My trip to HD & other misc things
last Saturday (or Sunday, I already forget which) I made a trip to HD. It was aligned w/ a few other places I needed to go to. Got the zircon stud finder. the guy there demonstrated it on a display they had of several models. looked simple enough and was only about 10.00!
I also checked out a few others things while there - like the faucet I've decided on. Gee, it's fat - lol! not used to seeing a chubby faucet like that. bulky little sucker! not sure I like that. Thank goodness I have time to relook and toss it around in my brain before buying.
checked out grate cover thingies for the heater/a/c hole in my bdrm. They had one that aims the air to 3 directions. I'll probably get that one since it will aim it toward my bed also. most only aim the air to one side or the other. It's white tho and I'll have to spray paint it.
I looked at a few other things then decided to check out flooring again. they had something new - Pergo XP and I really liked it so picked up a few samples. It's 1/2 inch thick tho and it'd bump up to flooring in 4 or 5 other rooms. that's not good because those rooms will be so much lower. such a bummer.
I spent some time on Monday testing out the stud finder - seeing if it could 'find' the studs I know are there (have shelf braces already screwed into them). It found 'em fine - yea!
shades - did you put down a moisture barrier when putting down the vinyl flooring? They mention it at HD w/ the Pergo laminate and that made me wonder about the vinyl. I 'spose it'll say on the install info. I'm planning to loose lay it I think.
I did find several good rolls of vinyl remnants at HD. At 8 x 12 I don't think they'd fit in my car, so will have to think about that one. I'm gonna spend some time today w/graph paper to see how many closet floors I can cover with a roll of it. there's enough I could do both baths and the laundry room.
I'm shutting down now to go next door for a few minutes then back here for maybe an hour before I go there for the rest of the afternoon. back on about 9pm or so.