Last Activity:11-03-2008 10:38 PM
Posted in thread: Finally... New Project Questions - Crown Moulding on 11-03-2008 at 04:31 PM
Are the drywall tape joints bad, or is it just that the rough texture makes it hard to get a
clean break at the paint color transition?If so, breaking the paint color at the picture rail
would help wi...
Posted in thread: Surround Tub/Shower on 11-03-2008 at 09:56 AM
Tough call. For fiberglass or other plastic sorts of surrounds, the only thing keeping the
water out sometimes is the caulking between the pieces. This can be compromised pretty easily
and then the re...
Posted in thread: Finally... New Project Questions - Crown Moulding on 11-03-2008 at 09:49 AM
I would second trying to talk you out of crown moulding at all. I think there is a general
assumption that this is always an improvement and I don't agree with it, especially with all
the odd ceiling ...
Posted in thread: Craziest system I've seen on 11-03-2008 at 09:41 AM
This is my self-installed sytem from Radiantec. Three zones covers about 2200 sq.ft. Mild
winters here, but if I was in a colder climate I likely would have went with 5 zones.
Posted in thread: Smaller doors on 11-03-2008 at 09:29 AM
If you cut one down, just make sure you buy a solid core one. The hollow cores can but cut
down, but it's much more of a hassle. You have to re-install the bottom wood filler.
Posted in thread: Wood deck subfloor for tile? on 11-02-2008 at 10:15 AM
You may want to look at the Dex-O-Tex website for your waterproof covering. They have systems
that will be walkable and that can just be tiled over later.www.dex-o-tex.com
Posted in thread: Redwood vs Doug Fir? on 11-02-2008 at 10:09 AM
It's admittedly been awhile since I priced redwood, but when I did my own deck a couple of
years ago, Ipe was the same price as redwood. This is a tropical hardwood (and there are some
other names for...
Posted in thread: From Nearly Condemned to Craftsman on 11-01-2008 at 12:41 PM
And just for giggles- The preivous owner (83 years old at the time) had managed at some point
to build some walls around this old, then broken, chest freezer in this cellar area. Now way to
get it out...
Posted in thread: From Nearly Condemned to Craftsman on 11-01-2008 at 12:37 PM
Here's some photos of the kitchen transformation. I left my wife alone one day to do the demo
here. If you look closely, you will see a black wire poking through the ceiling. This was
connected to a v...
Posted in thread: Asbestos Concerns on 11-01-2008 at 11:34 AM
Back in architecture school 20 years ago now, I did a long report on asbestos. The thing that
always stuck with me was not how MUCH asbestos could be lethal, but how LITTLE. I agree if it
is in a soli...