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08-02-09, 08:32 AM
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That large vertical crack either has let, or will...

That large vertical crack either has let, or will let water through. Any new skim coats of concrete will just flake off once water gets behind it.

I'm not a foundation or plaster expert, but I...
08-02-09, 08:28 AM
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Views: 8,377
Posted By johnnation

You could use tapcon anchoring screws for the...

You could use tapcon anchoring screws for the floor plate or anchor nails. You only need a hammer drill (or you could get away with a regular drill if there's only a few holes).

Why the treated...
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Posted By johnnation

Nevermind, there was a cap included. Good to...

Nevermind, there was a cap included. Good to know about iron and copper fittings though. Thanks.
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Posted By johnnation

New Shower Question

I'm roughing in the plumbing for a new shower. I have a Delta model 132900 fixture - shower only. But the internal assembly has an hookup for a tub spout. Is this correct? If so, do I cap off the...
03-14-09, 08:10 PM
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Views: 31,957
Posted By johnnation

The green light is on the control panel / circuit...

The green light is on the control panel / circuit board. It's the OK light. There's also a green PWR light. And a yellow FLW light - it has always been off.

I kept the switch taped so the...
03-14-09, 03:34 PM
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Views: 31,957
Posted By johnnation

Gas was set to on. The valve also has a "C"...

Gas was set to on. The valve also has a "C" setting. Not sure what that is for though.

I haven't seen any red lights. I've had both covers off while it's been on, but nothing. The only light...
03-14-09, 08:40 AM
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Views: 31,957
Posted By johnnation

Rheem Classic 90 Plus - No Heat

I have a Rheem Classic 90 Plus natural gas furnace. I'm not sure of the age. We bought the house 4 years ago. I'm sure the people before us didn't put it in. I would say its at leat 6+ years old....
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Views: 8,549
Posted By johnnation

Thanks - very helpful. I'm going to clear out...

Thanks - very helpful. I'm going to clear out the room below and do some more testing.
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Views: 8,549
Posted By johnnation

Much appreciated - thanks for the advice

Much appreciated - thanks for the advice
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Views: 8,549
Posted By johnnation

I don't have an access panel, but I'll make one. ...

I don't have an access panel, but I'll make one. I always say that you can't have enough holes in your walls.

If it does come down to regrouting the tiles - will that be a permanent fix, or a 2-5...
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Views: 8,549
Posted By johnnation

Sorry, forgot to mention that I already stopped...

Sorry, forgot to mention that I already stopped up the drain, and it still leaked. I opened up a hole in the ceiling and watched from where the water was dripping. The water is dripping from...
01-25-09, 03:37 PM
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Views: 1,791
Posted By johnnation

How To Tile Your Kitchen Countertop

I put in new cabinets, a marble tile countertp, tumbled stone backsplash, along with tile edging I made myself.

This shouldn't be your only guide - consult professional and trade publications as...
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Posted By johnnation

The amount the structure above can hold is a...

The amount the structure above can hold is a tough question. There are some rules of thumb books you could find that may help - if you're comfortable with making the decision yourself, but the...
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Views: 8,549
Posted By johnnation

Shower Leaking to Room Below

I have a leaking shower on the second floor of my house. At first I noticed bubbling plaster, then dripping water. So I opened up the ceiling in the room below the shower. The leak is not coming...
01-25-09, 02:35 PM
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Views: 4,064
Posted By johnnation

Have you looked at Ikea? Or a more expensive...

Have you looked at Ikea? Or a more expensive note, Blum?
06-10-08, 10:32 AM
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Views: 1,136
Posted By johnnation

This sounds like something that you might want to...

This sounds like something that you might want to have an engineer look at.

OR post a few pictures here so some people here could offer you better advice.
05-05-08, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,041
Posted By johnnation

Thanks to all for the prompt and thorough...

Thanks to all for the prompt and thorough responses - very much appreciated.
05-05-08, 09:45 AM
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Views: 7,041
Posted By johnnation

Here's a picture of what it would need to be: ...

Here's a picture of what it would need to be: http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk178/generictrend/PIPE.jpg

It seems like the male end of the existing shutoff is the same dia. of the pipe. But...
05-04-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,041
Posted By johnnation

Two Shut off Valves for gas stove

I am installing a new gas stove. There is an older shut off valve for the gas that doesn't accept any of the connections for the flex line. BUT a 3/4" shut off valve fits right on.

Is it safe or...
04-27-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By johnnation

As a learn on the job guy myself - be prepared...

As a learn on the job guy myself - be prepared for some frustrating moments and longer schedules than you originally planned for. But in the end it's very satisfying.

Hunt around here, ask...
04-27-08, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 951
Posted By johnnation

Seal Copper

I'm making a little sponge tilt out and am using a bent sheet of copper on the inside of the tilt out. So it will be damp a lot. Is there a way to seal the copper to it won't patina? Is there an...
04-04-08, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By johnnation

Thanks for posting back what you did - I'm...

Thanks for posting back what you did - I'm looking to do the same thing myself shortly - nice to see a non-pro's take on it.
02-22-08, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,595
Posted By johnnation

Nothing will be permanent - all removable and...

Nothing will be permanent - all removable and 100% custom. I can't afford to pay anyone to make any of this.

Now towards the end the project has gone on longer than I expected and cost more (of...
02-21-08, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,112
Posted By johnnation

I ended up using a regular floor stain, but...

I ended up using a regular floor stain, but having my wife out of the house for a few days.

I did make my own floor wax - which was much easier than I thought it would be - and worked out better...
02-21-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,595
Posted By johnnation

Breakfast Nook Advice

My kitchen renovation has arrived at the breakfast nook.
And foam is more expensive than I thought. I can build just a wooden bench for the seating, but am I going to regret not spending the money...
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