The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Douglas

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    Douglas, you have a very nice house and I have no doubt that these are wonderful cabinets. I think you should try to move that wall over to accommodate the cabinets.

    or, you could build two smaller cabinets - one for each door/face frame and then drill holes for the shelf pins on the inside surfaces. That might mitigate any plumb/square issues that might exist now.

    Actually, I have something similar in my laundry room, now that I think of it. But it's distinctly cavernous - just a half-shelf halfway up. I'll have to look more closely.
     
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    I'd need a better idea of the whole room before I could give any advice that might be worthwhile. As far as the cabinet making goes, I think you may do well to see how the craftsman who build the original cabinets did the others in your house if any of them still exist.

    My immediate thoughts are that if you have space for it I would simply turn this into storage. Then find a dressing table, chair and mirror that you like for another area of the room.
     


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    I'd need a better idea of the whole room before I could give any advice that might be worthwhile. As far as the cabinet making goes, I think you may do well to see how the craftsman who build the original cabinets did the others in your house if any of them still exist.

    My immediate thoughts are that if you have space for it I would simply turn this into storage. Then find a dressing table, chair and mirror that you like for another area of the room.
     


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    Just trying to be helpful. The job you're considering taking on is not as simple as it seems IMO. You may want to a least talk to a cabinetmaker prior to taking this on yourself.
     


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    I'm wondering why that wall sticks out there in the first place. If it was me I'd knock it back and just put a standalone dresser there. Is it holding something up?
     


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    Dishwashers and washing machines in Europe come with their autonomous/built-in water heaters, they do not rely on your water tank or water heater like in US.
    The problem that I have with water tanks are : waste of heat through convection, loss of heat through pipes, installation of extra pump and pipes, installation of exhaust in your basement , additional wiring installation, insulation of the tank and the basement to prevent heat loss, large space they occupy and last but not least; an inexplicable engineering idea of storing hot water inside a large tank instead of heating that water right at the shower head.
     
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    You mean strip mining to get coal, burning it in a power plant, carrying the energy as electricity across lossy transmission lines, then using it to heat water in an apparatus that (ignoring all the preceding) is only marginally more efficient than a gas burner sitting over a big tank of water.

    And, again, I'd like to reiterate that the attic my hot water heaters sit in is 100+ degrees during the day most of the year.
     
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  11. Harold falcon

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    Ata's right here that it's tough to compare systems from region to region or sometimes even house to house. How many people live in the house? What are the typical weather conditions? Where is the tank/tankless system located in the house? How many outflows? What is the size of your tank? Gas or electric?

    It's all very individual. A tankless works for me. Examine all your options and do some research before you make such a decision.
     


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    Completely random question to you homeowners as I just saw another commercial for this product and I've always wondered if it's as amazing as it looks:

    MOEN faucets!

    Does anyone have these? Is the touch on/off and motion-detecting on/off as useful as it looks on the commercials?
     


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    It's a gimmick.
     


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    I'm sure it's just as great as those hands free faucets they have in the bathroom at Wal-Mart.
     


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    Who shops at Wal-Mart?

    :confused:
     


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