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I was reflecting on the things we've done to our house since we bought it three years ago now and how much each one improves life at the house. Best money we've ever spent is customizing this house into just what we want.
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Christmas lights. What's your favorite way of hanging them? I was reluctant to hammer or screw anything in permanently but the Lowes and Depots are all out of the plastic clips.

Oh man the plastic clips are the way to go. Try amazon or something for them. They still have some in stock.
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Skinny Goomba, have you looked at Soapstone?

post #3844 of 5811
Haven't really thought about it, but it's in the color range i would like and nicer looking than comparable granites.

Thanks for the suggestion!
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Haven't really thought about it, but it's in the color range i would like and nicer looking than comparable granites.

Thanks for the suggestion!

I am looking at it for my kitchen, glad i could help!

post #3846 of 5811
Never looked at soapstone. Pretty sharp looking
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Haven't really thought about it, but it's in the color range i would like and nicer looking than comparable granites.

Thanks for the suggestion!

I am looking at it for my kitchen, glad i could help!


Doesn't it scratch pretty easily. Or is that a desirable quality. I had a friend who put himself through Stanford law by driving out to the desert ,collecting soapstone and carving it into hash pipes that he sold to head shops. Of course this was in the late 60s early 70s when such things were possible  

post #3848 of 5811
From what I read, the architectural variety is usually a harder grade of the stone. That being said I think it is still softer than marble or granite. My counters are low impact, so that is fine with me.
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Installed the shower valve. Wasn't too difficult oth exception to some stuff specific to Hans Grohe's Ibox, which involved some tile cutting and creating a mounting bracket.
post #3850 of 5811

By recommendation, someone told us to go with Pfister faucets.  Experience has now shown us they suck.  We will end up with something different when we remodel but that is a couple of years down the line.

 

Does anyone have experience with Radon fans to help remove it from the house?  We were quoted $1,500 but our radon level is only slightly higher than the healthy threshhold.  

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If it is only slightly elevated, I am not sure I would worry about it. I was right at 4.0, and decided it was an unnecessary expense. But that quote is just about right

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We are maybe 4.5?  It is in the 4 range I just forget the exact number.

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4 is not a "healthy" level. Fans are an effective way of mitigating the risk, spend the $1500 and protect your family against cancer.
post #3854 of 5811
I never thought I'd be so excited about a faucet. This is awesome. Got a set for the bathroom too, and I think I may well get the rest for the entire house.
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Hung my modified brass lanterns finally. Corridor still awaits parquet replacement, few crews that lay parquet are booked up until 2016. 99.9% of homeowners lay that engineered floor ,so craftsmanship dies or recedes to the tiny market niches from which it has to be extracted by large offerings of money. What a fucking pain.



Chandelier needs to be lowered good 30cm and assembled completely with candle arms etc. Unfortunately my larger chand. turned out to be too tall for this dropped ceiling. Alas it goes into another room with the regular height. That boxed ceiling is a pain , wanted to remove it but changed my mind (too much mess and money).



First few nights in my new place, my temporary sleeping quarters are facing the street.
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