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Hi Mr. Spruce,
Completed my molding installation. It came out quite well, thanks to your advice of sizing each corner first with pre-cut scrap pieces.
Thaanks again for your help.
Guy, it is best to keep questions in the open forum where you will receive a more diverse response from more members. I've posted my reply to this question in your original topic on accurate angles.
Thank you Mr. Spruce for your reply to accurate angles. It appears that a protractor is what I need. The Starrett protractor/angle finder looks ideal but a little bit pricey. For such a small job I am wondering if I could possibly just line up my T-bevel on my combination saw. what do you think?
im really so glad for your reply. sure thing i will follow each steps.thank you very much
Thanks for your help in figuring out the wiring for my cEIling fan.....you and Jack are the best
thank you for your reply.i checked the aerator it was clean.
Thanks so much for your reply. I will certainly save you on my contact list.
It is best to keep all technical questions posted on the forums so that you get a broader perspective.
Bondo used to offer a tub refinishing kit, found in the paint department of your local supplier. I do not recommend attempting to refinish the tub yourself because it will result in a less than professional finish, and likely be less durable than having it professionally done. Consult your phone book for "bathroom refinishing" and variants of that for local refinishing contractors. If cost is a concern, then ask the refinisher during your interview whether you doing some or all of the prep work will affect the cost. IMHO, the prep work is the hardest and most laborious part of the job, also IMHO, most refinishers don't go to the level of detail that you might when it comes to removing old caulk and cleaning of the surface.
just curious about what to do to refinish a fiberglass tub surround, 450$ to 500$ but with what product or do I need a professional? and any concerns with refinishing in white when the existing tub is a yucky brown?? thanks! Janis
Dear A. Spruce,
Thank you for responding to my post and sharing your own experience with me. Nice to know I'm not alone in "Simple job getting complicated!" The contractor sent his lead man over within 90 minutes of my phone call. How rare is that?? He caulked again, called the contractor and I do believe the contractor was saying he wants to buy and install a new skylite, the lead man was saying not to. I think the owner of the company's opinion will prevail, so I suggested we take the skylight out again (appears as though it shouldn't have been removed and replaced cuz it has the curb plastic flashing attached,) and put it in correctly. I'm not sure I mentioned it's now crooked... The nice thing is, this contractor is trying really hard to make it right. I think that's wonderful, [B]until[/B] I hear them come at 7am......Thank you again. I'll keep you posted on this one!