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If you have little or no water when opening the...

If you have little or no water when opening the valves, that is the source of the problem. If they are old gate valves you should probably replace them with new ball valves. It is not unusual for...
04-25-07, 05:01 PM
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I've never had one that didn't eventually succumb...

I've never had one that didn't eventually succumb to a large enough wrench. Of course with limited swing room, there is a limit to the size you can get under the sink. If all else fails, there is...
04-25-07, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Rockpro

It seems likey that the circuit in question may...

It seems likey that the circuit in question may be on a standard breaker. Check all breakers to be sure one isn't tripped. You want to identify the breaker that controls these gfci outlets. If the...
04-25-07, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Rockpro

If you are a little uncomfortable with the...

If you are a little uncomfortable with the sweating, try attaching compression valves. You can turn off the water and unscrew the valve when you install the cabinet. The nut will pass easily...
04-24-07, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Rockpro

That rook looks interesting but I think OP...

That rook looks interesting but I think OP doesn't want to use a jackhammer to drive those OZ-POSTS into her driveway!

Considering that a 4" post base has so little area, it may be difficult to...
04-24-07, 05:08 AM
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Posted By Rockpro

Add up the dimensions of the block, add the width...

Add up the dimensions of the block, add the width of the joints (typically about 1/2" each), add the height of track if you are using it and determine how you are going to finish the top. Sometimes...
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Posted By Rockpro

Have you tried to reprogram the opener? With...

Have you tried to reprogram the opener? With most openers, there is a button on the back of the unit. Depress the remote while holding the learn button. The light on the unit should flash...
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Posted By Rockpro

I had the same issue with my aquarium light and I...

I had the same issue with my aquarium light and I solved it by eliminating the switch and wiring the fixture directly to the power cord. I plugged into a strip that had a separate switch for each of...
04-23-07, 04:11 AM
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Posted By Rockpro

Latex and polymer modified thinset mortars...

Latex and polymer modified thinset mortars contain additives that provide the necessary bond and flexibility to permit many different types of tile to be directly adhered to plywood. The expansion...
04-21-07, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Rockpro

Short of hiring a surveyor, there is no way a...

Short of hiring a surveyor, there is no way a layman can get the accuracy required to find a property line in these conditions. You can, however, get an approximate line. You will need to borrow or...
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I haven't seen one of these since the house I was...

I haven't seen one of these since the house I was brought up in. That was a 1950 house in the Bronx. Anyway, I have never removed one but Iwould think if you are removing the tub, the drain unit...
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Thanks for the replies, guys (you have to love a...

Thanks for the replies, guys (you have to love a rhyme on a beautiful spring day). I haven't heard back from Lightolier on this matter but I will pursue it. Let you know if I hear anything.
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Posted By Rockpro

Naturally, the suggestion to locate the joists...

Naturally, the suggestion to locate the joists implied that any obstructions would be marked on the ceiling plan.
04-20-07, 03:42 PM
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You can glue a pvc closet flange directly to the...

You can glue a pvc closet flange directly to the pipe. I like to place it on top of the tile but it would not necessarily be wrong to have it on top of the concrete. Either way, it should be bolted...
04-20-07, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Rockpro

I'd love to meet the guys that made this one up. ...

I'd love to meet the guys that made this one up. I've been doing this for over thirty years and I can't figure it out either. The water comes out of the valve at the same rate whether it is a tub...
04-20-07, 03:23 PM
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Posted By Rockpro

If, or course, the waste lines are under the slab...

If, or course, the waste lines are under the slab (sorry, larry)
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Posted By Rockpro

thanks for the suggestion. I wish there were a...

thanks for the suggestion. I wish there were a chart of the heat equivalencies of cfl vs. incandescent.
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Posted By Rockpro

If you are determined to get this as close to...

If you are determined to get this as close to perfect as possible, the best thing to do is plan it out. Draw a reflected ceiling plan of the ceiling in scale including the exact positioning of the...
04-19-07, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Rockpro

It isn't the span of the trusses that are the...

It isn't the span of the trusses that are the problem. They can handle the load with acceptable deflection on that span. The plywood, however, will have excessive deflection over the 2' span. ...
04-19-07, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Rockpro

I think it is a bit unusual to find recurring...

I think it is a bit unusual to find recurring nailpops in a house that is 45 years old. If this were my house I would consider contacting a local structural engineer to examine the bearing...
04-19-07, 02:06 PM
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Posted By Rockpro

I don't know the configuration of the pipes and...

I don't know the configuration of the pipes and yes, you could use the r13 but it would annoying to attach it. I guess you could wrap it with duct tape or something else but if you are insulating...
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Posted By Rockpro

CFL in Tub ceiling light

I usually use Lightolier insulated cans for recessed lighting in insulated ceilings. The 1100 series has a restriction of 40 watts in the closed shower baffle. It is clearly limited due to...
04-19-07, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Rockpro

If the framing is 2x4 then use R13 - 2x6 use R19....

If the framing is 2x4 then use R13 - 2x6 use R19. Might as well get kraft faced. If you attach the insulation properly you don't need any additional vapor barrier. Go ahead and insulate around...
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Posted By Rockpro

If you can furnish more details about the problem...

If you can furnish more details about the problem we may be able to help you.
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Posted By Rockpro

You may be able to purchase a set of crown stops...

You may be able to purchase a set of crown stops for your saw. They run about $30 and I use mine constantly.
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