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  1. I am facing a similar situation with back-back...

    I am facing a similar situation with back-back toilets that were built with a double-fixture fitting. We are installing two new toilets with 3" flush valves. There is not much room underneath for...
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    Despite the felt issue, I would still suggest...

    Despite the felt issue, I would still suggest reading the instructions. I'm glad to hear they now ask for a mortar bed. If this is one of Sterling's "no-caulk" units, then I wouldn't caulk it except...
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    According to current code, it is a no-no. It...

    According to current code, it is a no-no. It wasn't always so and there are tons of existing homes with wet vent arrangements working fine; have been since they were built; and likely to continue.
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    Thanks HJ, Sorry, my terminology is probably...

    Thanks HJ,

    Sorry, my terminology is probably mangled. I think we may be talking about the same thing.

    The flange is glued into the inside of what you are describing as the "hub" end of the...
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    Closet flange issue and rambit

    Hello,

    I will be tiling a bathroom floor - raising the height approx 1" above the subfloor and need to deal with the toilet flange height.

    Current toilet flange arrangement is fastened to the...
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    You might get away with one 20amp based on load,...

    You might get away with one 20amp based on load, but..

    GFCI is generally not required for dedicated appliance. - fridge, microwave.

    I would put lighting on a general lighting circuit. For...
  7. +1 hj's suggestion. I had the same situation. ...

    +1 hj's suggestion.

    I had the same situation.

    Had my plumber remove old flange. I tore out and replaced subfloor, then membrane and tile. My plumber came back and leaded in a new flange on top...
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    Acrylic surrounds don't sit flat to the wall...

    Acrylic surrounds don't sit flat to the wall except for the screw flanges. IMO it would be impossible to trim one down which essentially removes the flange.

    I would tile it.

    Charlie
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    For lots of damaged paper and nicks/gouges, I...

    For lots of damaged paper and nicks/gouges, I found the best method is to sand things lightly getting all of the loose edges removed. Then go over it with something like Zinsser Gardz to seal it all,...
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    I don't know why your contractor would not...

    I don't know why your contractor would not homerun the cable unless there are pathway issues along the way which can happen in remodels.

    I'm not a pro, but as far as I know from my reading of NEC,...
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    Update on this saga. Plumber and bath shop...

    Update on this saga.

    Plumber and bath shop lady show up at my home to address my complaints with installation (no apron support installed, mortar improperly installed). Out comes 4 big cans of...
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    Most models come with a brace that extends out...

    Most models come with a brace that extends out from the body of the tub and snaps onto the apron to support it. For others, the installation instructions say to put 2x4 blocks behind the apron.

    I...
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    Thank you for your response. The whole bathroom...

    Thank you for your response. The whole bathroom is 60" wide - kitchen on one side, bedroom wall on the other so there is no real access to the underside of the tub.

    Is it possible to remove the...
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    Problem with new tub installation

    I had a contractor install a new Sterling Advantage bathtub with 3 piece surround. The subfloor had about 3/8" slope from rear to drain end, and about 1/4" slope or slightly less from back to front. ...
  15. Terry is right - assuming the floor is flat and...

    Terry is right - assuming the floor is flat and level, otherwise there will be voids, or the tub will be twisted and it will flex. In this case, the Sterling instructions suggest using a mortar bed. ...
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    Jim, I'm amazed you ran into a stumper. I...

    Jim, I'm amazed you ran into a stumper.

    I don't know the answer either, so guess we'll wait to see who shows up.

    Charlie
  17. You would have to scrape it off either way I'd...

    You would have to scrape it off either way I'd guess. Glue won't do much good with the heavy popcorn.

    Charlie
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    Yikes, that would be some hands to see ! I...

    Yikes, that would be some hands to see !

    I changed one of these out a few months ago and used one of those little rubber strap wrench things that Sears and others sell. One of those things you get...
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    Mud bed supporting Sterling tub question

    I have a Sterling Advantage vikrell bathtub and surround to be installed. The subfloor isn't level and slopes down about 1/4" toward the drain (backend-frontend). From the front (drain end), it also...
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    If I were going to tile something like this, I...

    If I were going to tile something like this, I would find a bullnose tile that looked nice with the tub/bathroom and cut/install it as a border around the whole thing. Leave an 1/8" gap between the...
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    First you would have to replace any damaged...

    First you would have to replace any damaged drywall.

    After that, you could use a product called Kerid-band (thin waterproof membrane) that is thinsetted to the drywall, then tile over that.

    ...
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    Jim, I'm familiar with the deflecto...

    Jim,

    I'm familiar with the deflecto calculator. I'd be good since the joists are on about 12 inch centers under this bathroom. A couple even less than that.

    I'll give the delicate touch a shot...
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    Thanks Jim, I haven't decided whether to try...

    Thanks Jim,

    I haven't decided whether to try to tile it or just put lino down.

    Given that the bottom layer is 1/2", any suggestions for how best to fasten the 5/8" on top. Normally, I would...
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    Thanks Jimbo, The flange is cast iron. Plumber...

    Thanks Jimbo,

    The flange is cast iron. Plumber is removing it and will re-install it when the flooring is done.

    I tried some self levelling stuff once on a slab and it came out pretty wavy. On...
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    subfloor question

    I have a gutted 5x8 bathroom to put back together. The bottom layer of floor is 1/2" ply which I can't replace because there is no way to re-block edges, etc from the basement underneath (too much...
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