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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-04-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,737
Posted By jdougn
Hello Philphine, I'm from the Louisville KY...

Hello Philphine,

I'm from the Louisville KY area too. 84 lumber may not stock 8x8 but they can get them. I talked with the 84 on Dixie Hwy and they can get them so that means that any 84 in our...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-04-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By jdougn
What type of exterior siding does your house...

What type of exterior siding does your house have? Did you see any holes in the exterior wall when you opened up the interior for the new patio door?

It is very likely that the original installer...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-01-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By jdougn
It doesn't take a huge amount of effort to clean...

It doesn't take a huge amount of effort to clean dust from a wall. Commercial painters just fasten a rag around a broom and "sweep" the wall. Make sure to hit the edges and corners real well. The rag...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-31-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,163
Posted By jdougn
Hey Jason, thanks for posting up your solution....

Hey Jason, thanks for posting up your solution. You had a good idea based on your first hand knowledge of your situation and it should work well. Good Job!
Doug
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-29-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,163
Posted By jdougn
(Some of us only stop by occasionally so sorry...

(Some of us only stop by occasionally so sorry about not answering sooner.)

Thanks for the photo. It is hard to tell from the photo exactly how big the area needing repair is and if it extends to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-29-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,936
Posted By jdougn
Have the walls been painted? If not, rent a power...

Have the walls been painted? If not, rent a power sander with dust collector and sand. If they have been painted, sanding through the paint will be difficult.
Also, how heavy is the stucco? If its...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-29-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By jdougn
In addition to the post above, I would suggest...

In addition to the post above, I would suggest making sure all walls are dust free, particularly unpainted drywall. If there is much dust at all on the wall the primer will not adhere well and the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-29-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,729
Posted By jdougn
I know that Lowes special ordering system uses a...

I know that Lowes special ordering system uses a drop down window with picts. Go there (or probably any big box store) and get a quote for some special order doors. Watch them go through the process...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-29-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,576
Posted By jdougn
Any of our local big box stores will rekey but...

Any of our local big box stores will rekey but you have to buy a least one new lockset from them. Regardless, if you are inclined to operate a screwdriver you can change all your own locks.
hth,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-24-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,190
Posted By jdougn
Based upon your dimensions a standard storm door...

Based upon your dimensions a standard storm door will probably work. The storm door actually installs to the exterior trim around the outside of the door so those are the most critical dimensions....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-23-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,990
Posted By jdougn
Yeah, the portability of the tank is a nice...

Yeah, the portability of the tank is a nice design.
Doug
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-23-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,190
Posted By jdougn
Welcome Checkensaur, Installing a storm door...

Welcome Checkensaur,

Installing a storm door is usually an easy enough project. Measure the distance between the brick molding (left to right) on the outside of the door. Then, measure from the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-22-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,367
Posted By jdougn
If existing damage indicates that much of the...

If existing damage indicates that much of the exterior door frame needs replaced, it may be just about as cheap to totally replace the door with a new, pre-hung entry door. It almost always takes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-22-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,015
Posted By jdougn
Some HF tools are good others aren't so good....

Some HF tools are good others aren't so good. Their brad nailer uses a heavy cast nose cover on the gun and I've used it for 3-4 years regularly. However, the stapler/nailer that you bought may have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-22-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,073
Posted By jdougn
The vapor barrier is to protect the insulation...

The vapor barrier is to protect the insulation and wall from from damage caused by moisture vapor moving from inside the house into the wall cavity. The vb should go all the way to the floor without...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 03-22-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,483
Posted By jdougn
If you want a 90% corner, take two pieces of...

If you want a 90% corner, take two pieces of scrap baseboard roughly 12" long so they lay along the wall nicely. Lay the pieces on opposite sides of the rounded corner, then line the point up. The...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-18-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,176
Posted By jdougn
Welcome Akshay, I've done this same thing...

Welcome Akshay,

I've done this same thing before and it can be a prolonged fix. The best end results have come from doing the following. Carefully remove all loose paint, reprime the area, apply...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-18-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,077
Posted By jdougn
Welcome Daddio, My suggestion would be to...

Welcome Daddio,

My suggestion would be to plan on taking more than one day to tackle that size of job unless you are very accustomed to prolonged intense physcial labor. Or perhaps there two or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 03-16-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,592
Posted By jdougn
Welcome to the forum, My first thought is to...

Welcome to the forum,

My first thought is to simply glue & screw another piece of wood all the way across on the back of the existing the drawer front. Then you could use all purpose screws...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-15-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,105
Posted By jdougn
Cibula11, sounds like an interesting project. Is...

Cibula11, sounds like an interesting project. Is there a certain type or species you're looking for? Also, there are many reasons to use reclaimed but what is your purpose and goal?
My first...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-14-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,796
Posted By jdougn
Tree roots hit the top of my list too. How long...

Tree roots hit the top of my list too. How long have you been in the house? Also, are you on city sewer or septic tank? If you rent an auger get a power one with different size cutter heads. If you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-14-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By jdougn
Drilling the mortar joint will be much easier....

Drilling the mortar joint will be much easier. Just make sure you use a nice long screw and/or anchor to get plenty of bite. If the screw is too short it will tend to work out of the mortar joint a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-13-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By jdougn
I agree with Glenn about totally replacing the...

I agree with Glenn about totally replacing the aluminum wiring. You never know what has been done to patch and repair behind the walls where it can't be seen.
hth, Doug
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-10-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,564
Posted By jdougn
Welcome Edlank, Glenn gives good advice. I'd...

Welcome Edlank,

Glenn gives good advice. I'd be inclined to just let it ride too. You may want to use some canned expanding foam, Great Stuff is one brand, and foam the hole inside the wall....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-10-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By jdougn
Welcome David, Consider have an energy audit...

Welcome David,

Consider have an energy audit done by a certified proffessional. This company is based in Washington and may be close. Green Energy Management, Inc. (http://greenenergymgmt.net/)
A...
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