I had to transition 9 feet. I looked up "moulding (my city)" and found a
I had to get a 12' piece and I think it cost about $13.00 including tax.
This was cheaper than two 6' pieces at the big box store, but I did have to
stain and varnish the raw wood. Add one dollar for that.
I wandered into their storeroom and was staggered. Piles of lumber, each
about the size of a shipping container (guess why). Many of these stacks
contained planks about 2' x 1' and the planks were 20 to 40' long. The piles
were of Cypress, Ebony, Hickory, Mahogany, Oak, Pecan, Redwood, Cedar, Teak,
Walnut, Zebra, and more.
I bet they even had pine.
Nah, they had every type of molding, transisitions, baseboards, casings,
chair rails, crown molding, baseboards, handrails, siding, and door moulding
imaginable. In any type of wood (from Balsa to Teak), in lengths up to about
If they didn't have what you wanted in stock, they'd punch it out by
tommorrow (just had to change the knives on one of their milling macines and
push a hunk of wood through it).
They've certainly got all the patterns you'd find at a big box store, except
they come in different woods and a wide assortment of lengths.
Here's an example:
I found this using "moulding+(city name)" You might also try millwork.
In my case, I had put down a parquet floor in the hall and vinyl tile in the
breakfast area, about a 3/8" transistion. I could have used two 6'
"standard" lengths, but I thought that, after all the work and expense of
the two floors, I wouldn't settle for a patch job. In the process, I learned
about the existence of millwork shops.
--- as an aside
I own a duplex. One side is outfitted as an office and I live in the other.
I get one water bill, two electric bills, and two gas bills. I found out
that the gas company has a minimum charge of about $15.00/month just to
cover reading the meter, sending out a bill, and other overhead items. What
gas you use is extra.
My son and I spent about an hour and $20 to connect the natural gas
distribution systems of the two halves of the duplex, complete with cut-off
valve. Come Monday, I'm calling the gas company and have one of the meters
disconnected. That'll save about $180 per year!
And before anyone stomps their foot about not having a professional do the
job, there are no leaks.
We used the Bic Lighter technique for checking.
The soapy water technique is MUCH more sensitive to slow leaks, and
is why the pros use it. A leak could be too slow to ignite
with a lighter - mixes with too much air before it hits
the lighter. But a slow leak can get worse, or, accumulate
gas in an enclosed space after you've buttoned it up.
I suggest you retest it ;-)
Age and Treachery will Triumph over Youth and Skill
re: -- And before anyone stomps their foot about not having a
professional do the job, there are no leaks.
Just curious...did you call the gas company on Monday? Did they
disconnect the meter or did they stomp their foot about not having a
professional do the job?
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