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    Bathroom Tiling

    Planning to tile my bathroom floor and walls.

    Very basic question, should I start with the floor or the walls?
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    With any luck, the walls will be dry except for...

    With any luck, the walls will be dry except for accidents.
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    Hmm...

    With 120 acres, why not just use the tree and prop a shovel beside it?

    I'd suggest some lime and approaching with the wind at your back :rolleyes:

    Seriously, assuming you're a novice like me,...
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    Finishing Cement Board

    I'm replacing my bathroom walls with cement board and need to know how to finish them - specifically, what is the "skim coat" material I should use on it?

    I thought about drywall mud, but after...
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    Tankless Comment

    I installed my Bosch unit with double walled exhaust lines and a booster fan. The outer walls of the vent lines are only warm to the touch. The area to be concerned about in my case is the outside...
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    Personal Experience

    I had a water heater in an uninsulated area a few years back - BAD idea.

    The water froze, creating real problems since it was also the same water pumped through the floor for heat. The weather...
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    Serious Thanks

    Can't say enough about the EXCELLENT advice getting me through this chore.

    The angle grinder was the best advice I've had in a long time. Used a diamond blade and zipped right through the clay...
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    Remember

    I remember the good ole days when the kids would smoke anything - an I don't mean that wacky tabackie.

    Then the only real danger was what Dad would do if he caught ya.

    I recall Gramps catching...
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    Considering

    I am considering a wirlpool (therapeutic) hot tub for my home. Any suggestions?

    Background:

    - Moderate arthritis in back. Rode a 2x8 two floors to a sudden stop and stood up 1.5 inches...
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    Best Wishes

    Hope things are going well for you.

    I too had a nasty infection, but they kept me in the hospital for 6 weeks.

    My doc also suggested pantyhose, but I told her :rolleyes: never mind. When she...
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    Another Thought

    We also had a 15 year old gas water heater that we replaced this summer with a Bosch tankless system - the same one that is standard in most every household in Germany. After living there for an...
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    Yep, There Too

    Lowe's keeps them in stock in their plumbing section - and they are open til 10 tonight!
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    Well Here Goeas Another Perfectly Good Weekend

    My thanks to you all for giving me an out for my HoneyDoo list this weekend. :mad:

    All in all - I really do thank you all for the advice and I'll let you know how the thing turns out.

    Fair...
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    The so-called "hack job" was done according to...

    The so-called "hack job" was done according to the advice of professional plumbers and city engineers. The wall to which I referred is attached to the exceptionally stubborn concrete floor that I...
  15. It's gotta be 5 o'clock somewhere . . .

    It's gotta be 5 o'clock somewhere . . .
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    Ooo

    Pouring concrete just seems so much easier than lifting up that big heavy block wall to cut the clay . . .

    Any takers?
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    Concrete Encasement???

    I've been laboring on a clay pipe problem under my basement floor for a week now. I've tried several products but have yet to get the joint to seal at the bell.

    After trying silicon calk, I'm...
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    Larnt the Hard Way

    I've learned that using plumber's putty may be preferable to calk for a toilet.

    It is much easier when you need to pull the commode considering both removing it and making it look good when you...
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    Go For The Gerber

    We installed a Gerber Ultra-Flush system about a year ago at the suggestion of a pipe fitter at the plant where I work. Best advice I've ever received!

    Our sewer backups and other associated...
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