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comment Caulking a round corner stand up shower
I would call manufacture, show them (last) picture and ask them what is supposed to be there. Walls aren't ever a perfect 90 but it might be far off. These kits will only cover an inch or 2 off over the length.
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comment Noise insulation on a door that connects bedroom and bathroom
You could put a bookcase, big blanket, huge mirror, whatever in front of the door. If you are never using it you can remove the handle on the one side so whatever you put there is flat.
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answered Caulking a round corner stand up shower
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comment Spilt bleach on stained hardwood floor
Note that this was mad much worse because there looks to be nothing protecting the floors other than stain. I would just use marker or matching stain. In most applications and every rental I have seen you would have some sort of poly coats protecting your wood.
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reviewed Close Hooking up a home theater system with both analog and digital devices?
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reviewed Reviewed Are there any ductless mini split systems that offer standard HVAC wiring controls?
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reviewed Reviewed What are the “must do” tasks before winter hits?
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reviewed No Action Needed What can I do about this gap between the sill/exterior board and the subfloor?
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comment Is the Nest thermostat smart enough to turn itself on BEFORE you get home?
@masedesign - yes I am sure the Nest saves money. Just like keeping your tires properly inflated. Do I need a gadget to auto pump my tires? You know the list of issues people have had with Nest products?
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comment Do acrylic glu-up tub surrounds require backer boards, waterproof membrane underneath?
@ChileabConstruction - Correct. But you aren't installing on greenboard, it is on the kerdi membrane. In my area the redgard debate is beginning because people want to tile tubs with greenboard plus redgard. Some inspectors OK it some don't. I personally think it is fine but haven't done it.
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comment Running irrigation pipes under a large concrete pad
Nothing wrong with calling a concrete place and asking if the drill under - often they do. You might get a lower quote if you say they have the option of going under or digging up a section.
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comment Running irrigation pipes under a large concrete pad
Would your neighbor care if you dug up their yard and promised to make it look nicer (throw in some landscaping in the deal)? I would not care at all if my neighbor dug lines in my yard as long as they don't change water runoff and made it look normal after.
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answered If walls and floors aren't exactly perpendicular, which side should I align tile with?
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answered Running irrigation pipes under a large concrete pad
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comment Do acrylic glu-up tub surrounds require backer boards, waterproof membrane underneath?
@Matthew - You are correct. Except the PVC surrounds are the only exception (some counties let you do greenboard for granite/marble slabbing too). I have yet to go through an install and have an inspector say anything. Obviously the greenboard is mentioned in my permit plans so they would usually bring it up then.
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answered Do we need to re-install tiles if it was exposed to water for 20 minutes after installation?
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revised would a bathroom without a gfci outlet be a violation in a rented appartment
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comment would a bathroom without a gfci outlet be a violation in a rented appartment
You can switch outlets for less than $10 with a pair of pliers, screwdriver, and the power to that (or everything) turned off.
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reviewed No Action Needed would a bathroom without a gfci outlet be a violation in a rented appartment
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reviewed No Action Needed how to stop running leakage in water sump