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10-04-20, 03:42 PM
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I just finished sealing the grout joints with...

I just finished sealing the grout joints with second coat. I used sanded grouts for both the shower pan and the wall which is 1/8" joints. Thanks for your help.
09-01-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By itchibahn

Thanks for replies. The photo is the original...

Thanks for replies. The photo is the original off the phone with resolution shrunk by 60% to reduce the file size as the forum would not allow upload such a big file. The tile is from...
08-30-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By itchibahn

Unsanded or Sanded Grout for Shower Floor

I've installed shower floor with porcelain penny tiles, and throughout the tiles between some pennies there are no gaps (butting each other) while some have gaps larger than 1/8". I'm considering...
08-07-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By itchibahn

Sorry for such a dumb question, I feel like a...

Sorry for such a dumb question, I feel like a numb nut...
Thank you. :AIO:
08-07-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By itchibahn

Question 1/2" NPT screw on fitting not screw in all the way...

I bought a shower valve and it came with two 1/2" NPT fittings, which they do screws onto the valve all the way, but I bought additional SharkBite 1/2" fittings and they won't fit all the way into...
08-24-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By itchibahn

There's no way to hold the heavy 1/4" marble...

There's no way to hold the heavy 1/4" marble panel on without gluing them, and then patching the large gaps from wall and floor. Shoddy work by a home builder.

Besides making the C tighter, would...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By itchibahn

I've tried few houses using underlayments from...

I've tried few houses using underlayments from Lowe's and Home Depot, averaging $.56/sqft. But I had better luck with $.12/sqft 3-in-1 from Best Laminate for laminate floors. The term 3-in-1, is...
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By itchibahn

Gluing thin strip of tiles on to OSB subfloor?

I'm installing floating laminate on upstairs rooms with OSB subfloor. For the transition between the rooms and to the hallway, I'm considering two options other than the T-moldings:

1. Butting...
08-22-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By itchibahn

I haven't used it in 3 months, and it's having...

I haven't used it in 3 months, and it's having same issue again. Is this normal? I made sure "C" was tight. Is there way to avoid this from happening again? It's lots of work to get access and...
08-04-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By itchibahn

I was worried about it becoming a home ground for...

I was worried about it becoming a home ground for termites. I think I will remove just the top layer and burry the rest. Thanks for the info...
08-02-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By itchibahn

Is it ok to bury the old wooden retaining wall?

I want to redo my retaining wall at the back yard. The wall will have concrete footer 4"-8", CMU blocks and caps, rebars, drain, etc).

I got two quotes that are reasonable in cost, but involves...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By itchibahn

@Pilot Dane: I also thought that brake cover was...

@Pilot Dane: I also thought that brake cover was installed incorrectly, but after carefully measuring the width, that cover is actually narrower on that side.

The bike came with rear wheel...
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Views: 1,387
Posted By itchibahn

Just for curiosity, I started to push/pull...

Just for curiosity, I started to push/pull anything that can be done, and although it still has great resistance to initiate the spin, it now will spins freely one cycle before stopping with high...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By itchibahn

Thanks for all the replies. @Pilot Dane: I...

Thanks for all the replies.

@Pilot Dane: I do have that Operator's Manual. Only control this bike has is the key to turn it on, and the throttle grip to accelerate, and the brake level to...
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Views: 1,387
Posted By itchibahn

Unhappy eBike Wheel Resistance too High

I have a Yukon Navigator SF24 electric bike that moves up to about 20m/h. But when trying to paddle manually, it's very difficult. I know it should have some resistance due to the strong magnets,...
05-11-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By itchibahn

I loosened the intake valve C, and heard the air...

I loosened the intake valve C, and heard the air squeak out. It's all working now. Thanks for your help.
05-11-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By itchibahn

Magna Pump LD5A-C Bleeder Valve

My Jacuzzi motor spins and I can hear the water gargling sound inside the impeller, but no water is jetting out. I'm guessing it's the issue with air pocket as all the google search has indicated.<br...
03-15-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By itchibahn

Thanks. Checked it out, and also watched several...

Thanks. Checked it out, and also watched several videos. Also called local garage door people, and the cost was $119 to have both side replaced, which seems reasonable. Scheduled for Monday.
03-15-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By itchibahn

Garage Door Will Not Open

Just bought this house, and I can't get the garage door to open. Trying to manually open, and it won't budge at all. I've looked at the spring, but can't tell if it's broken. The wire coming down...
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By itchibahn

It cranked up and running!!!!! :Beer4U: ...

It cranked up and running!!!!! :Beer4U:

But the throttle lever isn't making any difference when moving from Fast to Slow. According to some videos, it supposed to be very loose with no...
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By itchibahn

Thumbs up Seems to fit in the center perfectly. Finally...

Seems to fit in the center perfectly. Finally got the carburetor put together. Tomorrow, I'll charge up the battery and see if it cranks up.

Thank you both.
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By itchibahn

Exclamation Carburetor Part Unknown

My riding mower, Troy-Bilt 13AN77KS, has had problem starting up. And when it does start up, RPM goes up/down, backfires, and dies.

It has Brigggs & Stratton engine, and I've removed the...
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By itchibahn

I've seen many houses with doors not closing...

I've seen many houses with doors not closing properly, cracks in the bricks/stones and drywall due to foundation settlement. But this house has none of that, cracks are only between the mortar and...
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By itchibahn

Mortar separation from the stones on wall

I'm looking to buy a house built in 2008 and it has mortar separated from stones in several areas. I've attached a photo that shows one area with such separation. Is this a concern?
Replies: 1
Views: 1,955
Posted By itchibahn

Concrete Driveway Large Crack Repair

After watching about 20 videos and instructions on how to repair driveway cracks, I've decided on the following instruction: https://www.todayshomeowner.com/video/how-to-repair-cracks-in-concrete/ ...
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