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Forum: Water Heaters
02-28-12, 06:12 AM
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Posted By rgcchun

Thanks for the reply. I had the installer look...

Thanks for the reply. I had the installer look at it and he agreed with me that the noise was originating from the exhaust pipe. It is supported by a number of J-hooks, but because the basement has...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-27-12, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,055
Posted By rgcchun

Knocking/clicking when gas water heater cycles on

Everytime the new power vented gas water heater cycles on, there is a knocking/clicking sound that comes up every four seconds or so which appears to be comingfrom the 3" PVC exhaust pipe from the...
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Views: 980
Posted By rgcchun

shower jet stopped working

I have a Moen vertical spa with four body sprays. One of the sprays has stopped working and I don't know why. At first, it was gradual and I thought it was just mineral deposits (I have a well),...
08-29-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By rgcchun

Solar-powered attic fan

I am planning on installing two solar-powered attic fans (each will handle 1200 sq/ft) and was interested in whether people have had any good/bad experience with these. I am looking at these because...
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Views: 7,661
Posted By rgcchun

How much psi do I need to get painted deck back to bare wood

I am planning to pressure wash my deck and hope to get down close to the bare wood so I can restain/paint it. How much PSI do I need to accomplish this?
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Views: 892
Posted By rgcchun

How much psi do I need to get painted deck back to bare wood

I am planning to pressure wash my deck and hope to get down close to the bare wood so I can restain it. How much PSI do I need to accomplish this?
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By rgcchun

Pressure gauge for well

Could anyone provide instructions on how to change the pressure gauge for my well?:)
03-16-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,125
Posted By rgcchun

Yes I will be painting the trim white. I still...

Yes I will be painting the trim white. I still am in the process of filling the nail holes with carpenter's putty, sanding it and touching up those areas. After framing, drywalling, running wire,...
03-16-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,125
Posted By rgcchun

Is caulking around base trim and casing necessary?

Just finished putting base molding and casing around windows in my basement. There are a few places where the walls are not plumb or completely square so I have to caulk. Is it necessary to caulk...
02-20-09, 04:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 28,279
Posted By rgcchun

I understand what the potential problems are, but...

I understand what the potential problems are, but what keeps moisture, mold, etc. from developing if you don't have a pad? How about a pad with a vapor barrier and mold resistant chemical built in...
02-19-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 28,279
Posted By rgcchun

Why no padding? I live in South Central...

Why no padding? I live in South Central Wisconsin and everyone with a finished basement and so-called reputable carpet stores all advise laying down padding. Some recommend putting down padding...
Replies: 5
Views: 5,389
Posted By rgcchun

I plan on painting the caps white. Maybe I...

I plan on painting the caps white. Maybe I phrased it wrong, but I need a way to connect pieces together to go the full length. I was thinking of using a biscuit joiner. Would this work?
Replies: 5
Views: 5,389
Posted By rgcchun

Question Half wall cap

I am finishing my basement and thought I would put wall caps(shelf boards) on top of the knee walls I have. Two of the walls are approx. 20' long and the aspen wood I am using only goes up to 12'...
02-13-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,167
Posted By rgcchun

Caulking tile shower

I have a tile shower where I have had to recaulk perimeter of the seams where the walls meet the floor and also the floor drain. I let it dry for a couple of days and have used denaturalized alcohol...
02-11-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By rgcchun

I bought the Warm Tiles brand. It is not the mat...

I bought the Warm Tiles brand. It is not the mat because I needed flexibility due to the odd shape/size of the bathroom. Basically, you attach three metal strips to the floor and run the wire in...
02-11-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By rgcchun

Under floor heating

Thinking about laying electrical under floor heating in my basement bathroom prior to laying the tile. Bought the kit and thermostat, but heard it takes a while (up to 90 minutes) for it to heat up...
01-25-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By rgcchun

What's wrong with the pre-mixed stuff? I've used...

What's wrong with the pre-mixed stuff? I've used thinset for smaller projects with no problems.
01-25-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By rgcchun

To seal or not to seal

I've seen the question asked, but not answered. I am tiling a basement bathroom floor and heard from some to prep the concrete floor with a waterproofing product like Redgard. Is this necessary or...
11-11-08, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 31,394
Posted By rgcchun

What about the carpet tack strip?

I like the idea of using the strips of plywood as spacers. But, the question I have is if I do this, how do the carpet guys install the tack strip?
11-11-08, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,068
Posted By rgcchun

Carpet tack strip in basement

I am finishing off my basement and was told to put the base molding down prior to having the carpet installed. If I do this, how do the carpet guys install the tack strip? Should I have the carpet...
11-10-08, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 31,394
Posted By rgcchun

What comes first: carpet or baseboard molding?

Quick question. I am finishing off my basement and have come to the point where I need to know if I install the base molding first or have the carpet installed and then do the molding?
11-06-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,329
Posted By rgcchun

Hardibacker board

I am using the fiberglass mesh tape recommended to finish off the seams and corners of the Hardibacker board I installed in my shower/tub area. The tape has a adhesive backing and did not come with...
10-30-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,835
Posted By rgcchun

There is a tub and the three walls are backed by...

There is a tub and the three walls are backed by the Hardibacker board. I read the instructions that came with the board along with those on their website and there was no mention of putting up a...
10-30-08, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,495
Posted By rgcchun

Capping off half walls in basement

Everyone,

I am finishing off my basement and have half walls that need to have a cap put on. What type of material should I use? Could someone provide the steps to install it. There is drywall...
10-30-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,835
Posted By rgcchun

Hardibacker board

Everyone,

Just installed 1/2 inch Hardibacker board in the shower surround area. I plan on putting cultured marble slabs for the shower walls. Is there a need to apply a coat of thinset in the...
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