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OK, so I think this mystery has been solved. I...

OK, so I think this mystery has been solved. I reached out to the Homasote company and they answered me, literally within a few hours.

This appears to be Homasote "Easy-Ply" roof decking. One of...
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Thanks Wirepuller, After poking around a bit...

Thanks Wirepuller,

After poking around a bit more I think you're right - either Celotex, Homasote, or something very similar. There are a lot of mid-century modern style homes around here where...
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Posted By greg98

Soffit/Ceiling material?

I bought a house that was built in 1951. It has obvious roofing issues, but I want to know if someone can tell me what the ceiling and external soffits are made from (they're the same material -...
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Posted By greg98

Just a quick update - decided to shell out the...

Just a quick update - decided to shell out the $45 for "processing" for my "free" warranty replacement from Moen. Turned out to be a good idea, they redesigned the faucet - all-metal instead of...
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Posted By greg98

Exactly Mitch - not in stores any more, so...

Exactly Mitch - not in stores any more, so unfortunately the big box guys don't have a clue what to do.
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Thanks Lawrosa. I called Moen before and they...

Thanks Lawrosa. I called Moen before and they charge $45 for processing. Still cheaper than a new faucet. I was hesitant to replace this one with another plastic faucet, but what the hell, this one...
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Posted By greg98

Yeah, I have a basin wrench in the garage, but...

Yeah, I have a basin wrench in the garage, but it's definitely too short for this job...guess I have an excuse to get a new tool now.
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Posted By greg98

Thanks for the quick reply, Gunguy! I was going...

Thanks for the quick reply, Gunguy! I was going to edit the post and add that I'm not sure if there's even room to turn a basin wrench, but I'm going to give it a shot, and I'm going to Home Depot to...
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Posted By greg98

Kitchen faucet installation - tool?

In 2004 we had a plumber install a faucet for our kitchen sink - unfortunately it was a cheap Moen that's plastic with chrome plating, so naturally the plating has flaked off in a few places. Now...
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Posted By greg98

Thanks Chandler, but I'm trying my damnedest to...

Thanks Chandler, but I'm trying my damnedest to keep from having to cut the tile any more. As I said, it's hard and brittle, and now that I'm so close to the finish line with this remodel, I really...
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Posted By greg98

Hey Mike, Here's the only pic I have of the...

Hey Mike,

Here's the only pic I have of the notched floor - the first pic in this post is just the flange sitting in place on the CBU, tile hadn't been laid yet. It's not easy to see, but there's...
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Posted By greg98

I usually wouldn't hesitate to do that, but two...

I usually wouldn't hesitate to do that, but two things:

1) This tile is really hard, brittle porcelain.
2) The holes (they're really notches, so pretty wide) that are in the tile already are very...
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Posted By greg98

I appreciate your help, Mike. Are you talking...

I appreciate your help, Mike. Are you talking about drilling new holes in the flange?

I'm planning on using coated deck screws, BTW.
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Posted By greg98

Thanks Mike, but the problem isn't that I can't...

Thanks Mike, but the problem isn't that I can't move the flange - it hasn't even been installed yet. The problem is that I've drilled holes in my tile so that I can fasten the flange to the subfloor,...
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I guess a picture would help. ...

I guess a picture would help.

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=97111&d=1303319558

As you can see, when I line up the flange so that the screw holes (for the...
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Posted By greg98

Got it - so I need to find a speed nut that will...

Got it - so I need to find a speed nut that will fit into the collar of the flange to keep it from coming out, correct?
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Posted By greg98

Closet flange oriented wrong - help!

I'm ready to install the flange (and of course, the toilet) on my newly-tiled bathroom floor, but there's a slight issue - I notched the tile to allow to flange to be fastened to the plywood...
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Posted By greg98

No, deck mud is not the correct material for a...

No, deck mud is not the correct material for a shower curb - you need to use fat mud. Good luck!
06-25-10, 09:41 AM
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Posted By greg98

Thanks marksr, I've tried the pan and the...

Thanks marksr,

I've tried the pan and the hawk, I actually like the hawk better. I've got a lot of "vertical" grouting, and some stucco work coming up, so the hawk should come in handy for those...
06-25-10, 09:37 AM
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Posted By greg98

Just an update on this: Ended up borrowing a...

Just an update on this:

Ended up borrowing a truck and got the 54-inch panels - glad I did now that I'm seeing how much work it would be to finish an extra joint.

At the door, I just attached a...
06-24-10, 10:06 AM
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Posted By greg98

Hawk maintenance?

Can anyone tell me the proper care and maintenance for an aluminum hawk?

I wash it with soap and water when I'm done and dry it thoroughly, but I notice some discoloration (black/grey) in the mud...
06-17-10, 09:29 AM
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Posted By greg98

NOW you tell me! :eek: Just kidding - I...

NOW you tell me! :eek:

Just kidding - I ended up scraping it down using my 10-inch and 3-inch knives, turned out pretty good. Got down to the paper, minimal damage to the drywall (nicked the paper...
06-16-10, 09:15 AM
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Posted By greg98

Thanks marksr and Tolyn. It's definitely...

Thanks marksr and Tolyn. It's definitely pre-mixed for me from now on.

Breaking out the power sander and respirator tonight, wish me luck.
06-15-10, 07:20 PM
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Posted By greg98

OK, now that I'm home and have taken another...

OK, now that I'm home and have taken another look, I really screwed up. The tape and mud are already higher than the taper depth. I pulled the tape off, but now I need to get the hot mud out and...
06-15-10, 05:10 PM
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Posted By greg98

Thanks marksr and XSleeper, It looks like I...

Thanks marksr and XSleeper,

It looks like I only have a problem in one corner and I should be able to fix it easily enough, but I'm switching to all-purpose mud.

XSleeper, I don't need to worry...
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