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Manden, are you suggesting cans betweent the...

Manden, are you suggesting cans betweent the collar ties? That is an interesting idea, not sure how much space is in between them. Might only be 3 1/2".

Don
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Dane, Yes the ridge has a chase with conduit...

Dane,
Yes the ridge has a chase with conduit inside. Conduit source is in the attic not visible in the photos. When first planning this project I thought about placing hanging/pendant lights on...
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Posted By dmestan

Pete - yes the collar ties are just 2 2x6 on...

Pete - yes the collar ties are just 2 2x6 on either side of the roof beams (not visible - hidden by the T&G cedar).
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Posted By dmestan

Lighting for sunroom

Hi all,
We have a 14x14 sun room with vaulted ceiling. It gets plenty of light during the day but at night all we have is a light kit on ceiling fan. We'd like additional lighting for reading and...
11-30-10, 06:26 PM
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Posted By dmestan

I'll try laying it down to se if it flattens out....

I'll try laying it down to se if it flattens out. If not I'll dump it and get the hardiebacker. Probably can't return it - I've had this stuff in the garage for 5 years.
11-30-10, 03:23 PM
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Posted By dmestan

Thanks for the replies. Yeah, I think that I may...

Thanks for the replies. Yeah, I think that I may have issues with the thinset squeezing out as I force the board down.

Since I'm buying new, would I be better of with hardiebacker rather than...
11-29-10, 07:41 PM
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Posted By dmestan

Warped backer board

Hi,
I'm installing porcelain floor tile in a small bathroom. I have some 1/4" CBU left over from a project from several years ago that has been stored upright in the garage. The weight of other...
11-22-10, 04:37 PM
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Posted By dmestan

Tub/shower tile

Hi,
I'm, remodeling a small bathroom (7x8) and have some questions regarding the tile to use for the tub surround:
1) What is the most common size/trend for wall tile - 6", 12", or some pattern...
10-26-10, 11:38 AM
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Posted By dmestan

Toilet flange

I'm in the process of a bathroom remodel. The toilet flange is cast iron, I'm guessing original from mid 60's. I notice some rust on the flange but it appears to be solid. Anything I need to be...
08-25-08, 08:01 PM
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Posted By dmestan

Insulating garage ceiling

While doing some work in the garage I discovered that the ceiling is not insulated and there is a finished room above. I've ripped out the drywall from the ceiling and I'm ready to insulate. The...
05-21-07, 11:51 AM
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Posted By dmestan

Anyone?

Does anyone have comments/suggestions here? My questions are related to the design of the bathroom, not how-to questions. This is the reason I initially posted on the design forum, but it got moved...
05-12-07, 09:05 PM
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Posted By dmestan

master bath design

I'd like to remodel our master bath and have many questions regarding the design and materials. The last time it was remodeled was in the late 80's.

The room is long and narrow. As you walk in...
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Posted By dmestan

Well, the last time I tried it did not even start...

Well, the last time I tried it did not even start for the few seconds - turns but doesn't fire. So I had the service center come to tow it. Before they took it I tried one more time, same thing. ...
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Posted By dmestan

98 Grand Prix GTP won't start

70,000 miles, never had a problem. I was out this morning, started and ran just fine. Got back in a few hours later to go out, when I turned the key my hand slipped (guess I didn't hold it long...
04-02-07, 09:46 AM
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Posted By dmestan

I'm in the same boat - getting ready to paing...

I'm in the same boat - getting ready to paing some new bookcases.

From what I've read the best solution is oil based paint, which I do not want to use. For a latex based solution, I've seen the...
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Posted By dmestan

One more question before I start the project this...

One more question before I start the project this weekend -

The shelves (adjustable) will be about 41" wide. I was planning on adding a 1x2 poplar nosing to prevent sagging. At this length,...
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Posted By dmestan

Yeah, I have a HF store near me, but I'm a little...

Yeah, I have a HF store near me, but I'm a little cautious of the quality I'll get. Seems that the $20 nailer does not have depth adjustment and you need to use an allen wrench to open it for...
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Posted By dmestan

Thanks again XSleeper. So 18ga brads are good...

Thanks again XSleeper. So 18ga brads are good enough for the box? Are brads also suitable for misc trim work? (I want to get some use out of it after the bookcase project if done.) I was thinking...
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Posted By dmestan

using biscuits

I bought a cheapo biscuit cutter from HF tools, wondering if I got what I paid for. I've never worked with biscuits before, but the biscuits are pretty sloopy in the kerf the cutter made. Should...
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Posted By dmestan

Thanks guys. So you recommend gluing the face...

Thanks guys. So you recommend gluing the face frames to the box? I was just going to nail w/o glue.

For the ply boxes, glue and 1 1/2 brads are OK? I was also thinking of a few screws since I...
03-18-07, 07:09 PM
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Posted By dmestan

Standard height would be 42" with a 30" stool. ...

Standard height would be 42" with a 30" stool. You could go 36" (same as normal countertop height) with a 24" stool.
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Posted By dmestan

Brads or finish nails for building bookshelves?

I'm going to build some cabinets/bookshelves. Boxes will be 3/4" birch ply, face frames, etc will be 1x poplar. I want to purchase an air nailer for nailing the boxes together, attaching the face...
09-25-06, 06:03 PM
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Posted By dmestan

Gas valve for dryer

I just ran some gas pipe for the dryer in a new laundry room. I've read a few posts and it seems to be code that a valve exists in the room. I currently have a valve on the line accessible from the...
09-06-06, 11:48 AM
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Posted By dmestan

Yep, I already have a single lever shutoff. I'll...

Yep, I already have a single lever shutoff. I'll pick up a drain pan too. Thanks for your reply.

don
09-06-06, 09:10 AM
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Posted By dmestan

there is a vent

I ended up tearing the wall apart some more and did in fact find a 1 1/2" vent pipe that was cut off and capped near the ceiling.

Now, my plan is to run the washing machine drain (2") into a wye,...
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