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03-30-19, 06:39 AM
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Posted By craftydad

Pipe size to shower

Hi,
Im putting in a walk in shower using Delta products which all use 1/2 plumbing, including inlets. Im using Pex with home runs to a 3/4 x 1/2 manifold (3/4 in, 1/2 out). I read somewhere that...
05-15-18, 09:35 AM
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Posted By craftydad

and speaking of corner sink clearances...

I can't find any clearance codes for corner vanities. The triangular sink cabinet is 20" along each wall. I have 21" clearance all along the front of the cabinet as is. But, if I place the toilet...
05-15-18, 09:21 AM
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Posted By craftydad

Any IRCs for toilet to door clearances?

Hi, I'm remodeling my next house, and though I know about toilet and sink clearances to each side and in front of, I can't find anything code wise regarding a bathroom door. My current design has a...
04-02-18, 03:20 PM
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Posted By craftydad

Yes - I have permits for all mods - structural,...

Yes - I have permits for all mods - structural, electrical and plumbing and the plans were reviewed and approved. I called Weyhauser to spec the LVL beams. The beams are fine. It's the existing ...
04-02-18, 07:11 AM
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Posted By craftydad

Cut ceiling joists, need to pull in exterior walls?

Hi, im installing an 18 x 31/2 x 16 lvl hidden beam in a 60 some yr old single story 24x40 ranch house i totally gutted in upstate NY. There will only be insulation and the lumber roof above when...
09-02-17, 04:51 PM
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Posted By craftydad

So I guess there are no good books out there. ...

So I guess there are no good books out there. Thanks. Off to Lowes to get a few I saw there. Between what I buy there and the NY IRC (difficult to read/understand, hence my post), I should be...
08-17-17, 11:34 AM
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Posted By craftydad

What a good reference book?

Hi, I'm thinking of gutting and remodeling a small house I'll own soon and move into it. I've done some carpentry, installed my hot water furnace and controls, added a a zone to it, and know...
10-17-14, 01:26 PM
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Posted By craftydad

thanks for the ino. its a stick built house,...

thanks for the ino. its a stick built house, built by a pretty good builder in the area, with a basement, but I don't know whats under the linoleum other than plywood.... not sure how thick or...
10-17-14, 10:21 AM
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Posted By craftydad

Can I install backerboard over linoeum?

I got 2 estimates for tiling our kitchen and bath areas. One place will rip out the existing linoleum, put down backer board and tile but doesn't remove/replace the trim/base boarding. The other...
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Posted By craftydad

Thanks... turns out there's a back splash piece...

Thanks... turns out there's a back splash piece as well - do I run a small bead along the top next to the wall, and then put the back splash piece down on that to keep it watertight? I assume I...
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Posted By craftydad

How to install granite bathroom vanity top ?

Hi, I have a single sink granite bathroom vanity top I need to install.

How do I attach it to the cabinet?
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Posted By craftydad

blacktop driveway peeling... what to do ?

Hi, the top coat of my driveway seems to be peeling - probably due to whoever lived here before having it spray sealed yearly.

Is there anything I can do to get it back in shape? I'm thinking of...
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Posted By craftydad

Using roller to apply deck stain?

Hi, is there anything special about using a roller to apply Cabot deck stain to a deck built several years ago and this is the first time staining? I'll power wash it first.

Is there a special...
07-11-11, 08:24 AM
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Posted By craftydad

Question How do I remove the top to my Maytag dryer?

I have a Maytag electric dryer model LDE8506ACE that makes a sound like a belt is frayed and whipping against something. I looked up how to remove the top, which is to use a couple of putty knives...
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Posted By craftydad

Everything was to code... I think it was 39...

Everything was to code... I think it was 39 inches deep, 8 inch round... I used the tubes... the slant wasn't all that much...maybe I messed something up and it's actually level, I should check it.
...
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Posted By craftydad

Deck boards too tight at ledgers

Hi, I built my deck, two levels (8" diff in height) with pine 5/4 x 6 decking at 45 deg. to look nice. After 2 yrs, I have 2 problems with it.
1. when I did the decking, I pushed the boards (end...
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Views: 2,388
Posted By craftydad

yep, that's why I posted the question to the...

yep, that's why I posted the question to the pro's... whats the best way to remove the water based stain?

if a stripper should be used... whats the best stripper to use?
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Posted By craftydad

ok thanks... the water based stuff is peeling on...

ok thanks... the water based stuff is peeling on the deck itself... does that mae a difference in what he should use?
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Views: 2,388
Posted By craftydad

Thanks - what is TSP and what does it do? ...

Thanks - what is TSP and what does it do?

And for the next stain, what type? Does he need to stick with water based if he doesn't remove all the old waterbased stain?
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Views: 2,388
Posted By craftydad

Need advice on fixing a botched stain job

Hi All,

My brother built a 1000 sq ft beautiful deck some years back, and stained it with an oil based stain. A couple of yrs ago he wanted to restain it, went to the bog box store, (first...
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Posted By craftydad

Some info from when I worked on my MTD 8/26...

Some info from when I worked on my MTD 8/26 snowblower (model 315E640F000):

Removing the float and valve is easy, but make sure you look for and keep the 'spring' that connects the valve to the...
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Views: 1,475
Posted By craftydad

Hi, nope, saw that and checked the blower...

Hi, nope, saw that and checked the blower thinking maybe that's what it was, but my Retainer Ring is on that particular bearing assembly. It's an actual retaining ring that springs out and has...
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Posted By craftydad

What part is this from MTD snowblower?

Hi, In a separate thread, I was able to fix my MTD
315E640F000 snowblower, and in the process, needed to add back the 3 bolts that holds the bearing housing on. I've done that, but at some point,...
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Views: 10,009
Posted By craftydad

Indypower, I've had the bolts that hold the auger...

Indypower, I've had the bolts that hold the auger assembly removed right from the start... that's what giving me the little play/room I have under the bearing. Other than wigling the whole assembly...
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Views: 10,009
Posted By craftydad

Nope, no bearing splitter... at this point I'm...

Nope, no bearing splitter... at this point I'm thinking sledge hammer :-)

I've got 2 of the 3 bolts in... there's not enough room between the impeller and the shroud behind it for my hand, but...
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