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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 05-09-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By brasilmom
Hello all, I am back with this as we are now...

Hello all,
I am back with this as we are now getting geared towards replacing the patio roof/cover. I remember someone mentioning a company out west that made kits for that made out of engineered...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-01-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By brasilmom
I see. I measure the enclosure and it is 20h x...

I see. I measure the enclosure and it is 20h x 20w x 24d. It appears to be the exact size for that unit, which would leave no space around the unit. The face of the unit would be towards the open...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 01-31-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By brasilmom
I noticed the price tag and did not like it. The...

I noticed the price tag and did not like it. The opening was already there and honestly I am yet to measure to verify even if this unit would fit in there. I like the idea of an unit that is built...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 01-31-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By brasilmom
Built-in dehumidifier Aprilaire 1710a

Greetings,

We completed our basement repairs and are now looking for options for a dehumidifier. The plumber that worked with us mentioned the built-in Aprilaire 1710a dehumidifier as we have an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-05-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By brasilmom
Marble back splash - caulk

Greetings,

We just recently installed a vanity in our children's bathroom that came with a marble top and backsplash. We applied a bead of caulk, which is not curing at all. It has been about a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-10-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By brasilmom
Ok, so now, we are almost done with the walls and...

Ok, so now, we are almost done with the walls and ceiling. Today, if time allows, I will work on the floor. So, the floor that is there now is glued down vinyl. Is there a real need to remove this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-07-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By brasilmom
Thanks all for the ideas and replies. We removed...

Thanks all for the ideas and replies. We removed the popcorn yesterday without the test, and are now done with that part of the project. Of course there are still lots of room in the house with the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-07-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By brasilmom
Thanks cjn79 for the info. It appears that this...

Thanks cjn79 for the info. It appears that this would be way more than I want for this small bathroom. However, as time goes by I may get more in depth with that for the bedrooms. A warm floor is a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-01-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By brasilmom
Thank you. I will check out the web site and hope...

Thank you. I will check out the web site and hope to get it tested.

You see, I am sort of on the same boat as you. I do not believe it could really be that bad, even more so considering that this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-01-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By brasilmom
The dreadful popcorn ceiling

Greetings,
We are going to give a lift on the children's bathroom, which has a popcorn ceiling. So, we want to remove it and give a textured finish to it. It is a small bathroom, but nonetheless we...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-30-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By brasilmom
Oh, forgot to ask. I see that there are at least...

Oh, forgot to ask. I see that there are at least 2 types of radiant heat. One is on a "wool" type of fabric, and the other is on a wire mesh type of thing. So, which is best for my application?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-30-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By brasilmom
Radiant flooring under natural stone

Greetings,

We are replacing the pedestal sink on the children's bathroom, so we decided to go ahead and change the vinyl flooring, add radiant heat, put natural stone, and also replace the old...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-04-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By brasilmom
Thanks Dick and CallMeVilla. The 48 hours is up...

Thanks Dick and CallMeVilla. The 48 hours is up by the end of the day today so I will wait until the morning to contact the people.

That thing here is that the electrical inspector wants to get...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-03-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By brasilmom
Thank you Dick. Laws in general are weird...

Thank you Dick.

Laws in general are weird in WI. I think this may be the result of excess drinking. I will call tomorrow and see what I can find out. I know that for plumbing the inspector has 48...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-03-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By brasilmom
I know, I thought about that, but in reality I...

I know, I thought about that, but in reality I feel like inspectors are an interesting bunch. I am afraid of calling and getting them on the wrong side. You see, the electrical inspector was here to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-02-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By brasilmom
Building inspection timing regulations

Greetings,

I am unable to find if there is a regulation that dictate how long a person is supposed to wait for an inspector to perform is work. I had an electrical inspector come and he said he...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-30-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By brasilmom
Thanks BridgeMan. We looked up the corner unit...

Thanks BridgeMan. We looked up the corner unit and have one picked out. They are not the biggest thing ever, but is about the size of the previous shower area, so we are ok with that. Now we need to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-15-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,727
Posted By brasilmom
This is exactly the correct stuff. Thank you for...

This is exactly the correct stuff. Thank you for the link. I will check my local stores and this time at the closet sections of it.
Be well
Miriam
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-15-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,727
Posted By brasilmom
OSB cedar panels

Greetings,
As we continue with our basement, we want to replace the damaged cedar OSB panels, however we are not able to find a place that sells them so far. Does anyone here know where those things...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-13-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By brasilmom
Thermo expansion valve

Greetings,
Our AC unit decided it was time to act up as well. Last week we noticed that the unit was running all the time but the temperature hardly changed. We investigate a bit and upon checking...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-06-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By brasilmom
The wood is in a very bad shape. The panels...

The wood is in a very bad shape. The panels themselves are not that bad. A good clean and will render them new. But we must replace, change, do something with the wood structure. We are considering...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-04-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By brasilmom
And it is. We remove the remaining drywall to...

And it is. We remove the remaining drywall to find the flange and all. That part was not coming down, so we will proceed with some peace of mid. The smell is solved now that there is water in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-04-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By brasilmom
The layout will remain the same. I will most...

The layout will remain the same. I will most likely do a little linen closet, but there is already room for it. I will contract a plumber to replace some piping and also move the water lines for the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-04-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By brasilmom
Bathroom in basement

Greetings,
We are gutting our bathroom in the basement due to a flood that occurred. The bathroom was old, moldy, and in great need of an update. Now we are trying to gather ideas as to what is the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-03-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By brasilmom
Thanks all for the replies. We added water to the...

Thanks all for the replies. We added water to the bowl and it seems to have solved the problem. As for the pipe, we are not positive it is a drain at all. We have a drain pipe next on the next room,...
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