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04-26-12, 12:41 PM
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Views: 1,336
Posted By Dan Thompson

I think I am looking at something between $1500...

I think I am looking at something between $1500 -$2500 for a pre-hung, prefinished/or clad, installed door with all the hardware.
04-26-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,336
Posted By Dan Thompson

I have not thought about which way to go at this...

I have not thought about which way to go at this time, but I am open.

Maybe I should go over to HD and look around.
04-26-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,336
Posted By Dan Thompson

Anderson Entry Door

I am thinking about replacing my 1974 solid front door with something a little nicer looking.

I am looking for a solid wood or wood clad door, no glass or side glass, but I can't get any pricing...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,970
Posted By Dan Thompson

I cut my crown at 45 degrees and then blacken the...

I cut my crown at 45 degrees and then blacken the edge, that will be coped with the edge of a pencil.

Then I get out the Dremel tool, using a 60 grit sanding 'drum', and cut away. This gives...
04-25-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,064
Posted By Dan Thompson

I am making nailing blocks for crown moulding. ...

I am making nailing blocks for crown moulding.

The walls are 1" plaster/plaster board walls.

I tried using 2 pieces of 3/4" plywood and this seems to work much better as the nail gun does not...
04-24-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,064
Posted By Dan Thompson

Senco 702xp FramePro nail gun

I just purchased this gun and was 'testing' it on sum scrap 2x4s in the garage.

I set the depth so it would just counter sink the minium amount, setting is all the way out.

The problem I am...
02-26-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By Dan Thompson

Roto-Zip tool and drywall

I used a Roto-Zip tool to cut around newly installed windows and was disappointed at the rough edges the cutter made. I was expecting a much smoother cut on the face paper.

I move the cutter in...
02-26-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By Dan Thompson

Some Home Depots sell "DRYWALL SHIMS" in their...

Some Home Depots sell "DRYWALL SHIMS" in their drywall sections. These are 4'x1.5"x1/16" cardboard strips used to even up the studs or joists for drywalling.

Just staple them in place and drywall...
11-13-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By Dan Thompson

Correction: The vent pipe is 1 1/2" not...

Correction:

The vent pipe is 1 1/2" not 2".
11-13-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By Dan Thompson

Moving 2" washer vent this

My 2" ABS washer vent pipe is right in the way of a new door I am installing up stairs above the washer/dryer space.

I would like to move the vent on the other side of the 2x4 stud and then come...
11-10-10, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By Dan Thompson

Looking for a rocker switch, that is lighted when ON.

I have a rocker switch to control the porch light. We have a solid front door, so we would leave the front porch light on all night by mistake.

I installed a rocker switch, Leviton decora, that...
10-12-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,019
Posted By Dan Thompson

Moving electrical switches and recepticals

When a switch or outlet is moved, and the existing wire is not long to reach the new location, what is the proper procedure?

Assume that I can not run an new wire from the panel.
Replies: 3
Views: 2,697
Posted By Dan Thompson

When the surface is flat, this time I am painting...

When the surface is flat, this time I am painting wainscotting, I will roll it and then brush it immediatley.
Replies: 3
Views: 2,697
Posted By Dan Thompson

Brush marks on Hi-gloss enamel

I am trying to paint the wainscotting on my stairs using Hi-gloss latex enamel and a Purdy latex brush.

The issue is the sun 'washes' the wall and I can see every brush mark.

I normally spray...
03-27-10, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,060
Posted By Dan Thompson

I would like to use my sawdust in the garden

I get about 40 pounds of sawdust every 6 months and would like to add some Nitrogen and use it a mulch.

Has anyone done this?
Replies: 3
Views: 7,899
Posted By Dan Thompson

Mine makes a lot of noise also, especially when...

Mine makes a lot of noise also, especially when pumping to drain.
Replies: 1
Views: 1,596
Posted By Dan Thompson

I have a 'glass top' gas cook top that sometimes...

I have a 'glass top' gas cook top that sometimes the spark ignitors will keep sparking after the burner is turned off.

Mine are caused because of some dirt or being wet. I just leave them alone...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,844
Posted By Dan Thompson

Our stairs below the landing are floating stairs...

Our stairs below the landing are floating stairs and I was told by company rep not to do a laminate on those stairs.

Maybe if the stairs where the more conventional type with strings it would be...
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By Dan Thompson

I called Wilsonart and they set up an inspection...

I called Wilsonart and they set up an inspection to check on a delamintion(sp) issue.

About two weeks later and inspector comes out and checks the floor.

A couple weeks later the installer...
Replies: 2
Views: 8,003
Posted By Dan Thompson

If you can match the hing, there will also be the...

If you can match the hing, there will also be the screw your looking for.
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By Dan Thompson

Wilsonart warrenty issues

I wondering if anyone has had warrenty issues with Wilsonart laminate flooring.
11-27-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By Dan Thompson

The 'door' is really more like a large drawer...

The 'door' is really more like a large drawer front, there are not hinges.
11-27-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By Dan Thompson

I finally found the NYW question screen and...

I finally found the NYW question screen and posted the question to NYW.
11-27-09, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By Dan Thompson

I almost hate to ask this, but could the doors be...

I almost hate to ask this, but could the doors be installed up side down, etc, the left door on the right side frame and the right door on the left side frame.

I would be suprised if this is...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,446
Posted By Dan Thompson

New stair treads for a floating stair

I am thinking about installing full 1" solid Maple stair treads, I'm using Maple to match the floor.

I was looking for a really hard finish that will stand up to shoe traffic.
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