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by Sally
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Okay, I admit it - I'm a scaredy cat working on my table saw
Replies: 12
Views: 5425

RE: Okay, I admit it - I'm a scaredy cat working on my table

Would that I had known that at the time! - - No, I'm afraid not. This saw (along with many other tools I purchased at the same time) were bought at a "tool auction" thing that comes through my home town once a year. They come through, advertise, sell for one weekend then move on to the next town. I ...
by Sally
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Okay, I admit it - I'm a scaredy cat working on my table saw
Replies: 12
Views: 5425

Okay, I admit it - I'm a scaredy cat working on my table saw

I'm a 56-yr-old female with very limited carpentry skills (if you want an interior decorator, see me!, but I'm just now getting my feet wet with power equipment). I purchased a moderately inexpensive table saw awhile back, with the thought of using it to make 45-degree cuts on window and door mouldi...
by Sally
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: GMX Water Softener
Replies: 5
Views: 2636

RE: GMX Water Softener

Thanks, Yanita! I didn't quite know where to post this.
by Sally
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: GMX Water Softener
Replies: 5
Views: 2636

GMX Water Softener

I've been looking at household water softeners on the internet. I live alone, will shortly have a 40 gal. electric water heater, and would like to do something to arrest the incoming minerals, etc. that are choking my pipes. This appears to be affordable and doesn't take up as much room as a standin...
by Sally
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: More kitchen pics
Replies: 17
Views: 7705

RE: More kitchen pics

For those who really like laminate - - I may have discoverd a solution to the slip and fall problem. A friend of mine who owns a dance studio uses a product called "Slip Nomor" on her floors. The floors are hardwood, not laminate, but she suggested I contact the manufacturer to ask if it would work ...
by Sally
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: More kitchen pics
Replies: 17
Views: 7705

RE: More kitchen pics

Well, maybe it isn't too late to teach an old dog new tricks, after all! :D I worked part time for Lowe's for about a year and a half (not in the flooring department, however) and was told by several of their salespeople that laminate was an excellent choice for those who dislike carpet (me) and can...
by Sally
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Again with the Elastomeric Roof Coating
Replies: 4
Views: 2329

RE: Again with the Elastomeric Roof Coating

JD, Again, thanks for the "advance warning" on the shingle situation. Again, that's what I assume I have - - so far, I haven't actually gotten up there to double check, but from the ground, that's what it looks like. The roof appears to be in very good shape, so I'm trying to find some way to reduce...
by Sally
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Kitchen remodeling finished...
Replies: 14
Views: 6743

RE: Kitchen remodeling finished...

Bouquets! Take a bow. Beautiful job. :D
by Sally
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: More kitchen pics
Replies: 17
Views: 7705

RE: More kitchen pics

Sorry, forgot to mention - - laminate flooring is an excellent choice for someone with pets (i.e. especially dogs). I found a site that has a pallet price for laminate of 0.94 S/F - - that's the good news; the bad news is you must purchase at least 600+ square feet (or, I assume, an entire pallet) t...
by Sally
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: More kitchen pics
Replies: 17
Views: 7705

RE: More kitchen pics

Bouquets!, it looks lovely. I have no kitchen (I'm living off a 36" wide sink base and sink, a refrigerator, small appliances and shelving), so I'm planning on purchasing the unfinished cabinets from Lowe's, adding my own trim, painting and glazing myself. I am inspired by your work ... I can see th...
by Sally
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Rain Gutters and Land Grade
Replies: 4
Views: 4002

Rain Gutters and Land Grade

Has anyone ever installed the "mobile home" type rain gutters? (The soffit on my roof is so small I don't know that I could use any other kind.) My MH is in the lowest-lying area of this small housing area, anyway, so I always get Lake Erie just outside the side door any time it rains hard. The slop...
by Sally
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Insulating Skirting
Replies: 10
Views: 4769

RE: Insulating Skirting

Loved the article on the metal skirting!, but regrettably, I guess I woke up in Russia this morning - - my county's Building Inspector's Office regulates EVERYthing on mobile homes, and they will only allow four types of skirts. Metal is not one of them. (In fact, the only thing keeping me from spen...
by Sally
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water heater filter
Replies: 8
Views: 2586

RE: Water heater filter

I've been reading these posts with great interest!, but I have to confess, I'm SO ignorant about the basics involved. I have a great deal of mineral (I'm told it is "lime" or "shale") in my well water, and would love to put some kind of entrapment system on the hose which leads from the water supply...
by Sally
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Ceramic Tiles
Replies: 10
Views: 6055

RE: Flooring

Whoa, stop! :shock: Greg, your remarks really caught my eye. I had planned to use unglazed tile (either 12 x 12 or even 18 x 18 for the larger bathroom) in my MH, after installing the appropriate hardibacker board over the plywood first, of course. Are you telling me this tile job will shift and cra...
by Sally
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Again with the Elastomeric Roof Coating
Replies: 4
Views: 2329

Again with the Elastomeric Roof Coating

JD, this is particularly addressed to you, although I'm "all ears" for anyone's else's recommendations as well. I understand that Elastomeric Coating is not recommended for asphalt shingles, for reasons JD explains well in the previous thread. Is there an alternative way to treat asphalt shingled ro...