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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-02-2013, 08:43 PM
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Posted By bungalowbabe
Just found these messages! In case anyone is...

Just found these messages! In case anyone is looking for this chrome banding, I found mine at Home Depot. I bought lengths of 1 1/2 inch and lengths of 1", each with a 1/4" lip. The wide flat band...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 05-23-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By bungalowbabe
Thanks, nealtw - I wouldn't have thought of doing...

Thanks, nealtw - I wouldn't have thought of doing that. The dilution ratio is not given in the manual (because they want you to use their own product) and my concern is whether using full strength...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 05-23-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By bungalowbabe
pressure washer advice

I just bought a small pressure washer, a Ryobi 1700 psi. Of course the manual advises to use only detergents designed specifically for this purpose, and of course, they are pricey. I have some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-19-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,171
Posted By bungalowbabe
junk/spam message

Mods please follow this poster as his post in this thread has no relevance to the topic being discussed and is obviously an advertisement or spam.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-08-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,171
Posted By bungalowbabe
When I posted my reply I was surprised Nestor...

When I posted my reply I was surprised Nestor hadn't clocked in with the definitive answer and now that he has, I realize that it was because of the different time zone.

Once again, Nestor rules!...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-08-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,171
Posted By bungalowbabe
Hello, 4x4. I am about as ignorant as anyone...

Hello, 4x4. I am about as ignorant as anyone regarding building materials, but a quick Google search leads me to believe that the LVP product is offered in earthy sorts of finishes like wood, marble...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-23-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,171
Posted By bungalowbabe
Once again, thank you, Nestor. I now have 6...

Once again, thank you, Nestor. I now have 6 coats of Shinekeeper down and it is looking really good - except that with each coat I have managed to make a booboo somewhere. That's my incentive to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-22-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,171
Posted By bungalowbabe
Ah Nestor... I should have asked your opinion...

Ah Nestor... I should have asked your opinion before I started, but all of a sudden there was the damn floor and I had to do something about it! I did not realize that the sealant worked as a polish...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-22-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By bungalowbabe
...you see what I mean... that ain't no...

...you see what I mean... that ain't no gentleman, and I have (thanks to your timely warning) taken up residence in my basement bunker. (that's where the wine and whisky barrels are kept, there's an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-22-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,171
Posted By bungalowbabe
I just laid a black and white checkerboard design...

I just laid a black and white checkerboard design commercial grade VCT floor in my kitchen. I had purchased the commercial stripper, sealer and polish to properly apply the initial protective...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-21-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,540
Posted By bungalowbabe
Here's my two bits worth... You can make a dirty...

Here's my two bits worth... You can make a dirty carpet look clean, but you can't get away with that on a wood floor. I wouldn't use carpet in my house - it's just a dirt trap. Consider the fact...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-19-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By bungalowbabe
Dammit, Wuzzat! Now my CSIS disguise is out of...

Dammit, Wuzzat! Now my CSIS disguise is out of the bag! At least that photo doesn't show my gigantic rhinestone Elvis belt buckle, so I may not have to go into hiding.

By the way, my tub wasn't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-17-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By bungalowbabe
Apparently everyone has forgotten that when it...

Apparently everyone has forgotten that when it comes to snowfall and temperature, elevation is a crucial element. We have MOUNTAINS here on the coast. And once you are a few kilometers (miles)...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-17-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By bungalowbabe
Thanks Wuzzat and Bud for the info. Here's the...

Thanks Wuzzat and Bud for the info. Here's the rub: there's no way in hell I'm going to wrestle that tub outside ever again, let alone on a regular basis to recoat it myself. It's a bit beyond the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-15-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By bungalowbabe
Thank you all for the depressing answers to my...

Thank you all for the depressing answers to my problem. I will now embark on a search for a 5' clawfoot tub that has not been reglazed. While it may not have that blinding sheen, it also won't fall...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-14-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By bungalowbabe
Well it sounds as if I have my answer.. and that...

Well it sounds as if I have my answer.. and that is that this lovely old tub will be the bane of my existence and require regular upkeep. I have been meticulous in caring for it and yet it is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-10-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By bungalowbabe
re-glazed clawfoot tub chipping - help!

Three years ago I bought a re-glazed clawfoot tub when I re-built my bathroom. It looked fabulous. For about 6 months... Little dings appeared at first and now in the last 6 months they are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-10-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By bungalowbabe
You are so correct when you say that varied...

You are so correct when you say that varied lighting sources are a great idea in a kitchen. Kitchens seem to have become the living rooms of the past. Living rooms are for polite company, and I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-09-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By bungalowbabe
ummm.... Nestor, I know it's cold in the "Peg",...

ummm.... Nestor, I know it's cold in the "Peg", but you do know that streaking means bare nekkid! That dude is a poser with his nasty beige gonch! You could have easily one-upped him by actually...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-09-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,754
Posted By bungalowbabe
You guys rock!

Thank you Bud, Oldog, and wow! the big Kahuna himself, Txbuilder himself! I so very much appreciate your patience and kind support. Never having subscribed to a forum before, there is a learning...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-09-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,754
Posted By bungalowbabe
Oh for heaven's sake! This is what happened when...

Oh for heaven's sake! This is what happened when I tried photobucketing these pictures into here. I think I should haul myself off to bed and figure this out when I have adult supervision. (worked...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-07-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,754
Posted By bungalowbabe
I mean embarrassed - not writing in French...

I mean embarrassed - not writing in French here...
Holly
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-07-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,754
Posted By bungalowbabe
Rats! I'm just home from a 12 hour shift. ...

Rats! I'm just home from a 12 hour shift. Registered with Photobucket and managed to move some pics there, but now I can't figure out how to get them into my message. Apparently work sucked my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-06-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,754
Posted By bungalowbabe
We don't got no stinkin' etiquette up here either...

We don't got no stinkin' etiquette up here either as long as the Queen ain't visiting! Except we do plant flowers in the old toilets in our front yards :) We've even been known to go so far as to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-05-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,754
Posted By bungalowbabe
Hey! Broccoli is good for you! As a sidebar,...

Hey! Broccoli is good for you! As a sidebar, the carpenter wants to use plumber's putty under the lip/flange/thing of the new sink (it has a 1' lip) rather than the foam gasket it came with. Is...
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