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Postby AuthorTony » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:41 pm

I just got a quote on a quartz counter install with a 4 inch backsplash and 22 sq feet of counterspace. $3992. :shock:

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:54 pm

Quartz is expensive, but you won't find a better product for your countertop.

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Postby AuthorTony » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:00 pm

Yeah, that's what I've read too. I was hoping for more around the $2,000 range though. :lol:

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Postby skullman80 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:02 pm

We have Quartz in our kitchen...it's pretty damn nice.

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:03 pm

Yeah, that's what I've read too. I was hoping for more around the $2,000 range though. :lol:
That's granite money. No maintenance, virtually indestructible, and more/better patterns (IMO).

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:23 pm

I started looking into tile for our kitchen area, and honestly am stumped. Since I want electric heat underneath, I think that really limits who I can go with. I may end up getting some quotes at larger tile stores, and possibly even HD or Lowe's, which I likely would not have considered in the past.

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Postby Trip McNeely » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:04 pm

Yeah, that's what I've read too. I was hoping for more around the $2,000 range though. :lol:
Are you in Pittsburgh?

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Postby AuthorTony » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:41 pm

Yeah, that's what I've read too. I was hoping for more around the $2,000 range though. :lol:
Are you in Pittsburgh?
Somerset

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:45 pm

Haha, he made you say it on purpose. :slug:

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Postby Trip McNeely » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:53 pm

Haha, he made you say it on purpose. :slug:
Haha oh damn, I did know that. Wasn’t trolling him there lol

There’s a countertop company in the strip in a Pittsburgh called YQ. Good selection of quartz and it’s dirt cheap. The guy that owns the company is a Chinese immigrant and a lot of the people that work for him are his extended family. Not sure if they go out to Somerset or not. It’s worth a try to call I think

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Postby Beveridge » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:47 pm



Current lightning deal and $34 for pack of 4

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Postby mac5155 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:11 pm

:lol: I'm most certainly in the single basin crew. I have a 36 inch Apron front sink.

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Postby mac5155 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:13 pm



Current lightning deal and $34 for pack of 4
I bought a 2 pack of these. One burned out in less than a month. Luckily Amazon replaced it.

Mine were "Cesalit" brand as it appears these are also.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:01 am

I have 10+ of them still going strong. Glad you were able to get your bad one replaced.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:53 am

I don't know if I've mentioned them before, but I just renewed my third Cirro Energy contract for my electricity. They are still the only company who was willing to give an existing customer the 'new customer' pricing, and not once did I even have to ask for it - they confirm the rate, I accept, and we go through the script to finalize. They still have the least expensive 12-month contract on papowerswitch.com, and I'd recommend them to anyone looking to switch.

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Postby Beveridge » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:04 am

Piggybacking on the water tank discussion.

Tank vs Tankless - Give me your pros and cons especially if you have had both.

Some details:
-Building a modular so deciding on which to go with.
-3 people (hope to be 4 by the time it's done or soon after)
-Wife takes long showers so other than right after her shower, hot water now with a tank not really an issue other than waiting for water to get hot when first turned on.
-Washing machine/Dishwasher usually not going when showers happen
-Washing machine and dishwasher sometimes go at same time

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:41 pm

Just built two shelves in the basement last night with 2x4s and some old plywood. Organization baby! Feelsgood

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Postby Nuge » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:19 pm

Piggybacking on the water tank discussion.

Tank vs Tankless - Give me your pros and cons especially if you have had both.

Some details:
-Building a modular so deciding on which to go with.
-3 people (hope to be 4 by the time it's done or soon after)
-Wife takes long showers so other than right after her shower, hot water now with a tank not really an issue other than waiting for water to get hot when first turned on.
-Washing machine/Dishwasher usually not going when showers happen
-Washing machine and dishwasher sometimes go at same time
I've talked to two different plumbing and heating companies and both have advised me against tankless. Mainly sighting more costly repairs, more things to go wrong, and the higher upfront installation costs. One also told me that since they are not very common in my area, it could take a few days to get parts if it ever needed repaired.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:20 pm

Just built two shelves in the basement last night with 2x4s and some old plywood. Organization baby! Feelsgood
Pricing out a bookshelf/cabinet DIY in my den right now. My wife is super excited about it, so budget be damned. Good time to get a few new tools while I'm at it.

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:34 pm

Just built two shelves in the basement last night with 2x4s and some old plywood. Organization baby! Feelsgood
Pricing out a bookshelf/cabinet DIY in my den right now. My wife is super excited about it, so budget be damned. Good time to get a few new tools while I'm at it.
Lumber is asinine right now.

A kreg pocket hole jig is something I'd like to get in the near future

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Postby count2infinity » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:35 pm

The kreg tool is awesome. Super easy to use and the end product looks great.

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Postby count2infinity » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:36 pm

And yeah... I wanted to build a new chest to sit at the end of our bed. Wood is crazy right now. Might wait for the fall to see if the prices turn around.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:31 pm

Got a kreg for Christmas but I’m going to use MDF for the shelves in the den. Plan to get an air nail gun and compressor for this.

Garage shelves is where the Kreg will come in handy.

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:53 pm

The kreg tool is awesome. Super easy to use and the end product looks great.
Which one do you have? The R4 (I think it's an R) one looks nice, but it's $80+, usually $100 regular priced... There's one that's like $30 that looks similar.

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:55 pm

Lumber ballooned up here in the last month or so. It's at the highest its been, and is slowly coming down believe it or not. Around Christmas 2x4s were almost 7 dollars. They're right around 5.50 now.
If you want to use 1by, busy beaver always has a good selection. I think they have a few locations but not sure how deep into the central part of the state they go.

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