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  • Reired in 2009. Been doing DIY renovations-some of them major-for 40 years. Proudest of my 2008 bathroom makeover (See it by going to YouTube and searching for Long Road to a Tuscan Bathroom).
  • Motorcycle touring (see my blog at, DIY renovations.
  • Retired from CNN in 2009.
  • Paul Reece
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  • Currently (Feb. 2014) in a complete kitchen makeover: moving windows, doors, plumbing, electric... new lighting... redesigned and expanded layout of all new cabinets... new underlayment and finished floor.
  • Atlanta
  • Georgia


  • Posted in thread: Post Your Bathroom!! on 07-16-2017 at 12:29 PM
    I respect the fact that you asked for photos and not videos, but there's much more to this
    bathroom project than just the decor.If you have the time, you might enjoy the full range of
    design objective...

  • Posted in thread: Hobbies other than home repair. on 01-16-2017 at 11:58 AM
    I haven't given up on DIY renovations and repair, but just six months before I retired my wife
    and I discovered motorcycles. And after I retired (at 67) I had plenty of time to pursue it.
    Throw in my ...

  • Posted in thread: Adding switch? on 12-16-2016 at 11:13 AM
    In houses that old... GFCI outlets are more important to have than in newer houses and yes they
    do work with out a ground. Just thought I would throw that in.That right there is some good
    information ...

  • Posted in thread: Should I replace 1979 Carrier. on 09-26-2016 at 10:11 AM
    Just looking at offers on Angies List. Whats a reliable brand? There are a lot of houses here
    with new Goodmans but Consumer Reports says they are one of the most troublesome, American
    Standard is the...

  • Posted in thread: My Mini Split Experience on 09-26-2016 at 09:26 AM
    Great story remout. I appreciated the detail.When we tore off our old decrepit deck we bit the
    bullet and replaced it with a pricey but marvelous 12 x 20 gable roofed porch enclosed with
    sliding therm...

  • Posted in thread: What type of stain should we use on deck? on 08-01-2016 at 09:43 AM
    I know you're asking about a stain for the FLOOR of your deck, but I want to share my great
    satisfaction with a product I decided to use just on the railings and posts around my two
    decks. I found thi...

  • Posted in thread: Installing separate toe kick pedestals under tall kitchen cabinets on 03-23-2014 at 08:59 PM
    Among the replacement kitchen cabinets we ordered from Thomasville are two tall (92") storage
    units. They're 12" deep and 36" wide, to be used as shallow pantries. The cabinets ship with
    separate pede...

  • Posted in thread: HVAC duct and Outlet box in same wall cavity??? on 03-14-2014 at 08:41 AM for the link, bud. I'm sure there's something
    in that video you wanted me to see, but I watched the whole thing and just got confused.Maybe I
    should c...

  • Posted in thread: HVAC duct and Outlet box in same wall cavity??? on 03-13-2014 at 05:37 PM
    "Can I put the HVAC duct and vent in the same cavity with the DINING ROOM outlet box." No.Also,
    you can not install a cabinet over an electrical circuit such as a box where the outlet has
    been removed...

  • Posted in thread: HVAC duct and Outlet box in same wall cavity??? on 03-13-2014 at 05:20 PM
    For a kitchen renovation I have to relocate both an existing HVAC wall vent and an existing
    110v duplex outlet. The cabinet that I plan to install on that wall will cover both existing
    items.It's not ...


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