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  • Dan G
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  • Posted in thread: Looking for Advice About Attics Converted into Living Space and Potential Issues on 03-02-2015 at 10:45 PM
    The building codes in 1900 were thin if not invisible ... You probably have substandard joists
    between the attic and downstairs (by modern standards). This can be easily discovered by
    pulling up some ...

  • Posted in thread: Shower Floor Leaking on 03-02-2015 at 08:41 PM
    With the shower off and a few inches of static water sitting there, it was steadily leaking, so
    I think it's probably the floor, although I agree it seems prudent to get a look at the back of
    the fixt...

  • Posted in thread: Shower Floor Leaking on 03-02-2015 at 12:21 PM
    I had an upstairs shower leak thru the downstairs ceiling light. Great fun.I opened the wall
    behind the mixing valve and supply plumbing to get a better look. TAH DAH! The leak was coming
    thru the til...

  • Posted in thread: Bathroom tile install on 03-02-2015 at 11:26 AM
    Just wondering, jaustin, what did you do and how did it work out??

  • Posted in thread: Shower Floor Leaking on 03-02-2015 at 11:23 AM
    I like to go from the basic to the difficult. Yes, you could rip out the pan and re-do it.
    Let's try the following:1. Let the pan dry as much as feasible.2. Scrape the grout from the
    corners and re-se...

  • Posted in thread: Input, advice, ideas! I'm begging:) on 02-26-2015 at 09:48 PM
    Beachguy gets his interior decorator's license soon. Never block a window with a headboard.
    Lose the curtains or match them on the other window --- room looks patchy and unfinished with
    just one windo...

  • Posted in thread: What size furnace do I need ? on 02-25-2015 at 09:14 AM
    Minimum of 48,00 BTU but depends on your house dimensions, ceiling height, quality of
    insulation and temperature increase needed. Here is a calculator you can start with to estimate
    your minimum needs...

  • Posted in thread: Bathroom tile install on 02-24-2015 at 12:40 PM
    NOOOOOOOOO bamboo is a bad choice where moisture happens. It loses its finish, cups, and
    generally goes to hell. Since you have a 3/4" gap, something should be done. I would install a
    screw jack in th...

  • Posted in thread: Bathroom tile install on 02-23-2015 at 11:00 PM
    Leveling can be tricky. If you need a permanent support in the basement, some people would cut
    the concrete and pour a formal footing, with rebar, to support a lally column or screw jack.
    Most footing...

  • Posted in thread: Remodeling restroom on 02-18-2015 at 09:49 PM
    Sure you are ready to tackle a project this big? If so, you have a great adventure ahead of
    you.1. The City is responsible for a properly operating shut off on their side fo the meter.
    Call them to re...

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