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  0 Thread: Ceramic tile did not stick
Post: RE: Ceramic tile did not stick

EightFingers Wrote: (01-27-2023, 05:25 PM) -- This is the desert, humidity is the lowest in the country. Right now it’s about 16%. -- But this stuff is like desiccant. It absorbs water. 16% is stil...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 7 233 01-27-2023, 09:46 PM
  0 Thread: Ceramic tile did not stick
Post: RE: Ceramic tile did not stick

Versabond and Mapei both make very good products. Never had an issue with either brand. I usually use Versabond thinset and Mapei grout. I have used "Universal" thinset and didn't like working with it...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 7 233 01-27-2023, 09:41 PM
  0 Thread: Ceramic tile did not stick
Post: RE: Ceramic tile did not stick

When you applied the thinset, did you just swipe it on or did you really press it onto the tile and backer before you made your final swipe? Also, if the stuff has been sitting a long time and bee...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 7 233 01-27-2023, 07:14 AM
  0 Thread: Rid house of old electronics/electricals?
Post: RE: Rid house of old electronics/electricals?

My dad was an engineer for HP... One of the 1st 100 employees. I was tasked with clearing his stuff out when he passed. Tools, electronics, switched, micro switches, meters, heat sinks... lots of stuf...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 8 303 01-24-2023, 07:14 AM
  0 Thread: Clling All Plumbers
Post: RE: Clling All Plumbers

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (01-17-2023, 09:37 PM) -- replace the filler valve as already stated. you could try and clean it but it's almost always a waste of time. -- +1. I've tried to no avail. Same...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 13 621 01-18-2023, 07:00 AM
  0 Thread: What do I need to know about heat pumps?
Post: RE: What do I need to know about heat pumps?

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (01-16-2023, 10:16 PM) -- DO NOT engage anyone who does not do a manual J calc.   EVER:no::no::no: -- I have to agree. No calculations, no sale.
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 18 703 01-17-2023, 08:11 PM
  0 Thread: Clling All Plumbers
Post: RE: Clling All Plumbers

Toilet parts are cheap. I'd guess the filler valve is sticking closed. Reintroducing pressure by opening the service valve might jar the filler valve open. I'd start by replacing the filler valve.
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 13 621 01-17-2023, 08:08 PM
  0 Thread: Pergo Laminate Flooring
Post: RE: Pergo Laminate Flooring

My thoughts are the same with all stuff like this. Buy the best you can afford. My concern with Rigid vinyl is "what is making it rigid"? It is a wood core? Can I score and sna pit like LVP? Does it ...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 17 377 01-16-2023, 07:17 PM
  0 Thread: Pergo Laminate Flooring
Post: RE: Pergo Laminate Flooring

My thougts are the same with all stuff like this. Buy the best you can afford. My concern with Rigid vinyl is "what is making it rigid"? It is a wood core? Can I score and snapit like LVP? Does it la...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 17 377 01-16-2023, 06:28 PM
  0 Thread: Garage Advice
Post: RE: Garage Advice

srv52761 Wrote: (01-15-2023, 03:01 PM) -- Not sure where you live, but regardless,  1. Insulate… under the slab. My previous life I was an energy manager for a school district. Since 2009 all our...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 17 573 01-16-2023, 08:17 AM
  0 Thread: Pergo Laminate Flooring
Post: RE: Pergo Laminate Flooring

pinsntails Wrote: (01-16-2023, 07:58 AM) -- +1for LVP It is also water proof / resistant so excellent for laundry, bathrooms etc. If you choose a nice thicker product with a good underlayment it has...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 17 377 01-16-2023, 08:00 AM
  0 Thread: Pergo Laminate Flooring
Post: RE: Pergo Laminate Flooring

KC Wrote: (01-16-2023, 07:24 AM) -- I am a hater of vinyl planking under any circumstances. -- Why? The new vinyl planks are really durable.
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 17 377 01-16-2023, 07:59 AM
  0 Thread: Pergo Laminate Flooring
Post: RE: Pergo Laminate Flooring

Rick_B Wrote: (01-16-2023, 04:37 AM) -- Any experience with Pergo laminates? -- Yes. Just like any laminate manufacture, you get what you pay for. They have the lower end and the higher end offerin...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 17 377 01-16-2023, 07:57 AM
  0 Thread: Pergo Laminate Flooring
Post: RE: Pergo Laminate Flooring

LVP (Luxury vinyl plank) has pretty much pushed laminates to the curb. I have installed and had both. I like the LVP much better. LVP lays better and tends to settle in the low areas when laminate wil...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 17 377 01-15-2023, 07:50 PM
  0 Thread: MY TURNED WOOD ART 2022
Post: RE: MY TURNED WOOD ART 2022

I quit...........................
Snipe Hunter Woodturning 12 727 01-14-2023, 07:16 PM
  0 Thread: Washing Machine Standpipes Questions
Post: RE: Washing Machine Standpipes Questions

KC Wrote: (01-14-2023, 07:20 AM) -- Isn't this something that is typically found in/on the washer where the drain line attaches? -- No, on the end of the hose. But they have to be replaced regularl...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 19 694 01-14-2023, 03:35 PM
  0 Thread: Washing Machine Standpipes Questions
Post: RE: Washing Machine Standpipes Questions

If a plumber installed the pipe, there is a P-Trap. If there wasn't a P-Trap, you'd probably smell sewage. My guess is you have lint clogging the P-Trap. You should be using a lint trap on the disch...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 19 694 01-13-2023, 05:38 PM
  0 Thread: Switch Box Dilemma
Post: RE: Switch Box Dilemma

brianwelch Wrote: (01-10-2023, 01:14 PM) -- If you were to take out/bypass the remote module in the fan I wonder if you might be able to defer to manual controls...So far I am pleased with the remote...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 10 480 01-10-2023, 07:01 PM
  0 Thread: What do I need to know about heat pumps?
Post: RE: What do I need to know about heat pumps?

Terry W Wrote: (01-10-2023, 08:33 AM) -- R22 is phased out. Is there another refrigerant being phased out in the next few years? If so, a system running what refrigerant should I be looking at? -- I...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 18 703 01-10-2023, 09:05 AM
  0 Thread: Switch Box Dilemma
Post: RE: Switch Box Dilemma

You'll find that a lot of the newer, nicer fans can't be wired with 2 switches. The fan functions with an electronic module only operated by the included remote control. When I remodeled the house, I ...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 10 480 01-10-2023, 08:10 AM

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