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12-13-15, 10:38 PM
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Posted By Calman

Hi pcboss, The floor is concrete (basement)...

Hi pcboss,

The floor is concrete (basement) .. so that's not an option. I've already carried out the process, so it's now into the wall as planned, and secured to the right hand side of a stud. ...
12-13-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By Calman

Many thanks for relocating the topic PJmax!! ...

Many thanks for relocating the topic PJmax!!

I would also like to thank the members who provided their very useful advice. I will update you, after I tackle the issue, ensuring that the...
12-13-15, 01:47 PM
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Views: 929
Posted By Calman

Esand1 ... I completely agree on it "sitting on...

Esand1 ... I completely agree on it "sitting on the ground" ... so right now, I am prepared to do something to improve the situation, both for space issues and ideal placement of the box!

Does the...
12-13-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By Calman

Hi chandler .. and thanks for the reply! I...

Hi chandler .. and thanks for the reply!

I posted this in the wrong section, as I intended it to be posted in AC/DC .. DOH!

Anyway ... yes indeed, I simply need to know that cutting out a...
12-13-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By Calman

Question Electrical Box into Wall?

Hi folks,

We bought a new cooker (stove) for our basement and it sticks out a good few inches more than we would like. What doesn't help, is the electrical box extension, which sits on the floor...
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Views: 727
Posted By Calman

Well, finally managed to drop into our local Home...

Well, finally managed to drop into our local Home Depot last night and pick up Rust-Oleum Specialty Appliance Epoxy - White for $8.27.

So ... I'm leaving this task of re-spraying the air return...
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Views: 727
Posted By Calman

Thanks for the recommendation XSleeper. I...

Thanks for the recommendation XSleeper.

I dug this link up from Home Depot. It appears that it's only available in Silver or Black, so I will hunt down a similar product in white - if I can?
...
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Views: 727
Posted By Calman

Sounds good to me! Indeed, will give it a...

Sounds good to me!

Indeed, will give it a light sand (to remove old paint runs) and remove dust of course. So, it's off to purchase a can of white spray paint and see if we can bring this grille...
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Calman

Question Re-coating Air Return Register/Grille?

Hi folks,

In our ongoing renos, we are looking to recoat an old metal Air Return Grille. We looked at purchasing a new 31x7 replacement, but in all honesty, the quality was pretty poor, with...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,898
Posted By Calman

Also, thanks for all replies, especially to ...

Also, thanks for all replies, especially to
marksr, as his post was made as I was concluding my last one.

Indeed, hiding those imperfections by patching sounds like the wrong way to go,...
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Views: 1,898
Posted By Calman

Makes a lot of sense czizzi. I was pretty...

Makes a lot of sense czizzi.

I was pretty much resigned to the fact that especially in the case of semi-gloss or full gloss, spot/patch painting is near impossible to accomplish seamless results. ...
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Views: 1,898
Posted By Calman

Sorry, I may have missed that bit out. Indeed, I...

Sorry, I may have missed that bit out. Indeed, I always sand between all counts of paint and wood filler.

So in other words, I pretty much have to paint the entire surface/length of the baseboard...
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Views: 1,898
Posted By Calman

Question Semi Gloss Touch up over Nail Heads on Quarter Round / 1x3 Baseboards?

Hi folks,

Just wanted to ask others opinions on this issue. I know most painters would say to repaint the entire surface when dealing with semi or full gloss paints, but I just wanted to know if...
03-31-15, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By Calman

Certainly will, thanks! Here is the funny...

Certainly will, thanks!

Here is the funny thing, before I get to the wire nuts, I have to pull in the cable from 20 inches right of the original location, as the new range hood has it's electric...
03-31-15, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By Calman

Many thanks for your reply Ray! I mainly...

Many thanks for your reply Ray!

I mainly wanted the piece of mind to know that one approach wasn't "less safe" than the other. With my limited electrical knowledge, I would instinctively give the...
03-30-15, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By Calman

Question Range Hood Replacement - Wire Connectors? ...

Hi Folks,

I will be replacing a range hood tomorrow morning and just wanted to ask others with electrical knowledge, what preference they use when "hooking up" the wires.

Basically, in...
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By Calman

Also, we researched the "laminate in kitchen"...

Also, we researched the "laminate in kitchen" issue, well before installation. It's a hot topic, especially with the cheaper end products, but we were assured that with minimum contact with water,...
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By Calman

Indeed chandler!! The only time I'll be on...

Indeed chandler!!

The only time I'll be on my knees again, is to cover nail heads!!! lolol

So yes, all kick plates and baseboards will be cut, primed and glossed up, prior to installation.
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Views: 860
Posted By Calman

Many thanks for the reply XSleeper, ...

Many thanks for the reply XSleeper,

Certainly puts my mind at rest, as although I always hear people talk about how "kiln dry" lumber is in the big box stores, others mention letting it "dry out"...
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By Calman

Question SPF 1x3x8s - How long to adjust to house environment?

Hi folks!

I've just recently completed installing laminate flooring in 75% of our upper floor (kitchen, dining room, lounge and hallway).

Now, the obvious next step is installing baseboards...
04-30-09, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,742
Posted By Calman

Question Megalite Mortar

Hey Guys! :)

I bought Megalite Mortar for my tile backing in our shower. The problem is, I'd like to do a few of the bottom tiles first, so want to mix a small amount to do this first step. The...
04-30-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By Calman

Thanks for all your help guys! ... my first...

Thanks for all your help guys! ... my first drywall/mudding/taping project is complete ... and I'm pleasantly surprised at how good the results are.

Cheers!! :)
04-17-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By Calman

Hey Guys! As always, thanks for the quality...

Hey Guys!

As always, thanks for the quality feedback, it's a great help to this novice kid!!!!

Sorry, I always get my terms mixed up, as I said "mortar" ... when I meant Compound. I bought a...
04-17-09, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By Calman

Question Outer Drywall Corners??

Hey again guys! :)

Well, in our ongoing renos, I have a question about Drywall Corners. I purchased the metal beading with the paper edges. Now, I know you spread a little mud on the inner...
04-15-09, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,640
Posted By Calman

.. thanks again for the reassurance, really...

.. thanks again for the reassurance, really needed it today!!

Also, one other thing, should I seal the VB at the top (other than stapling to the studs) ??

Otherwise, I think I will still go...
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