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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-11-2010, 11:13 PM
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Yeah, you should clean the coils before you use...

Yeah, you should clean the coils before you use the AC every summer :) coil cleaner and a hose does the job well. Isn't this on the side of the house or away from where people would see it? Can't be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-11-2010, 10:45 PM
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Views: 2,232
Posted By profenx
Asbestos was used widely for many construction...

Asbestos was used widely for many construction products. Since your house is dated so many years back, i would have the test done on the wood panel, the mastic and your sheet rock or plaster. Test...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-10-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,812
Posted By profenx
why not just leave it? I think french doors are...

why not just leave it? I think french doors are nice. Put up a curtain with high placed rod inside the room and you have your privacy! :) just place the rods so they are beyond the width of the door....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-10-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,667
Posted By profenx
wow i'm confused. I have central air and heating...

wow i'm confused. I have central air and heating on same unit. I have vents in every room (even the bathrooms although they are smaller vents) I thought if i closed the bathroom vents and some room...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-10-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,031
Posted By profenx
it'll be difficult to determine where the water...

it'll be difficult to determine where the water is coming from. If water is going to your floors and flowing in the basement would it be a grade issue? Do you have your home graded so water flows...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-10-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,325
Posted By profenx
They do sell indoor vent filters. I've seen them...

They do sell indoor vent filters. I've seen them in lowes and home depot. If you don't mind the venting indoors, this will trap the lint. You'l have to clean it regularly though. You mean the vent...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-10-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,449
Posted By profenx
Bleach is mostly water. Mold on wood structures...

Bleach is mostly water. Mold on wood structures and parts of homes won't be easily killed by bleach. It might look like it is gone, but it also "bleaches" the mold. It is important to remove the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-10-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,924
Posted By profenx
I've heard of cities that would let you have...

I've heard of cities that would let you have something that was built permitted after. They would have to inspect it and you'll have to do the changes to bring it up to code. It could end up costing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-10-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,919
Posted By profenx
Did you say you were adding 3 bedrooms and a bath...

Did you say you were adding 3 bedrooms and a bath upstairs? What is up there now?

I'm not sure about resale value, but i think when shopping for a home, the master bed with a bath was more...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-09-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,483
Posted By profenx
Enclosed Patio taking up water

Hi folks,

I was wondering if anyone can help me solve my water problems for my enclosed patio. Patio was added a decade after house in the 60s. I'm on a concrete slab and the patio is about 3"...
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