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    Re: Why DIY is not always a good idea

    Yes, I cannot count the number of times I've heard of incidences where homeowners have tried to DIY or hire a handyman to save a buck or cut some corners only resulted in more money, more time, more...
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    Re: odd hot water problem

    I stopped reading when I read 14 years... Just an idea, but the average life span of a water heater is 11-15 years and most homes are purchased with a used water heater. I would say that it's been...
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    Re: replace or redo a tile floor

    Given that you already hate it, it's best to re-do it and do it the way you want rather than try to cut corners and do over the bathroom the wrong way.

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    Re: Cutting a hole in Cement

    You can use a masonry drill bit. Draw a circle (4" in diameter) for where you would like the hole to be. Drill the center and a few inches from the center (1.5"-2") and so forth radiating from the...
  5. Re: Damp, Smelly Basement affecting the entire house.

    Agree. Moisture is affecting your home sorely. At this point just based on what you said I would start looking for mold and mildew culprits. Mold and mildew spores are very bad for your health. ...
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    Re: Covering wall tile

    Full satisfaction AND full work is worth the mess ;)
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    Re: Bathroom Exhaust Fan

    Something that might be both beneficial and aesthetically pleasing is a window. By the sounds of your situation it may even be the easier way to go. Just make sure to insulate properly.
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    Re: confused about sealing tile

    You will most definitely want to seal your travertine. The natural stone is porous.... This means mold, mildew, stains, etc. Agree with MLB Construction. You may spend more time on it now but less...
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    Re: Washing machine turning clothes blue

    Make sure to check the pH levels in your water. A home water system might be a solution for you. Otherwise you could try changing the copper piping to pvc or another option that better suits your...
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    Re: Turning water off

    Check to see the actual type of fitting that the valve has. It may be a hex type fitting or a simple wrench may open and close it. The knob is usually just a convenient way to open and close but...
  11. Re: Water backs up into kitchen sink when washer is in spin cycle

    Sounds like you have some kind of clog that's causing the excess water to pool into your kitchen sink. The piping is supposed to support the drainage of the dish washer. Obviously something is...
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    Re: Cracked plumbing

    Sounds to me like you have quite the rodent problem. The sewer video could be helpful to other contractors if you want to get more than one estimate. See if a company will do the estimate for free....
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    Re: Water Pressure

    Since it seems like two of your problem areas are linked, perhaps start there? Is there common piping that connect those areas specifically or are those two areas the furthest away from the water...
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    Re: basement floor drain question

    Ah, understood :) Seems like MLB can be of help in your situation. Otherwise if possible, a photo may get you a bit more help. Hopefully we'll be able to get you through.
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    Re: Interesting Problem

    Sounds like rusting screws. Sometimes drywall hangers forget to use SS screws or MR screws when working :/

    But based on the picture you posted, looks like it may almost be some kind of drywall...
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    Re: Non skid/Non Slip Shower mods

    Non slip coatings can adhere to all kinds of finishes and tile. I would do as prior suggested and try a non skid coating or see your local home improvement shop. There may be a product they can...
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    Re: backer board of different heights

    Perhaps in what you saw they had a problem in a shortage of materials or something else that was unforeseen causing them to use two different thicknesses of backer board. It's quite unusual since it...
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    Re: Insulation around vent pipe?

    Is there a specific reason you want to add the insulation? Is it just a personal preference or is there another issue that you're trying to resolve that you may not have mentioned?
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    Re: Sump pump Question

    My initial thought is that if your sump pump is cycling and draining the water, it's doing exactly what it should be and that it's reacting to the amount of water that's pooling due to the "heavy...
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    Re: water level in tolet

    Is the fixture made for efficiency? Newer model homes can sometimes be made with "greener" fixtures that use less water/energy etc. Before messing with your plumbing I would check to see that this...
  21. Re: emergency pump in basement in case of burst pipe

    I agree. A sump pump wouldn't be a bad idea. I would also highly suggest using a water alarm in conjunction with it or purchasing a sump pump that already has that feature. That way you can be...
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    Re: basement floor drain question

    There are several different types of basement floor drains. I'm sure there are a ton of members here who can help out, can you be more specific as to what kind of set up your home currently has?
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    Re: New Toolbelt Accessory

    :p Loving that I've discovered these joke threads! Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Mail area

    I agree with the prior posting. A nice decorative table will make for a great appearance in your entry way. A silk plant and some simple baskets for the mail could organize the space but also be...
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    Re: Closet space ideas

    I'm a fan of modular solutions in small spaces. You can easily create a custom storage space by (again agreeing with everyone in prior replies) building your space around what it is you are trying...
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