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by greg1
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: carpet to tile transition
Replies: 5
Views: 174

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: 119

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: 289

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: 234

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: 234

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: 291

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: 291

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: 1565

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: 309

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: 309

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: 309

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: 130

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: 130

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: 182

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 :)
by greg1
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: New exterior door
Replies: 5
Views: 182

New exterior door

I just replaced my 60 yo exterior door at the back of the house. The house has a double drywall on both sides, the old door jamb was custom and was made to fit in the door opening. Now that I put the new door in, I made it flush with the inside wall, but the outside of the door jamb has about 1.5" d...
by greg1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Concrete slab add
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Concrete slab add

What is the way to raise concrete floors? I know there are some self leveling compounds, but they are quite expensive. Is there a cheaper alternative? I need to add a couple of inches in one of the rooms. Self levelers allow for up to 1" max I believe @ 6 sq ft per bag and $30-$40 per bag. Too expen...
by greg1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: shower planning

Thank you Shannon for all your help.
by greg1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: shower planning

One more thing- by TY do you mean to use WYE?
I know only WYE and Sanitary Tee fittings. It would seem to be more appropriate to use a WYE for venting in this situation as not to allow for any garbage backing up there. right?
by greg1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: shower planning

I think I understand now. Thank you very much for ideas! I just hope I have enough for the 2" TY now lol
I drew it in. Please correct me if Im wrong there.
by greg1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: shower planning

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by greg1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: shower planning

Thats my problem i think I have that toilet pipe, the edge of it is about 1.5" from the top of the concrete slab. I dont know if there is enough room either. Im sorry, if i understand it right, do you mean use a 3x3x3 on the end of that sewer pipe and lay it slightly on the angle. One end I would us...
by greg1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: shower planning

Im about 12 foot away from the main stack. The toilet pipe is 3"
And yes the pipe is sloped towards the main stack. from the main pipe to the top of the concrete on the other end I have about 7" of space in difference. I ran the pipe, dry fit but it doesnt really give me any extra room for venting..
by greg1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: shower planning

Hi Shannon, I have a further question. I busted up concrete in the basement and ran two lines. One for shower (left) and the other one for toilet (right). I have a slope of about .25" - .5" per foot. But I dont know how to connect the vent pipes? There is no room to tie in the venting. is it possibl...
by greg1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 578

shower planning

Just wondering if there any good tutorial on installing curb less shower from scratch in basement over slab? Any advice you'd give beforehand? thank you
by greg1
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: driveway
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: driveway

thanks :)
by greg1
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: driveway
Replies: 3
Views: 173

driveway

I have a cracked driveway, sinking and in poor shape overall. I heard about rubber paving, Do you guys have any experience with this form of paving a driveway? Would you recommend it over doing the more traditional way with concrete.
by greg1
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: hairline cracks drywall
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: hairline cracks drywall

thanks very much for tips and suggestions!
by greg1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: hairline cracks drywall
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: hairline cracks drywall

Its a drywall house. Yes in some places it looks like the cracks running where the seams are suppose to be... other places they appear to be seldom placed. Also I believe there is a double layer of drywall installed. One is 1/2" and another is 3/8". Should I be worried about asbestos if I want to sc...
by greg1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: hairline cracks drywall
Replies: 5
Views: 301

hairline cracks drywall

Hi guys, I have these cracks on my walls that Im trying to fix. they are pretty much throughout the whole house, on the ceiling and in some places on the walls, every room has at least one crack like shown in the pictures. Im pretty sure its not a structural issue, probably just from the house being...
by greg1
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: window jambs
Replies: 2
Views: 165

window jambs

what is the material that is used for interior window jambs? Is it wood or mdf? what would be the thickness of it? Or you can just use drywall?