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by Dia
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sink balancing
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Sink balancing

You're the best, it looks good now, and I was so worried for a minute there! I also noticed that I could tighten the connection between the countertop and the wood beneath a fraction, so I did that on the two high corners before shimming to caulk, taking out the shims was actually not a picnic, mayb...
by Dia
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sink balancing
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Sink balancing

Thank you! And do you never sleep? Any question, any time, you're there!
by Dia
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sink balancing
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Sink balancing

What is the best way to balance a drop-in countertop sink with a 3/16" ish gap corner to corner?

Replacing an 18 gauge steel one with one of those blanco silgranit ones, so it doesn't conform like the original one must have.
by Dia
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: abs slope
Replies: 2
Views: 301

abs slope

Okay, what do you do if you're told the abs in the wall leading to one of your sinks has a slight slope...the wrong way? I was told it's easy to just lift it and hold it in place. Is this true? Will it even cause problems for us if we're here less than 10 years (should I just leave it)?
by Dia
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Happy Father's Day urrrrbody! Hope you all have a good dad memory on a day like today. You're like a flower that blooms only when the sun is just at a very specific angle. lol You saw my posts and were like "I can nail this sucker right now." lol I came by to see what shenanigans were happening and ...
by Dia
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Busted! Ha I know. Damn impulses. Hey at least it lured Dia to make her intermittent appearance. :lol: Aw <3 I miss you goons and can't stay away too long ;) Husband just took me to see Grace Vanderwaal open for Imagine Dragons. Didn't know many of the songs from either set, but my god both singers...
by Dia
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 11:03 pm
Shannon wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 9:19 pm
I stay away from conversations of politics and religion as much as possible
Agreed. I say we keep it off the forum, please.
Just sayin'
by Dia
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Could be your adenoids, too. Get an adenotonsillectomy. Hard to ask for when you can't pronounce it, but he mentioned them, so I'm off the hook. Side note: I carry strep throat, so all those times that it seems to pop up out of nowhere when nobody around had tonsillitis? That's me and people like m...
by Dia
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

ENT appt today, how to I convince him to laser slice my problematic tonsils? :P
by Dia
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I don't know, is it possible to break the internet? :? :mrgreen: You would have already by now! Oh ho ho, he got you! Sprucey, I just got to learn what electrical fire smells like, right after your fan story! I went into the main atrium at my work and it smelled horrific. It's a lot more like the s...
by Dia
Wed May 30, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 6:12 am
You should post your real mug, Spruce.
This.
by Dia
Tue May 29, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron ,great new pic! Thanks! Figured it was overdue. Agreed, if going by our pics, you're definitely the happiest of us all! I wonder if we'd recognize ppl from this forum if we passed them irl. Well THAT was exciting! :roll: ... I recheck her ceiling fan and actually see smoke coming out of the s...
by Dia
Sun May 27, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 6:34 pm
Sorry, instead "my hug", I should have said "a hug". I'd never turn away a gift hug from a spunky curmudgeon lover such as yourself! :mrgreen:
Nice save, old man. ;)
by Dia
Sun May 27, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 10:19 pm
Well, I want my hug from you, so win win, right? :lol:
Wait, what? :cry:
by Dia
Fri May 25, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 11:27 am
Why can't I shake this feeling that I'm being picked on? :?

:mrgreen:
<3 Do you need another hug?
by Dia
Fri May 25, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 10:48 am
Shannon wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 6:50 am


Classic, I know! :lol: :lol:
Even worse would be "I can't give you a raise, but I can give you PRAISE!"
Dear gods, why?!
by Dia
Thu May 24, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I have to put together events and advertise for them or else I'd be on here entertaining you daily, Spruce!

And I'm groaning over here at how bad that dad joke was, Shannon. :roll: :lol:
by Dia
Thu May 24, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: No flooring under old vanity
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: No flooring under old vanity

Inorite? You can't hardly see it. Yes, it is caulk. It will get done, I just got lazy after removing it from where it connected the side of the vanity. :)
by Dia
Thu May 24, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: No flooring under old vanity
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: No flooring under old vanity

It'll do for now. The big ugly thing I pulled out of there was ridiculous, so I'm 30% happier. And I'm glad you can barely tell there's grout filler. The entire project start to finish cost something like $190, so I won't feel bad ripping the whole room apart in the next few years. :) Of course, the...
by Dia
Thu May 24, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: No flooring under old vanity
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: No flooring under old vanity

I didn't listen to you, Spruce o.0, I have tile around the base and the two cutouts are filled with grout. I feel like I betrayed you and your wisdom.
by Dia
Fri May 18, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: No flooring under old vanity
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: No flooring under old vanity

I just don't want to deal with cutting the tile that transitions to the hallway: IMG_20180518_100348.jpg Husband suggested attaching a board as a platform to the base of the vanity, up to those gable cutouts, and then just cover those with decorative things. I think it'll start to look too hack-job ...
by Dia
Fri May 18, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: No flooring under old vanity
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: No flooring under old vanity

Nothing is installed yet, it's just temp fit to see what it looks like.

I have some spare tiles that were left, but that's last, last option. They've stapled some sort of metal mesh to the old floor and tiled over.
by Dia
Fri May 18, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: No flooring under old vanity
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: No flooring under old vanity

Why, yes in fact.
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The tile cutout is the first vanity, the silicone is from the base of the second.
by Dia
Thu May 17, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: No flooring under old vanity
Replies: 11
Views: 332

No flooring under old vanity

So, I'm halfway through fixing some sad happenings in our half bathroom (whose leaking sink valves started the whole main shut off valve thing). The old-old (original with the house) vanity was tiled around, and then a newer/bigger one was put in over that weird tile cutout (that vanity was so big t...
by Dia
Tue May 15, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Not gonna lie, the quicktips post got skimmed as they were tldr at that moment, but you're giving quicktips for some valve type you're not recommending? Cheeky! Also, after basic Google research, I've decided that there are too many valve types and plumbing parts in this life. Yeah, I get kinda wor...
by Dia
Tue May 15, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

My house has gate valves both before and after my meter. Gate valves look very similar to the most common plunger-style valves, they are both multi-turn valves. But the inner guts of a gate valve are different. They're actually very reliable valves and are the style of valves used in large municipa...
by Dia
Tue May 15, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

The tips I posted were for traditional crank style valves, those that take multiple turns of the handle to actuate them. 1/4 turn valves use a ball and socket design, these simply turn 90* to actuate them so the above tips do not apply. They do not have issues with hardening seals, which is why the...
by Dia
Sat May 12, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Okay, deal. 1/4 turn ball valve and follow Sprucey's quicktips. The plumber also says to do a secondary shut off after the metre since we don't have one. Is that just so they can work on the metre without the house draining or something? And I guess as a backup option if something happens to the fir...
by Dia
Fri May 11, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I switched our kitchen faucet and now the house's main water shut off valve suddenly leaks. I called a plumber who said to call the city for a street-level shut off test before he comes out. They came and tested. It failed. They said if the next available time for them to fix it is on the weekend th...
by Dia
Mon May 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3113
Views: 86499

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

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