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    encasing old bricks in new concrete?

    This question is regarding the rear entrance to my basement. I have to pour a "step up" which will act as a curb for drainage to prevent water from coming into the basement. Basically, the area...
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    Hi guys... Thanks for the replies, I actually...

    Hi guys...
    Thanks for the replies, I actually didn't start the suspended ceiling/tiling yet. I've read your comments and I think it would help for you to know the exact situation.

    The dropped...
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    Yep, I think tapcons and hammer drill would be...

    Yep, I think tapcons and hammer drill would be best too. Thanks all for the help!
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    Thanks for all the advice. I think I will be...

    Thanks for all the advice. I think I will be building a buck out of 2x6 treated lumber. I will probably use Tapcon blue screws, but was wondering- is there any type of brick anchor that doesn't...
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    Yes, glass size is important. I think I'm going...

    Yes, glass size is important. I think I'm going to remove the old windows and try to use the existing buck, if it's sound and solid. (but, keep some treated 2x4 on hand in case I have to build a new...
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    Ok, the first 6 pictures are the front of the...

    Ok, the first 6 pictures are the front of the house. As you can see, there are 3 windows like this, right next to each other (8-10" apart). The last 4 are in the back of the house, and the...
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    More...1435714358143591436014361

    More...1435714358143591436014361
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    Ok, a picture's worth a thousand words.. so heres...

    Ok, a picture's worth a thousand words.. so heres a few pictures to help you guys understand the situation.

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    Also, I just read about using (minimally)...

    Also, I just read about using (minimally) expanding foam spray to set windows in concrete/stone, and that it's strong enough to hold the window in place, but can warp the track if you aren't careful....
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    Hi cacher_chick, What did you end up doing with...

    Hi cacher_chick,
    What did you end up doing with these windows? I am now facing the same dillema with a 36x38" opening, and wanted to know if I should build a treated lumber frame, or set directly...
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    "reel" for BX cable?

    Hey guys- I know someone must have an idea on how to work neatly/efficiently with BX cable. The scenario is, I had 250 ft of 12/2 BX cable, and needed ~60 feet of it. There are 3 heavy guage zip...
  12. Thanks for the reply. One question: Is there...

    Thanks for the reply. One question:

    Is there a pump that has some type of "wired remote sensor", where I can keep the pump in the warmth of the house inside, thereby avoiding having to remove it...
  13. So with that pump I'd still have to physically...

    So with that pump I'd still have to physically remove it during winter, not just disconnect it, right?

    One more question- According to the performance curve, this pump can pump something like ~40...
  14. Pump that can withstand below freezing temperature?

    Guys, I need some help on an area I have not much experience with. Let me give you the rundown and background behind the situation:

    I recently had my back yard covered with a 5" reinforced...
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    recessed lighting for suspended ceiling?

    Now that my bathroom reno is 99% done, I'm going to start work on my basement again. I plan to section off a part of the ceiling with dropped ceiling tiles. I know traditionally, clear 2x4 plastic...
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    THanks. For some reason something about these...

    THanks. For some reason something about these compression valves just makes me nervous, although they've been on since Sunday without a problem.
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    Guys- one quick question. For these compression...

    Guys- one quick question. For these compression valves, and compression valves in general- what's the likelihood of one of those valves failing catastrophically? I.e. I come home one day and water...
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    This is what I used : 13940 I bought 2 from...

    This is what I used :
    13940

    I bought 2 from the hardware store on the corner, $2 each (!) I then realized I had like 6 of them in my toolbox from somewhere else. I'll be returning the $2 ones...
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    Thanks guys, I know what I needed would be...

    Thanks guys, I know what I needed would be readily available somewhere, I was just thinking it was probably out of stock in that particular HD. Those tubes only come in one size, right? (in terms...
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    Rigid faucet supply line connection

    Quick question - For decorative purposes, I wanted to use a rigid chrome supply line to connect my bath faucet to the valves. The valve side goes on by compression, which is fine. Problem is, I...
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    Thanks for the help guys. Got the compression...

    Thanks for the help guys. Got the compression valves on and Toto drake installed this weekend, what a nice toilet! I didn't have space for escutcheons so I bought 3 large washers and tacked them to...
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    Yep- I assumed I'd have to do compression...

    Yep- I assumed I'd have to do compression fittings, which wouldn't be a problem...I think I'm going to do that, instead of risking messing up my project.

    I already bought these valves, so I'm out...
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    short stub out and fire protection?

    Hey guys,
    I have a little problem. Somehow, I stupidly made my copper stub outs too short, they are only ~1.5" from the finished wall now (tile). I figured that a joint only needs 1/2" depth to...
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    GerardSamuel: If you are in NY, you can check...

    GerardSamuel:
    If you are in NY, you can check Alfano Plumbing in Corona Queens:

    Alfano Plumbing Parts
    104-78 Roosevelt Avenue
    Corona, NY 11368
    718-899-6500

    They should have any and every...
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    Guys, Please see the attached picture for my...

    Guys,
    Please see the attached picture for my next question... I had to frame a third wall for my alcove tub. I have the vikrell tub in and set on a mortar bed, drain connected, no leaks, and I...
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