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07-28-10, 09:47 PM
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Spoke to the super and as long as we patch up...

Spoke to the super and as long as we patch up whatever holes we make it should be fine (And there will only be 4 on each side of the room). Folding room dividers don't give the same sense of privacy...
07-28-10, 02:13 PM
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Posted By marcy starer

well, i've been thinking of panels of foamcore...

well, i've been thinking of panels of foamcore glued to molding. would that be too delicate? i could cover the foamcore with cloth or something
07-28-10, 11:47 AM
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Posted By marcy starer

Panel Curtain Room Divider

My son recently moved to a 27' x 12' studio and would like a room divider to give some privacy to his bed area. I've figured out a way to make a somewhat industrial looking panel curtain.

Using...
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Posted By marcy starer

I have been shopping. They make cfls that look...

I have been shopping. They make cfls that look like regular bulbs and globes, but they're not bright enough--they are only up to 60 watts. I need at least 75 watt equivalent, but would prefer 100...
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Posted By marcy starer

Hiding the CFL's

I recently purchased a beautiful kitchen fixture with three downlights. I've got 3 100 watt equivalent squiggle bulbs in the fixture now: I'm trying to be green, but the bulbs are really ugly. I've...
10-08-07, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 25,912
Posted By marcy starer

Thanks to everyone for so much input. I...

Thanks to everyone for so much input.

I really don't want a traditional traverse rod--they're hard and unwieldy to pull open--remember this is a door to the deck--not just a window. I ordered a...
10-06-07, 05:24 AM
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Views: 25,912
Posted By marcy starer

where do you find those???

where do you find those???
10-05-07, 04:04 PM
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Views: 25,912
Posted By marcy starer

I haven't found 120" traverse rods anywhere. They...

I haven't found 120" traverse rods anywhere. They go up to 96" or so...
10-05-07, 04:04 AM
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Views: 25,912
Posted By marcy starer

I checked out Ikea and it looks like they have...

I checked out Ikea and it looks like they have something that will work. It has track you cut/add to fit, and they sell the clips separately so you can add as many as you need.
I'll have to check it...
10-04-07, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 25,912
Posted By marcy starer

Ceiling mount traverse/track for heavy drapes

Can someone direct me to a drapery traverse or track system that can be mounted to the ceiling? I have a very wide (9 foot) sliding glass door in the den which we use as a movie room. I'd like to...
05-13-07, 07:43 AM
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Posted By marcy starer

Another treatment option...

Have any of you checked out the sliding panels? You can hang them from the ceiling over the door, they open from either side (from what I understand, fairly easily with a wand), and if you order them...
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Posted By marcy starer

There are dowels (that I hang pots from) which...

There are dowels (that I hang pots from) which run from end to end through the middle of the frame of the rack, so I need to add the lights to the outside edge of the rack. I also use those dowels as...
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Posted By marcy starer

Wiring a pot rack for light

I built a wooden pot rack (the sides are 2x4's, which means I have about 3-3/4 inches to work with), and now I'd like to add lighting to it. I figure if I add either a "bath" fixture or double light...
11-08-06, 03:06 PM
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Posted By marcy starer

Regular maintenance for central ac

I searched all the posts in this forum and found nothing on regular maintenance for central air conditioning units.

I know that the filters need changing every 2 months or so because I have a...
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Posted By marcy starer

Cleaning paint and cesspools

I've just moved in to a new home that has a cesspool. I'm a neophyte with these. I've already painted one room, cleaned the roller and tray in the kitchen sink and found out (to my horror) that...
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Views: 1,765
Posted By marcy starer

I love this website--I've been using it for...

I love this website--I've been using it for years. You have no idea how appreciated your help and advice has been to me on more than one forum. You guys are really great!

Thanks, another thing to...
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Views: 1,765
Posted By marcy starer

Sorry, I forgot--New York State is the only state...

Sorry, I forgot--New York State is the only state in which lawyers MUST handle the sale of real estate. We're in contract to BUY the house.

When we move in I'd like to change the finish of the...
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Views: 1,765
Posted By marcy starer

Ugly brass fireplace

The house we're in contract with has a fireplace on a wall that has a 2 story peaked ceiling with one of the ugliest polished brass fireplace surrounds I've ever seen.

Any ideas on how to alter...
05-13-06, 02:49 PM
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Views: 3,984
Posted By marcy starer

Whole house odor cleanup

We are thinking about buying a home in which the owners have several cats and dogs (and a squirrel they kept in a cage in a bedroom closet). They leave behind an odor that permeates the whole house....
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Views: 7,908
Posted By marcy starer

Thanks, all. You guys are the best! I turned...

Thanks, all. You guys are the best!

I turned the thermostat up to about 75 and both the circulators fired up. Thanks. It was just that the thermostat wasn't turned up enough! (We've been trying to...
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Views: 7,908
Posted By marcy starer

Neither "circulator" (learn something new every...

Neither "circulator" (learn something new every day), appears to be working. And yes, the thermostat is set to 66.

Could it be an electrical problem?
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Posted By marcy starer

Thanks for your quick response. The baseboards...

Thanks for your quick response. The baseboards are hot water.

I checked the gauges in the basement and they read within the settings you posted.

When I looked at the boiler, I found two pumps...
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Posted By marcy starer

Baseboard heating not working at all

The baseboard heating in my great room is not putting out any heat at all. Are there any simple checks I could do to find out why?
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Posted By marcy starer

If you haven't done much carpentry work, why not...

If you haven't done much carpentry work, why not try a dremel? It's small and easily manageable for those not used to projects like this. I used it to cut a square hole in the back of a china cabinet...
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Views: 1,117
Posted By marcy starer

compressed wood or mdf is never a good choice...

compressed wood or mdf is never a good choice where there will be any kind of moisture (viz a viz microwave ovens). it will just disintegrate...
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