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Posted in thread: Bath tub installation on 06-30-2012 at 09:17 PM
I had the warranty drawn out in his name, given that he'd been changing company names.
Posted in thread: Blocking on 06-28-2012 at 10:45 PM
BridgeMan: I'll have to keep your notes in mind when it comes time to put in a Murphy bed. It
sounds like we'll need to pry open the dry wall and put in proper heavy duty blocking.
Posted in thread: Bath tub installation on 06-28-2012 at 10:39 PM
I don't know if I should remain concerned about the tub. As mentioned here ( ), there was a
draft when, after the installation, the grout around the tub edge cracked - joecaption was
right to note i...
Posted in thread: Final Thoughts on Renovation on 06-28-2012 at 10:32 PM
Forgot to mention the contractor installed the various bathroom knobs and they came out too
easily if pulled (if leaning to turn a knob above the tub, you sometimes turn it and pull at
the same time)....
Posted in thread: Subfloors on 06-28-2012 at 10:30 PM
We eventually had our contractor put a second subfloor layer purchased by us. It was higher
quality plywood. We had them screw the subfloor in with screws purchased by us.As mentioned on
a different t...
Posted in thread: Renovation: Paying for Civil Engineer Inspections on 06-28-2012 at 10:25 PM
oldog/newtrick: we (homeowners) made initial contact with the engineer.The engineer made a few
visits and we invited him to help with a final inspection, without trying to push the building
Posted in thread: Final Thoughts on Renovation on 06-28-2012 at 10:20 PM
So anyway I was promising everyone that I'd keep you updated on the various threads I opened
with questions. I should begin though by thanking you for all your help throughout. You've been
a valuable ...
Posted in thread: Renovation: Paying for Civil Engineer Inspections on 11-29-2011 at 06:42 AM
Life in southern NY state.
Posted in thread: Subfloors on 11-29-2011 at 06:42 AM
We're putting hardwood flooring (oak) in the whole apartment, with the exception of the
bathroom, where we'll put tile.
Posted in thread: Subfloors on 11-27-2011 at 09:42 PM
I understand your point about Advantec, but since we didn't mention it in the contract he
doesn't necessarily have to use it. He only needs to do what's standard. I think he used CDX
plywood.Can you t...