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Are you saying to compact the sand before I lay...

Are you saying to compact the sand before I lay the pavers or just make sure the gravel base is very well compacted before screeding the sand?

should I try to crown the middle a little so I don’t...
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Compacting pavers on raised patio

Building a raised patio with a small (8 inch ish) retaining wall. Been reading about compacting the pavers after they’ve been laid and while the consensus seems to be to do it, there are a few...
05-14-20, 06:59 AM
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Spa GFCI Location

I'm wiring in a new disconnect for a spa. I know all the wiring requirements, but have a question on the location of the disconnect GFCI. The spa is going on a new patio. I would like to put the...
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Raised Patio Border

I building a patio that is raised 6"-10" off the ground. The stone being used for the retaining wall is great for a wall but doesn't make a good border for the patio surface. Looking around, there...
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Elevated paver patio

Im installing a new paver patio and want the finished surface to be about 6 inches above ground level. Because of slight slope, one end will be 8-10 inches above ground level.

My main question is...
04-27-20, 02:11 PM
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I took a closer look at the wire in the panel...

I took a closer look at the wire in the panel box. There is an insulated neutral, but uninsulated ground.

The additional complication is that the wire currently comes through the wall and...
04-27-20, 10:42 AM
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Was definitely planning on running copper to a...

Was definitely planning on running copper to a GFCI disconnect outside for the hot tub to wire into.

Is the insulated neutral/ground a requirement from the box to the disconnect for the Hot Tub,...
04-27-20, 09:39 AM
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Hot Tub Connections and AL Wire

I am adding a hot tub and have a question on AL wire. The requirements state I need a 240V 50 amp circuit, but also state to use Copper Wire only. I have an existing 240V 50 amp circuit that was...
11-11-15, 10:05 AM
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I have the tile and its on the edge so wouldn't...

I have the tile and its on the edge so wouldn't be that hard to replace. Was just hoping for something a little simpler. Will probably just replace it and get the door people to redo the caulk that I...
11-11-15, 09:25 AM
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Fix scratched glass tile

I just installed a nice new glass tile shower with 3x9 smoked gray glass subway tiles. Unfortunately, the shower door people just put a nice scratch across one of them while installing the door. It...
11-09-15, 04:33 PM
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Posted By jlcalbre

I did check the resistance numerous times...

I did check the resistance numerous times throughout the process and all was well. Also used the included "wire monitor" devices that sound an alarm if something is wrong.

Thanks for the help!
11-09-15, 01:57 PM
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This is the one they recommend: Omron G7L-2A-BUBJ...

This is the one they recommend: Omron G7L-2A-BUBJ (120 VAC)

When I first read the installation instructions, I thought they were saying If you install 2 floor warming mats (I have 2 1'x20' mats),...
11-09-15, 09:11 AM
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Install contactor for radiant heat floors

I need to install a contactor for some radiant heat flooring in my bathroom. I know how to wire it up but I've only done it in an air conditioner so not sure what's needed for an in wall...
10-19-15, 02:52 PM
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Thanks. Unfortunately, I thought I did buy extra...

Thanks. Unfortunately, I thought I did buy extra and ended up running just short anyway :(
10-18-15, 08:55 PM
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Run Short on Self Leveling Compound

I just poured a floor with SLC to embed the wires for a heated tile floor. Unfortunately I ran short on SLC and about 5-7 sqft of floor did not get covered, and as it was 11 PM on a Sunday, I...
10-14-15, 06:45 AM
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Thanks. I considered that before I put htebacker...

Thanks. I considered that before I put htebacker board down but from what I read, it didn't seem to be a good option on plywood. So it's OK to lay down on top of Hardibacker?

Two follow ups
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10-13-15, 04:21 PM
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Advice on laying heated floor

I'm about to lay down an electric heated floor system under my tile. I have a nice flat base of backer board and normally I would go right ahead and start tiling but this is the first heated floor...
04-23-15, 05:39 PM
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Just checked. Tile is 1/4" thick. As far as...

Just checked. Tile is 1/4" thick. As far as mortar, apparently I never actually bought any a month ago when I bought everything else and what I have leftover from another project is not the right...
04-23-15, 12:17 PM
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Posted By jlcalbre

I'd say it's 1/4' thick. About the thickness of...

I'd say it's 1/4' thick. About the thickness of a standard 12" x 12" porcelain floor tile. Translucent with a white backing so the mortar lines don't show through the glass. The mortar I believe...
04-23-15, 10:27 AM
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Posted By jlcalbre

Need recommendation on trowel size

I am installing 2" x 8" glass subway tiles (so a little thicker than your typical subway tile) on a shower wall. Any recommendation on trowel size? Looking around online it seemed like 1/4" x 1/4"...
03-23-15, 08:19 PM
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Posted By jlcalbre

I did all of those things, pre-slope included. ...

I did all of those things, pre-slope included. Pack or pour, whatever you want to call it, my question still remains.

Thanks.
03-23-15, 06:04 PM
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Posted By jlcalbre

Shower Pan Liner Stretched Too Tight?

I'm doing my first shower pan liner and I think I might have pulled the liner over the curb a little too tight. If I press into where the curb and floor meet inside the shower it goes down to solid...
12-27-14, 07:55 PM
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Posted By jlcalbre

Kitchen Backsplash Prep Questions

I'm about to put in a new kitchen backsplash and had a few questions on surface prep. I am putting in almost all new drywall as I pretty much destroyed the old drywall getting the old backsplash...
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Posted By jlcalbre

There is no finish on the floor currently. Just...

There is no finish on the floor currently. Just the VERY smooth concrete. What are the cons if I just acid etch or sand the floor? Is there a reason I need to paint or epoxy after?
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Angry Slippery Garage Floor

My garage floor was finished to nice shine and is very slippery, especially if there is anything on it like sawdust or water. I've looked into coatings but the prep work seems to be pretty...
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