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09-05-09, 09:01 PM
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It will be 22" x 22". Concealed. I don't know...

It will be 22" x 22". Concealed. I don't know much about hinges. We need some sort of stairs to lead down to under the house about 4 or 5 feet down. I've seen them in ceilings, but not in a...
09-05-09, 04:31 PM
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How to install a trapdoor in floor of closet?

We're doing major remodeling, and want to put in a trapdoor in the floor of our 12 year old son's walk in closet. Does anyone know how to do this? I'm having trouble finding instructions anywhere...
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How were these edges made??

Does anyone have any idea how these vertical lines were made in the edges of the posts? I really like them a lot better than adding trim and molding.
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I need brighter back up lights

I have a 2004 Toyota Sienna van. I live in the Sierra Nevada mountains and am so tired of not being able to see behind me when I back up. The lights that came with the van just don't cut it. Are...
10-10-06, 01:39 PM
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Posted By Mary24

IKEA drawer info

It's called the Akurum kitchen system. This is how they describe their drawers in their specs:

Fully-extending drawer:
Drawer/ Drawer back: Steel, Pigmented epoxy/polyester powder coating...
10-09-06, 01:19 AM
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Posted By Mary24

IKEA Kitchen Drawers

We just went to an IKEA store for the first time. Wow!! Anyway, they have a very interesting system for their kitchen drawers. The faces are wood, but the interior are metal. They are on very...
08-29-06, 12:01 AM
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Views: 1,763
Posted By Mary24

Insulating Cathedral ceiling-need help!

I've searched back about 25 pages and have seen this question posted about two or three times, but none had any reponses. So, I thought I'd try myself. Here goes...

We have the typical cathedral...
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Posted By Mary24

Incinolet toilets

Does anyone have any experience with these? They look too good to be true. We'd love to have a toilet down by our pool. Thanks, Mary
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Posted By Mary24

Wood flooring and dogs

I really want real wood flooring. I have a dog. Okay, I'll get scratches. I hear about people refinishing wood floors. Does that get all the scratches out? Is it a pain to do? I thought we'd...
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Septic - infiltrator leach lines

We have an older standard septic system and are looking to add some more lines to upgrade it from a 3 bedroom to a 5 bedroom. We're in the process of getting a perk test done. The women doing it...
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Views: 1,371
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There is a beautiful river at the bottom of our...

There is a beautiful river at the bottom of our property, we need to make a trail down to the river, clear trees, brush, and rocks (lots of rocks!!!) then make a beach along the river (more major...
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it depends on several different things. what will...

it depends on several different things. what will it be used for? more for hauling or running around? is it common to run into muddy spots where you might need 4 wheel drive? how big of an engine...
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Need ATV Advice

We need a good utility ATV and trailer to use around our sloped 3 acres. We are in the Sierra Nevada Foothills (California), so there are lots of trees. We'll clear the brush. It's very rocky,...
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Do they make indoor wood flooring out of IPE?

We have a dog, but really would like real wood floors. We're thinking about using IPE for our outside deck because it is very hard and wears well. Has any place used it to make indoor planks? ...
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John, I asked my husband and he said that he just...

John, I asked my husband and he said that he just cut the cord where it was damaged and put on a new plug. He tried to replace the entire cord, but couldn't remove the base. Mary
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John, Yes, that was very confusing. I'm sorry. ...

John, Yes, that was very confusing. I'm sorry. The dog chewed through the cord and also chewed up the plug. So my husband bought an extension cord, cut it, and used it to put on what was left of...
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Posted By Mary24

Floor lamp

Our dog chewed through the cord of our very expensive floor lamp. It's that type of lamp that simulates the sun. My husband put a new plug on the cord, but now it really makes a loud buzzing noise...
12-14-04, 11:59 PM
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Posted By Mary24

need thin, high R value insulation ideas

We have a vaulted ceiling with knotty pine wood. It turns out there is no insulation! There is no space between the knotty pine and the roofing material. We don't what to lower the ceiling anymore...
09-15-04, 03:12 PM
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Views: 2,198
Posted By Mary24

The awnings would be a great idea. I think they...

The awnings would be a great idea. I think they are very attractive. The only problem is that the windows face west/north so the sun comes in at a very sharp angle to the windows. Thus, the awnings...
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Views: 807
Posted By Mary24

Exterior solar accent lights

We're thinking about using these around a circular driveway. We live in a mountainous area in California. Lots of sun in the spring and summer, but lots of big pine trees all around too. As anyone...
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Views: 2,086
Posted By Mary24

Thank you for your replies. I've bookmarked them...

Thank you for your replies. I've bookmarked them and will look into both of them. They look like just what I was looking for. Mary
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Views: 2,086
Posted By Mary24

Waterproof under decking?

We're building a raised deck. I was wondering if there was some sort of material we could put under the deck so it would also provide protection from rain under the deck. I want to make sure it...
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Views: 1,768
Posted By Mary24

Railing ideas for large raised deck with view

I was going to put 1/4" horizontal cables, until someone hit me over the head and said, "Duh, Mary, some kid is going to use those as a ladder and kill themselves". Okay, not such a great idea after...
06-01-04, 12:41 PM
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Posted By Mary24

Would the bamboo do a good job at keeping the...

Would the bamboo do a good job at keeping the heat out. Would there be something else better than bamboo that I could use on the exterior that would keep the heat out? Thanks so much. Mary
06-01-04, 11:33 AM
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Views: 2,198
Posted By Mary24

Annette, thanks so much for your quick...

Annette, thanks so much for your quick response(s). When I say "outside", I mean the exterior. We have a deck off these windows (two of them are sliders). What, if anything, would be good at...
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