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Last Activity:12-16-2009 2:51 PM
Posted in thread: Bath remodel update on 12-18-2009 at 02:49 PM
I would suggest reconsidering the combo tub and shower for resale value. More people want a
shower and as the population ages there is more of a concern about safety in climbing into and
out of a tub....
Posted in thread: Manufactured homes on 12-18-2009 at 02:43 PM
The overall cost of construction with manufactured structures is often the same as stick built
but the time required is greatly reduced and weather not a concern. With a concrete pad in
place a manufa...
Posted in thread: Garage floor cracked on 12-18-2009 at 02:32 PM
I have a similar problem and have opted to have the area ground down flat and filled with an
epoxy filler designed for use on concrete. The grinder can be rented for less than $50 for a
day and a 7" d...
Posted in thread: Need help with soundproofing on 12-18-2009 at 02:25 PM
Easiest way to muffle the noise is to blanket the furnace or the closet with leaded foam of the
type used to muffle engine compartments on boats. It is fire proof and very effective at
muffling noise ...
Posted in thread: Trying to get estimates for remodeling my basement on 12-18-2009 at 02:19 PM
Remodel can mean adding electrical and and sinks and a toilet or it mean finishing the walls
and ceiling and floor. Two very different situations in terms of complexity and permits needed.
If you are ...
Posted in thread: Vent dryer out basement window? on 12-18-2009 at 02:05 PM
Suggest checking with the association for your complex as to what is approved in terms of
modifications to the outside wall of your townhouse. If the original plans had a laundry area
that was located...
Posted in thread: Using gas stove for heat.. on 12-18-2009 at 01:57 PM
The furnace should be vented but cook tops do not need to be vented at all. Microwave ovens
designed for use over a cooktop all have a provision for forcing the air through a filter and
then back out ...
Posted in thread: Kitchenaid Oven on 12-18-2009 at 01:39 PM
I would also try flipping the breakers all the way off and then back on. One may be tripped and
not resetting all the way.
Posted in thread: 2009 Nobel Peace Prize goes to Barak Obama on 12-18-2009 at 01:35 PM
A Nobel Peace Prize was also given to Henry Kissinger who did more to encourage the slaughter
of civilians in East Timor, El Salvador, Chile, Argentina, and Vietnam than any other man
Posted in thread: what's screwdriver brand? on 12-18-2009 at 01:26 PM
Best I have used are Vaco. Harder to find but they hold up very well. Snap On also makes some
great screwdrivers and you could probably buy some through your local garage.