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I once built a thing.


Apr
1
asked What are my insulation options around a shower?
Mar
25
comment How can I mount K-728 diverter valve without any clearance behind it?
You are exactly right. The instruction manual that came with the part did not specify a total wall-cavity width, it only referenced a wall width (the actual drywall+tile itself). I had to look online at the spec sheet (us.kohler.com/webassets/kpna/catalog/pdf/en/1145567_4.pdf) to find that it can actually stick out farther than the wall by a certain amount and it shows how to measure it at the bottom of the last page. Feel free to modify your answer to make it more clear based on new info if you wish
Mar
25
accepted How can I mount K-728 diverter valve without any clearance behind it?
Mar
25
revised How can I mount K-728 diverter valve without any clearance behind it?
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Mar
25
comment How can I mount K-728 diverter valve without any clearance behind it?
I think I found what I need... This is not in the manual I have. I only found it online: us.kohler.com/webassets/kpna/catalog/pdf/en/1145567_4.pdf
Mar
24
comment How can I mount K-728 diverter valve without any clearance behind it?
Perhaps I can move them forward a bit. If I move the mixer valve forward, I will definitely have to cut a bigger hole (for the entire white piece to stick out of). I believe the instructions gave two options... small hole or big hole. I've been having a hard time understanding them though.
Mar
24
comment How can I mount K-728 diverter valve without any clearance behind it?
There are screw holes on the diverter to screw it into something behind it. In my case, there's just drywall there for the other side of the wall. I obviously can't screw into that. It's a Kohler diverter so I will look in the instructions a bit more to see if they have suggestions.
Mar
24
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Mar
24
comment How can I mount K-728 diverter valve without any clearance behind it?
@Steven I'm not sure what you mean. They come off of the sides/top/bottom of the diverter. It's a regular 16" OC spacing so there is plenty of top/bottom/side clearance.
Mar
24
asked How can I mount K-728 diverter valve without any clearance behind it?
Mar
17
comment What is the silicone-like coating on CREE LED light bulbs?
Acts like fly paper? I've had one for a while and I don't have any flies attracted to it
Mar
11
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Mar
8
comment What backer board should I use in shower ceiling?
One reason I like cement board is simply because it can fit into my car easier with the 3x5 sheets :)
Mar
8
asked What backer board should I use in shower ceiling?
Feb
15
comment Proper way to install double-layer of subfloor?
Alrighty, I am Ok with calling it underlayment then. I assumed in a tile situation it is whatever would be allowing the subtle movements between the layers
Feb
15
comment Proper way to install double-layer of subfloor?
Ok sounds good. I read somewhere that I should not glue the two layers of ply together. Any comment on that? Also, how flat does my subfloor/underlayment need to be? The farthest range (using a laser) was 1/4" from lowest point to highest point on the joists
Feb
14
comment Proper way to install double-layer of subfloor?
In my case the 2nd layer of ply should still be considered the subfloor. This is where I'm getting thrown off.
Feb
14
comment Proper way to install double-layer of subfloor?
The second layer of plywood is not to be considered underlayment as I understand it. Is this incorrect? "underlayment-- a layer between a subfloor and a finished floor that facilitates leveling and adhesion."
Feb
14
asked Proper way to install double-layer of subfloor?
Feb
10
comment How to properly install tongue and groove plywood subfloor?
Perfect, thank you!