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05-05-20, 02:51 PM
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Posted By sterracina

Thanks for the quick responses. To answer...

Thanks for the quick responses. To answer marksr, I was just thinking the zinc coated toggle bolts that you find everywhere were for indoors. Home Depot's site labels them as "interior". I'll look...
05-05-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By sterracina

Needing Exterior Toggle Bolt

I need to attach a bracket to sheet metal with a toggle-type bolt. This is an outside project and I'm not finding any toggle bolts that will work outside. Can someone point me to something that may...
03-21-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By sterracina

Removing Tile From Sheetrock

I'm not seeing a way to remove 12 inch tiles from sheetrock without completely destroying the sheetrock. I'm using a Trim Puller which is a pretty good tool, but at this rate, I may as well just cut...
03-20-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By sterracina

An Update

I have an update. There was no need to have shutoff valves. I got everything off but one washer and it's not coming off without a torch underneath the skirt. It's looks like it's screwed on, but it's...
03-20-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By sterracina

I cut into the skirt and all the piping is hard...

I cut into the skirt and all the piping is hard copper with no shutoff valves. Since this will be a multi-day project, can't I just unscrew the bolts inside the skirt that are holding the valves in...
03-18-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By sterracina

Thanks for the replies. The tiles do extend...

Thanks for the replies. The tiles do extend under the lip of the tub by about inch. I feel sure that they are in a mud base; else the weight of the tub would pop one end of the tiles up.

There...
03-18-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By sterracina

Need Pointers on replacing tiles surrounding tub (w/ picture)

Id like to get pointers on how to replace the tile around my tub. Do I just bust it out with a hammer? Im assuming Ill need to lift the tub a few inches to retile around it. Is that correct? How...
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By sterracina

I'm no expert, but I think you're hitting a...

I'm no expert, but I think you're hitting a cinder block. I had the same situation when I hung my 55 inch TV above the fireplace. What I ended up doing was attaching a 1 by 6 horizontally to the...
08-12-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By sterracina

The date on one of the batteries is 2003. I...

The date on one of the batteries is 2003. I imagine those batteries are "dead as a doornail".
06-02-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,626
Posted By sterracina

The search sold history appears to only go back...

The search sold history appears to only go back about 90 days, so no Peachtree PT08 hinges have sold in the past 90 days and none are listed for sell. I've got 3, but wouldn't have a clue what to...
06-01-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,626
Posted By sterracina

Wow... that looks like it. My hinge measures 3...

Wow... that looks like it. My hinge measures 3 11/16 inches across (not 3 3/4). I think we'll just paint them. Thanks for your help. By the way, I looked on eBay just to see what they would be...
05-31-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,626
Posted By sterracina

Help Finding Replacement Exterior Door Hinges (with pictures)

The door between my kitchen and the garage has 4 inch brass hinges that Im wanting to replace. The hinge that attaches to the door frame is a little wider than the hinge that attaches to the door....
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Views: 262
Posted By sterracina

Thanks for your help. Everything seems to be...

Thanks for your help. Everything seems to be working!!
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Views: 262
Posted By sterracina

Thanks for the quick response. As I started to...

Thanks for the quick response. As I started to implement the suggestion, I saw that the "white" wire was really black coming out of the wall. It was just hit with paint when the house was being...
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By sterracina

Wiring Replacement Fan (with pictures)

I'm replacing an old Hunter fan that did not have a light kit attached to it with a Casablanca (model 59431) fan. The remote controls are built into the wall plate. The new fan does have a light kit....
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By sterracina

SW Coupons

SW currently has a 30% off coupon. The current coupon expires 3/30/19, but they put them out quite often. You can probably just mention it to the store clerk and they will give it to you.
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By sterracina

Rusting Metal Louvers

We are about to paint the exterior of our house and I was wondering if there is anything that I can spray on a metal louver to stop or slow down the rusting. I'm just trying to preserve the new...
03-01-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By sterracina

Thanks for all the tips, especially the scoring...

Thanks for all the tips, especially the scoring tip. I also used a micro pinner to attach a 1/4 inch straight edge.
02-28-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By sterracina

Needing a attach a straight edge (with picture)

I need to cut about an inch off the bottom of my cabinets so a new refrigerator will fit underneath it. Thankfully the cabinets have about a 3 overhang so this shouldnt be too difficult. Is there...
07-01-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By sterracina

Thanks. That was my initial thought but I didn't...

Thanks. That was my initial thought but I didn't want to take any chances.
07-01-16, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By sterracina

Replacement dimmer switch wiring question

I'm replacing a 1988 Leviton push button dimmer switch with new Lutron dimmer switch. The old switch has 2 black wires going into the same hole. It is not a 3-way switch. When I replace the...
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Views: 1,051
Posted By sterracina

Thanks for the reply. The hole is in the...

Thanks for the reply. The hole is in the foundation so no reasonable way to raise it. I haven't seen the vent you have pictured in a 6 inch size. I'll keep looking.

Thanks,
Sam
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Views: 1,051
Posted By sterracina

Outside Periscope Vent for Range Exhaust

I'm trying to raise my range exhaust vent a few inches so we can enlarge the concrete patio. The exhaust hole is about 6 inches wide. A simple solution would be a periscope vent but I haven't seen...
01-28-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By sterracina

I should have clarified. I used Custom Building...

I should have clarified. I used Custom Building Products FlexBond 50 lb. Gray Fortified Thin-Set Mortar to put the tile down on front porch and front walkway. When I was shopping for grout over the...
01-27-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By sterracina

Using Mortar Mix in Place of Grout Outdoors

My Home Depot contact told me that I can use grout for exterior tile that is exposed to the elements (not covered), but that mortar mix would hold up better. I'm using Marazzi Glazed Porcelain Floor...
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