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09-07-09, 10:13 AM
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Posted By mrchris

Thanks for the detailed info, RedHammer, I've...

Thanks for the detailed info, RedHammer, I've been considering the Kohler Brookfield as well and have a feeling that's what I'm going to end up with.
09-04-09, 12:27 PM
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Posted By mrchris

Thanks moderator! Pics linked: ...

Thanks moderator! Pics linked:

Kitchen-planview on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3887997416/)

Kitchen-profileview on Flickr - Photo Sharing!...
09-04-09, 10:20 AM
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Posted By mrchris

Thanks for the quick reply! Let me see if I can...

Thanks for the quick reply! Let me see if I can figure out how to post the floor plan, but I may not be able to cut into the sides of the sink base as it's up against the diswasher on one side and a...
09-03-09, 06:36 AM
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Views: 61,743
Posted By mrchris

33" Sink Base cabinet - what size sink?

I have a fairly small kitchen and will need to go with a 33" sink base instead of a 36". I'm looking at WoodHarbor solid wood cabinets, which would have an inside clearence of 31.5".

A question...
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Views: 950
Posted By mrchris

Well, I'm no roofing sage, but I'll offer up the...

Well, I'm no roofing sage, but I'll offer up the following:

The existing shingles will be brittle if it's cold where you are -- be extra careful not to break them. Each shingle has a sticky strip...
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Posted By mrchris

What Craig is describing is for an existing roof....

What Craig is describing is for an existing roof. If you take the ridge cap off extra carefully, you may be able to reuse 'em, with the top row of shingles on each side that came off to make room...
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Posted By mrchris

Alternatively, you could snap a chalkline every...

Alternatively, you could snap a chalkline every 2-3 rows of shingles.
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Views: 1,234
Posted By mrchris

I'm not a roofer, just a DIYer. If the ice/water...

I'm not a roofer, just a DIYer. If the ice/water shield you have was peel and stick, it's stuck. Unless you remove the wood, it's not going anywhere.

I don't see how 2 layers of the stuff will...
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Views: 1,318
Posted By mrchris

I agree with Togomor, cover the entire flat roof...

I agree with Togomor, cover the entire flat roof area with a thin coat of roofing tar. Your local home center should carry 5-gallon buckets of the stuff, as well as disposable broom heads.
04-11-05, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By mrchris

Thanks Ed. I'll probably keep the unit I buy...

Thanks Ed. I'll probably keep the unit I buy around 8000 BTU since the central AC system does provide some cooling to the upstairs, just not enough to do it by itself.

Here's where I'm at for...
04-08-05, 08:47 AM
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Views: 9,596
Posted By mrchris

The link didn't work for me, probably because my...

The link didn't work for me, probably because my browser is programmed for the Lowe's in Indianapolis. It bounced me to the general Pella new construction tilt-sash double hungs.

Can't go wrong...
04-07-05, 07:24 AM
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Views: 9,596
Posted By mrchris

I've helped my dad do this on his house. He used...

I've helped my dad do this on his house. He used new constuction windows with a nail flange for a bonus challenge.

To answer your questions from what I saw (assuming your house is just like my...
04-06-05, 07:37 AM
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Views: 1,116
Posted By mrchris

Okay, I did a little research on wairmair.net on...

Okay, I did a little research on wairmair.net on the mini-split. I think that's a better system overall, but I'm not sure where I'd put the outdoor component (window unit sits over the roof of the...
04-06-05, 06:38 AM
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Views: 1,116
Posted By mrchris

Thanks for the help guys. I had a lenghty chat...

Thanks for the help guys. I had a lenghty chat with a friend who framed a window unit in his garage, which helped clarify the need to keep the side vents free.

Andrew,

I haven't considered a...
04-04-05, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By mrchris

Need help purchasing new window AC unit

The 7700 BTU/hr, 7.5 A, 115 V Frigidare window unit in the upstairs of my 1940's cape cod runs fine, but there are two things I need to improve:

1) I need a unit with a thermostat (programmable...
03-17-05, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By mrchris

LOL. Didn't think about that, I live in a...

LOL.

Didn't think about that, I live in a 55-year old neighborhood with no HOA.
03-16-05, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By mrchris

Thinking about the storm question, can you put an...

Thinking about the storm question, can you put an awning (like the kind you see over entry doors) over the panel?
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Views: 1,145
Posted By mrchris

Your local home center should carry what I've...

Your local home center should carry what I've always referred to as "ladder jacks". It's basically a wood, plastic, or metal triangle with a narrow nailing flange. Some are adjustable for pitch, I...
02-15-05, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By mrchris

I've installed the 14" velux with the flexible...

I've installed the 14" velux with the flexible tube. I was really impressed with how strong (and large) the flange is.

YMMV, but it's an easy DIY if you've got roofing experience.

But before...
02-11-05, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By mrchris

A 4" crawl space, isn't that an oxymoron? Wow. ...

A 4" crawl space, isn't that an oxymoron? Wow. I take it all the wiring is through the attic. I suppose it's possible to pull fish tape through a 4" crawl, but I'm not sure what you'd be able to...
02-10-05, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By mrchris

Just about anything you buy with a 3-prong cord...

Just about anything you buy with a 3-prong cord was built with the expectation of an actual ground at the recepticle, not just 3 holes to plug into.

Is the kitchen sitting atop an unfinished...
12-29-04, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 991
Posted By mrchris

When you say "new construction framing," I assume...

When you say "new construction framing," I assume you're talking about the outside of the window. New Andersons are vinyl on the outside. Wood on the inside is an option if you'd like the look and...
12-15-04, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,492
Posted By mrchris

joneq, Thanks for your assessment. This guy...

joneq,

Thanks for your assessment. This guy was referred to me by a close friend whose tub has been perfect for two years after the refinish job (even after his wife dropped a shaving can in the...
12-15-04, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,492
Posted By mrchris

Whoops, let this thread fly under my radar. . . .

To answer some of the follow-up questions regarding my tub refinishing experience:

I have a 1948 cast-iron corner tub. I believe the original finish is (was) porcelin. My neighborhood boasts...
12-10-04, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,492
Posted By mrchris

I had my tub professionally refinished last year....

I had my tub professionally refinished last year. This forum was very helpful in making me make the decesion.

My contractor offered a lifetime warranty for an extra charge and I took it. Good...
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