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Posted By aggiette

OK, so we can't do Brand names. How about...

OK, so we can't do Brand names. How about ingredients I should look for in these products?

Didn't see that in the Care Guide you referred to---yes, I did read it before I posted.
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Posted By aggiette

Help New Granite Countertop Owner

Just got a new granite countertop installed (Tan Brown--so fairly dark color). I went with a pretty "no service" installer so I need help with sealing and maintaining the countertop.

PLEASE share...
08-10-08, 08:48 AM
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Posted By aggiette

Thanks for the info, marksr. I chose these...

Thanks for the info, marksr. I chose these particular cabinets because of cost----they just happen to be red oak, stain grade. Painted look is really the look I wanted. I will reconsider, but I'm...
08-09-08, 12:21 PM
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Posted By aggiette

I had prefinished red oak cabinets in my last...

I had prefinished red oak cabinets in my last house & they did have strong variation in the way they took stain. The manufacturer warned about the strong pattern, so I thought I was ready for it. ...
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Posted By aggiette

I agree with others in the forum, mdbb. Hang in...

I agree with others in the forum, mdbb. Hang in there. I think any contractor worth his salt is going to do the work then expect prompt payment.

I am also not a home warranty fan. It has been...
08-09-08, 10:12 AM
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Posted By aggiette

Hi, Cathy. I hope you get a reply to your...

Hi, Cathy.

I hope you get a reply to your post. It would probably help me too. I have new, bare wood, red oak cabinets that I am going to paint....but I'm hoping one of the experienced experts...
08-09-08, 09:58 AM
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Posted By aggiette

In the "sticky" post on Perfect Cabinet Finish it...

In the "sticky" post on Perfect Cabinet Finish it talks about quality waterborne enamel. Could someone elaborate on this product, please.
08-09-08, 07:17 AM
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Posted By aggiette

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

I am installing new kitchen cabinets....because of cost I decided to go with RTA, unfinished, stain-grade red oak. I want to paint them an Ivory color and rub a copper/brown over them.

1. Should...
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Posted By aggiette

I just bought a house with a screened-in porch...

I just bought a house with a screened-in porch with BLUE industrial carpet on it. Thanks for the info about De Solv It. I know there is concrete under the carpet. The old owners were SO PROUD that...
02-04-08, 06:52 AM
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Posted By aggiette

Thanks, I knew it would be tedious to fill every...

Thanks, I knew it would be tedious to fill every groove, but I was told the wiring had been updated (something I will check if I really get serious about this house. I am not in love with the house,...
01-31-08, 04:20 PM
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Posted By aggiette

I'm looking at buying a house that has had its...

I'm looking at buying a house that has had its woodpaneling painted (The house was built in the 60s, what can I say---was there ever a time when America showed WORSE taste?). The grooves are still...
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Posted By aggiette

I also have a fireplace I would like to get rid...

I also have a fireplace I would like to get rid of. This is a full-blown, honest-2-god, big, honking fireplace (and with burn bans very common in our city---pretty worthless). It is brick, with a...
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Posted By aggiette

I live in OKla and I would take pier & beam any...

I live in OKla and I would take pier & beam any day because of access to plumbing, air ducts, etc. I just don't like the overhead ductwork--personal preference.
01-31-08, 08:12 AM
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Posted By aggiette

I painted an outdoor storage shed floor that was...

I painted an outdoor storage shed floor that was concrete and apparently had no vapor barrier under it---so it would get damp from the ground. It worked great for that. The floor stays dry now.
10-28-07, 11:31 AM
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Posted By aggiette

Mid Century home--insulation advice

I am looking at a home to buy. It was built in 1963 and has a huge living room with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, a brick floor (set in concrete), and lots of floor to ceiling windows.

The...
10-28-07, 11:17 AM
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Posted By aggiette

My Mom & Dad built their home in Oklahoma in...

My Mom & Dad built their home in Oklahoma in 1953. They had to fight the builder to get him to insulate on the north side of the house. He said it was a waste of money. NG was so cheap back then. ...
10-07-07, 03:32 PM
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Posted By aggiette

Thanks for the info. At least I know it is...

Thanks for the info. At least I know it is doable. I know it would be LOTS of work because there are cathedral ceilings in some of the rooms so that wallpaper goes WAY UP.

Like I said, it is a...
10-07-07, 11:18 AM
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Posted By aggiette

Don't forget 120 plug

I just went through the electric to gas conversion (there had been a gas cooktop originally in the house & then in the 1980s someone hacked it out of the countertop and slid in an electric range.)
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10-07-07, 11:03 AM
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Posted By aggiette

The "architectural track" sounds like what they...

The "architectural track" sounds like what they use all over Europe. It is recessed into the ceiling and has those carriers that you hook the curtain to. They work great for completely darkening a...
10-07-07, 10:48 AM
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Posted By aggiette

Foil Wallpaper

I'm looking at a couple of houses trying to buy. One of them is a GREAT buy at about $64/sq ft. Unfortunately it is a great buy because EVERY ROOM has the original 1970's foil wallpaper (silver...
06-20-07, 01:37 PM
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Posted By aggiette

Well, the particle board is crumbly in about 1...

Well, the particle board is crumbly in about 1 sqft areas. The subfloor seems sturdy so my plan was to chisel out the crumbly particle board and patch it with squares of plywood---then I was going...
06-02-07, 05:09 PM
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Posted By aggiette

Appreciate the advice. I had gotten two...

Appreciate the advice.

I had gotten two other opinions (1) that the patching and filling would be sufficient and (2) that I should put a 1/2" plywood over the patch job. Your advice is sort of...
06-02-07, 04:48 PM
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Posted By aggiette

Smokey, how come you said "I have no use for the...

Smokey, how come you said "I have no use for the "peel and stick" version of vinyl tile and avoid it studiously. "? Do they not work well? Is the adhesive not as promised? What is the problem with...
05-31-07, 09:19 PM
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Posted By aggiette

Self-stick vinyl tile

I hope is it OK to ask a question on this thread also.

I am also putting down self-stick vinyl tile. The kitchen floor is currently vinyl tile over particle board over a crawlspace/wood subfloor....
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Posted By aggiette

Old TV with DVR

Is there any hope that I can hook up a new, basic DVR to a 1991 TV without AV input/output? Can I use my VCR as an "RF Modulator"? How would I hook it up--I have Dish satellite receiver.

Not...
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