Picked up the kitchen appliances from Sears

My daughter and her boyfriend came out with their truck to help me pick up the appliances from Sears. The stove, dishwasher and microwave/convection oven. Sears' process was pretty quick, took less than fifteen minutes from the time we arrived to the time the appliances were loaded on the truck. The stove is a gas GE model #JGB750SEF3SS The microwave/convection oven is a GE Profile model #PVM9179SF2SS The dishwasher is a Whirlpool Gold Series Model #WDT720PADM1

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Sealer's Choice Gold

Sealers Choice Gold tile sealant in action

I wasn't going to do all of that work without sealing the job. As usual I analyzed the heck out of what I was going to buy. I ended up going with Sealer's Choice Gold at Home Depot and I used a grout sealer applicator brush to apply it to the grout lines only, two coats. I did a small area at a time. One whole coat and then a second. I wonder how many linear feet that is?   You…

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Tile Floor

The kitchen large format tile job – tools and tips

The kitchen tile job was about 375 square feet of tile and flowed through three rooms and a pantry. I started with help, but in the end, I did most of it myself. I did start with a tile cutter, but soon had enough of that and went and bought a wet tile saw at Lowes, worth every penny. My only issue was respecting my neighbors, and the sound ordinance, and stopped cutting at 10:00PM and night. Another invaluable tool…

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Pool and pool equipment – shaping up, frogs and all

  • July 18, 2015
  • Pool

Lucky for me, my brother has been in the pool business since he was a kid so he was instrumental in getting the pool up and running. They had removed the old pump and only left an old sand filter. It was replaced with a new Pentair pump and Pentair cartridge filter. By the way, the frogs are always in the skimmer. I can't tell you how many times they've caught me off guard, forgetting they are very likely going to…

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Downstairs bathroom and plumbing

So I came down stairs and heard some weird noise. It was the valve in the bathroom and I could see it was bubbling up under the paint. So I went down stairs in to the basement and sure enough, flooded. It wasn't too bad, but bad enough. Since the valve was bad I had to turn off the main valve. So no water. We tried to fix it, but we couldn't get the nipple out, so I called a…

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Kitchen floor transformation

Since my daughter's boyfriend's uncle had ten years experience with tile we brought him in to help. It became very clear he didn't know what he was doing and I ended up sending him home and a got started on it myself. Actually I pulled up what he did and restarted the job. My daughter's boyfriend and I worked on it together but after a few days he helped less and less because he couldn't keep up with me. I also…

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