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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-26-2010, 09:00 AM
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Posted By JulieC
Short-cutting the duct/vent

I want to build an alcove bed (see Hibernating Dreams: Alcove Beds | Apartment Therapy New York (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/bedroom/hibernating-dreams-alcove-beds-100534) for examples)...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-26-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,495
Posted By JulieC
The software is Punch! Platinum, I used the...

The software is Punch! Platinum, I used the "Export 3D, current live view" option. Thanks for your input everyone, I've come up with something my husband likes to. The front facade remains the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 06-26-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,455
Posted By JulieC
Actually, there are rolling metal glides on the...

Actually, there are rolling metal glides on the sides. Hard to see in the pic, but they are there. Wood filler ... duh ... I'm not sure why I didn't think of that, that stuff is a good friend of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 06-26-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,455
Posted By JulieC
Fixing crummy kitchen drawers

I am in the process of refurbishing my kitchen cabinets (painting mostly, some repairs, some storage enhancements, some trim). One of the repairs I need to do is to the drawers. They are crummy. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-19-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 26,844
Posted By JulieC
We replaced two old furnaces (one natural gas...

We replaced two old furnaces (one natural gas converted to propane, about 30 years old, one electric about 20 years old ... previous owners used up old gas well in backyard) about 5 years ago with a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-19-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,234
Posted By JulieC
FYI ... I bought a Posi-Temp cartridge repair kit...

FYI ... I bought a Posi-Temp cartridge repair kit at Lowe's. I removed the old cartridge, didn't see anything wrong with it but proceeded to rebuild it anyway, and then noticed the big (3-4mm) ball...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-13-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By JulieC
Thanks so much! Disguising 6" will be...

Thanks so much! Disguising 6" will be easy-peasy!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-12-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By JulieC
So pressure treated, how far can that be from the...

So pressure treated, how far can that be from the ground? Though 18" isn't too bad. Not doing it is gonna look weird.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-11-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By JulieC
"Erasing" a Cantilever

One thing I have been including in the many variations of my split-model redesign is "erasing" part of a cantilever. Attached is a rendering of my existing house. My remodel methodology is to start...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 06-11-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By JulieC
Just ideas ... * Use a decorative accent...

Just ideas ...

* Use a decorative accent trim piece over the seam(s)
* Center the longest piece and cut what you need for the ends to put the seams off center
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-10-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,104
Posted By JulieC
There is a place near me called "Wayside...

There is a place near me called "Wayside Workshop" (website not working atm) that sells unfinished furniture. I bought a couple plain-jane pine bookcases I am going to trick-out with some trim for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-09-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,543
Posted By JulieC
Glenn, yeah, I think you're right. I've looked...

Glenn, yeah, I think you're right. I've looked at a few light fixtures, but I need something really slim/sleek or that could be put between the wall studs. A recessed can light or two would be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-06-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,543
Posted By JulieC
Question about Solar Tubes

I saw the recently updated thread about Solar Tubes and have a question. I tried Googling, didn't find an example. Would it be possible to wall-mount a diffuser for one of these things? I know it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-03-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,154
Posted By JulieC
:D Ok, this was hard to draw ... replace...

:D

Ok, this was hard to draw ... replace the chair with a bean-bag, have the slide end into it. :cool:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-02-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,382
Posted By JulieC
I remembered something I looked into before. We...

I remembered something I looked into before. We aren't ready to finish our basement yet, but there are these soft, foam mats used for exercise areas, kids play areas. I did a quick Google and came...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-02-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,154
Posted By JulieC
Here's an improvement ... thanks for letting me...

Here's an improvement ... thanks for letting me have some fun too :) Yes, the program is quite addicting. I really needed to think about somebody else's house a bit.

ETA: The lovely model is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-01-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,154
Posted By JulieC
Oooh ... great possibilities. I did a real quick...

Oooh ... great possibilities. I did a real quick drawing with guesstimated measurements. Personally, I'd wrap the bottom step around slightly (see second pic) and put something beautiful there. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-01-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By JulieC
That. Our shower is original (I believe) to our...

That. Our shower is original (I believe) to our 1970's house. I'm not sure it would be allowed today.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-01-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By JulieC
We've got one possibly a bit smaller in our...

We've got one possibly a bit smaller in our downstairs bath. I call it "the world's smallest shower". The outer width dimension is 31". I'm still getting the hang of "nominal dimensions". ;) It...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-01-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,382
Posted By JulieC
I wouldn't recommend pergo for any area that...

I wouldn't recommend pergo for any area that might get wet. At all. It's no better than wood in this situation. If money isn't an object, perhaps radiant floor heating? :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-01-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,154
Posted By JulieC
Is there anything that you'd like there? As in,...

Is there anything that you'd like there? As in, a built-in desk, bookshelves, mini-bar, super-closet? I haven't done this, but I have 3D home design software and a really good imagination :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-01-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,459
Posted By JulieC
We had some screwy french doors installed by the...

We had some screwy french doors installed by the previous idiot-owners. They were drafty and opened exactly the opposite of how you would expect french doors to operate ... with the hinges in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 06-01-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,509
Posted By JulieC
An easier way, especially if you don't have the...

An easier way, especially if you don't have the whole array of tools required ...

Get an unfinished kitchen cabinet from Lowes/HomeDepot, and customize it with trim, stain, whatever. If the size...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-26-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,234
Posted By JulieC
Thanks. We tried all this ... and found the...

Thanks. We tried all this ... and found the contractor didn't use the right screw in there. We have no idea why, but it stripped something. Adjusting part way/all the way/each way made no...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 05-23-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,909
Posted By JulieC
Do you really have so little closet space that...

Do you really have so little closet space that you need an stand-alone rack right inside your front door? I mean, it only has like 3 or 4 things anyway.

I don't like white walls either. Since...
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