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08-08-16, 04:59 PM
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Thanks for the tips everyone. It doesn't sound as...

Thanks for the tips everyone. It doesn't sound as bad as I originally thought. We may yet do a floating floor, but I think I would prefer it was glued down securely.
08-07-16, 06:04 PM
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Views: 986
Posted By Crocostimpy

Laying vinyl flooring

I have a small bathroom that I want to put vinyl flooring in. It's basically an L shape. Originally I didn't want to do it myself because I was afraid of getting wrinkles in it as I was gluing it...
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Views: 674
Posted By Crocostimpy

It's a pretty good sized maple tree. I'm going to...

It's a pretty good sized maple tree. I'm going to replace the shed thats next to it with a wider one, and I thought if i took the tree down and moved the shed over it wouldn't stick out into the yard...
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Posted By Crocostimpy

take out tree, put in slab

I'm going to replace a shed that has a wood platform base with one I'm going to put on a concrete slab. I have two questions (so far) concerning this.

First, my ideal location for the shed has a...
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Views: 1,044
Posted By Crocostimpy

So it turns out that that nut isn't supposed to...

So it turns out that that nut isn't supposed to be any tighter, and the belt should not be tightened. The motor changes position or something depending on whether it's spinning or agitating and the...
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Posted By Crocostimpy

I can't see the diagram on my ipad pugsl, but in...

I can't see the diagram on my ipad pugsl, but in the pic that pjmaxx attached it's one of the blue screws with the large plastic whitish spacers on it. It sounds promising if I can get the stripped...
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Views: 1,044
Posted By Crocostimpy

Maytag washer: can't tighten belt

One of the nuts on my Maytag PAW2300AWW motor to tighten the belt tension is stripped. If I can manage to get the nut off somehow will I even be able to replace the bolt? It doesn't look like it's...
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Views: 646
Posted By Crocostimpy

It's a 2 bolt. I ended up tightening it slowly...

It's a 2 bolt. I ended up tightening it slowly until it contacted on the back too. It's only contacting on one side but it's pretty solid and doesn't rock at all. The gasket compresses quite a bit....
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Views: 646
Posted By Crocostimpy

Thanks for replying. The gasket is flat and...

Thanks for replying.

The gasket is flat and straight, not angled at all so rotating it won't make any difference. It is seated correctly.

I'm not sure how I would rotate the tank to make it...
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Views: 646
Posted By Crocostimpy

Champion 4 toilet: tank set

I'm instsalling a Champion 4 elongated toilet. I'm installing the tank and when I tighten the nuts it won't contact both of the ribs on the bowl. The front rib on the bowl is higher than the rib in...
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Views: 743
Posted By Crocostimpy

Yeah that's kinda what I was thinking. Either a...

Yeah that's kinda what I was thinking. Either a charger works or it doesn't.

The dang batteries are at least $50 though. They ought to last longer.
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Views: 743
Posted By Crocostimpy

bad battery charger?

I have a B&D Firestorm 18V drill. A while ago the two batteries that it came with stopped taking a charge about the same time. I thought that was a little odd, but I went and bought a new battery....
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Views: 8,690
Posted By Crocostimpy

Nice. I'll have to take a look at mine again for...

Nice. I'll have to take a look at mine again for this.
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Views: 8,690
Posted By Crocostimpy

I had the same problem on two of them in my...

I had the same problem on two of them in my kitchen. Your description sounds different than mine. I don't recall there being any little wheels. Mine had a collar on the rod. The collar was screwed to...
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Views: 6,457
Posted By Crocostimpy

I struggled with two of them in our kitchen when...

I struggled with two of them in our kitchen when we painted the cabinets. When I put the doors back on I tried to adjust them so they wouldn't rub. In my case the doors were rubbing on the bottom of...
06-19-13, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,276
Posted By Crocostimpy

That's OK Tolyn. It just confirms that I'm not...

That's OK Tolyn. It just confirms that I'm not the only one it happens to. : )
06-18-13, 05:36 AM
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Views: 17,276
Posted By Crocostimpy

Agree about the nippers. I did an accent stripe...

Agree about the nippers. I did an accent stripe of glass tiles in a shower and tried to use my wet saw to cut them. Doesn't work. They chip too much. I was surprised how well the nippers worked on...
06-14-13, 08:26 AM
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Views: 17,276
Posted By Crocostimpy

The mesh backing probably isn't metal. It's...

The mesh backing probably isn't metal. It's usually paper. Cut out the backing with the tiles on it to put up the sheet, then put the individual trimmed tiles on the wall.
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Posted By Crocostimpy

Looks like it's just me and you chandler! ...

Looks like it's just me and you chandler!

When I think about it, I'll essentially be just building a long narrow box. Maybe the simplest way is to put in a few short posts in the front corners and...
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Views: 1,220
Posted By Crocostimpy

add step to deck

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5702371/deck%20step.jpg

I want to add a step to the deck above on the side facing the camera. Since the picture was taken the railing has been moved over so you...
03-14-13, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,530
Posted By Crocostimpy

Exactly! Thanks chandler!

Exactly! Thanks chandler!
03-13-13, 01:23 PM
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Views: 4,530
Posted By Crocostimpy

@Nashkat - Yes that's where I saw it. I'm pretty...

@Nashkat - Yes that's where I saw it. I'm pretty sure that was a regular sliding pocket door but I could be wrong. He never said who made it. Maybe I should hit the TOH website.
03-13-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,530
Posted By Crocostimpy

pocket door "poppers"

I'm replacing some pocket doors in my house and would like to install these in the new doors. They're like the little things on an entertainment center glass door where you push on the door and it...
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Views: 2,597
Posted By Crocostimpy

Yeah I know that the metal ducts can cause...

Yeah I know that the metal ducts can cause condensation in a cold attic. That's why I'm going to insulate them, and make sure they're running slightly downhill in case they do get any moisture in...
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Views: 2,597
Posted By Crocostimpy

bathroom fan duct length

Next on my list of things to do in the attic before I have more insulation blown in is to run new ducts for the bathroom exhaust fans.

Right now they vent up near the roof vents. My roof pitch is...
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