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by DPFAST
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Can I use galvanized pipe holder on copper pipe?
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: Can I use galvanized pipe holder on copper pipe?

Thanks Spruce. No I did not solder anything just placed the galvanized pipe clamp around the loose Cooper pipe. All the green stuff is from the time when they built this townhome I think. As long as I can wait few months before I can fix this I'm happy. One more thing though. This elbo, is this a ga...
by DPFAST
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Can I use galvanized pipe holder on copper pipe?
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Can I use galvanized pipe holder on copper pipe?

Hi again guys. Several months ago I've repaired a loose shower head pipe by opening the wall around it and attaching a galvanized pipe clamp to a copper pipe. Before I did that I was advised on another board to use only copper or galvanized clamps. 1530143703504.jpg Now I am reading that you are not...
by DPFAST
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Need advice for a closet door ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Need advice for a closet door ideas

Ok, so I finally got my PVC bifold door and installed it. 20181211_135613.jpg They were on back-order for a month as I wanted a lighter, smaller and already white door. Unfortunately my walls are not that straight so using the string/weight method did not work for me to align top with bottom. I went...
by DPFAST
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: What caused this and why?
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: What caused this and why?

I have seen paint do that when applied to thick at a time? Or if it did not bond right to the original surface because of contamination. Are you sure it was not there from the start and you just did not notice it? I don't think I would of paint it over this even 12 years ago when I did not know any...
by DPFAST
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: What caused this and why?
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: What caused this and why?

If the lines are perfectly straight, then it is indeed cracking along a tape line or joint. If it's tape, it's probably because it wasn't bedded properly when installed, usually the result of squishing too much mud out from under the tape. If you lightly tap along both sides of the crack, you might...
by DPFAST
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: What caused this and why?
Replies: 7
Views: 117

What caused this and why?

Maybe 12 years ago when we moved in to this townhome I've repainted this room but since few months ago I've been noticing these paint cracks on the wall. It looks like it's on both sides of a drywall tape. Does anyone knows why this is happening? Easiest way to fix it? And can this be a sign of a bi...
by DPFAST
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?
Replies: 18
Views: 216

Re: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?

Just a note: Half the questions you are asking are on the product packaging. I know but when they say 24 to 72 hours I'm not sure which way to go. Same thing on the water/grout ratio, their ratio didn't work for me so I started with water first then started adding grout and mix it using power drill...
by DPFAST
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?
Replies: 18
Views: 216

Re: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?

yes seal your tiles a couple times. Here is an article I found about sealing granite tops it is a quick read is has a good system for seeing if you need to seal them.https://thegraniteguy.us/granite-countertop-blog/water-test-seal-granite-countertops/ Great article, Thanks Shannon. So I just comple...
by DPFAST
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?
Replies: 18
Views: 216

Re: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?

Looks good! Thanks so much :D Mortar or mastic really does not matter on this project. Never be enough water on this back splash to make any difference IMO. Most videos on YT show Mastic being used on top of a 4" backsplash so the water mainly effects that 4" backsplash and not the tile above it. Y...
by DPFAST
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?
Replies: 18
Views: 216

Re: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?

Just finished installing the mosaic tile using white Mortar as the adhesive. I went with Mortar over Mastic since there will be a lot of water splashing and Mortar will be waterproofed, right? I was also able to use a angle grinder with a diamond cutting wheel to cut the tiles accordingly. Very dust...
by DPFAST
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?
Replies: 18
Views: 216

Re: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?

The silicone is fine unless it will show afterwards or hinders the placement of the tiles. Shannon, I've been watching few of your videos on the backsplash installation ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2leAv5Eurk) and I was wondering if in my case I would also install the tiles directly to the gr...
by DPFAST
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?
Replies: 18
Views: 216

Re: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?

I would raise the height of the splash. Add a row or two of the tiles and problem solved. That's what I am going to do. Question- Do I remove the temporary silicone from between the countertop and the wall before installing the tile since I'll be caulking there after tile is installed anyway to mat...
by DPFAST
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?
Replies: 18
Views: 216

Re: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?

There's a few things you can do. 1 - Raise height of backsplash so that receptacle is fully within the tile field. 2 - Put a ring of tile around the receptacle so that there is an even reveal around the cover plate. 3 - Put a ring of tile around the receptacle so that it is flush with the edge of t...
by DPFAST
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?
Replies: 18
Views: 216

How do I tile around only part of the power outlet?

I am getting ready to tile a backsplash around my newly installed vanity but during the planning process I've noticed possible problem I may encounter. My tile sheets are 12x12 but I will be using only 7 inches of it. My power outlet sits only few inches above the vanity top and the top of the tiles...
by DPFAST
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Need advice for a closet door ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Need advice for a closet door ideas

I may try a bi-fold option again but this time something made of a lighter weight. My old ones were so heavy made from MDF I think? I'll look around. Thanks
by DPFAST
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 103
Views: 1136

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

Wash the door and jamb down with TSP and a scrubby sponge, this will clean dirt and grease from the surfaces and etch them ready for paint. If the paint is significantly yellowed, it may be oil base, in which case you should prime it first, the BE123 will work fine. Follow with top coat of your cho...
by DPFAST
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Need advice for a closet door ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Need advice for a closet door ideas

Hi. I am remodeling my bathroom and have this very small closet where I had a bi-fold doors for years but the problem with it was that when open they took out additional almost 3 inches of space in the door opening. The closet opening is 18x80. Are there any bi-fold doors that when open are less tha...
by DPFAST
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 103
Views: 1136

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

So I decided to do my lower baseboard panels today. I got couple of 16 feet 3.75 inch wide MDF White panels and finished my white baseboards finally. 20181119_142701.jpg First I couldn't figure out how to measure for 45 angle on my miter saw but after destroying couple of feet of panels I got it. I ...
by DPFAST
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 103
Views: 1136

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

My square ceramic tiles are by no means trendy... they are about as generic and institutional as all get out. I like them because of the ease of installation (they cut like BUTTER), and the sheer practicality of them. They are much better than a bathroom left untiled, too, simply for moisture mitig...
by DPFAST
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 103
Views: 1136

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

Don't know what kind of places you have, Dal-tile is a VERY common brand, carried by most big boxes. If you are in or near a major city, they probably have a retail outlet near you. Word of warning, if you go to a tile supplier, you will be inundated with choices you never dreamed of, so tread caut...
by DPFAST
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 103
Views: 1136

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

Just a little detail I noticed: the red and blue pex in your cabinet I assume are for hot and cold supply respectively. Typically hot is always on the left and cold on the right. You can easily correct the reversal inside the vanity by crossing over the supply lines from the faucet to the shut-offs...
by DPFAST
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 103
Views: 1136

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

Bathroom sinks in the US typically use 1 1/4" slip-joint waste assemblies (kits), and kitchen sinks use 1 1/2" slip-joint waste assemblies (kits). They look nearly identical, save for that extra 1/4 inch, so you got to make sure you're getting the right size kit depending what sink you're dealing w...
by DPFAST
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 103
Views: 1136

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

Thanks everyone for helping me out in this very first bathroom project of mine. It started with what supposed to be only a bathroom vanity update and I ended up learning how to do simple plumbing, skimcoat, mudding, etc. So thanks again for sharing your knowledge with me. I'm almost done ✌️ 20181116...
by DPFAST
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 103
Views: 1136

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

Great info guys so thanks soo much for that. Problem I am having is that none of my local home depot or Menards stores sell the 1 1/4 P-Trap w/ cleanout. All they have is the 1 1/2 size. All they have in 1 1/4 is couple in brass finish that I don't need. I was wondering if I could just continue from...
by DPFAST
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 103
Views: 1136

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

The top does not have attached backsplash. I've attached a sink already though. Me and my neighbour we were able to somehow put that top in. I had to cut out more than the planned 1/8 as you can see from the left wall, the original cutout was too small and the top rested on the left wall scraping it...
by DPFAST
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 103
Views: 1136

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

Stick your tape against the wall on the right, measure out 6" at the front and back of the counter top. Now measure from the left wall to your marks, this will give you a definitive answer on whether the top will fit or not. You can also use cardboard or heavy paper to make a template of the top to...
by DPFAST
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 103
Views: 1136

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

OK. So I was able to fix and paint the remaining wall around the plumbing. I was also able to assemble the complete vanity along with level it with shims and securing it to the wall studs. Everything feels solid. Now it's finally time for the very heavy marble top with sink attached. I will need a s...
by DPFAST
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 103
Views: 1136

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

You're not actually "gluing" the pipes together, the glue is more of a solvent that melts the pipe so that the pieces fuse together. The point of the 1/4 turn is that it helps to remove air bubbles and mix the two pieces together, creating a better fusion. As long as you slathered both pieces good ...
by DPFAST
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 103
Views: 1136

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

You should be fine on the drain lines if you glued the joints would not worry about it. Yes I did glued the joints well I'm sure but I did not turned the connection by 45-90 degrees as Spruce was mentioning earlier. What I did was first the cleaner, then the purple glue and then held it in for a mi...
by DPFAST
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 103
Views: 1136

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

Ya that all looks much better and will work well for your situation. Thanks Shannon. After closing off the wall, I forgot to test the drain pipe for any leakage :shock: I am not sure what to do now. I made a definitely very solid connections using this White & Purple glue so I am hoping things are ...