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Reason for the painting back is to match the new...

Reason for the painting back is to match the new furniture and go from more of a country look to a contemporary look.

I am concerned about the grain of he oak overtaking the matte black paint when...
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Re-Finishing an Oak Hutch and server - tips before starting

We have an oak hutch and server that is currently stained. We are also redoing the eating area to a more contemporary look from a a country look. This includes a new pub table (counter top height)...
03-09-11, 10:34 AM
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All those things check out. I can't be sure if...

All those things check out. I can't be sure if the switch is bad or even how to check if it is but all the above things are good.
03-09-11, 08:04 AM
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Luxaire furnace not igniting

5 Year old luxaire furnace that is rigged for propane has a 4 red light flashing code (which the manual states the limit switch is open) and won't ignite.

Turned it off and on and it starts up and...
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so you have 2x10 joists on 16' centers (they...

so you have 2x10 joists on 16' centers (they only measure 1.5 x 9)

The moisture stains could be from spills over the years that have seeped through the carpet. Possibly pet stains as well,...
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In my experience the two most common reasons the...

In my experience the two most common reasons the floor will squeak is that it is unlevel in the area of the squeaking or the staples were not set deep enough and are rubbing against the connection.
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05-21-10, 09:26 AM
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WOW! Am I that young! HAWESOME! :)

WOW! Am I that young! HAWESOME! :)
05-20-10, 06:29 PM
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It's not as daunting as you think. First there...

It's not as daunting as you think. First there is NO way that the paneling is 1/4". If it's 1/8" I'd be surprised even, but not an issue at this point.

For the trim, just take it off the door...
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I just bought (or recently bought) 7 Dell net...

I just bought (or recently bought) 7 Dell net books. SO far they are all serving their purpose. I have guys that go around the country writing and they are perfect because they are small and are...
05-07-10, 12:46 PM
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Where can you find 1 1/2"? I don't know that I...

Where can you find 1 1/2"? I don't know that I have ever seen that
05-06-10, 05:43 PM
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I had this issue and it turned out to be mice. ...

I had this issue and it turned out to be mice. They would get in underneath the overhangs in the soffets and the only way I caught them was to witness a mouse go flying up into where they were...
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Obviously a circular saw is key. You can spend...

Obviously a circular saw is key. You can spend anywhere from $29 to upwards of $150 for a real good one.

I would suggest spending around $89. For that you can get a DeWalt or Makita or baiscally...
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It's not that great of a difference. The ease of...

It's not that great of a difference. The ease of installation outweighs the little sponginess you will feel in spots. That will be due to the floor not being level in certain spots., but it is not...
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LOL @ "It's supposed to look like that" The...

LOL @ "It's supposed to look like that"

The bad news is the fact that you have to go through this. all of this is just poor poor workmanship. I was always taught to run new kitchen floors all...
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I always used a circ saw for rough cuts like...

I always used a circ saw for rough cuts like openings for a sink. When I was cutting the edges off and need to be more precise I would use a jig saw with a high speed bit and blue painters tape over...
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DeWalt and Porter Cable have become my two favs...

DeWalt and Porter Cable have become my two favs for cordless power tools.

I suggest you purchase an impact and drill driver set. It will usually come with a flash light as well and will cost...
04-25-10, 03:47 PM
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Posted By riggstad

Yeah, best salsa recipe I ever got was from...

Yeah, best salsa recipe I ever got was from experimenting.

quarter the tomato's and take all the seeds and liquid out of them first. Then chop them up nice and fine.

Chop up one red onion and...
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no the reason you use tape in the first...

no

the reason you use tape in the first place is to create a sharp edge against contrasting surfaces.

When you use the tape you create paint build up on those edges for one which will be...
04-23-10, 08:14 PM
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Posted By riggstad

take the old window out and re-frame the opening...

take the old window out and re-frame the opening the size you want/need it to be. Be sure to purchase a New window as opposed to a replacement window.

You will also need to purchase something to...
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I will assume your contractor screwed up the...

I will assume your contractor screwed up the dimensions and what specific cabinet sizes you need. Therefore, you're cabinet schematic will have to be adjusted to fit what you have since you did in...
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I own that exact harbor freight nailer... I have...

I own that exact harbor freight nailer... I have done 3 powder rooms, 3 dining rooms, 1 living room, and about 5 hall ways without any issue.

Get it.
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The best tool for you to get is a pair of nail...

The best tool for you to get is a pair of nail pullers, or dikes (as I know them)

You can see a picture of what I am talking about here...
04-13-10, 04:41 PM
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unfortunately, it is what it is. Did you get...

unfortunately, it is what it is.

Did you get references for these guys before they started? Where you satisfied with them? Do you think you are being scammed?

If you think you are being...
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I believe you can get them at Home Depot in the...

I believe you can get them at Home Depot in the hardware dept listed as barrel bolts.
04-10-10, 04:25 PM
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Posted By riggstad

had this same problem. It was a Kenmore gas...

had this same problem. It was a Kenmore gas range with electric start.

The Broiler would flame, but the oven wouldn't. Eventually the oven would light but it got worse and worse. I ended up...
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