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RE: Makeshift Outdoor Cat House--Suggestions Plz? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: mtnester on 11.21.2011 at 12:07 pm in Pets Forum

Here's an easy-to-construct shelter for feral cats.

(This photo is from Charm City Animal Rescue, Baltimore; I'm not sure of the original source.)




clipped on: 09.24.2014 at 08:09 pm    last updated on: 09.24.2014 at 08:09 pm

nifty dish draining device

posted by: feisty68 on 06.07.2014 at 11:50 pm in Kitchens Forum

My neighbour just got this super nifty device for draining dishes. She puts it over the edge of her large sink bowl sink. When she's done with it, it rolls up and goes into a PVC tube cut and installed for that purpose under her sink. It can be washed in the dishwasher.

Here is a link that might be useful: Over the Sink Roll-Up Drying Rack


clipped on: 06.10.2014 at 11:02 pm    last updated on: 06.10.2014 at 11:02 pm

RE: What size trash can can you fit in a 15" space? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: kathec on 03.13.2014 at 05:43 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have a 15" frameless cabinet for my trash cans. We bought the rev-a-shelf 27 quart 2 can pull outs from Lowes. They're the RV size. The online price shows about $60. We also got the door mounting kit, which was less than $20. The cans are smallish, but we empty regularly anyway. We went with the 2 can versus the 1 large can so we could have a bin for recyclables. We've been using it for over a year with no issues.


clipped on: 03.13.2014 at 08:38 pm    last updated on: 03.13.2014 at 08:38 pm

RE: What is your opinion on pocket doors? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: brickeyee on 10.19.2010 at 09:36 am in Building a Home Forum

I have been installing pocket doors for almost 30 years now.

The only hardware you want to look at is made by Johnson Hardware.
The 111PD hardware is excellent.

You need to be aware of clearances for electrical boxes.

Unless the wall is built thicker you cannot install any electrical boxes were the pocket is located without going to low voltage controls.
There is not enough clearance from the face of 1/2 inch drywall to the door itself for the boxes.

The only other issue with Johnson Hardware is preventing door sway when the door is closed.
The plastic guides they supply will scratch the face of the door.

A groove in the bottom of the door and a small piece of aluminum angle on the floor of the pocket work far better.

Any minor scratching is inside the groove were it doe not show.
If you stop the groove before the exposed edge of the door the entire groove is hidden.

For bathrooms stops can be placed opposite the pocket on the jamb.


clipped on: 05.07.2013 at 11:46 am    last updated on: 05.07.2013 at 11:46 am