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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-23-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,668
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
Are you talking about the white cabinets but...

Are you talking about the white cabinets but every joint and edge in the cabinets are a dark color? I've wondered how you pull that off as well.

Like this?:...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-23-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,153
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
Is there any way to unthread it? Have you tried...

Is there any way to unthread it? Have you tried unscrewing it?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 03-23-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,559
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
I had a similar problem with japanese beetles at...

I had a similar problem with japanese beetles at a townhouse I lived in at one point. I've always heard the traps/bags were a horrible idea because it basically draws them all to your house (like...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-23-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,995
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
Clever! You get him to dig the hole, and it gets...

Clever! You get him to dig the hole, and it gets rid of YOUR slugs! :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-23-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
Nah, it's been winter. Grass hasn't been growing...

Nah, it's been winter. Grass hasn't been growing :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-23-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,698
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
Don't even get me started on this. I am 27...

Don't even get me started on this.

I am 27 years old, and I honestly believe I will see the downfall/implosion of America in my lifetime.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-23-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,850
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
Are you wanting to replace the covering over the...

Are you wanting to replace the covering over the plywood, just finish the plywood, or remove the plywood and install boards?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-23-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,839
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
Not to sound like a broken record, but absolutely...

Not to sound like a broken record, but absolutely not. Unless you were given a discount and told the reason for the discount upfront was due to manufacturing errors, then there is not way I would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 03-21-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,254
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
It's always interesting to just find a big group...

It's always interesting to just find a big group of them dead, for no apparent reason.

I think ants must have cults that randomly commit mass suicide when they see bright comet in the sky (aka I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-21-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,443
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
When you changed over your new showerhead, did...

When you changed over your new showerhead, did you turn off any valves anywhere in your house to stop the water? Did you turn off the water at your water heater?

Are you saying that when you turn...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-15-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,268
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
WOW!!:rofl: All of the surfaces in my master...

WOW!!:rofl:

All of the surfaces in my master bathroom are a slight pink tint that we have learned to live with, and I just recently replaced all polished brass with brushed nickel, but wow...that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-15-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
Any updates? I'm curious if it was tree roots.

Any updates? I'm curious if it was tree roots.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-15-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
I had to do some minor work with PEX, and thought...

I had to do some minor work with PEX, and thought it was pretty easy to use. It's nice that it is much more flexible than standard hard piping.

I used the "shark" fittings that actually don't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-15-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
Thanks for the info. The instructions...

Thanks for the info.

The instructions specifically said to use plumber's putty, but next time I will look into using the silicone caulk.

I suppose I could leave the panel open for a while, but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-14-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
I sure wish I had this problem!

I sure wish I had this problem!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-14-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,995
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
Beer in a cup worked for us as well. ...

Beer in a cup worked for us as well.

Basically just dug a hole deep enough for the cup to sit, filled it about half way with beer and threw out the nastiness the next morning.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-14-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
Do any of these spots seem to be muddy longer...

Do any of these spots seem to be muddy longer than others? Since you don't have a perfect lawn at this point, it may be a good time to go ahead and fix any drainage areas you can identify, since you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-14-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,424
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
I'd also make sure if you are replacing your...

I'd also make sure if you are replacing your sink, a standalone range, or anything else that has a specific cut out for the countertop that it will be the exact size as your old.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-14-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,915
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
Will this be a bar, or part of a man room/cave? ...

Will this be a bar, or part of a man room/cave?

If it's either of those, then yeah I'm jealous
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-14-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,248
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
I totally agree on this. I don't know if this is...

I totally agree on this. I don't know if this is a common trend with libraries, but if there is a book I would like and they don't have it, I can request the library purchase the book and usually...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-14-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
Ever scared to seal the wall up?

Finally finished replacing all of the fixtures in the Master Bathroom today. It's been quite a process, because getting into it I had no idea fixtures were so brand specific. So the wife bought...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 03-11-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,681
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
I would suggest that whatever you do with the...

I would suggest that whatever you do with the area, it is reversible. I know you don't want the "open" feel, but when going to resell the house (if you are any time soon) that is always something...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 03-11-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
I tend to slightly disagree with this. You don't...

I tend to slightly disagree with this. You don't have to cook a ton to get plenty of use out of a double oven. My mother-in-law has one, and any time we go to eat with her she has both going. One...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-11-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,553
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
I will say one thing that I like is the bottom...

I will say one thing that I like is the bottom releases on a tape measure as opposed to the sliding button.

Here is a picture of what I don't like: ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-11-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By TheClumsyCarpenter
Congrats on looking to purchase your first home! ...

Congrats on looking to purchase your first home! It is a big deal, and can get overwhelming if you let it.

I don't want to be too personal, but is there a reason you are under pressure to make...
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