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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. Shop lighting, need help

    Assumptions: 1) I will be using 2x4 acoustic tile for the ceiling. Provides sound dampening and access to pipes/electric 2) T8 flourescents...

    Started by lexrex, 09-28-2010 6:04 pm
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    11-01-2010 11:58 am Go to last post
  2. Granite tile countertop

    Ever do a granite tile countertop? I'd like to. I don't expect to be in this house forever, but I'd like to top off these cabinets with an...

    Started by Jim Brown, 10-03-2010 10:23 pm
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    10-21-2010 6:52 pm Go to last post
  3. Framing: wood or steel?

    I think Leo voted for Steel in an older thread, what are the pros and cons of it? I am seeing a lot of movement in the 2x's I'm getting for the...

    Started by lexrex, 09-30-2010 7:50 pm
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    10-08-2010 4:10 pm Go to last post
  4. Kitchen Progress

    Still plugging away on the kitchen cabinets. Here's my progress so far: the cabinet carcasses are done, finished with Sealcoat and water-based poly....

    Started by Jim Brown, 09-26-2010 10:27 pm
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    09-28-2010 11:22 pm Go to last post
  5. Picking floor tile ...

    Alright fellow house folks :D I wanna put tile in my back room ... and I know very little about tile. I've been told it's not too tough to...

    Started by Beamer, 09-20-2010 2:29 am
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    09-20-2010 8:07 pm Go to last post
  6. This cannot be good

    I cleaned the woodstove and chimney this weekend In the cellar is a cleanout door, so you can cleanout all the stuff that falls in the chimney. ...

    Started by Leo Voisine, 08-09-2010 4:30 pm
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    09-17-2010 7:29 pm Go to last post
  7. Trimming a plastic culvert

    So LOML and I have grown tired of having a wet finished basement in the spring...it tends to get expensive. The previous owner put some 'feel-good'...

    Started by mike, 08-31-2010 9:30 pm
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    09-01-2010 1:39 am Go to last post
  8. First laminate floor project, done!

    These are before and after pictures. I'd consider this a pretty challenging first time floor project due to the things that needed to be trimmed...

    Started by Sachbvn, 08-31-2010 12:47 pm
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    08-31-2010 4:35 pm Go to last post
  9. Cutting trees is NOT fun

    I thought it would be cute to add an extension to my shed - back in 97-98 or so. There was a pine tree there - and I could have cut it down back...

    Started by Leo Voisine, 08-29-2010 9:39 pm
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    08-31-2010 2:46 am Go to last post
  10. The Machine from Hell

    Saturday afternoon, we rented it - TMfH. Waal, I KNEW - I KNEW what it was gonna' be like. I just didn't expect it to be QUITE so MUCH like it. ...

    Started by TDHofstetter, 08-19-2010 4:22 pm
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    08-28-2010 11:05 am Go to last post
  11. Hay shed update

    I am about done with the hay shed. About all I have to do is put on some gutters and run some light and outlets. A friend helped me with the...

    Started by Fred Belknap, 08-25-2010 2:06 am
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    08-26-2010 1:43 am Go to last post
  12. What i had to miss today ...

    Well we decided to replace our HVAC unit. Out here, there's lots of 'em on the roof. I've switched to a split system which means the old big boy had...

    Started by Beamer, 08-12-2010 2:41 am
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    08-19-2010 9:50 pm Go to last post
  13. Conductive Paint?

    I cannot find a source for electrically conductive paint - I have a remote that needs repair, and it can't be replaced with a universal... I...

    Started by maxwell_smart007, 08-10-2010 5:22 pm
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    08-12-2010 3:19 am Go to last post
  14. Power Washer

    No, I don't own one but a couple of neighbors do. Our house has enclosed softs and wrapped fascia. After 10-15 years they do get dirty. So I used the...

    Started by rrich, 08-04-2010 2:34 am
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    08-10-2010 9:15 am Go to last post
  15. AC

    Should a brand new house AC need to be recharged twice in 6 weeks? I find this odd and I worry that there is a leak...

    Started by lexrex, 07-29-2010 3:14 pm
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    07-29-2010 9:15 pm Go to last post
  16. cabinet hardware

    Any advice for installing new knobs and pulls on already-hung cabinets? There is no current hardware in place.

    Started by lexrex, 07-19-2010 7:02 pm
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    07-26-2010 12:40 am Go to last post
  17. Electrical question

    Ok, I got a client that has a 100 amp service. We are going to upgrade them to 200 amp this week. That is not the problem. They popped the MAIN...

    Started by woodmannie, 07-20-2010 1:17 am
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    07-21-2010 7:27 pm Go to last post
  18. New shop thread

    Here's the old one that started this off: Shop progress Post by lexrex on Jan 16, 2010, 11:37pm A post to document my progress and solicit...

    Started by lexrex, 07-10-2010 9:24 pm
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    07-19-2010 9:18 pm Go to last post
  19. New Shop electrical

    As a follow on to the new shop thread: Here's my shop electrical design, draft 1, discuss: 870 Dedicated circuits for DC and other big tools...

    Started by lexrex, 07-10-2010 9:55 pm
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    07-19-2010 12:19 pm Go to last post
  20. Does anyone here have a " Dual flush toilet " ?

    I would like some feed back from anyone who has one of these toilets. There are websites that advertise dual flush kits for the existing toilet in...

    Started by law, 07-19-2010 2:39 am
    • Replies: 3
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    07-19-2010 4:15 am Go to last post

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