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Forum: Around the house.

The place for all home improvement related posts both flatwork and turned. Landscaping is also welcome!

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please Read: Pics in threads

    In the past we have had problems with linking pictures in posts from off-site locations. For example, pics disappeared from the off-site location,...

    Started by sawduster, 06-30-2010 9:42 pm
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  1. Paint/Paint Thinner Odor

    My daughter and son-in-law suddenly have an odor in their home that smells like paint or paint thinner. We've searched the attic, crawlspace, and...

    Started by PastorPaul, 12-12-2011 9:11 pm
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    01-26-2012 2:09 pm Go to last post
  2. Sealing around a Garage Door

    Anyone have any good ways to seal air from comming around my insulated overhead garage door ans still keep it functional? I'm getting way too much...

    Started by BRBurns, 01-13-2011 12:32 pm
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    01-19-2011 3:19 am Go to last post
  3. The back room saga continues...

    Now that the monster AC unit is off the roof and it's time to start finding guys to put a new roof on anyway, I'm back to thinkin' about my back room...

    Started by Beamer, 08-13-2010 3:30 am
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    10-09-2011 4:34 pm Go to last post
  4. Adding wood trim to drywall jambed return windows

    ]I want to dress up the interior windows in my house. They are currently trimmed with the basic new build drywall jambs. The way I'm looking at this...

    Started by jimmythekid1, 06-02-2013 3:14 pm
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    06-04-2013 2:00 pm Go to last post
  5. Old rotten hay barn

    I got an old hay barn for free. Judging by tool marks and joint details I would guess that it was built during the later half of the 19th century and...

    Started by TW, 02-05-2011 3:20 pm
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    09-09-2013 2:16 am Go to last post
  6. Icon5 Door Won't Stay Closed

    In the kitchen cabinets I have an appliance garage with a tambour door (roll-top for those like me who had to look up the term :)). Over the last...

    Started by PastorPaul, 04-19-2011 5:11 pm
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    04-22-2014 5:58 pm Go to last post
  7. Kitchen Overhaul

    And so the adventure begins.....gonna overhaul the kitchen. I've already started by replacing the stove and vent hood which will be the easiest part....

    Started by ScottD, 08-14-2011 5:46 pm
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    08-06-2013 3:19 pm Go to last post
  8. Icon5 Can you fix a "touch lamp"?

    Hi guys. The pretty lamp in our bedroom has stooped working. It's one of those lamps with the big yellow cord that you touch to turn on and off. ...

    Started by Elizabeth, 03-28-2014 6:50 pm
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    03-30-2014 2:02 am Go to last post
  9. Screwing into concrete block

    I need to attach some 2x4 to my concrete block wall in the basement. What's the best fastener for this?

    Started by lexrex, 12-04-2012 2:54 am
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    12-11-2012 12:04 am Go to last post
  10. Finally starting summer project

    I've been planning for years to re-do our front steps, but before I can start on them I need to remove and re-pour the sidewalks in front of the...

    Started by autobodyman, 06-01-2011 2:57 am
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    08-19-2011 12:25 am Go to last post
  11. Garden Time?

    I've got a spot in my yard that won't even grow a weed so I thought I would terrace it into level sections (close to level) and put in raised beds...

    Started by ScottD, 01-08-2013 11:12 pm
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    09-05-2013 1:09 pm Go to last post
  12. Forging Metal

    I want to make a set of fireplace tools for personal use. Planning on using reenforcement rod for the stock. How would I "weld" separate pieces...

    Started by art3427, 01-09-2011 3:47 pm
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    01-16-2011 12:15 am Go to last post
  13. Shop building repair

    Built this back in 1987, city told me I couldn't have an overhang on the front, two years ago I had seamless gutters put on which stopped the water...

    Started by autobodyman, 03-31-2012 7:46 pm
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    06-28-2012 9:41 pm Go to last post
  14. Gluing new plastic laminate counter top over old

    Has anyone here glued new plastic laminate over old? I've heard that it may be easier to use heat to remove old laminate rather than the sanding and...

    Started by Monty, 07-29-2012 8:35 pm
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    07-31-2012 1:11 am Go to last post
  15. snow blower recommendation

    Do you guys have any recommendations for a walk behind snow blower in the $600-$700 range? Sears has some that are on quite a bit of a discount -...

    Started by Sachbvn, 12-07-2010 1:05 pm
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    12-09-2010 1:33 am Go to last post
  16. Setting posts

    I want to build a permanent sun shade / gazebo thing in our backyard, to give us some shade until the trees grow bigger (see the rough sketch below)....

    Started by safetyboy, 05-10-2011 12:03 am
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    06-03-2011 8:03 am Go to last post
  17. Raising a sinking shed

    I built my 12 x 8 barn shed back in 1989. Then in Oct 2010 I added an 8 x 8 barn to it making it a 20 x 8 barn shed. But it holds a lot of stuff and...

    Started by Larryh86GT, 06-27-2012 12:28 pm
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    06-27-2012 4:01 pm Go to last post
  18. Space heater questions

    Alright - we received a space heater years and years ago..... it's probably been at least 20 years. It is an electric - I think it circulates hot...

    Started by Sachbvn, 12-02-2010 6:14 am
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    12-13-2010 2:17 pm Go to last post
  19. Dock construction part deux

    I'm back working on the dock. The plan is to work on it every 3rd weekend in the month. I should finish it in about a year. Here is what it's...

    Started by CajunRider, 11-26-2012 11:26 am
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    12-11-2012 10:39 am Go to last post
  20. Cleaning Raw Wood

    In prep for moving the piano out, I had to move the wooden shelving unit that holds my jigsaw puzzles and board games. Before I put it back in place...

    Started by PastorPaul, 02-18-2013 10:58 pm
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    02-20-2013 3:27 am Go to last post

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