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Posted in thread: Draining Water Heater - Minimal Clearance at drain on 07-02-2015 at 02:20 PM
Have you considered simply turning the hose bib 180 degrees to make it accessible to your drain
hose? Just put your wrench to it and turn it clockwise.:D
Posted in thread: Shower drainpipe.... on 07-01-2015 at 08:48 AM
Frodo is right. A custom mud pan will allow you to keep the drain where it is. If he wants to
rip up the floor to move the drain and THEN put in a custom drain, what is the point? Unless
Posted in thread: Shower drainpipe.... on 06-30-2015 at 10:17 PM
Yo Tony! You can stay with 1 1/2" and nobody will put you in jail .... this is a small rehab.
If you were doing a major re-do that required permits you would have to bring it up to code.
Posted in thread: Suggestions for hidden fasteners for deck? on 06-28-2015 at 05:42 PM
My experience is with South American hardwoods .... mageras, ipe ... our preference is a hidden
clip called Tiger Claw. Uses trim screws which are thin and easy to drive. Self-spacing clips,
Posted in thread: is this slight toilet reloaction as easy as it seems? on 06-28-2015 at 05:35 PM
Hard to tell but the sweep from your toilet looks tight. The smoother the transition, the less
obstruction, the faster the water flow.If possible, I choose long sweeps .... since you have
access, why ...
Posted in thread: Installing ceiling fan when stud is at the edge of the hole? on 06-28-2015 at 09:02 AM
Bud, being much older than all of us, is spot-on. I have installed big fans by installing a 2X6
above it to guarantee strength. Some of those fans will blow the cat out the door ...
Posted in thread: Installing ceiling fan when stud is at the edge of the hole? on 06-27-2015 at 09:44 PM
Been here, done that ... Get your ceiling box and drill two hole in to where the stud is.Thread
your wiring into the box. Shoot two 1 5/8" screws directly thru the holes and into the
stud.Outcome is s...
Posted in thread: Funny Pictures and stories.... on 06-26-2015 at 09:02 AM
Pulled a 14 hour day yesterday ..... had a hard time getting in the garage .... why?
Posted in thread: Removing effloresence on 06-24-2015 at 09:25 PM
Found the answer .... Here is the deal: We tried a product called Glaze n Seal efflorescence
remover. Based on phosphoric acid and requires bicarbonate of soda to neutralize. Did not even
dent the whi...
Posted in thread: Removing effloresence on 06-23-2015 at 08:51 PM
We are in extreme water conservation in S. California, so the use of power washers is not
recommended. In beach communities, water runoff is also prohibited. Double whammy.Meeting with