Last Activity:10-17-2016 11:23 PM
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Posted in thread: Basement flooded twice this month on 10-17-2016 at 05:23 PM
This whole thing is very odd. First, the basement flooded two days before I (buyer) closed on
the place. The carpet and portions of drywall were removed and a new 1/2hp pump was installed
by the real ...
Posted in thread: Tips for blocking between joists on 10-11-2016 at 04:17 PM
That's what I did, I used my circular saw and got a couple inches from the wall. That gives me
some peace of mind knowing I don't have to squeeze in a 2x4 block in order to have a strong
Posted in thread: Tips for blocking between joists on 10-11-2016 at 03:05 PM
I ended up cutting out the entire subfloor of a half bath but wasn't able to make the perimeter
cuts near joists so the sides of the subfloor are "floating." I'd like to put in some 2x4
blocking to gi...
Posted in thread: Best way to cut pvc drain? on 10-11-2016 at 02:45 PM
This is what I have so far:Yeah, my face wasn't getting anywhere near that flange lol - The
pipe is too far away for the string method.Installing two pieces of plywood around the flange
didn't work be...
Posted in thread: Best way to cut pvc drain? on 10-10-2016 at 12:44 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions, I think they all would have worked but I went with splitting
the plywood in two and wrapping it around the drain. When I get a chance I'll take a pic.
Posted in thread: Best way to cut pvc drain? on 10-08-2016 at 05:37 PM
I like the idea of not having to cut the pvc or duct but is there some standard (Holmes,
perhaps lol) that says the floor will be stronger if I have one continuous piece of plywood
instead of two?
Posted in thread: Best way to cut pvc drain? on 10-08-2016 at 01:54 PM
The air duct line has been fixed.
Posted in thread: Best way to cut pvc drain? on 10-08-2016 at 01:53 PM
I cut out part of the subfloor in the bathroom because it had rotted but in order to get the
new piece of plywood in I'll have to remove the flange. I was hoping I could cut away the
vertical part but...
Posted in thread: Contractor left a hole in the basement floor after moving plumbing. Does it matter? on 09-22-2016 at 04:47 PM
Frodo, in the diagram you posted a few posts up, it shows the backer board going over the
shower pan flange. Won't this push out the bottom of the backer board putting it out of plumb?
Posted in thread: Entry door lock was drilled to open on 09-13-2016 at 08:39 PM
Thanks for all the replies. I'm calling an online lock supplier to see if they have what I
need. I measured the cylinder and it seems to match up with one I found online in terms of
dimensions and app...