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06-25-17, 01:27 PM
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Due to time constraints I decided to just put up...

Due to time constraints I decided to just put up a fancy Ceilume drop down ceiling.
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Thanks for the advice guys. It's an old house so...

Thanks for the advice guys. It's an old house so I can't install pipes in the exterior wall due to difficulty. The drain is currently going into the floor from a 2nd floor bathroom and exits in the...
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Posted By JoeSmith

Is an unreachable P-trap under sink OK?

I've got a pedestal sink with not much room in the base and the prob is my drain line and supply lines both need to go through the bottom of the sink. I don't think installing a p-trap above the...
05-09-17, 02:43 PM
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Posted By JoeSmith

Ya I'll get back to you with more useful pics. It...

Ya I'll get back to you with more useful pics. It might take some time though.

One thing is that the original plaster ceiling is still mostly in place as well. They just made holes where they...
05-09-17, 02:28 PM
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Posted By JoeSmith

Ok i attached some pics to my original post....

Ok i attached some pics to my original post. Thanks for advice again chandler. You rock.

Not sure how useful it will be though because the drop down is not disassembled yet so you wont see pipes,...
05-09-17, 01:59 PM
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Posted By JoeSmith

Cover Pipes on Dining Room Ceiling

I've got an old house that I want to sell. The whole house is pretty great except for an eyesore of a ugly drop-down ceiling in the dining room. It was put there long ago to cover up pipes when they...
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Posted By JoeSmith

Thanks chandler. When i took off the metal end...

Thanks chandler. When i took off the metal end piece it was just a metal rod sticking out of the ball and i was finally able to find the type on the net. It's a Delta #70 style ball. The handle you...
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Posted By JoeSmith

Thanks I'll check that out. I would have thought...

Thanks I'll check that out. I would have thought it wouldn't be that type since that type twists the handle in place I thought, and this thing really doesn't twist in place exactly, but the metal...
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Posted By JoeSmith

I should also mention that it's possible the...

I should also mention that it's possible the metal end piece was placed on there by the handyman because it looks newer than the metal it's on. If anyone needs more pics i can get them.
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Posted By JoeSmith

Unknown Shower Valve, Please Help Identify

A tenant had a handyman over to replace a shower facet and the handyman left with the job unfinished. I think he basically put the new facet escutcheon plate on but left the old guts inside. The...
04-25-06, 03:17 PM
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Posted By JoeSmith

Thanks bruce for the info. The house is from...

Thanks bruce for the info. The house is from 1890-1900. It is not on the official Historical list because at some point in time it was converted into a duplex, but it's obviously pretty old. It's a...
04-24-06, 12:28 PM
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Posted By JoeSmith

Practical Benefits of Plaster?

I'm replacing a ruined plaster cieling with a drywall tray-ceiling. I have the option of replacing the plaster walls as well. I was going to go forward with drywall walls when the wife heard a rumor...
04-11-06, 01:15 PM
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Posted By JoeSmith

ah ok thanks. that sounds basically like the...

ah ok thanks. that sounds basically like the sister-stud thing. Studs are 2x4's I think, of course joists are much bigger. Maybe the 2x3's will be much cheaper.
04-11-06, 04:07 AM
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Posted By JoeSmith

Thanks Wayne, I'll look into those Drywall...

Thanks Wayne, I'll look into those Drywall nailers. I havent heard of them yet as an option. I assume they just nail into studs for stability and then the drywal can just hang/nail into the DW...
04-10-06, 05:26 PM
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Posted By JoeSmith

Remodeling Old Room - Removing Plaster, lath- worried about Stud Straightness

The ceiling in this old dining room was cracked and damaged. It is beyond simple plaster patches. A PO had really destroyed this sweet room by installing ventilation and water pipes on the ceiling...
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