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Forum: The Mud Box 06-22-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By dian57
Good God, no trampoline! I knew I could...

Good God, no trampoline!

I knew I could count on you guys for the answer.

Many thanks, Dianne
Forum: The Mud Box 06-22-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By dian57
Best choice for a ceiling fan?

I want to have a ceiling fan installed in a 13 x 26 master bedroom. The windows face northeast and it sits over an unheated garage. It has a very high cathedral ceiling, maybe 16 feet with no direct...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-20-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By dian57
What cat?

What cat?
Forum: The Mud Box 05-19-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By dian57
Well, I have a husband, a brawny son, a sharp ax,...

Well, I have a husband, a brawny son, a sharp ax, a chainsaw and the property is surrounded on two sides by woods. I'm going with my gut and trusting my contractor. He hasn't steered me wrong yet.
...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-13-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By dian57
The "expert" suggested something that has...

The "expert" suggested something that has recently been introduced in England--a CHU (Combined Heating Unit, I think). It runs on gas and creates electricity, thereby nearly cancelling out the cost...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-13-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By dian57
Propane vs oil vs wood heating system

Morning, gentlemen & ladies,

I just closed on a foreclosure in upstate NY that needs a new furnace. Since it's being replaced, my contractor has suggested changing from the existing oil to a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2008, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By dian57
Anyone else with an opinion?

Anyone else with an opinion?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2008, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By dian57
pattern opinions

Bright open white kitchen. 24 x12. Doorway is at narrow end looking 24' to the back wall.

12x12 Riverstone Brazos PEI 5 porcelain tiles.

In your experience, which placement pattern would look...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2008, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By dian57
bbcamp--4 layers of vinyl flooring was removed...

bbcamp--4 layers of vinyl flooring was removed from the slab. There's plenty of room for tile.

ddmoit--this is the only water mishap we've had in 28 years. I don't think it will reoccur but who...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2008, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By dian57
Insurance claim kitchen

Hello, gentlemen, long time. I arrive, as usual with a dilemma.

My kitchen flooded before Christmas and it looks like the homeowner's policy will be taking care of new cabinets, countertops and...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-17-2007, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By dian57
I'm leaning toward acid stained concrete for...

I'm leaning toward acid stained concrete for durability and ease of care, although the Marmoleum would be a softer, more forgiving surface.

Anyone have any experience regarding cracking as the...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-16-2007, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By dian57
Tile means grout. Grout, in my experience, is...

Tile means grout. Grout, in my experience, is hard to keep clean.

Stop mopping? Hadn't considered that one. Wonder how long till the grandkids stuck to the floor . . . like flypaper.
Forum: The Mud Box 04-15-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By dian57
What do I want?

Morning, ladies and gentlemen.

Long time. I'm stopping in to check and see if you're alright and nobody has mortally wounded themselves in my absence. So far, everything looks pretty good and...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-15-2006, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By dian57
JJ, are you insinuating that my burned bits are...

JJ, are you insinuating that my burned bits are cooked babies?! I can produce all the babies (now grown with kids of their own) at a moment's notice.

Now, if you suspected it was the charred...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-14-2006, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By dian57
Thank you, Lord, that I am no longer raising...

Thank you, Lord, that I am no longer raising children. My kids had those super soakers.
Terrifying.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-14-2006, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By dian57
I've only recently started to have any interest...

I've only recently started to have any interest in home improvement projects after my god of wind mosaic debacle.

So nice that it's an ENORMOUS and PERMANENT disaster. At least it's in the...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-14-2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By dian57
Losing body parts? What the heck goes on here?...

Losing body parts? What the heck goes on here? You men go feral so quickly when unsupervised. Sigh.

Thanks for the two suggestions. My husband thinks the only old-time radiator shop around here is...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-14-2006, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By dian57
Chemistry or metal reaction question

Hi, again, everyone! I'm back with another who-do-I-know-that-can-answer-this question.

I have a very large stock pot given to me by my mother. I believe it's aluminum. We have pictures taken over...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-22-2005, 04:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By dian57
Dave, remind me never to get any recipes from...

Dave, remind me never to get any recipes from your co-worker.
Forum: The Mud Box 11-22-2005, 04:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By dian57
I love tools, too. All kinds, all sizes....

I love tools, too. All kinds, all sizes. Electric, hand, gas, you name it. My father always told us, the right tool makes the job easier. He was absolutely right. I accumulated a pretty impressive...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-19-2005, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 138,078
Posted By dian57
We adopted our bassett hound, Maizie from a...

We adopted our bassett hound, Maizie from a rescue shelter 5 years ago. She acclimated quickly to her role as the only dependent being in a house with aging empty-nest parents.

She is grossly...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-19-2005, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,867
Posted By dian57
At work--beeper, pen, scissors, office and...

At work--beeper, pen, scissors, office and control box keys, highlighter.
Regularly--license, registration, house and car keys, debit card, cell (under protest--hate the thing). Once a week there's...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-30-2005, 07:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,952
Posted By dian57
The only tatoo I would ever consider would be DNR...

The only tatoo I would ever consider would be DNR placed directly over the lower end of my sternum.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-21-2005, 04:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,616
Posted By dian57
John, thanks for the plaster of paris lesson and...

John, thanks for the plaster of paris lesson and demonstration, it's way more than I ever expected as an answer. It's perfect weather to gather wood and stones from the "forest" in my neighborhood....
Forum: The Mud Box 10-15-2005, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,345
Posted By dian57
Starbuck's may be taking over the world, but...

Starbuck's may be taking over the world, but their coffee still tastes burnt to me.

Beautiful pictures, Billy, thanks for sharing them with us.
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