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  • Home repair, bicycling, kayaking
  • Dan G
  • San Diego

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  • Posted in thread: Cost of tankless water heater system on 02-26-2017 at 04:05 PM
    Flushing a tankless is no big deal. The unit should come with a recirculation valve kit. It
    allows you to isolate the unit from water supply and recirculates the cleaning agent. What
    agent? Plain old ...

  • Posted in thread: Can you glue lay loose vinyl floor planks? on 12-20-2016 at 12:44 PM
    A rough subfloor is not recommended for glue down tiles. You can screw down 1/4" Hardie backer,
    with glue between the existing floor and the Hardie, for a stiffer, smooth finish. The tile
    will adhere ...

  • Posted in thread: Kitchen faucet body very loose. on 12-20-2016 at 12:36 PM
    Many faucets with that design have similar construction. The "neck" can be tightened carefully
    with some channel lock pliers. Protect the plumbing with a simple trick .... cut pieces from an
    old hose ...

  • Posted in thread: Which circular saw blade(s), would you recommend? on 12-20-2016 at 12:30 PM
    I use the Diablo for general purposes .... although the 24 tooth version is rough. I prefer
    better finishes on my cuts, so go with more teeth. There is hardly a difference other than
    price with the ot...

  • Posted in thread: Hello All. New to This Forum on 10-24-2016 at 10:04 PM
    Oh boy ... siding ... sounds like fun. Welcome, ask questions, post pics, send beer.

  • Posted in thread: Mold? on 10-18-2016 at 02:50 PM
    An alternative is Hydrogen Peroxide. Bleach is best for non-porous surfaces. Peroxide is good
    for porous surfaces such as wood. Spray and saturate the areas, then scrub with a scrubbing
    pad. Re-satura...

  • Posted in thread: Toilet Closet Flange broken, unstable subfloor on 10-18-2016 at 02:41 PM
    See this problem often. What is below the tile? Wood or a concrete slab. If you are lucky, its
    on a slab and the damage is directly under the footprint of the toilet. Remove the soft
    material and re-f...

  • Posted in thread: Floor Joist Bracing on 09-30-2016 at 12:00 PM
    Check your joists for warping. If you see gaps, you can install shims or 2x6 blocks
    perpendicular to the joist. Some people sister a section of 2x6 parallel to the area. Either
    way, the block has to v...

  • Posted in thread: Contractor left a hole in the basement floor after moving plumbing. Does it matter? on 09-23-2016 at 12:19 PM
    We always fill holes like that with concrete. HOWEVER, we wrap the drain pipe with "pipe wrap
    tape" to protect the metal from the aggregate in the concrete. Same goes for plumbing supply
    lines and gas...

  • Posted in thread: A good gun for a FIRST TIME user, never shot before. on 09-19-2016 at 02:35 PM
    Great advice here. I would add just a few thoughts ....1. When at the gun shop/range, start
    with a small caliber handgun so you can practice sight picture and breathing. No fear of
    kick.2. Keeping all...

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