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  1. Electrical
    I have a contractor doing the work and they said that when finishing a basement that they do not need to have outlets. My new family room has one outlet. It was a bare cement unfinished basement. Now it is dry walled and carpeted but with only one outlet. Also, I thought that a laundry room...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello all, I have a 1960 small ranch style house in Dallas, TX with an attached 2 car garage. The previous owner enclosed part of the garage to make a laundry room which can be accessed from the main interior of the home. The floor for the laundry is raised approximately 6" from the garage floor...
  3. Electrical
    I want to install an outlet above the upper cabinets over the laundry room sink but unclear if the Ontario electrical code requires a GFCI outlet if its less than the minimum distance as the outlet will not be easily accessible (a ladder is needed to access the outlet). Does the minimum...
  4. Remodeling
    I am looking to remodel my current 1/2 bathroom/laundry room into a full bathroom. I have a toilet and sink already in the room, but would like to convert the area where the washer and dryer are into a shower. The water lines are there for the washer as well as the drain line/pipe for the...
  5. Remodeling
    We just finished a small DIY project by converting the laundry room to laundry/mudroom. Click here to see the detail.
  6. Insulation
    I am renovating a basement laundry/bathroom and have a question on insulation. I have glued 1" foam board to exterior cement block walls and then tuck taped all seams. i then put up a regular 2x4 wall about 5" from the foam because i needed to run dryer ducting and water pipes, my question is...
  7. Interior Decorating
    I have a small laundry room and I store my hampers on top of my washer and dryer. Over the years this has been ruining the paint job. Is there anything decorative I can put on the top of them to protect them and also spruce up the look of my laundry room? Here is a photo of their current state
  8. Plumbing
    Hello Everyone. This is my first post so please forgive me if I've left out any information or am not doing something appropriately. Our home was built in 2010. We did not pick any options so we are trying to make it our own. This is also our first major (in my opinion) home modification...
  9. Flooring
    I will try to keep this concise. First, the background and steps taken so far: A few weeks ago, I discovered my front load laundry washing machine had a failed inlet valve that slowly leaked and soaked through the vinyl plank flooring and into the particle board underlayment,. swellling it...
  10. Plumbing
    Hi, I am looking to set up a new laundry station next to my dishwasher in my kitchen, and wanted to find out if it is feasable to share the dishwasher hot/cold water hookup and the drain with the washer. I live in a house built in the mid 70's(1975/6) and I am in Toronto, Canada. Also, is...
  11. Remodeling
    I am remodeling my laundry room in a 1932 house. It is in the basement and every now and again the drain clogs causing water to spill over onto the floor. I have had a few people come by to fix the problem but it is still happening - so while I work to fix this issue, I am going to also work...
  12. Plumbing
    Good Morning All, My wife and I are in the process of buying a home and the inspector noticed that what appears to used to be a floor drain in the basement has been sealed with concrete. The floor still slopes toward this center spot in the floor and the condensation line from the AC unit is...
  13. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I'm looking at redoing my basement bathroom, and one of the things I want to do is put in insulation in my subfloor. Currently the subfloor is the slab (house was built in '67). My original thought was to put in 1" extruded polystyrene insulation and 3/4" ply on top, and then tile ontop of the...
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