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  1. Flooring
    Loose laying vinyl sheet flooring in our basement directly over concrete pad. Basement flooded a bit recently and water got all underneath the flooring (we've got 3 bedrooms down there), meaning we had to get all furniture out so we could get flooring up so it could dry...total pain. I want to...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Ive got 2 sheets of 3/32" thick 9"x12" I want to stick together (so its at least 6/32" thick). i would normally prefer to use silicone for this type of project but Im not sure a layer that thin would cure and if it does it will it bond? Anyone know if silicone would work, or should I just...
  3. Building & Construction
    So I was always taught that caulk doesn't stick to caulk and if you had a gap, rip it all out and start over. I know that's true of silicone, but I was recently introduced to something I'd never seen before: butyl caulk. Is the above still true? If I want to touch up somewhere that butyl was...
  4. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I hired my neighbor to install floor heated ceramic tile in a small bathroom with 1'x2' tiles. Of the 18 tiles he laid, 5 of them 'came loose' the next day. He re-attached them with 100% silicone. Is this legit? I worry about several things: How likely are other tiles to come loose? Will...
  5. Plumbing
    Not knowing much about plumbing and just assuming if you can buy it at home depot it must be safe I have found myself recently starting to worry about some of the applications I have used various silicone caulking for. There is so much conflicting information on the internet, and what I am...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Today I tried to purchase DAP Silicone Remover. Home Depot didn't have it in Stock, Rona has discontinued from all Canadian stores, Lowes... well they didn't know what it was, I just got the deer in the headlight look. Can anyone answer what is happening to this product?
  7. Painting
    Hello and Help! :wink: I'm trying to paint the wood frames that surround my vinyl windows but the primer slips right off the clear caulking. I've tried three different brands of primer and it all sticks to the wood well. The I don't know what type of clear caulking was used but the vinyl...
  8. Plumbing
    I'm starting to research recaulking between my bathtub (cast iron with, I believe, the original porcelain enamel) and the ceramic wall tile. I had been planning to use GE Silicone II Bath & Kitchen caulk, but a friend is advising using Polyseamseal Tub and Tile Adhesive Caulk instead...
  9. Remodeling
    The sink counter top is made of what I think is particle board. There is the ?typical? raw edge underneath the lip....there were many "Beards" located there...like stalactites....LOL... I literally had to shave them off (with a vacuum ! that brown dust gets everywhere..)...I guess it is the...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hi there! I am new to this forum so please forgive me if i am not asking the questions right. I am an interior decorator and i have designed a bathroom with a corner bath tub with the podium. The ceramic is in dark brown everywhere on the bath tub podium and on the floor. My contractor put a...
  11. Plumbing
    :eek:HI, I recently paid a plumber @450 to install a kholer archer tub (60"x32") in an alcove. he had to move the old drain from 13 to 16" from the back wall and out about 9" from the right wall. There is a cutout from the substrate that was "plugged with gypsum board under the pipe (I am...
  12. Plumbing
    Hi all! I have two questions as follows: 1) Shower enclosure with large gaps: About two years ago I had a shower kit installed and I noticed large gaps between the panels and glass panels with the and the pan. Clearly it wasn't installed properly. I used a silicone sealant to fill the gaps...
  13. Building & Construction
    I'm about to replace basement windows with reclaimed glass blocks. Never worked with them before. I will clean them today with vinegar and XXXX steel wool. Then, I've been told to first create the 13x24" assembly of blocks with silicone, then mortar in that assembly. I've also been told to never...
  14. Painting
    First, please note the substrates before responding. This is not ceramic, plastic laminate, or glass. A razor scraper will just dig in. I have encountered 2 areas that appear to have silicone caulk smeared on them. One area is latex paint on drywall. The other is paint (have...
  15. Plumbing
    I just installed a new Durastall shower enclosure kit which included the tray, upper frame, 3 walls and door. All parts are made of a non-porus PVC type of plastic. I understand that once everything is together any water that sprays inside should run down the walls and stay within the tray. Just...
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