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07-21-16, 01:17 PM
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Posted By jpoder

Floating vs. nailed down

What are the tradeoffs of floating floor vs. nailed down? I'm looking to install stranded bamboo flooring in a large room (20' x 21') on the second floor of my home in southern California. I have...
05-31-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 119,430
Posted By jpoder

OP here: So have not used this site in a...

OP here:

So have not used this site in a long time, but am about to buy a new house, so logging back in to start a new round of reno/projects (yay!) Thought I would post a follow-up.

So for...
11-19-08, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,311
Posted By jpoder

replacement window or new construction...what's the diff?

I'm confused about window replacement...I am remodeling my kitchen, and need to change the size of a window to allow me to put cabinets below the window (I'm raising the bottom of the window by about...
Replies: 5
Views: 11,389
Posted By jpoder

Installing Faucet without putty plate and cover plate?

I am doing a kitchen remodel and putting in granite countertops. I bought a faucet that i like, but it comes with a "putty plate" and rectangular cover that I really don't like. Can I install the...
10-13-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,608
Posted By jpoder

new kitchen: need help w/ floor and wall color

Hi all,

We are doing a long overdue kitchen remodel. we are going with Ikea cabinets (ours is offering 20% off total bill with appliances right now!) in medium brown, and are doing a granite...
03-21-07, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 119,430
Posted By jpoder

flashback

Well,

I'm glad to see that my thread lives on... Given the lack of responses to my original post, I went it on my own using my common sense (oh no!).

I put a dehumidifier in the basement about...
03-08-07, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,426
Posted By jpoder

Carpet Tiles

I just laid 24" carpet tiles in my own basement. I had originally used concrete stain, but came into some carpet tiles for free, so i had a go at it. The glue wasn't so bad. Although the glue...
03-06-07, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,849
Posted By jpoder

X10 Switch to signal remote outlet

Hi,

I have a room where I'd like to remotely control a light plugged into an outlet at the far end of the room. The switch currently turns on a ceiling fan with a light. Is there a way through...
08-16-06, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,030
Posted By jpoder

Try whatsthatbug.com

I've used this site in the past to help identify buggers in my house/garden...works great

http://whatsthatbug.com/
12-30-05, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,588
Posted By jpoder

adding thermostat to high-rise condo

My mother lives in a high-rise condo in Chicago. The building controls the heat and AC, but each room of her condo has an exchanger next along the outside wall. The only control that she has is a...
08-09-05, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,534
Posted By jpoder

Has anyone tried spraying on Drylok? On their...

Has anyone tried spraying on Drylok? On their website, they say that you can do it (and they recommend which equipment/nozzles to use). renting a sprayer (and back rolling, I guess) seems like a...
06-27-05, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 119,430
Posted By jpoder

Sealing / Finishing stone foundation basement

My house (~55 years old) has a stone foundation (~18 inches thick of HUGE stones and concrete) originally it had about 2 inches of concrete plastered over the stone walls with some type of thick...
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Views: 7,008
Posted By jpoder

I just bought a new dishwasher, and was surprised...

I just bought a new dishwasher, and was surprised to find that it had something like hard plastic weather stripping on the sides with pre-drilled holes for screwing it into the side cabinets. I...
Replies: 14
Views: 3,765
Posted By jpoder

I was looking at them and a *somewhat* cheaper...

I was looking at them and a *somewhat* cheaper version/mfgr at HD and Lowes. The functionality looks great, but it's hard to get past the price. I was thinking I could get an all-in-one ladder as...
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By jpoder

Ladder advice?

I'm looking to buy a new ladder, and would like some advice. I've been looking at some of the folding ladders, such as the 22' Werner Multipupose telescopic ladder, but don't know much about them. ...
02-04-05, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,379
Posted By jpoder

I saw the DIY network show with the tub liner...

I saw the DIY network show with the tub liner earlier this week as well, and had the same thoughts.

I think I will use the information that I gleaned from the thread that Doug pointed out to...
02-03-05, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,379
Posted By jpoder

Thanks Doug! that's what I was looking for. ...

Thanks Doug! that's what I was looking for. don't know how I missed it while searching.



jim
02-03-05, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,379
Posted By jpoder

Lining or Resurfacing Tub?

I have a 50+ year old cast iron tub in my home that needs some help. the bottom of the tub has some serious stains and has been rubbed raw from years of abrassive clensers (I presume). I would like...
01-09-05, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By jpoder

Mike is right... this *is* the electrical ground....

Mike is right... this *is* the electrical ground. The reason for the sort jumper across the meter is that electrical code requires this. I'm sure one of the electrical gurus around here can give a...
12-30-04, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By jpoder

I had no previous softener, and have not yet...

I had no previous softener, and have not yet connected the new softener. The "gunk" is definately not flux. The house is 50-something years old, and the stuff seems to coat the entire iside of the...
12-29-04, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By jpoder

gunk in water supply lines

I installed a water softener today (bought it from "the depot" , sorry Gary). While modifying the existing piping to put the softener inline, I found quite a bit of "gunk" coating the inside of...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By jpoder

I was in a design center (Luxe Home in Chicago)...

I was in a design center (Luxe Home in Chicago) last week, and saw one of the shops with floors like you are describing, I think. Their floors were end-cut, so the flooring looked like a giant...
12-28-04, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,517
Posted By jpoder

I received the report in the mail over the...

I received the report in the mail over the holiday. I was interested in more than just hardness as I am a home brewer as well, and the specific water composition is important to me. My water...
12-21-04, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,517
Posted By jpoder

Water Softener for City Water

I have public water (live near Philadelphia), but my wife complains of dry skin and believes that a water softener will help. She has a friend with similar dry skin who put one in and says that it...
Replies: 1
Views: 919
Posted By jpoder

squeaking 56 yo solid oak floors

I just recently bought a house that has solid oak HW floors throughout. Although they are beautiful, the squeaking is driving my wife nuts. The whole floor doesn't squeak, but there are some spots...
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