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Nov
12
comment Low hot water pressure in one fixture after water heater replacement
Thanks! I took apart the mixing assembly and it turned out there were bits of solder stuck in one of the pressure regulator pistons. After removing it, everything is back to normal.
Dec
26
comment How to remove faux fireplace?
Nope, the chimney is nowhere near this.
Dec
7
comment How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
If my Googling serves me, that'd essentially be framing a floor with 2x4's and covering that with plywood. I'm not sure I can afford the to lose 4" of height without it starting to be a little too cramped.
Dec
7
comment How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
What would that involve?
Dec
7
comment How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
I did use a lead check kit and wiped the test unit over all the various layers and it came up clean. I think based on your answer, I may grab a grinding cup to replace my sanding disc, and try and remove as much as possible, then use the leveler. I was likely going to have to do that anyway, as the existing floor while pretty flat isn't as flat as the 1/8" over 10ft span requirement for slate tile. These conrete-based leveler compounds should bond OK even though the surface will probably still be pretty non-porous?
Dec
7
comment How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
Ideally slate, but I haven't fully decided yet. If not, then likely normal ceramic tile.
Nov
19
comment How can I tile the raised edges in my basement?
Thanks, this is a lot more simple than what I originally had in mind. I'm going to give it a shot. Do I need to worry at all about expansion/contraction of the plywood due to humidity changes?
Oct
31
comment Can I install drywall on the ceiling, without removing crown molding?
Thanks for the tips, I'll let you how it turns out.
Oct
30
comment Can I install drywall on the ceiling, without removing crown molding?
Thanks Bryce - generally I am in favor of preserving my plaster - the house is full of it and it definitely adds character. In this case I was looking at several thousand dollars in repair costs based on the quotes I got, for a basement room I don't generally use, so replacement seemed like a better option at the time. We'll see..