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Water proofing the Under Sink Cabinet in your Kitchen
by Lorenz Prem on 08-29-2011 2:52 pm

The cabinet under the sink in your kitchen isthe one place in your home where a water leak is likely to happen.It's just a matter of time. This cabinet hosts more water pipes,valves, and joints than any other room in your house. Add a wastedisposal and the occasional clogged drain, and you have a very wetplace. A little care to prepare for the inevitable can prevent morepungent and expensive issues like wood rot and mold. Let's take alook at what it takes to water proof the cabinet under yoursink.

Managing leaks in an residential

Choosing a Waste Disposal - Waste King L-8000 Review
by Lorenz Prem on 08-06-2011 4:30 pm

The waste disposal unit in your kitchen is oneof those things you do not think about until it does not workanymore. The waste disposal grinds foods. That's about it.

Last week mine decided to quit on me. That day I suddenly had tolearn all about waste disposal units. Turns out my builder gradeunit had a limited lifespan the second it was installed. Thereplacement, the


If you bother to install a garbage disposal, you might as wellmake it a unit you don't have to think about for a lifetime.The

Woodworking rite of passage: Build your own Kitchen
by Lorenz Prem on 06-30-2011 5:53 pm

Every woodwork dreams of building his ownkitchen. I am no exception. While I did not get to work on myactual kitchen yet, I recently complete a kitchenette in my laundryroom. This project helped me build confidence.

Getting the job done is not hard, but requires a lot of time. Tohelp the members of Hingmy, I have written tutorials for each oneof the steps. These threads should give you a good idea of what'sinvolved.

1) Build upper cabinets

Installing a laminated Countertop
by Lorenz Prem on 02-21-2011 8:59 pm

The cheapest and fastest to install countertopis a laminated countertop. These countertops are a reasonablealternative to higher quality options like granite or tile. Maybeyou'd like something nicer in your kitchen, but in a laundry roomlaminate will often be a good option. Available at most homecenters, a laminate countertop can be installed in afternoon. Let'stake a look at what it takes.

Cutting to length

Pre-made countertops can be cut with a circular saw or a tracksaw. A high quality blade will leave no chip out.

How to install a Sink
by Lorenz Prem on 02-21-2011 6:39 pm

One of the joys of doing things yourself istesting your limits. With every project completed your skills grow.What used to be out of reach becomes possible. Installing a kitchensink is one of these milestones. It does not require plumbingskills, but seems daunting enough most people never try. Let's takea look at what's involved.

Installing the hot and cold water valves

The project begins at the plumbing stubs below the sinklocation. There will be hot and cold water lines and a sewerconnection. The hot and cold water

How to clean a Glass Cook Top
by Lorenz Prem on 04-25-2010 7:30 pm

Glass cook tops can get real dirty. Drips easilyturn into a black backed on mess, if you are not careful. The goodnews is that the top can be restored to its factory finish. It doesnot have to stay dirty.

The best way to go about cleaning a glass top is to use a glasstop cleaner. Glass cook top cleaners are none abrasive cleanersmade for the job. Brand names matter very little. All are appliedand used the same way. Their chemical composition is probablysimilar as well. The point is that they all work reasonably well.Don't stress

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