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    Re: How to hire a contractor

    Once you found the contractor you're comfortable with start them off with a smaller 2-3 day project to test the waters. This way you're not too deeply committed and can get a feel for them. Sort of...
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    Re: Leak through ceiling!

    If you don't want to deal with this again then there is no quick inexpensive fix. If you plan on staying in that house you need to bite the bullet and rip out the entire bathroom, or at the very...
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    Re: How to hire a contractor/Architect?

    http://www.longislandhomeremodeler.com/?cat=12
  4. Thread: Bathroom Plumbing

    by LIHR
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    Re: Bathroom Plumbing

    I believe his vanity is set in the corner with the waste line coming in either from the right or left side.

    Anything can be done and this is the very reason all bathroom remodels are complete...
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    Re: Old, cast iron radiators vs Slant Fin radiators

    When I reno'ed my home (1922 old) I ripped out the forced hot air and installed Burham Radiant cast iron throughout divided into four zones. It was a little costly with all the feeds/returns/cast...
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    Re: dishwasher replace problem

    As Mr Houston mentions, there needs to be support for the edge of the counter top. (Between the stove and dishwasher) 3/4" panel would be fine
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    Re: Loose tile shower drain barrel

    Take a clear picture of what you are describing and post it.
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    Re: GFCI outlet has 2 white and 2 black wires

    Houston there are many reasons why, fault down stream/plugged in appliance, bad connection (line reversed) etc.. Very rarely will it be a defective GFCI

    There's a reason it's not working, but a...
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    Re: GFCI outlet has 2 white and 2 black wires

    GFCI outlets do not need a ground to work. They monitor the amount of current flowing from hot to neutral. If there is an imbalance it will trip. But if there is no ground it must be labeled...
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    Re: GFCI outlet has 2 white and 2 black wires

    The GFI is protecting something (fixture/receptacle) down the line. Two wires (black/White) are the Line (power coming in) and the two other B&W wires are the Load (something being feed and protected...
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    Re: wind through doorknob

    Manufacture of door? in-swing? out-swing? lock type and manufacture? Two unit door with one fixed door? or just one unit?
  12. Thread: Mortis Locks

    by LIHR
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    Re: Mortis Locks

    Not difficult to do and no need for the vid.

    You need to tailor make a block of wood to fit the existing mortise leaving just enough room for glue. Make it so it's flush to the edge of the...
  13. Thread: Tiling a ceiling

    by LIHR
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    Re: Tiling a ceiling

    You need to use an approved backerboard and thinset for wet locations. There are many to choose from and I'm not going to list all the combinations, but drywall and mastic is out of the equation for...
  14. Re: Does the vapor barrier extend over the shower pan liner?

    You can skip the plastic and use a membrane over the backboard.

    Look into Schlulter or Nobel Company products, or you can use a liquid applied membrane. Either way, much better than plastic...
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    Re: Leaking shower to basement

    This is (unfortunately) quite common. The shower was never built properly and the builder probably got away on his second visit by just injecting caulk into every joint and void which bought him...
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    Re: exterior framing ?

    You need a professional engineer to evaluate ASAP!
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    Re: So You Think You Can Install A Door

    You don't.

    You sell the client a new frame and slab and rip it all out starting from ground zero.
    Otherwise you will charge them T&M for custom onsite milling to custom fit their new...
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    Re: Question regard cast iron drain

    Did he set ceramic tile and then around the drain use a piece of natural stone?

    I never heard of tile reacting to cast iron, but that doesn't mean it's not so.
    My initial thought is he could...
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    Re: very cold master bedroom

    "any more ideas ??????"




    Pack up and move to florida
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    Re: how to fix too dark door stain

    Husbands do the darnedest things.


    Use mineral spirits and a lot of elbow grease. Rub it out as best you can, the sooner you get to it the better so not to give the stain more time to cure.
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    Re: Bathroom Exhaust Fan vents when off

    If your A/C is creating high pressure in your home then it's sucking in unconditioned air. If your bathroom fan is the cause of your A/C running longer you have other problems. If you don't like...
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    Re: Water-resistant wainscot + Shower

    Check Swanstone products, they may have what you need that is specifically designed for a tub/shower surround.
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    Re: What's on your must-do list in the fall?

    This is prime time for dutch oven cookin! Cool crisp days warmed by hot cast iron.
    Starting to plan for a full blown traditional American Dutch Oven cookout. All will be prepared home made out...
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    Re: Home Depot Replacement Windows

    You're going to get a one day install. It's the way it is. I know the process when it comes to replacement windows.

    Flashing? are you serious? Unless you got new construction windows and...
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    Re: Venting a Bathroom Fan

    smart of you to question what The home dump has to offer. I agree with Mr Houston about going to a roofing supply house. There you will have better material to choose from.

    Don't forget to...
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