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DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 04-28-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,486
Posted By semidevil
thanks for the tips. yea, I would love to...

thanks for the tips.

yea, I would love to buy one if I can...it's just that I'm having trouble finding an exact size that fits as perfect as I want.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-27-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,156
Posted By semidevil
question about buying and installing wood floors.

It might not be anytime soon, but Im wondering how to install wood floors and how to buy them.

There is a place in my local area(not sure if I"m allowed to give out the name) that always...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 04-27-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,486
Posted By semidevil
planning my first project --bookcase.

So I"m planning to build my first piece of furniture - a tall book case. It will be a very simple one, aprox 8 to 10 feet tall, 3 feet wide, rectangular. no moldings, or anything for now. a very...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-21-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,586
Posted By semidevil
status on my air freshner/damper

so a few weeks ago, I posted about my air conditioner system making a thumping sound because the shutter for my air freshner would open half way and then slam shut.

I had my a/c guy come take a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-07-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 22,902
Posted By semidevil
thanks. I actually already cleared out the...

thanks.

I actually already cleared out the holes with goold ol' hammer and chisel. it's the residue/leftvoer that got stuck on and around the brick that I cannot get out. any suggestions for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-01-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 22,902
Posted By semidevil
Is there a way to 'dissolve' cement/concrete?

a lot of homes these days, builders put gaps between every 4th brick or so. I believe they are called control joints right? something that was done on purpose.

anyways, to make a long story...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-01-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,586
Posted By semidevil
okay, so I just called my A/C guy and I explained...

okay, so I just called my A/C guy and I explained to him what's wrong. he said it's the damper. since it' out of warranty, I might need to pay for parts and or labor. I'll make appointment...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-01-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By semidevil
I do not have a basement. what are 'binders?...

I do not have a basement.

what are 'binders? btw, is this considered 'bad?" I mean, could this lead to serious foundation problems with the home?
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-01-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,586
Posted By semidevil
thanks everyone. so my question is how do I know...

thanks everyone. so my question is how do I know whether it is electronically controlled or manully controlled?

someone mentioned about the duct leading to outside and to check the voltage. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-31-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,586
Posted By semidevil
air conditioner making very loud popping sound.

okay, so I have no idea about air conditioning or how it works, and I dont know any of the technical terms, so I'll do my best with pictures.

So in the hallway is where the air is flows in: I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 03-30-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 54,903
Posted By semidevil
the thing is that when we first bought it, it was...

the thing is that when we first bought it, it was very quiet. it was right after the 1 year warranty expiration date that it startd to spin so intense that the room across from it shakes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-30-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By semidevil
cracked foundation?

I live in a new construction, built in 2006. today, I saw this in my backyard:

http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img00190hg0.jpg
http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img00191co7.jpg...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 03-30-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 54,903
Posted By semidevil
LG laundry washing machine 'shaking'

we have an LG washing machine that shakes very intensly during it's cycles. It's standing on a pedestal. I verified that it is already level. What else could it be?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-30-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,426
Posted By semidevil
making a simple outdoor kitchen

so my backyard has a covered patio, and I plan to make a very simple kitchen. When I say, simple, I mean very simple. I plan to make a 'shelving' area to hold ingriedients, and this shelving area...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-29-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By semidevil
thanks, that makes sense. so how do I 'get' this...

thanks, that makes sense. so how do I 'get' this air gap? something I need to do?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 03-29-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,930
Posted By semidevil
painting fireplace and cabinets

when we bought our house, it came with very nice white trim and white doors. Unfortunately, in order to get the fireplace and kitchen cabinets white, we had to pay an upgrade. We decided to not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-29-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By semidevil
okay, thanks. exterior sealing primer and...

okay, thanks. exterior sealing primer and exterior paint. Can you explain about the air gap? what is that?

also, how about the foundation(the first pic)??

thanks so much
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-29-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By semidevil
do I just paint it with regular paint and that's...

do I just paint it with regular paint and that's it? I'm still a very novice home owner, so I have no experience or knowledge in maintance....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-29-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By semidevil
how to fertilize and weed kill with dogs?

My backyard is the main area where my dogs play during the day. However, If I cannot have a gorgeous backyard, I would like to somewhat fertilize it and kill weeds to make it look decent.

I'm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-29-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By semidevil
how to repair these 2 items(if *required*)

we have a new construction that was built in 2006.

1.
today, I went to my back yard and I saw this on the foundation:

http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img00183xn2.jpg

a piece of...
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