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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-30-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By sisyphus
thanks for the suggestions everyone. my wife will...

thanks for the suggestions everyone. my wife will just have to multitask and clean the shower while bathing.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-29-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By sisyphus
let me think about this. thanks again

let me think about this. thanks again
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-28-2014, 01:24 PM
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Views: 671
Posted By sisyphus
thanks for the suggestion, including the shut off...

thanks for the suggestion, including the shut off valve. however if I have to open the wall up my wife's going to kill me. this project took longer than expected. I'll have to live with it, or figure...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-28-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By sisyphus
here's a couple of pictures of the shut off...

here's a couple of pictures of the shut off valves I've tried including the laundry bib I've tried last. the laundry bib seems to lessen the amount of water coming out of the showerhead when I open...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-26-2014, 09:47 AM
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Views: 671
Posted By sisyphus
why is water coming out of the showerhead and handheld shower at the same time.

hello all, installed a new shower fixture and a handheld shower on what would normally be where the tub spout would go. I also installed one of those small shut off valve that you normally put on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-18-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By sisyphus
thanks for the responses. just went back into the...

thanks for the responses. just went back into the bathroom and used the plunger and flushed the toilet. everything is back to normal. now I'm really confused.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-18-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By sisyphus
why would new wax ring fail

Hello all, recently had to change the wax ring because of a bathroom reno. didn't have any problems until today. my son had used the bathroom and clogged it with toilet paper. used the plunger and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-08-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By sisyphus
thanks, I was refering to grout sealing. already...

thanks, I was refering to grout sealing. already used redguard for the waterproofing membrane. thanks for the responses. I will take your recommendation Mr.callmevilla
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-07-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By sisyphus
sealer for shower stall

hello all, can someone recommend a good sealer for a shower stall? thanks
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-08-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By sisyphus
thanks for all the responses. I can sleep better...

thanks for all the responses. I can sleep better at night, now that that's been clarified. why couldn't they used plain english when describing the protective cone.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-02-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By sisyphus
ok, let's see if this works,...

ok, let's see if this works, http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/frontierman01/Mobile%20Uploads/0102141753_zpsc4f1d4a4.jpg...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-02-2014, 04:01 PM
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Views: 591
Posted By sisyphus
thanks for the responses, I decided to just cut...

thanks for the responses, I decided to just cut individual pieces. just curious as to how the installer did it. must have been a pro.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-02-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By sisyphus
v notch tool for dry wall?

hello, is there such a thing as a v notch tool for cutting drywall? when I took down the drywall in the bathroom overhang that had two 45 degree outside corners, noticed that the installer had...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-01-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By sisyphus
should mortar shower pan still be sandy

happy new years all, I pored a mortar shower pan over a week ago and it seems to be very sandy. I'm able to use the edge of my trowel and scrape material up. is this normal? I thought it would harden...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-01-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By sisyphus
what are the bosses

Happy new years all, just installed a new delta shower body. on the plastic guide ring that is used as a template to bring your finish wall to, there are instructions to "remove bosses before...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-16-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By sisyphus
soldering near wall

hello all, I'm replacing the shower but the pipes are about 1/2 inch from the drywall. I have two questions, how to cut the pipes and how to solder without burning the wall down. thanks
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-05-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By sisyphus
took out the shower pan and discovered cement...

took out the shower pan and discovered cement board in place. can I just pour the new stuff onto this surface and do I still need to install metal lath in the preslope. thanks again.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-03-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By sisyphus
thanks for the advice. will have to think on...

thanks for the advice. will have to think on this. there's a lot of plumbing underneath the floor in that area. so that wouldn't be an option.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-03-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By sisyphus
thanks for the responses. I'm confuse about your...

thanks for the responses. I'm confuse about your statement about "only if this is in a shower". clarification please. thanks again.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-03-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By sisyphus
framing half wall

hello all, redoing my bathroom and framing a half wall for the shower stall. when I push on it laterally, it moves slightly. is this normal?. after I install the drywall will the wall be more rigid?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-02-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By sisyphus
stupid question about taping

Hi, this is probably a dumb question. do I need to tape the backerboard on doorway in my shower, or do I just put the thinset and tile on. thanks
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 12-01-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By sisyphus
thanks, will try to see which option is easiest....

thanks, will try to see which option is easiest. just noticed I'm a senior member! still got a lot to learn.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 12-01-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By sisyphus
framing a 22.5 outside corner

hello all, redoing my bathroom. wife wants tile shower. took out plastic shower pan and decided to use same foot print for tile shower floor. when I went to put the stud in the doorway it's out of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-23-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By sisyphus
thanks again for your advice. just want to get...

thanks again for your advice. just want to get this right the first time.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-23-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By sisyphus
thanks for the video. But I have another...

thanks for the video. But I have another question. he says that the thickness of his mortar is 2.25-2.5 thickness at the wall. my shower will be only 2 foot wide. that's a pretty thick floor for my...
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