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Is it acceptable to remove freshly (1 day old) installed porcelain tile and reuse it to correct a bad layout?

With one day of installation work completed I checked the layout and realized it would result in sliver cuts along some of the main walls. This morning I stopped them from continuing work and their ...
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How straight should a tile ledger board be and what would you recommend me to use for that?

How straight should a tile ledger board be and what would you recommend me to use for that ? 2x4s are pretty crooked and it is really difficult to find one that is really straight if it matters, I am ...
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Ceramic tile layout

I am remodling a shower with interior dimensions of 60 x 36". I am doing a stacked bond pattern with 12 x 24" tiles. On the end walls the tile will extend past the shower 6" so the ...
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Which floor tiling pattern is more challenging for a relatively straight floor and larger tiles, staggered (1/3) or straight set?

So here is the final design I would like to implement. The small shelves to the left of the toilet are designed to conceal the main stack and to constructively use the space that left between the ...
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Possible to adjust tile layout halfway though?

tiling a 100 sqft bathroom with 12x24 porcelain tile. I am about 1/3rd done and called it quits for the day. I used a laser level but I think I messed up or it shifted (first time tiling anything) and ...
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How are electrical circuits routed in a kitchen island or peninsula without a knee wall?

I am trying to refine and finalize the cabinet layout for my kitchen remodel project. One new run of cabinets will form an L-shaped peninsula, as shown here: In similar layouts I've seen a knee wall ...
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Plumbing layout with many constraints

Attached is an image with constraints labeled. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to connect all this together. My best thinking so far is to run the shower with a center drain to the toilet with ...
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Where to put new fridge? [closed]

Just bought our first house and we're trying to make two main improvements to the kitchen:   There's no microwave and not really enough counter space for one (But I'll save this for a subsequent post)...
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Turning an HMO into a family home

I am considering purchasing a house that for the past ten years has been an HMO (House of Multiple Occupancy - so each room is rented separately, with a shared kitchen). I'm in the UK. Because of ...
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How to make layout batter boards for shed level without rotary laser?

I am trying to build a shed on a bit of a slope in my backyard. From what I understand, the best way to lay out the outline of the shed is with batter boards. I attempted to use a water level today ...
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What Type of Roof is This?

I'm trying to figure out what the name is for the roof structure my home has - it's a single level late 70s ranch, side-gabled, but the roof is broken up into multiple segments. Is there a name for a ...
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What can I do to make my downstairs layout better?

Hi. Looking to modify our downstairs since the house isn't selling and it doesn't work in its current state. We've had a structural engineer out so load bearing walls have been identified. What would ...
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vanity separated from shower by doorway and toilet

I want to remodel a small bathroom to add a double-sink vanity. Currently the layout looks roughly like this, with a single-sink vanity: I've looked at keeping everything on the "west" wall, but ...
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Basement apartment layout [closed]

I would like to turn my basement into an apartment. It has a kitchen and a bathroom and some unfinished space, but there is no bedroom and the windows are laid out in a way that makes it hard for me ...
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Porch & Foyer on same circuit?

Will it pass code if I put the Porch and Foyer (both receptacles and lights) on the same circuit?
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How to: Electrical Wiring Distance & Voltage Drop

Electrical plan shows exterior receptacles on 4 sides of house. House is 250 linear feet. Considering the voltage drop calculations here: What is the maximum 12/2 wire length from a 20A breaker to a ...
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Should I use 10/2 wire for a lengthy 20A circuit?

I'd like to get some expert/nec compliant advice on my wiring layout. This week I'll be wiring the foyer, porch, living room, patio, kitchen, dining, gallery and hallway to master bedroom. I was ...
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What is code or common rule when securing multiple electrical lines?

What is common practice or code when running new electrical lines in a home(15 amp/20 amp) in a basement that feed up to the 1st and 2nd floor of a home? Is there a rule on how many wires can be run ...
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Small bathroom - feasible layout?

With a tiny (5' by 6') bathroom we never have enough space. Current layout is like this: Is the following feasible? Particularly in terms of drainage from the shower? Currently the bath "waste" is ...
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Basement supporting wall header increase

We are finally in the process of finishing our basement after a number of years. I have a load bearing wall that has a header for a doorway, however, we are looking to have a more open hallway. I ...
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Is it acceptable to put the bathroom entrance in the living room? [closed]

The bathroom (shower+toilet) and living room are located next to each other (see image bellow). One option for making an entrance to the bathroom is by putting the door on the living room’s wall (B), ...
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How should I lay my engineered flooring to account for a hearth?

I'm scratching my head over how to layout some new flooring in relationship to our walls vs. hearth. This is an engineered floor with somewhat wide boards (about 4.5") As it happens, I could lay ...
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Should I run laminate continuously through rooms, or separate with T moulding?

I am installing laminate flooring in an area that has two bedrooms and a living area. The bedrooms are about 150 sq ft each and the living space is around 250 sq ft. --------------- ----------...
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How can you reverse a sliding glass door?

We have a sliding glass door to our patio. The opening side is jammed up against a wall, meaning you have to scrape against that wall unless you throw the door all the way open. On the other side ...
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Where should the floor transition from tile to carpet go?

I have 2 rooms planned, one will be tiled and the other will be carpeted with a door opening between them. Where should the tile stop and the carpet begin? In the figure below I have 3 different ...
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What is the standard distance between a table and a banquette?

We just moved into a new condo that has a small area (43"x120") off the kitchen that I am thinking of converting to a dining nook with a narrow table. Considering the dimensions, it seems ...
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Why does my house carry sound so much?

My home is a 1100sqft, single story home and it carries sound very far and clearly. It make the house 'loud'. When I sneeze loud I hear a high pitch echo. Voices seem to be amplified and with a ...
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Can a stove be beneath a window

I'm upgrading my kitchen and after endless deliberating, feel that the kitchen is best laid out having the stove directly beneath a window (the window is about 8" above the stove). I was wondering ...
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Suggestion for bedroom furniture for a small home?

I have a very small home ( about 50 m2 ). Currently in my bedroom I have 2 desks and 3 bookshelves, but there is no space for a bed ( my wife wants to kill me :D ). The bedroom size is about 12 m2 ...
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Is there a good way to lay out a right angle?

Today we set up batter boards and put out marking strings to prepare for constructing a round deck. We wanted 2 strings that marked the center lines, crossing each other at 90 degrees. We set up ...
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Is there an average number of outlets that are wired off of one circuit breaker?

I recently demolished my basement to start a reconstruction/improvement project. My first horror was the electrical layout. I've got hidden junctions, mismatched wire sizes, improper junctions and ...
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Where should I start tiling my bathroom wall?

The bathroom I'm about to tile has a complex layout, and I've never put tile on a wall before. Let me see if I can paint a verbal picture... The room is approx. 6'("short side") by 10'("long side"). ...
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