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The angle iron at the opener motor side are to...

The angle iron at the opener motor side are to prevent lateral motion of the unit as the door is operated. The failure is at the door head of the service rail that separated from the secure mount to...
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Previously sanded and finished wood may not take...

Previously sanded and finished wood may not take a stain as would a fresh piece of wood. Some of the pores may be perm. sealed and a stain will not soak into the wood. If the finish is just...
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Assume you have two sets of handles for both...

Assume you have two sets of handles for both showers. One that turns the water on and you set the temperature with and the second handle controls the water that either goes to the handheld, or...
07-08-19, 03:47 PM
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Caution as cement board will absorb moisture and...

Caution as cement board will absorb moisture and make it tough to get a good bond with the ditra. Ditra needs unmodified thinset. You need to wet the surface of the cement board before applying...
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Never used silicone to fix an obvious...

Never used silicone to fix an obvious manufacturer defect. Replace the sink.

To be honest, the seal is done under the sink with the donut gasket. It will not leak, it also will not hold water if...
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A very complicated and intricate remodel. Any...

A very complicated and intricate remodel. Any opps, and you have damaged a tile that is visible to the finished product. Personally, while possible, I would be leary of taking on such a project.
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Sure looks like a top mount sink. Doing an...

Sure looks like a top mount sink. Doing an undermount sink on a particleboard counter is not something I would recommend. Undermount sinks are designed for solid surface counters (granite etc).
07-07-19, 06:44 PM
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Floors need flat not necessarily level. Use T&G...

Floors need flat not necessarily level. Use T&G ply or advantech and re-evaluate after you have installed. It should smooth out some of the irregularities. Screw the ply/advantech down with deck...
06-28-19, 02:21 PM
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Wood filler is not good for anything larger than...

Wood filler is not good for anything larger than a countersunk finished nail head. Would also recommend Bondo, although the textures will not match and the colors will be off. Boards can be...
06-28-19, 02:16 PM
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Was thinking more of the joists that are...

Was thinking more of the joists that are supported buy this steel beam. Would imagine that this is the central point for a floor system that extends out in two directions from the steel beam. So...
06-27-19, 04:09 PM
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https://www.awc.org/codes-standards/calculators-so...

https://www.awc.org/codes-standards/calculators-software/spancalc

Where does this 15 ft span land in this span calculator. If outside parameters, the floor will bounce. Column was put there for...
06-23-19, 03:10 PM
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06-23-19, 02:53 PM
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The timer is hardwired into the panel and sits...

The timer is hardwired into the panel and sits directly adjacent to the panel on the wall. Fans are hardwired to the leads in the timer. So they tapped into the panel and choose the dishwasher...
06-22-19, 10:40 PM
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Posted By czizzi

Crawl Space Fans Throwing Breaker

I have 2 fans set up in my crawl that come on once a day to stir the air and prevent over condensation of water in my crawl space. These fans were installed 19 years ago and have performed...
06-20-19, 06:09 PM
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Posted By czizzi

Vinyl is more stable than wood, so not spline...

Vinyl is more stable than wood, so not spline needed. Also, couldn't get a spline to work on a click lock system.
06-20-19, 04:37 PM
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They remove whole sections of joists to put tubs...

They remove whole sections of joists to put tubs and showers in all the time. Think of a big cut out for a stairway going up to the second floor of a house. They double box off the end for support,...
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Do you need a slide bar for a reason, or just...

Do you need a slide bar for a reason, or just want to have a place to hang the hand held? Usually hand held showers have supplies that come out of a decorative elbow that exits the wall somewhere...
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Unfortunately, where you want to locate a hand...

Unfortunately, where you want to locate a hand held shower bar is also where the plumbing is located behind the wall, so chances of a stud being present are slim. Although I have had to do remodels...
06-20-19, 04:17 PM
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I lay about 20 or so boards clicked together just...

I lay about 20 or so boards clicked together just in single width wise file. I then take a tape measure and lay it over the whole mock row. I take the measurements at each width of a new tile and...
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If your countertop had delaminated, then they are...

If your countertop had delaminated, then they are pretty much trash. Much easier to contact a local fabricator to replicate the look you want with new material. Trying to retrofit or repair old...
06-10-19, 10:39 AM
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The trap creates a seal against sewer gases. If...

The trap creates a seal against sewer gases. If there is a vent problem, for the water in the shower to drain, it may be pulling air in at the trap which breaks the seal. I would stop up the drain...
06-09-19, 11:32 PM
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You will want to shim the existing cabinets out...

You will want to shim the existing cabinets out buy the thickness of what already was at the base so as to not effect the clearances at the top of the cabinets and counters. They will need to be...
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Have heard from some that it doesn't matter which...

Have heard from some that it doesn't matter which shingle style you use, the price will be the same. This is of course if someone is doing the work instead of you. If that is the case, would go...
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It goes on very similar to regular paint, just...

It goes on very similar to regular paint, just don't use a brush or roller that is not disposable. Oil base rollers and brushes are tough to clean as you need a solvent (mineral spirits, paint...
06-08-19, 03:41 PM
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If it only smells when using the shower, look to...

If it only smells when using the shower, look to the supply side. If it smells continually even after the shower, I would look to something like the toilet sucking the water out of the trap and...
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