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01-24-19, 10:41 AM
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Thanks everybody. Im just going to leave the...

Thanks everybody. Im just going to leave the small broken chipped out piece and move on with the glue.

BTW, Ron53! Awesome advice about heating up the PVC pipe for an easier chip-free cut. I...
01-21-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By tonic

Ratcheting cutter created small non-square break in PVC pipe? Still ok to glue?

I am working on a PVC vent line. I had a very tight space to accomplish a decent cut in a PVC pipe to glue in a PVC fitting. I messed up slightly. The ratcheting cutter that I was using cut the...
01-21-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By tonic

Can all types of PVC elbows (regular, long sweep, etc) be used on vent lines?

I realize that there are vent elbows with sharp 90 degree bends made specifically for vent lines, but I was wondering... Can all types of PVC elbows (regular, long sweep, etc) be used on vent lines?
11-20-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By tonic

Thanks PJMax. The consideration, in new...

Thanks PJMax. The consideration, in new construction, of using AFCI breakers vs AFCI Outlets is an interesting one.

And on a related note, regarding GFCI in the kitchen and bath... Around where I...
11-19-18, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By tonic

AFCI receptacle vs AFCI circuit breaker

The latest NEC Code requirements mandates that all living areas must be Arc fault (ie, AFCI) protected. So this means living rooms, bedrooms, etc..

I was just wondering. From a new construction...
10-23-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,488
Posted By tonic

Electrical outlet placement and height for full-size stackable washer dryer

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Electrical outlet placement and height for full-size stackable washer dryer?

I am looking for some...
07-12-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By tonic

Toilet and shower drain rough-in - cut flush with subfloor or finished floor or.

I am sorry for the uninformed question. I was wondering about new construction drains for the toilet and shower. Does the rough-in plumbing get cut flush with the sub floor, finished floor, or...
05-10-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By tonic

Thanks guys. I definitely don’t want to put the...

Thanks guys. I definitely don’t want to put the water supply line for the dishwasher in the dishwasher cavity. That would make it annoyingly difficult to turn off the water for the dishwasher if...
05-09-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By tonic

Anyone know about rough-in plumbing for dishwasher?

My old kitchen had a dishwasher that received its water supply from a line teed off of the hot water line supplying the kitchen faucet. When you opened the sink cabinet, you could see one single...
01-29-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By tonic

Hole for water line too close to edge of stud / drywall?

I have a question about what is the minimum acceptable distance from a hole to the edge of a stud where it meets drywall.

Recently, I was helping do a remodel and during the demolition phase of...
01-20-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 17,228
Posted By tonic

Thanks Handyone. I’ve done the math and...

Thanks Handyone. I’ve done the math and doubl-checked a few times. You are absolutely correct. Since my laundry counter is about 5-1/2” higher than my kitchen counter, then to make my laundry...
01-15-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 17,228
Posted By tonic

Code or best practice for height of electrical outlets above counter?

What is standard height (code or best practice) for electrical outlets above a counter?

This is for a combined large kitchen and laundry room. On one wall (the kitchen wall) there is a long...
01-13-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By tonic

Is it possible that the sink could have caused...

Is it possible that the sink could have caused the crack? If the sink is heavy enough, and water is constantly being filled, then isn't it possible that the weight of the sink + water can lead to a...
01-13-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By tonic

Why would you caulk the bottom of the tile where...

Why would you caulk the bottom of the tile where it meets the shower pan or floor?

If grout is a porous material, and water gets behind the tile, don't you want the water to flow down (behind the...
01-12-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By tonic

Tiled shower still needing caulking?

I am just about finished with a bathroom shower tiling project. I have tile going all the way up the walls, and an acrylic shower pan.

I was told by a guy at Home Depot that you still have to use...
01-12-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By tonic

Wow! That is a terrible looking crack. And...

Wow! That is a terrible looking crack. And expensive to fix correctly. I've seen people use those granite repair patch thingies and it turned out looking like ****.

I wonder how these cracks get...
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By tonic

Uh oh. So, if Durham's is out, what would be a...

Uh oh. So, if Durham's is out, what would be a good alternative?
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By tonic

Opinions on the best type of stain for a water-resistant hardwood kitchen floor?

I am refinishing an old house that has some pretty beat up hardwood floors. The current floor color is a medium brown, and I would like to eventually stain it a very dark color, very close to black....
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Views: 690
Posted By tonic

I've noticed that the small gaps in the flooring...

I've noticed that the small gaps in the flooring are there no matter if it is during winter or summer. The stain is a medium brown stain, but I plan on re-sanding and re-staining it to a dark...
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By tonic

What to do about small gaps in flooring?

I am about to refinish a old hardwood floor in an old house. I noticed some small gaps and chips in a few areas. And I was wondering what to do about these gaps prior to sanding and re-staining. ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By tonic

Thanks for the advice. I had a Google look at...

Thanks for the advice. I had a Google look at some different types of trim styles and band molding.

I think I am leaning towards the Craftsman type of trim, but I am not sure if it would look...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By tonic

Question Using similar-sized window, door, baseboard trim

I'm putting new trim into a house Trim for everything... windows, doors, and baseboard. I'm probably going to go with something clean and modern-looking. I like the wide/thick styling on Craftsman...
08-07-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,788
Posted By tonic

How tall to make tile for baseboard?

I want to do a tile baseboard for a bathroom project, but the style of tile I am using is only available in a few sizes and nothing small enough for a tile baseboard. So, I will have to cut my own...
07-18-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,826
Posted By tonic

Hey guys. Thanks for your advice. I just got...

Hey guys. Thanks for your advice. I just got done with this. Wow! It was a real pain in the behind. The technique suggested by czizzi is the only way to go. It's a little difficult starting out...
07-16-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,826
Posted By tonic

Removing mosaic tiles from shower niche box?

I have a couple of small niche boxes in the shower that we have recently begun renovating. We have just installed the mosaic tiles with mortar, but have not put in the grout.

Now, here comes the...
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