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  • Prof. Handy-man and home repairman, Wife and I are restoring a 1895 Victorian.
  • Restoration, golf, camping with the family.
  • Self employed home repairs and remodeling


  • Posted in thread: Please help. Painting logo on glass on 03-05-2006 at 09:31 PM
    Window cling letters and character work well to or viynl letters from a sign company, the
    internet is a great tool some places will do a bang up job...remenber you want to make a GREAT
    impression. Do ...

  • Posted in thread: Free standing deck awning on 03-05-2006 at 09:15 PM
    I hope this does'nt get to you to late, but you may be able to find some help from a Durasol
    Awning Dealer ( I did a "free standing " one for a guy at the lake. He sank two
    square tubular ...

  • Posted in thread: Big Black Curtains. on 03-05-2006 at 05:24 PM
    Go to and find a local dealer for a vertical interior/exterior awning. Hundreds of
    choices in fabric and automated also.

  • Posted in thread: Load bearing wall on 02-23-2006 at 09:05 PM
    This depends on the location of the wall...1 story 2 story etc. Does it run with the ceiling
    joist or at a 90 degree to it. Or take the "jack-leg" way and cut it out and see if it falls!!!

  • Posted in thread: Paint or Resurface? on 02-19-2006 at 04:52 PM
    Once you wax your tub if you have glass enclosures around it apply some "Rainex" and it will
    keep the scum monkeys off the glass.

  • Posted in thread: Cordless tools;LONG, sorry. on 02-19-2006 at 04:48 PM
    Square Eye Your information is always refreshing and great, I've noticed some late night early
    A.M. postings. With all you have going on when do you sleep or relax?

  • Posted in thread: fridge help on 02-19-2006 at 04:32 PM
    use a bigger hammer and that will stop the noise...and the frige. Problem solved...please note
    the humor :)

  • Posted in thread: pier and beam mess on 02-19-2006 at 04:29 PM
    If you have somebody with a Internatinal Building codes book this will give you your pier
    distants and footing sizes based on the dimensions of the lumber you are using for the band
    sill / rim joist.

  • Posted in thread: bay window on 01-30-2006 at 06:41 PM
    You may be there a short time but at the sale of the home a home inspector may question if
    there is shotty work.

  • Posted in thread: Leveling costs on 01-30-2006 at 06:38 PM
    I'm having to level my 1895 home - $500 will cover just the cost of the concrete. Not to
    mention if the inspector "gigs" you that will get costly and noe you are on his "#@%*" list for
    trying to do th...