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11-26-06, 02:33 PM
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Posted By NCRebuildr

Thanks Mark. I looked, and my grout is...

Thanks Mark.

I looked, and my grout is Keracolor S. I'll give the vinegar a try after vacation. The tile has plenty of variation in color so the grout seems to blend right in today. Wife might...
11-25-06, 08:48 PM
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Posted By NCRebuildr

"Keracote 2" I think...my spelling is probably...

"Keracote 2" I think...my spelling is probably off.
I thought the length of time and the fact it used the word "submerge" strange.
Is there a way to avoid efflorecence?
And now that it has set...
11-25-06, 04:46 PM
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Posted By NCRebuildr

two-color grout

Just finished grouting shower stall yesterday. Now that it's dry, I notice that in several areas the grout is almost white, instead of the tan that it should be. I'd really like it to be one...
10-29-06, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,844
Posted By NCRebuildr

I sure will Kristeejo. I think I've changed my...

I sure will Kristeejo.
I think I've changed my mind again though. I'm going to take it to a frame shop here to see what we can price out. I think for nearly the same cost as the on line frame, I...
10-25-06, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,844
Posted By NCRebuildr

Mirror Mates...???

Have decided to go with a stick-on frame from a website we found. Did a backsplash above the sink and am just getting ready to attempt to cut this big thing down to size. Once it's cut, I'll have...
10-18-06, 03:57 PM
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Posted By NCRebuildr

Thanks Zster. Hole's about 15"x20", and...

Thanks Zster.

Hole's about 15"x20", and board is already up on the wall. You are right about a wandering recip.

I think I'll end up using the scoarer and utility blade to cut the hole to the...
10-18-06, 03:21 PM
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Posted By NCRebuildr

Sanded grout jnt. size/cutting wonderboard ?

Two questions...

Need to cut a hole in shower Wonderboard for preformed niche install. Would like it to be as clean a cut a possible.
Have a reciprocating saw, would that do it?

And...
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Posted By NCRebuildr

Taping bathroom fan duct?

Do I need to tape the duct work for my bathroom exhaust fan? Regular grey tape okay for this application? It's in the attic.
Replacing old fan and coil/flex ducts with rigid smooth ducts. Was...
10-12-06, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 19,895
Posted By NCRebuildr

Silicon caulk in expansion joint too? It has a...

Silicon caulk in expansion joint too? It has a layer of styrofoam in there connected to slab, wide opening then wall. Maybe spray foam here?
Thanks.
10-12-06, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,503
Posted By NCRebuildr

A french drain only works if you can take the...

A french drain only works if you can take the standing water that is usually at a low spot and direct it to an even lower spot. Sometimes you can only do this by digging a trench that gets even...
10-12-06, 05:55 PM
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Views: 19,895
Posted By NCRebuildr

Re-asking...

Again, any tips for filling cracks?
Ants come up from the ground in their single file lines about 6 inches up foundation and disappear under the hardboard siding. In a few places, they do the same...
10-12-06, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,074
Posted By NCRebuildr

Wow again. First complaint and you run off? ...

Wow again. First complaint and you run off? About a dozen questions and concerns went unanswered here. Most that were answered, were done so after the fact, after the damage was done.
These...
10-12-06, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,074
Posted By NCRebuildr

Too little, too late!

Wow Johnny...
That's why I asked pretty early on if there were any additional things I need to consider working on a slab foundation. Have never seen any mention of bricks before now...anywhere....
10-06-06, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,074
Posted By NCRebuildr

Cool Okay, but I blame you when the wife starts...

Okay, but I blame you when the wife starts squawking!
You think the liner and preslope will be okay as I unscrew these 4 2x4's? Putting them back in, I drill new tapcon pilot holes? How many you...
10-06-06, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,074
Posted By NCRebuildr

John...am skipping the redgard because the Better...

John...am skipping the redgard because the Better Bench will be covering the top of this pipe box. I'll silicon the hell out of the cement board joints in the box as well as the better bench.
I...
10-06-06, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,074
Posted By NCRebuildr

Thanks Johnny. Saw the bit about the bench...

Thanks Johnny.
Saw the bit about the bench and vent pipe box. Got the box done this morning and liner is torn up a bit around it, but will patch tonight with one piece. It's up under the bench...
10-05-06, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,074
Posted By NCRebuildr

Liner in and tested fine. Am concerned now in...

Liner in and tested fine.
Am concerned now in the way in drains. With the piece of the flange bolted in and weep holes exposed, it creates a lip on top of the liner the water has to get over. ...
10-05-06, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 25,816
Posted By NCRebuildr

And I hear you about the treated lumber...

And I hear you about the treated lumber shrinking, but had heard several others recommend using it. My termite guy said they use it in every repair they make, and more mentioned it here. The walls...
10-05-06, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 25,816
Posted By NCRebuildr

HD didn't know about Redguard. Any thoughts...

HD didn't know about Redguard. Any thoughts where to find it?

Just stapled and tested liner, but nothing else. Not too late to change it up.
I have part of a vent pipe to cover under the bench,...
10-04-06, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,074
Posted By NCRebuildr

Thanks johnny. Just seems I keep cutting more and...

Thanks johnny. Just seems I keep cutting more and more and don't seem to be getting anything to lay flat. Will keep at it a while and use a dam corner if I need to.
10-04-06, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,074
Posted By NCRebuildr

Curb/Liner ???

Hi guys...
Getting liner in and having troubles with folding and cutting in the curb/wall corner.
Should there be a small folded portion inside the curb? A smaller version of the back corners?
I...
10-01-06, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 25,816
Posted By NCRebuildr

Why wouldn't a framed bench go right inside the...

Why wouldn't a framed bench go right inside the liner like a block one?
If I frame it myself, any tips? Would like a triangle bench about 17 inches out from corner, about 18 inches high.
Am using...
10-01-06, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,690
Posted By NCRebuildr

Is there another option then for the crimp...

Is there another option then for the crimp connections, or doing away with the ployb all together?
Without tearing out walls to tie into copper, is there another option for this short run to the PRV...
10-01-06, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,690
Posted By NCRebuildr

Thanks Jimmy. looks like they used the brass...

Thanks Jimmy. looks like they used the brass fittings at my place. I'll grab some of those when I get the new PRV.
Compression fittings are just that, right? You insert the brass portion into the...
10-01-06, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,690
Posted By NCRebuildr

So, I'll hope that my outside spigot is on the...

So, I'll hope that my outside spigot is on the water line before my shutoff and water heater. If not, I'll have to make do.
I'll grab one the next time I'm at the supply store.
I have that...
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