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    ABOUT ME

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

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  • 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,
    excellent...

  • 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
    supplier tomorr...

  • Posted in thread: Removing effloresence on 06-23-2015 at 09:31 AM
    Thanks Neal, it was a classic in government bureaucratic over-writing which said: "Do not use
    acid, use a brush and water ..." No an effective solution and will require the number of slaves
    who built ...

  • Posted in thread: Removing effloresence on 06-22-2015 at 11:46 PM
    Got a large red brick patio near the beach. It has growing patches of white powdery
    effloresence (sp).I have tried a relatively strong solution including phosphoric acid and
    scrubbing ... no help.What...

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