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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 10:42 pm
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  1. 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 9:56 pm
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  2. Around the Bshop

    I've been kind of busy this Summer and Fall, rebuilding a rental house of ours that got trashed still working on it waiting on some windows that I...

    Started by autobodyman, 11-29-2015 9:42 am
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    12-24-2015 12:53 am Go to last post
  3. Looking at a new snowblower...

    My wife mentioned to me that we're both in no shape to be shoveling snow again this year. We got buried in 2010 during "Snowmegeddon". We got 63" of...

    Started by Herb G, 11-22-2015 11:25 am
    • Replies: 9
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    11-24-2015 12:59 am Go to last post
  4. 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 3:43 pm
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    11-20-2015 1:03 pm Go to last post
  5. 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 9:16 pm
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    11-19-2015 4:06 pm Go to last post
  6. 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 10:48 am
    • Replies: 2
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    11-18-2015 6:30 am Go to last post
  7. 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 6:01 pm
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    10-29-2015 2:41 pm Go to last post
  8. 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 7:36 pm
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    10-11-2015 1:15 am Go to last post
  9. 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 10:35 pm
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    07-21-2015 5:08 pm Go to last post
  10. 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 8:21 am
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    06-24-2015 5:51 pm Go to last post
  11. 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 5:51 pm
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    05-27-2015 9:56 pm Go to last post
  12. 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 1:37 am
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    05-25-2015 1:25 am Go to last post
  13. 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 10:43 pm
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    05-10-2015 4:42 am Go to last post
  14. 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 6:25 am
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  15. 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 5:18 pm
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    04-21-2015 5:39 am Go to last post
  16. 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 3:43 am
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    03-11-2015 10:04 pm Go to last post
  17. 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 1:34 am
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    02-09-2015 8:59 pm Go to last post
  18. 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 4:41 am
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  19. 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 11:23 pm
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    01-30-2015 3:24 am Go to last post
  20. 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 10:20 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    01-21-2015 10:20 pm Go to last post

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