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  1. Tom, It's funny how someone can be so...

    Tom,
    It's funny how someone can be so insulting... (and probably deny it later)
    I'm not complaining about the price. But that being said, why do you think it's wrong to question it?
    Buying a...
  2. Thanks guys. I just wanted to make sure that he...

    Thanks guys. I just wanted to make sure that he was in line with what you guys might charge.
    I appreciate the help, as always.
    -Thomas
  3. Steam Boiler Repair pricing. how much do you guys charge per hour for labor?

    I just had my 20 year old Weil-McLain steam boiler repaired and got the bill.
    I was present for the entire repair so I know what was done, and how long it took.
    The boiler wouldn't fire. So he...
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    thanks terry. i appreciate the help. have a...

    thanks terry. i appreciate the help.
    have a great thanksgiving!
    -thomas
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    oops. here's the photo

    http://gallery.me.com/thomasmilewski#100052/photo




    i guess my real issue is that i've found chrome extension valves, but the 5" pipe is chrome plated- and i've never dealt with that....
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    toilet supply makeover options...

    here's a photo of my toilet supply line.
    i would like to dress it up and was looking for suggestions to get some chrome on it to match the rest of my bathroom hardware.
    i can't (or would rather...
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    thanks for the replies. i was leaning towards...

    thanks for the replies.
    i was leaning towards the oil filled baseboard for the reason that the oil wouldn't get hot enough to ignite anything that MAY come in contact with it accidentally....
    and...
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    safest electric baseboard heater?

    I am in the process of finishing my attic in my 1926 colonial.
    The conditioned space will be 25 foot by 12 foot. wall are insulated with R-30 and it has two windows on one gable end, one window on...
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    thanks for the replies. one of my thoughts was...

    thanks for the replies.
    one of my thoughts was to dig out for the shower only and have a step down stall. i've never seen one before though. are they common?
    anyone have any experience with them?...
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    basement bath height issues...

    I am thinking of remodeling my unfinished basement ( home built in 1926) and would like to put in a full bath (with shower stall , toilet and sink). The problem is that the height to the bottom of...
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    cold water line shaking when tub fills?

    i have an american standard faucet set in my bathroom on my second floor (only) bathroom, and when you try to fill the tub or turn the shower on to a warm position on the diverter, the cold water...
  12. thanks for all the help guys. i've got this...

    thanks for all the help guys.

    i've got this question about this vent stack:
    if the only one fixture (toilet on the 2nd floor) uses this stack as it's waste and vent, then can a toilet be added...
  13. sorry for my confusion guys. the main stack is...

    sorry for my confusion guys.

    the main stack is a waste line for the toilet on the 2nd floor.
    the kitchen sink on the first.
    it's also a waste line for a slop sink in the basement.

    doesn't it...
  14. adding attic bathroom. cast iron stack questions

    i am thinking about adding a toilet and sink to my attic and was thinking that it would make most sense to add it directly above the bathroom below it to tie into the existing cast iron stack.

    how...
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    thanks for the help guys. i've sweated all my...

    thanks for the help guys.
    i've sweated all my new bathroom copper. just didn't know what to do about the existing fitting in the other bathroom.
    it will be close to the wall- i agree, a real fire...
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    so i found this:...

    so i found this:
    http://www.hardwareandtools.com/invt/u742403?ref=gbase
    and it would work perfectly( and inexpensively)

    but i've never sweated chrome to copper before...
    anything i should know?...
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    thanks for the reply. how long is the sleeve on...

    thanks for the reply.
    how long is the sleeve on the watts valve?
    i need about 6 inches ....
    thanks again.

    p.s. are you allowed to suggest a place to look for it online via this forum?
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    toilet supply line make-over

    i have a toilet that was installed a few years ago-
    the copper supply line comes out of the wall about 6 inches, then a valve to a braided line to the toilet.
    question is, how to make this look...
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    sounds like i should remove the lathe and...

    sounds like i should remove the lathe and plaster.
    i was afraid of that- it's what i thought at first.
    no biggie. only about 40 sq. ft of wall to remove.
    it will be worth it in the end.
    thanks...
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    i would love to rip out all of this plaster, but...

    i would love to rip out all of this plaster, but i know that there aren't any studs on the window side as they are BEHIND the wide window molding....
    i know because i opened up the bottom of this...
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    thanks guys. the wall is pretty beat up. lots...

    thanks guys.
    the wall is pretty beat up.
    lots of cracks, some missing spots, and in one area, (about 12" x 18") it has loosened from the lathe. it just floats there....

    i was thinking that 1/4"...
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    thanks for the reply. you think it's best to do...

    thanks for the reply.
    you think it's best to do a skimcoat over all of the plaster?
    i'm not sure i'll get great results with my limited exp. in spakling...
    i was hoping to do something with 1/4...
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    plaster wall problems.

    hey guys.
    got a question, not sure it can be answered.

    i've got this wall in my bathroom with a window on it.
    the wall is plaster from 4 foot above the floor to the ceiling.
    i replaced the...
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    how to connect tub drain to p trap?

    okay-
    got myself a 3 wall alcove tub (new, castiron, no removable front apron) and i'm wondering how you might tighten the p trap nut onto the new tub drain if you don't have access from behind or...
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