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04-06-11, 07:50 PM
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Thanks for the tiling a cement board tips. I'll...

Thanks for the tiling a cement board tips. I'll be sure to use them.

Unfortunately, I can't bring the wall out 4" because then I won't clear the 15" minimum requirement from the center of the...
04-05-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,448
Posted By n2learning

framing a shower stall

When framing a wall next to a shower stall, should the wall be flush with the edge of the shower base
or should there be some distance so the shower base it tucked in?

I haven't decided if I am...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,091
Posted By n2learning

I planned on working on this today (Sunday), but...

I planned on working on this today (Sunday), but guess what happened?

The leak stopped and I didn't do anything between now and my last post.

Strange happenings...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,091
Posted By n2learning

The fluid master only turns after the supply nut...

The fluid master only turns after the supply nut is completey screwed on. If I need to force another quarter turn of the supply nut I have to grip the fluid master so it doesn't move.

I don't...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,091
Posted By n2learning

When the supply line is off, water is beading up...

When the supply line is off, water is beading up on the outside of the nut that is attached to the bottom of the tank. When the supply line is connected it appears water comes through the pipe and...
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Views: 2,091
Posted By n2learning

I did this, and yes it leaks when the supply line...

I did this, and yes it leaks when the supply line is removed. How could the washer go bad when this thing has only been used for two weeks?<rhetorical> I looked at the washer on the fluidmaster (when...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,091
Posted By n2learning

Do you think wrapping the threads with plumbers...

Do you think wrapping the threads with plumbers tape or plumbers dope would help?
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Views: 2,091
Posted By n2learning

The fill valve was already put together as one...

The fill valve was already put together as one unit. The threaded stem goes right into the hole at the bottom of the tank. I believe the washer on the fill valve was flat and not beveled (again that...
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Views: 2,091
Posted By n2learning

drip drip drip from toilet tank

I had to remove my toilet to replace the flange. When I put it back together there is a consistent slow drip at the plastic nut right on the bottom of the tank, not the supply line nut.

See the...
12-29-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By n2learning

Mike, Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I...

Mike,
Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
I plan on stick building because there are drain pipes and other obstructions not shown in the pictures, but your tips on working around supply lines can...
12-28-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By n2learning

Framing a basement bath...getting started.

Plumbing is roughed in. Concrete is poured level.
Next up is framing and I could use some guidance please.

What is the preferred way to frame the top plate around supply lines?
In the first...
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Views: 1,574
Posted By n2learning

Thanks everyone. Car is running smooth again. ...

Thanks everyone. Car is running smooth again.
It was a wheel bearing.

parts: $38.00
labor: $100.00 (my Unlce)
09-13-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 787
Posted By n2learning

float cement

Any tips on floating the cement in this image?
I'll be mixing quikrete plus some portland.

When should I saw down the floor drain pipe?

Do I need to be concerned about floating the cement up...
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Views: 1,574
Posted By n2learning

I had my car in the shop while I posted this...

I had my car in the shop while I posted this thread. They said my front passenger wheel bearing needs to be replaced.

Of course they wanted to charge over $500. I passed.

I did some research on...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,806
Posted By n2learning

water in passenger floor board

Vehicle: 1997 Mazda Protege

Problem: When it rains pretty heavy, water begins to seep into the passenger floor board. There was a huge puddle this morning.

Symptoms: The A/C doesn't work that...
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Views: 1,574
Posted By n2learning

97 Mazda Protege runs rough beyond 50 mph

I replaced the front brakes and rotors. Still runs rough, as in not smooth. Doesn't appear to be an engine problem.

Next, I had two brand new tires installed and balanced on the front. Same...
07-07-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By n2learning

Yes, it is dry and seepage free. The dip in the...

Yes, it is dry and seepage free. The dip in the floor is because of the floor drain. It's an old home, circa 1940.

After the pipe is in place then I will level the floor. There will be a step up...
07-07-10, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By n2learning

Basement bathroom floor

In the process of roughing in the plumbing for a basement bathroom. The existing slab is not level. It dips about 3" from the basement wet wall to what will be the bathroom wall with the door...
06-12-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,860
Posted By n2learning

Thanks Ray...I saw your post after I submitted...

Thanks Ray...I saw your post after I submitted the last one.
You answered my questions.
06-12-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,860
Posted By n2learning

I'll try the construction adhesive. The liquid...

I'll try the construction adhesive. The liquid nails didn't hold.

I must be doing something wrong with the Tapcon screws. I tried drilling a 3/16"x2-1/4", but the screw tip would never penetrate...
06-12-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,860
Posted By n2learning

how to mount 2x4 to cement wall?

Hello everyone,

What is the best way to secure this 2x4 to the cement wall?

Anchor screws, tap screws, other..etc...

If tap or anchor, do I need to remove the 2x4? Right now it's being held...
05-01-10, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,745
Posted By n2learning

We had a very heavy storm come through last night...

We had a very heavy storm come through last night and no leaks came through any of the windows!

The track piece that was blocking the weep holes should have been installed on top of the screen,...
04-26-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,745
Posted By n2learning

Not positive but I think those little metal loops...

Not positive but I think those little metal loops at the bottom of the screen are there so water can flow out beneath the screen.

If they weren't there then water could be trapped behind the...
04-26-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,745
Posted By n2learning

I may have found the problem. I removed a...

I may have found the problem.

I removed a strip of vinyl that the screen was resting on. Now I can see two rectangular 'weep holes'. I poured a cup of water in this area and I could see the water...
04-25-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,745
Posted By n2learning

Your're right, the caulk job is pretty pathetic...

Your're right, the caulk job is pretty pathetic on this window. Someone from a different site thinks that my windows were not flashed.

Do you know how I can tell if my windows were flashed?
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