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How do I find gas leak behind the wall or the cabinet?

I know that you can buy a gas leak detector wand about $30 and you can scan to the pipe. However, if it's behind the wall or under the tile (You can't see the pipe). Is there anyway to check it before ...
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DIY Grout / Caulk

I have my adult son living in my basement. He noticed water dripping about a month ago, then it stopped. A month later he noticed it again. My son in law suggested it may be from the missing caulking ...
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Tiled surfaces in kitchen and bathroom…how do I refresh it to make it look better and/or newer?

Please refer to the following photos. The kitchen counter looks a bit weathered/worn and the finish is matte. The bathroom floor also looks a bit weathered/worn and the finish is also matte. The ...
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How to fix the slant of bathroom floor

This is a follow up question to How long does caulk need to dry in a 1" gap? Some additional background information is that this is in China and bathrooms are not designed for contained bathtubs/...
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Bathroom slate tile stain/decoloration

A few months ago we installed slate tiles around our bathtub/shower and we sealed them with 511 Seal & Enhance (by Miracle Sealants) . Since then we started to notice notice some areas of the ...
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What is the fastest way to remove adhesive from ceramic tile?

What is the fastest way to remove adhesive from the ceramic tile? I have no patience for removing the adhesive by using an utility knife.
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How to resolve a crack in the shower floor?

My dad did a great job renewing his bathroom, but sadly a crack has appeared on the shower's plastic floor base. He believes the crack has developed because he installed it on top of wooden beams ...
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Are Gemini Harmonie tiles and Gemini Ceramic Pool tiles safe to use for an outdoor mosaic?

Are Gemini Harmonie tiles and Gemini Ceramic Pool tiles safe to use for an outdoor mosaic? I can't find much information about them online.
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Squeaking Shower Pan

I decided a few months back to remodel a guest bathroom, and went with a fiberglass/acrylic shower pan. The pan was put in place on top of a mortar base, and then sealed to it with liquid nails. At ...
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How do I remove white residue on bathroom floor tiling?

There is white residue on my bathroom floor tiles in areas where water regularly leaks. It looks like limescale but will not budge when I try to remove it with vinegar. How can I remove it?
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How can I deep clean grout in my kitchen?

I've tried homemade recipes with baking soda and lemon juice. I've also tried store bought cleaner/repair stuff. So far, it's still dingy. Anyone know of a powerful (and somewhat safe) product that ...
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Shower Floor Tile - Please Help!

We just had glass penny round tile laid on the shower floor yesterday. It is approved for shower floors but we hate the look of it. Since it hasn't been grouted yet, can we pull these up before the ...
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Removing grout haze from the grout itself…options?

I just grouted my new shower floor yesterday using a dark gray (pewter) grout that matches the tiles. Looked great going down. I let it sit for a half hour, then began wiping off the excess with a ...
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Mortar or tile adhesive? For 9”x9” tub surround wall tiles

Would a tile adhesive or mortar be better for mounting shower wall tiles (9” x9” porcelain)?
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tiling on a roll wallpaper

hi I am thinking of using tiling on a roll wallpaper on to my kitchen tiles as I don't like them but I am not allowed to remove them. What type of glue do I need to use please ?
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What should I use to bridge gap between wooden flooring and tiles

Hi I’m just wondering what is best to use to bridge this gap. Because of the sizing I’m wanting to put a wide grout around outside edge rather than spread tiles apart too much. Area is 1250mm wide and ...
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Can I set stacked stone veneer on an interior painted Wall with mastic

This is the stone tile veneer that I want to use can anyone help me.
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Is Kerabond T with additive okay for under Ditra Heat?

I'm looking to install porcelain tile over Ditra heat mat in our kitchen. From what I read you need to use a modified thinset for under the ditra mat(over plywood subfloor), and unmodified for over ...
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How to remove stains from tile?

I have a very weird stain on the bathroom floor of an apartment I just moved into. Is there an easy way to remove this stain? Also, what is the material of this tile? Is it like a concrete tile? Or ...
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Kerdi Membrane over cement backerboard

When installing Schluter Kerdi Membrane over cement backerboard: Should I use Alkali Resistant Mesh Tape and thinset on the seams of the backer board (for long term durability to prevent each board ...

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