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14in light is a useless figure. What you're looking for is lumens. ("Replaces a X watt incandescent" is also useful, though affected by marketing a bit.) Get a target lumen value, then get a lighting setup that meets this value. LEDs vs fluorescents doesn't matter for getting enough light, just for power-saving purposes. Before you replaced the lights, was ...


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With travertine you should be using thinset to apply it to the wall. You don't really need to grout - I have seen it done either way travertine. If you don't grout then make sure you use a darker grey thinset as it cures into more of a mortar look and also make sure that the thinset isn't squirting up out of your tiles. So there is a little cleanup to do ...


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From Lowes.com: "Range Hood Sound Levels The sound that a range hood makes is measured in sone. One sone is roughly equal to the sound of a refrigerator running. Normal conversations take place at about 4 sones, and light traffic rates up to around 8. Use sones to compare units, but be aware that the higher the CFM, the higher the sone rating is likely to ...


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Linoleum isn't Vinyl! It has and retains some flexibility like vinyl, but where vinyl is made of petroleum (generally in layers that will rip), and breaks down relatively quickly, linoleum is made of linseed oil, sawdust, etc. in a slurry that holds the color all the way through and is biodegradable. And it LASTS! If you remember your grandma's or more ...


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I'm sure someone with better google-fu will be able to chime in with a quick link, but I too have exhausted all my usual suspects looking for what I would call a "rear mount bracket" (For example, Blum part # 295.3750.01, but only on the Blum US site.) Anyway, a bit of bodging would have you place an L bracket against the back panel (with the caution that ...


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Longevity: LED's are generally marketed between 50k-100k hours of burn-time. I installed them throughout my home 18 months ago; none of them have failed yet. Grime Resistance: For a kitchen, buy waterproof strip lights like these - they'll hold up against steam. You can also fabricate an easy-to-clean cover using clear PVC and brackets Heat: If the strips ...


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I have used polishing and rubbing compounds to polish and remove scratches from our Corian countertop. A polishing machine definitely saves the elbows. Clear epoxy may be used to fill deep scratches, though it will yellow with time.


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The bumps face up to provide air flow. This felicitates the complete and continuous drying of tableware which helps prevent the growth of bacteria, especially useful if you like to store your cups upside down. There is a con to that type you have. Unlike others I've seen that are a sort of nylon web, yours is a solid sheet of plastic. If any water gets ...


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It would be very non-standard to raise just sink, and probably more expensive unless the stove is involved. The cabinets are just screwed to the wall. If you take everything apart you can just raise everything 2 inches or whatever you want. The trickiest part is the drain. You will have to remove a section of the old drainpipe and put in a longer section. ...



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