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Jun
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comment Why does water come from toilet supply when water to house is shut off?
This is the case with my house (single-level slab) as well - I have to open the tub spout and it takes forever to drain the standing water. I'm not clear on the mechanics of it, but I have to shut off the out valve for the water heater as well as the water main. The plumber who installed our water heater a few years back got tired of waiting for the water to drain and plugged the dripping pipe he was working on with a chunk of bread. It stopped the water long enough to solder a joint, and when the water was back on, the pressure broke it up with no problem.
Jun
6
comment Gap in sealant round edge of bath, mould underneath, what to replace with
They can stink, but always use silicone-based caulking, not the latex stuff. I can't figure for the life of me the point of latex caulking - it seems to be inferior in every way to silicone.
Jun
6
answered What's the best way to protect myself from a rental house?
Jun
6
comment How do I fix a leaky toilet that only leaks from underneath?
Thank you for this - we're going to tile our bathroom floor soon, and I was very nervous about having to remove the toilet.
May
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Apr
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Apr
18
answered What type of tile should I install in a bath/shower surround?
Apr
18
accepted Will my pocket door affect my installation of a tub surround?
Apr
18
accepted Should unsanded grout become darker when wet?
Apr
11
revised What are some of your previous owner nightmares you have inherited?
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Apr
11
comment Is it worth spending extra to get a nicer circular saw?
Yet another vote for Ryobi - I bought their "cheap" circular saw for $40 at Home Depot, and the thing is a champ. Sure, it doesn't have a laser-guided sight, but it had no problem cutting concrete wetboard with a concrete blade. I own several different Ryobi-brand tools and have had no problems with any.
Apr
6
comment Building a sunken tiled bath
Here's the site translated into English by Google Translate
Apr
6
answered Why is my Lennox g40uh series furnace not turning on?
Apr
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Mar
22
asked Should unsanded grout become darker when wet?
Mar
6
comment How soon can I use my shower that I recently grouted and tiled? Should it cure first?
You've convinced me - up goes the plastic! It's definitely been an experience. The only thing left now is to seal the tub with caulk. Thanks!
Mar
6
accepted How soon can I use my shower that I recently grouted and tiled? Should it cure first?
Mar
6
comment Will my pocket door affect my installation of a tub surround?
We actually ended up tearing out all of the old drywall and retiling the whole surround instead. You can check out the finished product at this question. Thanks for the advice!
Mar
6
asked How soon can I use my shower that I recently grouted and tiled? Should it cure first?
Jan
28
answered Is there a wall outlet power meter that I can interface with from a computer?