Last Activity:11-30-2013 2:47 AM
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Posted in thread: Drywall mud ... what's up? on 11-30-2013 at 02:40 AM
Hydrogen sulfide gas smells like rotten eggs, and I suspect that's what might be generated by
micro-organisms growing in your mud. Have you switched brands lately?I always make a practice
of covering ...
Posted in thread: Want to redesign fireplace. Possible? on 11-24-2013 at 03:42 PM
The "metal mesh backing" part makes me think you don't have real brick, but rather thin,
brick-looking faux brick that are glued on. Whichever it is, it shouldn't present too much of a
problem for rem...
Posted in thread: Cats on 11-16-2013 at 09:42 PM
Cats are not an asset to have around if you enjoy having wild birds in the yard. They will
instinctively kill any and all birds they can, just for the fun of it. And contrary to a
previous post, they ...
Posted in thread: Converting a staircase from open on 1 side, to open on 2 sides. on 11-16-2013 at 09:02 PM
If the wall on the left is modified (opened up) to make it symmetrical with the wall on the
right, relocating the light switch could prove to be problematic. Moving it to near the new end
of the short...
Posted in thread: Determining a load bearing wall on 11-12-2013 at 09:09 PM
Jet, there is no need to apologize for being a woman doing home repairs. We all had to start
somewhere, learning how to do things without the place falling down around us. With some decent
Posted in thread: What to do about this big tree? on 11-12-2013 at 08:43 PM
Never hurts to be kind to the little woman. Last year, I even bought her a pair of shoes to
wear in the winter, after listening to her complain for years about her toes getting cold from
Posted in thread: Too Soon for a 1000 lb gas tank? on 11-12-2013 at 08:13 PM
Concrete that has frozen will give off a pungent odor--much stronger and slightly "sweeter"
than the smell of unfrozen (just green) concrete. If you can still easily scratch the surface
with your thum...
Posted in thread: Too Soon for a 1000 lb gas tank? on 11-11-2013 at 10:02 PM
You mentioned snow--not good. If your fresh concrete is allowed to freeze early in the curing
process, you can count on it being ruined and turning into gravel before too long. Time to rip
it all out ...
Posted in thread: What to do about this big tree? on 11-09-2013 at 03:40 PM
In the 6 years we've lived on this central Oregon property, the local power company has been
out to take down three tall Doug fir trees. They were all more than 120' tall (around 3'
diameter at ground...
Posted in thread: Concrete basment floor drain on 11-06-2013 at 09:20 PM
To answer your question, at least one person thinks the idea is a good one--the plumber, who
stands to make a killing. As suggested by others, get a few more quotes. Maybe there are some
people out th...