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  • Posted in thread: Old-House Smell on 11-12-2010 at 02:11 PM
    I don't mean to be an alarmist, but we had that experience and it turned out to be a slow gas
    leak on the old stove. You might want to have someone check it out. Or, it's probably a
    plumbing issue. So...

  • Posted in thread: cabinet repainting/refacing on 11-12-2010 at 02:07 PM
    That's an interesting question. I've never heard of that type of "leveling" product, but a good
    paint store might know of one, if it exists. I did see one good how to on painting
    cabinets...hope this ...

  • Posted in thread: Removing Staircase from Abandoned Victorian House on 11-12-2010 at 02:04 PM
    I also applaud your efforts. Do take some video and pictures, as this will be one great story
    to show when it's all done. In terms of the permits, I'm sure the code is different today in
    terms of the ...

  • Posted in thread: Can I knock down the wall ? on 10-01-2010 at 12:35 PM
    I like the opening a door option as well--depending on what your needs are. This would be much
    less expensive.

  • Posted in thread: Some tips about home lighting on 10-01-2010 at 12:07 PM
    I would just be wary of the inexpensive solar ones, as I've tried a few and they really don't
    store enough light to make it worthwhile.

  • Posted in thread: Lead Paint - Old Door Removal on 08-04-2010 at 09:55 AM
    Another way to do this is to keep a spray bottle handle and mist the door every once in awhile.
    It makes it a little messier, but keeps the dust down. In terms of the mask, you should really
    wear a re...

  • Posted in thread: New boxwoods on 08-04-2010 at 09:25 AM
    Hydrangea tend to show you very quickly if they need water, so I would go ahead and water them
    if they are drooping. When you planted them, did you mix in a root stimulator (I use an organic
    one... I ...

  • Posted in thread: Pulling up old carpet and finding hardwood on 07-23-2010 at 10:52 AM
    We have done a fair amount of tearing out old carpeting, but I haven't encountered this one
    yet. I did a quick search and came up with this link, which gives a good overall roundup of
    what to do to ge...

  • Posted in thread: help basement leak on 07-23-2010 at 10:23 AM
    Can you get on the roof yourself or look out of some windows to check the shingles? Otherwise I
    would call a roofer and have them come over and check. I've done this and they typically just
    charge a s...

  • Posted in thread: corner windows need help.. on 07-23-2010 at 09:46 AM
    I don't think there's enough room for shutters. I agree with the landscaping idea, but if this
    is a bedroom (or is it a living room?) make sure there is enough room between the bushes and
    the house so...