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Thanks for your help, Mike!

Thanks for your help, Mike!
08-06-14, 09:24 AM
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Next question: I'm using 1/2" copper for the tub...

Next question: I'm using 1/2" copper for the tub spout drop from the mixing valve. The valve has a 1/2" threaded fitting, but you can also sweat a 1/2" copper pipe directly inside the valve...
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I was able to screw the flange down, and reduced...

I was able to screw the flange down, and reduced the gap from the bottom of the flange to the subfloor to about 1/2", which is about what I'll need. I may need to drop it a little lower to make the...
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Original floor was the 3/4" plank flooring, which...

Original floor was the 3/4" plank flooring, which is still there, followed by 3/4" plywood, followed by 1/4" cement board, followed by tile. There was a big transition from the hardwood in the...
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I haven't tried that, but I will. The basement...

I haven't tried that, but I will. The basement ceiling below is finished, so no easy access from below. Ive' been trying to avoid making holes in that ceiling, if possible. I'll post back once...
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Toilet Flange above finished floor

I know there are a number of threads on this topic already, and I've viewed a bunch of them, but my head is starting to swim. I'm re-doing my bathroom, and took the floor all the way down to the...
08-03-14, 08:40 AM
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Thanks guys. Got some shark bite fittings and so...

Thanks guys. Got some shark bite fittings and so far am impressed with ease of installation over other methods.

Good stuff!
07-30-14, 09:18 AM
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CPVC and Sharkbite

Back in 2006 I re-plumbed almost the entire house with CPVC, replacing the old copper that had become pin-hole city. I haven't done much plumbing since then, but am getting ready to re-do a bathroom...
10-16-12, 03:53 PM
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Posted By claassen

drywall finishing in the kitchen

When replacing the drywall in a kitchen remodel, is it common to mud/tape all joints/screws, or just the areas that won't be covered by cabinets? Is there an advantage to finishing the whole thing,...
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Thanks guys. That helps!

Thanks guys. That helps!
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Wood species resembling Beech

My wife recenty ordered new cabinets for the kitchen (STICKER SHOCK!) in Beech wood. I"m going to be installing a new pocket door, and also new trim around the kitchen and wood like a similar look,...
09-14-12, 03:44 PM
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If I understand right, you're both talking about...

If I understand right, you're both talking about cutting the LVL beam into the joists, rather than placing above, or below, right?
I had actually thought of this, but wasn't sure that was a DIY...
09-14-12, 10:21 AM
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Just a quick update. Below is a link to a...

Just a quick update. Below is a link to a photobucket album. There are eight (8) pictures of the layout with various notes. I can't figure out how to reorder them, so looking at them in sequence...
09-13-12, 04:18 PM
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Question Load bearing wall removal

As part of a pending kitchen remodel, I want to remove a 7' section of wall, that is load bearing. The 2x6 ceiling joists run perpendicular to the wall, and splice directly over the wall. The...
07-23-12, 08:39 AM
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Posted By claassen

New Kitchen Cabinets

After a couple of year project hiatus (which has been nice, but my fingers are itching to get back into something BIG), my wife and I are getting ready to tackle our 1950's kitchen.
We've started...
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Tambour Door Stops

I just completed and installed an entertainment center/bookshelf unit that has several bays for A/V equipment approximately 18" wide by 8" high. These bays have small tambour doors that can be...
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I'll see if I can find some nylon to use. I also...

I'll see if I can find some nylon to use. I also just ran across "Slip-It Sliding Compound". Have you ever used this stuff? Just wondering if it would help door slide easier.

Slip-It Sliding...
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Friction is something I also hadn't thought of. ...

Friction is something I also hadn't thought of. I was planning on simply routing the bottom track into the top of the lower cabinet. Are there tricks, or ideas for minimizing friction in this case?...
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Change of Plan...

Change of Plan

I started to worry about the weight of this tambour door, and my kids fingers that may get pinched, broken, or flat out cut off if this door comes slamming down on them...

I'm...
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I had just planned to use a wood groove. You...

I had just planned to use a wood groove. You think that will be a problem?
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I plan on using oak slats, and there is plenty of...

I plan on using oak slats, and there is plenty of room down the back side of the cabinet for the door to roll back, and still leave room for incoming cables.

If I go 11/16, or 3/4" thick slats, do...
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Tambour Door for wide opening

I'm building a built-in entertainment center / bookshelf unit, and my wife wants the TV space to be able to be closed off. I've ruled out using a sliding pocket door system, due to the depth of the...
08-26-09, 10:24 AM
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Posted By claassen

Hardie Lap Siding paint methods

I've put the new hardie siding on the house, caulked it, and am just about ready to paint it. Thanks to all who have responded to my many questions to help me with this process.

I was thinking...
08-11-09, 09:12 AM
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Posted By claassen

OSI Quad caulk tooling

I bought a bunch of OSI Quad caulking at Home Depot to caulk the joints on my hardi-reside project. I noticed that it says that "tooling is not necessary or recommended." I know many people who...
07-28-09, 08:20 AM
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Posted By claassen

Flashing under Hardi butt joints

Working on a re-side of my house with Hardi lap siding. I know a lot of guys use scrap tyvek to flash under their butt joints, but I didn't have to wrap the house, so don't have any tyvek to use. ...
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