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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 12-08-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,046
Posted By kwmainer
Thanks for the comment/testimony. There are...

Thanks for the comment/testimony. There are several kitchen cabinet places around here, but most seem to want to deal with custom or high end mansions (you know, with 15' ceilings and fancy stuff...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 12-03-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,046
Posted By kwmainer
I am planning a kitchen remodel too. One thing I...

I am planning a kitchen remodel too. One thing I noticed with kitchen cab. manufacturers... is that their literature may say that they're real wood... but apparently they think that particle board =...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 12-03-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By kwmainer
Hum... depending on where the climber is going...

Hum... depending on where the climber is going (on a fence? house? tree? pillar?) makes a lot of difference in what you'd want to use.

If it's a high traffic area... don't use things with thorns....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 12-03-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,993
Posted By kwmainer
slugs

I use beer in a pan, when I need. Slugs are bad for some flowers and such. Ichhy things. The beer acts like bait, they fall in... drown. Personally I hate beer :D so using it for slugs doesn't faz me...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 12-03-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,376
Posted By kwmainer
Plastic junk vs ???

wow... how interesting!!! Thanks to all who've offered opinions on this. I too am looking at redoing/creating some flower beds.... edging.

I had bought a roll of the "contractors" plastic edging...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 12-03-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,214
Posted By kwmainer
Space on Palm Tree

Hi back... saw this post...

I live in South Florida. We have several palms in our yard. Back when we bought the house, we had an issue with the landscaping. The previous owner had planted fruit...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-02-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By kwmainer
Stuff from The Firm works wonders. Results begin...

Stuff from The Firm works wonders. Results begin soon, sure in 10 weeks. They've been in business for 20 years, out in California. They have a new DVD workout set out, I don't know about that one....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-02-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By kwmainer
Like it

like it love it... great.

easy to use too... :agree:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-02-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By kwmainer
Terrazo Question

hum... quick question...

when one replaces cast iron plumbing in a house renovation, code requires that the old stuff be dug up. That means that 1.5 foot trenches are dug across the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 09-02-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By kwmainer
I DID! I DID!!!! Yeah... since I grew up near the...

I DID! I DID!!!! Yeah... since I grew up near the er... Canadian border.... I thought it was stylin'!!!!

lol... okay... we are so off topic now....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-02-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,331
Posted By kwmainer
lol... true true!!! Price was right and it'll...

lol... true true!!! Price was right and it'll last for 50 years or more!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-02-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,334
Posted By kwmainer
hum... in my town, you can pull the building code...

hum... in my town, you can pull the building code off of the town website. Can you do the same? My husband would advise you to build it better than code.

I would imagine that the only thing worse...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-02-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,503
Posted By kwmainer
Cost of a Real Wood Floor

also... for those lovers of real wood flooring...

There are quite a few places that sell overstock, or canceled job orders of wood flooring. If you've got small rooms, you might could pick up an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-02-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,503
Posted By kwmainer
Hardwood is a plus, pros and cons from life

Well....I'm no expert. But I've lived with both laminate and hardwood. Plus, I've lived in areas with lots of sand, dirt, dogs/cats, hard use....

From that perspective... my vote is for good...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 09-02-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,568
Posted By kwmainer
new paint for laminate cabinets? Works?

Hi all,...

I was in Lowes and Homers (Home Depot) yesterday buying spray paint for a project (no, I'm not a tagger...lol). Over in the Rustoleum section, there was a section with quarts of a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 09-02-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,155
Posted By kwmainer
Thanks glenjanie... I hadn't even thought of...

Thanks glenjanie... I hadn't even thought of racks like that. Great idea....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 09-02-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By kwmainer
Yeah, I've got a can of Mspirits here. I'll try a...

Yeah, I've got a can of Mspirits here. I'll try a tiny amount on the side by the handle..

And Q-tips.... they are those little white sticks with cotton on the ends that the inspector and you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-02-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,331
Posted By kwmainer
I wonder if in the long run, it wouldn't be...

I wonder if in the long run, it wouldn't be 'easier' (but expensive) to literally make a new foundation - poured, sized needed for the house, ready to go with water/sewer connections... then move the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 09-02-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,522
Posted By kwmainer
Hi back Nestor... I used zinnzer (sp?) 123...

Hi back Nestor...

I used zinnzer (sp?) 123 and Kilz, both acrylic primers. Read through your post a couple times. Hum.

I'm going to ask a question that really exposes my ignorance... lol. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 09-02-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By kwmainer
Thanks, Glenn Sometimes the old "tried and...

Thanks, Glenn

Sometimes the old "tried and true" or the most common of fixes is still the best. I have Carpenter's glue... and good claps with leathers. Hum... Thanks for the tip..
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 08-31-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By kwmainer
Cleaning question-NOT about ears... lol

Hey Nestor... et al...

I bought a front load Samsung, huge dryer at Lowes on clearance. Steal deal. However, some bright boy or girl at Lowes had used clear packing tape to tape the "clearance"...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-31-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,663
Posted By kwmainer
Weather King Doors?

Try this web site... Scroll down, number 17 and 67. I think.

Weather King Windows & Doors Inc. - Fiberglass Entry Doors (http://www.weatherkingdoors.com/fglass-entry-door.html)

This might be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-31-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,522
Posted By kwmainer
old ceiling damage/stain issue

Nestor and others...

In the 1960's era house where I live, I have a ceiling issue in the kitchen.

Particulars:
2 story house, kitchen first floor - under A/C handler
A/C was added to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 08-31-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,155
Posted By kwmainer
Spice Rack Plans and Ideas

Hi DIYers....

Anybody happen to have plans for spice racks - the kind you hang on a wall?

I am an avid cook, and have two cupboards full of spices. In my kitchen redesign, I was planning on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 08-31-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,864
Posted By kwmainer
I like the light color too... but then I'm a...

I like the light color too... but then I'm a colonial.

There's a local millwork place near me that has mouldings and such. They have real wood wainscoting. I had been thinking about using oak (to...
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