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  1. Thread: Shower Faucet

    by GregC
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    Re: Shower Faucet

    Hello, Depending on what brand tub/shower diverter was installed, some manufacturers use this method to control the 2.5 to 3gpm that is required to save water coming out of the shower head. I know...
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    Re: Old windows - what to do?

    Hello, Look into Pella "Precision Fit" Replacement windows. They are aluminum exterior and solid pine interior for stain or paint. Very easy to install, well made, low-e argon with screen. I have...
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    Re: What tool belt does Norm and Tom wear?

    You should really check out the Quick Belt System. TOH liked it enough to review it and publish it in their magazine. :D So check it out! You too might like it. It works great for work or play! ;) ...
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    Re: Painted metal door

    No need to remove paint. If really want to, have to sand it off or use paint stripper. I suggest just sanding lightly, use a paint primer sealer, then repaint. You can use a exterior latex enamel,...
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    Re: Look-fors in a New Sliding Patio Door?

    Hello, yes broken seal means thermal pane is broken, loss of argon gas(insulating gas) When searching for a door consider what you like. Pella makes very good doors, more glass, even a roll screen if...
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    Re: cycling water pump - of course, on weekend

    Hi, short cycling pump can be due to loss of air inside tank or bad pressure switch. if you say the tank feels empty then that is a sign that there has been a loss of air and tank is not full of...
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    Re: Replacing garage door with wall

    Hi, You can do either or. Frame your wall and temporarily support it for a later concrete pour. You can use Green treated lumber at the base plate(bottom) so that water does not wick up into the rest...
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    Re: Crown Moulding Caulk gone Wrong....

    Hi, this is troublesome with expansion and contraction. there are a few caulks out there like "white lightning" that are suppose to expand/contract. Try buying a small tube, do one or two joints and...
  9. Thread: subfloor

    by GregC
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    Re: subfloor

    No, not at all. If you are worried about it getting wet or the cost, then it's a good idea. be sure it is newer treated without the arsenic treatment.;)
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    Re: Recessed Lights Help

    Exactly! ;)
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    Re: Replacing Galvanized Pipes

    Hello neighbor, from WI Hands down PEX for water lines and PVC for all waste & vents. Pex you will need to borrow a crimp tool or someplace's even rent them out. Other than that, it is so much easier...
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    Re: Down draft cook top

    Hello, yes this is the nature and the down fall to these type systems. Your dryer vent is probably the same way. As a matter of fact I just removed my lint trap on my dryer today to clean it and the...
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    Re: Vermiculite In Roof Overhangs

    A. Spruce is correct. These baffles are sometimes called "attic rafter shoots" usually made out of foam at your local hardware/building center. ;)
  14. Thread: Basement shower

    by GregC
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    Re: Basement shower

    Hello again, Cool..I'm up here in Eau Claire. Seriously, look into AKER, their bases are molded with balsa wood in between the fiberglass. I have installed these now for over 20 years and they are...
  15. Thread: Crumbling Grout

    by GregC
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    Re: Crumbling Grout

    No problem, You're welcome!;)
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    Re: Recessed Lights Help

    Has nothing to do with luck! ...But thanks anyway :D
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    Re: Flooring over Deck

    Hello from WI. here is a proper way to do this. Remove all deck boards, use 1/2" plywood or OSB under side. Depending on you joist sizes, use 2" foam styrene inside joist bays, fill remaining with...
  18. Thread: Basement shower

    by GregC
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    Re: Basement shower

    Hi, Lasco is OK, have used a fell of those in my past 30 plus years. Lyons, have not ever used them. Not sure where you live but AKER is a very nice unit and not too spendy but well built and will...
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    Re: Plastic barrier directly on concrete block

    No, place the place the vapor barrier on back side of framing if you are away from the wall. If you are "stripping" out the wall, just seal the block before stripping and use foam styrene insulation...
  20. Thread: Crumbling Grout

    by GregC
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    Re: Crumbling Grout

    Hello, Very simple fix and its not too difficult. Go to your local Lowe's, Depot etc. get a grout knife/sc****r/remover, scratch out the loose grout. Buy some new grout and re grout it. It is very...
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    Re: Recessed Lights Help

    paretoslaw...You have no clue what you are even talking about! You are confusing this poor person. When installing a can light, yes a IC is for direct contact to insulation, but the question was they...
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    Re: ICC basement height

    Sounds like a typical inspector. Half these guys dont have a clue. So be very careful, get a approval by the inspector, because they will tell you to follow the handbook or recommendation, then when...
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    Re: Plumbing Multiple Shower Heads?

    Hello, No need to loop them if you have 2 separate control valves with their own shower head. If you use 1 control valve with multiple heads then maybe yes, loop them. I have built a couple walk in...
  24. Thread: Roof Insualtion

    by GregC
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    Re: Roof Insualtion

    Hello, We have done this several times. We have drilled 7/8" holes, cross venting into un-vented bays. You only need a couple. Stay toward the center of the joist when drilling, it does no harm, its...
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    Re: ICC basement height

    You have to check with your local city inspector. All codes are different through different states, cities etc.
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