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It's August -- How is your build progressing?

posted by: nutherokie on 08.01.2011 at 09:17 am in Building a Home Forum

Hey Flgargoyle, hope everything's going well for you. Since you said you might still be out of regular communication, I'll throw out the progress thread. So, everybody, has the summer been fruitful?

Our finish carpenters just wrapped up and we're prepping for paint. Hallelujah!

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clipped on: 08.26.2011 at 11:47 pm    last updated on: 08.26.2011 at 11:47 pm

RE: Do you regret your stainless steel appliances? (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: cat_mom on 07.17.2011 at 10:14 pm in Kitchens Forum

First, I have to give credit where credit is due: GW forums. From the time I started frequenting these forums, people have been touting alcohol-water spray (anywhere from 10-50% alcohol to 90-50% water) for use on their granite.

I finally mixed some up myself late last year, with the addition of essential lavender oil (I purchased it first at Mrs. Green's, an organic food store, but got a bottle more recently at Fairway--it's cheaper there--check out local health food stores, too). Lavender oil not only smells nice (and is supposed to relax you!), but it also has anti-bacterial properties. I add enough to my alcohol-water spray bottle to make it smell "right" without being overpowering (same with the alcohol and water; I use enough alcohol so I can smell it, and it evaporates/wipes dry without streaking, without being too astringent).

I used BKF and a blue scrub sponge to remove the 3M cleaner residue from our KA built-in fridge and our Wolf AG range. It took a few passes to remove all the residue.

FYI, I got some colorful and nice-weight microfiber cloths at Christmas Tree Stores last year, for $1.00 each.

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clipped on: 07.18.2011 at 12:04 pm    last updated on: 07.18.2011 at 12:05 pm

RE: vinyl siding vs fiber cement (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: alto on 06.15.2011 at 09:23 pm in Building a Home Forum

We had wanted to go hardie too, but cost prohibited. So we went with Certainteed 6.5" Carolina Beaded. It was just put up last week and it is great. The installers commented on how great it was to go up and looked so updated. All the other subs and delivery folks who have been by this week have commented positively too. Our color is granite gray.

siding garage

siding done

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clipped on: 06.19.2011 at 06:42 pm    last updated on: 06.19.2011 at 06:42 pm