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  • Retired from real job. Started a one man remodel/odd job business to keep me out of the house.
  • Woodworking, golf, NASCAR
  • Remodeler


  • Posted in thread: Radon Mitigation on 05-10-2006 at 11:17 PM
    I agree problems from radon exposure are a bit ambiguous, there are reasons to abate radon in
    a home. Resale is one reason, insurance can be another, and peace of mind is the third. You
    have actuall...

  • Posted in thread: Seeking newbie guide to carpentry on 03-08-2006 at 09:47 PM
    Public library.There is a world of difference between a finish carpenter and a cabinet maker.
    Finish carpenters install moldings, doors, waincoting, stairs, and built in shelving as well as
    other thin...

  • Posted in thread: Big Black Curtains. on 02-16-2006 at 10:39 PM
    Use an area rug. You should be able to find some at flea markets and just spray paint them. The
    heavier material will be a better insulator also.

  • Posted in thread: painting help! on 01-31-2006 at 11:57 PM
    Primer is your friend.Use better tools. Get a 2" tapered cutin brush, I like Purdy brand---the
    brush should be recommended for the type of paint being used---the dust cover on the brush will
    tell that...

  • Posted in thread: low flow faucet on 01-31-2006 at 11:46 PM
    If there is a flexible supply hose connected to the faucet for the hot water, check it for
    interior swelling. A very simply way to do that is to switch the hot and cold hoses and see if
    the cold is th...

  • Posted in thread: Wood paneling on 01-21-2006 at 11:11 PM
    I painted all these walls over 10 years ago. The original paneling was dark walnut, circa 1978.
    Two coats of tinted Zinsser Bullseye 123(water based) and two coats of latex enamel---15 year
    warranty p...

  • Posted in thread: Desperate Mom needs HELP!! on 01-19-2006 at 06:06 PM
    Look up the contact info for the nearest chapter of Habitat for Humanity.They often have Resale
    Stores where material is less expensive---and possibly can arrange some assistance. There are
    also other...

  • Posted in thread: Lack of Gas Hot Water on 01-19-2006 at 05:58 PM
    The amount of water in the pipes from the heater to the main shower/tub is the problem. Adding
    a circulator as Manual suggested is a fix---or adding a tankless heater in the bath will solve
    the proble...

  • Posted in thread: Run out of hot water on 01-19-2006 at 05:52 PM
    A 30 gallon heater can be cycled in less than 20 minutes---meaning the entire 30 gallons of hot
    water is used`---and the useage flow is high enough to prevent the incoming water to be
    heated.If the pr...

  • Posted in thread: Countertop Options on 01-16-2006 at 03:46 PM
    Corian is installed by companies certified by the manufacturer----that way the job is done to
    specs.Tile, laminate, stone, manmade, and wood are options.There is one more---and can be
    DIY---concrete. ...


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