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Old 11-03-2008, 09:55 AM   #1
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Just Wanted To Say Hi From The Big Easy. When It Comes To Renovating Not Everything Is Easy So I Found This Site To Help With Some Odd And End Diy Projects. If I Can Be Of Any Help Please Let Me Know.

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Old 11-03-2008, 10:24 AM   #2
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Welcome!

I'm sure ya'll still have a lot of renovating to do so please feel free to share anything you have! We're all here to share experiences and learn from each other.

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Old 11-03-2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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I'VE DONE SEVERAL BATHROOM REMODELS DOWN HERE AND RECENTLY FOUND ONE THAT WAS A LITTLE UNUSUAL. THE FLOOR HAD ABOUT 2 INCHES OF MORTOR POURED ON TOP OF THE EXISTING SLAB THEN STANDARD 4X4 TILES WERE INSTALLED ON TOP. THIS GAVE THE BATHROOM FLOOR 2 INCHES OF A STEP UP FROM THE SLAB LEVEL WHEN ENTERING. THE BATHTUB AND VANITY WERE "SUNK IN" NOT ON TOP OF MORTOR BUT ON THE SLAB FOR SOME REASON.

I FOUND THIS TO BE UNNECESSARY THEREFORE, BEGAN THE GRULING TASK OF REMOVING THE FLOOR TILE AND MORTOR. AFTER USING A SLEG HAMMER AND ABOUT A MILLION BLOWS I REMOVED ABOUT 500+ POUNDS OF DEBRIS.

UPON COMPLETION OF THE DEMO I REALIZED THE CLOSET FLANGE FOR THE TOILET WAS AT LEAST 2 INCHES TO HIGH NOW. IT WAS CAST IRON AND IN THE CEMENT SLAB FOR ABOUT 40 YEARS. TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM I USED A BAND SAW AND CUT THE PIPE/FLANGE DOWN TO ABOUT 1/2" ABOVE THE SLAB LEVEL. I THEN PUT A NEW FLANGE ONTO THE EXISTING PIPE AND THE PROBLEM WAS SOLVED. NEW FLANGE WAS PVC, IT FIT INTO THE OLD PIPE AND A RUBBER GASKET EXPANDED INSIDE WHEN ALLEN BOLTS WERE TIGHTENED AS DIRECTED.

WHEN THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY. EVERYTHING WENT REALLY GOOD AND THERE WAS NO PROBLEM WHEN INSTALLING NEW CERAMIC FLOORING A NEW TUB AND NEW TOILET. A LOT OF WORK BUT IT WAS WORTH IT.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:04 PM   #4
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Hi and Welcome to the site.

Tip: You might want to use lower case letters when posting. Using all upper case (capitals), is the equivalent to "shouting" on the internet.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:35 AM   #5
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Thanx, I'm sure that I, as well as all others will find that information very useful.
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Welcome to the website bro.
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Welcome to the site. Even after spending about 5 months after Katrina in NO and MS, it is still one of my favorite places to visit. I love the seafood and always make sure I get one meal of shrimp at Pascal's Manale in NO.

You will find that many people wil have a hard time understanding the different ways things were originally built if you are NO and near the river or coast.

Welcome!!

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