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  0 Thread: lights installed in ceiling before or after drywall?
Post: RE: lights installed in ceiling before or after dr...

There are LED fixtures that mount to a regular electrical box. I have a bunch in a finished basement and they put out plenty of light for me. So you could just put in boxes with round mud ring and w...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 17 829 06-21-2022, 12:26 PM
  0 Thread: pocket door question.. again..
Post: RE: pocket door question.. again..

I too have used a 2x4 version of the Johnson track in a thicker wall.  My reason was that it allowed for placing light switches on that wall.  I simply installed the kit flush with one side of the wal...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 10 521 06-17-2022, 01:46 PM
  0 Thread: Dynatrap Mosquito Control?
Post: RE: Dynatrap Mosquito Control?

I have been using Dynatrap for 3 years now.  We have 10 acres and I can definitely tell that there are a lot more mosquitos outside the roughly 1/4 acre perimeter around the trap than inside it.  It w...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 10 469 06-15-2022, 11:09 AM
  0 Thread: Well Pressure Switch
Post: RE: Well Pressure Switch

Our switch failed to turn on a couple times about 3 years back.  I bought a replacement in case it happens again and placed it on a shelf within the line of view of original switch.  It hasn't acted u...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 11 690 06-07-2022, 01:51 PM
  Lightbulb Thread: pocket door install in new wall?
Post: RE: pocket door install in new wall?

This may seem like a dumb little detail, but it would bug me forever if I didn't do it:D I installed the Johnson kit twice.  There are two plastic guides that keep the bottom of the door from swing...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 11 794 05-03-2022, 04:15 PM
  0 Thread: Pricing of a handmade log doll house.
Post: RE: Pricing of a handmade log doll house.

Thank you all for your kind words and suggestions.  I have some doubts now about selling it.  Maybe I get rid of some other, more junky stuff to make room and keep a little longer.  I thought about gi...
WoodCzech Woodworking 10 1,163 12-13-2021, 11:43 AM
  0 Thread: Pricing of a handmade log doll house.
Post: Pricing of a handmade log doll house.

I had built a log doll house about 10 years ago.  No one plays with it any longer and I am thinking about trying to sell it.  But I am struggling with how much to ask for it (most likely on Facebook M...
WoodCzech Woodworking 10 1,163 12-11-2021, 03:54 PM
  0 Thread: how to make this box
Post: RE: how to make this box

Almost looks like it's made from smaller branches seeing the tight grain and a lot of small knots.  When I trim lower branches from jack pines on our property, they look a lot like it.  Of course mill...
WoodCzech Woodworking 5 1,359 05-24-2021, 11:47 AM
  0 Thread: Vinyl plank floor?
Post: RE: Vinyl plank floor?

joe1086 Wrote: (04-29-2021, 10:17 AM) -- +1 on a mud/mortar base under a shower floor. Will make it much more solid underfoot and most likely quieter. -- The first shower pan on our shower was "pro...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 24 3,052 04-29-2021, 11:48 AM
  0 Thread: Need lawn mover recommendations
Post: RE: Need lawn mover recommendations

Toro self propelled - just regular not the personal pace one. I have had it since 2007. So far I've had to replace the ignition coil about 6 years ago because it wouldn't start in humid weather, and...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 32 8,589 03-05-2021, 02:14 PM
  0 Thread: Traditional Japanese Timber Home Construction
Post: RE: Traditional Japanese Timber Home Construction

It's not a house, it's a piece of art.  Too bad all that beautiful carpentry work is covered up at the end.
WoodCzech Woodworking Hand Tools 7 1,523 03-01-2021, 12:14 PM
  0 Thread: Home Chimneys
Post: RE: Home Chimneys

I had a liner installed way back in an old brick chimney. The issue there was that the exhaust from more efficient furnaces and heaters is cooler and contains more vapor. The brick flue didn't get h...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 5 888 01-28-2021, 01:51 PM
  0 Thread: Will anything stop a VERY slow water leak under pressure?
Post: RE: Will anything stop a VERY slow water leak unde...

Stwood_ Wrote: (11-08-2020, 06:26 PM) -- Sometimes the minerals in your water will plug small leaks, given enough time. -- I tested that theory once.  Gave it so much time that the tank rusted th...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 14 3,065 11-11-2020, 03:34 PM
  0 Thread: hardwood floor install - tips for last stubborn rows
Post: RE: hardwood floor install - tips for last stubbor...

There is a tool called pull bar. About 12" long with each end bent at 90deg in opposite direction. You hook one end on the floor board and hit the other with a mallet. Works all the way to the wall....
WoodCzech Home Improvement 6 1,498 10-19-2020, 09:20 PM
  0 Thread: cutting and backing a beveled mirror
Post: RE: cutting and backing a beveled mirror

No help with cutting but when framing a mirror, paint the cut edges black. Even a black permanent marker works. The cut edge tends to be visible as it reflects in the mirror. Painting it black elim...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 11 2,570 09-30-2020, 10:54 PM
  0 Thread: kitchen hoods
Post: RE: kitchen hoods

rwe2156 Wrote: (09-24-2020, 10:01 AM) -- This is a probably a better route, at least until a repair becomes necessary. On the model we have the fan is in the unit, but its a rabbit cage, and you g...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 10 2,325 09-29-2020, 10:19 AM
  0 Thread: New for my utility saw (oscillating)
Post: RE: New for my utility saw (oscillating)

Cooler Wrote: (09-21-2020, 08:58 AM) -- I was stripping and painting the 15 lite bay window on my home.  Some of the caulking is probably original to the house (built in 1953), and is hard as a rock....
WoodCzech Home Improvement 11 2,207 09-29-2020, 10:15 AM
  0 Thread: I really want to build a bar...
Post: RE: I really want to build a bar...

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (09-29-2020, 08:28 AM) -- This time last year, 2x4 studs were $2.05-$2.15 locally. I thought that was high. Interesting that 1/2" dry-wall is about the same as last year. Just und...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 11 2,203 09-29-2020, 10:12 AM
  0 Thread: kitchen hoods
Post: RE: kitchen hoods

Something with an external ventilator. Our hood is 1000 CFM but the blower assembly sits on the roof so the noise we hear is mostly the air wooshing up the duct.
WoodCzech Home Improvement 10 2,325 09-22-2020, 12:54 PM
  0 Thread: Alternatives to bullnose tile
Post: RE: Alternatives to bullnose tile

kencombs Wrote: (09-02-2020, 12:27 PM) -- Diamond radius 'stones' for your 4" grinder or stone polisher also work.  Doesn't look as nice as glazed edges, but just as good as the metal or plastic corn...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 16 3,945 09-02-2020, 01:33 PM

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