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03-06-19, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Bluebellabodhi

I was reading about PEX piping....I can't...

I was reading about PEX piping....I can't remember the details but seems there were some issues with PEX....it unfortunately wasn't a magic cure all...at least from my initial research. I even...
03-06-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

Thanks everyone....all good advice, even though...

Thanks everyone....all good advice, even though (of course) some of it is contradictory.

Just to vent....we had new insulation put in the house over 10 years ago. I am certain it is good stuff,...
03-05-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

leaky pipes in attic crawl spacce

Our 60 plus year old one story slab foundation house has the hot and cold water pipes run through the attic crawl space.

Last Oct. one sprung a tiny leak....of course by the time we noticed it it...
03-05-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

Do interior wood doors have to be stained or painted

I have brand new interior wood french doors between dining room and TV room. Sorry but I don't know what type of wood they are. The painter thinks they may be oak. The are very solid, very smooth,...
02-22-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

Thanks sam floor, did you mean a rug that is...

Thanks sam floor, did you mean a rug that is plastic or a rug pad that is plastic? Either way I will make sure no plastic.
02-21-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

Thanks, it did seem crazy making!

Thanks, it did seem crazy making!
02-21-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

rug pad for vinyl flooring

I just had water proof vinyl plank flooring, wood plastic composite, installed over concrete slab.

I can't find out, if it even matters a lot, what type of pad I put under any area rugs I might...
02-05-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

tubular skylight that includes an electrical light?

In our small dark interior hallway I was thinking of getting a tubular skylight. But I will need a light I can turn on for night time use. There is currently an existing light there

I tried...
01-31-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

Thanks, there was water damage but it was up at...

Thanks, there was water damage but it was up at the top, below the bathroom window, that's a problem....but can't blame it on Bermuda grass down at the foundation, and no rodents droppings or other...
01-31-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

Bermuda grass inside our house

When we hire contractors to remover drywall down to the studs on an outer wall of our house, it is not uncommon to find what I assume is Bermuda grass growing inside the wall, 3 - 4 feet long...
12-24-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 680
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

worlds worst cook again...sweet potato pie

I swear the first time I ate home made sweet potato pie it was soooo firm and I swore it was pumpkin pie. A coworker, long since moved away, made it.

So twice I have tried to make sweet potato...
12-24-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

Sadly no pot roasts I have cooked have met my ???...

Sadly no pot roasts I have cooked have met my ??? standards ????? Maybe it is old age. I often find myself remembering something I ate as a child, teen, young adult, trying to cook it and find it...
12-20-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

Thanks for the YouTube videos, those are great. ...

Thanks for the YouTube videos, those are great. Unfortunately after almost 10 years of my gardener committing "crape murder" my trees aren't in great shape. I hope I can heal them. I do take...
12-19-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

Thanks, prune like the man suggested, let the...

Thanks, prune like the man suggested, let the shoots grow around 18 inches and cut back to 9 inches sound appropriate? I wasn't sure if he meant prune that way "forever" or he was helping me get...
12-19-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

And thanks for helping with the photos. I can't...

And thanks for helping with the photos. I can't believe I did it. Posting photos has been the bane of my existence for years....I always end up having to have my daughter do it. I try to have her...
12-19-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

Thanks, I read somewhere they needed pruning in...

Thanks, I read somewhere they needed pruning in the late fall....I guess my gardener read the same thing. ...
12-19-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

help with crape myrtle, did my photo upload? ...

help with crape myrtle, did my photo upload?

Okay, I guess it uploaded....my gardener did not know how to prune crape myrtles. I knew they looked bad...his "bad" pruning went on for over 10...
12-18-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

delete i can't post images to save my life

delete i can't post images to save my life
12-12-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

Thanks.I will Google that. Picking out materials...

Thanks.I will Google that. Picking out materials for a renovation is exhausting! And I have a very bad sense of style and color!
12-12-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

You guys, or gals, have been great. I will go...

You guys, or gals, have been great. I will go with under mount. I have exhausted myself researching laminate counter tops and sinks for several weeks!

I have glanced at, saved, other kitchen...
12-06-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

Well...you all confirm what I have been told...in...

Well...you all confirm what I have been told...in spite of home owners on Houzz saying they love their laminate counter tops and have under mount sinks.

I completely agree with the sentiment...
12-05-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

Thanks, I will ask the "door" guy if I have an...

Thanks, I will ask the "door" guy if I have an option for the STC rating. Great help.
12-05-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

laminate kitchen counter-top with under-mount sink

For my kitchen make over dream.....(actually just new counter tops).

I really like laminate counter tops. Look great and waaay less expensive than other kitchen counter top materials. However I...
12-05-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

Thanks, at least a somewhat positive reply. So...

Thanks, at least a somewhat positive reply. So many of my home improvement ideas turn out to be impossible dreams!
12-05-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Bluebellabodhi

interior door with glass panels; questions.

I want to put sliding or french style glass panel doors between our living room and family room. I want glass so I can keep an eye on the little ones and our house has very poor natural lighting. I...
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