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DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 09-11-2011, 06:39 PM
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Views: 944
Posted By Snav
Thanks for the reply. Well - since we're so...

Thanks for the reply.

Well - since we're so tight on money this go around - and the cabinets are already removed - I have to try to reuse the old cabinet's wood to make the new cabinets. Since I'm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 09-11-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,251
Posted By Snav
Just like bad home-owner home improvement jobs -...

Just like bad home-owner home improvement jobs - I can see the potential issues. Even stuff that happens that you don't know about.

It's good that you've just changed your approach with these new...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-20-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By Snav
Building custom-fit cabinets - any tips?

This was not in the plans but in order to fix the failing floor in the kitchen I had to remove the lower cabinets. And they're original to the home so, naturally, though I tried to be careful - they...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-18-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,555
Posted By Snav
I remodeled my bathroom last year - before...

I remodeled my bathroom last year - before finishing the install of my shower fixtures I had to turn water in the house back on - so I capped the pipes off with the fittings in place, without handles...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 08-18-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 958
Posted By Snav
When paint doesn't do what paint is supposed to...

When paint doesn't do what paint is supposed to do - remove it all and start over with a good scrubbing.

In the past I've had great success with the use of acryllic water-based latex primer and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-18-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,058
Posted By Snav
Shoot yeah - good deal. I would have just...

Shoot yeah - good deal.

I would have just burned it off, too :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 08-18-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,251
Posted By Snav
I'm in late on this - but I figured I'd add ono...

I'm in late on this - but I figured I'd add ono the thread anyway for future viewers.

I was able to get our previous landlord of a rental to concede a drop in rent in exchange for us doing our own...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 08-18-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By Snav
Awesome, sailor - I'll keep that in mind (have a...

Awesome, sailor - I'll keep that in mind (have a leather couch that needs some serious cleaning)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-18-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By Snav
Congrats on the new baby. Per the noise and...

Congrats on the new baby.

Per the noise and baby issue - we've had four children. We found that the more noise they adjust to early in life the better sleepers they are when they age which makes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-18-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,598
Posted By Snav
I found that after dropping my saw several times...

I found that after dropping my saw several times the blade spindle was knocked crooked. I had to then adjust the angle of the blade to be just beyond "0" - a slight degree - to cut square to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 08-18-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By Snav
Well - the hood has been cleaned, vented properly...

Well - the hood has been cleaned, vented properly and reinstalled - took me all of two hours. Gee, so hard.

Yes - sarcasm . . . annoyance with all the things I've discovered over the years in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 08-18-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By Snav
Stove vent pipe - it's not just for good looks!

You know - what is the purpose of the stove vent pipe?

(trick question)

Ok - well - in order for it to fulfill it's purpose it must vent OUT and AWAY, yes? - Yeah varily I say to you, it must!...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-18-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,502
Posted By Snav
Yeah - I agree. what's happening here might be...

Yeah - I agree. what's happening here might be due to improper support for the load. Though it could be purely cosmetic and easy to fix - like the facing pulling away a little (no big deal). But if...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-18-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By Snav
Yeah - you're on the 2nd floor? People above you...

Yeah - you're on the 2nd floor? People above you could easily be the problem.

I'm sorry you have to wait for management and maintenance to eventually get around to it - as a home owner who's hot...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-17-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,114
Posted By Snav
years ago when doing my first bathroom renovation...

years ago when doing my first bathroom renovation I ran out of hardibacker and was too cheap to buy another two sheets - so I strung up some drywall instead and tiled over it. 4x4 - floor to ceiling...
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