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07-24-07, 04:16 PM
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Posted By bekka

Removing just part of exterior wood trim?

Had some minor termite damage at the bottom eight inches of a trim piece around the garage door. Took care of the #!&*#$(*! termites... now want to fix the trim!

My question is -- what saw/tool...
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Posted By bekka

Installing glass doors?

We want/need glass doors on our masonry fireplace. The chimney sweep wants $600 for the doors, plus labor. Home Depot stocks doors for $140 (yes, cheap no doubt but we don't need anything fancy, just...
08-13-03, 04:31 PM
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Views: 1,045
Posted By bekka

Thanks

Thanks, guys. Old Man, I like your approach and we may go there. Hubby now has decided to pull up the toilet to find out what's going on... then we'll know what's up with the flange.

In answer to...
08-11-03, 06:00 PM
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Posted By bekka

Question HELP! Underlayment to go on concrete?

Doing bathroom remodel for our 1951 slab house. Tore out all layers of vinyl floor tile down to slab... toilet is sitting on 1/2" concrete board, above the slab. (Don't know why and haven't removed...
08-07-03, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,769
Posted By bekka

Talking THANKS!

Thanks! Found the right product on the Ardex site... Do you know where you can buy it?

REALLY appreciate your help, thanks!
08-07-03, 01:55 PM
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Views: 1,769
Posted By bekka

Thanks but...

Thanks so much, Daniel! Appreciate the link and this stuff looks great to apply to the cement floor. However...

Our toilet flange is raised off the slab about 1/2" so we plan to lay down a plywood...
08-06-03, 10:15 AM
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Posted By bekka

HELP! Underlay on Cement Slab?

Doing a bathroom remodel and have taken out the old flooring down to the slab (50 years of layers of tile!). We want to install new vinyl floor. Question is... how do we attach plywood underlayment...
08-03-03, 06:56 PM
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Posted By bekka

Talking Thanks

Thanks. Hubby opted for renting a Hilti combi-hammer. Took two days of hard labor but... it is gone and the project is moving forward. Thanks for your thoughts.
07-31-03, 12:39 PM
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Posted By bekka

Question Concrete behind shower tile???

HELP! Hubby and I are removing leaky old standalone shower in our 1951 house and converting tub (next to it) to combo shower/tub (i.e. switching shower head to other side of wall). Plan is to convert...
06-30-03, 02:08 PM
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Views: 538
Posted By bekka

Help Finding/Naming Part...

Hubby and I are installing a new brass bathroom sink faucet to replace existing one. Faucet is easy. However, the sink also needs a new drain... what I mean is, the brass ring on the INSIDE of the...
06-17-03, 11:48 AM
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Views: 1,018
Posted By bekka

Talking THANKS!

Our water heater is in the garage so guess we'll put off replacing it until it dies.

Thanks so much for your advice!
06-13-03, 02:04 PM
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Views: 1,018
Posted By bekka

Question Replace Water Heater?

We are going to do a copper repipe of our home soon and are debating whether to replace our Reliance 501 gas water heater at the same time. It was made in 8/95 but so far runs fine for us (in this...
05-25-03, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,854
Posted By bekka

Thanks!

I have the shiny, 4x4 kitchen tiles with a very narrow grout joint between (barely more than 1/8"). So it sounds like the unsanded is the way to go, huh? And I will take it down a little deeper than...
05-25-03, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,782
Posted By bekka

Thanks!

Thanks, Mike! Appreciate the info. But...

My question was more on the specifics of the shower pan and capping the drain. Capping the drain sounds really straightforward. So I guess I'm wondering...
05-23-03, 09:17 PM
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Posted By bekka

Filling/Getting Rid of Old Shower Drain

Hubby and I hope to remove an existing freestanding shower, convert the tub next to it to a combo shower/tub and then convert the shower to a closet (existing shower is disgusting/beyond help and we...
05-23-03, 09:13 PM
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Views: 8,854
Posted By bekka

Which grout for kitchen counters?

Yes, another "Which grout?" question... sorry, but I've seen so many suggestions and varieties discussed online I am still unsure what I need.

I am regrouting my ceramic tile kitchen countertops...
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Posted By bekka

Question Round brick planter?

I am toying with the idea of building a round brick planter around a grown tree on my front lawn. I would plan to build bricks in a circle around the tree 1-2 feet high, then fill with dirt and...
04-01-03, 07:38 AM
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Views: 2,382
Posted By bekka

Question Our stove is possessed!

Help! Our Whirlpool Supercapacity 465 gas stove/oven has taken on a life of its own. All of a sudden when we're in another room or doing nothing near it, the auto ignition will start clicking on its...
11-23-02, 10:02 AM
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Views: 1,551
Posted By bekka

Thanks

Thanks... at least I have some clue about whether/when to get into this now!!!!
11-05-02, 03:37 PM
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Views: 1,551
Posted By bekka

Combine shower/bath from separate

We have an old separate shower unit next to a full bathtub. I'd like to rip out the shower unit to make it a closet and convert the bathtub to a combo shower/tub. FYI, the tub is tiled 2-3 feet high...
10-31-02, 02:10 PM
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Views: 2,277
Posted By bekka

Thanks...

Thanks. We just replaced the bulb, so that isn't the problem. And no, it isn't cycling on/off, just not coming on each night regularly. So I think the photosensor is probably the problem. I will play...
10-30-02, 04:37 PM
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Views: 2,277
Posted By bekka

Temperamental Mercury Vapor Light

In July we installed a dusk-to-dawn mercury vapor light (100w) on the outside of our home, high up in a roof peak. It works great but, well, erratically.

It will be on several nights, then...
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Views: 1,258
Posted By bekka

Thumbs up Thanks again!

Thanks again... wow, good info.

You've scared me properly and I am now considering hiring a pro to do it. The idea of getting nailed by a flying spring at very fast speeds is NOT appealing! (Not...
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Views: 1,258
Posted By bekka

Thanks...

Thanks a lot! So it sounds like any 1/2 hp opener should do it. I think your balance issue thing makes a lot of sense. When we bought the house and the inspector tried the opener, it worked but the...
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Views: 1,258
Posted By bekka

Question Help! Need garage door opener for heavy door

We have a very old nonfunctional garage door opener that was already installed when we bought our house (an ancient Genie). We want to replace it with a new opener.

However, we don't have the...
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