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  • San Diego


  • Posted in thread: Bathtub/shower repair help needed on 05-17-2016 at 03:25 PM
    You color coat is peeling. The only way to repair is to have the entire shower chemically
    cleaned, sanded and re-shot. Depending on how it is done, it can cost between $350-$600 but
    much cheaper than ...

  • Posted in thread: Indoor wire direct buried on 05-07-2016 at 05:26 PM
    Depending on where you live (because codes vary) you should see UF at 18" - 24" underground. We
    always use a GFCI which some codes allow you to go as shallow as 18" ... NEVER use ROMEX as an

  • Posted in thread: Hello from California on 05-03-2016 at 07:50 AM
    Hello from San Diego, land of surf and stupidly expensive house prices. Hard to type with the
    slippery stuff from my fish tacos .... Ask any question you like. The answers might even be

  • Posted in thread: Trying to locate discontinued tile on 04-30-2016 at 10:38 AM
    Home Depot tile might be easy to find because of the volumes ... I have been in custom tile
    situations and had success. There are tile stores which offer upscale tile, of course. Their
    delivery guys g...

  • Posted in thread: Estimates on Cost for Repairing Foundation on 04-30-2016 at 10:30 AM
    Agreed. Expensive to shore it up and restore it to stability. He could take a 2nd on his house
    .... but it might not qualify in its current dilapidated state. It looks like you need to get
    on this ASA...

  • Posted in thread: Harbor Freight ripped me off on 04-20-2016 at 06:15 PM
    I buy Harbor Freight in a pinch when I'm on the road ... Expect to throw the junk away when it
    breaks. Problem is I haven't managed to break anything yet. We got a sawzall ($25) and the damn
    thing kee...

  • Posted in thread: Drywall Help on 03-24-2016 at 02:38 PM
    So, he will end up with nice smooth patches along the window .... against the textured parts
    that were original.Since we are holding "Drywall School" why not go all the way? Yes ...
    texture spray! Aft...

  • Posted in thread: New Cement Board or Just Tile on 03-20-2016 at 01:22 PM
    A 1932 house is probably plaster walled. That is not a good backer for tile. Additonally, your
    seam will not be watertight.So, since you only have two feet to remove, I would demo the entire
    area to t...

  • Posted in thread: House Surge Protector on 03-14-2016 at 09:28 AM
    Here are some instructionals ..... if you. are experienced and comfortable working inside a
    main panel, the best way to go is to install your ownMain panel and surge protector ....

  • Posted in thread: Hi I'm Alan, new member. on 03-14-2016 at 08:45 AM
    Run down? Lots of guys like that here .... and you will get great guidance on a wide range of
    problems. Beer coupons are welcome.

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