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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-05-2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 24,532
Posted By bethany14
Argh. The stinkin county won't allow the FPSF! ...

Argh. The stinkin county won't allow the FPSF!
They have code amendments that address it, but for a heated space. So, I asked the engineer if I ran PEX (radiant heat) in the porch floor if that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-19-2007, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,545
Posted By bethany14
You'll waste money and pollute your local water...

You'll waste money and pollute your local water by using herbicides against them. Are they really that ugly? I suggest giving it up, and learn to love the pretty flowers. Their deep tap roots will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-19-2007, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,565
Posted By bethany14
Adhesive remover and a scrub brush. Oh, and a 20...

Adhesive remover and a scrub brush. Oh, and a 20 yr olds back ;)
Some folks prep concrete floors with muriatic acid as a wash, but read your label and use caution.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-19-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,065
Posted By bethany14
You don't want to just stop the water 'long...

You don't want to just stop the water 'long enough', you want to stop the water, PERIOD!
Re-route storm water runoff away from your foundation, and put a dehumidifier in the basement. Then wait!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-19-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,635
Posted By bethany14
There are many benefits to metal roofing: ...

There are many benefits to metal roofing:
energy savings
$500 tax credit
estimated 75% recoup at resale
homeowners insurance discounts
oh, and that nice pitter patter :)

more info here:...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-19-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By bethany14
You can actually fire up a fluorescent light with...

You can actually fire up a fluorescent light with static electricity (careful!), so I don't think that's slowing it down. If you flip the switch and leave it on, does it eventually come on? If so,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-19-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,513
Posted By bethany14
If that tree is on the south side of your home,...

If that tree is on the south side of your home, you may want to consider keeping it. The summer sun packs quite the punch, and that tree is a free and a most attractive defense against it...
I say,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-03-2007, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,617
Posted By bethany14
Another con, A friend of mine is building for...

Another con,
A friend of mine is building for himself in a very small town in Eastern MD. When he got permitting for his tankless they were very apprehensive toward the 'new' technology--they went...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-03-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By bethany14
When all I need is cheap paint in basic colors I...

When all I need is cheap paint in basic colors I go to the 'oops' dept of the local hardware store. We also have building 're-use' centers nearby, where they sell recouped paint. Maybe you have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-31-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,617
Posted By bethany14
Some highlights copied from:...

Some highlights copied from: http://www.toolbase.org/Technology-Inventory/Whole-House-Systems/tankless-water-heaters
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-20-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 24,532
Posted By bethany14
I just came across an alternative to concrete...

I just came across an alternative to concrete foundations called "Frost Protected Shallow Foundations" (FPSF) info here: http://www.toolbase.org/TechInventory/techDetails.aspx?ContentDetailID=713
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-19-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 24,532
Posted By bethany14
Well, I spoke to permitting and found out it's...

Well, I spoke to permitting and found out it's just decks that need to be 'free standing', but not porches! Great news for me, but I still wonder what the heck the difference is between a deck and a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-19-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 24,050
Posted By bethany14
Could you attach a 5/8's strip on a 90 degree...

Could you attach a 5/8's strip on a 90 degree angle on the edge of the trim, so that it wraps around to meet the frame? I think as long as the strips are symmetrical it won't detract much from the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 03-08-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,995
Posted By bethany14
Good news! It took me a while to address the...

Good news! It took me a while to address the issue b/c a)needed a couple cold days I could store fridge/freezer contents outside b)needed a couple days that I could leave the machine pulled out wide...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-22-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,995
Posted By bethany14
Hi Jeff, I was hoping to see you here :) It's...

Hi Jeff, I was hoping to see you here :)
It's LRFC22750TT

Noise is louder inside, near the bottom. It's loud in the fridge inside, but much louder in the freezer drawer which is on the bottom. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-21-2007, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,995
Posted By bethany14
LG refrigerator sounds like dirt bike

When the motor starts up it sounds like a fan is loaded down...but it's not all the time. Sometimes it just hums, but sometimes it fires up quite loudly. My hubby pulled her out and cleaned behind...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-02-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,231
Posted By bethany14
Thanks InspectorD :) Darn skippy that was alot...

Thanks InspectorD :) Darn skippy that was alot of work ;) So much that I ran out of fizz for the porch! It was my first project like this, and <like everyone told me I would> I underestimated how...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-31-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,843
Posted By bethany14
Give this software a try: ...

Give this software a try:
http://sketchup.google.com/index.html

It's free, simple, and 3D

edited to say, "Whoops, Carcosa beat me to it!"
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-31-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,231
Posted By bethany14
Update on Bethany's Ark

Before,
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g145/killchar2/IMG_0466.jpg

After,
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g145/killchar2/1-30-07003.jpg

Thanks to everyone here, I couldn't have done it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-28-2007, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,894
Posted By bethany14
Here's the deal though, the original circuit was...

Here's the deal though, the original circuit was run in 12! It's 15 amp circuit that runs receptacles and lights. I bought 14 guage (which is the correct wire size for a 15 amp circuit!!!), and ran...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-27-2007, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,894
Posted By bethany14
If you know the circuit you're working with, it...

If you know the circuit you're working with, it seems to me you'd go by the breaker size, not the wire guage, just like Daryl says. And if you don't know the circuit you're on, you should find out. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-26-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 24,532
Posted By bethany14
That's true, those tiles will last forever! I'll...

That's true, those tiles will last forever! I'll be sure to post on here when I get going on my porch, and you be sure to do the same!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-26-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,617
Posted By bethany14
Sizing is a concern, depending on your hot water...

Sizing is a concern, depending on your hot water demands. Here we only wash in cold water, and don't have a dishwasher, so our demand is minimal. However, if you do wash in hot water, and run a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-26-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,894
Posted By bethany14
good, thanks. I hadn't thought of that... ...

good, thanks. I hadn't thought of that...
Thanks Glenn, you're always here for me :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-25-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,894
Posted By bethany14
mixing 12 & 14 guage wires

It's ok to mix these, right? I'm using scrap for the new porch lights and some are 14 and some are 12. I can't think of why it would be a problem, but thought I'd check here.
Thanks!
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