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11-06-07, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,700
Posted By capttiki

20amp Outlets

We just tiled our Kitchen back splash and wanted to change the existing outlets to a decorative kind.
The wiring is 12guage and the circuits are 20amps but I noticed the existing outlets are marked...
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By capttiki

Lighting On-Line

Has anyone purchased or have any feedback from an on line merchant www.direct-lighting.com?
They seem to have some decent pricing and selection and was curious before I make a purchase.

Thanks,...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,519
Posted By capttiki

Area Rug Cleaning

We have a pretty big rug over our laminate floor and was wondering the best way to clean it. I'm assuming steam cleaning would mess up the laminate beneath.

Thanks,
Chris
10-28-07, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By capttiki

my concern with that is the mess it would make...

my concern with that is the mess it would make and also i'm not sure if it would look awkward since the two areas share the same ceiling space.
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By capttiki

Sealer for new block/stucco

We just finished a remodel and have a new exterior section of concrete block with stucco. I was planning on using Zinsser's 1-2-3 primer before I paint it. Does this act as the correct sealer or do I...
10-27-07, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By capttiki

ceiling coverings

Our kitchen has a popcorn ceiling which has a tiny section of water damage. We hate popcorn ceilings and would like to cover the whole 10'x10' ceiling up. Besides tin tiles are there other creative...
10-27-07, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By capttiki

Sealer for new block and stucco

We just finished a remodel and have a new exterior section of concrete block with stucco. I was planning on using Zinsser's 1-2-3 primer before I paint it. Does this act as the correct sealer or do I...
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By capttiki

My concern with the recess is with the vaulted...

My concern with the recess is with the vaulted ceilings. I'm not sure if the eyeball trims will provide enough of an angle to get the lights on the wall in my living area.
The Kitchen also has a...
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By capttiki

Track or Recessed

I'm debating on adding either track or recessed lighting in my kitchen and dining areas. They have vaulted ceilings and the big box stores only carry the non-sloped recessed cans.

What are your...
10-15-07, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By capttiki

Thanks guys, Do you recommend I use the...

Thanks guys,

Do you recommend I use the pre-stain conditioners?
10-14-07, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By capttiki

Door Stain

Can I use a water base stain on the interior side of a new Andersen 400 French door? I like some of the color choices available with Minwax water stains.

Thanks,
Chris
07-14-07, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By capttiki

Maple French Door

I'm thinking about installing an Anderson 400 french door in my Orlando home. They come in several interior wood choices and I was considering either Pine or Maple. Any pros or cons to either one?
...
04-02-07, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By capttiki

It seems that going the permit route is a costly...

It seems that going the permit route is a costly process for this and would require engineer plans. The general opinion from the contractors is to do without it but my gut says to spend the money and...
03-24-07, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,247
Posted By capttiki

thanks for the response. Do you live in...

thanks for the response.

Do you live in Florida as well? I knew the vinyl wouldn't add any insulation properties but was hoping it does a good job of keeping out the elements while also not making...
03-19-07, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,247
Posted By capttiki

Bill, Thanks for the response. The vinyl...

Bill,

Thanks for the response. The vinyl windows I'm referring to are not the typical vinyl frames with glass but are vinyl panes that sometimes are put in screen rooms. They are very elastic. The...
03-18-07, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 943
Posted By capttiki

Island Construction

Is it possible to use wall cabinets instead of base cabinets to construct an island or peninsula?
I want to be able to place bar stools under the countertop and the 12" depth gives me more space. I...
03-18-07, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,247
Posted By capttiki

Acrylic or vinyl

I'm thinking about enclosing my exisitng screen porch with either acrylic or vinyl windows. Any benefits to either? I live in Orlando and was thinking this would help protect from the elements and...
03-17-07, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By capttiki

Actually the contractor would install any door I...

Actually the contractor would install any door I provide. He included one in the estimate which I asked to remove because I would rather have a nicer door installed then the typical single pane...
03-16-07, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By capttiki

well, I'm still searching for the best solution. ...

well, I'm still searching for the best solution.

Of course Orange County wants a permit as well as engineering/architect drawings. They also won't allow a licensed handyman to do the work, only...
03-11-07, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By capttiki

Thank you for the reply. I guess from a...

Thank you for the reply. I guess from a structural point of view, filling up the hole with frame instead of block would still be stronger then the existing glass door. If I went this route and hired...
03-08-07, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By capttiki

Yes Bill, from reading your other posts, I did...

Yes Bill, from reading your other posts, I did inquire about CertainTeed. However they don't seem to have a dealer in my area. I live in the Orlando area.
03-08-07, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By capttiki

Simonton Prizm vs Reflection

which line of window from Simonton is the better line, Prizm or Reflection? I've been given similar quotes for both series.

Thanks,
Chris
02-27-07, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By capttiki

New Door Opening

I live in Orlando and have a concrete block with stucco home. To create more wall space, I would like to close off my sliding glass door and open up the adjacent window to fit a new one. What kind of...
05-26-06, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,935
Posted By capttiki

Tech 2000 Windows

Has anyone heard of the Tech 2000 windows made of Miracle Glass?

They are made from a company called The Window Pros.
www.thewindowprosofne.com

A friend of mine had them installed recently and...
03-18-06, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,231
Posted By capttiki

Greg, Thanks for the response. The installer...

Greg,

Thanks for the response. The installer did mention the ventilation issue and I'm planning on building a partial wall so a car will not be able to park in there.

The thru-the-wall units...
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