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07-02-12, 11:03 AM
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Posted By BLD

If your mollys came out, you had over tightened...

If your mollys came out, you had over tightened them during installation or your drywall had water damage. your best bet at this point is to use a larger than usual toggle bolt to fit the large hole...
03-25-12, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,191
Posted By BLD

The picture below is the single switch that...

The picture below is the single switch that currently controls my garage light. I hope this makes it clear where the power is coming from http://i43.************/j8fg92.jpg

This next picture is...
03-21-12, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,191
Posted By BLD

installing a 3 way switch to existing single switch

I would love to be able to turn on my garage light from inside the house. I am willing to sacrifice a non related switch on the opposite side of the wall, directly behind my existing single garage...
07-20-11, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,125
Posted By BLD

I dont think anyone makes a 9 inch extending...

I dont think anyone makes a 9 inch extending double rod.. An installer would screw an existing 3inch return bracket to the newly purchased double bracket if he had to make it work. anyone that deals...
07-20-11, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,686
Posted By BLD

A hack saw will do fine.. You will need to cut...

A hack saw will do fine.. You will need to cut both halves of the rod and do so without distorting them.. A fine blade is best and have a file on hand to remove any burs that will prevent you from...
01-28-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,933
Posted By BLD

I have seen some custom made 2 toned drapery...

I have seen some custom made 2 toned drapery (different on top than the bottom) that have looked very nice. You're never gonna hide the fact that these have a giant horizontal seam on them so you...
01-28-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 19,058
Posted By BLD

I suspect any composite material cut at 1'' would...

I suspect any composite material cut at 1'' would sag and distort over time.

Instead of offering the faux woods at 1'' and receiving complaints 23 months later, it seems everyone is staying away
01-24-11, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,930
Posted By BLD

Dare I say 1 screw per bracket will suffice. If...

Dare I say 1 screw per bracket will suffice. If you are able to push a bracket flush against the back of your trim, it will prevent the bracket from spinning and will only need 1 screw. With a...
01-24-11, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 39,181
Posted By BLD

lowes and home depot have carried the metal clips...

lowes and home depot have carried the metal clips that snap on to the top of broken slats with broken holes.

squeeze it over the top, the teeth grab on, and you have a new hole to clip in to the...
01-24-11, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 19,058
Posted By BLD

I would just like to point out that when you...

I would just like to point out that when you mount a 2'' blind in such a narrow depth, there will be a significant gap when its closed on each edge. If its going to bother you that someone can see...
12-23-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,782
Posted By BLD

They never come back for any sort of closure,...

They never come back for any sort of closure, Shadeladie.. :( lol

They get what they want from us and then they leave us..

Merry Christmas to you and yours from one under appreciated helper to...
12-10-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,782
Posted By BLD

hmm.. The lack of a cord brake from the get go...

hmm.. The lack of a cord brake from the get go would imply it never had a mechanism to stop the shade from the get go.. which you said it stopped, just not flush.

And installing any cord brake...
11-29-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 64,727
Posted By BLD

I suggest you guys go to a drapery showroom and...

I suggest you guys go to a drapery showroom and explain your needs. Any shop is happy to make an extra few bucks by ordering you hardware out of a Graber, Kirsh, levelor, etc. book.

The...
11-29-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,782
Posted By BLD

Just to be sure.. You are holding this...

Just to be sure..

You are holding this string to the outside of the shade (or maybe inside) when letting go right?

If you let go of a string while holding it straight down you will always get...
11-29-10, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,367
Posted By BLD

the tool thats used to easily punch these holes...

the tool thats used to easily punch these holes costs over $50. If you hold a good top flush to the top of your left over and mark the oval holes arch on top you can drill a hole with the proper...
Replies: 9
Views: 13,372
Posted By BLD

well wire puller, thats what im trying to...

well wire puller, thats what im trying to determine, does this routed skirt act as a stringer, leaving nothing to screw a new step to?
Replies: 9
Views: 13,372
Posted By BLD

thanks chandler, but there is one more problem I...

thanks chandler, but there is one more problem I see. By not having the treads protrude in to the dado there is no stringer to support the outsides of the tread.

Am I correct in assuming the...
Replies: 9
Views: 13,372
Posted By BLD

Replacing stair treads that are routed in to the stringer

The stairs leading to the 2nd level of the house are between 2 walls and routed in to the stringers. I want to remove them and replace with cherry treads but unsure how to tackle this.

Are these...
11-18-10, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,353
Posted By BLD

roll it up, put it in the brackets and pull it...

roll it up, put it in the brackets and pull it down.. do you feel a little spring back at all? if not, repeat by rolling it up, puttin it in the brackets and pulling down again. repeat if needed. If...
06-25-10, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,838
Posted By BLD

new siding, original never had foam board under.. Brick molding needs modify?

Im assuming that when they come and rip off my old siding and add 3/8'' - 1/2'' foam board, this will leave the siding thicker than the brick molding around my windows and doors?

When I look at...
05-04-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 67,039
Posted By BLD

just for the record

I would like to see a pic of the entire window..
05-03-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 67,039
Posted By BLD

Just cut the proper size spacers made of wood to...

Just cut the proper size spacers made of wood to fill in the gap in that upper channel.. The goal is to make it flush with the stoppers.. Just make sure you mount the bracket pretty far forward so...
04-13-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,613
Posted By BLD

are you sure it's not an optical illusion? They...

are you sure it's not an optical illusion? They look to be set at the same height to me. I think the smaller diameter of the back rod is making it look lower when its not.

If Im crazy and it is...
04-08-10, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,734
Posted By BLD

hmmm ok ok I will assume this rod works like...

hmmm ok ok

I will assume this rod works like every other rod with the exception that the cord loop is cut. If the cups have some weight to them, this would confirm it since the tension pulley...
04-06-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,890
Posted By BLD

A picture would be great.. Step 1 is certainly...

A picture would be great.. Step 1 is certainly going to be removing the rods from the bracket so you can get a clear shot to any screws..

I suspect by your antiquey description you may have an...
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