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DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 03-23-2014, 08:59 PM
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Posted By latelifebiker
Installing separate toe kick pedestals under tall kitchen cabinets

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-14-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By latelifebiker
Thanks for the link, bud. I'm sure there's...

Thanks 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 clarify that the stud bay/wall cavity...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-13-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By latelifebiker
As unhappy as I am with your answer, I appreciate...

As unhappy as I am with your answer, I appreciate your prompt reply.
I won't be capping the electric wiring; as stated, I'm "moving" the outlet.
Thanks for the guidance. -llb
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-13-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By latelifebiker
HVAC duct and Outlet box in same wall cavity???

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-07-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By latelifebiker
Many thanks, Joe. I will give this situation...

Many thanks, Joe. I will give this situation some thorough study and be sure the connections are correct. I might have been too hasty in passing judgement on the original hookup. I can't believe I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-06-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By latelifebiker
Bud, you are my Hero of the Month--maybe of the...

Bud, you are my Hero of the Month--maybe of the YEAR. You've helped me find and correct a serious electrical situation.
The PDF document you recommended gave a clear and lucid explanation of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-06-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By latelifebiker
There are 3-conductor cables in my breaker box (???)

UPDATE: If you find yourself gleaning information from this thread, then BE SURE TO READ THE ENTIRE LIST OF POSTINGS. The information here evolves as members add to the detail of the situation. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-02-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By latelifebiker
But, Neal, would an inspector allow the builder...

But, Neal, would an inspector allow the builder to get away with 3/4" particle board over the 7/16" plywood in the 80% of the house that would get carpeting?
This is the third house I've owned in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-01-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By latelifebiker
7/16" subfloor in my house?!?!?

Why would the builder of my recently purchased, early '80s house put down 7/16" plywood over the floor joists, then build the partition walls on top of it, and THEN put down 3/4" plywood as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-22-2011, 02:38 PM
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Posted By latelifebiker
Using SECURE SET foam on posts

After some research I decided to bed my 6 X 6 deck posts in a product from GRA Services called Secure Set. It's a high-density expanding foam, and they use it out west to install utility and power...
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