Last Activity:12-05-2008 5:07 PM
Posted in thread: Diesel Generators on 12-05-2008 at 04:03 PM
How often do you anticipate power outages? You have to consider that diesel and natural gas
generators are only intended for short periods, and also the fuel goes bad after awhile. If
you're in one of...
Posted in thread: Dangerous insulation? on 12-05-2008 at 03:24 PM
I don't think I'd advise handling or working in a room with exposed fiberglass without a mask.
Suffice it to say, it's probably best to avoid breathing in tiny particles of glass.
Posted in thread: A house made of straw on 12-05-2008 at 03:16 PM
What's everyone's take on using non-traditional materials for construction? There's a group in
my city that creates sustainable housing for low-income families, and also works to make the
Posted in thread: Links for green building supplies on 12-05-2008 at 02:52 PM
iGreenBuild is a useful source- it offers some on-site products as well as a buyer's guide.
Posted in thread: Home energy use and savings on 12-01-2008 at 03:01 PM
We find that we don't have to crank on the AC if we just run a fan in the room where we're
sitting. It seems to help- the thermostat is usually at 80 degrees or higher in the summer and
we're still co...
Posted in thread: interior painting:roll or spray?? on 12-01-2008 at 02:47 PM
It's messy and the setup- from covering everything in the room, setting up the sprayer and then
cleaning it afterwards- seems to be more hassle than it's worth in a lot of cases. With a
roller, you ju...
Posted in thread: Paint Color Advice? on 11-25-2008 at 05:01 PM
^^^Agree- a light yellow would be a compliment to a purplish gray, and is a nice, warm
Posted in thread: Mirror question on 11-25-2008 at 04:55 PM
Could be the surface is wearing out. You can get it resilvered if you want to hang on to it.
Posted in thread: Paint Color For Bedroom on 11-25-2008 at 04:53 PM
You could also try a lighter shade of blue, and add some furnishings with a yellow tone to
create a contrast.
Posted in thread: Need help painting clouds, or wall stickers? on 11-25-2008 at 04:47 PM
You can also get some neat effects with a spray gun or a can of spray paint (though probably a
bit trickier than a rag).