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Add a pitched roof on top of the existing one? I...

Add a pitched roof on top of the existing one? I did one recently for about 6k.. Lot's of work but could be worth it..
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Fuse maybe? We deal with a bunch of...

Fuse maybe?

We deal with a bunch of projectors at my work, usually its one of the bulbs that goes first but if yours wont power up at all, that might not be it..
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I've only seen the black / grey mix which usually...

I've only seen the black / grey mix which usually turns out like a dark grey but if they have black, even better. It's pretty heat resistant, I've used it on hot engines, just not sure what the limit...
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JB Weld (2 part epoxy, you can even get at an...

JB Weld (2 part epoxy, you can even get at an auto store) would probably be perfect for this. Tape around the area first so you dont get epoxy into an are you dont need to. After the epoxy hardens,...
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Posted By CalRehabber

Spare them (roll the excess around the end of the...

Spare them (roll the excess around the end of the cable) Wh/brown brown / wh also on 4 pair cable..
02-20-13, 11:56 AM
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Views: 1,374
Posted By CalRehabber

I wouldnt put any sheetrock back in there, just...

I wouldnt put any sheetrock back in there, just cement board.

The way the last inspector had me do it was;
Note: This is from bare walls / studs

1. Install window flashing (rubber roll about...
02-19-13, 03:56 PM
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Views: 3,241
Posted By CalRehabber

Good Scraping tool and you should be able to...

Good Scraping tool and you should be able to remove the old tiles in an hour or two if its an average sized bathroom.

Installing Durorock or Cement Board, maybe another two hours, cut it with an...
02-19-13, 03:51 PM
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Posted By CalRehabber

I just went through this and the inspector...

I just went through this and the inspector actually told me how it should be done.. I tiled my walls so not sure if it applies in your case.

Directly onto the wall studs, hang tar paper starting...
02-19-13, 03:39 PM
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Views: 3,241
Posted By CalRehabber

It might work but I wouldnt do it and I would...

It might work but I wouldnt do it and I would think that it would raise the new bathroom flooring higher than the flooring that will but up to it at the door...
02-19-13, 02:58 PM
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Views: 1,480
Posted By CalRehabber

You might want to have Thermoply installed...

You might want to have Thermoply installed instead of normal plywood sheathing, combined with R13 Insulation in the walls, it could come out better that you originally planned... check; ...
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Posted By CalRehabber

I would do it that way, for the wiring, you could...

I would do it that way, for the wiring, you could probably make it look better with wire molding, it's a plastic cover that the wiring can be hidden in with sticky tape to adhere the molding..
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Views: 10,266
Posted By CalRehabber

Does the track lighting have anywhere to hide...

Does the track lighting have anywhere to hide your electrical splice, ie;wirenuts? If so, thats probably where I would put it, then mount the track lighting onto the beam and try to hide the wires...
02-04-13, 11:27 AM
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Posted By CalRehabber

Building Inspectors and Home Inspectors when...

Building Inspectors and Home Inspectors when selling a house dont like to see these. I had to replace a few of them when I was going through a remodel inspection. If you have to use them, dont put it...
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Views: 1,253
Posted By CalRehabber

Keep in mind that if you plan to butt or cover...

Keep in mind that if you plan to butt or cover the cans up with insulation, they must be IC rated otherwise you can start a fire. This is also code in my area, not sure about yours though..

Check...
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Views: 774
Posted By CalRehabber

Looks like right were that nut is has threads,...

Looks like right were that nut is has threads, that's the housing for the valve. Try and spray into where the threads are.

I think it's the nut behind the plastic you want to try and remove. Try...
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Views: 774
Posted By CalRehabber

It's possible the threads are reversed and you...

It's possible the threads are reversed and you just might be making it tighter, otherwise the parts could be corroded together and I think I would;

1. Soak it with a rust / corrosion penetrating...
01-15-13, 12:35 PM
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Views: 1,142
Posted By CalRehabber

"T" off of them.. I usually spin the wires...

"T" off of them.. I usually spin the wires together pretty good with pliers, then cap them with a wire nut, having a small piece of wire from them going to the receptacle..
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Views: 904
Posted By CalRehabber

Yes, each fan should have it's own vent.. ...

Yes, each fan should have it's own vent..

It's always best to watch and ask questions when people are doing work on your house, the majority of them will find any shortcut they can to do the job...
01-07-13, 09:48 AM
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Views: 891
Posted By CalRehabber

Frame plus a header if the window is 24" wide or...

Frame plus a header if the window is 24" wide or more..

Header rests on Jack studs nailed to King studs (go all the way up and down the wall)

4 x 8 for most windows, if 6' wide or more, 4 x 10...
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Views: 1,184
Posted By CalRehabber

Linoleom under your tiles will flex causing your...

Linoleom under your tiles will flex causing your tiles / grout to crack over time, I would strip it all the way down and then think about putting down the underlayment.
01-02-13, 03:33 PM
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Views: 1,212
Posted By CalRehabber

You really need a solid base for tiles, otherwise...

You really need a solid base for tiles, otherwise cracking is almost eminant, you might consider removing all the old flooring, installing a new base with durock or cement board, then retile the...
01-02-13, 03:24 PM
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Views: 867
Posted By CalRehabber

Our local code here in CA also requires a single...

Our local code here in CA also requires a single dedicated outlet for a Central Furnace, although it could also be an NEC code as well..
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Views: 41,190
Posted By CalRehabber

Drill into one of the grout lines with a masonry...

Drill into one of the grout lines with a masonry bit and see if there is wood or even better, cement board behind it..

If there is then you will have a good base to drive screws into to hold up a...
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Views: 2,267
Posted By CalRehabber

Yeah you have to pull the toilet out, lay the...

Yeah you have to pull the toilet out, lay the flooring and cut around the toilet ring.. Dont forget to put in a new wax ring while your at it..

I only use tile in my bathrooms now, sealed real...
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