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12-17-17, 01:24 PM
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Posted By Andy Mann

Have you considered running 1/4 round pieces...

Have you considered running 1/4 round pieces where the wall tile meets the tub? That was the solution I came to when sealing a fairly large gap after I had filled it with thin set. I used adehesive...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,573
Posted By Andy Mann

Have you considered keeping the backsplash and...

Have you considered keeping the backsplash and re-glazing the tile in a suitable color. You could mask off the small tiles and keep them as a feature color to the new background. Re-glazing is a...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,854
Posted By Andy Mann

I would definitely consider portable oil-filled...

I would definitely consider portable oil-filled thermostatically controlled radiators. They are compact, very safe and inexpensive to buy and run. Perfectly safe to set and leave on day or night. ...
10-02-17, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By Andy Mann

If you have ever had to remove silicon caulk you...

If you have ever had to remove silicon caulk you will curse the the original installer. It certainly has its uses, don't get me wrong, but it does deteriorate over time, especially if the mating...
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Andy Mann

For the siding you might consider an exterior...

For the siding you might consider an exterior weatherproof paint with high solid content. Look at some of the stucco type paints and see if it's also recommended for wood/fiber siding. Being that...
06-04-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,435
Posted By Andy Mann

I have several different nailers for a variety of...

I have several different nailers for a variety of applications - finish, brad, pin and a combo nailer which accepts upto 2" long brads and 1 5/8 " (?) staples. All usually used with a small 2 gal....
Replies: 11
Views: 1,902
Posted By Andy Mann

The moldings are, or should be, applied over the...

The moldings are, or should be, applied over the top of the scratch coat using a thin-set adhesive. The stucco finish coat is then applied over everything (walls and molding) to provide a seamless...
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By Andy Mann

Can you 'prove' is some way that the seller's...

Can you 'prove' is some way that the seller's knew about the water leak and damage inside a closet? Just because the floor is soft(er) - with no other visible damage, doesn't prove the previous...
12-11-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,321
Posted By Andy Mann

Best tool is a circular saw with a fine tooth...

Best tool is a circular saw with a fine tooth blade. Clamp a straight edge across the door and run the saw shoe plate against it to give a straight, even cut. Take the excess off the door bottom...
12-10-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Andy Mann

Zorfdt Not sure if it's code compliant or not. ...

Zorfdt
Not sure if it's code compliant or not. As I see it, the problem exists in the sewer line where the existing Wye meets the main line. The entrance from the smaller line is too abrupt and...
12-05-16, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Andy Mann

That's not the appropriate wye fitting. It...

That's not the appropriate wye fitting. It should be a Sanitary Tee or combo San/wye tee. The longer sweep of the tee provides better drainage and flow. I would replace the fitting and put a main...
Replies: 44
Views: 3,399
Posted By Andy Mann

A cheapo brush is more likely to leave brush...

A cheapo brush is more likely to leave brush strokes. I'm sure if you used the appropriate quality brush you would see an improved finished product.
Replies: 44
Views: 3,399
Posted By Andy Mann

I've found that being too vigorous or too...

I've found that being too vigorous or too frequent with were brushing on cheap polyester or synthetic brushes will fray the tips making them virtually unusable for cutting in. Natural hair brushes,...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By Andy Mann

As I see it you have wo issues. 1, uncontrolled...

As I see it you have wo issues. 1, uncontrolled water cascading over the edge of the roof. 2. Remaining water pooling, which is detrimental to the life of the roofing membrane.

A properly...
03-28-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By Andy Mann

Grinding the stump still leaves the vast majority...

Grinding the stump still leaves the vast majority of the root system - in fact virtually all of it. Some of which may be substantial. Leaving them in the ground to rot overtime will cause a degree...
02-23-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,568
Posted By Andy Mann

#4 is actually two 2x4s - creating a 4x4 post in...

#4 is actually two 2x4s - creating a 4x4 post in effect and definitely load bearing, as are the other studs, which look to be bearing on the foundation. Also looks like floor joists are also bearing...
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Andy Mann

I have to agree with Marksr but it also depends...

I have to agree with Marksr but it also depends on which countertops you need to re-finish.

A laundry room may have less rough wear than a kitchen but potentially subject to more moisture....
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Andy Mann

I don't think you fully appreciate the extent of...

I don't think you fully appreciate the extent of work involved in remodeling a bathroom and it may be more than your competence level. A poorly installed water resistive barrier can have devastating...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By Andy Mann

You are correct...should be, "Installing cabinets...

You are correct...should be, "Installing cabinets BEFORE the floor..." Fortunately qualified in the last sentence.
Thanks for the grammar check.
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By Andy Mann

Norm, I agree but I still stand by my 'rarely'. ...

Norm, I agree but I still stand by my 'rarely'. Sure there are occasions but certainly not frequently. Typically, I use spare ceramic floor tiles, laid under the dw to bring up the height, if...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By Andy Mann

Forgot to mention in my previous...

Forgot to mention in my previous post...Installing cabinets after the floor, makes for significantly easier floor replacement, should that be necessary either by choice or through accident. Believe...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By Andy Mann

The trim under the counter may be a 2x4 - looks...

The trim under the counter may be a 2x4 - looks about the correct dimension and covered with drywall. If so you will have plenty of 'meat' to screw into. I would use a bottle jack and a length of...
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Andy Mann

Attach the rail to the metal studs, using a stud...

Attach the rail to the metal studs, using a stud finder and appropriate screws specifically for metal studs (not typical drywall screws). Attaching the rail to the drywall only will not be strong...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By Andy Mann

I don't believe there is any advantage to...

I don't believe there is any advantage to installing the floor first - actually more of a disadvantage. If the flooring is installed first there is a real chance of marring/scraping the floor during...
01-31-16, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,093
Posted By Andy Mann

Fernco and No-hub fittings are not specifically...

Fernco and No-hub fittings are not specifically un-approved by code for use. Unless specifically not permitted by local AHJ . They are permitted but it depends on the application. Shielded...
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