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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-15-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,793
Posted By the spindoctor
finally got it somewhat finished this morning. ...

finally got it somewhat finished this morning. took all of about 30 minutes, and i used that rectorseal stuff, no leaks at all. i still have a stub sticking out of the wall about 1.5", but to get...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-07-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By the spindoctor
Is this a ball valve? (stupid question, i know)

i need to move a gas line and just wanted to make sure since it looks different than the ones inside. i know these things don't get used very often, are there any seals or o-rings that might fall...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-21-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,290
Posted By the spindoctor
tennis, fishing, disk golf, pool. i grew up...

tennis, fishing, disk golf, pool. i grew up always tinkering with cars, still have a v8 rx7 project car that will probably never get finished at the rate i'm going. i'm one of those people that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-18-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,214
Posted By the spindoctor
Progess on my garage un-conversion

so i bought my 1st home a month ago, and the garage had been enclosed back in the 70's or so. obviously, that had to go. the total area is 19x26, and they had the front 6' made into a weird sort...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-18-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,793
Posted By the spindoctor
i just need to cut it so i can easily unscrew a...

i just need to cut it so i can easily unscrew a small piece of pipe where i actually have room to get to it. it's 1/2" steel pipe.


easy way: cut pipe, unscrew 1 small piece of pipe, cap...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-18-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,793
Posted By the spindoctor
Safe way to cut an existing gas line?

basically i need to eliminate a gas line in my garage, and the way it snakes through and around my foundation i would have to unscrew about 10 different fittings with almost no room to work.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-10-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By the spindoctor
that's kind of what i figured, but i was hoping...

that's kind of what i figured, but i was hoping somebody had a website bookmarked with the basics. i know a lot of people just wing it and try to use common sense, but it would be nice to know for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-10-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By the spindoctor
Question about routing hot/cold supply lines

are there any general rules about this, other than being supported every xxx feet?

i have all buried copper lines and need to fix a few small leaks and install cutoffs everywhere and was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-10-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By the spindoctor
Where to find buidling codes online?

i just bought my 1st house and my city allows owners to do their own work, but are required to abide by standard international codes, but they don't provide the specs for those codes. i've done...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 05-02-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 24,049
Posted By the spindoctor
here's what i ended up with. there was a seafoam...

here's what i ended up with. there was a seafoam color that i really liked, but i think ill use that in the bathroom instead. still need to paint the inside of the shelves and closet doors, but i...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-29-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,847
Posted By the spindoctor
this would be the lowest part of the roof, and it...

this would be the lowest part of the roof, and it goes up from there. i guess it would be a cross gable, right? the ugly carport and rotting covered porch are soon to go before anyone asks. :o
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-29-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,847
Posted By the spindoctor
measuring from the floor to the bottom of the...

measuring from the floor to the bottom of the 2x12's, the right side is 86", the left side is 85 3/4" and the middle is 85 1/2". i'm not sure how straight these things normally are, and how long if...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-29-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,847
Posted By the spindoctor
Header strength over garage door?

my house originally had two 8' garage doors with a 1' center post, but i would like to put in a single 17' door instead. about 20 years ago the garage was enclosed and they took out the center post...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 04-26-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 24,049
Posted By the spindoctor
Paint color for a small office/computer room?

currently it's a very pale yellow with built in shelves on one wall painted white, light tan carpet, 10x10. i kind of like a redish/maroon pastel color, but wonder if it would make the room feel...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-17-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,221
Posted By the spindoctor
Tips on replacing a subfloor?

seems pretty straight forward, rip it out and replace it. but what do you do about the part that is under walls? just cut around it?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-20-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,781
Posted By the spindoctor
well, the realtor never showed up and i guess the...

well, the realtor never showed up and i guess the owner noticed me sitting outside. he is a foreigner that spoke very little english. i explained that i was coming to look at the house and he just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-19-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,781
Posted By the spindoctor
When is P&B foundation too far gone?

first post here, so forgive me if this is a rookie question, i'm learning as i go!

i'm looking for my 1st home, and found one that is absolutely PERFECT for what i want, but it might need to be...
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