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  1. Bathroom remodel: Project management software

    Folks,

    Thanks to all for the great advice in the past.

    I am looking for a shareware, or inexpensive software program to manage a bathroom project.

    Minimum features: Need BOM, cost tracker,...
  2. Carpet purchase and install: Tips? Recommenced websites?

    Folks,

    We are remodeling a lower level with a concrete floor.

    We tried to use Home Depot: Complete idiots.

    Local independent store with a good reputation is proving to be flakey.

    Has...
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    Folks, Found several short walls with mold...

    Folks,

    Found several short walls with mold about 6" up from the plate. VERY stinky. Several other areas had small stains with limited odors. Did not see any orange colored stains. Mold remediation...
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    Guys, Found mold in several places. I can do...

    Guys,

    Found mold in several places.
    I can do the tear-out and drywall repair.

    How do I select a mold removal contractor? Is there any specific licensing/certification process for these folks?...
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    Thanks guys, I have some homework to do. ...

    Thanks guys,

    I have some homework to do.

    Really appreciate the responses.

    Rog
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    Folks, Thanks for the replies. To clarify:...

    Folks,

    Thanks for the replies.

    To clarify:
    There was no standing water.
    Not all of the carpet was wet.

    I will rent a dehumidifier.
    What type and concentration of bleach is recommended?
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    Water damage recovery

    Folks,

    We live in Boulder CO. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the folks that lost loved ones, pets, and took major property damage.

    We lost the old, stained carpet in our first floor cause...
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    NOT a crazy question. I did read the manual,...

    NOT a crazy question.

    I did read the manual, HOWEVER, my manual is ultra-cryptic and not nearly as useful as the one you referenced. I will track down a better manual on the Whirlpool site....
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    Washing machine repair....

    Folks,

    This is kinda off topic.....but you guys have recommended other forums before.

    I have a near new Whirlpool Cabrio that is not cycling properly. (Doesn't drain properly.) You can get it...
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    Yeah, I am scratching my head too.... The...

    Yeah,

    I am scratching my head too....

    The K9511 shown above is not the same as mine. (Mine has a Female connector for the shower head.)
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    Kohler shower hardware....

    Folks,

    Recently completed a total re-do of a small bathroom.

    The wife requested a shower head with more "Force" (Interpreted as higher flow velocity. Shower flow volume is spot on to the 2.5...
  12. Chipped Kohler shower pan: Acrylic over cast iron

    During the install of this pan, something was dropped and chipped several pieces off the Acrylic top coat.

    Chipped area is approximately 1 x 6 inch. We managed to collect all the chips.
    ...
  13. shower valve torque specs for 1/2" solder fittings

    So I am installing a new Kohler K304 shower valve.

    What torque value should I use for the 3 1/2" solder fittings, and the 1/2" cap for the tub outlet?

    TIA,

    Rog Smith
  14. Potential for water hammer....(?)

    Folks,

    I am doing the same project right now. Existing plumbing does not have any water hammer arrestors. System has a 5 year old PRV set at 40 psi. Never had any water hammer problems when the...
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    Old vs New Solder compatability.....

    Folks,

    I am remodeling a bathroom built in 1971. I believe that all the copper supply plumbing was assembled using Lead/Tin solder.

    If I have to resweat some of the existing joints with the...
  16. Vanity drain fittings for remodeled bathroom

    Folks,

    Currently deep into planning for remodel of a small bathroom.

    New vanity location will place vanity drain on the centerline of the existing 3" vent for this bathroom and the adjoining...
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    Kohler k9132 Shower drain

    Folks,

    Just about to fully launch the bathroom remodel.

    The drain listed above has 2 approved sealing methods to the drain pipe: 1. Conventional with oakum and poured lead and: 2. Rubber gasket...
  18. Tile floor: Spacing/raising ceramic tile with no heat mat underneath

    Folks,

    We are remodeling a small bathroom and adding an electrical heat mat under the tiled area with foot traffic. (About 50% of the floor area.)

    Can anyone recommend a method for spacing...
  19. Need some guidance on an exterior painting problem

    Folks,

    My front door is currently stained (Penofin). and gets sun exposure most of the day.

    Can some recommend a clear or tinted sealer/top coat for this type of application?
    If you recommend...
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    I just installed a GE 8300 BTU thru-the-wall unit...

    I just installed a GE 8300 BTU thru-the-wall unit in our master bedroom. Used the GE shell that is specified for the unit.

    We like it alot. The only qualifier is that the GE unit is more noisy...
  21. Unit is 8300 BTU's. I closed the vent. ...

    Unit is 8300 BTU's.

    I closed the vent.

    Thanks, guys.
  22. Guys, Thanks for all the good info. I gotta...

    Guys,

    Thanks for all the good info. I gotta admit that I am a Mech. Engr, (PE as well) but thermodynamics is not a strong suit...(Grin)

    My unit has a "fresh air" vent, that I am currently...
  23. Folks, Thanks to all for the guidance so far....

    Folks,

    Thanks to all for the guidance so far.

    I installed the GE wall sleeve and tested it for drainage. (It drains OK)

    The AC unit installed easily and we have been using it for about a...
  24. Folks, So I purchased a GE thru-the-wall unit...

    Folks,

    So I purchased a GE thru-the-wall unit and the Ge Case, RAB47A.

    The installation instructions for the case do not talk about painting the case and (Obviously) do not recommend a paint...
  25. Folks, Thanks to all for the previous help and...

    Folks,

    Thanks to all for the previous help and advice.

    It looks like I will be installing a thru-the-wall conventional 115VAC unit in the master bedroom. (11 x 12 feet) Existing power circuitry...
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