Last Activity:02-27-2009 3:28 PM
Posted in thread: Thermostat not cooperating on 02-27-2009 at 12:46 PM
I really don't know a lot about furnaces or thermostats, as I just started renting my own
house. So, this is a new learning experience for me. My wife and I wanted to change out our
old, mercury therm...
Posted in thread: Walls and Fumigation question on 02-08-2009 at 10:01 AM
I was thinking about that, but most houses already have walls up when they do the fumigation. I
could kind of see both sides of it. One of those frustrating moments while we wait,
Posted in thread: Walls and Fumigation question on 02-07-2009 at 04:52 PM
I'm waiting for a fumigation tent. I currently have my walls opened up pre-dry wall as I am
knocking down plaster and putting up the dry wall. Can I install insulation and/or dry wall
before the fumig...
Posted in thread: Painting Kitchen Yellow,What Colour Woodwork ? on 02-03-2009 at 05:58 PM
This is just my taste talking, but I would take advantage of the dated trims and woodwork you
have. You can't restore it's youth without redoing the woodwork, but you can sand it down and
then go with...
Posted in thread: Hi from Cleveland on 02-03-2009 at 05:53 PM
Hey Doug! I'm right there with you on the Jack of all, master of none thing. Has its ups and
downs. Go Packers!
Posted in thread: Repairing Termite Damage on 02-01-2009 at 10:25 PM
I spoke with a contractor I used to work for, and he suggested knocking out the fire blocks,
setting up 2x4's right next to the existing damaged ones, and leaving the damaged ones in as
what IS left o...
Posted in thread: Asbestos on 02-01-2009 at 10:21 PM
It could be there, you will never know unless it is tested.This is the only way to know for
sure.:(Well, that's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the answer!
Posted in thread: Asbestos on 02-01-2009 at 11:13 AM
I've been doing some research about a house I recently acquired. I don't totally trust the
details given to me, so I want to look into it on my own. The house was built in 1926 (all
sources say), and ...
Posted in thread: Repairing Termite Damage on 02-01-2009 at 11:03 AM
Here are some pictures of what I am up against. I never really got into heavy contracting or
framing houses, so this will be the largest scale project I've done. While we're waiting on
Posted in thread: Repairing Termite Damage on 01-31-2009 at 06:50 PM
Moved into a house recently that I knew had some termite damage, so it wasn't a surprise.
However, what was a surprise was how much. I punched out plaster and uncovered some heavily
damaged 2x4's on a...