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    Thanks for that thorough explanation. I haven't...

    Thanks for that thorough explanation. I haven't put a hose on it yet. It's not leaking constantly, so I'll have to experiment with it a bit more to see if I can figure out when it 'leaks'. It may...
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    Prier frost-free faucet leaking from handle

    I recently replaced a frost-free faucet in the garage that was soldered in with a new Prier frost-free threaded model because the old one split over the winter because the hose wasn't disconnected. ...
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    That's a good trick! I've always squared the...

    That's a good trick! I've always squared the hole, screwed a piece of wood behind with small gaps on the sides, and then filled the whole thing with mud - no tape. Some mud squeezes into the gaps...
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    I originally thought it was movement somewhere,...

    I originally thought it was movement somewhere, but the bead is fastened to the underlying stud with 1 1/4" drywall screws every 6 or 8 inches along both sides - nothing's moving.

    It's also not...
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    Joint compound didn't stick to corner bead

    I recently ran into a situation that I've never seen before and I was wondering if anyone else has run into it.

    I've been remodeling my basement playroom. As part of the project, I wrapped the...
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    As promised, here are my impressions after...

    As promised, here are my impressions after working with the peel-and-stick tape:

    1. There are holes all over it, presumably to let air out, preventing bubbles. The down side is that those holes...
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    This one does at least have silver and brass...

    This one does at least have silver and brass screws, so I was good there.

    As far as the grounding goes, if I connect the ground wire to an extra screw in the box, does that actually ground the...
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    That was the conclusion I reached in the second...

    That was the conclusion I reached in the second part of my last post. Thanks for confirming.
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    So it sounds like it doesn't really matter what I...

    So it sounds like it doesn't really matter what I do with the ground wire in the ceiling fixture - I could just as easily cut it off. It's a plastic box, so connecting the ground to the box won't do...
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    I'm trying out some tape I just picked up at the...

    I'm trying out some tape I just picked up at the orange box - it's self-adhesive. You peel the backing off and stick it over the seam. It has a lot of perforations to allow air to escape,...
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    Ungrounded light fixture

    I'm installing two new lights and a switch in an unfinished basement. The wires to the existing fixtures are all 14-2 with a ground wire. I purchased two plastic ceiling boxes and two simple...
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    Poll: "flushable" wipes?

    I have a couple of small ones and my wife likes to use Kandoo 'flushable' wipes. They may be flushable, but they often slow down the toilets in our house, especially if more than one is used. It's...
  13. I painted my kitchen cabinets a couple of years...

    I painted my kitchen cabinets a couple of years ago. I sanded just enough to remove the gloss and then primed with Kilz to prevent the original stain from bleeding through the top coat.

    I...
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    I've heard people suggest putting the mortar in a...

    I've heard people suggest putting the mortar in a large trash bag and then setting the tub into that to keep the mortar from sticking to the tub, presumably to make it easier to remove.

    Anyone...
  15. Thread: 10" rough-in

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    I recently installed a Kohler Memoirs on an 11...

    I recently installed a Kohler Memoirs on an 11 1/4" rough-in and there's 1/4" to spare.
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    One more comment on coping - the document I...

    One more comment on coping - the document I linked to shows two different approaches to transferring the profile of the moulding to the piece you're coping. I personally use the mitre-then-cope...
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    There are two approaches for inside corner trim:...

    There are two approaches for inside corner trim:

    The first is to mitre the corners. Since corners are rarely exactly 90 degrees, take two pieces of scrap and try different angles until you find...
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    That's a good point and I wholeheartedly agree. ...

    That's a good point and I wholeheartedly agree. The flexible duct that I was replacing came with the house and it was mated with dented and crimped rigid aluminum ductwork. It was pretty full of...
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    Thanks for the ideas. I'll have to ponder them a...

    Thanks for the ideas. I'll have to ponder them a bit.

    I do know that two 90s is acceptable, so I'm not worried about that. Unfortunately, it does slope slightly upward, but there's not much I...
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    sealing around dryer vent exit

    I recently installed a new dryer in our laundry room/bathroom. The room is extremely small and the dryer needs to be pushed flush to the wall. The vent exits to the rear, straight through wall and...
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    Give the girl a break

    Why are you folks so untrusting?

    I had a similar project when I was in grad school about 15 years ago. The class was divided into several teams and each team was paired with a local company...
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    Thanks

    Thanks, Rugged. I was hoping for an easy solution. The bathroom is slated for renovation next spring or summer and the faucet will go, so I was hoping to spend little or nothing. This fits the...
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    Broken sink stopper knob

    I have an old Delta single handle bathroom faucet. The knob that you pull up to stop the sink broke in half, so I'm left with a smooth metal rod sticking up. Can this part be replaced? If so,...
  24. Thread: Kilz2 Primer

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    Sherwin Williams sells straight tinting base

    I used 'Luminous White' to do most of the trim in my house, but they don't make that as a straight paint color anymore. They only sell it as a tinting base and they're more than happy to sell it to...
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    I'd agree with Lakee911

    My grandfather spent his life painting houses - inside and out. He was a firm believer that a skilled and patient painter nearly always achieves better results in less time when cutting in w/o tape....
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