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10-11-11, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Bugman

It's actually the top or bottom plates which are...

It's actually the top or bottom plates which are nailed to floor or hold up ceiling.
The holes are for 3" PVC drains. The holes need to be closer to 4" which is even worse.
10-11-11, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,004
Posted By Bugman

Drilling hole for 3" pipes-alternate methods

Is there any way to easily drill holes thru 2x4 or 2x6 without using "widowmaker" hole saws?

I know sawzall may be an option, but are there any attachments that can make it easier to use the hole...
10-11-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bugman

Question Walk-in Shower Design tips

Are there any tips or considerations in designing a walk -in shower, the kind without doors, just a dividing wall?
07-31-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By Bugman

Is anti-siphon req'd?

My lawn sprinklers are connected to the cold water feed by a pipe that goes up into the attic, through my garage and then down to the sprinkler valves.

Do I need an anti-siphon or can I just use a...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,942
Posted By Bugman

home designs, "blueprints" that a builder uses to...

home designs, "blueprints" that a builder uses to build a house.
Replies: 3
Views: 1,942
Posted By Bugman

Any free design sites?

Any free home architectural designs and if possible AutoCAD drawings?

Mel
Replies: 2
Views: 2,461
Posted By Bugman

Kilz Odor

About 2 yrs ago, I painted my vacation condo in Florida using Kilz paint in the ceiling, a walk in closet and the bath. With the exception of maybe 3 days this past February, the condo has had the...
05-28-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By Bugman

Not sure . It's at a vacation home so I can't...

Not sure . It's at a vacation home so I can't look at it now.
05-28-10, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By Bugman

extended tailpiece?

I recently replaced a bath vanity. It's made of the made-made marble looking material. The tailpieces I tried, barely have enough thread for the nut to catch. I can't use any washers or seals plus...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By Bugman

I'm in the same situation as homeowner26; ...

I'm in the same situation as homeowner26;
Vacation home which doesn't justify cable or satellite.
I have a small condo on the 2nd floor of a 3 story building. No access to an attic or roof to...
04-21-09, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,902
Posted By Bugman

Replacement kitchen cabinet doors

A few years ago HD sold Mills Pride RTA cabinets. You would buy the door panels seperately. They no longer sell the cabinets unassembled.

Is there any chain or big box store that sells the...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,179
Posted By Bugman

Non-vented Bath Fan options

I have a small condo whose bath has a small fan that's non vented and has a small (3x3) charcoal filter. There's no window. The bath is located in the middle of the building so there's no outside...
03-08-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,217
Posted By Bugman

Connecting HW heater with Shark Bite fittings

This is a loaded question...

Has anyone ever connected the water lines for a HW heater using Shark Bite fittings? Also, I'm looking to use the flexible braided hoses.

I want to use the SB...
09-27-08, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,262
Posted By Bugman

Generic "Corian" Shower Walls?

First questions is if there's some lower cost Corian-like material?

I want to replace the (2) 3' x 6' wall panels of my surround with thicker (1/4" or therebouts) water proof panels which also...
08-13-08, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By Bugman

Is it a matter of support as much of the tile as...

Is it a matter of support as much of the tile as possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 1,275
Posted By Bugman

Question Bathroom vent ideas

I have a small vacation condo in Fla. The bathroom is located where there are no exterior walls or roof access (2nd floor of a 3 floor bldg). There's a small bath fan which only has a small carbon...
07-16-08, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By Bugman

The saw is a small, cheap saw from HD, has about...

The saw is a small, cheap saw from HD, has about a 15" table.

What I mean by under the cabinets is really 'butting' up to the bottom edge. I'm not removing cabinets. I'll probably put quarter...
Replies: 1
Views: 796
Posted By Bugman

traps & drain installation guide

Is there a website that shows the proper configurations used in sink and tub drains? I'm specifically looking for a guide on the different washers and and pipes used in drains. For instance, the...
07-15-08, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By Bugman

Cutting 18" tile with small wet saw

I have a small wet saw that is good up to 12" tile. I haven't tried it, but why can't I cut 18" tile? Is there a trick to do it? Maybe cut from both sides? I need to cut about six tiles to fit...
06-25-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,895
Posted By Bugman

Can you please give me a ballpark cost of the...

Can you please give me a ballpark cost of the unit itself, no installation? Gibson 1.5-2 ton unit air handler.

thanks,

Mel P.
06-24-08, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,895
Posted By Bugman

The unit was installed in SE Florida. The air...

The unit was installed in SE Florida. The air handler was replaced, the compressor/condenser was not. A new t-stat was also installed. Took about 2-3 hrs to do.
06-24-08, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,895
Posted By Bugman

Gibson Air Handler-quality?

I recently had a Gibson model GB3BW air installed in a small condo. It's a small unit maybe 1.5-2 ton. Condo is about 700 sq. ft.
First question is how good is Gibson?
The HVAC tech didn't...
06-18-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,531
Posted By Bugman

Question Replacing tub w/ 5 ft shower base

I want to replace my 5 ft tub with a shower base that's 5 ft. I know I can get shower bases with the drain in the same spot as the tub. But, what if the base has a drain in the center how can I...
05-10-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 927
Posted By Bugman

Finding replacment siding

I have a label from the box of siding that is the same style, "double four and on-half Dutch lap". I'm trying to buy a box to have around when I need to repair or replace sections. I tried HD &...
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