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01-28-17, 07:06 PM
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I went to Home Depot and had them do a full...

I went to Home Depot and had them do a full kitchen layout. I had no intention of buying my cabinets there, but I spend thousands there every year and feel like I'm entitled to a little service.
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Posted By derek

attaching baseboards advice needed

Have a lower level where previous owner put drywall directly over concrete. Long story short, but baseboards are glued to the drywall which I pulled off because they were poorly mitered. Any ideas...
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Views: 1,265
Posted By derek

Thanks for your thoughts. My hunch is that he...

Thanks for your thoughts. My hunch is that he didnt sand the floor before he stained it. Even though maple is fairly dense, I think sanding it raises the grain to accept stain better. The...
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Views: 1,265
Posted By derek

Help! My maple floor is orange....

I just had 3 1/4" clear maple solid hardwood installed by a relative. He did a nice job laying it, and finished it while we were on vacation. We came home to an orange floor. We used Minwax Gunstock,...
02-06-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,475
Posted By derek

The newer wallcoverings are really nice,...

The newer wallcoverings are really nice, especially when you look at the commercial stuff out now. It's more expensive, but it's durable, easier to hang and remove, and aesthetically unbelievable....
04-16-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By derek

Keeping to one thread per project here... ...

Keeping to one thread per project here...

I'm only tiling the walls for the shower, and my buddy bought a 13 x 13 closeout tile. No bullnoses or end pieces. I usually buy the kind that has...
04-13-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By derek

Tile Shower Project

I'm helping a friend who is putting a bathroom in an unfinished basement. Concrete floor. I've done a few projects on my own, which qualifies me as his expert. Ouch.

He has an acryllic shower base...
01-08-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,069
Posted By derek

I would try to use a either a VOV adhesive (vinyl...

I would try to use a either a VOV adhesive (vinyl over vinyl) or a commercial grade wallcovering adhesive (Pro 880). You can find either at a Sherwin Williams type of paint store. Neither will hurt...
11-14-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By derek

When you say you have a custom image, what...

When you say you have a custom image, what exactly is it? A picture, transparency, digital file, poster? I do quite a bit of this and nobody wants to print a copyrighted image. Ususally because the...
11-14-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,308
Posted By derek

Lavatory pop-up pipe

Under my bathroom sink, I had a leak coming from the pop-up assembly on the drain pipe. Trying to fix it I cracked the plastic pipe when over tightening. I can't find this pop-up drain pipe anywhere....
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Views: 1,510
Posted By derek

1999 Alero Charging System Indicator Light

My daughter's car has been sitting for about ten days. When returning to town, she drove it and the "Charging System Indicator Light" came on then off, then on. She took the car on to work. Driving...
02-16-07, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,599
Posted By derek

I've gone to commercial corner guards that are...

I've gone to commercial corner guards that are extruded and tapered at the edges. You can get them in 100's of colors. Go to a wallprotection company. The brand I've used was called Korogard. To me...
01-21-07, 05:25 PM
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Views: 1,855
Posted By derek

I know you can get any picture printed on...

I know you can get any picture printed on wallpaper, about 15 per sq ft.
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Views: 1,459
Posted By derek

It was the water pump, per my mechanic

It was the water pump, per my mechanic
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Views: 1,459
Posted By derek

Overheating Alero

I'm not even capable of lifting the hood, but I wanted to at least sound like I know what I'm talking about when the mechanic calls me.

My daughter has a 99 Alero, V6, and was driving it around...
01-11-07, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,619
Posted By derek

Corian Crack

I have a Corian top that was there when I moved in. I don't know who actually fabricated it. One day I noticed a substantial crack in the surface, directly under where my wife had a griddle...
01-09-07, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,538
Posted By derek

I wouldn't replace it. Was the neighbor there...

I wouldn't replace it. Was the neighbor there when you moved in? Does the neighbor think you have anything to do with it? Next thing you know they'll tell you they don't like the way your food...
12-07-06, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By derek

I've been on the road, sorry for the late...

I've been on the road, sorry for the late response.

The cracking is large in scale, but not noticible unless you look closely at the wall at an angle. "Crazing" would be an apt term for it....
12-05-06, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By derek

Plaster looks "cracked"

My home, built in 1960 has plaster walls that look horrible. The walls have the look of a cracked eggshell. You can't really feel the cracks, but you can see them at the right angle. No amount of...
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Views: 949
Posted By derek

Need Advice on Kitchen Aid Range

I posted this the other day, but now have more info.

I've recently done some kitchen renovation, that caused me to move my drop in range, in and out of it's cabinet a few times.

My daughter...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,413
Posted By derek

The bake and broiler elements don't work, but the...

The bake and broiler elements don't work, but the burners on top of the stove do.
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Views: 1,413
Posted By derek

Need Advice on Kitchen Aid Range

I have a Kitchen Aid drop in range that is about 12 years old. The other day, my daughter was using the oven, and noticed a flash or pop, and the oven stopped working. It's electronic, and allows me...
03-08-06, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,412
Posted By derek

water leak on unsealed grout - now darker

I laid a new tile floor, on wonderboard, followed advice on this board. I grouted, turned out great. After re-installing the dishwasher, I noticed a leak and found some standing water on my two day...
03-06-06, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By derek

After numerous attempts to connect the...

After numerous attempts to connect the compression fitting, I'm lost. I connect and continue to get a spray out of the back of the compression nut.
03-03-06, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By derek

Dishwasher hook-up

I had to disconnect my diswasher when replacing my counter top (had to add some bracing). Now my question. It's a compression fitting, and I know nothing about plumbing. I tried to just tighten the...
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