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Old 06-09-2012, 01:17 AM   #241
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Hmmm. Any specific reason you didn't remove the baseboard and tile up to just short of the drywall? All those gaps would have covered without then need for base cap.

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Old 06-09-2012, 01:19 AM   #242
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Truthfully, the guy who did the living room and part of the hall way did it this way, so I had to follow suite. I don't know why he did it that way, but all I know is he was going to put shoe molding all around. When the wife gets back from her vacation, the guy is suppose to come help with the kitchen and maybe I can find out why he did it that way.

I do know my kitchen is the same way, shoe molding all around.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:00 PM   #243
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As for weeds go, any way to like "dissolve" them? I used round up and they all died, but I am to lazy to pick them, ha!
Propane weed burners are always available
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Awesome! Ever used one?
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:34 PM   #245
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Used one once. The biggest inconvenience was that the one I was used, you had to hand-carry a propane tank in one hand. Don't know if that's the norm, but it was a pain for me. Probably not too great for safety either.

They're no fun to use on a hot day, and shouldn't be used near wood fences, siding etc. For me, that leaves about 2 sq ft in the middle of my driveway I could use it on. Also very good for melting icy walkways, but we don't freeze over here most years. Also really good for de-weeding parking lots.
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I'd never use one for my house, lol.
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After I went cruising on my bike, I got home around 6pm and started working on the kitchen and I got this much done.


Then after work, I passed out around 6pm from exhaustion and got this done when I started at 7pm, got it done around 9pm.



After cleaning up my mess, I ripped up the other half of the flooring. I'd like it to be done before Wednesday so I can surprise my wife and show her that she needs to be this productive when I'm deployed, lol.

Being deployed for 1 year, she hired a friend at work to do the living room laminate, and then 15 days before I got home, her mom and her finally worked on the kitchen. Just think how much she could have got done if she was as productive as I!
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Very nice. Love the color. Gets kinda washed out in the picture, but I know that feeling with most cameras.

Good work. Don't forget the t-moulding.
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Thanks, I feel I did a better job than the guy she hired. Only reason I did the hallway was to try and match what he did. T-Molding will go on once I finish.

I can't decide if I want white horse shoe or the same color as the floor.
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Horse shoe? Not sure what that is.

I have 10 sticks of this stuff waiting for install. All of my stuff was installed under the base, but the floor is a little wavy in places so this is to hide some small (1/8") gaps between the bottom of the base and the flooring in some places.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...e+cap+moulding

Of course, they only carry pine in stock at my local store (at several times the price), so I had to have these shipped. The 10 sticks passed the $45 threshold for free shipping.
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Sorry, the shoe molding. Like I said, I'm exhausted, first day of work after 30 days of leave, lol.
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Got some more work done today. Started around 7:30pm and ended at 9:45pm, had to stop using the table saw at 9pm though, otherwise I'd be done. My objective is to have the floor finished (not including shoe molding), but just have the floor down by the time she gets home tomorrow.

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Granite counter tops are in! Came out to be around $2300, which was $700 cheaper than what HomeDepot wanted to charge me for laminate counter tops.

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Looks awesome man! Good job on that kitchen.
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Thanks, we're now just trying to hurry up and finish since the house is on the rental market. I'm moving so we're working on closing on our second house which we can't do unless we have a renter in this house.

The second house we're trying to get isn't even completed, but will be by the end of August. Wife already selected the tile colors and carpet colors and we're just waiting on the word from the mortgage company. This house we're not even going to need to remodel so it's going to be nice to take a break.

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