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    possible help/cover-up

    I don't know how well it would work, but it might save you the time and hassle of a tear-out.

    There are various products by several manufacturers that you can "paint" tubs and tile. I have heard...
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    correction!

    Thanks for the input everybody!

    However, the sink is ceramic, NOT porcelain.

    Chassis, sink is what wife wants (size, etc.), but not finding a single hole faucet she likes. Sooo, unless I find...
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    drilling sink?

    I just purchased a porcelain sink that was made for a single hole faucet mounting.

    Is it possible using a diamond core bit to drill two additional holes for a 4" spread faucet (like you can drill...
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    Thanks

    Your replies make this chore much easier than "shooting in the dark"! Thanks for your time.

    Jim
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    vanity faucet brand?

    Still looking for a vanity faucet... single hole mount, brushed nickel, not a vessel sink.

    Seeing several different brands, but I don't know anything about them. Any opinions on which to buy,...
  6. Thread: find pump?

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    find pump?

    I remember my dad using a small submersible pump to help a neighbor who's window well would fill with water, and then flood the basement.

    This pump was about the size of a large can of baked...
  7. some tough wood...

    You might try:

    make sure bit is sharp
    make sure bit is clean
    use a larger pilot hole
    use lubricant on screw (I have used bars soap)

    Jim

    Good luck!
  8. idea...

    Several years ago I needed to raise a toilet. I already had a "high rise" toilet (17"). I made a pattern of the outline of the base, and cut two pieces of 3/4" treated plywood to match that outline....
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    Delta...

    A few months ago, I bought a Delta "kit". (from www.absolutehome.com)

    Delta: Innovations Series Single-Handle: lvr hdle, 3-hole installation, 5-1/4" spout - 540
    Color: Brilliance Pearl...
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    Thanks!

    I appreciate the replies. I will look elsewhere (or my wife will!).
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    Ikea faucet???

    Wife saw a bathroom faucet at IKEA.

    I'm concerned about quality, and availability of replacement parts. (With the low price tag, I suspect this isn't the faucet I want.)

    Anyone with input?...
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    I'm glad I checked back...

    I'm just a diy'er with a little common sense that has learned what a great resource this site is. (I don't do anything with electrical (((or plumbing, or concrete, or carpentry))) until I am...
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    stupid idea for solution???

    Recreational vehicles sometimes use a 12 volt demand pump. Some use a "pressure bladder tank" (don't know the correct name). This might work for refilling the toilets, but I don't think they have the...
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    Thanks!

    I appreciate the wise input! I will put it to good use. :) Thanks!

    Jim
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    paint source...

    Having read the idea of oil-based paint, you might contact your local government/solid waste/environmental department to see if they have paint recycling. The city where I live does, and they will...
  16. Thread: drainage?

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    more info...

    I used a string level, and found that in 19 feet, I have a 10" drop. I can bury a 4" slotted drain pipe (black plastic, flexible) behind the new limestone curbing, and then it will discharge out of a...
  17. Thread: drainage?

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    drainage?

    I recently had a new driveway poured: 4" thick, reinforcing wire, saw cut, with a 6" curb along one side. Drive is fairly level, with a drop of about 5" in 20'.

    The new curb is half the height of...
  18. alternate access?

    You stated that "cabinets and backsplash" cover any access. Would it be feasable to cut out an access panel in the back of the cabinet. This might give you access to heat wraps/tapes, and insulation....
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    first tiime PEX user...

    I just ran five 1/2" PEX lines from my basement to 2nd floor bathroom. I really like the thought of no joints in the walls/floors. The PEX is more rigid than I anticipated, but it did not cause me...
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    Thanks!

    I suspected it had to do with the mass/density of the water, but wasn't at all sure I was right.

    Thanks, all, for the responses.
    :)
    Jim S.
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    Curious about sound...

    This is totally a non-important question; just curious...:confused:

    When I open only the hot water side of any of my faucets, the sound of the water exiting the faucet changes when the water gets...
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    bathroom fan exhaust

    I have read several threads that reference "soffit vents" for bathroom exhaust fans. I am installing a new light/fan combination, and would like to do it right. The bathroom had been vented directly...
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    Are you sure it is "crown molding"?

    Often people with lathe and plaster walls/ceilings mis-identify the molding aournd the perimeter of the ceiling as "crown molding". Instead, it may be what I know as "hanging molding". The molding...
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    tub lift

    When I have had to lift things to the roof of my building, I have had a sign company do the lift for me. Some of their trucks have lift capability. Typically, they will charge me $100, which is a lot...
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    I suspected this was the case...

    Thanks for the reply. I already have a 3" flange, so that is what I'll use.

    Thanks for the comment on the tile, too. This is my first attempt at tiling, and plumbing, too, other than "replacing"...
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