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Putting the 'Custom' in Custom Tile

Posted 05-16-2009 at 04:40 PM by orson

I bought my better half a toilet for Christmas.
I know, that doesn't sound like a particularly good idea in general and, as it turned out, it wasn't. She did, however, very much want the toilet replaced. Of course when it came time to install the new toilet I couln't reconcile myself to the idea of putting a shiny new toilet on an old and unattractive vinyl floor.
Ripping out the vinyl revealed 5/8 inch plywood rotted out around the toilet as well as a toilet flange that was completely...
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Featured DIYChatroom Member: cocobolo

Posted 09-06-2014 at 12:52 PM by DIYChatroom

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Born at Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, November 13, 1942.

The son of Kathleen and Dennis Elliott (RAF pilot).

My father was killed during WW2 when I was 10 days less than 1 year old.

During the war we lived at 1 Park Road, Haywards Heath, my grandparents home. On one occasion, the back of the house was damaged when a German bomber let one go on his way up to London one night. Everyone survived, and I think there were...
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Featured DIYChatroom Member: oh'mike

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I've always loved wood.

My father was a store designer and display man --also a DIYer so typical of the world war two veteran.

The smell of freshly cut wood brings back memories of my dad.

I was lucky enough to make my living building things for the greater part of my life.

Like so many folks,I started down the road to being a builder as a young man--but life took a turn.I put away the chisels and saws...
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Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry....Custom or Prefab?

Posted 04-27-2009 at 04:27 AM by faucetman886

I have, in the past few weeks, written blogs about choosing floor surfaces, backsplashes, countertops, sinks, cutting boards and a myriad of other things to consider when remodeling a kitchen or bathroom. The one thing that I have avoided, until today, is cabinetry and I do so reluctantly for a couple of reasons. Although I don’t put myself forward as a true “expert” on anything I blog about I do carefully research most things so as to supplement the knowledge that I do have and that I have gained...
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When do i drain my septic tank?

Posted 06-01-2009 at 05:45 AM by faucetman886

I wrote a blog a few weeks ago “The care and feeding of the family septic tank”, but while pretty thorough a thread I ran across over the weekend has triggered a thought about the need for more info on how often and how to tell that your septic system needs to be drained and how it’s done. The writer was concerned because he had lived in the house for 10 years, mostly alone, and had never had his tank drained and was worried that some big truck was going to have to make its way into his back yard...
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