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by chablis
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Trafficmaster Allure flooring after a couple of years
Replies: 2
Views: 7920

Trafficmaster Allure flooring after a couple of years

I thought I'd post my review of Trafficmaster Allure plank flooring, since occasionally people have some questions about it. I had this installed "professionally" in the late fall of 2008. I use the term "professionally" in quotes because the installer was a previously reputable handyman that turned...
by chablis
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Rustoleum cabinet and countertop coatings
Replies: 2
Views: 2632

Rustoleum cabinet and countertop coatings

Has anyone tried these new coatings? What is your opinion? And most importantly, will the cabinet coating work with these gawdawful paper coated particleboard cabinets?
by chablis
Sat May 07, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Plywood to replace bathroom subfloor
Replies: 2
Views: 7312

Plywood to replace bathroom subfloor

Well, my husband finally fixed the leaks in the tub plumbing, but we also noticed floor softening. Some investigation revealed that the leak is coming from the separate shower pan, and went from underneath the shower pan to underneath the sheet vinyl. :shock: Apparently, Fleetwood didn't run the she...
by chablis
Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: MAJOR tub faucet leak
Replies: 6
Views: 5122

Re: MAJOR tub faucet leak

Actually, I had the best luck at a plumbing supply store when I redid a similar faucet. I sincerely hope you didn't have a leak UNDER the faucets as I did, which ruined my bathroom floor. It was under the tub enclosure, and went unnoticed until it pretty much dissolved a good part of the bathroom fl...
by chablis
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: A major mess!
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Re: A major mess!

Maybe a little more explanation is in order. The tub itself is one of those soaker tubs. It is an oval drop in style, the deck is a formica platform. It looks like a drop-in bathroom lavatory sink on steroids. There is no hot water heater behind the plumbing. There is a stall shower at the end of th...
by chablis
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: A major mess!
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

A major mess!

I've had a dripping tub faucet for quite some time, and THOUGHT it was just dripping into the tub. Until I discovered that it is leaking from someplace inside the faucet, onto the tub decking, and from there through the broken caulk surrounding the tub, under the tub, and onto the floor. The reason ...
by chablis
Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Paint Brand
Replies: 13
Views: 5046

RE: Paint Brand

If I recall, it was $28 a gallon for the Duration line. The SW stores frequently do have sales and specials, this week, they have a 25 % off offer on Duration. You can also register for something called their Preferred Buyer program, sometimes there are discounts for that. All of their employees are...
by chablis
Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Paint Brand
Replies: 13
Views: 5046

RE: Paint Brand

I've used Behr, and the stuff seems to wash off. After that experience, I've used Sherwin Williams successfully, and haven't switched since.
by chablis
Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Inside corners of rooms...
Replies: 9
Views: 7489

I am in the same situation, in my kitchen there is a gap between the front wall and the side wall. Since this is the corner of the house, I filled the gap with expanding foam, let set for a day, shaved off and sanded the excess, and am applying metal corner bead using drywall screws. There has alway...
by chablis
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: vinyl wall board painting techniques
Replies: 4
Views: 4658

vinyl wall board painting techniques

Hi, all, This subject probably has been beaten to death, but I want to ask about various techniques I've heard concerning how to paint that lovely vinyl-papered wallboard. I live in the northeast. I realize the purpose of the batten strips is to cover shift gaps in the wallboard, much like the joint...
by chablis
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Interior shutters as window treatments
Replies: 5
Views: 4144

RE: Interior shutters as window treatments

Oops, meant to say the faux wood shutters, they are made of some sort of plastic. I was planning to use them to cover the windows for light and privacy, and be able to open them and close them, not just hang them outside the window frames (the way exterior decorative shutters are.)
by chablis
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Interior shutters as window treatments
Replies: 5
Views: 4144

Interior shutters as window treatments

Hi, all,

The work continues, and with the approach of new windows next weekend, the question is new window treatments.

I am considering interior faux wood shutters, and wonder if anyone here has them. How happy are you with them?
by chablis
Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Lots of remodeling! Any tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 4819

We are in the process of installing Allure Trafficmaster resilient vinyl plank flooring through my kitchen, dining nook, and utility room. The stuff is a recently introduced product at Home Depot, and the tiles stick to each other but not the floor itself, making it a floating floor, similar to a la...
by chablis
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Chandelier
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

RE: Chandelier

Thanks for the information, it is certainly food for thought. My house is a '95 Fleetwood Carriage Hill (doublewide) with what the manufacturer describes as cathedral ceilings (sloped ceilings.) There is a fan box in the living room area, directly opposite the dining area I am thinking of putting th...
by chablis
Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Chandelier
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Chandelier

I have always wanted a real cut-glass chandelier, not an acrylic replica, in my dining room. In the dining room we have a hanging ceiling fixture that came with the house. I realize that I will probably have to insert one of those fan-hanging rod affairs in through the hole in the ceiling, but how m...