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05-15-16, 09:03 AM
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Posted By dbruno

Painting an Outdoor Umbrella

Hi - we purchased a large, red, rectangular umbrella just last year, which is now really faded. I would like to know if it is possible to paint this, and get it back to its original, really nice red...
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Posted By dbruno

Thanks, Guys. I am now hoping that I'm not doing...

Thanks, Guys. I am now hoping that I'm not doing something incorrect because everyone tells you "listen for the click". I am not hearing any click, so I hope it's just some sort of metaphor, haha.
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OK, Guys, thanks. We bought the flooring at...

OK, Guys, thanks. We bought the flooring at Lowe's, it it Allen and Roth brand. I called and talked with someone in the flooring department. I was told that people do it all the time. There is...
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Posted By dbruno

Replacing a Laminate Floor

Hi, I am replacing a laminate floor. The old floor has a pad underneath, no pad on the boards. The flooring that's going in has pad on the boards. What are the good things about leaving the pad down...
03-08-16, 08:58 AM
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Posted By dbruno

Thanks, Brian. That helps a lot! Dave

Thanks, Brian. That helps a lot!

Dave
03-08-16, 05:28 AM
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Posted By dbruno

Thanks, Brian. This helps. The only issue is that...

Thanks, Brian. This helps. The only issue is that the paper template that came with the sink calls for 4-1/2 inch minimum distance between the backsplash and the inside of the bowl. I dont know how...
03-07-16, 07:40 PM
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Posted By dbruno

Brian - the current backsplash is some fancy wall...

Brian - the current backsplash is some fancy wall tile (1/4 inch thick) my wife found a number of years ago, and I am confident the new countertop will slip right in where the old one comes out of....
03-07-16, 07:29 PM
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Posted By dbruno

XS - yes, that's pretty much looks like the...

XS - yes, that's pretty much looks like the faucet I just installed about a month ago.

Our backsplash is just regular wall tile, so it's not anything really thick.

Dave
03-07-16, 07:25 PM
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Posted By dbruno

Brian - have you seen or installed sinks whose...

Brian - have you seen or installed sinks whose front openings are only 1-1/2 inches from the front edge of the counter? Is this too close in your opinion?
03-07-16, 07:22 PM
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Posted By dbruno

Brian - we have one of those faucets, just bought...

Brian - we have one of those faucets, just bought it. The handle moves back and forth. Right now, the center of the main spout is 3 inches from the backsplash. When I move the handle all the way to...
03-07-16, 07:03 PM
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Posted By dbruno

XS - Isn't the 30" cabinet required the width of...

XS - Isn't the 30" cabinet required the width of the base cabinet, and not the depth? We have a 33" wide base cabinet, so we are set if it means the width of the cabinet.

Do they even make 30"...
03-07-16, 06:46 PM
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Posted By dbruno

Thanks, Brian. Our sink base is wide enough. This...

Thanks, Brian. Our sink base is wide enough. This is what we purchased:

Danville 23x21 Single Bowl Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink - American Standard...
03-07-16, 06:43 PM
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Posted By dbruno

XS - I have an American Standard "Danville". Here...

XS - I have an American Standard "Danville". Here is the link, and hopefully I haven't violated any forum rules by putting it up:

Danville 23x21 Single Bowl Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink - American...
03-07-16, 06:17 PM
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Posted By dbruno

No. The minimum distance from the backsplash to...

No. The minimum distance from the backsplash to the inside edge is 4-1/2 inches. From there, it's 19 inches to the front edge of the sink.

What I wonder is: if the front edge of the sink opening...
03-07-16, 05:56 PM
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Posted By dbruno

Thanks, XSleeper. Like I wrote, I don't have...

Thanks, XSleeper. Like I wrote, I don't have enough experience to know if all countertops are 25 inches deep, and any sink that is advertised as a "kitchen sink" has to fit a standard countertop. If...
03-07-16, 05:46 PM
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Posted By dbruno

Flange edge to flange edge is 21 inches (measured...

Flange edge to flange edge is 21 inches (measured front to back). Inside measure is 19 inches (measured front to back). The template calls for 4-1/2 inches minimum from the backsplash to the inside...
03-07-16, 05:16 PM
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Posted By dbruno

Kitchen sink size question

My wife and I are getting new countertops, and we found an undermount sink we really like, but it looks REALLY big to me. If the countertop installers can get it in there, it seem like the opening of...
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Posted By dbruno

Efflorescence Removal from Patio Stones

Hi - I installed a large patio last summer, and it survived the NE winter. When I put the stones down, a lot of them had efflorescence on them. The stone guy where I bought them told me it would go...
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Posted By dbruno

Hi, Mitch - yes, commercially finished. I will...

Hi, Mitch - yes, commercially finished. I will try that on a corner and see what happens - Thanks.
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Posted By dbruno

Yes, I do see it as well.

Yes, I do see it as well.
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Posted By dbruno

Hi, Marksr - I would have to think about...

Hi, Marksr -

I would have to think about that. It's a little like "if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it". Obviously it is not hindering the operation of the door, but if it gets worse I may have...
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Posted By dbruno

White-ish Haze on Bathroom Cabinets

Hi - I installed a new vanity and a couple on in-the-wall medicine cabinets when I did a complete remodel of a small bathroom about 8 years ago. For about a year now, my wife has been telling me of a...
07-03-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By dbruno

Thanks to all for the advice. Always very much...

Thanks to all for the advice. Always very much appreciated, and it's the reason why I come to these forums first when faced with anything I'm doing for the first time.

Dave
07-03-14, 07:48 AM
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Views: 1,380
Posted By dbruno

Thanks, Norm. So back fill and grade the area...

Thanks, Norm. So back fill and grade the area with clean fill, a layer of topsoil, then seed? The "no-fertilizer" tip is great, as I probably would have used some.
07-03-14, 07:21 AM
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Views: 1,380
Posted By dbruno

Hi, Norm - that was a great suggestion, and I...

Hi, Norm - that was a great suggestion, and I will will give it a try. Any suggestions on preparing the soil? I have scraped away all the lousy soil, and have some clean fill to put in its place. A...
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