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08-24-15, 06:10 PM
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Posted By Debbie Long

planning on using bull nose tile for the edge. ...

planning on using bull nose tile for the edge. Thanks!
08-22-15, 08:06 AM
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Posted By Debbie Long

Anyone use Simplemat for tiling countertop over washer/dryer

I'm looking at tiling the top counter of an enclosure built over the washer/dryer. Has anyone used Simplemat? Any pros/cons for using it over the laundry machines?
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Views: 865
Posted By Debbie Long

Cool Easy way to clean you shower glass doors

After many years of trying to clean the buildup, I wipe down the glass doors after each shower with an old towel that I keep handy. Throw it in the wash once a week. Then, when I clean the shower,...
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Views: 17,028
Posted By Debbie Long

I use "The Works" products on my shower surround-...

I use "The Works" products on my shower surround- live in a hard water area- it takes care of soap scum and hard water stains. Available at your local dollar store. Once a month or so, I use the...
12-16-13, 07:04 PM
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Views: 787
Posted By Debbie Long

Slate tiles...

Hi -
I laid a slate tile entryway and path from front door to kitchen to avoid carpet wear and paths. The best way I found was to work from the center, trying to butter them as equal as I could,...
07-28-13, 10:57 AM
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Views: 748
Posted By Debbie Long

CA wills

We currently live in CA- moved here 2 years ago. I downloaded a will form from Sec. of state, and we completed it. We are currently renting, and have no assets besides IRAs and vehicles. Do we...
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Views: 2,200
Posted By Debbie Long

Thanks - I'm planning on removing carpet, and...

Thanks - I'm planning on removing carpet, and prepping using the saw, and then good to go - thanks for all your help
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Views: 2,200
Posted By Debbie Long

I agree. The reason I put the other post up, is...

I agree. The reason I put the other post up, is I realized there was a different section for vinyl flooring, and I thought that was the best place to put the removal issue.

Vinyl is still down -...
09-20-10, 03:41 PM
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Views: 1,774
Posted By Debbie Long

Gentlemen - Sorry for the confusion - it's...

Gentlemen -
Sorry for the confusion - it's sheet vinyl - I had removed it in the downstairs bathroom,cutting it at the doorway to the hall, and that's how I found out about the messy adhesive........
09-19-10, 07:46 AM
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Views: 1,774
Posted By Debbie Long

Thanks., Sam I guess just use a...

Thanks., Sam

I guess just use a self-levelling thinset?
09-19-10, 06:36 AM
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Views: 1,774
Posted By Debbie Long

Removing 40 year old vinyl

I'm getting ready to replace carpeting in a downstairs (basment of split ranch) hallway with 12 x12 tile to match an entry tile. I've read and understand the Sticky and numerous posts regarding...
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Views: 2,200
Posted By Debbie Long

Thanks for the advice - I should have remembered...

Thanks for the advice - I should have remembered the shoe molding....

The only issue I'll have is with the vinyl - it's old sheet vinyl, and when I redid the bathroom downstairs, I pulled it up...
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Views: 2,200
Posted By Debbie Long

Laminate Wood Floor vs. 12x12 tile basement hallway

Hi Everyone -

I'm trying to decide which way to go with flooring in a basement hallway. We have a split ranch, and I want to remove the carpeting ( which is over old vinyl) in the hallway...
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Views: 1,268
Posted By Debbie Long

Thanks, Mark - Appreciate the assist. ...

Thanks, Mark -

Appreciate the assist.

Debbie
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Views: 1,268
Posted By Debbie Long

Mark - Thank you - With this small of a repair,...

Mark - Thank you - With this small of a repair, I guess I'll see if they have mortar in anything smaller than the 50 lb bags. So, clean joints,( including the mortar that was under the brick) mix,...
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Views: 995
Posted By Debbie Long

It sounds like the new drywall ceiling is...

It sounds like the new drywall ceiling is absorbing paint unevenly. Did you notice the blotches when you did the primer? I always use Kilz as a primer.
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Views: 1,268
Posted By Debbie Long

Question Brick Joint repair

Hi - We have a brick front porch step that needs repair - the mortar has come out between bricks, and one brick is totally loose. There are other joints where water has eroded joints. Question - is...
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Views: 2,732
Posted By Debbie Long

I'm not an expert, but we had this problem with a...

I'm not an expert, but we had this problem with a GE microwave - would turn on by itself..turned out to be a microswitch problem. The cost of repair was more than a new microwave, so we bought a new...
07-05-10, 08:07 AM
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Views: 4,150
Posted By Debbie Long

Definitely speak to your landlord prior to...

Definitely speak to your landlord prior to installation. Idea - Buy a runner and install using two-sided carpet tape to keep the runner in place. The only issue you may have is removing the residue...
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Views: 995
Posted By Debbie Long

Could the blotches be due to stain/oil residue...

Could the blotches be due to stain/oil residue from cooking on the ceiling?
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Views: 87,083
Posted By Debbie Long

Did your wife let the paint dry thoroughly...

Did your wife let the paint dry thoroughly between coats? I know that when the humidity is high, it seems to take forever for paint to dry. I learned the hard way - thought it was dry, painted the...
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By Debbie Long

Hi Gunguy - Thanks for your reply - We...

Hi Gunguy -
Thanks for your reply - We replaced the serpentine belt not long ago, and the squeal does not return after the initial 2-3 minutes. So I'm guessing that we need to look at the...
05-29-10, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By Debbie Long

I think the 1.3 lb is due to the fact that when...

I think the 1.3 lb is due to the fact that when grocers weigh their own meat, they just try to hit around a pound per package-I have seen anything from .99 to 1.4 lbs. One thing I do is go to the...
05-29-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,865
Posted By Debbie Long

After looking at the picture - one thing comes to...

After looking at the picture - one thing comes to mind. Do you want something that will require regular maintenace, or something low maintenance? For low maintenance, what about hostas around the...
05-29-10, 08:53 AM
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Views: 1,204
Posted By Debbie Long

Hi Mike - My vote would be to leave it alone. ...

Hi Mike - My vote would be to leave it alone. Also, you should check to see if you are over watering - twice a day may be too much......check with your county extension agent - they are great...
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