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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hey all, New homeowner and new member here. I'm working on my first project which, admittedly, is an ambitious one... I'm remodeling my bathroom and have taken it down to stud and joist. Looking for some advice on the subfloor. A little background, the house was built in the 1950s. Walls are...
  2. Building & Construction
    We're in the middle of a bathroom remodel and looking to remove an interior wall that enclosed the shower, so that we can expand the shower footprint. Things were going pretty well until I found that the interior wall appears to be tied in to the exterior wall. That said, it really just looks...
  3. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi all. Had a possible issue installing a EZNiche. I used dry wall screws to fasten it and afterwards noticed the niche edges not sitting perfectly flush like they did before the screws. I switched out a few of the screws for regular construction screws and it sat a little better. Still got...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I have installed a sliding glass door in my bathtub. The size of the door was little smaller than the bathtub length. Hence, it had 4” gap on both side. I installed a 4” thick rubber material and painted with tile paint, but the paint is coming off even after several try. What can I do to that...
  5. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    So I have the space shown framed, rocked and finished on the outside walls. (The interior walls of rooms next.) The entry to this bathroom is from the master bedroom. Where I did not frame a closet. I decided to have the closet in the master bathroom.... I have rebuilt this entire house with...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I’m having some trouble with a repainting project in the bathroom. I hired a company to repaint the bathroom — cheap price, cheap paint, cheap results long story short. With high risk family members and COVID, I decided to DIY and have painted w/o problems before. I removed the (new)...
  7. Insulation
    I'm remodeling my bathroom and framing 2 new non-loadbearing walls against exterior walls. I have a brick home that is 130 years old in Colorado (zone 5). The code I've found says I need to insulate framed walls to R20. I'm trying to maximize my space, so I'd like to use 2x4s (which I've already...
  8. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm a typical homeowner with no knowledge of how to tile so looking for help/advice. Last May, hired a professional tile setter to remove and re-tile our guest bathroom tub/shower. Fast forward to December and noticed cracks in two of the tiles - both in the bottom row, corner tiles (on the...
  9. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I want to re caulk around our bathtub. I’ve done it once before but don’t remember the last one being by drywall. I know there should be a gap, and maybe there wasn’t one before. If I remove the pice of cracked drywall it’s about a 1/4 inch gap. Do I just fill this gap with backer rod and load...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    We needed to renovate our bathroom which had recently been knocked through (toilet/original small bathroom), and decided to go solo on it, to gain experience more than save money, anyway here are some pics, in the end were very pleased with the result. I’m in IT as a job, this took me 3 months...
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  12. Painting
    Hi everyone, I've used this forum often for advice many times, but never posted. I didn't see any recent threads on this topic. Seems like products have changed and many are unavailable currently. I'm currently adding a shower to my bathroom (was just a tub). This included extending a pony...
  13. Plumbing
    Hello, I ordered a nice bathtub faucet and handle on Amazon and really love the look. When trying to install the faucet came with its own valve body... from my understanding replacing the valve body with a new brand you have to rip out the wall and redo all piping.. Since I've never worked with...
  14. Plumbing
    Can anyone tell me what these three pipes are for? Trying to plan a basement bathroom but can't tell what I've got here. I was thinking from left to right it's a shower/tub drain, sink drain, and toilet drain. However, the sink and tub drains seemed too close together, and usually you have the...
  15. Plumbing
    I wanted to think this would be a quick afternoon job but I knew better. It's a 3 piece bathroom faucet. Installed prior to 1998 is all I can say. Sink and countertop are a single piece. Fixtures are attached by (brass?) plates and nuts on the underside of the counter. I've been unable...
  16. Painting
    I have a door with window panes in it. The previous owner painted over the varnish very badly. I have stripped the wood using paint remover and then sanded it and used low VOC mineral spirits on it. Do I need to do anything else before painting it. I’m worried the mineral spirits will leave a...
  17. Building & Construction
    So, I did something foolish. I'm replacing the toilet in my master bathroom, and cut out a much larger piece of my subfloor than I likely should have. There is no joist running next to the wall for me to fasten my new 5/8 plywood on to. To complicate things further, the closest joist seems to be...
  18. Plumbing
    Have bath tub installed in my basement. The tub's front and back long sides are leveled. but not left and right side. The tub are -1/4 off towards back from both the sides. I don't see any drain problem. initially , The plumber used mortar to install & level the bath tub. actually the floor was...
  19. Drywall & Plaster
    I have removed my bathroom wall tile and some of my wall came off. I would like to know if I can just use spackling to fix these imperfections? Is there a better way or a trade standard I should follow? I will be putting new tile up. It is not in shower but it is on the walls in my bathroom...
  20. General DIY Discussions
    Is it possible to use a dehumidifier instead of a bathroom fan for keeping the bathroom dry? Is it possible at all to dehumidify the room rather than extracting the moist air from the room?
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