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    Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions

    We're at the start of a flooring job and I like what I see with this Vinyl planking. I like it better than laminate - so far. However, I have a few questions about it that I thought I'd pose as...
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    Thanks for the answers everybody... I will check...

    Thanks for the answers everybody... I will check to see if the supply lines are floodsafe(r) type. Check out this video I've attached. It shows the issue quite well I think...
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    Hello massplumber... you helped me with my...

    Hello massplumber... you helped me with my basement plumbing project several years back. Great to see you are still here helping. It is indeed a sink faucet. I will check 1/4" lines as was...
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    Lavatory faucet. I have polybutylene plastic...

    Lavatory faucet. I have polybutylene plastic pipes. More info - I gutted the room 4-5 years ago, tore out the old vanity, replaced everything, toilet, pedestal sink, sink plumbing right down to the...
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    Sorry, it's a double handled lavatory sink faucet.

    Sorry, it's a double handled lavatory sink faucet.
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    Anti-scald where there was none before?

    Hi Everyone, been awhile since I've been here, but this one's got me really puzzled and I'm hoping for some help... Its my bath faucet. It's a two-handled Price Pfister Treviso model. Hot water...
  7. Hello Mass! I see that you are still here. You...

    Hello Mass! I see that you are still here. You helped me a lot during my basement 1/2 bath install 3 years ago. Thanks. Its still working out great for us. Anyway, yes, my shower pan delivers on...
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    Since someone actually posted an answer to this...

    Since someone actually posted an answer to this old question of mine, a couple years have passed now so let me update what happened. I am so glad that I changed my mind and went with the j-bead. ...
  9. How do I properly install a Swanstone Shower Pan?

    A couple of years ago, when I did my basement renovation, I came to this site often and it was a great help. So after a couple years 'off', I've got the bug again to do some home remodeling. This...
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    Joint compound on Garage Walls

    The joint compound on my garage walls is peeling off. The walls are not insulated. Moisture has obviously gotten to it. When the house was built, the contractor applied a roll coat to all the...
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    I did have the power line marked for the fence...

    I did have the power line marked for the fence install. Thought I mentioned that in the orig post... are you referring to my fence install?
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    Thanks for the replies. I live in a cold...

    Thanks for the replies. I live in a cold climate. Lots of thawing and freezing of late. Fence is wood. No we definitely lost a phase according to the Edison. KISS, your answer is not confusing. ...
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    Partial Power Outage

    An amazing (to me) thing happened at our house yesterday. About mid morning, we started to notice several of our lights were out. Also, the stove had no power, but the fridge did. 3 of my GFCI...
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    Mark, mine are the PUSH ON type with mechanism...

    Mark, mine are the PUSH ON type with mechanism like the sharkbite fitting in your second pic but made of hard plastic, not metal

    Yes, now that I look at it with my eyes a bit more open, your first...
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    Thanks for the answers gents. Its appreciated. ...

    Thanks for the answers gents. Its appreciated.

    I paid about $4.50 for a 1/2" x 1/2" fitting.

    The fitting I bought - yes I realize its not actually made of cross linked PE. It is made of a...
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    PEX unions

    Can these be installed improperly? I'm talking about the all plastic type that require no tools, but are just slipped on over the pipe o.d.

    I bought one at Lowe's in the same aisle and location...
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    Just wanted to post an update for others...

    Just wanted to post an update for others considering a basement half bath install and for the experts that helped me with this question. My new half bath is installed! This was my first time doing...
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    I appreciate your answer. I have heard about...

    I appreciate your answer. I have heard about muddable j bead. I have also seen L bead which is muddable. Based on your answer, I think I'll forgoe the j bead entirely. If it bugs me to see the...
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    Drywall hanging - J Bead

    I have a question for you drywall experts here.

    I am finishing my basement. I will not be putting in a drop ceiling, rather, we have painted the ceiling - the joists, the HVAC, the plumbing,...
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    Thank you both. If I get into a bind, you'll...

    Thank you both. If I get into a bind, you'll hear from me. I could always use a job, but think I'll stick with sales.

    J
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    Massplumber2008 I think I've got it. Thank you...

    Massplumber2008 I think I've got it. Thank you very much!

    The 'wet vent' for the toilet doubles as the drain line for the lav. I have to put a 'wye' into the toilet drain below grade but above...
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    Thanks for the quick answer. As you can tell,...

    Thanks for the quick answer. As you can tell, I've never done anything like this before.

    Your answer had great information. Not sure exactly by what you mean by the "wet vent", but maybe a...
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    Basement 1/2 bath install

    I would like to add a half bath in my basement. The planned half bath is just below my kitchen sink on the main level and near the first floor laundry as well. My laundry is just off the kitchen...
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