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    Ah, great point hehe, I'll check when I get home...

    Ah, great point hehe, I'll check when I get home - thnx for quick reply.
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    My light switch reversed... polarity???

    Hi all -

    A while since I've been here, but I have a strange "problem", if you will, that popped up a few weeks ago...

    In my kitchen, I have a lightswitch that operates a single, overhead light...
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    Same problem for me, exactly... The issue here...

    Same problem for me, exactly...

    The issue here is, like some people mentioned, the "instructions" that came with the kit are pictorial only - which is fine, because like the other guy, I too am an...
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    Regarding your first photo, and the incomplete...

    Regarding your first photo, and the incomplete coverage of the stem, I have the exact same issue on a handle that I am installing - the "adapter" that one is supposed to use for a "thick" wall...
  5. great to know... I'll give it a try... after all,...

    great to know... I'll give it a try... after all, what have I got to lose? The tank was only $88... not too bad, and it'll give me some piece of mind.

    Thanks for the tip, I'll let you know how it...
  6. Good point... my only fear is placing the thing...

    Good point... my only fear is placing the thing under stress, and it breaks sometime when I'm not home - anyone have that experience? Or, if it is going to break, will it break only when tightening?...
  7. OK, I have attached my tank... it is almost in...

    OK, I have attached my tank... it is almost in contact - maybe 1/16 in gap... but I am a little afraid to tighten any more... it got to the point that I had difficulty in my arms tightening any more...
  8. Well, you hit on the weird thing -- there is no...

    Well, you hit on the weird thing -- there is no tapered end!!

    One end is "open", and sets into the plastic ring on the bottom of the tank. The other side is flat, supposedly to seat in the bowl...
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    Well, there was enough confusion on my part (and...

    Well, there was enough confusion on my part (and some in the replies) that I went ahead and ordered a replacement thermostat - I probably would have anyway, but I wanted the feedback.

    Yeah, I...
  10. Tank sits too high on spud gasket - ???

    Hi All -

    Just putting in a new toilet - an American Standard Cadet 3 (based on reviews I have read here and general availability where I live). I got a 2-piece version - the round bowl (3011) and...
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    Excellent replies guys, they were the kind of...

    Excellent replies guys, they were the kind of feedback I need....



    That was the one thing I was really worried about - whether or not the electronic controls (and they are) could handle the...
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    Hey, thnx Pew, I was hoping someone would say...

    Hey, thnx Pew, I was hoping someone would say that... not sure why I got the 240-V, but I had thought that since the load was in the mat, maybe my mistake was recoverable...

    Oh, and yes, I do have...
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    Floor warming... 120V mat vs. 240V thermostat

    Hi all -

    This is probably an obvious question, but my bathroom is being renovated, and the mat (Honeywell 10-15B-120H) is rated for 120V. A separate 20A circuit was installed for this.

    The...
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    The key to prevent frost heave (I assume you...

    The key to prevent frost heave (I assume you refer to this, rather than "swelling soils", which is an entirely different matter) of pavements is proper drainage.

    You mention "foundation", but I...
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    Thanks for all the replies, guys! I decided to...

    Thanks for all the replies, guys!

    I decided to go with a minor sanding after the first coat, just to remove the obvious lines and any minor bump, plus a quick overall sand. The second coat is now...
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    Drywalling - sand once, or after each coat?

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    This is probably a silly question, but I have seen differing opinions on drywall sanding... should drywall be sanded after each coat, or only once, after the final (2nd or 3rd) coat of mud?
    ...
  17. Should I connect a 3" or 4" flange to 4-in drain pipe?

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    The title says it all. For my toilet installation, in which I am installing a new ABS closet flange, do you recommend that I use a 3-in or 4-in flange (that is the underside diameter of the...
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    Thanks for the suggestions, guys - sounds like...

    Thanks for the suggestions, guys - sounds like making a slightly larger hole is the way to go - although I take it I should absolutely make sure to leave the hole small enough to provide full support...
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    How to sequence closet flange install vs. CBU

    Hi all -

    I am replacing the closet flange as part of my bathroom reno, and thought I had everything figured out, but now I am scratching my head about sequencing of installation. Here is my...
  20. OK, thanks for the detailed explanation, that...

    OK, thanks for the detailed explanation, that clears up a lot.

    My applications at present are for CBU for a tub enclosure, and for CBU for the bathroom floor, over the subfloor and beneath the...
  21. Suggestions for wiring/breaker for dedicated A/V outlets?

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    Just thinking ahead to my next project, which will be a minor reno of the living room. For that reno, I will be structuring it around a new (yay!) A/V system - large LCD, stereo, etc. ...
  22. So if I understand correctly... dryset =...

    So if I understand correctly...

    dryset = unmodified thinset = subtype of thinset

    In other words, dryset is a type of thinset that requires (more) additives than just water?

    Reading...
  23. Difference between "thinset" and "dryset" mortar...?

    Can someone explain the difference between thinset and dryset mortar?

    Some stores seem to carry one or the other, but not both - I'm wondering if perhaps these are the same thing, but under...
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    Moisture protection beneath CBU floor?

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    Just a quick question here... I plan to put down some cement board over the subfloor, prior to placing tile.

    My question: do I need to add some sort of moisture protection (e.g. poly...
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    Wrong on several points of physics here! ...

    Wrong on several points of physics here!


    Velocity is not related to force. Newton's Second Law: F=M*a

    (a = acceleration)



    Again, wrong. Flow is a volume per unit time... cu.ft/sec,...
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