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Thanks guys. That's pretty much what I was...

Thanks guys. That's pretty much what I was figuring. Good thing is I think it will stay between joists, so I will have the full 10" joist depth to work with for the pitch.
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Moving Toilet

Planning a complete bathroom remodel and would like to move the toilet across the room. I am trying to find out if there is any regulations as to how far away from the main stack a toilet can be and...
09-10-09, 07:51 AM
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Posted By kcflip

Shower wall surround kit

I purchased a 5 piece surround kit from Masco Bath. I was planning on installing this right over the existing ceramic tiles until I read the directions and it was recomended not to. I emailed the...
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Yes, I am aware of the switch, but never used it...

Yes, I am aware of the switch, but never used it before. I am definitely going to try this. Thanks again.
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Thanks XSleeper, that all makes alot of sense. ...

Thanks XSleeper, that all makes alot of sense. A couple of things to add. I do have a basement(not heated), majority of my windows are vinyl clad, so the moisture/mold cleans up easily. I agree...
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I do not know the relative humidity in my home. ...

I do not know the relative humidity in my home. Yes, we do use an exhaust fan while showering. No fireplace or gas stove. I don't believe there is any other source of excess moisture in the house.
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Posted By kcflip

Moisture at windows?

How normal is it to have some moisture around windows with a hot water heating system? 1300 square foot ranch in Buffalo, NY. 2 year old Williamson Boiler, good, not great insulation in house. ...
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Posted By kcflip

Cigarette Smoke Smell

I am looking for some good ideas for getting the cigarette smoke smell out of the kitchen cabinets. Recently, bought a home and the previous owner must have been a heavy smoker. The cabinets are...
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Posted By kcflip

I have always had excellent luck cleaning oil off...

I have always had excellent luck cleaning oil off of a regular cement driveway with plain old liquid dish soap, like Dawn. Just like cleaning a greasy pan, it cuts through it quite well. Good Luck.
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How does an indirect work during the summer...

How does an indirect work during the summer months, when the boiler isn't running?
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I need to replace everything mechanical in the...

I need to replace everything mechanical in the system, both pumps are old, noisy and leaking. The reason for the third, new, zone is for a breezeway which is in construction. The breezeway is...
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New Boiler Installation

I am considering installing a new boiler myself, replacing an existing 50+ Boiler. I am looking for info, advice, possibly a set of instructions/diagrams or any other helpful tips or websites. I...
10-28-06, 12:49 PM
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Posted By kcflip

I agree to be careful with the comealong as to...

I agree to be careful with the comealong as to not pull in your good wall. You could attach the comealong in a diagonal fashion with the end at the good wall at the floor, we it is more secure and...
10-25-06, 06:44 PM
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Posted By kcflip

Thanks for the reply Jack. That is exactly what...

Thanks for the reply Jack. That is exactly what I was thinking of doing. Someone also suggested to me to lay down 15# felt paper, then 4 mil plastic. Not sure what felt paper would do for me, what...
10-22-06, 03:21 PM
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Posted By kcflip

Subfloor moisture

I am installing a subfloor in a breezway over an existing concrete floor. I new floor will be about 4" above the concrete slab. I am concerned about sealing out moisture from under my new floor. I...
06-04-06, 07:08 PM
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Posted By kcflip

Should be ok since this is in a ranch and the...

Should be ok since this is in a ranch and the sweep would be in the attic space, before exiting through the roof(unless I move the roof vent over as well) and the basement, before entering the...
06-03-06, 10:33 AM
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Posted By kcflip

Just wondering why I can't get a reply on this...

Just wondering why I can't get a reply on this post? Thanks.
05-06-06, 08:06 PM
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Posted By kcflip

I guess you didn't notice that I mentioned I live...

I guess you didn't notice that I mentioned I live in Buffalo, NY. Yes it freezes here. The pipe is now a 3" Galvanized pipe running from floor to roof. I have plans to expand the bathroom on the...
05-04-06, 05:18 AM
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Posted By kcflip

Main Stack Vent

Does the main stack, running from basement floor to roof, have to be straight or can it go over into another wall before continuing up? If so, is there any codes, like only at 45 degree connections,...
02-15-05, 06:49 PM
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Basement Crack Repair

I am in the process of chiseling out three cracks in my basement walls and running a cut tubing inside crack down the wall into the drain tile. I have two questions. 1. Do you have to use the...
05-08-04, 08:43 AM
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Posted By kcflip

Is there something special to use underground to...

Is there something special to use underground to do this repair, or can I use pvc with a rubber boot type connection to the old cast iron?
05-07-04, 05:21 AM
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Posted By kcflip

In the corner of my basement I have two pipes...

In the corner of my basement I have two pipes coming up from the floor. One they called a cleanout, the other is a trap, both only 2-3 feet under the slab. They tell me the trap is busted, you can...
05-06-04, 05:57 PM
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Posted By kcflip

Info on replacing a p-trap

I am looking for info on replacing a broken p-trap in the main sewer line under the basement floor slab. I am an experienced diy, but need some good do's and don'ts for this project. I have...
03-14-04, 11:15 AM
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Posted By kcflip

vapor barrier?

I am insulating the 2x4 exterior walls in my home with R-13 Owens-Corning Fiberglass insulation w/Kraft Faced Vapor Barrier. My home also has 1/2" foam board on the exterior under the vinyl siding....
01-18-04, 08:49 PM
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Posted By kcflip

I have installed blown in insulation before and...

I have installed blown in insulation before and yes, it is easier, but doesn't it settle over the years and isn't it easy to miss smaller cavities. I also should have mentioned that all of my...
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