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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,
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
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...