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Thanks @Pilot Dane for your input. Do you have...

Thanks @Pilot Dane for your input. Do you have practical experience of using this type water heater? How good is it? By looking at the chart and google the internet, I felt the chart is kind of...
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Posted By hobbyjohn

You are correct. The heating and cooling will be...

You are correct. The heating and cooling will be with slip A/C unit be run by electricity. The tankless water heater for hot water only, meaning shower and kitchen usage. Can this one heat enough...
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Tankless Electric Water Heater

I plan to add a detached unit in California Bay Area home. I only plan to feed electricity to this unit, so that heating and water heater need to be powered by electricity. The unit is 700sf with 3...
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Drive way cracking repair

Drive way has a cracking (see picture). Used concrete repair kit from HD which didn't help. I think the best would be some of rubbery, elastic materials to patch up. Any good advice?
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Recesses ceiling lights caused acoustic problem

I am trying to insatall 8-10 LED recessed light on my downstairs living room. Direct above this room are bedrooms. there is no isolation between these two floors, a neighbor who has similar...
09-08-17, 10:41 AM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

thanks for reply. You are right, seem the hole...

thanks for reply. You are right, seem the hole isn't deep and there is no cement under the sidewalk. That's why I said the builder didn't do good job. May I ask how can I cut the sidewalk? I have...
09-07-17, 10:51 PM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Fence gate post repair

The post is rotten, needs to be replace. This is the post for the fence gate where the lock is located. There is a small panel attached the post to cover the gap between the post and the side wall...
09-05-17, 02:33 PM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Thanks for your input. Thought about Ditra which...

Thanks for your input. Thought about Ditra which is 1/8 thickness, helps a bit. If my porcelain tile is 7/16 plus thinset, which will be easily in about 11/16" high vs. wood floor 7/16"
09-04-17, 10:43 PM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Can I Use Glue to Tiles in Kitchen Floor? What Glue?

Transition between kitchen tile and living room hardwood floor:

I thought if I use hardiebacker plug thinset plus porcelain tile in kitchen, the total thickness in kitchen will approach 3/4"...
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Kitchen cabinet installed on tile floor?

I am remodeling kitchen and whole house floors. I use tile for kitchen floor and rest of house with Lauzon engineering hardwood floor. I have questions
1. Can I install the cabinet countertop on...
06-25-17, 06:44 PM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Thanks @ShortyLong. Got it. This would ideal...

Thanks @ShortyLong. Got it. This would ideal situation. I will try to have them overlap a day. However, I need to prepare the worst. What if I cannot make them overlap. Let's say they are one...
06-25-17, 11:53 AM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Replacing Exterior Door and Hardwood Floor, Which One First?

Currently the existing wood floors reach to the exterior door step inside. I am going to replace whole house hardwood floor and the exterior door. Since I am going to use different contractors for...
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06-04-12, 02:08 PM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

It's been a month since last clean up. Haven't...

It's been a month since last clean up. Haven't got any report on any shut off problem on the water heater. I bought a long handler of brush and left it at site of the heater for regular cleaning. ...
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05-13-12, 09:51 PM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Thanks Mike. Just followed your instruction and...

Thanks Mike. Just followed your instruction and clean up it a bit. so I am crossing my finger to wailt for next shut off. Hope it will a while.
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05-11-12, 07:45 AM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Hi, Mike, Thanks for the help. Here is the...

Hi, Mike,

Thanks for the help. Here is the info:
A.O.Smith ProMax+Plus High Efficienty
Model: GVR 50 100. See picture
WaterHeater | Flickr - Photo Sharing!...
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05-10-12, 11:02 PM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

I own this house but I rent it out to a single...

I own this house but I rent it out to a single mom who is not handy. She reported this problem a year ago, and I hired a plumber to check it out. The plumber didn't find anything wrong, except...
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05-09-12, 03:38 PM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

The Dryer is electric next to it. The only gas...

The Dryer is electric next to it. The only gas appliance in this house is stove, which is not heavily used. Haven't checked the model and maker yet. This is my rental house. Will check the model...
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05-08-12, 09:46 PM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Gas water heater keep shut off

From time to time, the gas water heater will be shut off with no reason. So end up I will have no gas, ever though I tried to re-ignite the control unit by following up the instruction, basically it...
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Installing a new diskwasher in exsiting kitchen cabinet

I am not sure if I pick the correct forums here. I am planning to install a dish washer in my rental house. The kitchen is quite new but has never had a dish washer. I am trying to sacrifice one...
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Posted By hobbyjohn

shower over air bath tub

Since space constrain, I have to put my shower over air tub for size of 60L x 30W in my bathroom remodel project. For this tub, the shower will be daily use while bath would be less frequently...
02-26-10, 03:11 PM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Dirt to fill an inground concrete pool

I am in Bay Area, ca. I am in process of demolishing an inground swimming pool. Just talked to city of San Jose permit office, I have been told it is ok to just fill the pool with the dirt as long...
01-24-10, 08:16 PM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Thanks. That's what I though. I am just afraid...

Thanks. That's what I though. I am just afraid it may have trouble to tile over the silicone. It seems that you don't think it would be a problem. Great, I will do so.
01-17-10, 03:01 PM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Even though the shower door is water proof, in my...

Even though the shower door is water proof, in my previous experience, the water is still easy to drip out around door and the edge close to the shower pan area. It got mold at that area before I...
01-15-10, 04:08 PM
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Posted By hobbyjohn

How to seal the connection fromDitra underlayment to Fibre Glass shower Pan

I need to replace the bathroom floor from Vinyl to tile. I checked the subfloor which is plywood in dovetail layout. It should meet the code to allow to lay out tile on top of that.

The shower...
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Posted By hobbyjohn

Tar and Gravel roof

I am in process of purchase a single family home. However, what concern me is its built-up roof (a.k.a tar and gravel roof).

The house was built in 1960. I didn't see the neighbor has this type...
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