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    Various air vents and intakes
    For what purpose? We don't have anything like that in my region. Is this a basement specific thing?
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    Originally Posted by shmobin View Post
    For what purpose? We don't have anything like that in my region. Is this a basement specific thing?
    One is a vent for the dryer, one might be for the hood over the stove although that could be higher up somewhere. One miiiight be a fresh air intake for the furnace, one is an air intake for the Heat Recovery Ventilation system and there would also be an outlet for the HRV

    You must have some kind of air intakes and vents on the house exterior right? I’m guessing ours are built with PVC this way because it’s a winter climate and other vent designs might be more prone to ice buildup etc
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    Originally Posted by shmobin View Post
    For what purpose? We don't have anything like that in my region. Is this a basement specific thing?
    https://youtu.be/BuxvKbIIYLU?t=282

    Exhaust/intake for central heating.
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    New tub is in and leveled
    Have you checked code about having an outlet right against your tub? I know there's going to be backer board and tile (or similar), but I'm unsure if this is allowable, as a leak could me a bad day.
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    Originally Posted by phikappa View Post
    Have you checked code about having an outlet right against your tub? I know there's going to be backer board and tile (or similar), but I'm unsure if this is allowable, as a leak could me a bad day.
    great point. however, i would assume (not an expert in electric) that if the outlet got wet it would trip the breaker?
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    Originally Posted by Destor View Post
    One is a vent for the dryer, one might be for the hood over the stove although that could be higher up somewhere. One miiiight be a fresh air intake for the furnace, one is an air intake for the Heat Recovery Ventilation system and there would also be an outlet for the HRV

    You must have some kind of air intakes and vents on the house exterior right? I’m guessing ours are built with PVC this way because it’s a winter climate and other vent designs might be more prone to ice buildup etc
    Thanks brah.
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    https://youtu.be/BuxvKbIIYLU?t=282

    Exhaust/intake for central heating.
    Got it. Cold climate things. Thanks brew.
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    Originally Posted by shmobin View Post
    For what purpose? We don't have anything like that in my region. Is this a basement specific thing?
    Different regions have different codes and practices for what is acceptable materials to use for various plumbing and venting applications.
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    Originally Posted by GM54 View Post
    great point. however, i would assume (not an expert in electric) that if the outlet got wet it would trip the breaker?
    It would, however from what I saw on Myth Busters you'd be dead just as the breaker gets tripped.
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    Originally Posted by GM54 View Post
    great point. however, i would assume (not an expert in electric) that if the outlet got wet it would trip the breaker?
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    Have you checked code about having an outlet right against your tub? I know there's going to be backer board and tile (or similar), but I'm unsure if this is allowable, as a leak could me a bad day.
    I thought that was a little weird when I opened the wall. There’s also the light switch for the next room near the back of the tub. I figured it would be fine since any exposed wiring is in a junction box and the Redgard provides a moisture barrier. I’ll definitely look up the code though. Worst case I can pull the romex up from the attic and then drop it one stud over so it’s not behind the shower’s wall and I’ll reinstall the outlet from the bedroom on the other side of that wall.

    Edit: this Reddit thread seems to indicate it’s up to code
    https://www.reddit.com/r/BuildingCod...tm_name=iossmf

    There’s also not any plumbing in that wall—it comes below the floor under the tub. If I really want to go over the top I could also change that outlet to a GFCI too but I think it’s fine
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    As long as you properly waterproof your shower / tub wall where the outlet is you will be fine.
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    Matty you could also water proof the junction of the romex into the J-box just in-case.
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    Originally Posted by y0lked View Post
    Matty you could also water proof the junction of the romex into the J-box just in-case.
    True, but I figure the likelihood of water penetrating the tile, mortar, moisture barrier, cement board and the 1.5” gap to the junction box is basically nonexistent unless there’s a massive hole in the wall and people are still using the shower. There’s not any plumbing in that wall that could leak on it, so the only way that box gets wet is if there’s a massive problem somewhere that would be impossible not to notice.

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    Originally Posted by MattyMiscer View Post
    I thought that was a little weird when I opened the wall. There’s also the light switch for the next room near the back of the tub. I figured it would be fine since any exposed wiring is in a junction box and the Redgard provides a moisture barrier. I’ll definitely look up the code though. Worst case I can pull the romex up from the attic and then drop it one stud over so it’s not behind the shower’s wall and I’ll reinstall the outlet from the bedroom on the other side of that wall.

    Edit: this Reddit thread seems to indicate it’s up to code
    https://www.reddit.com/r/BuildingCod...tm_name=iossmf

    There’s also not any plumbing in that wall—it comes below the floor under the tub. If I really want to go over the top I could also change that outlet to a GFCI too but I think it’s fine
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    Cool. Just looking out for my bb.com peeps!
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    So I've been in a house (my first) for a little over 3 months now and I'm kind of pissed about the state of the garage. It's a new construction, but the guy used the garage as a staging area and the concrete is scratched and marked to hell and the walls are all marked up to. The concrete isn't smooth either, so it's a bitch to clean up. You guys have any suggestions as far as coating it?
    2 part epoxy. go to benjamin moore, they have a good one. i think the product is called corotech.

    make sure you power wash before hand though. imperfections and dirt on the surface will cause the coating to fail.
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    2 part epoxy. go to benjamin moore, they have a good one. i think the product is called corotech.

    make sure you power wash before hand though. imperfections and dirt on the surface will cause the coating to fail.
    Thanks brah. That's going to be a job. This floor is DIRTY. And the concrete isn't smooth, so I hope that's not an issue.
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    Thanks brah. That's going to be a job. This floor is DIRTY. And the concrete isn't smooth, so I hope that's not an issue.
    I dont think it has to be smooth, but obviously you dont want big craters or spikes in the floor either lol. id just fill the holes in before powerwashing/coating.

    if the floor is really rough you could rent a floor grinder/polisher from home depot.
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    Originally Posted by wings_unhinged View Post
    Thanks brah. That's going to be a job. This floor is DIRTY. And the concrete isn't smooth, so I hope that's not an issue.
    Are you able to pressure wash inside the garage at all? As long as the water flows out that’s probably the easiest way to clean it. They make surface cleaner attachments that prevent a lot of backsplash and do a great job with concrete slabs. Looks like this:
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    Originally Posted by MattyMiscer View Post
    Most recent update on the bathroom:
    Patched the subfloor up and then laid a mortar bed for the tub
    New tub is in and leveled

    I hung cement board on two of the three walls but had to take them back down twice. First time was to add some studs and blocks to support the boards, then I opened it up again when I realized I needed to add some shims to bring the boards level with the existing plaster walls. Took this pic before hanging the boards for a third and final time last night:

    Had to switch out the old valve from this cheap Gerber model...

    ...to this Moen. Also had to move the whole thing an inch to the right to center it on the new tub
    Just need to secure the copper tube to that block and add a 1x4 or something to secure the valve itself then I can put the last cement board up and mortar/Redgard it and then start the tiling.

    Had a moment of panic last night removing the old valve. I cut the water off and then when I went to cut the pex line running into the valve it started spraying water out. I grabbed it and held it tight to stop the flow and was literally the little Dutch boy with my finger in the dam for a minute trying to figure out what to do. Luckily it was just some water that was still in the line and the flow quickly stopped when I removed my hand.
    Nice job Matty. I look at your work for inspiration to do my bathroom too like that. It was leaking but I scared of finding mold like you did, lol.
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    Originally Posted by hammerman1964 View Post
    Nice job Matty. I look at your work for inspiration to do my bathroom too like that. It was leaking but I scared of finding mold like you did, lol.
    If the mold is there then it’s better to find it than to leave it. All I did was pour a little bit of bleach (didn’t want to pour too much liquid directly onto drywall when, ironically, the issue in the first place was water damage) and then lightly scrubbed it with a bristle brush and let it dry. Cleared it up no problem.

    The rotted wood was a bigger headache but ultimately still easy to remove. I screwed up in two ways though: I used a reciprocating saw instead of a circular saw just because it’s what I had, so that made it take more time and effort, and I tried to cut out a smaller section of subfloor before I realized I needed to start taking up floor tile and cut out to the next joist over because I didn’t get all the rot out.

    Biggest lesson I’ve learned is to just say fuk it and don’t be afraid to take the room down to the studs. Would have made it easier for me to move some studs around and position the tub exactly how I wanted and I wouldn’t have the issue of trying to match my wall tile up with the existing uneven plaster. I also should have ripped the floor tile out in the original demo phase rather than trying to do the tub/shower and then move on to the floor.

    Second biggest lesson is that a laser level is an absolute godsend.


    But anyways, for a quick update this is pretty much where I’m at right now:


    I decided it would be worth it to just take the tile all the way up to the shower head rather than patch the plaster around it.

    I’ve been super busy with work and I’ve been on duty every three days—that means a full 24 hour day without coming home, not including the work day it flows into the following day. But I should be off early tomorrow and on leave through thanksgiving week so I’ll be making some serious progress. Family is coming for thanksgiving so I need to finish the shower and replace the old floor tile by Wednesday!
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    I bought a new home and it has an outdoor lamp post that turns on at night. It seems to work properly. However, I cannot figure out what mechanism it is using to turn on in the evening.

    1. It has a photocell, but does not appear to work. I tried covering it during the day and light didn’t come on.

    2. There is a “Nightscaping” box that controls the outdoor lighting, but it is unhooked.

    3. There are no physical switches inside the home or outside that controls it.

    4. The lightbulbs are standard (not dawn to dusk).

    I am pretty dumbfounded on this. This looks like an original light fixture and house was built in the mid 90s. Any suggestions?

    Disregard (Resolved): The photocells are on a 2-minute delay.
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    So, we don't have much of any updates from my home lately. Actually have bought 2 rental properties in the last year and a half or so and thankfully, both great shape! One was a new construction so nothing was needed and the other, I close on in less than a month. It is a townhouse my buddy has lived in for a few years and is in great shape so no work is needed (except touch up paint).
    Y'all keep up the good work! Glad to see this thread is still alive
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    Finally (mostly) finished the bathroom!

    Before:



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    More detail on the floor:


    Full imgur album of the reno (not sure why it gives a nsfw warning):
    https://m.imgur.com/a/Wd5i6g9


    There are still a few touchups left such as the trim work and patching a hole in the wall behind the tub drain, but the bathroom is finally usable again. Can confirm, currently posting from toilet. I have a new toilet paper holder on the way and will be switching out the sink faucet and light fixture for matte black ones in the future as well.
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    Originally Posted by MattyMiscer View Post
    Finally (mostly) finished the bathroom!

    Before:



    After:


    More detail on the floor:


    Full imgur album of the reno (not sure why it gives a nsfw warning):
    https://m.imgur.com/a/Wd5i6g9


    There are still a few touchups left such as the trim work and patching a hole in the wall behind the tub drain, but the bathroom is finally usable again. Can confirm, currently posting from toilet. I have a new toilet paper holder on the way and will be switching out the sink faucet and light fixture for matte black ones in the future as well.
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    It would, however from what I saw on Myth Busters you'd be dead just as the breaker gets tripped.
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