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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-16-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,029
Posted By Kerrylib
Personal recomendation. I do not care for...

Personal recomendation.

I do not care for tile countertops. Current house has 3 bathrooms w/ tile countertops.

Everything you do in the kitchen is going to slop over onto the countertop. Any...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 08-06-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,058
Posted By Kerrylib
Take a look here for your model # I just...

Take a look here for your model #

I just found this looking for info about my dryer that is not able to start tumbling. Not just owners manuals, but they also have service manuals to download as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 08-06-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 61,462
Posted By Kerrylib
Frost buildup in the vent/damper/duct between...

Frost buildup in the vent/damper/duct between freezer and fridge compartments did that to me once.

Ended up shutting it down and completely defrosting and drying out freezer compartment and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-20-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,881
Posted By Kerrylib
Two tips. "burnish" the edge of the tape by...

Two tips.

"burnish" the edge of the tape by pressing it tight to the wall with the edge of a putty knife, or similar tool. Just don't gouge the wall.

Lay out your lines w/ faint pencil, or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 01-26-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,049
Posted By Kerrylib
Thanks for the heads up. Good to hear about a...

Thanks for the heads up. Good to hear about a tool well suited to the job. I've also used thinner brushes for cutting in. Your comments about this bigger brush holding more paint make sense. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-20-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 26,151
Posted By Kerrylib
What Jay Said Electric Door Light Switch 600...

What Jay Said

Electric Door Light Switch 600 Watt - Rockler Woodworking Tools (http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=20129)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 01-19-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By Kerrylib
Bale construction I have seen is quite cost...

Bale construction I have seen is quite cost effective.

What I have seen is essentially a "pole barn" type construction, often steel beams. Then the straw bales are bulit up between the beams. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-08-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By Kerrylib
Be sure to get the good shrink tube that has an...

Be sure to get the good shrink tube that has an adhesive liner in it as well. It will melt when you shrink it down and seal tightly to the wire. If you get the plain shrink tube without the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 01-08-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Kerrylib
I agree the price tag is a bit much for me as...

I agree the price tag is a bit much for me as well. However, what is a severed finger/hand worth to you?

The fact that you have to replace the blade/safety mechanism if it does trip stinks, but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-05-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By Kerrylib
I have a co-worker who just installed some...

I have a co-worker who just installed some speakers that are truly hidden speakers. You texture, prime, and paint right over them after install.

The company is onsia Onsia Concealed Sound...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-15-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,848
Posted By Kerrylib
First off, I'm not an electrician so this is just...

First off, I'm not an electrician so this is just my opinion.

If the fixture is metal, it should very well be grounded.

To do that, leave the ground wire attached inside the box. drill a hole...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-08-2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,293
Posted By Kerrylib
I've done a few things like that before. Usually...

I've done a few things like that before. Usually a bit more practical however.

One good one for those traveling for the holliday is a "Traveling basket"

Things like a tire gauge, washer fluid,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-08-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,399
Posted By Kerrylib
Old cards can be used to make oragami gift boxes....

Old cards can be used to make oragami gift boxes. I haven't made them in forever, but they are easy to cut out and fold. The front of the card makes the top and the back makes the bottom. The...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 12-01-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 22,686
Posted By Kerrylib
I think the other posts have about covered it. ...

I think the other posts have about covered it. Spraying requires good masking and taping to avoid overspray. Yes new airless sprayers do minimize that problem, but you still have a lot of atomized...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 12-01-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 25,996
Posted By Kerrylib
Good suggestions Rainsford. I'll have to take a...

Good suggestions Rainsford. I'll have to take a look at the Y-connection on mine to see that it isn't set up to cause water to run back to the other unit. I did set it up with a good loop higher...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-21-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,679
Posted By Kerrylib
How many of those variations do you have...

How many of those variations do you have memorized speedy?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-21-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By Kerrylib
I've heard of "kissing" the back side of the...

I've heard of "kissing" the back side of the sheetrock by applying lipstick, to the front edge of the outlet box. Then press the sheetrock in place. This will transfer a mark onto the back of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-18-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,816
Posted By Kerrylib
USOB, I'm here in CO also. Do you have...

USOB,

I'm here in CO also. Do you have Bentonite soil around your home? There are lots of areas along the front range with this expansive clay that really creates havoc with everything from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-17-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By Kerrylib
Basement Laundryroom cabinetry

I am gearing up to do some rework in our laundry room. It is approx 11 x 11 ft w/ built-in cabinets across one wall, w/ a countertop across the adjoining wall. The biggest issue is the cabinets are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-14-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,209
Posted By Kerrylib
Sounds like powder coating to me. In my...

Sounds like powder coating to me.

In my experience a powder coated finish tends to be much more durable than "liquid" paint.

Just be sure the curing oven isn't too hot for the type of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 11-07-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,419
Posted By Kerrylib
The propane in the tank is liquid. The valve at...

The propane in the tank is liquid. The valve at the top pulls off the vapor and the liquid then boils (cools) to replace the vapor being extracted. While the tank is in use, this process continues....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 10-31-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,260
Posted By Kerrylib
Just picked up a Rigid 12" double bevel miter...

Just picked up a Rigid 12" double bevel miter saw.

Setup looks good, now I gotta figure out a good project for it.

Also looking for a stand. Trying to decide if it's worth while to make my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 10-31-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,382
Posted By Kerrylib
I've got the Bosch. Love it, has variable speed...

I've got the Bosch. Love it, has variable speed (good for big bits, or if doing plastic work so you don't melt your work), soft start (doesn't torque in your hand so badly on startup), quiet (this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 10-01-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 25,996
Posted By Kerrylib
I have a Kenmore (made by Fisher Paykel) that...

I have a Kenmore (made by Fisher Paykel) that occasionally does same thing. I've discovered that if you close the drawer and start it running, first thing that it does is starts to drain the water. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-01-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,497
Posted By Kerrylib
New Lo-Flo Toilet

I want to pass on my experience putting in a new AS Champion 4 toilet.

The previous toilet was supposedly a lo-flo unit, never measured just how much water it used to flush. However it was quite...
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