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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. Shutters - what kind of wood?

    I will be putting the last coat of stain on the house this summer and need to rehang shutters. Over the 43 year life of the house, some shutters...

    Started by Beagles, 02-26-2011 4:51 pm
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    03-02-2011 12:18 am Go to last post
  2. Kitchen Remodel

    Not mineÖI have a handyman/general contractor that calls me when he needs some cabinet work. Hereís a kitchen that just needed new doors and...

    Started by deepsplinter, 02-19-2011 12:03 pm
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    02-20-2011 1:14 pm Go to last post
  3. Tile Job

    Here is a picture of my kitchen tile job I have been doing. Sure glad that is done and thanks to those who gave me advice. 5134

    Started by Fred Belknap, 02-17-2011 1:41 pm
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    02-20-2011 5:34 am Go to last post
  4. Icon5 Blacklights

    Anyone know anything about black-lights? My four-legged buddy decided that my recliner (assuming my nose is trustworthy) made a good litter box. To...

    Started by PastorPaul, 01-29-2011 1:41 am
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    02-13-2011 11:41 pm Go to last post
  5. Back splash ?

    I have been doing some work on the kitchen. I put in new counter tops and sink and faucet. My question is on the back splash. We removed the old...

    Started by Fred Belknap, 02-10-2011 11:57 pm
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    02-12-2011 4:04 am Go to last post
  6. Plumbing for the shop: update

    I continue to chip away at the new shop. My plates are up and I just rebuilt a soffit that needed some fixin. I plan to go buy 10-20 or so studs at a...

    Started by lexrex, 01-03-2011 7:57 pm
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    02-06-2011 3:38 am Go to last post
  7. Wood flooring question

    As I have mentioned in other posts, we are remodeling our den. The wife wants wood floors, so do I. We have found a source for really beautiful 1 x...

    Started by art3427, 02-03-2011 1:12 pm
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    02-05-2011 3:59 am Go to last post
  8. Shop progress!

    I finally moved beyond plates and soffit. It's slow going with an infant and a crazy 2 yr old! One wall complete, the rest are just a matter of...

    Started by lexrex, 01-21-2011 6:21 pm
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    01-30-2011 12:33 am Go to last post
  9. Icon5 To Sell, or Not to Sell?

    The neurologist banned me from extensions ladders some years back and my daughter is his enforcement officer :). I had planned to keep my extension...

    Started by PastorPaul, 01-08-2011 2:11 pm
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    01-24-2011 11:47 pm Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. New Garage Door Problems

    This morning, after clearing my driveway (kept the garage door closed during the snow-blowing), my garage door closed but re-opened when it reached...

    Started by PastorPaul, 01-12-2011 3:47 am
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    01-14-2011 2:26 am Go to last post
  13. Drilling rock

    Although this has nothing to do with wood, it is "around the house" and concerns drill bits. What type of drill bit, diamond or otherwise, would be...

    Started by Monty, 12-21-2010 10:08 pm
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    12-25-2010 4:07 am Go to last post
  14. Leaking Garbage Disposal

    It never fails... birthday party for 4 year-old tomorrow, and the garbage disposal under the sink starts leaking. It's dripping from the bottom...

    Started by safetyboy, 12-04-2010 2:33 am
    • Replies: 6
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    12-15-2010 4:30 pm Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Water filtration

    The City opened their fire hydrants around town last week they said to test them. I noticed my water tasting a little off so I checked my whole...

    Started by autobodyman, 11-21-2010 4:01 am
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    11-30-2010 2:19 am Go to last post
  18. Landscaping, sort of.

    Had some Yews planted along the house for years surrounded by landscape fabric and gravel, the deer would chew on these plants every winter, pretty...

    Started by autobodyman, 11-04-2010 6:09 pm
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    11-10-2010 4:07 pm Go to last post
  19. Ceramic Floor Tile

    The wife wants floor tile in our dining room. Iíve never bought or laid tile before, so Iíll be asking quite a few questions in the near future. ...

    Started by deepsplinter, 11-06-2010 4:42 pm
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    11-09-2010 1:35 am Go to last post
  20. Floor

    When laying hardwood flooring... ...don't neglect to load the flooring stapler. :D

    Started by TDHofstetter, 10-29-2010 9:06 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    11-07-2010 2:35 pm Go to last post

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