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    I used a 3.5" hole saw, just big enough for the...

    I used a 3.5" hole saw, just big enough for the trim screws to fit.
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    Thanks SHR. I have plenty of room to swing it...

    Thanks SHR. I have plenty of room to swing it into position since the end wall opposite the valve is open right now. I plan to build the wall after getting the tub set in place. The accord I...
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    Wall is not open on the back side and no access...

    Wall is not open on the back side and no access panel. I'd rather not move everything back an inch or so. I think I can get it to work by attaching the end wall to the back wall first then set into...
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    Sterling Accord Install Trouble

    I'm installing my first bath tub and surround using the Sterling Accord after seeing Terry's info about them ...
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    Drywall Laminating

    I hope to get some feedback on what I plan to do. I've been getting rid of popcorn ceilings in my house room by room. The popcorn came off very easily due to wallpaper and paint on the ceilings...
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    Its been almost a year since I installed a...

    Its been almost a year since I installed a CST744EL and am still happy with it. Never clogged, always cleared with 1 flush. Only thing I don't like is some skidmarks. Next time I'll probably get...
  7. I just had a 3+ car garage built in PA, 26' X...

    I just had a 3+ car garage built in PA, 26' X 40'. It came without electric, insulation, or interior wall coverings. It has 3 bay doors, 3 windows, and 1 regular door. Poured concrete footers...
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    I'll have to take another look at it, I didn't...

    I'll have to take another look at it, I didn't see Dow on it. It is blue with Lowe's logo, I'm sure someone made it for them. Actually here's a link to...
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    You may have already answered my next question. ...

    You may have already answered my next question. I bought some XPS at Lowe's and noticed a thin clear film on both sides and was wondering if I should remove it. If it is like the pink stuff...
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    Thanks for the info Dana. I agree that it would...

    Thanks for the info Dana. I agree that it would be a crime to not insulate at this point but the more I read about this stuff the more worried I got about mold. Another issue I'd like to avoid...
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    Thanks, thats a lot of info to digest, I need to...

    Thanks, thats a lot of info to digest, I need to read it a few times. To answer some of your questions:

    I don't think there is a gap between the brick and block, I'll see if I can find out for...
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    Dow Super Tuff-R

    Anyone use these Dow insulation boards for interior walls? I'm thinking about using them in my place. 60 year old Pennsylvania house, exterior brick face over blocks. Currently no interior...
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    Optimum Sump pump cycle?

    I searched but didn't find what I'm looking for. My current sump pump is a 1/3 HP Century pedestal and looks to be very old. With snow melting and some recent rain the pump is running more often. ...
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    OK, a little background first. House was built...

    OK, a little background first. House was built in 1942, I have been here for 20 yrs with no issues. I doubt its vented properly to begin with but haven't had an issue until now. Upstairs toilet...
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    How to clean main vent?

    I have reason to believe that the vent to my main sewer drain may be obstructed. The vent is about a 1.5" metal pipe that comes off the drain, thru the outside wall and up along the house. It is...
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    Jumper Wire over Water meter?

    I noticed there is an old wire connected to the main water pipes on either side of the meter. What is its purpose, continuity for grounding electrical? Meter body looks like its metal. Its ugly...
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    Expansion tank now installed. Still 53 psi...

    Expansion tank now installed. Still 53 psi before water heater turned on. Turned heater on to hottest setting and 30 min later pressure never went above 60. Everything looking good now.
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    Replaced the pressure reducing valve last night,...

    Replaced the pressure reducing valve last night, it was preset to 50 psi. Took my chances and got it from home depot. I did open the box and look it over first, the first one I looked at had one of...
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    Ok I got a test gauge and it peaked at 155 psi...

    Ok I got a test gauge and it peaked at 155 psi with water heater off, T&P valve started dripping at 150 like its supposed to do. Now that I think of it the heater started leaking after I replaced a...
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    That is what I suspect but would like to test...

    That is what I suspect but would like to test before installing a tank. I also suspect that the old heater had a bad T&P valve since it didn't drip.
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    New Water Heater, now T&P leaks

    I just replaced the old water heater with a new bradford white gas heater. Everything went smooth until I fired it up and about 15 minutes later the relief valve started dripping. I had the heat...
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    I don't know why they warranted the old heater,...

    I don't know why they warranted the old heater, their cost for the heater replacement was about the same that was paid for the 1 yr warranty. They told me the flat rate amount they pay the...
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    Plastic Piece on inlet pipe

    What is the purpose of the plastic piece with rubber disc inside the inlet and outlet pipes? This is on a new Bradford-White heater.
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    Water Heater install question

    I'm going to replace the leaky 16 year old Smith heater with a B-W tomorrow. The heater is in an unfinished basement directly on the concrete floor. I'm wondering if I should raise it up a few...
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    Home Warranty Water Heater Issue

    OK. I have to vent and this seems like a good place to do it. I recently bought a house that came with a warranty from First American. Seems like a good idea from a buyers point of view. Went...
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