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06-01-10, 06:43 PM
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Views: 879
Posted By markdiy

Stucco repair question

I'm repairing a 3' x 3' section of stucco wall. It's relatively square. The surrounding area is stucco. I'm down to the finish coat and have a couple of questions:
What do I use on the finish coat?...
01-18-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,824
Posted By markdiy

Replace one tile in new backsplash

I just installed in a backsplash of 3x6 subway tiles. There is one tile that appears to have slipped before the thinset dried and one corner of it sticks out further than the rest of the tiles.

I...
01-18-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,339
Posted By markdiy

I just installed my backsplash this weekend. I...

I just installed my backsplash this weekend. I lined them up with the cabinets. Looks great.
01-09-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By markdiy

Oops -- you're right - the two grounds (not...

Oops -- you're right - the two grounds (not neutrals) are connected together with a pigtail to the ground screw on GFCI.

I have another GFCI on the same circuit and I wonder if this is affecting...
01-09-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By markdiy

Stumped with GFCI

I installed a GFCI and then a downstream regular outlet on a kitchen circuit. When testing the GFCI with a tester, the lights indicate it's wired correctly. When I press the button on the tester, the...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,260
Posted By markdiy

Trimming inset cabinet doors -- How to??

I am replacing overlay doors in a built-in with inset doors. Unfortunately, the openings are not perfectly square.

I need to trim off between 1/16 and 1/8 inch on all sides.

I'm having trouble...
05-27-09, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,187
Posted By markdiy

These are actual "panels" to cover the entire...

These are actual "panels" to cover the entire exposed end of a cabinet. They are sized about 1/2 inch smaller than the actual ends of the cabinets.
05-25-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,187
Posted By markdiy

Thank you. There are four panels for the side of...

Thank you. There are four panels for the side of the refrigerator. How much space do I need between the panels?

Thanks // MarkDIY
05-23-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,187
Posted By markdiy

Attaching decorative end panels to cabinet sides

I've just hung my new cabinets and have decorative end panels to attach to the sides of the cabinets. What is the best way to attach those? I was thinking of using a 1" brad and some Gorilla Glue. Or...
04-26-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,836
Posted By markdiy

I'll hold off for now and will see what the...

I'll hold off for now and will see what the inspector says. Thank you.
04-26-09, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,836
Posted By markdiy

Place outlet in cold air return wall cavity

I'm rearranging my kitchen and want to install a new outlet above a 15" section of countertop (according to code). However, attached to the studs under the drywall is sheet metal because the stud...
04-19-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,053
Posted By markdiy

I am moving my stove and the current outlet will...

I am moving my stove and the current outlet will be right above it. I need to move it over to the right about 12 inches. The source is coming up from the bottom of the box and there is another line...
04-19-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By markdiy

Yep -- didn't add lime. Guess that's the secret!

Yep -- didn't add lime. Guess that's the secret!
04-19-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,053
Posted By markdiy

Abandon wire inside walls

I'm moving some receptacles and will need to rewire some downstream outlets because of this. Is it OK to abandon unused wire in the walls? I was thinking about capping the hot and neutral and...
04-19-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By markdiy

The liner is vinyl. I wrapped the curb in wire...

The liner is vinyl. I wrapped the curb in wire mesh. I was mudding all sides, but it wasn't sticking to well to the outside. I ended up mudding the side inside the shower and about an inch on top....
04-18-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By markdiy

CBU OK for front of shower curb?

I'm tiling a new shower pan. Is OK to us concrete backerboard on the front of shower curb? I'll deck mud the top and inside.

Thanks // MarkDiy
04-18-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,595
Posted By markdiy

I'll give it a shot. Thanks.

I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
04-15-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,595
Posted By markdiy

cutting gas pipe

I'm moving my stove and need to install a tee in a gas line. The pipe is about 15' long and is in the middle of a complicated run. I want to cut the pipe below where I need to install the stove. I'll...
04-11-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,196
Posted By markdiy

Testing shower pan liner

I just installed a shower pan liner on a pre-sloped bed. I used a bead of silicone caulk between drain flange and the underside of the pan liner. I then installed the clamping ring on top of the...
03-28-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 741
Posted By markdiy

Bathroom vent fan circuit

I want to install ventilation fans in three different bathrooms. No outlets will be installed on this circuit. Each fan will be a fan/light combination.

I would like this circuit to be 20amp and...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,701
Posted By markdiy

Thanks - I have been doing a lot of searching on...

Thanks - I have been doing a lot of searching on this. I have a good friend that lays tile, but hasn't come across an ABS drain. He always glues the membrane to the lower flange with PVC cement...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,701
Posted By markdiy

Installing waterproof membrane

I'm installing a tile-floored shower. I have ABS drain pipe and have purchased a new shower drain assembly. The question I have is what type of adhesive/solvent I use to adhere the membrane to the...
02-03-09, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By markdiy

Need to raise lower cabinets

I'm installing new hardwoods in the my kitchen. So my dishwasher has enough space below the countertop, I will need to raise the lower cabinets about 3/4". I do not want to remove the countertops....
Replies: 3
Views: 7,361
Posted By markdiy

I replaced the blower motor transistor (this...

I replaced the blower motor transistor (this model doesn't have a resistor) on the 2003 Honda Odyssey EXL RES and everything is working correctly now. Part was $70 from local Honda dealer. They...
Replies: 3
Views: 7,361
Posted By markdiy

2003 Odyssey fan only works on high speed

The heat/AC fan will only work on high speed. The rear fan works fine but not the front but yet the a/c will not come on at all. I've heard this may be the blower motor resistor -- does this sound...
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