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    Price Pfister faucet stem replacement

    I have a faucet that is leaking under the base of the stem. I think it is an old PF but I cannot find any id to be sure. It has the really tall plastic knob handles, around 25 years old. I removed...
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    Tub surround question

    I've just finished installing a new Roman tub faucet where I had to remove a section of tile and backer board to gain access to remove the old fixtures and install the new ones. The builder did not...
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    Thanks Jim - I went out and bought another pop up...

    Thanks Jim - I went out and bought another pop up assembly and used the bar, with a few bends, to jump over to the down rod. It works fine.

    Ken
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    Pop-Up Drain Assembly question

    I know this is pretty basic. I have 2 new vanities with undermount sinks. The sinks are Kohler with the drain holes in the middle of the basins. The problem I have is the pop-up linkage is not long...
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    When we remodeled our kitchen I added an air-activated garbage disposal switch in the counter top. No more flipping a wall switch with wet hands!
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    Water-stained basement wall

    Next week I am going to take care of several handyman projects for a lady trying to get her deceased mother's house ready to sell. One of the jobs involves so-called water stains on a basement wall...
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    Thanks guys - that's what I suspected.

    Thanks guys - that's what I suspected.
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    Light in crawl space

    I want to install a single light in our crawl space with a switch near the access door. I want to tap into a line feeding a receptacle to the room just above the crawl space. The circuit is...
  9. Thatguy - you have one creepy avatar! :)

    Thatguy - you have one creepy avatar! :)
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    HJ - you are exactly right! There was a white...

    HJ - you are exactly right! There was a white deposit on the seam. I contacted Kohler and they overnighted me a new set of the inner parts and she's working beautifully - at least for now. I know...
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    Jimbo - I was asking for help. If I had not...

    Jimbo - I was asking for help. If I had not mentioned that, would you have anything helpful to offer? Is it junk? Do I just start over with another valve? I've installed 5 or 6 valves before and...
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    Please help with Kohler K-304 shower valve

    I am trying to install a K304 valve in a bath remodel for my daughter and her husband. The wall is still open and here's my dilemma. The valve was disassembled in the box - I bought it from a...
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    It's also a terrible waste of perfectly good...

    It's also a terrible waste of perfectly good Gummi Bears!
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    Setting mosaic floor tile

    Hi - I'm getting ready to do a bath floor tile installation using 12x12 mosaic sheets (Black/White pinwheel pattern). Any tips for applying the thinset? I've done mosaics before on backsplashes and...
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    We had a similar problem in a house years back -...

    We had a similar problem in a house years back - would get the odor in the basement after it rained or after a large amount of water usage, ie. running the clothes washer (which was also in the...
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    Not so sure about using mastic - I seem to...

    Not so sure about using mastic - I seem to remember that mastic should not be used in wet areas - I would go with the CBU and thinset.
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    Azek makes a nice beadboard product that I've...

    Azek makes a nice beadboard product that I've used in 2 BR remodels. You can't get it at Lowe's or HD, however.
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    Leaking bathroom exhaust fan

    I am considering purchasing a 4-year-old investment property. At a recent walk-thru we noticed the bathroom ceiling texture was crumbling away around the exhaust fan and it appeared to have a water...
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    Ditto on the angle grinder option! I had the same...

    Ditto on the angle grinder option! I had the same problem with a new microwave that was just a titch taller than the old one and I used an angle grinder to cut off about 1/2 inch of the splash tiles....
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    Thanks Gary.

    Thanks Gary.
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    Which model water heater?

    I'm getting ready to replace my old hot water heater. Help me decide between GE, Whirlpool, Kenmore, or none of these. All are 50 Gal., natural gas, 12-yr warranty, with costs and installation in the...
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    Hi - sorry to be so late jumping in this thread,...

    Hi - sorry to be so late jumping in this thread, but I'm having the same problem with tiny black greasy spots. We've noticed the problem in my wife's bath - it seems to be hot water related - and...
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    Thanks guys for the tips. It seems to always be...

    Thanks guys for the tips. It seems to always be true for me that even the simplest jobs take twice as long and cost 3 times more than I anticipate!
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    Pedestal sink installation question

    I recently went to my daughter's house (in another city) to install a pedestal sink, along with some other work.

    I cannot get the drain going into the wall to quit leaking.

    Here's the setup:...
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    Thanks guys - Jim you addressed exactly my...

    Thanks guys - Jim you addressed exactly my concern, joining the membrane to the pan. I'll check into using the Kerdi pan - does it require tile? I'm trying to avoid tiling the floor. The drain...
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