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02-06-08, 04:39 PM
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Electrical boxes and laminate backsplash question

Hi everyone,
I'm slowly but surely wading through my kitchen renovation and I've decided to use a Formica laminate called "Advantix" which is a textured copper colored material for the...
01-30-08, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By TheAxeman

Thanks for the quick reply! I kind of figured...

Thanks for the quick reply! I kind of figured that, but I figured its better to be safe than sorry.
01-30-08, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By TheAxeman

Cement board over old mastic

I'm redoing an old kitchen floor with 12 x 12 tile and have so far removed one layer of old linoleum, the 1/4" luan plywood, another old aesbestos tile floor, and am now down to the 3/4" plywood...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,820
Posted By TheAxeman

Stair treads for existing exterior concrete stairs

I have a set of exterior basement stairs that are concrete and I wanted to add some non slip treads. Can anyone make any recommendations as to how to go about this. I tried doing a web search for...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By TheAxeman

Around these parts they don't have to actually...

Around these parts they don't have to actually dig the tanks up. The DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) allows the tanks to be pumped out completely and then filled with an expanding...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By TheAxeman

Thanks for the reply WHO. I actually own a water...

Thanks for the reply WHO. I actually own a water treatment company and am very familiar with traditional plumbing and piping but I absolutely agree with you that this work should be done by someone...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By TheAxeman

Just to throw in my 2 cents worth, are you...

Just to throw in my 2 cents worth, are you absolutely sure that it is actually oil that you are burning and not oil that you are losing because of a leaking underground storage tank? I don't know...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By TheAxeman

Any suggestions on instantaneous boilers?

I am thinking about upgrading my existing outdated oilfired hydronic heat boiler with one of the high efficiency instantaneous wall hung gas boilers but don't know of anybody who has used them. ...
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Views: 1,404
Posted By TheAxeman

Laminate flooring and kitchen cabinets....

Is it ok to install kitchen cabinets directly over the laminate flooring or should the kitchen cabinets be installed first with the laminate flooring being trimmed out around them?
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By TheAxeman

I recently renovated the bathroom in my home and...

I recently renovated the bathroom in my home and put down the electric radiant heat matting under a tiled floor which we purchased from Warmly Yours. The installation itself is very straightforward...
01-15-06, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,932
Posted By TheAxeman

Thanks for the input Greg. I would love to be...

Thanks for the input Greg. I would love to be able to get away without using a dehumidifier but the house is right on the bay so even though there is plenty of natural air flow and ventilation it is...
01-15-06, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,932
Posted By TheAxeman

No Jay, no air conditioning in the house and the...

No Jay, no air conditioning in the house and the basement is completely below grade. There aren't any water issues but I want to make sure the area stays good and dry. Leaving the dehumidifier in...
01-14-06, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,932
Posted By TheAxeman

Can I build a dehumidifier into a wall?

I am in the process of finishing off my basement and would like to build a dehumidifier into the wall. The box itself would take up a small section of a bedroom closet which backs up to an...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,935
Posted By TheAxeman

Well I bought the dewalt nailer off E-Bay...I'll...

Well I bought the dewalt nailer off E-Bay...I'll report back and let everyone know my impressions. I've had pretty good luck with the other 18V dewalt tools so I would imagine this will work out...
01-07-06, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,748
Posted By TheAxeman

Thanks for the info guys... Sleepers suggestion...

Thanks for the info guys...
Sleepers suggestion sounds like it would work like a charm but sounds like it may be too labor intensive so I think I'm going with Larry's suggestion and am going to...
01-07-06, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By TheAxeman

Thanks for the reply guys. Yes, Larry,...

Thanks for the reply guys.
Yes, Larry, unfortunately I did glue AND nail the sleepers to the concrete useing a ramset fastener. My feeling with the drylock was that it would act as the moisture...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,935
Posted By TheAxeman

I've been looking at the Dewalts on E-Bay and...

I've been looking at the Dewalts on E-Bay and there is certainly plenty of them to be had....but what does that mean exactly? I would love to try one out before I buy.
Replies: 13
Views: 2,935
Posted By TheAxeman

I'm not a carpenter by trade but do alot of...

I'm not a carpenter by trade but do alot of projects around the house where the finish nailer would come in handy. I will definitely check out the Senco that you recommend....sounds like it makes...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,935
Posted By TheAxeman

What do you think of the 18V Dewalt finish nailer?

I was all set to buy a Paslode finish nailer and a contractor told me to buy the 18V Dewalt cordless finish nailer instead. His feeling was that it works better, seldom jams, and eliminates the need...
01-06-06, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,748
Posted By TheAxeman

chair rail question

After the construction of my home I had a bunch of 1/2" osb left over so being the frugal (cheap) guy that I am I figured I would use it on my basement project to mount sheets of beadboard on as...
01-06-06, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By TheAxeman

What should I do about flooring material?

In finishing my basement below grade I rolled the floor with drylock, installed 2x4 pressure treated sleepers on the flat on 2' centers and then installed 3/4" tongue and groove plywood with ring...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By TheAxeman

Thanks Perry....not exactly what I wanted to hear...

Thanks Perry....not exactly what I wanted to hear but thanks for the info. I guess I will have to go to Plan B. (Guess I should have had a Plan B first!)
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By TheAxeman

Laminate flooring over TandG plywood on sleepers

I am finishing a basement and have installed 2x4 CCA sleepers over a concrete slab that I have drylocked. I then nailed 3/4" t and g plywood over tham with ring shank nails. I want to now put down...
Replies: 6
Views: 5,853
Posted By TheAxeman

Thankyou Chimney, thats exactly the information I...

Thankyou Chimney, thats exactly the information I was looking for.
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12-19-05, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 42,006
Posted By TheAxeman

What a really nice shed! I could live there. ...

What a really nice shed! I could live there. Around here right now (eastern long island), that would sell for about 465,000.00 unless it was on the water in which case it would sell for about twice...
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