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  1. Plumbing
    So we have this old galvanized piping that will be replaced but we need to put the on off valve back on in the mean time to allow the rest of the house to have water. It just won’t turn and catch the threads 😡! We even cut the uneven end and it still won’t go. Pictures of the one we can’t get...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hi all, I'm working on rebuilding a bathroom that was unfinished when we moved into our new house back in September. It previously had a disconnected clawfoot tub sitting on a subfloor. We're installing an alcove tub and shower, and tiling the back and side walls, as well as a bench (space...
  3. HVAC
    I am remodeling a 1985 bathroom. The old vanity had a hollow base which had a tie kick plate on the front routed back to the in floor ductwork. Our intention is to put in a new vanity without a closed in base. Therefore the duct becomes visible. There is a 90deg duct, but the lower edge of this...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi Everyone, New to the chatroom but I feel this is the best for getting some much needed help. Bought my 1970 Ranch in Summer of 2018. Did a lot of remodeling. In Summer of 2019 my wife and I remodeled the master bathroom. Since it has been completed we have had repetitive screw popping on the...
  5. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    About to completely gut and remodel our master bath. We've lived in our house for 16 years. Our master bath has two doors: one from our bedroom, and another that goes out to the hallway across from the laundry room, and adjacent to the side garage door. It's very handy, and my husband and I have...
  6. Building & Construction
    I remodeling the master bathroom and will be installing cork backed vinyl plank flooring. The existing floor is pretty beat-up from removing the previously installed tile and backer board. I'm thinking I should add 1/4" plywood to the particle board sub floor to insure a smooth surface...
  7. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I want to remodel my kitchen and bathroom by countertops. I lived in worcester massachusetts.I need an expert who can help me to remodel.
  8. Plumbing
    We are looking to make this tub function as a shower without having to tear up the tile. The problem seems to be that the faucet is deck mounted as opposed to wall mounted. We have found products that convert a wall mounted faucet to a shower, but not for a deck mounted faucet. Anyone know of...
  9. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    My best to all. I have a 40 year old 5ft x 5ft bathroom that has been severely neglected. I would highly appreciate it if someone could take some of their valuable time to provide me with a rough estimate - SWAG (semi wild ass guess) or WAG (wild ass guess) on what the labor might be to get...
  10. Plumbing
    Last summer, we had the master bathroom in our 50 year old home remodeled and were not very pleased with the contractors. After all was said and done, I kept smelling a very light but foul odor in the bathroom, but I chalked it up to me being 7 months pregnant and having a super sensitive nose...
  11. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hello, I am using 12x24 porcelain tile on my new shower enclosure and I'm not sure what type of mastic/mortar is to be used. The tiles weigh approx 7 lbs. Putting it up on top of Durock 1/2". Also how large of notch should i use? Thank you!
  12. Remodeling
    I am about to demo and redo an existing bathroom. Two of the walls are concrete block covered with furring strips and green board. The question is does there need to be a vapor barrier behind the green board ? And should I use some type of insulation paneling or something behind the green...
  13. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi all, and thanks for the help. I have a bathroom that is 12 ft long by 5 ft and a half inch wide so 60.5 inches wide. my shower pan is 60 inches wide so what do I do with this half inch gap? should I split the difference and fir out both ends by a 1/4 inch? should I fir out one side a half...
  14. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hey there - We are updating our bathroom, which we think is 1968 original but we don't really know. (No, no asbestos.) We spent a few hours with my husband chipping away tile at one end of the tub and me the other. We're prepared to take this down to the studs and start over again, but we're...
  15. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi first post here on this forum. Thanks in advance. I would like to raise my bathroom floor to meet the rest of the house. This bathroom was added by the previous owner and there is a step down from the rest of the home. My house is already on a slab foundation. I am deciding between...
  16. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi all. I was hoping to find a topic on the order of steps for a full bathroom remodeling for us rookies, but I guess there hasn't been one yet. Can we have PROs put the following in the right order (as they would approach the remodeling process)? Demolish...
  17. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    In order to retile my bathroom floor, I've ripped everything down to the subfloor, which is made of 3/4" wood planks, not plywood. I would like for my bathroom floor to be as even as possible with the wood floors that run throughout my house, so I have about 3/4" to work with. I don't feel...
  18. Plumbing
    I have towel closet that I wish to turn into a walk-in shower, concrete foundation.. Closet is about 8" away from the tub drain. Any recommendations? The shower will be on the same side as the sink. Can I tap into the drain for the sink?
  19. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am in process of a total remodel of the main bathroom in my 1930 built home and I have a question about tiling the tub surround. A little background before the question. From the looks of the bathroom, it had a minor upgrade in the early 50s and hadn't been touched since. I gutted it down...
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