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Clean laundry smells funky!

A few weeks ago I noticed that my clean clothes were smelling really funky. It's not a mildew smell, it's just a bad smell. I poked around Dr. Google and did some of the things I found with my...
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LGBD2431LF0A It looks like the slot where...

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It looks like the slot where the gasket goes is separated too much from the door and maybe it slipped to the inside of the door itself? It is a new gasket that I put in.
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Replaced dishwasher bottom door gasket; now it's gone...now what?

I have a Frigidaire Gallery dishwasher, around 7 years old. I noticed one day after I'd run the dishwasher that the bottom door gasket had fallen out. It was kind of grubby and worn-looking, so I...
07-24-16, 09:52 AM
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Is it safe to hang curtains over an electrical outlet?

I have just purchased long curtain panels for the big window in my dining room. Just off to the side of each side, close to the floor, are electrical outlets. I want to hang these curtains in such...
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Problem with dimmer fan/light switch

I have a new ceiling fan with a light kit installed. There is a single switch that controls the on/off for both, and above it is a dimmer lever. There are dimmable LED bulbs in the light fixture.
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Problem is, I can't refinish the floors now. ...

Problem is, I can't refinish the floors now. Frankly, I've blown all my ready cash on other remodeling that had to be done and I can't pay for it right now. I just want to make them tolerable until...
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Question Cleaning hardwood floors after pulling up carpet

The hardwood floors in my house have been covered with carpet for 19-40 years, depending on the room. I am finally getting going on pulling up all this old disgusting carpet. I suspect that there...
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Question Placing refrigerator during kitchen remodeling

I am about to have work start on my kitchen remodel. I want to move my refrigerator into the living room while the work is going on, after which I am freecycling it (giving it to someone who needs...
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Paint for a vintage Waring Blendor

I have an old (1950s) Waring "Blendor" model 700B that still works like a champ. It has a white base (the round "bullet"-shape) and a cloverleaf canister with no handle. The paint has chipped over...
08-30-14, 08:25 AM
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30 amp to 40 amp circuit

I am remodeling my kitchen. I currently have an electric cooktop on a 30 amp circuit and a separate wall oven on another 30 amp circuit. I am replacing the cooktop with an electric range. The...
08-05-12, 10:15 AM
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I hired my lawn guy to trim them. :-)

I hired my lawn guy to trim them. :-)
01-15-12, 11:58 AM
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Trimming forsythia -- when and how much?

I live in NJ and have a LOT of old-growth forsythia lining my property. They are all quite tall. In late October, we had a large (8") snowfall of heavy, wet snow that weighed down a lot of the...
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Here is a photo tour of my sad kitchen. There...

Here is a photo tour of my sad kitchen. There are questions there I'd love to have answered, so please feel free to give feedback!

Kitchen Hell - a set on Flickr...
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There is a wood back wall to these cabinets, but...

There is a wood back wall to these cabinets, but if I tap on it, it feels thin -- like perhaps 1/4" pine cut to fit the back so it looks like a cabinet.

Structurally they are OK; I'm just not...
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OK, I'll describe. I've been refacing them, but...

OK, I'll describe. I've been refacing them, but the oak I'm using is dated looking already because it's taken me years to get 3/4 finished...now I wish I'd just painted them and bought new...
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Does anyone know how 1950's knotty pine kitchen cabinets were made?

My kitchen cabinets are a mystery to me. I can't find anywhere where they are attached to the walls -- no nail holes, screw holes, or anything. I read on another form that this kind of cabinets...
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I am replacing the drawer fronts as part of the...

I am replacing the drawer fronts as part of the defacing...but the drawer boxes are pretty beat. I'll take some pix and post links.
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Question Replacing kitchen drawers

I've been refacing my kitchen cabinets and I'm thinking I'd like to replace the drawers. I also think this is going to be a major hassle.

The cabinets are the original 1950's pine cabinets from...
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It is not that flange that's the issue; it is...

It is not that flange that's the issue; it is that the bolts that hold the base to the floor are not there. The reasoning I was given is that the additional height of the laminate floor installed...
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Toilet not bolted to floor, just caulked...caulk cracking...help

A few years ago I replaced the toilet and vanity in the bathroom. When the workers pulled out the old vanity, they found that the tile floor had been built around the original vanity, so there was...
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Actually what I was thinking was buying drawer...

Actually what I was thinking was buying drawer boxes and using them as the base, since I really don't have carpentry skills. Do you think that'd work? I thought of buying the bases and cutting them...
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No, I'll be using all uppers because I only have...

No, I'll be using all uppers because I only have 16" on the perpendicular wall, then there's the large open doorway to the living room. So I guess what I need to do is build some kind of base. I...
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*Nodnod* Yup -- that's what I'm talking about. ...

*Nodnod* Yup -- that's what I'm talking about. The "L" of the prep area of the kitchen is on the opposite wall, this would be in the dining area of the kitchen that opens up to the living room. ...
12-25-10, 05:26 PM
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You should be able to apply veneer over paint. ...

You should be able to apply veneer over paint. Just rough it up with sandpaper and wipe with tack cloth. Now here's the secret to good adhesion: Brush the surface to be veneered with water-based...
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