try2diy

Thanks Chandler. I was hoping for this type of...

Thanks Chandler. I was hoping for this type of response. It's very flat and very thin. No cushioning to it whatsoever. Probably the cheapest lino the builder could buy. Goes right in line with...
01-05-13, 03:51 PM
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Posted By try2diy

Looking for opinions on tile job

We are in the process of remodeling a bathroom and part of that calls for switching from linoleum to ceramic or porcelain tile. Under the linoleum is 5/8" plywood. Don't know if that's EG plywood. ...
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