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The orbital sander went better than I had...

The orbital sander went better than I had anticipated. I got it 99.9% I would say. Then I rounded the edges a bit. I think the wife will be happy with her new desktop once its done. Thanks everyone!...
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Im an idiot, im sure ill mess it up. Ill post...

Im an idiot, im sure ill mess it up. Ill post back either way.
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I'll give it a whack then, thanks!

I'll give it a whack then, thanks!
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Yea I only have an orbital sander. I supposed I...

Yea I only have an orbital sander. I supposed I could purchase a belt sander if it would do a much better job. The wood was $300 so I'm fairly invested at this point already.
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Shoring up edge of cut wood to make clean and straight

Hi-
I cut down a large piece of 1.5" butcher block wood to make a desktop. I used a guide with my circular saw. IThe cuts are pretty darn good but there are little blips here and there and it's ...
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I got in the house today to air it out. Friggin...

I got in the house today to air it out. Friggin eyes were burning but I had my respirator on so at least i could breath.

The floors look like glass. We went with the matte jacobean finish. he...
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They kinda did look like air bubbles to me but...

They kinda did look like air bubbles to me but not sure. They did the last coat today after buffing so I will find out tomorrow AM when I go to air it out. Everyone fingers crossed for us, just want...
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Yea, we probably should have considered the pre...

Yea, we probably should have considered the pre finished. that is actually what we had removed. it was nice, but just a very blonde color and 15 years old and very beat up. was almost as expensive to...
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thanks. he said they are gonna buff it today or...

thanks. he said they are gonna buff it today or whatever and do a final coat with everything sealed up tight. god, we are never have new floors put in again. not worth all the dust and fumes and...
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Little blips on new hardwood floors

Hi-
We had a second coat put down on our new hardwood floors today. First coat looked great but this one has little blips in some areas. This is not a waterborne product, its the smelly oil or...
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Weíll see how it goes. He knows that we are going...

Weíll see how it goes. He knows that we are going to do the entire upstairs excluding the bathroom and laundry room as well, so I dangled that carrot a bit when I got quotes from everyone.

Right...
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Pulling the carpet up ridiculously easy. The...

Pulling the carpet up ridiculously easy. The little tack strips or whatever they are called came right off as well. Probably the worst part was pulling the padding staples out around the perimeter of...
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Thanks for the tips. I should be able to bang it...

Thanks for the tips. I should be able to bang it out fairly quick. Watch, Iíll be miserable and swearing up a storm when I do it :)

No dumpster that Iím aware of, they will probably toss all the...
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Yea I donít know what the deal with that is. All...

Yea I donít know what the deal with that is. All the old maple hardwood is coming up and the few rooms with carpet as well. I would think pulling the hardwood up would be more difficult but I donít...
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We compromised. Iím gonna remove the carpet which...

We compromised. Iím gonna remove the carpet which is only in a few rooms and heís gonna haul it away. I donít really want to tear it out myself but better than paying $700 for it. Personally I...
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I just donít want to be taken advantage of. It...

I just donít want to be taken advantage of. It was just a very casual, oh btw I forgot this $700 line item, no big deal, youíre already paying $25k so weíll just tack it on. If he said oh my gosh I...
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I guess I should have given more context...

I guess I should have given more context originally. If this were a 5K job and he said I'm off by $700 I would have been like Ok no big deal. The entire main floor of our 4400 sq home and stairs...
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Yea I don't know what I'm gonna do. My thoughts...

Yea I don't know what I'm gonna do. My thoughts right now are I consider this a bid since it was line itemed out (right or wrong on my part I don't know). I asked him specifically if the this was the...
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All very good points, thank you. BTW I feel you...

All very good points, thank you. BTW I feel you on your bid issue, I go through the same stuff and it can be painful.
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Offtopic: question about quote

hi-
we got a few quotes to install new flooring throughout some of our home. It's a big project and not going to be cheap.

When I told the guy we were ok moving ahead he told me he forgot to add...
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Posted By sayluv

Fixing fading on blonde cabinets

hi- we are putting new cabinet pulls on our blonde wood color cabinets and when we removed the cup style 3Ē pulls the shape of he cup is shown on the wood. Itís not horrible but is there a way to...
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Does anyone have tips for me on how to best...

Does anyone have tips for me on how to best remove the two pieces of trim under the window without damaging it?

I was planning on using a razor to score the paint and then seeing if I could slide...
05-28-19, 05:07 PM
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Posted By sayluv

Is did it! ó I mean you guys did it! I installed...

Is did it! ó I mean you guys did it! I installed our Sensi thermostat as well and both the AC and heat seem to be working. Is there anything specific I should do to make sure I didnít mess anything...
05-28-19, 11:11 AM
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Sorry for the poor handwriting. I think I my note...

Sorry for the poor handwriting. I think I my note meant to Say: remove the upper yellow already connected to the control board and use a nut connector or whatever they are called to twist it to the...
05-28-19, 10:13 AM
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Posted By sayluv

Yes, sorry. In the new picture I have included...

Yes, sorry. In the new picture I have included this is what I see: The second brown cable that is in my hand runs along with all the wires that are routed outside to the AC unit. The other brown...
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