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03-21-10, 11:57 AM
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Posted By gussy

Just tilting would be OK. This is a door to a...

Just tilting would be OK. This is a door to a bathroom that exits out to the patio so the blinds are rarely, if ever raised. It is nice to let the light in but I am not sure why they put a window...
03-21-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,290
Posted By gussy

Yeah, I know they are sealed but it looks like if...

Yeah, I know they are sealed but it looks like if the plastic molding on one side comes out then maybe the whole window unit slides out, after the caulking is cut.

I will have to haunt the guys...
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Views: 4,094
Posted By gussy

I think use of the deck should also be...

I think use of the deck should also be considered. we have a deck that is 3 feet away from our pool and we chose a composite because of the splinter issue with real wood. It is hotter than Hades...
03-20-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,290
Posted By gussy

half light door

I have an exterior door with a half light window in it. I want to replace that window with one that has built in blinds. Is that do-able or will I have to replace the whole door? I cannot tell the...
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By gussy

THANK YOU ALL I will be changing them out...

THANK YOU ALL

I will be changing them out this weekend. I know it will cost a pretty penny but cost alone worth it to not have to change these daggone things once or twice a year.
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By gussy

CFL question

I have closed outdoor lights on an office building and they have had regular bulbs in them. The problem is they burn out so darn fast. I assume part of the problem is that they are closed and heat...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By gussy

That would be uphill, but either way we have no...

That would be uphill, but either way we have no curb. We have no storm sewers, mildly rural area. Even the swale in the front yard is uphill from the house. We are on a slope for the whole yard, ...
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Views: 1,132
Posted By gussy

where to drain the gutters

we live in the south where it rains hard and fast and the ground is terrible. therefor any concentrated rain run off will erode the yard. the morons who built this house told the contractor to put...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,351
Posted By gussy

MikeTN, I think you answered my question. ...

MikeTN, I think you answered my question. Could he not use staggered seams if the beam is 2 2X12's and lag bolted together?
05-19-08, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By gussy

Thanks for the reply. This is an exterior wall...

Thanks for the reply. This is an exterior wall and it sounds like it is not a bad idea anyway since we have it exposed. I just know that the urine seeped to the sill plate and the wood smells of...
05-16-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By gussy

She is neutered. this is pee, good volume, no...

She is neutered. this is pee, good volume, no height to it at all. she is 17 yo and just started this a few years ago and only when really stressed. This is not the baseboard I am worried about,...
05-15-08, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By gussy

maybe a stupid idea

We are installing hardwood floors. the cat has peed in the corner of the room. We used a self leveling compound on the slab so it is kind of sealed. but the pee, I am sure, soaked thru to the sill...
Replies: 8
Views: 13,394
Posted By gussy

Moderators please delete if necessary. I am not...

Moderators please delete if necessary. I am not sure if we can use names or not but Black and Decker has an excellent book on deck building. I helps you calculate load and really was easy to follow. ...
Replies: 17
Views: 13,546
Posted By gussy

Delta is great as far as replacement. we were a...

Delta is great as far as replacement. we were a little disappointed in the store you mentioned with their lack of willingness to swap this out. My husband also worked retail for years with an auto...
Replies: 17
Views: 13,546
Posted By gussy

We have all the instructions. We did put the...

We have all the instructions. We did put the cartridge in without the strainer and put it in with the hot side as they indicated but we still just got cold water. I think it would take moving the...
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Views: 13,546
Posted By gussy

It was a Delta multi-something with Monitor on...

It was a Delta multi-something with Monitor on the estechuan. We dont have the box anymore. We did see the intructions for back to back installation which is what I think the plumber unknowingly did...
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Views: 13,546
Posted By gussy

update and question

We finally tackled this shower. There was no port for the tub ( thank God) but the cartridge needed replaced. We found a tiny piece of metal in the ?mixing valve? that we think caused the springs...
04-20-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By gussy

we plan on using porcelin tile, thought about...

we plan on using porcelin tile, thought about slate but decided we didnt want all the flaking problems. the slab does not currently have a soft joint. Would this be only with the ditra part or do...
04-17-08, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By gussy

All the cracks, three in total if I remember, run...

All the cracks, three in total if I remember, run in the same direction. Only one has any unlevelness (new word) to it and it is pretty minimal, not even sure if I could measure it but I do plan to...
04-16-08, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By gussy

ditra membrane question

so we had plan on installing porcelin tile on an outdoor covered patio. we get maybe 2 freezing days a year and that is only for a few hours. The patio and house have two or three long cracks in...
Replies: 17
Views: 13,546
Posted By gussy

Plumbing is not something we DIY unless it is the...

Plumbing is not something we DIY unless it is the final installation process but attaching to the main lines it out of our league and a very expensive lesson if we mess up. This shower has been a...
Replies: 17
Views: 13,546
Posted By gussy

Chandler, why do you say he has the shower coming...

Chandler, why do you say he has the shower coming from the tub outlet? This is a free standing shower. there is a tub in the room but separate from this. the shower head did not leak at first so I...
Replies: 17
Views: 13,546
Posted By gussy

hot and cold reversed

We had to replace the walls in a cultured marble shower. We had to have a plumber come in to replace the shower fixture. He seemed pretty second rate but the shower installer set it up. We...
03-10-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By gussy

thanks, your right

thanks for the info. We just stupidly flew into the blizzard in Ohio. I now remember why I left. Motivates me more to finish this patio so I can enjoy the outdoors more than 3 months out of the...
03-07-08, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By gussy

Our trade off for weather like that is...

Our trade off for weather like that is hurricanes. That is what is causing us to replace so many floors.

We had heard that about slate, but you can get porcelin that has color all thru in case...
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