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    How to replace the floor of a small bathroom?

    Please check the pic. It looks like it's pretty bad. Do I need to remove everthing above the metal screen? Thanks.
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    How to replace the floor of a small bathroom?

    Sorry, forgot the pic. Do it again.
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    How to replace the floor of a small bathroom?

    Hello guys, Two questions for you. 1) The bag of Versabond that I have is about 3 years old. It's hard but easy to break to powder with a rubber mallet. Can I still use it or I need to buy a new bag of it; 2) after removing the tiles, please check the pic attached. The cement base is not flat...
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    How to replace the floor of a small bathroom?

    Thanks guys for your info. I'm not planning to make it a big project like what oldognewtrick said and it's too much for me. I'd do what Jeff and Joecaption recommended. Btw Jeff, what did you mean by "screw down 1/4 inch cement board "? What's the size of the screws? Joecaption, you did a...
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    How to replace the floor of a small bathroom?

    The bathroom floor has something looks like cement under the old tile, please see the attached. After removing the tiles, how much do I have to remove the cement, 1" or 2"? Do I have to use cement again or mortar? Any input is welcome. Thanks in advance.
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    Is it possible to take apart and clean up stain in a glass sliding door?

    Sorry that I probably didn't make it clear. It's the stationary part of the door that has stain in it and the sliding door has no stains at all. Because only the stationary door is of double-pane. If I want to replace the whole door, how can I take it down? Thanks.
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    Is it possible to take apart and clean up stain in a glass sliding door?

    Thanks guys for the tips. How old are they? The house was built in 1979, at least 40 years old. Filled with argon gas? I doubt they were since the seal is just rubber band as in the 2nd pic, not even silicon filler was used. I guess some rubber band cannot prevent gas from escaping. Probably...
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    Is it possible to take apart and clean up stain in a glass sliding door?

    Hello guys, I have a couple of glass sliding doors, one in the family room and the other in the walk-out basement. They are double-pane doors. But the moisture sneaked in between the panes and left stain on the inside of the glass. I can see the rubber seal on the frame is kind of stiff and...
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    How to fix a tub drain with stripped thread?

    Hello folks, Happy New Year! I tried to replace the tub drain in one of my bathrooms since leaking resulted in damage on a part of the first floor ceiling. But as I placed the drain gasket under the tub and re-installed the drain, I stripped the thread of drain pine, which cannot make the...
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    AC fan is on but no cold air coming out

    Hi, thanks for replying. Sorry I did not make myself clear: the bigger one (capacitor) is for the compressor and the smaller one for fan, I guess. I doesn't look like the big one is swollen. How can I verify if the blower is working or not? Please advise. Is there any fuse in the blower unit...
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    AC fan is on but no cold air coming out

    Hi, I got a old model central AC (brand is York). It's been working fine until a couple days ago. As I turn it on, the noise is not as loud as before. It feels like the blower in my attic is not working. I checked the compressor unit outside the house, the compressor sweats a lot; the...
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    How to repair the loose tiles in my kitchen?

    Sorry for the late reply. I tried to attach the pics but it won't let me. Here is what I did. Click 'go advance' for replying (not 'quick reply'); then 'Manage Attachment'; then 'upload a file from your computer'; then 'browse'; then the screen will freeze. I will have to restart the Internet...
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    How to repair the loose tiles in my kitchen?

    Thanks for replying. Would you be able to tell me how to attach a pic? Thanks again.
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    How to repair the loose tiles in my kitchen?

    Hi, I'm new here. The house I bought was built in 1979. The kitchen has a tile floor. But not the regular tile. It has about thousands of small pieces of tiles put together like kids' puzzle board. The spots of high traffic have loose tiles. I bought a bag of Flexbound from Home Depot. As...
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