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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-12-2014, 01:01 PM
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Posted By tractng
Thanks for the feedback.

Thanks for the feedback.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-12-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By tractng
I already run the block inside the attic and...

I already run the block inside the attic and anchored them to the joist. They are not visible. My concern is that will it be strong enough since the joist is only 2x4 running across 14 ft.

The...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-12-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By tractng
Projector screen mount

Due to the fireplace, I can't wall mount an electric projector screen that is 123" long. I have to ceiling mount the projector 7" from the wall. The next beam (2x4) is about 15" inches from the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-12-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By tractng
This worked out great. I had one area that had a...

This worked out great. I had one area that had a lump (bad drywall job). I added compound and smooth the lump out and then use the orange spray can.

Thanks,
TT
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-12-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By tractng
Good idea. I already used anchor screws. In the...

Good idea. I already used anchor screws. In the future, adhesive will do. I was in rush and not thinking straight.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By tractng
I will try the fascia idea. Hopefully it will be...

I will try the fascia idea. Hopefully it will be strong enough there. Plus the RCA 751 antenna is not getting all the local channels I want. Time to try Winegard.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-12-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By tractng
Thanks Nealtw. I will give it a try this weekend.

Thanks Nealtw. I will give it a try this weekend.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-08-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By tractng
Reverse door handle

Hello,

Current front door is a "left hand" door. Door handle set does not have a key. From outside, its a thumb press type. Inside, the leveler (handle) has to be pushed up in order to open the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-07-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By tractng
Glendora (north side :))

Glendora (north side :))
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-06-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By tractng
Yea. That might be part 2 since I just moved into...

Yea. That might be part 2 since I just moved into the neighbor 2 months and don't want to make a quick impression.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-05-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By tractng
Nealtw, Do you mean reshape as to expand the...

Nealtw,

Do you mean reshape as to expand the area that is 5ft mentioned above to 7ft wide throughout? My friend had mentioned the right side but I like the idea of being able to park 3 cars...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-05-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By tractng
Expanding driveway

Hello,

We want to expand the driveway so it will give us some more room. Currently its hard to park one car in the garage and reverse when another car is in the driveway.

From the left, at...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-15-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By tractng
I don't want to pay for the service. The...

I don't want to pay for the service. The satellite is from Dish Network.:rofl: I just want to use its mounting pole. The antenna I bought doesn't work to well indoor. I will need to install...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-15-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By tractng
antenna mounting

Hello,

Just moved into a house near the mountain. Indoor antenna doesn't work well.

I noticed a satellite dish was installed near the power line (about 2 feet where power line is fed into the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-01-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By tractng
Screwing thru floor (floating floor type) so...

Screwing thru floor (floating floor type) so probably no movement.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-01-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By tractng
Installing closet track rails on slab

First house that I live in has slab foundation (built 1962). I just put laminate flooring in the bedroom, I need to reinstall the rails (tracks). Would drilling it and putting some plastic anchor...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-01-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By tractng
I tried 2" and it worked fine. ...

I tried 2" and it worked fine.


Thanks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-28-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By tractng
I have always done that in the past. I...

I have always done that in the past.

I bought a finisher nailer/compressor (porter cable) combo that came with 2" finish nails (16 gauge). Assuming my drywall is 1/2" and my baseboard is 1/2",...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-26-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By tractng
Thanks so much.

Thanks so much.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-26-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By tractng
Here is the pencil reference. I have done...

Here is the pencil reference. I have done drywall before but never patch texture wall like this before.


http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/tractng/wall_texture_zps59172da9.jpg...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-26-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By tractng
Baseboard and door tirmming size

Hello,

Since I am putting new laminate floor (replacing carpet), I will be using 3.25" height baseboard. I am looking to keep the door trimming if I can. It is the standard size (1 9/16"). ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-22-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By tractng
Pressure relieve valve (water heater)

Hello,

Since the heater water is located indoor, does valve need to be connected to a pipe and then run to the outside of the house? Trying to correct some stuff around the house :D


TT
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-15-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By tractng
I will get a pic for reference. Your advice...

I will get a pic for reference. Your advice sounds good.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-11-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By tractng
Repairing wall

Hello,

I have a few small holes I want to repair (finger size). Can somebody show me how I can get a texture like this when I do the repair. It looks sponge like. I have done knock down with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-04-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By tractng
Watched the video. My window slides horizontal. ...

Watched the video. My window slides horizontal. I am assuming the fixed window piece is glue together since I don't see any screws.
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