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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. I'm in the wrong business

    I was looking for a local gutter cleaner service & ran across an ad for dryer vent cleaning. Now, I do my own dryer vents, but I was curious as to...

    Started by Herb G, 11-18-2015 2:43 pm
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    11-20-2015 12:03 pm Go to last post
  2. While the weather's been nice...

    I've been working on the honey-do list. I cut up our leaves with the lawn tractor today. We don't have a bagger, so I have to run over them & chop...

    Started by Herb G, 11-18-2015 8:16 pm
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    11-19-2015 3:06 pm Go to last post
  3. Winterizing my bird feeder pole

    I have a steel pole I use to hang a bird feeder on in the winter. It was rusted & looking tired, so I spruced it up before the snow hits. I...

    Started by Herb G, 11-17-2015 9:48 am
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    11-18-2015 5:30 am Go to last post
  4. added lights to my push mower.

    About 3 years ago I bought a front wheel drive Husqvarna lawn mower with a key start, at the time I got it because I thought the wife might help with...

    Started by autobodyman, 06-24-2015 5:01 pm
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    10-29-2015 1:41 pm Go to last post
  5. Icon5 Updating Door Locksets

    We want to change the locksets on our interior doors, but I don't know if new locks are compatible on older doors. I've attached of photo of the...

    Started by PastorPaul, 09-29-2015 6:36 pm
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    10-11-2015 12:15 am Go to last post
  6. Engine mod

    Wasn't sure if I should post this, we don't have an automotive forum but this engine modification required some lathe work. Years ago my father had...

    Started by autobodyman, 07-20-2015 9:35 pm
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    07-21-2015 4:08 pm Go to last post
  7. Yard and garden cabinet

    Using some of the 3" wide cedar boards a friend gave me, built a cedar cabinet closer than my shed for some of my yard, flower & garden stuff. ...

    Started by autobodyman, 06-21-2015 7:21 am
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    06-24-2015 4:51 pm Go to last post
  8. New bug, anyone know these?

    Sometimes in the Spring or Fall we get a day or two of boxelder bug swarms. I know the bugs pretty well and usually spray with Tempo and that seems...

    Started by autobodyman, 05-27-2015 4:51 pm
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    05-27-2015 8:56 pm Go to last post
  9. Icon5 Painting a Closet

    Jana is going to be in Virginia for a week visiting her daughter before she returns home to Austrailia. I'm hoping to get the walk-in closet painted...

    Started by PastorPaul, 05-09-2015 12:37 am
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    05-25-2015 12:25 am Go to last post
  10. Found a use for free cedar

    We're supposed to get 1 to 2 feet of snow this weekend, going to be hard on the flowers and trees that have leafed out. Decided to use garbage cans...

    Started by autobodyman, 05-08-2015 9:43 pm
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    05-10-2015 3:42 am Go to last post
  11. Trellis and free lumber

    Built a trellis on the side of my bodyshop. 21929 21930 It's pretty simple, redwood 2x4's screwed to some redwood spacers with some 2x3 squares...

    Started by autobodyman, 04-27-2015 5:25 am
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  12. House Siding

    Have you ever sided a house before? I am wondering if I should do it myself - 60 years old and not as energetic as I used to be. I don't care...

    Started by Leo Voisine, 04-07-2015 4:18 pm
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    04-21-2015 4:39 am Go to last post
  13. Flooring Nightmare, But Getting Better... I Think

    When Mary and I bought this house nearly 12 years ago, the seller had installed carpet that I suspect was cheap, with a cheap pad and poor...

    Started by PastorPaul, 11-02-2014 2:43 am
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    03-11-2015 9:04 pm Go to last post
  14. Icon5 What kind of door?

    One of the things I hope to accomplish sometime this year is to install a door between my two garages. Right now there is just the rough opening...

    Started by PastorPaul, 01-23-2015 12:34 am
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    02-09-2015 7:59 pm Go to last post
  15. Water distillation

    My folks got me a whole house humidifier for Christmas, it helps a lot. Though it's not required to use distilled water I thought it would make the...

    Started by autobodyman, 12-31-2014 3:41 am
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  16. Basement Storage

    I've got an 8.5 'x 9' room in the basement that I decided to put some cabinets and shelves in. I already had a small fridge in place so all I needed...

    Started by ScottD, 12-22-2014 10:23 pm
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    01-30-2015 2:24 am Go to last post
  17. Jack of all trades... NOT!

    I think that I've mentioned what a poor job the previous owner did on just about every repair or remodeling job he did on this house. Well, when we...

    Started by PastorPaul, 01-21-2015 9:20 pm
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  18. Heat resistant walls?

    I've been cleaning my woodshop these last couple weeks (long project, very messy) anyway I have had this barrel stove here in the shop for the 14...

    Started by autobodyman, 10-16-2014 5:54 am
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  19. gas can?

    A few years ago, well maybe more than a few I bought a gas can from Harbor Freight that had a hand pump in it. Looked pretty much like this: 21418...

    Started by autobodyman, 12-08-2014 9:20 am
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    12-09-2014 2:07 am Go to last post
  20. Extreme Makeover: Church Edition

    So last Monday, the youth minister at my church called me up in a panic because they were remodeling the youth room and the guy they had lined up to...

    Started by Stretch, 11-24-2014 12:56 am
    • Replies: 5
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    11-24-2014 11:40 pm Go to last post

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