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08-13-19, 06:37 AM
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Posted By gianni

Thanks Ben. Any recommendations on a...

Thanks Ben.

Any recommendations on a tester? I looked and there seems to be a wide variety. I am still researching, but if you have suggestions please share.

One last dumb question; if I...
08-12-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By gianni

Invisible Dog Fence - Break/Partial Break Detection

Hi All,

I have an invisible dog fence that worked fine for 3 years. 4 weeks ago I had an irrigation company run new sprinkler lines and it looks like they mangled my fence. The irrigation...
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By gianni

Replacing Silicone Caulk in my shower

Hi All,

I had an issue with the caulk in my shower. If failed where the tile meets the shower pan resulting in a slow leak that damaged the ceiling below. See pictures (note, I started to...
07-29-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,722
Posted By gianni

Thanks Guys! I am planning on at least 4...

Thanks Guys!

I am planning on at least 4 coats. My shelves are big; 48 X 30. Given the advice (much appreciated) I will use the satin as a base on the bottom side of my shelves and the top...
07-29-14, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,722
Posted By gianni

Can I mix sheens of polyurethane?

Hello,

I have some big wood shelves that I need to finish with polyurethane. I want to finish them with a Gloss sheen. However, I have half a can of Satin sheen that i want to finish up. Can I...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,643
Posted By gianni

Best Urinal for my man cave

Hey All,

I am struggling to find a cool looking, water smart (.125 GPF), yet reasonably priced urinal and Flush Valve for my man cave. I also need zero splashback!!! Man it drives me nuts when...
11-14-13, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,603
Posted By gianni

Hello, For better or for worse, we ended up...

Hello,

For better or for worse, we ended up installing the backer board over the shower tray. it's been 3 years and we have not had any issues at all. We also decided to recess the shower tray...
09-08-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,971
Posted By gianni

Lowering a basement floor and waterproofing

Hey All,

I have a large unfinished basement, but my current floor to joist ceiling height is 6' 10" at best. there is also a center beam that runs the length of my basement which is 6' 2" off the...
02-01-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,996
Posted By gianni

Thanks! I actually spoke with the gentleman from...

Thanks! I actually spoke with the gentleman from the site. Bottom line - he gave me great advice, to test the ohm resistance on the wire to check continuity and integrity. based on that i will...
02-01-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,996
Posted By gianni

Heated Floor Horror!!! - 240v voltage on a 120v cable

Hello All,

My contractor installed heated floor cable (DFT-1059 120V Cable Kit). When the project was complete we tested the floor a few times and noted that the heated floor took a long time to...
03-21-11, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By gianni

Thanks guys. As an FYI - I tried caulk...

Thanks guys.

As an FYI - I tried caulk (since I had the tube in my hand) and it did not work. As mentioned earlier, to hard to get smooth and actually fix the dimples.

I bought painter's...
03-18-11, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By gianni

Thanks Guys! Marksr - Is painters putty (i...

Thanks Guys!

Marksr - Is painters putty (i assume it's the DAP stuff) the same as wood puddy? I have Elmer's wood putty...just wondering if i should go buy the DAP stuff.

Thanks!
03-17-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By gianni

Installed FlexTrim with Nails - Now I have dimples and they ain't cute!

So, for the second time in as little as a week, I find myself trying to fix a mess...this time it is purely of my own doing.

I installed 1 1/8 x 3 1/2 windsor style FlexTrim on a circle top...
03-17-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,138
Posted By gianni

Thanks again! I ended up calling in the...

Thanks again!

I ended up calling in the contractor who completed the most recent install of the pocket door tracks. After some discussion we came to the conclusion that the only way to get them...
03-16-11, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,138
Posted By gianni

Bill - thanks. I tried. for at least 2 hours i...

Bill - thanks. I tried. for at least 2 hours i played with the adjustements, but no luck. I just can't believe that all 4 doors are "out" in exactly the same way.

XSleeper - that's what i was...
03-15-11, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,138
Posted By gianni

Need Help - Leveling Double Pocket Doors!

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Hey All,

I have 2 sets of double pocket (4 24 inch slabs all together) doors I have installed. The problem is, I can't seem to get them plumb when they are in the pockets (i.e. they are...
12-22-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,603
Posted By gianni

Hey HeresJohnny, I really appreciate your...

Hey HeresJohnny,

I really appreciate your detailed reply. It generated a lot of conversation. Much of which is still ongoing.

I have actually had to call Germany as well. I will post an...
12-20-10, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,603
Posted By gianni

Hey Wayne, Thanks for the reply. The...

Hey Wayne,

Thanks for the reply. The instructions show the shower base attaching to the wall/backer with brackets. The gasket sits between the wall and the base in the picture. The tile is then...
12-19-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,603
Posted By gianni

Installing a Duravit Shower Tray - but it has no lip???

Hey All,

As part of a master bath remodel we chose a Duravit shower tray;

Duravit - Bathroom design series: Starck bathtubs - bath tubs from Duravit....
Replies: 23
Views: 64,719
Posted By gianni

Hey Handyman663, Thanks. The leak is coming...

Hey Handyman663,

Thanks. The leak is coming from the tank bolts. while the toilet is only 5 years old, my wife has used the blue toilet cleaner stuff in the tank many a time. I suspect the...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,410
Posted By gianni

Regarding caulking the toilet to the floor -...

Regarding caulking the toilet to the floor - thanks for sharing. I have a dark floor with a light toilet. I actually like the look without the caulk better. I want to make sure I am not making a...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,410
Posted By gianni

Is caulk around the base of a toilet necessary?

Dumb Question - Is caulk around the base of a toilet necessary or is it a cosmetic thing?
Replies: 23
Views: 64,719
Posted By gianni

I have a Toto G-Max Pacifica. It's a 2 piece...

I have a Toto G-Max Pacifica. It's a 2 piece toilet. The fill valve started acting up a few weeks ago so I decided it needed to be replaced. To keep it simple I decided to order a replacement Toto...
01-30-10, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,418
Posted By gianni

Water softener selection - What's wrong with the big box varieties?

Hey All,

I need to replace a kenmore water softener. the unit is about 15-20yrs old and stopped working over the summer. I was simply going to go to one of the big box stores and pick one up off...
09-26-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,844
Posted By gianni

sometimes get a loud "Jack Hammer" sound coming from pipes

hello,

We sometimes get a very loud jack hammer sound when we turn on the cold water in our 2nd story bathroom sink. It only happens with the cold water (2 handle faucet). The first time we...
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