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01-31-20, 07:21 AM
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Posted By PowerNovice

The walls between the units will not be replaced....

The walls between the units will not be replaced. Yes 5/8 everywhere and you folks are right will use 1 5/8 not 1 3/4. Is all this OK?
01-30-20, 03:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By PowerNovice

Drywall Questions

Iím currently renovating a 1920ís duplex that will serve as rental property. For drywall, I will not be doing the work myself and instead using a contractor. Drywall will replace dilapidated plaster,...
08-10-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By PowerNovice

It's called water hammer and related to pressure...

It's called water hammer and related to pressure regulation. You are right, I don't need assistance on this -- based on the type of assistance I desire. It's too technical and better handeled by a...
08-07-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By PowerNovice

imagine was a poor choice of words. What I meant...

imagine was a poor choice of words. What I meant is when the washing machine is running and it calls for water to enter the machine.

If you are qualified to help because you know something about...
08-07-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By PowerNovice

Noises and Taps Turning

When the washing machine is running and I imagine drawing water the nearby kitchen faucet makes a humming noise. Noise can also be heard in bathroom it seems from shower faucet.

Same apt and when...
05-11-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By PowerNovice

Siding is made from stucco. Any change...

Siding is made from stucco.

Any change pulling the wall from his side will damage his paved concrete? When the wall topples the weight will impact the paced concrete.
05-10-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By PowerNovice

The sprinklers and his lawn are new and possibly...

The sprinklers and his lawn are new and possibly a contributing factor to the wall's failure. If no replacement barrier is built then the overspray is gonna damage the garage wall. What can be done...
05-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By PowerNovice

Good point. Unless I'm thinking incorrectly, I...

Good point. Unless I'm thinking incorrectly, I like the wall because he recently installed sprinklers on his side. I'm trying to protect my garage from the overspray that is likely to occur with no...
05-09-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By PowerNovice

Yes thats what I want to suggest to him but I'm...

Yes thats what I want to suggest to him but I'm scared the debris will kick back against my garage. Any thoughts on how to avoid that? How would one pull on it? With a rope, bobcat? Or do you think...
05-09-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By PowerNovice

I've added the pics. Neighbor is not well versed...

I've added the pics. Neighbor is not well versed with wall constrcution but clear its his fault.
05-09-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By PowerNovice

How to demo a block wall and boundary questions.

This is a block wall which is on my neighborís side of the property boundary line. The wall has tilted over and is leaning against my garage at certain touch points. It has no rebar, which in my...
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By PowerNovice

Need help choosing a tub. Porcelain on steel or acrylic????

https://victoriaplum.com/blog/posts/acrylic-baths-v-steel-baths-which-is-right-for-me

Rread this. Anyting I'm missing? This is for a rental. Want feedback thanks.
04-19-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By PowerNovice

Need help choosing a pressure balancing volume control! Bathroom remodel.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/MOEN-Moentrol-Pressure-Balancing-Volume-Control-Tub-and-Shower-Valve-1-2-in-CC-Connection-3520/100067011

Any opinions on this? Am doing a bathroom remodel. Thanks in...
03-18-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By PowerNovice

100 year old redwood sistered to Douglas fir: fasteners??

Want to sister a 2x4 redwood stud that is 100 years old to new Douglas fir 2x6. Can I go with some coated screws (Grk brand rss structural) or must I use their stainless steel. Given the situation,...
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By PowerNovice

Also what is the difference between a framing...

Also what is the difference between a framing nailer and a brad nailer?
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By PowerNovice

thanks for the responses so far, can someone...

thanks for the responses so far, can someone explain in more detail the relevance of nail angles? while the article i found explains that higher angles make it easier to get into tight spaces, i cant...
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By PowerNovice

Framing nailer purchase: advice sought!

Buying a framing nailer to do some repairs and maybe build wood fence. Product choice advice sought for newbie.
Based on my budget and level of usages it comes down to these two:...
02-25-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By PowerNovice

Stud Replacement Termites Big Problem Help!

Background: 1920ís built, while removing plaster and lathe to install drywall directly to ceiling joists, it became apparent there is damage above the doorway area. Outside this doorway is a covered...
01-22-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By PowerNovice

Help with drywall on ceiling to replace plaster

Can someone who has installed drywall (as replacement on a 1920ís era house with a plaster ceiling that is falling apart) help me to understand these stipulations on my local code? ďFor either...
10-25-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By PowerNovice

For plane changes, thats what I thought do no use...

For plane changes, thats what I thought do no use grout. Not sure why the installer did years ago. Is there a min size for using caulk though? The gap seems wide-- wider than your normal grout like...
10-25-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By PowerNovice

OK, appreciate your sharing, Much appreciated and...

OK, appreciate your sharing, Much appreciated and look forward to reading your experience!
10-24-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By PowerNovice

So what did you do in your own case?

So what did you do in your own case?
10-24-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By PowerNovice

Remove Grout

What is the best way to remove this remaining grout stuck between the bottom of the tile wall and the bathtub without damaging anything? An exacto knife removed the easy sections but this stuff is...
10-12-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By PowerNovice

Great points made by both of you. I am a...

Great points made by both of you. I am a layperson and didn't know at all. Any risks to installing drywall in place? Any reason to just have them replastered. I did do the replaster on and outdoor...
10-11-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By PowerNovice

Question Replaing plaster with drywall: lots of questions

Am getting a 1920ís home renovated. Location is Southern California. This is not a DIY post requesting help but one asking for advice on how to proceed and have contractors do the right work for the...
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