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Learning from mistakes (share your stories)


By Nokoro

2 years ago



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    #83 4 months ago

    When moving your first pin, with its newly painted cabinet, into your newly finished (and therefore also freshly painted) basement rec room, be sure to measure the door frame opening before wedging the machine through, just in case you need to remove the doorway trim or casing to ensure a nice and easy fit. It's also a great idea to strap the backbox down in such a fashion that the ratchets on the straps don't gouge deep channels into the door frame when you force the machine through the too-small opening, while also scraping a 2" strip of paint off the side of the cabinet on the strike plate which you should also have removed from the door frame before starting the whole process. Also remember to put a tarp or drop sheet down before doing touch ups on the cabinet, to avoid getting blue and white paint on your new grey carpet.

    An even better approach is to install a 36" doorway when you finish the basement in the first place. Would have made things a lot easier. Sigh...

    #85 4 months ago

    I'd like to say it happened to a guy I know...but my wife likes to remind me that this whole misadventure began with her saying "I don't think that is going to work."

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