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    Re: Remove cabinetry before tiling?

    In 2009, we built a large addition which included a large kitchen and large laundry/dog room. I installed 3/4" x 3" Brazilian Cherry flooring in the main portion of the addition, with tile in the...
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    Re: I think it is time for a new mower

    When I needed to research riding mowers, I looked all over the net and on E-Bay. I joined TractorsByNet (http://www.tractorbynet.com/) forum and found some of the best information out there, plus the...
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    Re: Salvaging Cedar Fence Boards

    Since both of our fireplaces are gas inserts, I can't use the wood. When possible, I like recycling materials but I do agree after seeing the comments, that it is better to send it off to the...
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    Re: Salvaging Cedar Fence Boards

    Thats what I needed to hear. It doesn't sound like its worth the trouble. Thank you for the feedback.
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    Salvaging Cedar Fence Boards

    One of the projects my wife wants done in the next couple years is to replace a 200' and 70' run of cedar fencing, replacing it with vinyl to match the rest of the property. The fence boards are your...
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    Re: Thinking About a Kitchen Island

    We built a new kitchen in our new addition in 2009. We wanted an island since we had a large space and needed more storage and a prep area since we were limited in our design of the rest of the...
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    Re: Switchable Outlets

    Success! I pulled the outlet out of the box and checked my wiring. I cut the tab between the two brass screws and it works. I knew my wiring was correct, but learned something new. Thank you for your...
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    Re: Cost of Rough-In Plumbing

    This gives me a pretty good idea of what to expect. I also agree that the lowest bid isn't always the best one to go with. I'd rather pay more to get the job done right the first time. Thank all of...
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    Cost of Rough-In Plumbing

    I'm trying to put a budget together to convert an old kitchen into a master bathroom and need a ball park estimate for rough-in work. When we built our addition, our plumber charged approximately...
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    Re: Changing a Bathtub to a Shower

    I think that is some pretty good advice. I'm seeing a lot of forum write ups pointing back to John Bridge Tile Forum so I think I'll be registering there too. Thank you for the advice.
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    Changing a Bathtub to a Shower

    I've watched many videos no on taking out a bathtub and putting in a shower. I've looked at the manufactured tile ready shower pans on line and can estimate I'll be spending about $650 on that...
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    Re: Switchable Outlets

    No I didn't. I tried to wire the new outlet identical to the old one, but missed that step. Good scoop. I'll check out YouTube to see if there are any videos showing this.
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    Switchable Outlets

    While swapping out electrical outlets I replaced two that were tied to switches and must have omitted a step because I can't get the switch to work with either outlet. Both outlets on each are live,...
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    Re: Electrical Outlet Issue

    Thank you for your feedback. At least we aren't alone with this issue. I think I'll be going to the electrical supply house to buy my outlets and switches in the future. I just purchased one of those...
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    Electrical Outlet Issue

    I've been replacing electrical outlets throughout our 40 year old house because anything you plug into them wants to fall out. I've never had this problem in any home I've ever lived in, but this is...
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    Re: Portable Router Table

    Thank you for this link. I would have never guessed there was a forum for router. I've gone to the link and think this will be very informative.
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    Re: Portable Router Table

    I'm glad you mentioned the one Norm built. I was going to order the plans and video but had concerns. I think you just saved me a lot of grief. Thank you!
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    Re: Ceiling Paint Mistake

    You just answered my next question. Thank you very much. I know it will come out much better this time. I was not sure about putting mud over simi-gloss paint.
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    Re: Outside Lamp Post Issue

    The problem with trying to run a new wire is that I can't tell where the wire leaves the house and goes underground. If I were a betting man, I'd say they ran it straight from the house, under the...
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    Portable Router Table

    This spring I'd like to either make or purchase a decent table top router table for my shop. I've looked on line at Home Depot, Lowes, etc. and have read the reviews for some of the more popular...
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    Outside Lamp Post Issue

    This winter my lamp post which has been in place for about 30 years just stopped working. I checked the switch to see if it went bad, and it is ok. I could not detect any power at the fixture head....
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    Re: Ceiling Paint Mistake

    I agree on the prep work. Although I did apply several coats of mud and sanded in between, I think it would have helped to have the light fixed at the ceiling. I didn't see many of the flaws until...
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    Ceiling Paint Mistake

    When my wife asked me to pull all the pop corn ceiling and re-paint the area she insisted that I paint it with a white satin latex paint. I'm not happy with any of the way it looks since you can see...
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