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01-14-15, 07:56 AM
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Posted By myke232

The backing is actually plaster...

The backing is actually plaster...
01-13-15, 12:24 PM
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Posted By myke232

What adhesive needed to reattach shower wall tiles

I only have about 15-20 4x4 tiles to put back on.

Is this the correct stuff?

Tile Repair Mortar...
01-13-15, 07:35 AM
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Posted By myke232

I'm having trouble finding the exact grout I...

I'm having trouble finding the exact grout I should use. When I look on home depot I can't even find bathroom wall tile grout on there...
01-12-15, 05:08 PM
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Posted By myke232

Great, thanks for all of the tips! So the...

Great, thanks for all of the tips!

So the large wall you do in 2 sections? About how long should each section take would you say?

Also, after grouting is the grout sealer or caulking done next?
01-12-15, 12:15 PM
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Posted By myke232

Hey thanks a lot for all of the tips, it's much...

Hey thanks a lot for all of the tips, it's much appreciated!

I'll probably do one more quick round of grout removal before re-grouting, but just fairly minimally.

I was planning on caulking...
01-12-15, 08:57 AM
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Posted By myke232

Grout and Caulk questions - with pics...

Questions:

1) Have I removed enough of the old grout, to allow proper adhesion for the new grout? In the pics where you can see some grout still in there, I have taken it out in those spots, so...
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Posted By myke232

Well, when I do it properly in the spring I plan...

Well, when I do it properly in the spring I plan to cut out the rotted part by making a square cut, possibly using some wood hardener and filler in the open areas, then putting in new pieces of wood,...
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Posted By myke232

Here is a pic of the window: 43285

Here is a pic of the window:
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Posted By myke232

I was thinking something like that too, but not...

I was thinking something like that too, but not sure if it's doable, as I may not have the time the one day it hits 45...

Cool, maybe I can just it all in with that to keep the water out for the...
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Posted By myke232

Cool, i will definitely post some pics...

Cool, i will definitely post some pics...
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Posted By myke232

Cool, I will look into that... thanks man!

Cool, I will look into that... thanks man!
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Posted By myke232

Thanks man. So no spray foam... somehow covering...

Thanks man. So no spray foam... somehow covering it with plastic probably wouldn't work either as it probably wouldn't seal 100%...
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Posted By myke232

Hey chandler... thanks for the tips. (I haven't...

Hey chandler... thanks for the tips. (I haven't figured out how to quote replies on this forum).

I was just thinking, would spray foam work to seal it up until spring? I would think I would be...
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Posted By myke232

Also, I can't replace the sill properly now...

Also, I can't replace the sill properly now because it's too cold to prime, paint, and caulk everything...
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Posted By myke232

Thanks for the reply. But isn't it too cold for...

Thanks for the reply. But isn't it too cold for that to dry properly? It's in the 20's and night and 30's during the day here. I think it has to be warmer than that for it to dry? Also, would I be...
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Posted By myke232

Rotted window sill question...

I have a rotted window sill where about 20% of it is all rotted away in one corner; part of the bottom of the side trim is rotted as well.

How can I cover them up, or temporarily fix them to get...
08-23-09, 07:59 AM
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Posted By myke232

Yeah, I agree; they are pretty cool. That...

Yeah, I agree; they are pretty cool. That adjustment is going to make things so much easier when I repair and prep the wall...
08-22-09, 04:20 PM
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Posted By myke232

Ok, I cut bigger holes, installed new outlet...

Ok, I cut bigger holes, installed new outlet boxes, and re-wired everything... pics below...

1st one:

Plenty of sheathing inside box:...
08-21-09, 09:47 AM
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Posted By myke232

Thank you for your input!

Thank you for your input!
08-21-09, 07:25 AM
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Posted By myke232

Thanks guys. Ok, I bought a couple of those....

Thanks guys. Ok, I bought a couple of those. Interestingly though, I am still being told by some that pigtailing and running only one wire to the outlet is the best method to employ; better than...
08-20-09, 04:09 PM
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Posted By myke232

Interesting, thank you. I will definitely fix...

Interesting, thank you. I will definitely fix this then.

I believe that box is 18 cu in. (wire is #14). This backwired receptacle you mention; so there are 4 screws per side?
08-20-09, 03:22 PM
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Posted By myke232

does sheathing have to be inside outlet box?

I have a receptacle that has 3 sets of white, black, and ground wires running to/from it. I pigtailed the 3 white together, the 3 black together, and the 3 grounds together and ran a 4th...
08-19-09, 11:29 AM
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Posted By myke232

thanks a lot for your help! for the larger...

thanks a lot for your help!

for the larger one:
- i obviously need to cut the hole to a square first correct?

for the smaller:
- so, first fill the hole/area with compound, then put on the...
08-19-09, 10:14 AM
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Posted By myke232

drywall repair next to an outlet - advice needed...

I need to repair some drywall next to an outlet (see pics) and am trying to find the best solution. Possible ways I am thinking about doing it are:

- One of those mesh patches with the aluminum....
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