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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-16-2009, 09:26 AM
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Views: 8,341
Posted By daniel2229
bella cera hand scraped hardwood flooring

Has anyone had a good or bad experience with hand scraped oak hardwood flooring? This particular brand is called Bella Cera. It is I believe privately labeled for Buddy's Carpet here in Dayton, OH. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-22-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,754
Posted By daniel2229
Here is how it turned out. I drilled large...

Here is how it turned out.

I drilled large pilot holes and used my jig saw to cut out the hole. I also added felt pads to the bottom of the saw to keep from scratching the surface of the cabinet....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-22-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,919
Posted By daniel2229
There is a product out there called Polyshades....

There is a product out there called Polyshades. It is made by Minwax and contains the stain right in the polyurethane. Just make sure you clean the surface of all grease and dirt first.

Check it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-09-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,750
Posted By daniel2229
More after photos.. The hutch was my wife's...

More after photos..

The hutch was my wife's creation. It replaces an cupboard made from old barn flooring.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-09-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,750
Posted By daniel2229
Well, today the plumbing was hooked up and the...

Well, today the plumbing was hooked up and the kitchen rehab is finished with the exeption putting up two rope trims that shipped to us broken.

Here are some before and after photos.

Cabinets...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-12-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,342
Posted By daniel2229
I too like Consumer Reports. I even had a...

I too like Consumer Reports. I even had a subscription for several years.

But guess what? If you go online, you have to pay extra to use the online version! What a rip!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-10-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,342
Posted By daniel2229
vacuum cleaners

Looking at a new vacuum cleaner. Need it to be light weight, maneuver well, and pick up well off of dense carpet. Trying to keep it under 22 pounds.

Have looked at Hoover and Eureka under $200. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-10-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 62,774
Posted By daniel2229
any kitchen faucet brands to avoid?

We are looking for single hole faucets at Lowes or Home Depot and are wondering if there are any brands to avoid. So far we have seen Price Pfister, Moen, Kohler, and Delta faucets that match our...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-10-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By daniel2229
quick connectors

I also decided to go with Shark Bite connectors to hook all my supply lines back up. I had a devil of a time soldering a cap on the supply lines when removing the old sink base.

It took forever to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-10-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By daniel2229
I decided to just be really careful cutting out...

I decided to just be really careful cutting out the back of the sink base and leave the plumbing the way it is. I already have so many irons in the fire that I don't need one more job.

The cuts...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-08-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By daniel2229
I have removed all the cabinets from the kitchen...

I have removed all the cabinets from the kitchen and had to make some pretty serious cuts to get the sink base out.

I have the dry wall up and painted. All the hanging cupboards are in place.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-03-2008, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,527
Posted By daniel2229
I punched the nails through and the counter came...

I punched the nails through and the counter came right up!

I wish the rest of this rehab was a simple!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-03-2008, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,449
Posted By daniel2229
I moved wires last night but always kept the red...

I moved wires last night but always kept the red wires at the top and the black wires on the bottom. That is the way the old switch was wired. The light works, but does not work correctly when...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-02-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,527
Posted By daniel2229
I am on a slab, but I did find some nails in the...

I am on a slab, but I did find some nails in the kick board. They must be tied into a block that is glued or screwed into the floor.

I will try to drive them into the block with a nail set and pry...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-02-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,449
Posted By daniel2229
testing a 4 way switch

I am putting up new cabinets and in the process moved a 4 way switch and broke it while removing the wires. I bought a new one. Now I think I may have put a cabinet screw through the wiring leading...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-30-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,527
Posted By daniel2229
How is island attached to floor

I am getting ready to remove the kitchen island but do not see any screws. How are they typicially attached to the floor?

I have sold the cabinets and want to remove it without damaging it.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-28-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,750
Posted By daniel2229
I put on the sticky kind of nylon mesh and mudded...

I put on the sticky kind of nylon mesh and mudded in the cracks really well. I was careful to push the joint compound away from me so as not to leave too big a reveal where it will be seen. ThenI...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-28-2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,750
Posted By daniel2229
Well, the drywall man stood us up, so the wife...

Well, the drywall man stood us up, so the wife called him. He gave us a bunch of lame excuses, and she fired him. So, last night we were putting up the drywall ourselves.

Hopefully we will be able...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-26-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,437
Posted By daniel2229
Mickmar, I'm a building tech in a 7-8 middle...

Mickmar,

I'm a building tech in a 7-8 middle school where we have around 200 Dell computers, six HP 4100's, a 4600 color laser, and a couple of odd HP's lasers and Dell printers in the office. We...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-25-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By daniel2229
The finished product. Well worth the $245, and no...

The finished product. Well worth the $245, and no leaks!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 05-23-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 38,319
Posted By daniel2229
My cabinets shipped yesterday so they should be...

My cabinets shipped yesterday so they should be arriving at the house in the next 3-5 days.

I am also going to attach a crown molding to the cabinets. I have already been told by the designer at...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-19-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,750
Posted By daniel2229
All plumbing and electrical have been rerouted...

All plumbing and electrical have been rerouted and awaiting the drywall man. Looks good, all nice and tidy.

Cabinets ship this week.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-19-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By daniel2229
Our licensed plumber came this morning and...

Our licensed plumber came this morning and finished the job in about two hours. My wife called and said it looks great.

Now we are ready for the dry wall guy.

The cabinets ship from Shenandoah...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-13-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,208
Posted By daniel2229
Success! All the wiring has either been run...

Success! All the wiring has either been run through the joists or placed in a chiseled race and covered with a metal plate. I just worked with one wire at a time and made as few cuts as possible.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-09-2008, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,851
Posted By daniel2229
I read a couple of forums that stated the push-in...

I read a couple of forums that stated the push-in connectors are not the best quality. Our electrician in our building said he didn't like them because there was only two contact points in the block...
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