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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-05-2012, 10:11 AM
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Posted By micgall
[QUOTE=CallMeVilla;74630]Your floor covering will...

[QUOTE=CallMeVilla;74630]Your floor covering will not help. The problem is excess moisture originating through the floor or the wall. Basic drywallis a bad choice in basements because of moisture. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-03-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By micgall
Basemet wall

Hello,

I have been working on my basement (unfinished) when I have free time. I have been installing drywall over the last year and was preparing to paint. I noticed surface mold along the floor...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-07-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,368
Posted By micgall
You won't believe it.

Travelover/CraigFL you are right. I was reading the responses and got suspicious. This is a new home. When I did the house inspection I saw dirt and debris and removed everything that was visible,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-06-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,368
Posted By micgall
sump pump base, add concrete pad?

My sump pump well is opened to the earth at the base. I would like to make a concrete pad (with holes) or have the sump sit on a stone. I dont like having the sand in there. Any concerns raised by...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-15-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,195
Posted By micgall
Thanks for the response.

Thanks for the response.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-14-2008, 05:47 PM
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Posted By micgall
sequence of bathroom fixtures

I will be servicing a basement bathroom off of a single supply line leading from a manifold (pex plumbed)
I am wondering if there is a rule of thumb.... ex: keep the toilet at the end of the line......
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-10-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,454
Posted By micgall
Even more thanks

You guys ARE good! I have decided then to go with the pre-fab. I will need only corrected a shortened drain but considering the work and potential problems I am avoiding... better bang for the buck....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-10-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,454
Posted By micgall
Glennjanie, That is smart idea (cut out the...

Glennjanie,
That is smart idea (cut out the entire shower base to gravel); I would never have considered that. Although you are trippling my work.

What would be the possible consequences of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-08-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,454
Posted By micgall
Thanks for the reply PS ... can I pour...

Thanks for the reply
PS ...
can I pour concrete on concrete to build my slope for my shower pan? for example from 1" to 1/2" toward the drain.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-07-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,454
Posted By micgall
ready to finish rough-ins in basement

I am finishing up my rough-ins for the toilet and would like to confirm the final steps.

1) connecting a toilet-offset flange; do I caulk or glue?
2) same with the shower drain?
3) which...
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