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08-04-07, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Rainbird

HD and Lowe's no longer carry "popcorn ceiling...

HD and Lowe's no longer carry "popcorn ceiling texture remover". Really, this product was nothing more than a super concentration of "liquid dishwashing detergent". This formula (1/2 cup detergent to...
07-04-07, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,687
Posted By Rainbird

You can purchase Gould breakers on ebay. These...

You can purchase Gould breakers on ebay. These are used breakers that have been pulled after a panel changeout. I have purchased Zinsco breakers on ebay for my panel with no problems.
07-04-07, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rainbird

The link below is a very informative article on...

The link below is a very informative article on dealing with popcorn removal. It is especially informative regarding asbestos.

http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infpai/popcornoff.html
05-03-07, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,194
Posted By Rainbird

Go to Google and type in the keywords: "Care...

Go to Google and type in the keywords: "Care Maintenance Corian". Click on the #1 hit from Dupont. Download the pdf document "Care and Maintenance of Corian.
04-28-07, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By Rainbird

I highly recommend the Kichler Series II Xenon. I...

I highly recommend the Kichler Series II Xenon. I have these installed in the kitchen and they are excellent. Heavy duty construction and low profile (1-inch). The hi-low rocker switch is also a nice...
04-23-07, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By Rainbird

I am curious, did you get a permit for this...

I am curious, did you get a permit for this basement remodel? If not you should have. That way, your inspector could verify and sign off the work. Non-permitted work could cause problems with your...
Replies: 6
Views: 36,676
Posted By Rainbird

Another possibility is a defective wax ring seal...

Another possibility is a defective wax ring seal at the bottom of the toilet. You would need to pull the toilet to correct the problem and add a new wax seal.
03-12-07, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,642
Posted By Rainbird

What your installer is telling you is correct....

What your installer is telling you is correct. The backsplash will cover the gap caused by out of plumb or irregular walls. My installer required the cabinets to be level to 1/4" per ten feet of run....
02-08-07, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By Rainbird

I recently removed the popcorn from my house and...

I recently removed the popcorn from my house and one bedroom was painted. Put plastic everywhere, popcorn removal is messy. Score the popcorn with the edge of your tape knife about every three or...
Replies: 5
Views: 9,624
Posted By Rainbird

This would be the perfect time to remove the...

This would be the perfect time to remove the popcorn material and replace it with a new modern texture. Popcorn ceilings are real negative for any future buyers of this property. Labor wise there is...
12-02-06, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Rainbird

Since you are replacing existing fixtures with...

Since you are replacing existing fixtures with recessed there will be no problem if the circuit can handle the load. Most recessed light max out at 75W. What you need to consider however, is the type...
10-28-06, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,018
Posted By Rainbird

Also check the back wall of the installation....

Also check the back wall of the installation. There should be no Base Moulding or wood supports that would obstruct the dishwasher from fitting flush with the back wall.
10-22-06, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By Rainbird

Pipes MUST have no water in them. It is important...

Pipes MUST have no water in them. It is important that you clean each pipe and inside fitting with emery cloth so they are bright and free of dirt and grease. Apply your flux to each pipe and inside...
10-21-06, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,480
Posted By Rainbird

Replacing the Pressure Regulating Valve can be...

Replacing the Pressure Regulating Valve can be easy or involve soldering, it all depends on how the existing one was installed. Since you mentioned soldering I assume you have copper pipes. if the...
10-21-06, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,480
Posted By Rainbird

I assume the sprinkler system feed is between the...

I assume the sprinkler system feed is between the water meter and the pressure regulator. Is the sprinkler system operating and covering correctly? If it is, I would suspect the house pressure...
10-16-06, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By Rainbird

Installing a water softener is not difficult for...

Installing a water softener is not difficult for a DIY person with moderate plumbing skills. It should be about a two hour job. One thing to consider is that you will need a drain available close by...
10-15-06, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,827
Posted By Rainbird

If you decide to remove the wallpaper in other...

If you decide to remove the wallpaper in other rooms, consider renting a wallpaper steamer. If will make the job easier and will allow you to remove the final layer without damaging the drywall.
10-15-06, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By Rainbird

You need to cut off the copper pipe loop, then...

You need to cut off the copper pipe loop, then open the gate valve and drain all water from the pipe. With the water drained you can heat the gate valve to the proper temperature to remove it. Next...
10-13-06, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 36,885
Posted By Rainbird

If you don't want to buy, beg or rent a...

If you don't want to buy, beg or rent a compressor, use "hot melt glue". Works great and no nail holes to fill.
10-12-06, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Rainbird

What size is the PVC drain and vent?

What size is the PVC drain and vent?
10-06-06, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,014
Posted By Rainbird

This cannot be properly repaired. Replace the...

This cannot be properly repaired. Replace the disposal.
10-06-06, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,591
Posted By Rainbird

Black Iron gas pipe should not be installed in...

Black Iron gas pipe should not be installed in wet locations because of corrosion and rust. Bypass the pipe as the gas company recommended and install copper. If at all within your budget, I would...
10-06-06, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,022
Posted By Rainbird

They make a sheet metal transition fitting for...

They make a sheet metal transition fitting for this purpose. 10" x 3 1/4" x 6"(round). Home Depot, Lowes, or Ace should have this in stock.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By Rainbird

One thing to consider is that if your ever decide...

One thing to consider is that if your ever decide to remove the popcorn ceiling, it will be MUCH easier if it is NOT painted. That said, the link below has some very interesting postings regarding...
10-03-06, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,503
Posted By Rainbird

Install a "French Drain". The link below provides...

Install a "French Drain". The link below provides information on this, or you can do a Google Search.

http://www.donnan.com/french_drain.htm
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