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10-07-20, 02:42 PM
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Crimping Tool

OK so I have decided to buy a crimp tool for PEX and other flexible piping. My sprinkler system has a leak (puncture) in one of the lines. This is the 2nd or 3rd time I could have used such a tool...
09-03-20, 02:46 PM
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Posted By mike-the-diy'er

I used the Radon seal product shortly after my...

I used the Radon seal product shortly after my house was build and ahead of finishing out the basement. That was 15 years ago. I have never had a Radon test completed so no info on that front. The...
08-28-20, 03:14 PM
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XSleeper & Zorfdt - thanks for your replies. ...

XSleeper & Zorfdt - thanks for your replies.
The basement plumbing is at a different location and I have since finished the basement so those are now all properly finished out with fixtures. FYI...
08-27-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
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Vent Stack & Sewer Odor

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Initial problem was a sewer odor that seemed to be circulated around...
08-19-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

I realize I am a little late to reply here. Also...

I realize I am a little late to reply here. Also I am no engineer or construction professional. Yes the joist has been compromised & no going back, That all said, to me there seems to be a simple &...
05-07-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By mike-the-diy'er

XSleeper - thanks for your reply. Yes I have the...

XSleeper - thanks for your reply. Yes I have the tools to undercut the door jambs. I have also planned the layout so that the cut on the opposite wall is almost a full tile width. By cutting off...
05-06-20, 02:59 PM
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Views: 324
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

Tips for installing new floating floor

I am about ready to install new LVT floor in my master bathroom. I am installing Shaw Floorte Pro Series 7 LVT. Before installation I will nail down new 1/4" wood underlayment as doing so will...
04-21-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

Thanks for the reply's. PJ, I was not aware of a...

Thanks for the reply's. PJ, I was not aware of a Dead Front GFI device. I like that idea. Using it and then mounting a regular receptacle inside the tub shell. So I guess from a code perspective...
04-21-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

Electrical to new Air bubble bathtub

So I have a new free-standing Kohler bathtub. It is model #1967-GH-O, and contains a heated air bubble feature. The air bubble feature requires 2 dedicated 15A circuits each using a GFCI outlet....
03-26-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

Guys, Thanks for the replies. I will just get...

Guys, Thanks for the replies. I will just get the SharkBites and be done with it. I have used them in the past and they work very well. As I said earlier, I can always keep and reuse them later...
03-25-20, 03:02 PM
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Views: 199
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

End Plug for PEX piping

I am doing a bathroom remodel for my master bath. I will be the one doing the demo for both the shower stall and the built-in bathtub. I will have a plumber come and do the rough-in for all of the...
03-19-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

New air tub install - blower & heater circuits

Hi all. I am about to buy a new Kohler freestanding bathtub along with the air bubble option. Specs call for 2 separate dedicated circuits protected with a Class A CFCI. Specs call for each...
12-04-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

Yes, the new underlayment is needed to match...

Yes, the new underlayment is needed to match heights. The toilet flange is set even with the current underlayment level. So the areas that used to be carpeted will need underlayment to match.

So...
12-03-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

LVT installation - best practices

Hi, I am installing new LVT in my bathrooms. Using new LVT to replace some sheet linoleum in some parts and carpeting in other parts. The LVT I am using is a very thick (I believe commercial grade)...
09-25-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

Allen, thanks for the quick reply. Your right...

Allen, thanks for the quick reply. Your right about the access issue, I had not thought about the differences. In the other parts of the building, the ceiling was a drop ceiling, this is not. ...
09-25-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

PJ & Allen, thanks for the reply. Also I...

PJ & Allen, thanks for the reply. Also I understand & appreciate the comments about working in a building / structure such as this.

Before I did any work, I checked with local City codes...
09-24-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

Shared Neutral problem

A couple weeks ago I replaced 2 old florescent fixtures with new LED ones. These fixtures are on two separate switches and run parallel to each other about 4' apart. The old fixtures were very...
11-02-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

Rockwool for sound deadening

I have a friend that is building a new house and inquired about some sound deadening. His living room & master bedroom adjoin each other & share the same wall. The walls are still open and he...
04-19-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

Electrical to Detached Garage

I have a relative that wishes to expand the existing electrical circuit to his detached garage. Its been several months since I have seen it, so I need to go verify what he has, but had a question...
03-20-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

I rewired my 1st house, it was an 80 year old...

I rewired my 1st house, it was an 80 year old house in a historical district in Michigan. Search / look back at old posts by me for suggestions & tips, I made several of them on that rewire. It...
02-26-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

I would go a lot simpler

I don't know about you, but I rarely visit my attic. Putting numerous boards across the space just for the ease of infrequent use seems like a lot of work for minimal return.

If the structure...
01-04-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By mike-the-diy'er

It could be a floating wall. The builder may...

It could be a floating wall. The builder may have been required to build it short due to code requirements. In my City, code requires all interior basement walls to maintain at least a 1" gap from...
10-26-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,269
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

OK I will not comment on the decorator's choice /...

OK I will not comment on the decorator's choice / style. Thats your decision.

While I am not specifically a flooring expert, I do not think either nail / brad choice will work well. You will be...
10-26-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

Re-wiring outdoor sign

I will be re-wiring a lighted outdoor sign soon. The sign is essentially 3 large separate letters attached to the building. Power is supplied via rigid conduit to the first enclosed letter, then...
09-27-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,878
Posted By mike-the-diy'er

Think about Crown Moldings

Hopefully I'm not too late to this party for a response.
Have you considered crown molding? Instead of cutting thru a lot drywall & repairing it all, put up crown molding around the perimeter...
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