New To Kitchens? Posting Pics? Read Me! [Help keep on Page 1]

buehlJuly 16, 2013

Welcome! If you are new to the Kitchens Forum, you may find the following information and links helpful. Note: This will probably be the final "Read Me" thread. The FAQs are almost done!

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)/Articles pages contain helpful information about how to navigate this site as well as the world of kitchen renovations.

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buehl

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg010437444278.html

Note that the topic in the link above describes how to post multiple links in a thread as well as describes how to use the GW "link" function. The GW "link" function is fine if you only have one link to post. However, if you have multiple links to post, the topic above will tell you how to do that as well.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 10:23PM
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buehl

The following thread contains the information we need to help you find a layout that works for you and your family as well as how to draw up and label a floor plan.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg010521247761.html

What are zones and how do you design with them in mind?

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0508230128712.html

A piece of advice:

When you post a layout for comments, please do not take the comments you receive personally. Everyone here is trying to help, not criticize maliciously. We want you to have a kitchen that, in the end, functions wonderfully well and looks nice overall. This may mean that some of us may tear apart your layout and rebuild it to what we think will work better, but it's done with good intentions. We're not the best at just "validating" someones layout, we're best at critiquing!

I will warn you that most of us here are "function over form" (or "function first")...meaning we strive first for a functional layout and then fit the form or look around it. It is far easier to make a functional kitchen look nice than it is to make a nice looking but dysfunctional kitchen functional. So, if you are a form/looks over function person, be sure to state that when you post.

Some people here think "function over form" means that we want all kitchens to look the same....not true! What we do want is all kitchens to function well...which means that in 99% of the cases, the workflow is the same...so that will mean some similarities due to workflow. However, as each kitchen is unique, each will have its own unique quirks, etc.

In the end, remember this is your kitchen. You don't have to make any of the recommended changes if you don't want to!

[Note: If you're just posting for validation of your layout (i.e., you don't want comments that suggest changes), state that as well. If you don't, people will comment on it!

Warning: People may comment anyway, it's tough to let a kitchen go that you think is dysfunctional and will cause angst later...especially if it's not yet installed and we think we can help. Bear with us, we're just trying to help!]

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 10:24PM
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buehl

Please select the link below to find out what to do to get follow-up posts emailed to you for a thread - either as the original poster or as someone who is "following" a thread.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0105243228880.html

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 10:25PM
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buehl

Some information that may be of interest to you:

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0105344116836.html

Links from the "Read Me" thread
Pantries
Useful Information (NKBA links, Other Forums)
Helpful Threads (a myriad of past & present threads containing useful/helpful information)
Tile Information.
Stone Information (how to shop/test/install stone counters, how to remove stains)
Cleaning Your Kitchen
Custom Cabinetmaker Sample Agreement

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 10:26PM
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buehl

Steps to sealing a stone surface, if it needs it.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0105254810134.html

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 10:27PM
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buehl

~bump~

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tea4all

Thanks buehl!! You are super!

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tea4all

Bump please. Best info all compiled together in 1 thread thanks to buehl!

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tea4all

bump

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buehl

~bump~

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tea4all

Bump

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tea4all

Bump again.

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buehl

~bump~

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enduring

Bump for old times sake. Tea you are doing a lot of lifting here ;)

Edited to add a few pictures of my new soapstone sink project. This is for the "west" bathroom.



Also showing off a skill I learned from this thread in posting pictures, several years back.

This post was edited by enduring on Mon, Jul 22, 13 at 6:51

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 6:47AM
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tea4all

Yippee! Another sink by enduring. I love it. It is fascinating to watch your projects. You are amazing! Thanks for the pics and keep them coming please.

Let's see who else joins us in this thread bumping.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 8:05AM
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tea4all

Oh dear. Page 2 will never do. Bump!

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enduring

Bump & nighty night

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sapphireriver

Cool sink!

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tea4all

Bump. This is too good to be on pg 2.

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theultimatebikerchic

bump

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enduring

BUMP! It took and extra big bump to get this thread off of 2 and onto 1.

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RubyWednesday22

Bump!

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enduring

Bumpity Bump.

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debrak2008

bump

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enduring

Bump and good night all!

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enduring

Bump again.

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tea4all

Bump, bump, bump, bump. One bump for each day I was out of town.

Let's get this puppy back to pg 1.

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animacafe

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enduring

Does Angie DIY know what she's missing out on?
Bump

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buehl

~bump~

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tea4all

Bump. Enduring I've wondered the same thing. Sure miss her wit here.

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enduring

Tea4all, She's brilliant!

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tea4all

Bump. Indeed she is brilliant!

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iheartgiantschnauzer

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tea4all

Bump.

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tea4all

Bump. Pg 2 will ever do.

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tea4all

Bump again.

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enduring

Jump Bump

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RubyWednesday22

Bump

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RubyWednesday22

Bumping again, maybe this will get it to page 1.

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buehl

~bump~

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enduring

bump!

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buehl

~bump~

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swfr

Bump. I just read this for the first time finally after stalking this site for the past several months. Seriously, this should be required reading.
I wish there was some way to measure all the help and inspiration you have provided on here, Buehl. I have, without a doubt, personally benefitted. The kitchen I'm going to be building is an entirely different shape and layout because of the collective wisdom of you and several others on here. And even though it's only on paper at this point, I am 99.9% sure that it's a much better design than I could have EVER come up without you.

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jeff2013

bump

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tea4all

Bump

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tea4all

Bump. Please go to pg 1.

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jeff2013

bump

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tea4all

Bump.

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tea4all

Early morning bump.

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tea4all

Bump again. Won't be available for another bump til late tonight.

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tea4all

Bump again. Won't be available for another bump til late tonight.

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jeff2013

bump

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enduring

Bump

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Angie_DIY

Bump!

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jeff2013

bump

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tea4all

Welcome to all you new bump-ers and welcome back to Angie_DIY. Glad you're here!

Bump to keep it going.

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enduring

I'm bumping this early because I can't seem to time it right, and I have to say HI to Angie-DIY, and thank Tea4all for your bump'n performance.

I am heading down to the shop to work on my sink. I have a new router. The old one was not up to the task with this harder stone. I went to use the old router on the hard SS, after varifying the bit was sharp with last years softer SS, and it fell apart, the router that is. I don't think it was the stone that made it fall apart. DH, ever the penny pincher, tried to put it back together. I tried to help. Then I said "I'm going to the Woodsmith's Shop to get a new router!" I live in the country, so 15 minutes into my trip DH calls me to tell me he's got it fixed. I turn around and I call back to my peeps at the Woodsmith's Shop to cancel my arrival. I had wanted to pick up a router before they closed so I had called ahead to give them warning. So, I get home and tried the router. And yes, it spun just fine, but it wouldn't cut through a banana. Too late that night, but the next day DH and I went to the Shop and found Terry who was going to help me with a router. He laughed and said "I new you'd be back".

To work this harder stone, I ripped 4 tracks 1/2 depth of material in the 5/8" width of my dado and rabbets. Now I hope my new router will take out the weakened area. Safety glasses, check; protective gloves, check; ear protection, check.

Anyway BUMP!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 8:04PM
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enduring

Bump

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tea4all

Enduring I appreciate your thanks. Buehl's compilation of information is way too helpful to let it go by the wayside. I have returned to it many times because I don't seem to remember things as well as when I was younger. Besides, newbies especially need it. Trying to search GW can be frustrating.

I enjoy your sink updates Enduring! You go girl! It will be another fantastic sink. Your stone is beautiful!

A late night bump. Oops---an early morning bump here. Goodnight all.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 2:00AM
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swfr

Just back here to get the scoop on posting multiple pics.

BUMP

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tea4all

Bump

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enduring

Bump

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tea4all

Bump

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tea4all

Bump

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tea4all

Bump. Pg 3 will never do.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2013 at 3:54PM
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tea4all

Bump for the night to keep this from slipping onto pg 2 again.

Where are all the other bump-ers??

    Bookmark   August 11, 2013 at 10:34PM
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tea4all

Big bump.

Where have all the bump-ers gone??

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enduring

Hi there, finally got the jump on you Tea! I've been watching you for days behaving like a champion bumper, always beating me to it.

But this bump is perfectly timed!

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tea4all

Thanks Enduring for your perfectly timed bump! ;-) So glad you bumped this thread that just will not stay on pg 1.

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leela4

bump

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enduring

bump

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tea4all

Bump

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tea4all

Time to bump!

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tea4all

Bump off pg 2 please.

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enduring

bump, gotta help you out Tea!

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tea4all

Bump. Thanks Enduring!

It will be good when this is a permanent sticky.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 10:22AM
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breezygirl

Old bumper here! Well, I'm not really old....although lately I do feel that way. My 3.5 year old is killing me with her snotty attitude, language and oppositional-ness. She's acting developmentally appropriately, but she's giving me gray hair by the dozens.

Nice to be back and to BUMPA!

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tea4all

Welcome Breezy! I have been wondering how you have been doing. Your absence is felt.

Sorry for the trials of mothering a 3 and 1/2 yr old. Been there, done that. Even though my boys are 26 and 30, I still remember the exhaustion and frustration of those young years. You have lived through this before with your older kids so you know it will eventually pass. Hang in there. Virtual hugs to you! Someday that child will rise up and call you Blessed.

Annie Chapman sang a song years ago about rough days when a mother of young children just wants to be a survivor. It always encouraged me.

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enduring

On the road, in Wisconsin, going up to Lake Superior, for a open ended 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 day road trip with DH. Cat and horse chores assigned. Had wonderful beer in a micro brewery and listened to some fun fiddle music. Sat next to a very fun couple from the area and talked about world travel. Got to do that some day soon:)

Hi Breezy!

Bump.

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tea4all

Enduring, your travels sound wonderful. Enjoy the R 'n R!!

Bump.

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sjerin

bump

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tea4all

Bumping time.

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tea4all

Monday bump.

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kevinw1

Mon bump again

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tea4all

Tuesday bump.

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RubyWednesday22

Tuesday bump 2

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tea4all

Wednesday bump.

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tea4all

Oops, pg 3 will never do. Big Bump!

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enduring

Bump, on our way home from a long vacation!

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tea4all

A goodnight bump.

Enduring, hope your vacation was wonderful!

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bicyclegirl1

I'll join in & help w/ the bumping. This has been a great site for me so far in some of my decisions & great things to think about. I need help on my layout now so if anyone finds my "layout dilemma" thread & can add opinions/thoughts, I'd be very grateful.

Thanks for all of the wonderful information here.
Susan

Bump

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enduring

Bump, happy Saturday!

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enduring

Bump, twice in a row!

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tea4all

Welcome Bicyclegirl! The more people that bump this thread the easier it is to keep on pg 1.

Welcome back Enduring!

Saturday night Goodnight bump.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 11:33PM
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enduring

bump. Had a nice trip to Lake Superior.

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bicyclegirl1

Bump...wish I had a nice trip to Lake Superior!

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tea4all

Bump. Me too. ;-)

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tea4all

Lets do the Bump.

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tea4all

Gotta bump again.

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kevinw1

bbbbbump

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enduring

Bebump

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tea4all

Bumpity bump.

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enduring

bumpit bumpit bumpity

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kevinw1

bumppp

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kitchendetective

Why can't this be a "sticky"?

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tea4all

Great question! I think Buehl is working on that. Hopefully this will be the last read me thread for bumping.

Bump again.

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tea4all

TGIF Bump!

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sena01

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tea4all

Bump

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tea4all

Bump, bump.

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enduring

Back to work tomorrow morning! Are your straw purses and white shoes put away for the season?
Bump

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tea4all

Enduring, you made me smile. I remember when that guideline was strictly adhered to here.

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enduring

My boss had a pair of white flats on today, but they looked so cute with her navy with white polkadot sweater and navy slacks.

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enduring

bump

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tea4all

Bump.

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Angie_DIY

Fly-by bump! (God bless you, tea4all and enduring!)

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tea4all

Angie_DIY, thanks for the fly-by. Happy to see you here. Thanks too for the blessings. Will take them any time , any day. ;-)

Starting the day with a Bump.

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enduring

Hello from me too Angie! and thanks for the blessings :)

Bump

This post was edited by enduring on Thu, Sep 5, 13 at 18:51

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tea4all

Bump to end the day.

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tea4all

Good morning bump.

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enduring

Bump into a good night for all.

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breezygirl

Saturday bumpa. My friend is planning a new build and is excited to focus on her new kitchen. Just linked her to the forum so bumping up for her and others. Have a great day!

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enduring

Hi there Breezy, are you going to have a backsplash in before your friend???

Bump for Breezy's friend.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 11:41PM
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tea4all

Bump. Please go to pg 1.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 3:32PM
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tea4all

Bumperoo get off pg 2.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 10:21PM
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tea4all

Bump to start the work week.

Less than 20 more bumps and this thread will be through.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 11:12AM
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tea4all

Just checking in to see if this thread needed a bump.

Yup. Bump!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 4:27PM
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enduring

Tag, you're it Tea!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 10:45PM
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tea4all

;-) You are good, Enduring!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 11:37PM
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enduring

almost missed it on pg 2, heading towards 3.
Bump

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 6:58PM
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willtv

Bump...

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 10:57PM
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tea4all

Bump.

Less than 10 bumps left on this thread. I hope Buehl is ready to get this into the sticky. It will be so helpful to always have it at the top of pg 1. Great info in it!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 9:51AM
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enduring

8...

bump

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 5:53PM
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enduring

7....

bump and good night all.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 10:27PM
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tea4all

6...

Bump to keep it slipping onto pg 2.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2013 at 9:51AM
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tea4all

5....

Bump to go back to pg 1.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2013 at 6:22PM
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tea4all

4....

Woo ha almost hit 150 bumps!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 12:52AM
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tea4all

Gracious this thread moves fast. It's already back on pg 2. I'll bump again and then go to bed. Night everyone.

Bump.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 1:05AM
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tea4all

TGIFAfternoon to you all! Weekend is almost here. Yahoo!

This thread is almost done for now. What will happen then Buehl??

Bump back to pg 1 please.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 4:50PM
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enduring

...1....

Get ready for...

    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 9:13PM
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tea4all

Ding, ding, ding, ding! The magic 150 is upon us.

Now what Buehl??

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 9:04AM
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buehl

bumping b/c the FAQs are not complete - things have been dropped from them. However, the other thing we've lost and that affects this thread as well is the Subject lines in the posts. On GW, we could change the Subject for our post - and I did that in the Read Me threads to describe a particular "topic".

    Bookmark   February 14, 2015 at 11:49AM
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buehl

I cannot edit any of the above posts, so I may need to start another Read Me thread so everyone will know what the URLs are for.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2015 at 11:50AM
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enduring

Buehl, are you really posting currently on this old thread? I can't figure out how to post photobucket pics onto my posts, using my macbook pro. Are you in the know?

    Bookmark   February 14, 2015 at 11:55AM
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a2gemini

Tamara- can you help make this a sticky?

Thanks

    Bookmark   February 14, 2015 at 12:10PM
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buehl

No - don't make it a sticky! I sent text to Tamara shortly b/f the move with new text to use for a sticky. I will review it to see what needs to be changed now, but I will make sure it has links to the "new" FAQs with a description of what each FAQ is for.

To post pictures,

  1. Select the "Photo" link below the message window (it has a camera icon).
  2. When it opens to the page to find select a picture from your computer, enter the URL from the Photobucket picture. Use the URL in the box labeled "Direct".
  3. Then select the Open button. If it takes longer than a couple of minutes for the picture to show up, cancel it and start over. I had to do that several times when I was testing.
    Bookmark   February 14, 2015 at 12:40PM
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buehl

Later tonight or tomorrow I will put this in the Posting Pictures FAQ along with pictures showing what you should see and where to get the URL - I don't have time right now, unfortunately! (I'm also working on patching the FAQs since they're all truncated - in many cases mid-sentence!!!!)

    Bookmark   February 14, 2015 at 12:43PM
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buehl

Oh - and if I start a new "Read Me", I'd like everyone to help bump it until the FAQs are fixed and we have a new sticky! Just like old times! :-)

    Bookmark   February 14, 2015 at 12:44PM
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buehl

12:44 pm....huh??? Oh, Pacific time!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2015 at 12:45PM
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dekeoboe

"2. When it opens to the page to find select a picture from your computer, enter the URL from the Photobucket picture. Use the URL in the box labeled "Direct".

Except this does not work for those of us on Macs. We do not get the box labeled "Direct".

    Bookmark   February 14, 2015 at 5:10PM
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enduring

Yes, Like Dedeoboe says, Macs dont work this way. I have been on several blind trails over the last several days. I use "direct" and can post a link to the photobucket. but I can not place the file name copied from photobucket into a file box when using the "photo" button to open a file. On a mac I only have option to select a file from a list, not adding a file.

Yes, I will be happy to bump, like old times!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2015 at 6:46PM
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buehl

So...is it the "Direct" link in Photobucket that's missing? Did you check your settings? You get to pick and choose which link shows up - maybe you don't have it set for the "Direct" link? [This is what Dekeoboe seems to be saying.]

Or, is it Houzz's Photo functionality that doesn't allow you to enter the "Direct" URL? [This is what Enduring seems to be saying.]

Or, is it both???

    Bookmark   February 14, 2015 at 7:11PM
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enduring

I have "direct" link and that is the only photobucket option that will actually function with the "link" button below. I will turn green in the post, when used in the "link" below. Several days ago, I tried all of them, ie "email & IM", "Direct", "HTML" & "IMG". The "Direct" option was the only one that worked, and only if inserted into the link button below.

I will have to go to a post on another tread to verify, because I have tried so many things and options that I am getting lost.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2015 at 10:14PM
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enduring

Oh Buehl, I have just spent 10 minutes getting all examples into this post to illustrate how many ways I have tried to link into GW from photobucket....Then the thing jumped to the main kitchen page and all my text is gone. This happens a lot to me.

Other things that happen are that when I am adding a "link" into the "link" button below, it does not insert the link into the text where my cursor is set.

I will try again. When I use the pasting of the photobucket "share link" into the text, like I did before in old GW, they are just text and not hot linked (green). When I link them to the link button below, the link is hot.

In addition, when I copy the Photobucket "share link(s)" ("email&IM"; "Direct"; "HTML"; and "URL") into the "link" option below, it auto copies into the upper box of the "Link" option as well as the intended spot for the link in the bottom box. I have to "control"+A to highlight the text in the upper spot so I can delete it, and type in my title to my link.

There seems to be a lot going on that isn't working with my Mac OS and Houzz. And there are others. I will link the Bathroom forum thread that has been trying unsuccessfully to solve the image problem, no pun intended :)

"What Are Your Thoughts on this New Format"

    Bookmark   February 14, 2015 at 10:37PM
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enduring

Bump :)

    Bookmark   February 15, 2015 at 7:16AM
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jkberg

Bumpity bump!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2015 at 11:43AM
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suzanne_sl

Bump

    Bookmark   February 15, 2015 at 2:56PM
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buehl

Hello everyone! I started a new "Read Me" thread with updated information, so please bump that thread instead of this one.

Thanks for keeping this one "alive" while I worked on a new one. It took some time as formatting is wonky right now and I ran into very strange errors and had to start over several times. But - it's ready! Bump away!!

:-D

    Bookmark   February 15, 2015 at 4:50PM
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bicyclegirl1

Thanks buehl! This is the 1st time I've been back to GW in a few weeks &....what the heck happened?!? I knew Houzz was buying GW, but I had no idea it was going to this format. I actually couldn't find GW at 1st from the link I used to go to, but I got here! So, thank you for getting info put back on here for everyone.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2015 at 6:31PM
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may_flowers

No, don't bump! Bump the other Read Me thread!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2015 at 6:37PM
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