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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-20-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,112
Posted By SPISurfer
Michelle, It's a bad job. It will leak. ...

Michelle,
It's a bad job. It will leak.

$3,000 might seem high. I ball park $100-$400 for the removal reinstall. The high end would be $2,800, plus there would need to be window flashing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-11-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By SPISurfer
Oldog do a search on this forum of SPISurfer and...

Oldog do a search on this forum of SPISurfer and you'll see progression shots - cutting brick, mudding, drywall, pocket door, ikea cabinets, etc....

None of it would have been possible without...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-05-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By SPISurfer
Metal Corner Bead - Nestor

We like the crisp hard edges the metal corner beads create. Vinyl is probably better down here with the high humidity and salt air. We wanted angular modern appearance.

We are enjoying the work...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 12-08-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,716
Posted By SPISurfer
Painting Furniture

I have a dresser that I sanded. I painted flat black latex enamel yesterday.

The problem is the part where I did not sand down to the bare wood. The paint has not dried and there are streaks...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-08-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By SPISurfer
Great Site Improvement

TXBuilder - the forum has really improved. We can not thank you enough for starting it.

We're at a stand still on the hurricane house, bathrooms still need to be done. 1 yr 4 months - new...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-28-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,700
Posted By SPISurfer
Ikea Kitchen Taking Shape

We got some cabinets. :banana: Putting together cabinets is more satisifying than scrapping popcorn or tape and float.

There is a long story with the Ikea experience. We are excited to have some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-28-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,397
Posted By SPISurfer
Hopefully you didn't strip the shine from the...

Hopefully you didn't strip the shine from the porcelain using CLR.

You need Iron Out
Super Iron Out® (http://www.summitbrands.com/brands/IronOut.aspx)

Down here the sell it at Walmart. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 05-28-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,208
Posted By SPISurfer
Keep at it! It looks good - smooth. I wish that...

Keep at it! It looks good - smooth. I wish that I would have seen this thread last year when I was mudding. Glenns tips would have come in handy. I normally don't look at decor & painting. You...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-28-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,867
Posted By SPISurfer
Nogaro, Your choice depends on which flooring...

Nogaro,
Your choice depends on which flooring you really want. Our experience w/ self leveling wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Apparently we aren't the only people who have had this issue. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-15-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,240
Posted By SPISurfer
Concrete Floor Paint - Nestor???

We're wearing out. We are trying to finish the floor, but we are going on 3 maybe 4 wks.

We stripped the concrete and patched the tack and cermanic tile holes. It is a terrible job. This is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-07-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,253
Posted By SPISurfer
Fixing windows that won't stay open --- I know...

Fixing windows that won't stay open --- I know you posted the name of the window, but I'd have to see it. I have windows with the same problem. After examining it and having another window to steal...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 05-07-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,502
Posted By SPISurfer
Ceramic Insulating Paint

I've done a preliminary search on putting the ceramic additive in paint to deflect the sun. Can anyone find information where an individual used the paint on their stucco/brick and it lowered their...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-14-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,798
Posted By SPISurfer
You are a working machine, which inspires us to...

You are a working machine, which inspires us to keep going. We still haven't done our flooring for the kitchen great room. Your tile looks good. We'll be getting our kitchen cabinets from IKEA. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-14-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,486
Posted By SPISurfer
Flat texture not paint

Nestor:
You are right. People paint with flat paint and texture the ceilings and walls to hide the boo boos.

It was a beast skim coating our ceiling to make it flat, nice, glossy and to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-14-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,502
Posted By SPISurfer
Pityocamptes: Prospector gave you a great run...

Pityocamptes:
Prospector gave you a great run down. The house is probably on slab so there wouldn't be any wood subfloor rot. Plus you are in AZ and wood rot isn't that bad there.

I still...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-14-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,486
Posted By SPISurfer
Warnick, Flat is in! Back east flat ceilings...

Warnick,
Flat is in! Back east flat ceilings never went out of style.

Yes they have textured paint. I saw it on clearance at HD.

Check out: Removing Popcorn Ceilings, One Nasty Kernal at...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-13-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,896
Posted By SPISurfer
For What It's Worth

We are not in the metroplex, but in the boonies down south Texas.

We were given two different quotes, which both were $500 to cut brick and insert the window. This did not include the price of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-07-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,341
Posted By SPISurfer
Done

Doug,
Thanks! We went ahead and primed. It looks great! We just have never done this before -- need lots of affirmation. Here's the results in this room.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-06-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,341
Posted By SPISurfer
Help Mud Issues

Do I need more mud around my window and openings? Here is a picture with the 10" knife see the light shining through? I'd really like to move this along, but I'll do what must be done.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-06-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,175
Posted By SPISurfer
Level 5 Finish

We live in the land of texture - mucho mas joint compound. We are trying to have flat flat flat walls and ceiling. I think this is taking too long. The corners are difficult. The sanding is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-06-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,338
Posted By SPISurfer
Are you using pavers or those interior brick...

Are you using pavers or those interior brick veneers? I would compare the pricing to what your local big box store charges for labor on for laying tile floor if you are using flagstone or that faux...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-06-2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By SPISurfer
Slick! Thanks for sharing.

Slick! Thanks for sharing.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-06-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,703
Posted By SPISurfer
It Can Be Done

This can be done from the inside. We alternated the diamond saw blade on one window, switched methods to masonry blade on a grinder and even did the chisel method on another. The dust is unreal. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-13-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By SPISurfer
Glenn's precautions are true facts. You can do it...

Glenn's precautions are true facts. You can do it and will enjoy the results. The tiles will splinter and fly like little shards of glass. I would wear long sleeves along with the leather gloves...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-06-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,234
Posted By SPISurfer
I wouldn't replace windows for a Austin house. ...

I wouldn't replace windows for a Austin house. The weather is not as drastic as CT. The inspectors are cracking down - you will need a permit. Apparently this has been a problem because Austin...
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