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Stubborn Toliet Issue

Busy on a reno in my basement. Reinstalled my toliet with new flange, new seal last weekend. Was fine but on Wednesday started to hear a gurgling sound when toliet flushed. gurgling indicates a clogg...
08-29-17, 09:25 PM
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czizzi...thanks for the advice.

czizzi...thanks for the advice.
08-28-17, 05:52 PM
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Concrete is under the raised wood floor.

Concrete is under the raised wood floor.
08-27-17, 11:05 PM
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In the meantime, get a spray bottle and fill it...

In the meantime, get a spray bottle and fill it with a bleach and water mixture...1 part bleach to 4 parts water. Spray the mixture on the mold and allow it to sit. Repeat several times before...
08-27-17, 04:42 PM
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Replacing plank subfloor in basement

Hi all...I had a toiliet leak in my basement and have had to take up the vinyl and underlay and essentially gut the bathroom. The subfloor is 6" x 1/2" wood planks that run at 45 degree angle across...
12-11-16, 07:07 PM
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Ok...this is odd

Ok, I installed the bidet and plugged it into the new outlet. Bidet powers up ok and will run through a basic self-cleaning mode but the moment it is in "use"...that is begins to spray water to the...
12-11-16, 04:51 PM
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Posted By pcourterelle

update

Hi the white line in is the power coming from a 20Amp single pole switch. The line from the switch (white in the photo) does have a bare copper ground wire. I did not see it earlier as it was hidden...
12-08-16, 11:00 PM
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Posted By pcourterelle

@ pcboss

hi, thanks for the reply...I will use the dedicated circuit FOR the bidet and unhook the tub...so only the bidet will be on the circuit.
12-08-16, 06:58 PM
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Posted By pcourterelle

Photos of junction box and wall switch

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Attached are photos of the junction box which shows the line coming form the wall switch to the junction box by the jet tub, connections and ground for th pump.
The wall switch photos...
12-08-16, 06:51 PM
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GFIC from grounded switch

Hi all....I am in Calgary, Canada. I need to move a bidet from our downstairs bathroom to our master ensuite (sounds fancy but not really). The bidet requires a 20 amp circuit which I have in the...
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Thanks....I've found a thin putty knife works...

Thanks....I've found a thin putty knife works best to turn the cap but again even lightly turning with no downward pressure applied, it just spins. A frustrating little piece.
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2000 Toyota RAV4 - wet underlay

Hi guys,

I'm struggling with some really soaked underlay on a 2001 Toyota RAV4 on the driver's side. I can pull the carpet up except for around the foot rest to the left of the brake. It's a...
01-04-09, 12:04 PM
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bathroom reno + taping questions

I'm renovating my bathroom..have installed new tub and started the surround....the area where the tub surround meets the existing drywall in the bathroom is an odd angle - 22 Degrees - and is where...
12-19-08, 06:39 PM
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hi...thanks for the input...yes, 1/2 inch...

hi...thanks for the input...yes, 1/2 inch hardibacker would've been best but the suppliers I checked locally only stocked 1/4 inch...I checked several different big boxes and a smaller local supplier...
12-19-08, 02:29 PM
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Posted By pcourterelle

bathtub surround + hardibacker + expansion joints?

Hi, in preparing to install tile around a standard 32 x 60 inch tub surround, I've installed 1/4inch Hardibacker cement board. Research prior to installation suggested that I allow for 1/8"expansion...
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When the local garage load tested the battery...

When the local garage load tested the battery they determined it had a dead cell.

This is the second battery within a year that has had a dead cell. I've made an appointment to have the charging...
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Posted By pcourterelle

Thanks again. I'll ask the local garage to...

Thanks again.

I'll ask the local garage to test it and apply a trickle charge to the battery.

I take local transit to work every day but use the truck regularly on weekends. I have not had the...
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Posted By pcourterelle

Thanks for the ideas.... How do you measure...

Thanks for the ideas....

How do you measure the amperage from the alternator? From the battery?

On a 12 volt battery, surely 11.5 volts is enough to start the truck? At this point the battery...
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Battery, solenoid or starter?

Hi, I have a 1991 Blazer I'm having some problems with.

The truck won't start. The problem appears and sounds like a dead battery. After I tried tostart the truck I measured the battery with a...
06-17-05, 05:30 PM
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Posted By pcourterelle

thanks for the the info...

XSleeper..thanks for the info...I've already decided to plane down the overhanging jambs...I'll give the overhanging drywall a love tap as you suggest..interesting that you prefer to install the two...
06-17-05, 02:15 PM
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Posted By pcourterelle

Thanks for the tip...that's pretty much what I've...

Thanks for the tip...that's pretty much what I've been doing, fitting as best I can and then sanding and puttying...

cheers

pc
06-17-05, 01:02 PM
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Posted By pcourterelle

Installing Window Trim

Hi all..

Busy installing window trim on three large picture windows in the living room. These are existing windows. I've removed the existing trim.

At different points the window frame extends...
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lol... Yes coping works fine one 90* or near...

lol...

Yes coping works fine one 90* or near 90* corners. It's the technique I use for all those types of corners. Butt end one side and cope the other. Works great.

But you cannot cope a 44*...
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Posted By pcourterelle

Yes, the angle is always off by a bit. Granted it...

Yes, the angle is always off by a bit. Granted it could be the difference between the bevel guage and the saw's measurement.

Inside corners seem to be the most finicky

pc
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baseboards + odd angles

Hi folks, tried searching for a similar thread but did not come across one...I'm sure this question has been asked before..

Installing baseboards around a Bay Window. Some of the angles are odd,...
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