Last Activity:08-08-2009 3:10 AM
Posted in thread: Converting Garage to Bedroom on 08-20-2009 at 12:49 AM
I agree with "GBR" as all that is great advice, also be sure to get a permit... You can get a
home owners permit and that will require you adhereing to local codes and inspections, however
it is best ...
Posted in thread: Good resources to learn to start repairing homes on 08-20-2009 at 12:40 AM
I agree with the book situation so you can familiarize yourself with some of the general types
of repairs. anything "structural" you would be better off getting a pro on, i.e. foundation
Posted in thread: should i DIY or get a pro? on 08-20-2009 at 12:29 AM
you can rent a blower and pick up bags of insol. and get it done just fine...mike
Posted in thread: should i DIY or get a pro? on 08-20-2009 at 12:28 AM
Hanging the drywall you could do yourself but I'd hire out for the tape & mud and texture,
finishing drywall is an art and takes a bit if skill ..The hanging of doors same thing, farm it
out to someon...
Posted in thread: questions about moving an electric hot water heater on 08-19-2009 at 11:48 PM
Go to the city code site in your area and look up what requirements are in place for heaters.
having a heater in a basement allows for your t&p relief to drain to the floor.. Others cities
and states ...
Posted in thread: Help with light switches in a 1957 ranch... on 08-19-2009 at 11:39 PM
A box of 10 toggles you can pick up for 5 bucks and a box of 10 paddles will run you 18-19
bucks... If you're set on retaining the "older" types, take one out and look on the back or
side of the switc...
Posted in thread: Paint sparyers on 08-19-2009 at 10:31 PM
You might also consider GRACO, or TITAN, both have excellent reputations for quality etc.. you
can sometimes pick up a used "newly serviced" one at your local repair shop.. we have a great
one here in...
Posted in thread: Need help... on 08-19-2009 at 10:20 PM
I have a small remodeling business in arizona (phoenix), and as of april this year work came to
an almost stand still as the two investors we were working with decided to sell everything "as
Posted in thread: First home, killer price and a lifetime to complete it on 08-19-2009 at 10:04 PM
yes you may want to consider replacing the clay pipe... you are already doing alot.... keep us
posted this is great stuff I do it every day...=>
Posted in thread: drywall repair next to an outlet - advice needed... on 08-19-2009 at 10:00 PM
you can leave the outlets, and on the larger one, simply cut the hole so it's square and screw
in a piece of new drywall,(double layer if need be).. be careful and measure the existing
drywall as it c...