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  • In a reply to Upstairs shower plumbing questions
    AcCable's picture
    12 hours 29 min ago

    That is what I was thinking.  Can the transition to the 2" be done in the basement assuming there is access or does it have to be right after the two drains meet?

  • In a reply to acrylic tub movement
    tcleveen's picture
    14 hours 9 min ago

    contractor is to return to evaluate coming week. Don't believe a fix from the underneath crawl space floor is practical -too difficult to place mortar or foam without major opening subfloor between joists but  then no place for the mortar to reside with an open floor and drain pipe area could be over flowed and captured as well, making future plumbing work difficult or impossible as well. Best approach would be to open adjoining room wall low down on the wall between stud bays and some how pour/place mortar around accessible part of acrylic base of the tub (that inside part of tub is open). That would necessitate wall repair but that's minor if tub becomes soild in place.

     

    In the meantime I filled the tub full of water (what would that be --400 pounds of weight?) and pushed white thinset (only slightly off in color from the tub) mixed with concrete admix liquid to strengthen the emulsion. Appied two coats of this stuff in the crack along the entire length of flanges, let sit for a couple of days with the tub filled, then let the water out and have no visible cracking out over the last few days of tub filling and letting water out. Maybe I've found a less draconian fix as it creates a rigid line of material along the flexible acrylic flange that doesn't seem to move around when water and body weight is added and subtracted. Think I'll try to coat with a final clear line of Loctite  tub caulk to create a water barrier which perhaps the thinset itself won't provide. Then I'm inclined to charge back to the contractor for my time and his large cost/time relief. Just want to make sure this fix is good for years not weeks....

  • In a reply to Upstairs shower plumbing questions
    DanH's picture
    15 hours 12 min ago

    It depends on how much of a code weenie the inspector is.  I can't remember whether a transition to 2" is required when any two large-volume drains meet, or whether it's just when the drains from two different rooms meet.

    From a practical standpoint, the danger is that if someone drains the tub while someone else is taking a shower, and the drain is sluggish due to hair buildup, etc, the tub water will rise an inch or two into the shower.  It is unlikely to cause a flood unless the occupants ignore the warning signals and don't get the drain augered when their toes keep getting wet(ter).

  • In a reply to stair question cutting mitered skirt boards
    Dave E's picture
    15 hours 52 min ago

    Thanks for the input. I will run some test cuts with the circ saw and guide clamped in place and then use a pull saw for the last bit.

    Have a great day.

  • In a reply to Farming Picture/Blog
    BossHog_3's picture
    1 day 17 min ago

    A brief visit to the farm to look at a couple of things in the house.   Then checking on the cows and visiting with my Uncle.

  • In a reply to Your Thoughts On OnLine Membership
    user-2409187's picture
    1 day 7 hours ago

    The archives hold published articles...at least, that is what I have searched for most often.

  • In a reply to Farming Picture/Blog
    BossHog's picture
    1 day 10 hours ago

    Thanks.

    It's both exciting and overwhelming. Lot of things need done, it's a ton of money,  waiting for the loans to come through, etc.

    Guess it means this thread will keep going a while longer...

  • In a reply to Your Thoughts On OnLine Membership
    JIMMIEM's picture
    1 day 11 hours ago

    Do the archives contain articles that had been included in the FHB magazine in the past?  Are there archive articles that never appeared in the magazine? 

  • In a reply to Your Thoughts On OnLine Membership
    user-2409187's picture
    1 day 18 hours ago

    If you want access to the archives membership is worth the cost.  Nothing is free....not even death. :)

  • In a reply to Help with hot water baseboard
    user-2409187's picture
    1 day 18 hours ago

    Post a photo! My reply could go either way. That said, I typically remove obstructions. "If you want to know the end you need to go back to the beginning." Know what I mean?

  • In a reply to Help with hot water baseboard
    DanH's picture
    2 days 7 hours ago

    We can't see it from here.  The baseboard could be the old stuff connected with galvanized iron piping, middle-aged stuff using copper piping, or the new kid on the block with plastic piping.  Each requires different techniques to remove and reinstall.

    And there are several different configurations for the heaters themselves, in terms of how closely they hug the wall, how they are hung, etc.  Some are in a single unit, others in several pieces, where a backing is hung first, then the finned heater installed, then the front grille.

    You need to describe it a little better, and possibly include a picture.

  • In a reply to Dishwasher top is stuck under cabinet
    DanH's picture
    2 days 12 hours ago

    You need to get a flashlight and look back toward the rear of the unit to observe its rear legs.  (Likely they are set forward from the back edge by 4" or so, to provide space for pipes, etc.)

    You need to see if they are properly positioned/adjusted, and what they are intended to rest on.  There are several different schemes for them, and often there is some sort of adjustment that can be accessed from the front.

    Also, look in-between the rear legs and the front ones, and see what the unit is actually resting on.

  • In a reply to Dishwasher top is stuck under cabinet
    DanH's picture
    2 days 17 hours ago

    It kind of sounds like the rear legs of the DW were on a ledge or block of wood and got pushed off.  Or else they never were adjusted to support the rear.

  • In a reply to Dishwasher top is stuck under cabinet
    cussnu2's picture
    2 days 20 hours ago

    What kind of countertop do you have?  Some Laminate counters are only held down by a few screws and they can easily be lifted a quater to a half inch by just loosening up a few screws.  That should fix your problem with the door being stuck and getting it back out of the space.

    The dishwasher has adjustable rollers in the rear that should probably have been moved to another of the available slots to get the dishwasher level.

    Raise the counter a little on some shims to free the dishwasher, pull it out and adjust the rear wheels, put it back in and finish leveling it.

  • In a reply to Linear propane fireplace
    user-5487038's picture
    3 days 11 hours ago

    Coastal Georgia.  If you put in a powered flue .......if fan is on , no heat,.....if off, heat. If not, is there anyway to configure a fireplace to achieve a heat/non heat goal.

    thanks

  • In a reply to Linear propane fireplace
    Sawdust_Steve's picture
    3 days 14 hours ago

    Spark Modern Fires was specified on my project. They sell a linear burner kit but you need to build the cabinet and plumb the gas line. Depending on where you are, a fan powered flue vent may be required.

     

    Where are you installing your fireplace?

  • In a reply to Linear propane fireplace
    Sawdust_Steve's picture
    3 days 14 hours ago

    Spark Modern Fires was specified on my project. They sell a linear burner kit but you need to build the cabinet and plumb the gas line. Depending on where you are, a fan powered flue vent may be required.

     

    Where are you installing your fireplace?

  • In a reply to Linear propane fireplace
    Sawdust_Steve's picture
    3 days 14 hours ago

    Spark Modern Fires was specified on my project. They sell a linear burner kit but you need to build the cabinet and plumb the gas line. Depending on where you are, a fan powered flue vent may be required.

    Where are you installing your fireplace?

  • In a reply to Waves in plate glass
    allisonuni's picture
    3 days 20 hours ago

    florida wrote:

    It's not uncommon but it's not acceptable either. Call your dealer in and have them take a look. If they say it's okay ask to look at their storefront and see if they have it too. Bet they don't.

    Completely agree! It's a quality issue, contact your dealer they must do something with that. 

  • In a reply to Substitute for discontinued multitool blade
    catmandeux's picture
    4 days 50 min ago

    I have this link from a previous search of blades.  I have not tried them.  They are relatively thin. (.030")

     

    Edit to correct link

    http://multitoolblade.com/bosch-multi-x-oscillating-multi-tool-blades/1-1-4-titaium-universal-bi-metal-saw-blade.html