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Also, since the short ends will be along the tub,...

Also, since the short ends will be along the tub, what's the shortest piece I should try to have at either end?
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Why wouldn't you recommend an underlayment? My...

Why wouldn't you recommend an underlayment? My understanding is that it can help create a better feel for the tiles in addition to helping with sound, not that I have enough imperfections to get any...
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Few Question with LVT in Small Bathroom

Hi all,

I am looking to use Lumber Liquidator's CoreLuxe Engineered Vinyl Plank (EVP) flooring in a small bathroom. I have the old flooring removed and the subfloor is 3/4" plywood. I have the old...
09-10-20, 05:32 AM
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My second coat turned out much better than the...

My second coat turned out much better than the first. Perhaps the smoother surface made the second coat easier... But one thing I did differently is thinned the mud down quite a bit less. I'm not...
09-07-20, 01:24 PM
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Thanks for the pointers. Dragging in one...

Thanks for the pointers.
Dragging in one direction makes sense but it doesn't seem doable given the number of corners / edges I need to keep sharp.

It isn't trash in the mud, but seems like the...
09-07-20, 11:48 AM
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Need Advice with Skim Coat After Wall Repair

Hi all,

DIYer here. This is my first skim coat attempt and I've read all of the how-tos and watched all of the YouTube videos. I realize this is 70% skill and 30% knowledge.

I'm doing a small...
12-01-19, 05:09 PM
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Ok, so some of the corner sloppiness was from a...

Ok, so some of the corner sloppiness was from a horrible caulk job that was painted over. I cut that out, and decent section of corner tape. It was pretty embedded but I had to get it out to clean up...
12-01-19, 05:44 AM
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So for the corner, should I just establish a new...

So for the corner, should I just establish a new corner with new tape over the existing? It might be adhered but just because of several layers of paint over it. I can definitely see wrinkles in...
11-30-19, 08:01 PM
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Skim Coat & Inside Corner Repair

I plan on skim coating a small bathroom's walls because of several different paint textures... mostly from patch jobs, and different roller naps. Also removed baseboard trim to remove old flooring,...
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Toilet flange mount to subfloor or LVF?

Hi all,

I keep reading that it is "best" to install a toilet flange to the finished floor to reduce the seal to the toilet. I just repaired the PVC for my toilet drain, which is essentially a 3"...
10-24-19, 05:52 PM
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Just a friendly bump... still looking into all of...

Just a friendly bump... still looking into all of this stuff.
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Thanks guys. The ductwork is an HVAC supply to...

Thanks guys. The ductwork is an HVAC supply to another room.

I've used those couplings before ... But this seemed easy enough to cement. I would be concerned with the pressure from the duct work...
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Smashed ductwork over 3" PVC - How to do this correctly?

Hi all,

I have to replace a section of 3" PVC, elbow, and toilet flange due to a crack in the elbow. When I removed the subfloor, I found some ductwork running across the PVC pipe, but it is over...
10-20-19, 02:49 PM
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LVT Flooring for Small Bathroom

Hi all,

I posted last week about needing to redo my floor due to a plumbing problem, but this post is specifically about LVT / LVP. I know there are a lot of opinions out there on this stuff but...
10-17-19, 08:17 AM
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Ahh makes sense. The vanity has to come out as...

Ahh makes sense. The vanity has to come out as under it is where I will need to repair the drain flange pipe.

What do I do about my plastic bathtub while removing the subfloor? Can I just cut...
10-16-19, 06:56 AM
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Have to remove subfloor to repair drain crack....

Hello all,

First of all, apologize if this should be in a different thread, but after composing this, I realized it more pertained to flooring than plumbing.

So, I noticed a couple things...
05-12-19, 08:11 PM
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Hardwiring Electric Range

Hi all,

I am replacing a 20 year old electric range with a new one. The old one was direct wired with aluminum 3-wire cable from the two pole circuit breaker.

My understanding is that I don't...
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Question My basement ceiling is open to the outside world (and cats)!

Hi all,

This is sort of a good laugh at this point.

I have a 1992 built 2-story colonial home in Delaware. We've owned the home for about 5 years. Just this past summer, we started noticing...
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I'm still stuck on this. I'm not sure what to do...

I'm still stuck on this. I'm not sure what to do next. Should I start opening up the ceiling of my basement to trace where this duct leads to? Wait till winter and look for steam outside when dryer...
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Yeah, that's what it seems like... I just don't...

Yeah, that's what it seems like... I just don't think they would be recessed enough to not see them and warrant changing them out.

I suppose with holes cut and wiring in place, swapping out later...
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OK, I've got the project half way done....

OK,

I've got the project half way done. Overall, I love not having the ceiling fan hanging from the ceiling. However, I am not sure if I like the flush look of the LED lights, or if I am...
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Going dimmable is another reason why I'm making...

Going dimmable is another reason why I'm making this change. Since the ceiling fan only has one hot, I put a dimmer in for it's light (and the LED candelabra bulbs I got), but I can't use the dimmer...
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Living Room Upgrade - Low Profile Recessed LED Downlights?

Hi all,

I have a small 14'x13' living room with 8ft ceiling that I would like to change the lighting in. I currently have a single candelabra/fan unit in the center of the room. I'm considering...
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If you were standing in front of the dryer, the...

If you were standing in front of the dryer, the fireplace is about 8ft to the left and behind you.
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Where does my dryer vent?

Hi all,

I am attempting to clean out my dryer vent. I don't think it is clogged or anything, just behind on maintenance. Bought the house 4 years ago and haven't done it yet. I put a vacuum...
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