Last Activity:02-15-2008 5:44 PM
Posted in thread: Sewage Under House: How To Remove Smell on 02-15-2008 at 04:33 PM
Do you have pets? If so, you might want to stay away from the lime. The safest and most
effective odor remover is and has always been sodium bicarbonate...baking soda. Restaurant
suppliers have it in ...
Posted in thread: Buying a house - sagging wall? on 02-15-2008 at 04:05 PM
:eek: 99.9% sure that's a structural problem. There's definitely water infiltration to the
point it has rotted the framing in the corner. I've seen it before, and it's not easy to fix.
10 to 1 that th...
Posted in thread: Wood Flooring over cement slab? on 02-14-2008 at 12:25 PM
I will use this opportunity to encourage anyone who askes about the efficacy of engineered or
renewable resources. The higher quality flooring with the better insulation underneath will
improve the en...
Posted in thread: Drywall, Gap or No Gap on 02-14-2008 at 12:14 PM
No need to leave a gap between sheets. The taper you hire will know how to handle this
condition and it will not inflate his price. Just make sure your install is solid. Eight screws
on the edges, six...
Posted in thread: Do Nat. Gas Dryers need to be vented outside? on 02-14-2008 at 12:02 PM
Do you need to drill through concrete? Why the need to rent? Can you route the vent higher to
get above the foundation? If so, all you need is a four inch hole saw and a moderately powerful
Posted in thread: Do Nat. Gas Dryers need to be vented outside? on 02-14-2008 at 11:31 AM
The reaction I summed up earlier is what's called by chemists "incomplete combustion". This
occurs when the primary fuel for any combustion reaction (oxygen) is in short supply, such as
in a closed en...
Posted in thread: Do Nat. Gas Dryers need to be vented outside? on 02-14-2008 at 11:19 AM
The chemical reaction that takes place when one burns methane (NH4) has three products: Water,
Nitrogen, and Carbon Monoxide. Water and Nitrogen are both quite harmless. Carbon Monoxide, in
Posted in thread: retrofit modern doorknobs to old keyhole doors? on 02-06-2008 at 11:21 AM
You've got a complicated problem. I can only imagine that by "keyhole", you've got what's
called a mortise lock. That is to say, there is a large, rectangular assembly that incorporates
both the latch...
Posted in thread: Crown Moulding Installation on 02-06-2008 at 11:04 AM
Decorator's Supply Co. in Chicago has everything under the sun. Don't bother visiting their web
site unless you've got a few hours to kill.
Posted in thread: Building a patio table on 02-06-2008 at 11:00 AM
It's easy to make a tile table top look tacky. However, if you're just in love with the idea,
look up some stained glass patterns and try your hand at a hand made mosaic. It'll take more
time, a lot m...