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    Re: Sheep Wool Insulation

    ***! Why isn't this well publicized? Are there any start up companies in the upper peninsula of michigan? Is there any relation to rock wool insulation?
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    Re: Space between range and cabinets

    Hi. You could get a cabinet that a range insert slides into. It is a stove but has no bottom drawer or feet. It will probably have to be a custom cabinet. You could have a drawer below and on the...
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    Re: Reglazing a Cast Iron Tub

    Hi resurface spe******t. Thanks for the overview of what goes into reglazing. My problem is there are no reglazing spe******ts anywhere near, certainly not within a few 100 miles. Is there some way I...
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    Re: Kitchen Flooring Selection

    "Don't let your heart depend on things that ornament life in a fleeting way". Shiller
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    Re: Kitchen Flooring Selection

    Hi Hank. The IKEA cabinets are not difficult to put together. Figuring out the hinges can be. Do the uppers first with clear area for legs. About the salmon pink, its not pink, just called that. Its...
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    Re: Kitchen Flooring Selection

    Love the salmon picture. Never realized how beautiful salmon is (love to eat it too). I would go with the salmon pink as the wall color. And maybe more neutral color on the floor, as A.Spruce...
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    Re: Should we remodel or rebuild?

    Hi. Consider the size of the house and your age in 30 yrs. Will you really want the upkeep chores? Just a thought. May be better to not look that far down the road and do to the house what will make...
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    Re: Small Kitchen - Help

    Hi Rick, I thought I had a small awkward kitchen. You win! One suggestion, enlarge the kichen to include the dining area. Put a dining island in the dining space, with reasonable sized storage...
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    Re: HELP! Trees in basement?

    Hi. My house in MI UP (only a few yrs younger) also has some trunks as support. Mine were under a crawl space, cantilevered out from main section of house that has a basement. The bedroom at that...
  10. Thread: plants source

    by sugarmae
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    plants source

    Hello. Hope someone knows a source for common milkweed (A. syriaca) seed and korean spice (viburnum carlesii) bush. Can't find any ******, just descriptors.I know about them as I had them growing up,...
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    viburnum carlesii source

    Hello. Hope someone knows a source for common milkweed (A. syriaca) seed and korean spice (viburnum carlesii) bush. Can't find any ******, just descriptors.I know about them as I had them growing up,...
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    Re: loud house noise

    Hi Steve - snow and ice sliding off my roof create house shaking sonic booms when they hit the ground. First time it happened I thought a snow plow had run straight into the house. My neighbor had...
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    Re: need advice: recip, jig, or sawsall?

    Would have thanked you all earlier. Would have followed advice of recip saw. Instead, dog broke my arm. Recip saw will wait until next year but my thousand thanks I send to you now for discriptive...
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    need advice: recip, jig, or sawsall?

    A thousand apologies for my ignorance. I have spent 40 yrs doing ALL work with a hacksaw, including compound miter joints by eye. But in demolishing part of a sham kitchen cabinet I've run out of...
  15. Re: Request for recommendation for vacuum cleaner

    I would sweep up larger particles and then finish up with "the boss" canister vacuum. I've had mine for maybe 30 yrs. It has a plastic body but it amazes people with its suction power. Bags are tiny...
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    Re: Funding for historic building preservation

    Hi zengirl. I can see your point about lifting the property values for your area. However, the objection voiced in this forum has to do with misguided altruism. It is not altruism if the value...
  17. Thread: Oak Cabinets

    by sugarmae
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    Re: Oak Cabinets

    Could your nose be picking up odor of mold or mildew when you open the cabinet and misleading you into thinking that the food has contact odor?
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    Re: Good place for insulation advice?

    Hi ibrewster - I have been watching your thread for advice. Have similar problem with less head room in center. Eventually someone will help us out.
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    Re: glass backsplash

    Thank you A.Spruce. I will go with the safety glass with through holes for fasteners, resting on counter with a bead of caulk. Excellent.
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    Re: glass backsplash

    Thanks Mike. I would like to put up sheets of glass. Easy to clean. I saw a treatment in Nov issue, pg 69 I think. Won't the mastic show? The mag didn't show or mention how this was done or the...
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    glass backsplash

    I have a kitchen with "cabinets" that are just framing against the walls,then enclosed. Grimy. So this whole 100 year old room is going to be gutted wall by wall. Slow but I have to live with...
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    backsplash how-to

    Nov issue pg 69 - love the backsplash. How is the glass mounted on the wall? There are no visible mounts. How thick is the glass? How would this work over a painted wall?
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