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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 09-28-2010, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Evil Scotsman
Pretty much decided that I am going to have Lowes...

Pretty much decided that I am going to have Lowes come in and measure the windows for me. Then will buy them from ??? My brother is going to help me install them. Interior doors I am not so concerned...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-19-2010, 11:00 AM
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Views: 1,796
Posted By Evil Scotsman
CORRECT way to measure for Replacement Windows?

My thought was to remove the trim and measure the window itself. But as I am writing this I can not remember if there is interior trim. In that case would I just measure the interior of the window...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-07-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By Evil Scotsman
Most ACCURATE way to measure window

What is the PROPER/BEST/MOST ACCURATE way to measure for replace windows. My THOUGHT is to remove the trim,(it will all be replaced anyway) and measure the rough opening? I don't want to measure the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 05-07-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,987
Posted By Evil Scotsman
Old house 3 smokers for YEARS how to prep

Inheriting a house built in the 60's, bought in the VERY early 70's, smokers for years. Nicotine stains on ceiling, as well as flaking paint, (inspector said not from water damage just from age)...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-07-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By Evil Scotsman
Right now it is 1960's asbestos shingles, but we...

Right now it is 1960's asbestos shingles, but we will be covering them all with vinyl sidings once we get the windows in.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-06-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By Evil Scotsman
How hard is it to remove and install a window?

Alright I am NOT an idiot, but have never done this before. I know my way around a workbench well enough I guess. I will need to be replacing about 13 windows and 8 interior doors. The windows will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 04-29-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,291
Posted By Evil Scotsman
Are you referring to the crackle...

Are you referring to the crackle look?http://http://ericksonblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/kitchen3.jpg

It is called crackle paint. You would first paint your base color, (what you want...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-21-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,145
Posted By Evil Scotsman
Home inspections and Home Appraisal Same thing?

I am inheriting a house in the near future, for the probate of the will we were told we will need to get an appraisal. I would also like to find out anything that may need to be done, roof? Heater?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-21-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,923
Posted By Evil Scotsman
Fireplace Options

Good Morning,

I live in Philadelphia Pa and am inheriting a house in the next few months. We want to complete ALL renovations/work, (needs much work, mostly cosmetic, but not 100% sure) before we...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-04-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,630
Posted By Evil Scotsman
Thanks Travelover, but now I have something else...

Thanks Travelover, but now I have something else to thing about! LOL which is going to be easier, most cost effective, and most important come out the best! Do you happen to know the size of ferring...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-03-2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,323
Posted By Evil Scotsman
I have heard ALOT about this TSP, what exactly is...

I have heard ALOT about this TSP, what exactly is it? Does it really work that well? I have never removed the wallpaper in any house I have been in, afraid to find out I couldnt get the glue off and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-03-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,630
Posted By Evil Scotsman
Thanks I was figuring I would have to shim, but...

Thanks I was figuring I would have to shim, but should I put up nailers first and shim them? Like 1 x 2 or equivelant to lathe so that when I screw in the sheetrock it is alreay level?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-03-2009, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,004
Posted By Evil Scotsman
Thank You! Hopefully will be starting to remove...

Thank You! Hopefully will be starting to remove wallpaper next week and just wanted to be prepared!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-02-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,004
Posted By Evil Scotsman
Can Plaster be patched with spackle?

If when removing paneling and or wallpaper, the plaster/lathe get dinged/gouged/etc can the plaster be patched with drywall spackle before being painted? Or is there something else that must be used?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-02-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,323
Posted By Evil Scotsman
After Removing Wallpaper, What to do about glue leftovers?

After removing the wallpaper, (I have never done this before, usually just painted over it) how do you remove any glue that is left or make the wall smooth? I am dealing with about 80 - 100 year old...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-02-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,630
Posted By Evil Scotsman
Sheetrock OVER Plaster? Can it be done?

I bought my grandmothers house and we have been in it for 3 years. The walls are covered with wallpaper that has been painted. (both by my grandfather and myself) I would LOVE to remove the wall...
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