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05-30-11, 06:36 PM
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I dug a huge hole and have the rock exposed. It...

I dug a huge hole and have the rock exposed. It is about 2 feet by 1.25 feet at least. It is heavy. I don't know how I am going to get the rock out. Tried drilling holes in it and putting a...
05-27-11, 06:57 PM
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Views: 4,939
Posted By payneg

There is a black metal screen on the side of the...

There is a black metal screen on the side of the foundation. He didn't want to rip it off. They were using a Bobcat with an auger attachment. It wasn't the most agile machine in tight areas.
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05-27-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,939
Posted By payneg

Mounting fence near the foundation

Had 21 posts installed by posthole guy. The auger operator refused to dig the 2 holes along the foundation.

Tried hand digging the holes and I hit rock. Only 1-foot hole.

The areas in...
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Views: 823
Posted By payneg

How do you put a steel bathtub in with only one inch clearance on the walls

There is maybe one inch clearance on the walls where the tub is going in. There is less than five feet clearance on the wall before the tub.

Is there a trick to putting in a bathtub where there...
11-20-07, 07:08 AM
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Views: 6,110
Posted By payneg

Thank you for your help. I will pipe the cold...

Thank you for your help. I will pipe the cold side today.
11-19-07, 05:26 PM
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Views: 6,110
Posted By payneg

Installed a Moen shower valve No water

I only connected the hot water side. I need parts to connect the cold water. I wanted to test for leaks. There is not water coming out the valve.

The valve was installed with the "Up" marking...
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Views: 3,671
Posted By payneg

I have decided to tear out half the wall and...

I have decided to tear out half the wall and install fresh cement board. Then I will tile the wall again.

It will be easier than trying to install Polystyrene wall surrounds.
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Views: 3,671
Posted By payneg

Installing new tub and Moen shower. Installing acrylic insert over ceramic tile

I am putting in a new metal American Standard bathtub and Moen one valve shower system. There is a two valve system in there right now. I can solder in the new valve.

The problem is that I had...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By payneg

I ended up buying Benjamin Moore's "Rust" color. ...

I ended up buying Benjamin Moore's "Rust" color. It is an orange. I noticed how well blue worked with both orange and green in the flowers. I decided to use an orange color because it is cheery...
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Views: 1,061
Posted By payneg

I have little over half a gallon of BM Fresh...

I have little over half a gallon of BM Fresh Start Priner left over. I think I will thin it slightly and then paint the ceiling and walls with a thin coast of primer. A tack coat.

There are 4...
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Views: 1,061
Posted By payneg

Painting a 5 by 11 bathroom

I painted my bathroom two years ago with Behr latex paint. I toned it down by ragging it. It looks great except that whenever the paint gets damagage I cannot touch it up. The walls and the...
04-26-07, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,737
Posted By payneg

IKEA has three woods to choose from: Beech,...

IKEA has three woods to choose from: Beech, Birch, and Oak. All are hardwoods and have the same price of $159 (Canadian) for a 6 foot by 25 inch slab. I noticed that oak is the only wood they keep...
04-24-07, 11:50 AM
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Views: 1,737
Posted By payneg

I have made the decision to do half and half. I...

I have made the decision to do half and half. I have an L shaped counter and a counter across the room along the wall that is sort of an island. I will have the L shaped professionally installed...
04-23-07, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,737
Posted By payneg

Laminate vs Oak Countertops

I am debating on installing countertops myself or having them professionally installed. IKEA has oak countertops which cost $437 (Canadian or roughly $350 US). I can get a laminate countertop at...
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Views: 2,604
Posted By payneg

I see IKEA has all wood counters for a reasonable...

I see IKEA has all wood counters for a reasonable price. Maybe I should replace the counters. I can paint them using Benjamin Moore's Melamine paint. This is only a temporary solution and won't...
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Views: 2,604
Posted By payneg

Anyone painted kitchen counters?

My kitchen counters need to go. The condition isn't bad, they just look dated. The look like cutting boards with a shiny finish. I think this is referred to as "Butchers Block". I priced out...
03-24-07, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 924
Posted By payneg

Water pressure problem

Replaced the basement laundry tub, along with new wired flex tube, and shut off valves. Every since the hot water pressure in the house varies. One thing I noticed when replacing the laundry tub...
01-16-07, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By payneg

How do you know what the correct fuse sizes should be

I have 100 amp service with glass fuses. There are both 15 and 20 amp fuses. Some lines for lights and electrical outlets are 15 amps and some are 20. I suspect the previous owners changed the...
01-14-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,887
Posted By payneg

I am going to call an Electrician. The whole...

I am going to call an Electrician. The whole house is an electrical hack job.

thanks for your input
01-14-07, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,887
Posted By payneg

I am not sure which is powered first. I know...

I am not sure which is powered first. I know when I put a meter on the switch I don't get a reading. Measuring volts.

I also tried touching the fan's wires to the live switch. Black to black...
01-14-07, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,887
Posted By payneg

Installing a new bathroom fan (Wiring)

I have a new bathroom fan installed in the ceiling. The vent is to the sofit.
the fan is an Air King 70 CFM 2 Sone. There has never been a bathroom fan in the house. The light is mounted on a...
09-07-06, 01:54 AM
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Views: 2,913
Posted By payneg

Water is coming up through the basement drain

The upstairs toilet kept clogging. Now both the upstairs and the basement toilets will not drain. There is water coming up through the basement floor drain.

I tried putting a bucket of water in...
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Views: 14,759
Posted By payneg

I had this problem. 45 years of paint fell off...

I had this problem. 45 years of paint fell off the ceiling and the walls.

Do not use paint remover. I made this mistake. A strip of paint with paint remover on it landed on my bathtub. See...
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Views: 3,032
Posted By payneg

Painting an acrylic bathtub (Is it possible?)

I really don't like the look of my acrylic bathtub. The outside has gotten really dingy looking. Bleach and cleaners don't work.
Also I accidently dripped paint remover on it when I was removing...
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Views: 2,261
Posted By payneg

Removing paint off a deck

I have a 3' wide by 9' long deck that the original builder painted with a grey oil paint. The other two sections of my deck are are newly installed and untreated.

I have tried pressure washing ,...
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