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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-15-2013, 05:01 PM
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Posted By thomask
Great idea, the slate tiles are pretty rough and...

Great idea, the slate tiles are pretty rough and not slick like a ceramic tile.

I did seal them before grout and that helped.

The length of actual time from start to finish was probably a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-06-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,135
Posted By thomask
Thanks inspector D! We had been searching for...

Thanks inspector D! We had been searching for some time after we did the granite for a good match. Our house is not a fancy house but a comfortable place in need of some updates. We have a fireplace...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-06-2013, 10:49 AM
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Views: 10,135
Posted By thomask
;) Well let's say she said I should go ahead and...

;) Well let's say she said I should go ahead and buy that new TV I had been looking for.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-05-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,135
Posted By thomask
It took about four days (between Bowl Games)...

It took about four days (between Bowl Games) since starting.

First picture is east wall before grouting.

Pictures two and three after grouting and clean up of both walls.

What do you think?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-05-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,135
Posted By thomask
Installing in kitchen, not a fast process for a...

Installing in kitchen, not a fast process for a first time tile layer.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-05-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,135
Posted By thomask
Under cabinet lights on backsplash

Ok Ok here are some pictures if anyone really wants a look? ;)

Materials, tools, and layout in kitchen.

Real slate 1 x 2 tiles with a gray grout.

Backsplash was painted and was needing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-04-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By thomask
In Beverly Hills...Like Jed used to say "there...

In Beverly Hills...Like Jed used to say "there goes that music again in the walls" and I tell you somebody is going to be at the door...it's magic!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-03-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,135
Posted By thomask
Those undercounter lights really show off the...

Those undercounter lights really show off the bare painted walls of the backsplash area.

Well we finally located some material for a backsplash. It is a slate mini brick design and comes in 1...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-20-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,135
Posted By thomask
Some pics anyone? Notice new globes for...

Some pics anyone?

Notice new globes for pendants and center fixture instead of the old track lights, they put out a nice glow and this was taken w/o a flash.

Fresh Boiled Shrimp anyone?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-20-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,135
Posted By thomask
Great idea nealtw. My wife made me take...

Great idea nealtw.

My wife made me take out the louver doors and replace them with raised panels.

By the way, she also wants me to do exactly what you said in her clothes closet, too.;)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-20-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,135
Posted By thomask
Nealtw, I agree and with four grandkids around no...

Nealtw, I agree and with four grandkids around no need to bring extra attention to the floor, :agree:

If anyone would like, I have some pictures on recent lighting addition...I did figure how to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-20-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By thomask
Victor, Hey Victor, everything OK out there? ...

Victor, Hey Victor, everything OK out there?

Have you done any work on that garage electrical, we are concerned here.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 12-17-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,802
Posted By thomask
Nice work there and I know you saved a bundle. ...

Nice work there and I know you saved a bundle. It will mean more to you this way, too.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-03-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By thomask
A wise person once said a man can never have too...

A wise person once said a man can never have too many outlets in a shop/garage.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 12-03-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,803
Posted By thomask
Question are those niches up high for...

Question are those niches up high for speakers?:cool:

IS that man made rock?

Very nice design work there!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 11-28-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,802
Posted By thomask
Put five carpenters in one room and you have five...

Put five carpenters in one room and you have five different opinions on how to do something.

IMO Funny thing is they all might just work.

No instant replays allowed! LOL
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 11-10-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,661
Posted By thomask
Are you on the second or higher floor?

Are you on the second or higher floor?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-10-2012, 08:16 AM
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Views: 25,478
Posted By thomask
Cabinets under repair

Cabinets under repair
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-10-2012, 08:12 AM
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Views: 25,478
Posted By thomask
Had several base cabinets needing repair. Since...

Had several base cabinets needing repair. Since countertops were to be replaced now was the time to pull them and replace particle board with real wood.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 10-27-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,802
Posted By thomask
D725A: Nice work there , thanks for keeping...

D725A:

Nice work there , thanks for keeping us posted on your projects progress.

IMO I would feel better with thinset myself near the firebox opening. Perhaps a mason on here can give us a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-25-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,478
Posted By thomask
80s Kitchen Update

Management removed dark green wall paper. What a difference in light in kitchen. That was a very BIG job for sure.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-25-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,478
Posted By thomask
Remodel time

Built this house in 1987 and have added a 400 sq. ft sun room addition few years back as grand kids came along.

Management says it is time for a little updating of kitchen.

Any thoughts?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 10-25-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,802
Posted By thomask
"I'm seeking a way to install that first...

"I'm seeking a way to install that first half-inch layer of plywood with anchors or masonry nails so that the nail holes are easily coverable and so after we paint, no holes are visible"

Perhaps...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 10-19-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By thomask
Thanks all for the replies. I do feel the...

Thanks all for the replies. I do feel the problem is probably in the switch. Can this be replaced?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 10-16-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By thomask
Update: New c cells added to mag lite , no...

Update: New c cells added to mag lite , no light.

Last week I took mag lite to battery store and they tried with no success. Any thoughts on repair. Bulb is ok, batteries new, no light?
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