Last Activity:12-29-2012 4:56 PM
Posted in thread: Re: Furnace shuts off and restarts back up repeatedly on 12-29-2012 at 11:41 PM
rogerknapp, thanks for the insight. I have never worked on HVAC before, and had planned to hire
a technician, but I think I will see if I can find a how-to book that gives me enough
confidence to try ...
Posted in thread: Re: Furnace shuts off and restarts back up repeatedly on 12-29-2012 at 03:56 PM
There is a post with this subject from 2011, and last reply yesterday. Old but I have a similar
problem. I know this forum is DIY, and I usually do, but in this case I am looking for info to
Posted in thread: Preping old, locally degraded redwood siding with lead primer on 09-29-2012 at 01:50 PM
My 1951 house has redwood siding and has lead based primer under three coats of paint. The
paint is mostly in good conditions but a few locations are chipping badly, nails are rusting,
and the redwood...
Posted in thread: Latex paint addative on 05-01-2012 at 08:45 PM
Thanks all. It does seem to help.
Posted in thread: Latex paint addative on 04-09-2012 at 11:16 PM
The problem is likely the paint. My wife bought Clark+Kensington for the walls and Royal
Interiors for trim (both by Ace Hardware, semi-gloss). Both, but particularly the Royal
Interiors, show very he...
Posted in thread: Template for "oldwork" fixture box? on 04-06-2012 at 07:15 PM
Thanks for responding Old/New but the tool is the problem. I have a drywall saw the works well
for complex shapes. The problem is how can I trace the complex outline of the back of a round
Posted in thread: Template for "oldwork" fixture box? on 04-06-2012 at 03:51 PM
Moving the wall light in bathroom (60 yo house with drywall) up about 10 inches. Everything I
read & see online says, using the box, draw its outline on the wall as a guide to cutting the
hole. That w...
Posted in thread: Texture narrow strip above baseboard? on 04-02-2012 at 10:21 PM
I think the 5-1/4" wouldn't look good in such a small room and would be noticeably different
from adjoining rooms, but I never thought about cutting it down. That is why guys like me ask
for advice. T...
Posted in thread: Texture narrow strip above baseboard? on 04-02-2012 at 04:14 PM
Before laying new vinyl in our bathroom I removed the baseboards because I don't like the look
of adding a strip of 1/4-round. The original baseboard (damaged during removal) was 4" but the
Posted in thread: How to remove TP holder & Soap Dish on 04-01-2012 at 10:58 PM
Both are chrome finished metal and the TP roll holder for sure does not have any visible screws
or anything other than the continuous metal surface. The soap dish has corrosion, which is why
I want to...
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