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DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 01-04-2010, 09:29 AM
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Posted By jef1
Pine Veneered Door Jambs

Finally :( ordering new interior doors from Lowes. Pre-hung, textured, molded panel Safen'Sound masonite. Wasn't thrilled w/their primed white flat jambs. They must prime them w/gesso because the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 12-08-2009, 07:10 AM
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Views: 3,651
Posted By jef1
Thanks again, launchpad and thanks handyguys for...

Thanks again, launchpad and thanks handyguys for the video & links. Last night my wonderful, beautiful wife - who will never have to make me a sandwich again - :D surprised me with an early...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 12-05-2009, 09:52 PM
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Views: 3,651
Posted By jef1
Ooops! Forgot one more question. Duh. What's...

Ooops! Forgot one more question. Duh.

What's the model number on that Paslode? I'm seeing older numbers on some at HD and Lowes and even Amazon and newer ones on their site (which is gawd-awful...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 12-05-2009, 08:44 PM
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Views: 3,651
Posted By jef1
You realize, of course, that if I even hinted at...

You realize, of course, that if I even hinted at something like that I'd be spending less time using the nailer and more time doing this: :hide:

:D
Thanks. After only being at this site for a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 12-05-2009, 02:17 PM
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Views: 3,651
Posted By jef1
Just read some quick reviews of it on amazon. ...

Just read some quick reviews of it on amazon. For my purposes, it sounds like a good fit.
So, do I understand this correctly - the cartridge works in conjunction w/the battery. IOW, you need the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 12-05-2009, 01:59 PM
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Posted By jef1
Thanks, launchpad. I'm Googling it right after I...

Thanks, launchpad. I'm Googling it right after I post this. But here's my novice-nail-gun questions #1 & #2 & #3:
- They come w/battery and gas cartridge? What's the advantage other than if the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 12-05-2009, 01:15 PM
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Views: 3,651
Posted By jef1
Recommendations For Cordless Nail Gun

Never owned a nail gun but figure it might be time to invest in one. I'm involved in some interior house reno which will involve hanging pre-hung doors, trim, baseboards and eventually small crown...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 12-03-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By jef1
Thanks to ALL of you for validating my instincts...

Thanks to ALL of you for validating my instincts about this "diva". (Can you call a guy a "diva"?) Well, IMO that sums him up.

But, out of sheer curiosity, I called him back for a price on just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 12-02-2009, 04:32 PM
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Views: 866
Posted By jef1
One-Size-Fits-All Estimates? What's Your Opinion?

You call for a bid from a company you've never dealt w/before. Say you've got X number of windows need replacing. Give them sizes, tell them EXACTLY which brand you want, all specs (triple pane,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 12-01-2009, 02:49 PM
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Views: 11,645
Posted By jef1
I Googled Plexiglas binder paints and lo and...

I Googled Plexiglas binder paints and lo and behold came across several other posts on this and other forums from your very self :clap: mentioning plexiglass of PMMA paints like this one here:
Paint...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 11-30-2009, 09:23 PM
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Views: 11,645
Posted By jef1
Thanks, once again, Nestor for the advice and...

Thanks, once again, Nestor for the advice and tips on how to approach painting the door. However, it's not wood. It's a composite "textured woodgrain imprint". The instruction sheet said it could...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 11-30-2009, 03:39 PM
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Views: 11,645
Posted By jef1
Painting Pre-Hung Relia-Bilt Doors

Getting several new Relia-Bilt pre-hung doors textured from Lowes. :o I know, I know, "You pays yer money and you takes yer chances w/Big Box stores. I'll be painting them white. The painting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 11-30-2009, 03:31 PM
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Views: 38,344
Posted By jef1
Nestor, What a tutorial! Thanks so much and for...

Nestor, What a tutorial! Thanks so much and for the pics, too. Helps me visualize things a bit better.

The base is 3-1/4 flat edge. So, based on your info re the trimmer having something...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 11-27-2009, 05:05 PM
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Views: 38,344
Posted By jef1
Hi, new here. I see this baseboard first vs. last...

Hi, new here. I see this baseboard first vs. last dilemma all over and still no conclusive answer. Seems most recommend putting base down BEFORE carpet because (a)installers aren't 'fond' of coming...
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