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    hj: Yes, I might have that problem. I am...

    hj: Yes, I might have that problem. I am putting two 5" cans in the shower, and I bought a vanity light. I'm going to wire it up and see how bright it is at night. if it's not enough light, I...
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    Sorry....question was whether or not the lighting...

    Sorry....question was whether or not the lighting plan I suggested would be suitable or not. I was planning to use 6" recessed cans. I just remodeled my 10'x14' family room, putting in 6 6"...
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    Bathroom lighting plan

    Hi,

    Building a new bathroom in our basement. It's 5'x9', with a 30" vanity, and a 3'x5' shower (tiled). I'm thinking about having some kind of wall-mounted light above the vanity/mirror, a...
  4. C NUMB, I was just reading this post...

    C NUMB,

    I was just reading this post that if it's a dry vent system, you can use a sanitary T on it's back. If its a wet-vent, there's no way you can do that because of the sharp bends. The...
  5. I took some higher-res photos of the DWV system....

    I took some higher-res photos of the DWV system.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/kevin.tambascio/BasementBathroom#
  6. I'm struggling a bit here...but I found this...

    I'm struggling a bit here...but I found this picture from the B&D book that I have been using:
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  7. If the wye's are horizontal, could backup then...

    If the wye's are horizontal, could backup then enter the vent more easily? I thought the wye had to be more vertical to prevent that, and always keep the air flowing...
  8. Patching concrete floor after rough plumbing

    Hi,

    I'm finishing up the rough plumbing for a basement bathroom. Looking at the hole I've created, I'm getting nervous about how/if I can patch this. I want to tile over top of this, so I want...
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    Thanks for all the framing advice....very much...

    Thanks for all the framing advice....very much appreciated! In addition to the advice, I was also planning to put two studs where the sliding glass shower doors will go, to give it a solid place to...
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    Jim, I've been on JohnBridge.com a lot lately,...

    Jim,

    I've been on JohnBridge.com a lot lately, reading about the tile side of this. I do plan to use Kerdi and drywall for the shower (will still do a mud bed & curb, not use the Kerdi floor). ...
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    Bathroom framing question

    I'm about to frame a 5x10 bathroom. Since neither dimension allows for 16" between each and every stud, what is the standard way of dealing with that? For example, for the 5' wall, would I put a...
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    Jim: I couldn't find any of those test kits at...

    Jim: I couldn't find any of those test kits at Lowe's or HD, though the website claimed they have them. Looking at the tile more, I don't think it is 26+ years old (asbestos was banned in 1983), so...
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    Vinyl floor/carpet tile removal

    In preparing for our upcoming basement bathroom addition, I took my floor scraper and popped off about 5-6 12" grey vinyl tiles (they look like the everyday commercial ones). There was a black and...
  14. Forgot to mention...the existing stack runs under...

    Forgot to mention...the existing stack runs under the basement floor and out to the street. Plan is to start cutting the floor along the existing floor drain closest to the new bathroom to find the...
  15. Plumbing permit drawing -- asking for any feedback

    I'm applying for a permit for my basement bathroom project. I'm attaching the permit drawings that I have done so far in the hopes of getting some feedback from more experienced folks.

    Thanks...
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    Also, any thoughts on the cleanout for the...

    Also, any thoughts on the cleanout for the bathroom DWV system?

    Thanks again,
    Kevin
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    Main breaker box clearance

    Hi,

    I'm building a bathroom in my basement, which is largely unfinished. Due to lining up the bathroom with the edge of a glass block window, after building the walls there will be an 5' long,...
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    Another few questions... For those who have...

    Another few questions...

    For those who have build a complete bathroom...is it better to buy things like the vanity/toilet/shower door (for building a custom tile shower), or is it fine to do all...
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    Where's the best place to buy the Kerdi system? ...

    Where's the best place to buy the Kerdi system? I don't believe I've seen it at the local big-box.
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    Jim: I had seen the drain assembly at a big box...

    Jim: I had seen the drain assembly at a big box store for around $30. I didn't realize the backer board (that's what CBU is, right?) was so expensive. I had assumed it would be more labor on my...
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    I was planning to do a pre-bed underneath the...

    I was planning to do a pre-bed underneath the liner. I was looking at the Kerdi system, but due to the cost, I was going to try to go the mortar bed route. I've also posted some of my questions to...
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    More basement bathroom/shower questions

    Unfinished basement, planning to add a bathroom (cutting through the floor).

    1. I've been doing a lot of reading and watching some video's on how to do a mudpan shower with PVC liner. All of the...
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    Rocknroj, Thanks for the advice. I'm fairly...

    Rocknroj,

    Thanks for the advice. I'm fairly certain I'm going to tile the shower vs. a surround. I found this plastic spoke system from The Tile Store, which all but guarantees I should be able...
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    What tools would I need to do this? Should I...

    What tools would I need to do this? Should I look for pre-made ducts or will I have to fabricate them?
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    I've been running Windows 7 since PDC last...

    I've been running Windows 7 since PDC last October, when DVD's were handed out. I've upgraded a few times, and now have build 7100 (RC) installed. Windows 7 runs so much better than Vista, and...
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