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01-14-19, 10:22 AM
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Posted By branimal

Metal stud wall installation question

I am prepping to install metal studs around the internal perimeter of my gut reno home. The walls & ceiling were plaster and lathe and is now ripped down to brick and wood studs b/w the bricks. This...
03-01-17, 03:47 PM
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Views: 5,829
Posted By branimal

There were no brackets holding the line in place....

There were no brackets holding the line in place. The hot water line (the line of interest) goes up and makes a T. The two connections off the T drop down and supply the double sinks. The sink of...
03-01-17, 12:49 PM
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Posted By branimal

you guys were right. there doesn't seem to be...

you guys were right. there doesn't seem to be much play in the pipes. I'll cut open a later hole and see if there are any brackets holding pipe in place.
03-01-17, 07:06 AM
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Posted By branimal

I think I will have some play with the pipes. I...

I think I will have some play with the pipes. I am cutting the wallboard away and will remove brackets restricting the pipes movement.

Thanks for letting me know the pipe spins freely in the...
02-28-17, 09:15 PM
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Posted By branimal

Good idea!! I picked up some sharkbite fittings. ...

Good idea!! I picked up some sharkbite fittings.

Steps I think:
1. I will cut the pipe above the leaky shut off (assuming thats not the supply pipe); the water flow will be minimal
2. install...
02-28-17, 03:23 PM
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Posted By branimal

anyone know why all my pics rotate 90 degrees...

anyone know why all my pics rotate 90 degrees counter clockwise?
02-28-17, 03:20 PM
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Posted By branimal

Ok I took some better pictures. I think you guys...

Ok I took some better pictures. I think you guys are right. Its seems to be a male unions threaded into the female shut-off valves threads. You can see the sweat (silver). The white stuff on the...
02-28-17, 01:40 PM
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Views: 5,829
Posted By branimal

Are all the internal parts replaceable? Seat,...

Are all the internal parts replaceable? Seat, spindle? Or could I just buy another valve and disassemble?
02-28-17, 01:15 PM
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Posted By branimal

I'll take a closer look and get better pics. ...

I'll take a closer look and get better pics.

Do you guys think an easier solution would be to replace the leaky stem washer?

- shut off the main water
- disassemble the shutoff valve in...
02-28-17, 11:31 AM
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Views: 5,829
Posted By branimal

Replacing water shutoff valve

I want to replace this water shutoff valve.

Are these compression nut style fittings i can loosen off the existing shutoff valve? Loosening the compression nut while holding the shutoff valve...
02-27-17, 11:28 AM
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Views: 714
Posted By branimal

Connecting additional shower drain to an existing tub drain.

I just demo'd my bathroom down to the studs.

My existing bathroom had a double sink, toilet and tub. I ripped out a corner closet and i want to add a custom shower and center drain tub and...
02-23-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,912
Posted By branimal

How do you remove black mastic from sheet rock

So my bathroom had these massive mirrors on the wall which i removed.

im guessing this is black mastic on the sheetrock. Im thinking heat gun w/ scraper to remove.

Any better ideas?

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02-23-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By branimal

what tool do you use to scrape thru the paint...

what tool do you use to scrape thru the paint finish to access the screw?
02-23-17, 04:14 PM
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Views: 443
Posted By branimal

Pulling painted sheetrock off metal studs

Im pulling painted sheetrock off metal studs - is there a way to find the screws so I can pull pieces of sheetock off whole and not mangle the stud?
02-19-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,870
Posted By branimal

I installed caps on all the supply lines running...

I installed caps on all the supply lines running to the sinks. (double sink vanity).

This is a temporary solution so I can get the old vanity out and continue the demo. Some guy is taking it for...
02-18-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By branimal

you think attaching a scraper attachment to a...

you think attaching a scraper attachment to a sawzall would work?
02-18-17, 12:11 PM
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Views: 753
Posted By branimal

Will the sds chisel connected to a hammer drill...

Will the sds chisel connected to a hammer drill chip up the wooden subfloor? I've read getting that thinset off is a pain in the a$$,
02-18-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By branimal

Removing tile floor and cement board from subfloor

I am demo'ing my bathroom. I have tile / some type of cement board and then wooden sub floor.

Can I pry the tile and cement board off the wooden subfloor with a crow bar?

How do i remove the...
02-18-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By branimal

i'm afraid i'd damage the wall behind it by...

i'm afraid i'd damage the wall behind it by prying it. I bought an angle grinder with a depth guide and vacuum attachment. might be overkill. $$$
02-18-17, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By branimal

not sure why but I posted 2x.... :Beer4U:

not sure why but I posted 2x.... :Beer4U:
02-18-17, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By branimal

I've got to take down two walls : one is 9x10 the...

I've got to take down two walls : one is 9x10 the other 4 x 10. And I will take it down in sections. A tool-guy friend told me a oscillating multi-tool will too slow and will likely die during the...
02-17-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By branimal

great idea! these are not wet areas - toilet...

great idea! these are not wet areas - toilet and vanity against these walls. I DO NOT want to keep the tile. Sorry I should have made that clearer.

What tool do you suggest cutting just one...
02-17-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By branimal

Tools / tips to remove tile without damaging walls

I am doing a gut remodel of my bathroom. Two of the walls, one behind the vanity / toilet and the back wall, have triple thick walls. Sheetrock / cellotex ?? / sheetrock. These two walls are...
02-17-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By branimal

I randomly met a nyc contractor yesterday and ran...

I randomly met a nyc contractor yesterday and ran the asbestos question past him.

He said asbestos won't be in wall materials but will be wrapped around pipes as insulation. Not seeing the latter...
02-15-17, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By branimal

How to remove massive mirrors

I have two massive mirrors i want to remove from the bathroom.

One mirror is about 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide. The other is 6' x 3' wide. It looks like they sit in a track on the bottom but...
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