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by greg1
Tue May 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: glass backsplash installation
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: glass backsplash installation

thank you everyone :)
by greg1
Tue May 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: glass backsplash installation
Replies: 3
Views: 61

glass backsplash installation

I have almost a full bucket of mastic left over from another job. I plan on installing a glass backsplash tile and was wondering if i can use mastik or not? Some people suggest i should better use thinset with glass tile. Also a follow up question - if any of you have experience with glass backsplas...
by greg1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: 7 layers of flooring and possible mold
Replies: 15
Views: 156

Re: 7 layers of flooring and possible mold

Yes, unfortunately I personally always learn everything the hard way. Hopefully others will be more mindful and do their research prior to the project.
by greg1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: 7 layers of flooring and possible mold
Replies: 15
Views: 156

Re: 7 layers of flooring and possible mold

I just removed old vinyl tile in my place. Some spots were hard to remove and had similar black surface. I used a belt sander to remove many high spots and dust was everywhere. I never thought of asbestos exposure while doing it! :o
by greg1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: copper to abs connection
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: copper to abs connection

thank you!
by greg1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: copper to abs connection
Replies: 2
Views: 70

copper to abs connection

I have a copper 1.5" drain pipe and I need to attach abs pipe to it for kitchen drain. Is fernco rubber gaskets are the best way to go about it? thanks.
by greg1
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: heat register seal
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: heat register seal

Thank you Shannon. Just wanted to make sure I dont blow my house up :)
by greg1
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: heat register seal
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: heat register seal

Well, I was installing hardwood floors in the kitchen (hardwood was installed everywhere on the main floor and I also put it in the kitchen for nice continuous look), my very last row to install it is where the heat register is, and its actually half covered by dishwasher machine. Its not an option ...
by greg1
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: heat register seal
Replies: 4
Views: 61

heat register seal

Hello everyone,

Im curious if its ok to block furnace register? More specifically is it ok to seal it permanently?
Or is it a bad idea? I dont have access to it from the bottom only the register opening on the main floor.
by greg1
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing closet doors
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Installing closet doors

Probably some will be sliding and some are that are bifold.
With sliding ones I think would be harder to hide the gap if wall is uneven.
by greg1
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing closet doors
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Installing closet doors

Hello house improvements friends. I have a question about installing closet doors. I have a few of those closet openings in the house that dont have any doors. My openings are 36" and 48". the problem that I have is that some openings are slightly less at the bottom ( or top ) and wider on the other...
by greg1
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Pipe fix
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Pipe fix

Thank you for all the ideas! I never thought of removing the tape yet lol. I will inspect it tomorrow for sure.
by greg1
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Pipe fix
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Pipe fix

Hi thanks for reply!
Yes, you right, that's the toilet branch. I'm also wondering if it's possible to just order a 4" pipe of ebay and try soldering it.
If that fails might need a pro. $$$
by greg1
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Pipe fix
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Pipe fix

I have a main sewer pipe that was duct taped by previous owners. How would I go about fixing this? Can I buy a copper pipe 4" or do I need some of those fernco connections?
by greg1
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: carpet to tile transition
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: carpet to tile transition

Thanks Shannon! That would look good if I can make it work.
45.99! yikes
by greg1
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: carpet to tile transition
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: carpet to tile transition

what if i remove some of the concrete from under the front of the tile? Can i than slide that metal nosing you talking about? Or is it not possible that way
by greg1
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: carpet to tile transition
Replies: 5
Views: 160

carpet to tile transition

I'm just wondering which transition do i need to install between tile and carpeted stairs?
There are a few products I saw in the store, but they seemed kinda bulky and I wanted to do less noticeable. What would you do? I appreciate if you can send the link or pic with suggestion.

Thank you!
by greg1
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Vanity question
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Vanity question

Possibly dumb question but I have to ask. I have older house with some of those 2x8 stud walls as support for upstairs. Now they do steel support beams, but in my house there are four walls that are in the basement and that what holds the upstairs floor. So in my case those walls were kinda dictatin...
by greg1
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Burnt drill mixer?
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Burnt drill mixer?

My dewalt DW130V 9 Amp 1/2-Inch Drill smoked when I was mixing concrete the other day. I let it cool down and continued working. Today I was mixing another batch of concrete and it started to smell burnt again but wasnt smoking. Is it a sign that it going to die on me soon? It seems its till mixing ...
by greg1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: should I install my own Carpet
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Carpet install

pro it is. thanks
by greg1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: should I install my own Carpet
Replies: 4
Views: 224

should I install my own Carpet

Hey, any tutorials on carpet installation? I have roughly 900 sq ft that needs to be laid down. Is it a DIY friendly or better be left to the pros?
by greg1
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: pex pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: pex pipe

Well that segment of the pipe is actually above grade and its touching concrete in one spot. I avoided using a 90 and just bent the pex for a better flow around the framed wall. So Im kinda concerned for that area where the pipe is turning around the framed wall which is at the top where the top pla...
by greg1
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: pex pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 266

pex pipe

Can you run pex pipes 1/2" close to the foundation wall in the basement? My worry is that they can freeze in winter.
by greg1
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: what to use for backing for tiles in shower
Replies: 24
Views: 1459

Re: backing for tiles

What about green board and waterproofing it with redgard or alike? I see new construction in my area that how they do it, just drywall and waterproofing membrane.
by greg1
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: minimum Bath fan duct size
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Bath fan

Wow! thank you Spruce! thank you Shannon.
Lots of good info.
by greg1
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: minimum Bath fan duct size
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Bath fan

I think I found some that are 3 inches and some that are 4 inches also have 3 inch adapter.

Does it have to be connected using metal duct or can it be one of those flexible ones?
by greg1
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: minimum Bath fan duct size
Replies: 4
Views: 282

minimum Bath fan duct size

What is the minimum pipe size for bathroom exhaust fan? Im tight on space lol
by greg1
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: gas pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: gas pipes

Thank you Spruce. Im watching all the videos I can find now.
by greg1
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: gas pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 120

gas pipes

Can I move my own natural gas iron pipes inside the house? Or do I need a permit for that or someone qualified?
Just wondering if I could raise them a couple inches in one spot to accommodate higher ceiling.
by greg1
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: New exterior door
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: New exterior door

thanks for idea Spruce! So is screen door attaches to the trim?
First time hanging a screen door and exterior door :)