Last Activity:05-08-2007 9:21 AM
Posted in thread: Stone front porch on 05-05-2007 at 09:38 AM
Argh. The stinkin county won't allow the FPSF! They have code amendments that address it, but
for a heated space. So, I asked the engineer if I ran PEX (radiant heat) in the porch floor if
that would ...
Posted in thread: Dandelions on 04-19-2007 at 11:06 AM
You'll waste money and pollute your local water by using herbicides against them. Are they
really that ugly? I suggest giving it up, and learn to love the pretty flowers. Their deep tap
roots will kee...
Posted in thread: Question on basement floor prep on 04-19-2007 at 10:12 AM
Adhesive remover and a scrub brush. Oh, and a 20 yr olds back ;)Some folks prep concrete floors
with muriatic acid as a wash, but read your label and use caution.
Posted in thread: UGL - Drylock on 04-19-2007 at 10:09 AM
You don't want to just stop the water 'long enough', you want to stop the water,
PERIOD!Re-route storm water runoff away from your foundation, and put a dehumidifier in the
basement. Then wait!
Posted in thread: Near flat roof leaking should I shingle over? on 04-19-2007 at 10:03 AM
There are many benefits to metal roofing:energy savings$500 tax creditestimated 75% recoup at
resalehomeowners insurance discountsoh, and that nice pitter patter :)more info here:
Posted in thread: flourescent static electricity on 04-19-2007 at 09:54 AM
You can actually fire up a fluorescent light with static electricity (careful!), so I don't
think that's slowing it down. If you flip the switch and leave it on, does it eventually come
on? If so, the...
Posted in thread: Two ideas - how would they affect my resale? on 04-19-2007 at 09:39 AM
If that tree is on the south side of your home, you may want to consider keeping it. The summer
sun packs quite the punch, and that tree is a free and a most attractive defense against it...I
Posted in thread: pros/cons for tankless water heater on 04-03-2007 at 07:27 AM
Another con,A friend of mine is building for himself in a very small town in Eastern MD. When
he got permitting for his tankless they were very apprehensive toward the 'new'
technology--they went as f...
Posted in thread: Online Paint Prices on 04-03-2007 at 07:21 AM
When all I need is cheap paint in basic colors I go to the 'oops' dept of the local hardware
store. We also have building 're-use' centers nearby, where they sell recouped paint. Maybe you
Posted in thread: pros/cons for tankless water heater on 03-31-2007 at 11:07 AM
Some highlights copied from: is higher than most tank type water heaters because standby
losses are virtually eliminated. In addition, sealed combustion gas units have a higher