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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring Yesterday, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By CallMeVilla
I did a project like this all by myself ... ...

I did a project like this all by myself ... First thing: GET HELP because it is not a quick or easy project. This does not have to be an all or nothing proposal. Some of the flooring might be OK...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By CallMeVilla
When you finally get an electrician to fix the...

When you finally get an electrician to fix the blow out (probably covered by insurance) have him install a whole house surge protector. Granted they are not fool proof but they do offer a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-19-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By CallMeVilla
Nice to see he came back with what happened ... ...

Nice to see he came back with what happened ... :banana:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-19-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By CallMeVilla
I have never seen a rubber main. Plastic in...

I have never seen a rubber main. Plastic in temperate climates? Sure but it transitions into copper at the stem (foundation) wall. In addition, the line is ALWAYS wrapped with protective pipe tape...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-19-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By CallMeVilla
See if you can get a left over piece of what they...

See if you can get a left over piece of what they used. You should have some anyway in case there is future damage. If the contractor is in the business, he will have access to it anyway. Scratch...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-18-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By CallMeVilla
My suspicion is the footer for the block wall was...

My suspicion is the footer for the block wall was not adequate. Rain or whatever has caused the block wall to sag, separating it from the "slab" which was above it. You can clearly see the steel in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-17-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By CallMeVilla
Where was this? I got just enough moisture to...

Where was this? I got just enough moisture to rearrange the dirt on my vehicle ... 106 degrees at noon ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-15-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By CallMeVilla
You got some great advice here and it probably...

You got some great advice here and it probably surprised you. Lets evaluate your situation because your head should be spinning.

1. Is the porch level? Is the concrete level? I wonder if the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 09-13-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By CallMeVilla
This is the moment every man anticipates! This...

This is the moment every man anticipates! This is the reason to say: "Honey, I need to buy a special tool to finish the job."

What you need is a Fein Multi-Master (or the less expensive American...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-13-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By CallMeVilla
My instinct is to channel the water into a sump...

My instinct is to channel the water into a sump and pump it out to the street. That handles the lack of elevation rather easily.

Truth is, your soil has a poor percolation rate. Think of it as a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-13-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By CallMeVilla
InspectorD is totally right ... and (stupid me) I...

InspectorD is totally right ... and (stupid me) I have done this in the past. Gives you a solid, positive seal which can be removed if necessary.

:beer:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-13-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By CallMeVilla
Does not look threaded ... clean it off, dry it,...

Does not look threaded ... clean it off, dry it, seal it generously with brush-on pipe dope. Could stop the sewer gas emissions.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 09-12-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By CallMeVilla
Replaced a 15 foot version of your mess. It...

Replaced a 15 foot version of your mess. It originally went out of dryer into the wall, then turned up 8' vertically, then turned 90 degrees for 2', then 90 degrees, then 5', then 90 degrees to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 09-10-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By CallMeVilla
YEP, good chance it is ....

YEP, good chance it is ....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By CallMeVilla
[QUOTE=Rockrz;112159]Only problem I see is... it...

[QUOTE=Rockrz;112159]Only problem I see is... it was not a commercial plane that hit the Pentegon which is evident by the lack of debris that would have been there showing bits and pieces of airplane...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-08-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By CallMeVilla
OH PLEEEEZE. 9/11 was a terrorist act which took...

OH PLEEEEZE. 9/11 was a terrorist act which took this nation off guard. Opportunists using trumped up rhetoric, paranoia, and bad science constructed a cottage industry to make money off the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-08-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By CallMeVilla
Well, have you considered doing a diagonal...

Well, have you considered doing a diagonal pattern to escape the problem entirely? You can center the points in the doorway and build it through the bathroom accordingly.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-07-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By CallMeVilla
Well, more contemporary has a larger appeal to...

Well, more contemporary has a larger appeal to the potential future market ... While retro might appeal to some (a small market), I think updating will provide more bang for the buck in the out...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-06-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,353
Posted By CallMeVilla
Well ... I hesitate to say ... but my biggest...

Well ... I hesitate to say ... but my biggest non-work hobby is singing classical music. Started in 7th grade and took it up seriously as an adult. Gets hard when you've been swallowing sawdust and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-06-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,432
Posted By CallMeVilla
We don't know what caused the short but I had...

We don't know what caused the short but I had discovered it previously and wanted to trace it. The knucklehead electrician kinda eliminated that option by setting it on fire. I was literally...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-05-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,432
Posted By CallMeVilla
The double gang box was full of black soot. ...

The double gang box was full of black soot. Managed to cap the wires and pulled the connection in the main panel too. Sorry, the GFCIs got tossed but this photo is a close example of the before and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-05-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,025
Posted By CallMeVilla
Simple solution ... sister new joist wood onto...

Simple solution ... sister new joist wood onto the existing to provide a nailing (screwing) edge for your new subfloor patches. You can also run the joist wood perpendicular to the existing joists...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-04-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By CallMeVilla
The kitchen in VERY dated. The guys have made...

The kitchen in VERY dated. The guys have made some very good suggestions, especially updating the hardware.

Every room needs contrasting light and dark to balance the room. Dark counters with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,086
Posted By CallMeVilla
Keep it damp for four days to aid the curing...

Keep it damp for four days to aid the curing process. Water it good twice a day. It gets 95% cured in 28 days. After that, you can land 747's on it ... :D

A little surprised you did not apply...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-03-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,432
Posted By CallMeVilla
Over time, I have learned when to yell and when...

Over time, I have learned when to yell and when to speak calmly in the face of emergencies. The knucklehead was right next to me as I pulled the receptacle cover off ... revealing a black as...
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