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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. Mounting Island Top

    Jana found a great deal on a used kitchen island with chairs. The sellers had mounted the top with 2" x 3" x 12" blocks, but they already had it...

    Started by PastorPaul, 09-18-2017 3:28 am
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    09-20-2017 3:54 pm Go to last post
  2. No Emergency Generator in an Emergency

    I service my generator each fall, including testing the battery. The weekly self-test has gone off without a hitch, though I wasn't home for the last...

    Started by PastorPaul, 05-29-2017 6:14 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    06-01-2017 2:03 am Go to last post
  3. Icon5 To mow, or not to mow; that is the question.

    The fellow who was mowing my lawn isn't available this year, and I've had no luck finding kids who want to earn some extra money. The quotes I am...

    Started by PastorPaul, 05-22-2017 3:17 pm
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    05-24-2017 2:30 pm Go to last post
  4. Raising the bathroom vanity.

    Because of our height we need a taller vanity, but the cost is more than we can do. Would it make sense to remove the vanity, build a platform of 1x6...

    Started by PastorPaul, 05-03-2017 4:23 pm
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    05-23-2017 1:30 am Go to last post
  5. Just a fence

    Completely sick of my neighbors, decided to build a fence to get back some of our privacy, block the view of their junk yard, keep their trash from...

    Started by autobodyman, 04-22-2017 5:11 am
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    04-26-2017 5:45 pm Go to last post
  6. Front door move

    Due to to architect error that I discovered too late during construction, my front door was recessed in 2 ft too far. I now have to move it. Here is...

    Started by CajunRider, 04-10-2017 10:55 am
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    04-11-2017 11:33 am Go to last post
  7. Finishing my downstair area

    Scope: Framing: 2 storage lofts 4ftx14ft and 4ft x 12 ft, 1 partition wall to separate shop from guest quarter. Sheet rock on wall & ceiling, paint...

    Started by CajunRider, 01-21-2015 2:17 pm
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    04-04-2017 12:15 pm Go to last post
  8. Door Out of Alignment

    With Jana's allergy to the cat getting worse, Christy is going to take Patches and see if her cat and mine can coexist in peace. The problem is that...

    Started by PastorPaul, 06-27-2016 11:20 pm
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    07-09-2016 2:43 am Go to last post
  9. Floating Shelves

    With the 180 switch of furniture in the bedroom, we are going to wall-mount the TV. Jana would like floating shelves to put the VCR and DVD players...

    Started by PastorPaul, 05-01-2016 9:45 pm
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    06-27-2016 11:07 pm Go to last post
  10. Patio Cover - Dripping Sap

    We had a patio cover built about two months ago. The wood beams (obviously pine) used were obviously too green as they're now dripping sap, through...

    Started by Tony, 06-04-2016 3:48 pm
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    06-04-2016 8:39 pm Go to last post
  11. Sewer line woes

    My folks were having some issues with water backing up in their basement floor drain when their washing machine ran. Everything else in the house...

    Started by autobodyman, 05-19-2016 8:20 am
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    06-01-2016 2:02 pm Go to last post
  12. beadboard direction

    I am putting up beadboard in the bedroom - it's a small room - 8' wide by 15' long... I have a plywood ceiling, so no issues installing it either...

    Started by maxwell_smart007, 05-09-2016 11:30 pm
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    05-12-2016 12:25 am Go to last post
  13. Icon5 Roof Insulation

    While visiting in Omaha last weekend, I got to talking to my sister-in-law's husband about the small shop building he constructed. He recommended I...

    Started by PastorPaul, 05-01-2016 7:47 pm
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    05-05-2016 3:52 am Go to last post
  14. Planning a Bathroom Remodel

    I have a small bathroom that needs some updating. I'd like to do it in cherry. I plan to reface the vanity, make new doors & drawer fronts and...

    Started by deepsplinter, 03-08-2016 12:24 pm
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    05-01-2016 9:59 pm Go to last post
  15. Icon5 Closet Door Repair

    The original bedroom closet had been turned into a half bath, with the sliding doors left in place. When trying to slide the doors, one of them...

    Started by PastorPaul, 05-26-2015 2:24 pm
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    03-27-2016 8:59 pm Go to last post
  16. Protecting T1-11

    We're having my patio cover rebuilt and this time having a roof put on it. Under the roof will be T1-11 and 4x6 crossbeams. Both will be visible from...

    Started by Tony, 02-09-2016 8:55 pm
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    03-02-2016 2:10 pm Go to last post
  17. Need App

    Looking for an app that wi) give GPS coordinates and elevation above sea level. Must. be Android friendly. Any suggestions?

    Started by art3427, 01-15-2016 11:36 pm
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    01-17-2016 8:01 pm Go to last post
  18. Garage Door Spring

    Yesterday, I had just closed the garage door when I heard a loud bang. It had been about 20 years and I knew that replacement would be needed soon. I...

    Started by rrich, 10-16-2014 3:41 am
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    01-11-2016 11:22 pm Go to last post
  19. Getting the new tool chest ready...

    I bought some of This stuff to line the drawers on my new tool chest. It wasn't enough, so I have to order some more. It works pretty good & the...

    Started by Herb G, 01-09-2016 9:08 am
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    01-09-2016 11:50 am Go to last post
  20. As maintenance free as possible

    OK. I'm what you would call an old phart. I am not a never will be a gardener or horticulturist. I am not a painter. I don't mind doing maintenance...

    Started by rrich, 01-06-2016 8:56 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    01-06-2016 8:56 pm Go to last post

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