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03-05-08, 10:47 PM
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Posted By rav12

Thanks for the reply

Thanks for the reply
03-05-08, 01:01 AM
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Posted By rav12

Installing Backsplash Tiles

I will be installing tiles to form part of the backsplash in my kitchen. The tiles are tumbled travertine. I plan to use thinset mortar for adhesive. The wall is painted and textured so my questions...
12-18-07, 05:37 PM
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Posted By rav12

These links may help if that's what you are...

These links may help if that's what you are looking for,

http://astra247.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=3145

http://www.shopping.com/xGS-Electrical_Receptacles~NS-1~linkin_id-8010040
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12-15-07, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By rav12

Thanks everyone. Actually as I mentioned the new...

Thanks everyone. Actually as I mentioned the new GE caulk comes with a cap that looks like an electrical connector and that was the one I could not make work but having said that I did not fill it up...
12-14-07, 06:41 PM
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Views: 1,479
Posted By rav12

OK thanks - I will try those on my next tube

OK thanks - I will try those on my next tube
12-14-07, 05:03 PM
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Views: 1,479
Posted By rav12

Sealing caulk tube

Ive been having this issue ever since I started using caulk but since I never used it on a frequent basis I never really thought about it. But now Im in the process of installing granite in various...
11-27-07, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 33,772
Posted By rav12

This is an old thread but in the light of the...

This is an old thread but in the light of the discussion here where everybody appears to think that granite is not something for DIY I decided to try my hand at fabricating some granite from a blank...
Replies: 4
Views: 17,362
Posted By rav12

Thanks - looking into it, it appears that to do...

Thanks - looking into it, it appears that to do stairs you need solid pieces designed for that purpose. I'm still not clear if I can remove the carpet and then install the solid wood over what is...
Replies: 4
Views: 17,362
Posted By rav12

Installing hardwood on curved stairs

Im thinking of replacing the carpet in my home with hardwood including the stairs. However, three of the bottom stairs are curved at one end. Is it possible to get hardwood to fit that shape. If not...
11-04-07, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 33,772
Posted By rav12

Sure thanks - I'm big on safety so I would...

Sure thanks - I'm big on safety so I would definitely be wearing protection. People reading this thread might be interested to know that I posted this question on another forum and heard from two...
11-02-07, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 33,772
Posted By rav12

LOL...Let's see how this turns out. I will post...

LOL...Let's see how this turns out. I will post back once the job is done.
11-02-07, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 33,772
Posted By rav12

Thanks for the feedback guys appreciate it....

Thanks for the feedback guys appreciate it. Having said that though Im not sure why everyone thinks that Granite is not a DIY project. Sure there are risks but provided it is carefully planned for...
11-02-07, 11:35 AM
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Views: 33,772
Posted By rav12

Yes, that's correct. I need to understand exactly...

Yes, that's correct. I need to understand exactly how that will work but I'm planning to get the granite from a retailer who simply supplies the granite pre-cut to specs. They are not installers. My...
11-01-07, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 33,772
Posted By rav12

I have not done anything yet - I was just in the...

I have not done anything yet - I was just in the process of investigating the whole job as well as talking to the Granite fabricators and getting pricing and so on. I will be doing the install but...
10-31-07, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 33,772
Posted By rav12

Thanks I will take a look under. As for the...

Thanks I will take a look under. As for the backsplash Im not sure how that been done. In one place there is a seam where two separate pieces of laminate have been used. In another place one...
10-31-07, 11:59 AM
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Views: 33,772
Posted By rav12

Removing Laminate countertops

I have been thinking about installing granite countertops in my kitchen. However, it is not clear to be how to remove the old countertops which are laminate. Would the countertop have screws under...
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Views: 1,506
Posted By rav12

Thanks for the reply. I got it done this morning...

Thanks for the reply. I got it done this morning and as you say there is a clip behind holding it in place. I hammered the joint out using a brass hammer to prevent damage to the cage.

I did try...
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Views: 1,506
Posted By rav12

Outer CV joint removal

2000 Chevy Metro. The boot is split so I wanted to remove it in order to install a new boot but the clip that is supposed to be there (according to the factory manual) is not there.

Is it held by...
09-14-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By rav12

Thanks for all the replies. I'm getting ready to...

Thanks for all the replies. I'm getting ready to try and pinpoint the problem in a methodical way as suggested. I just bought some stuff so that I can make a run of tubing from the sink aerator to...
09-13-07, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By rav12

Shower Problem

Im puzzled by a problem Im having with the shower so I wondered if anyone could help shed light on this. I have a leak from the shower (leak is downstairs shower is upstairs). It does not always...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-25-07, 01:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,487
Posted By rav12

I also have this problem with my tankless in the...

I also have this problem with my tankless in the summer sometimes. In summer since the water is already warm by the time you get a comfortable temperature the flow rate on the hot side would have...
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Views: 8,978
Posted By rav12

Thanks for the replies. It turned out to be...

Thanks for the replies. It turned out to be easier that I thought to drill into the bolt. I drilled out the head and then drilled a small pilot hole through the bolt using a close quarters drill....
Replies: 3
Views: 8,978
Posted By rav12

Removing bolt with stripped thread

I am in the process of removing my transmission for repair and have a bolt that connects the transmission to the engine which has stripped threads. It just turns in the hole and the bolt head is...
Replies: 12
Views: 12,270
Posted By rav12

Yes, powdercoating would have been a good option....

Yes, powdercoating would have been a good option. I did consider it but decided agaist it just due to the effort of getting the assembled table to the fabricator as it weighs about 220lbs. I guess I...
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Views: 12,270
Posted By rav12

OK thanks. I do shake the can well before...

OK thanks. I do shake the can well before application but I guess I did not keep shaking it during application. As for the "applying it wet" - I also had the same thought - is there any other way :-)...
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