Last Activity:05-23-2010 3:38 PM
Posted in thread: I want to be a House Flipper. on 05-18-2010 at 10:44 AM
Somehow I wound up being the world's slowest house flipper. Didn't intend for it to be that way
but a better situation would come up somewhere else in this great country, I'd have to sell. By
Posted in thread: Hard lesson to learn on 05-18-2010 at 10:26 AM
I saw the "saw stop" too. If anything, it or something like should be required by law.
Posted in thread: Leaking sliding door in stucco.... on 04-25-2010 at 03:10 PM
Um, how do they leak? Thought it was the roof but no, it's the door. Minor rot in plates and
subfloor...easy fix. Found that under the laminate flooring. Stucco flush to the frame of the
door, no obvi...
Posted in thread: loose door casing on 04-25-2010 at 02:59 PM
My old townhouse, the original builders would nail the prehung doors to the wall through the
casing. Then they would just nail casing on the other side. Nailing jambs, nope since they were
a hurry. So...
Posted in thread: laminate vs Hardwood floor on 04-25-2010 at 02:14 PM
The one nice thing about laminate floors is that they are real easy to tear out. Yellow pine
(Longleaf only) is really beautiful in the sunlight if finished clear. It's just too soft
though, so I lean...
Posted in thread: Favorite Big Box Hardware store? on 08-02-2009 at 09:16 PM
Home Depot....down the street. Got stuff but a little dirty and disorganized in their stocking.
Selection of tools decent but finish products a bit basic.Lowe's......five miles along a levee
Posted in thread: Using pressure treated lumber for termites? on 03-06-2009 at 08:56 PM
I think it depends on the age of the wood. Arsenic treated wood was banned in 2003, so they
went to a different copper treatment. The name escapes me but it will eat steel fasteners.
Think at the very...
Posted in thread: Need a Contractors License? on 03-05-2009 at 08:34 PM
It is a bit ridiculous here. Five hundred is awful low as a limit for unlicensed work. At least
the weather is nice.
Posted in thread: How to "fix" a floor to ceiling doorway on 03-05-2009 at 08:26 PM
Fill it in of course! I framed out the opening with 2 by 8's and pushed it out 4 inches.
Thinking of doing the same to the other three closets. The openings are six feet wide as
opposed to four, but i...
Posted in thread: Floor to ceiling doors? on 02-06-2009 at 12:54 AM
It seems that all the interior doors in the place went from the floor all the way up. It's a
rancher built in 1970. The second to last owner framed the door openings down to 82". Not well,