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09-22-10, 04:23 PM
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Views: 4,970
Posted By Oldblades

I know this isnt the answer to your question but...

I know this isnt the answer to your question but have you considered a new door? Cleaning is leaps and bounds ahead of the old style bottom tracks. Then for hard water give a coat of Rain-X once in a...
09-21-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 24,627
Posted By Oldblades

Exactly. +1 A large shop may have your...

Exactly. +1
A large shop may have your sweep. If needed, find a shop that orders from CRL regularly if thats the way you have to go.. CRL uses UPS exclusively (no USPS).
Small parts on their...
09-21-10, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By Oldblades

I have to go to work now so I cant look around,...

I have to go to work now so I cant look around, but the specific type is called a 'pivot hinge'.
Should be able to get a lot of hits in a search. Finding some in solid brass for a boat sure adds to...
09-09-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 36,879
Posted By Oldblades

Time for Confession: I work on everyone...

Time for Confession:

I work on everyone elses windows all day long and have a couple basement vinyl DH windows that have this exact same problem.
Easy to open, hard to close..... which is odd....
09-09-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 36,879
Posted By Oldblades

TRS, When you looked inside at the shoes,...

TRS,

When you looked inside at the shoes, were they connected to a metal spiraled piece or string for the lift?
If its the spiraled metal (tube balance) Ive found the plastic guides in the...
09-08-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,077
Posted By Oldblades

No problems at all. Make sure the pan curb is...

No problems at all. Make sure the pan curb is dead level.
09-08-10, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By Oldblades

Wetstuff, I also would insist on a header...

Wetstuff,

I also would insist on a header with that setup, as did your glass company.

The problem would be that the top door/panel hinge would be carrying the load of the door, twisting...
09-06-10, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By Oldblades

I sell and install these doors. The header may be...

I sell and install these doors. The header may be required. What is the size and configuration of the enclosure?
Also a header would be required if the door was hinged off of the wall with no wood...
09-05-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By Oldblades

Got it. I changed propane tips and then...

Got it.
I changed propane tips and then realized I could get heat in through the check stop openings.
Movin on to the next dilemma :rolleyes:
09-05-10, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,443
Posted By Oldblades

Good on all answers! Sounds like you may just...

Good on all answers! Sounds like you may just have a high stud behind the mirror that created pressure on the mastic and it finally let go.

Go to your local hardware, HD, Menards, Lowes and pick...
09-04-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By Oldblades

Black silicone has a nice gloss finish. It just...

Black silicone has a nice gloss finish. It just wouldnt work as a skim coat over grout.
09-04-10, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,229
Posted By Oldblades

He stated New Hampshire in his OP. ;) ...

He stated New Hampshire in his OP. ;)

Speaking of that though, How do I change my location from simply USA? I cant seem to find an option in my settings.
09-04-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,443
Posted By Oldblades

Bunch of questions first: Is the mirror on...

Bunch of questions first:

Is the mirror on drywall, stucco, or other?

Loose on the top or side(s) ? How far out from the wall is it?

When you push on it at the loose point(s), does it spring...
09-04-10, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By Oldblades

(Yet another) Valve issue

I need advise.

I was cruising right along tonight hooking up a shower valve and hit a wall. Here is the valve:
Moen Moentrol Pressure Balancing Rough-In Valve with Stops (1/2" CC...
09-03-10, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,245
Posted By Oldblades

Hi Josh, The old style wood storms and...

Hi Josh,

The old style wood storms and screens were actually more efficient than the aluminum combination storms.
People dumped them simply for convenience. They didnt want to keep switching...
08-31-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By Oldblades

Thanks chandler, Returning was an option...

Thanks chandler,

Returning was an option however its a 3 week lead time that I had to try to avoid. This unit is 'new old stock' where the valve is packaged with the trim kit. Now they sell each...
08-31-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By Oldblades

Problem: Moen stub outs on a valve

This weekend I received a deck widespread tub fill valve set from Moen.

Problem- One of the stubs was dinged up so bad I had to cut it within 1 1/2" of the valve body to get a connector on it.
At...
08-31-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,870
Posted By Oldblades

Rereading the post above: The problem is, as...

Rereading the post above:

The problem is, as the latch is pushed down, the hook starts to lift, but if there is any resistance on the hook, some internal mechanism does not apply any pressure to...
08-30-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,870
Posted By Oldblades

I agree with Gunguy, its sounds like a door...

I agree with Gunguy, its sounds like a door height adjustment issue.
By your description of the problem, it sounds like the latch bolt is not clearing the lower opening in the lock plate.
You...
08-29-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,108
Posted By Oldblades

J-Bolts? How in the world did you find that out...

J-Bolts? How in the world did you find that out without digging into it? I see now why you are hesitant ;)

What kind of hinges are on your existing door? That would be the first thing I would...
08-28-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,108
Posted By Oldblades

Not the response you are looking for. I'm sure,...

Not the response you are looking for. I'm sure, but I would replace the frame also. I've replaced several on schools.
No 2 ways about it, its a PITA.

Those frames sometimes break loose pretty...
08-25-10, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,232
Posted By Oldblades

Here is the guideline that I'm using. Seems to...

Here is the guideline that I'm using.
Seems to be a well accepted procedure.
(barring argument for the necessity for the mud additive)

Building a shower pan with pre-sloped mortar bed, liner...
08-22-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,719
Posted By Oldblades

Good information and suggestions here,...

Good information and suggestions here, particularly Xsleepers recommendation to frame the edges. I'd like to throw in my 2 cents.

First a important word of caution.
You didnt mention the age of...
08-22-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,552
Posted By Oldblades

Kayekaye9, There are 2 common ways of...

Kayekaye9,

There are 2 common ways of mounting that I am familiar with.
1st one is 'best case'
This is a rabbeted fit in from the back of the cabinet. You will need to remove the back hardboard...
08-21-10, 05:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,855
Posted By Oldblades

XSleeper, Just a little fun, thats all. ...

XSleeper,

Just a little fun, thats all.

Main point here IMO is that the door should not have been left in that condition.
If it was a pre-existing 'round peg in a square hole' condition, it...
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