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by bobthebuilder
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Stair stringers - replace or reinforce - what are my options? (photo attached)
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Stair stringers - replace or reinforce - what are my options? (photo attached)

Thanks Spruce, appreciate your advice. The stairs feel solid, which is why I want to preserve them instead of having them rebuilt.
by bobthebuilder
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Stair stringers - replace or reinforce - what are my options? (photo attached)
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Stair stringers - replace or reinforce - what are my options? (photo attached)

Hi all, I have a set of stairs that lead to the basement that I want to "open up" from underneath to include more storage space. I want to remove the 2x4's under the stair stringer (see photo). Looks like the previous owner reinforced the stringers with 2x4's. I can't tell if these 2x4's are structu...
by bobthebuilder
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: what to use for backing for tiles in shower
Replies: 24
Views: 1693

Re: what to use for backing for tiles in shower

I used regular drywall screws. I covered each of the screws with a small patch of kerdiband. In the photo, I ended up covering the kerdi band with aqua defense just because I had some aquadefense left over. This is totally unnecessary, as the kerdi band itself is waterproof. You can also cover the s...
by bobthebuilder
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: what to use for backing for tiles in shower
Replies: 24
Views: 1693

Re: what to use for backing for tiles in shower

Kerdi is a great product. Bullet-proof system when installed correctly :D Nice install by the way!

The Schluter line of products are by far the best on the market in my opinion (ditra, ditra heat etc.). Never had a problem with their products yet.
by bobthebuilder
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Mysterious drain pipe in basement slab
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Mysterious drain pipe in basement slab

Hi Shannon, Thanks for the reply! Now that you mention it--- that area was a bar a few decades ago. The previous owner mentioned that to me before he sold the home. Great guess! What's the best way to cap a drain that size? PS, thanks to your videos, I've learned quite a few tips that gave me the co...
by bobthebuilder
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: what to use for backing for tiles in shower
Replies: 24
Views: 1693

Re: what to use for backing for tiles in shower

I went with Denshield for my second floor bathroom, along with Mapeii Aquadefence for the seams. The product is easy to work with, and waterproof when installed properly. I actually tested the waterproof claim, and left some water inside a ring of plumber's puddy (see photo). The water was still the...
by bobthebuilder
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Mysterious drain pipe in basement slab
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Mysterious drain pipe in basement slab

Thanks A.Spruce!

That's what I figured. The pipe is around 2" in diameter.
by bobthebuilder
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Mysterious drain pipe in basement slab
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Mysterious drain pipe in basement slab

I'm currently in the demolition phase in a basement remodel, and the previous owner built a floating floor on top of a concrete slab. To my surprise, there's some sort of metal/iron drain pipe that was left exposed. There's no water or fumes coming out of the pipe. I would expect it to be an ABS pip...