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Thanks all. I was hoping it was an off the shelf...

Thanks all. I was hoping it was an off the shelf product but it looks like I have more work to do.
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Posted By Merlin

Here's a photo, albeit a little blurry. I am not...

Here's a photo, albeit a little blurry. I am not interested in the species as it does not appear to be exotic. I am more interested in the size/shape to match the surrounding decking.
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Posted By Merlin

What is this decking

I need to replace some of the decking on my deck but am at a loss trying to determine what the decking is called or where I can source it. The previous homeowner rebuilt the deck so I don't have any...
04-17-18, 06:54 PM
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Posted By Merlin

Installed and running for 3 months

Got everything installed after having to work some relay magic. The solution that I ended up using was to use the supplied rubber drain tubing into the pump that is rated for 190 degrees. I went...
12-18-17, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Merlin

Honeywell Electrode Steam Humidifier

I'm installing a HM700 and need recommendations for a condensate pump. The requirement from the installation guide is




I have found some reasonably priced pumps that are rated at a max of...
05-14-09, 05:55 AM
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Posted By Merlin

Opinions on quote for new systems

I am looking at completely replacing two HVAC systems with Trane equipment and wanted to get opinions on an estimate. For reference, I live in the southeast, so summer humidity is an issue and lack...
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Posted By Merlin

The trim pieces that I chose do not have a piece...

The trim pieces that I chose do not have a piece of foam but there is one on the underside of the fixture. I just want to make sure the the cans are well sealed since they are in the attic.
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Posted By Merlin

Caulking around recessed lighting

I recently installed a number of new construction IC rated cans and want to caulk around the opening between the drywall and the can that will be hidden by the light trim. Should I use something like...
11-13-07, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Merlin

Go to the tile/grout area of a big box store, you...

Go to the tile/grout area of a big box store, you should see colored caulk there. It is designed to match colored grout color. You'll want the non-sanded caulking. (the sand in the caulk is only...
07-25-07, 12:09 AM
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Posted By Merlin

Question Acceptable conditions for natural stone?

I'm trying to figure out what to do with a second floor master bathroom. It is 10'x13', with the long side being an exterior wall and the joists running 10' + an additional 5' into another room.
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07-02-07, 08:47 PM
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Posted By Merlin

Shower Mortarbed Turned to Sand

Out of curiosity have any of the pros ever seen a show mortarbed turn to sand? I am working on gutting a bathrooom, started puliing up tile in the bottom of the shower and there are spots in the...
10-24-06, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Merlin

Exclamation Woes installing vanity cabinets

Help!!! I need to get these cabinets in by Friday for the fabricators to measure. The problem is two fold... the cabinets do not line up very well with the studs and the back is 3/8" furniture board....
07-12-06, 08:39 PM
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Posted By Merlin

Follow the manufacturer's instructions...

Follow the manufacturer's instructions (http://www.jameshardie.com/backerboard/homeowner/hardibacker_installation.php).
04-18-06, 10:55 AM
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Posted By Merlin

Remove the linoleum. Since you are already...

Remove the linoleum. Since you are already removing the tile, presumably because the installation failed, why not do it right?
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Posted By Merlin

CDW: SLC usage questions

Perry,

How do you handle pouring SLC into a corner where the corner is the lowest point? Do you tape between the dywall and underlayment to keep the SLC from running into the expansion gap?
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02-02-06, 07:33 AM
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Posted By Merlin

Finishing Drywall/CBU Outside Corner

How should I handle Drywall/CBU outside corner? Should I trim the drywall flush with the face of the CBU and apply thinset to the the seam between the drywall and CBU? Do I need to cut the gypsum off...
01-23-06, 09:30 PM
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Posted By Merlin

Doug, Thanks for the info... it confirmed...

Doug,

Thanks for the info... it confirmed what now I know is a good idea :thinker: . The shower that I'm redoing used to be covered with 2 layers of 1/2" greenboard. So if I rip 1/2" ply to 1.5"...
01-23-06, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Merlin

So, let me make sure I understand. The studs...

So, let me make sure I understand. The studs should touch the outside of the tub, the firring strips should come in about 1/4" , and the DUROCK should come down inside the flange leave 1/8" gap...
01-23-06, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Merlin

[QUOTE=Doug Aleshire]In applications where the...

[QUOTE=Doug Aleshire]In applications where the DUROCK System may be exposed to large amounts of water like on exteriors or in showers, USG recommends the use of a water barrier behind the...
01-23-06, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Merlin

It's my understanding that it should be attached...

It's my understanding that it should be attached to the lip up the tub. If any water/condenstation were to get behind the backerboard & tile it would direct the water back towards the tub and not to...
01-23-06, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Merlin

Exclamation Attaching Vapor Barrier to Tub

I have an enameled steel tub and need to attach a 6 mil poly. vapor barrier. I have tried construction adhesive and that didn't adhere to the plastic. What type of adhesive will adhere to both?
01-20-06, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Merlin

Crown Molding Over Tile

So the wife has asked for crown molding in the bathroom that we are remodeling and I'm not sure how to go about this. I've done crown before so that's not an issue. It's in a bathroom (and extending...
01-15-06, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Merlin

Anybody? Do I need to lay CBU or can I just pour...

Anybody? Do I need to lay CBU or can I just pour SLC over plywood?
01-10-06, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Merlin

I think the worst spot it about 1/4" too low.

I think the worst spot it about 1/4" too low.
01-10-06, 01:38 PM
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Posted By Merlin

Not positive as I didn't go to the joists. The...

Not positive as I didn't go to the joists. The first floor is built with 2x10s so I would assume 2x10.
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