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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 08-29-2012, 11:42 AM
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Views: 9,128
Posted By rnddude
Not ofhand, but the interned search function is...

Not ofhand, but the interned search function is your friend....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 08-28-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,128
Posted By rnddude
decor...I am familiar with the technique. It is...

decor...I am familiar with the technique. It is familiar to the one done to put patterns in concrete. In that method they use a flexible sheet, sort of a rubber material, that has the pattern cast...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 01-24-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,136
Posted By rnddude
Hey Joe, (song pops into my head as I type, but I...

Hey Joe, (song pops into my head as I type, but I digress), what marble_com did is extremely common on forums, quoting a prior thread and commenting. That's why they have the "quote" button. I don't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 12-02-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,154
Posted By rnddude
You could get a faucet timer and use a hose with...

You could get a faucet timer and use a hose with a smaller orifice to do automatic flood watering..
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 12-02-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,519
Posted By rnddude
Does your hood have the ducting inside of a...

Does your hood have the ducting inside of a surround shield? Most do, and the ducting is hidden from view. If so, the ducting can be offset inside with elbows to allow the hood to be centered. Can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 12-02-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,936
Posted By rnddude
I used to have a stained glass studio, so I know...

I used to have a stained glass studio, so I know glass! Clear antique glass, which is somewhat wavy with bubbles/inclusions is a very good & unique choice. Also look into standard reeded glass, which...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 11-19-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 28,768
Posted By rnddude
As previously stated, check the drain loop...

As previously stated, check the drain loop height, too low and it will back-drain into the tubs. Also, do you know how to strip all of the tub contents and clean it out? It may be contributing to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 11-15-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,136
Posted By rnddude
concrete countertops

OK, here is a photo that shows my concrete countertops on both sides of the range and also in the right-hand side of the photo......
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-03-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,273
Posted By rnddude
DW1....the photos I posted are of one of two...

DW1....the photos I posted are of one of two bathrooms, both have similar glass block windows. The question of cleaning is more relevant in the other bathroom, in which the shower resides under the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-30-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,273
Posted By rnddude
photos of glass block windows in our master...

photos of glass block windows in our master bathroom.

http://www.houserepairtalk.com/members/rnddude/albums/rnddude-photos/535-dscn0171.jpg
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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-27-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,604
Posted By rnddude
For the adhesion to the drywall, any good...

For the adhesion to the drywall, any good construction adhesive should work fine. As to sealing the backsplash to the countertop, I would think getting a good match to the concrete color (I am...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-26-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,273
Posted By rnddude
ISUzj, you did an approach to glass blocks that...

ISUzj, you did an approach to glass blocks that is worth highlighting....which is building a frame in the opening, and then building another frame that is a slip-fit into the opening frame, and then...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-20-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,273
Posted By rnddude
I installed glass blocks as exterior windows in...

I installed glass blocks as exterior windows in both my bathrooms. They are installed from 6' off the floor to the ceiling. The effect is fourfold: It is an effective noise barrior compared to pane...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-20-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,876
Posted By rnddude
I would vote for a Master bathroom PLUS an...

I would vote for a Master bathroom PLUS an additional common-use bathroom to service the other bedrooms. If you can position it (the common bathroom) on a common wall relative to the Master bath, you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-20-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,192
Posted By rnddude
ABG, you aren't on the right internet site to...

ABG, you aren't on the right internet site to deal with the problems you have. Given your situation, there is nothing that can be done in the way of "fixing up" your home. How can you afford internet...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-19-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By rnddude
Yes, two standard poodles. They even bark at ME...

Yes, two standard poodles. They even bark at ME when I approach the front door!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-19-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By rnddude
Although I now live in California, I grew up in...

Although I now live in California, I grew up in Wyoming. Consider the following...
Wyoming is known as the equality state because it was the first state to allow women to vote. There was resistance...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 10-19-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,037
Posted By rnddude
Nester_Kelebay...thanks for the A.O Smith link. I...

Nester_Kelebay...thanks for the A.O Smith link. I was looking for info on flushing out a TANKLESS water heater, and I found it there as well. I had in my mind how I would do it, but the site...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-19-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,171
Posted By rnddude
Use a good primer!

Use a good primer!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-19-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,198
Posted By rnddude
Some paint colors use organic-based tints, which...

Some paint colors use organic-based tints, which might be attracting the critters. I painted a room a few years ago with a color that smelled exactly like grape Nehi!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-19-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,128
Posted By rnddude
I did this in my wife's retail store. I troweled...

I did this in my wife's retail store. I troweled it on and created a rustic pattern. Then I put a base color down. Later, I did an overlay effect by using a darker stain, brushed on and immediately...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-19-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,207
Posted By rnddude
That is exactly what we did, a small island on...

That is exactly what we did, a small island on casters, because of the very small size of our kitchen. The upside is that you can move it around to find the best placement as needed, the only...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-19-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,136
Posted By rnddude
I did concrete, which is not for the faint of...

I did concrete, which is not for the faint of heart. It has been pretty low maintenance, but hairline cracks are almost a guarantee, unless you pour very thick, which requires substantial cabinets to...
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