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06-08-10, 10:03 AM
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OK Bud, thanks for that idea. I can elevate it...

OK Bud, thanks for that idea.
I can elevate it about 2 feet....and so that looks like the best solution. It'll be a 5 foot elevation to a hole near our outside faucet. We have plants and shrubs in...
06-08-10, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,384
Posted By marksimms

Basement Dehumidifier drainage - tapping into drain ?

Tired of daily taking buckets of water out of our existing dehumidifier, we are replacing it with one that comes with a built-in drain pump. It's a small 55 pint unit good for 400 square feet.
Do I...
10-11-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 846
Posted By marksimms

What would you pay ?

for a top-of-the-line GE Profile 36" stove top burner ?
Two years old, good condition.
Brand new at the dealer: $875.00

Don't appliances lose at least 50% of their value after a year ?
Is $250...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,365
Posted By marksimms

Yes, that's what I wanted to do....remove the...

Yes, that's what I wanted to do....remove the supports. But after further research, it appears I must retrofit the porch with a scissors truss. The value of the porch does not warrant this much work...
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Views: 1,365
Posted By marksimms

Can I remove the porch ceiling (and supports) ?

We have a 60 yo house with an external porch attached to the roof at 90 degrees. It rests on a 12" concrete slab. It has a laft and plaster type of ceiling which is cracking. I was thinking of...
07-18-08, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,261
Posted By marksimms

Thanks but is it OK to seal it up vs. all of the...

Thanks but is it OK to seal it up vs. all of the work to install a backwater valve ? Any side-effects from doing so ?
07-18-08, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,261
Posted By marksimms

This thread applies to my situation: 60 year old...

This thread applies to my situation: 60 year old house with poured concrete basement, now a game room. Despite the bone-dry conditions on the east coast, we are getting some dampness around the...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By marksimms

Thanks, but you didn't answer the question of the...

Thanks, but you didn't answer the question of the winter-guard material ? Wouldn't that also reduce the breathability of a roof as well ? Why would our highest bidder recommend it then ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By marksimms

That weaving technique is interesting and you...

That weaving technique is interesting and you seem real knowledgeable.
We're due for a roof and we're getting the typical "it's a disaster" to "it's typical - no problem". Wow, who can you trust out...
02-28-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By marksimms

Yeah, I thought of that....but then I must drill...

Yeah, I thought of that....but then I must drill thru 1/4" of tile, and then some concrete.
The best solution would be the smallest possible anchors....would that be plastic or lead.
(probably...
02-27-08, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By marksimms

Anyone have a suggestion ?

No one ? Surely someone else has encountered this one before.
02-26-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By marksimms

Threshhold problem - carpet to ceramic

I just installed a ceramic tile floor on top of poured concrete. The previous threshhold was this cheap-looking, fake-gold piece of metal that held the carpet and was fastened with concrete nails....
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Views: 5,079
Posted By marksimms

Been there, done that. Want to save yourself from...

Been there, done that. Want to save yourself from a big hassle ?:
Get a bucket and...
WORK FAST.
Why ? Replacing these valves can be a huge pain, especially if the bathroom is on the first floor....
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Views: 1,204
Posted By marksimms

See other recent posts...you may need flange...

See other recent posts...you may need flange extensions or multiple wax rings.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,301
Posted By marksimms

Well done ! I think the key point here is that...

Well done ! I think the key point here is that you've got to feel the resistance when you install the toilet. If there is none, then you must pull it back up, and then "stack" with multiple wax rings.
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By marksimms

Saw the same problem...

Interestingly, your toilet is even closer to the floor the way you did the "cutout" of the tile. I did my neighbor's toilet replacement only to discover that the newly finished wood floor was black...
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Views: 3,051
Posted By marksimms

Sorry, not at ALL Home Depots.

Sorry, not at ALL Home Depots.
Replies: 7
Views: 3,051
Posted By marksimms

You got stuck...

with an older model that does not have MICROBAN tubing in the internal piping. We researched this before getting our new whirlpool tub. PVC is subject to microbial fungus and mildew attack...and it...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By marksimms

Thanks, but it's DEFINITELY not the tank...

Thanks, but it's DEFINITELY not the tank bolts...as this is a new install of a new toilet...and the leak is the SAME as when the old toilet was installed.
Strangely, it seems as though some leak...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By marksimms

Anyone with some thoughts on this problem ?

Anyone with some thoughts on this problem ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By marksimms

Strange toilet leak

I was replacing an old toilet that had been removed and reinstalled after the floors were refinished.
The area of the floor near the back of the toilet was tarnished black...apparently from a leak....
02-01-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,448
Posted By marksimms

Thanks much....

It is for a friend. Yes, I am an IT consultant, but I'm very handy and have done this before.
That's what I thought....I'm giving them another bargain of the century...but they're nice people.
They...
02-01-08, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,448
Posted By marksimms

Cost estimate - laundry room

here's the job: 50 sq ft laundry room with original poured cement floor in good condition. Home owner wants to tile with 12" ceramic tile with sanded grout.
Washer and dryer must be removed and...
02-01-08, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 33,307
Posted By marksimms

Don't panic..

I would just get a scrub brush and a pail of water with detergent. Scrub the grout lines, wipe-up with fresh water, and wait for it to dry.
If that doesn't do the trick, then consider the colorant...
11-12-07, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By marksimms

Yepper.....both have 2 pairs...so daisy chain...

Yepper.....both have 2 pairs...so daisy chain likely.
Thanks John.
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