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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By CallMeVilla
I would try a quality plumbing supply place...

I would try a quality plumbing supply place first.

If not, try this ... readily available on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/ADAPTER-FAUCET-TO-GARDEN-HOSE/dp/B002FYIVBO
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-11-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By CallMeVilla
Construction adhesive in the holes BEFORE adding...

Construction adhesive in the holes BEFORE adding the slivers might be a great idea. Sure, you can add it to the backside of the bracket too.

You should also check for swelling of the window frame...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-11-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By CallMeVilla
This is a common maintenance problem. Wood can...

This is a common maintenance problem. Wood can only last for so long before it starts to breakdown. Here are some ideas:

1. Remove the screws. Cut thick slivers of hardwood such as oak or ash...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-10-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By CallMeVilla
This is a very helpful video which takes you thru...

This is a very helpful video which takes you thru a diagnostic step-by-step.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81-RGI8pCno

If you cannot solve it with this approach, you might have to get a tech...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By CallMeVilla
Been here, done this ... Exterior venting is...

Been here, done this ... Exterior venting is mandatory for your appliances. Make sure it is clear from any upstairs windows so your off-gasses do not come back inside. That means your ducting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By CallMeVilla
Here are some more shots ... My role was...

Here are some more shots ... My role was pre-wiring for high end home theatre. Darn! Never got to swing a hammer seriously.

Sorry, Olddog ... Had just enough time to see the EIGHT fireworks...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-08-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By CallMeVilla
Charleston Project

Just back from a project in Charleston, South Carolina ... House dates from late 1700's and was improved in the 1800's. On this go-around, every room was gutted except for the stunning original...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-29-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By CallMeVilla
Is it reasonable to think about underpinning the...

Is it reasonable to think about underpinning the corner where the damage has happened? You'd have to allow for the weeping tile system but if the footing is too shallow, then some kind of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 06-29-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By CallMeVilla
The door is probably painted with latex paint. ...

The door is probably painted with latex paint. The spray primer is solvent based. The "blisters" you see are the reaction of the latex paint to the solvent. Yes, you got to bare metal but the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-29-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By CallMeVilla
In many ways, cork floors are a good solution to...

In many ways, cork floors are a good solution to the impact noise control problem. They are relatively inexpensive; squares of cork are available for as little as a dollar per square foot (as of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-28-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By CallMeVilla
If you tile the shower area, thinset for the...

If you tile the shower area, thinset for the walls plus grout and grout sealer
If you tile the floor, thinset and grout and sealer for the floor.
Need in-floor heating? Plan on the mesh, the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-28-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By CallMeVilla
Well, Vicky it makes me wonder how you got the...

Well, Vicky it makes me wonder how you got the 2x4 OUT in the first place! If the faucet was attached with screws on the front side, how did you remove it?

If the "faucet" is a shower mixer, it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-28-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By CallMeVilla
Send that "contractor" away ... This is clearly a...

Send that "contractor" away ... This is clearly a moisture intrusion problem. Yes, I would change out the wax ring ... but the flooring cannot be fixed. The stain is permanent. The stain in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 06-27-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By CallMeVilla
If there is a cause, it must be condensation, not...

If there is a cause, it must be condensation, not the magnets ... This is not a "weird science" moment. :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-23-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By CallMeVilla
Well ... NOW you raise another issue. Perhaps it...

Well ... NOW you raise another issue. Perhaps it WAS a framing mistake! How could the peak of the ceiling be supported in mid-air? Neal is pretty good at figuring these things out ... I cannot...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-23-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By CallMeVilla
Does your family own a level? Honestly, I am...

Does your family own a level? Honestly, I am reading this and wondering how the hell this could have happened.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-r12l904ow

Or you could have rented a laser...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-23-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By CallMeVilla
Your pics make it clear you can re-route the...

Your pics make it clear you can re-route the drain to the right in the stud bay. Here is a pic of my concept. You can lose that destroyed stud issue and have an easy way to go. Just punch up fro...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-22-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By CallMeVilla
The skim coat or "parge" can be easily repaired. ...

The skim coat or "parge" can be easily repaired. Just chip it back to solid material then apply stucco patch with a trowel. Let the patch setup for a while then smooth the texture using a rubber...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-22-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By CallMeVilla
Your structure is compromised. That many...

Your structure is compromised. That many adjoining studs is carrying weight to some point in the basement from someplace above. I would certainly restore the structure!

Is there no possible...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-22-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By CallMeVilla
I would be very careful about pre-sanding or...

I would be very careful about pre-sanding or disturbing the ceiling. The original paint was most certainly leaded ... not really healthy. Minimize the disruption.

The mesh tape is the call...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-19-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By CallMeVilla
Get Zen grasshopper and think like water ...The...

Get Zen grasshopper and think like water ...The bubbling seems to be below the skylight closest to the shower. Condensation from steam might occur with colder air in the light box leading to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-16-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By CallMeVilla
Not following your project here. The end pieces...

Not following your project here. The end pieces (without splashed) on laminate tops I have done are simply laminate with a heat activated glue. You just iron them on then trim with a laminate...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-15-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By CallMeVilla
Sorry, but the bigger problem is the plane of the...

Sorry, but the bigger problem is the plane of the wall not being far enough out to let the bottom course of tile overlap the flange. I build my wall 1/8" above the level line of the tub using shims...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-14-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 949
Posted By CallMeVilla
Just replaced O-ring on a faucet ... had to slip...

Just replaced O-ring on a faucet ... had to slip it under the top nut because the neck would not easily detach ... Managed nicely, tightened the nut and BINGO! No leaks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-12-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By CallMeVilla
Ewwww .... Gotta kill that sucker. Eliminating...

Ewwww .... Gotta kill that sucker. Eliminating the moisture stops the growth of fungus but the spores will remain viable so you have to kill them too. Bleach will only kill the surface stuff but...
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