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Old 04-26-2017, 10:30 AM
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Kwak, don't forget to put felt or rubber under all of your tables, chairs, furniture, etc.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:38 AM
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Looking good all around Kwak. The flooring choices today are incredible. They sure have come a long way.
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The vinyl flooring and new baseboards (with the exception of my wainscoting project) are all in. It looks like a completely different house. The only downside is that since the vinyl is laid atop the old linoleum the refrigerator won't fit under the cabinet anymore so it's kind of sitting out in the middle of an awkward spot. I have to break out the old jack and bench planes and whittle away at the lip.
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Old 04-27-2017, 02:07 AM
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The vinyl flooring and new baseboards (with the exception of my wainscoting project) are all in. It looks like a completely different house. The only downside is that since the vinyl is laid atop the old linoleum the refrigerator won't fit under the cabinet anymore so it's kind of sitting out in the middle of an awkward spot. I have to break out the old jack and bench planes and whittle away at the lip.

Be advised, most fridge wheels are adjustable!!
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Be advised, most fridge wheels are adjustable!!
I should have asked earlier then:







Bear in mind we are also getting quotes for cabinet refacing. After this I'm going to have to get a job at Lowes or Home Depot - to pay it all off!
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:04 PM
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I remember giving that tip to a guy named Bjorn on this site years ago. It worked for him. Love your socks BTW.
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:10 PM
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I know a lot of this is me babysitting workers nowadays but there are still some things I might be able to do myself - or at least my wife thinks so.

This morning they came to install new carpeting in the family room:



They left the remnants. A LOT of remnants.



We are doing this in phases but didn't have them measure or quote for the stairs and upstairs hallway. Note the narrower remnant, then look at this:



Serendipity? Not quite:



Now bear in mind, one of my lesser gripes has been that the stairs creak. Given the quality of the workmanship of the rest of the house I'm not expecting any show grade quality wood underneath but still I wonder, could I kill two birds with one stone by stripping off the old carpeting, having the steps fixed, paint the "kickers" and lay the carpet only on the tops? It sounds too good to be true.

As for the remainder of the carpet, I haven't measured anything yet but I'm just thinking the hallway which ends with an enclosed bay for the washer/dryer (which is too ugly to photograph at the moment because we're slobs) and I'm sure the padding is toast from Justin dumping entire jugs of liquid detergent on it. I also have some leftover plank flooring but don't know how much. It would be nice to replace the flooring in that area too, but again: 2G2BT.
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I remember giving that tip to a guy named Bjorn on this site years ago. It worked for him. Love your socks BTW.
That's the Mrs. making a rare appearance.

Thanks for the tip though. I'll have to look up the instructions online though after I vacuum all the furry crap that is stuck to the base of my fridge.
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It turns out that only the front wheels are adjustable so I had to cut off about 1/2" from the lip of the cabinet in order to get the back to slide under. Fortunately, I had the right tool for the job: a Japanese pull saw. I nearly blew up my Dremel anyway.
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Kwak, not sure if you started the trim work on the staircase as of yet. Do you have a nailer? I have a number of Ryobi 18V tools in the garage from saws to edger trimmers. I just picked up one of these to install the trim work in the my current basement project. I only tested it in a scrap piece of 2x6. It blew right through the 2x6 and set the nail at a perfect level. No hoses or compressors!!

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-18-...P325/204667878
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