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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-30-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,676
Posted By travelover
It has a 15 amp fuse built into it. I don't see...

It has a 15 amp fuse built into it. I don't see why it would be unsafe.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-19-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By travelover
I'd go to the library and take out a good book on...

I'd go to the library and take out a good book on tiling. You can also buy one fairly cheaply at the big box stores, or even research it on the internet. Google "ceramic tile floor install"

Let me...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-11-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,927
Posted By travelover
So Ohmy, did you come here to offer any real help...

So Ohmy, did you come here to offer any real help or did you just come to bully the homeowners? :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-08-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,531
Posted By travelover
Look at the dates - two years ago.

Look at the dates - two years ago.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 05-05-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,362
Posted By travelover
I'd plug the leaks in the walls of the...

I'd plug the leaks in the walls of the crawlspace, put down plastic sheeting over the dirt to reduce water vapor and make it nicer to crawl on. Then I'd insulate the walls of the crawlspace. Should...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-30-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,164
Posted By travelover
Good review. I'd also recommend getting at least...

Good review. I'd also recommend getting at least 3 quotes before you buy. Make sure that you are comparing like furnaces (efficiency) with like warranties. I replaced mine a year ago and got quotes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-30-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,377
Posted By travelover
I admit it has been about 30 years since...

I admit it has been about 30 years since engineering school. Can you please explain why this is an issue for this homeowner?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-29-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,164
Posted By travelover
Goodman makes builder grade stuff, though I've...

Goodman makes builder grade stuff, though I've heard that they are better than they used to be.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-28-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,210
Posted By travelover
How about covering it with 1/2" hardware...

How about covering it with 1/2" hardware cloth?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-28-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,164
Posted By travelover
There are only a small number of manufacturers of...

There are only a small number of manufacturers of furnaces. Do a little research on the internet and see who makes what.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-28-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,377
Posted By travelover
I wouldn't do anything more, except may put in a...

I wouldn't do anything more, except may put in a ceiling below the floor if that is your intention. What you did wasn't perfect, but it made the floor a lot stiffer.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-27-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,850
Posted By travelover
If you have already replaced the air gap, I'd...

If you have already replaced the air gap, I'd replace the tubes. Likely one is split, as you suspect.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-27-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By travelover
I think you can do the same thing with flour - or...

I think you can do the same thing with flour - or just about any dust.

Dust explosion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_explosion)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-26-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,628
Posted By travelover
Yes

The answer is YES, a flicker is a protected species.

Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migratory_Bird_Treaty_Act_of_1918)

Here...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-21-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,372
Posted By travelover
You need both. An appraisal is largely based on...

You need both. An appraisal is largely based on what similar homes have sold for in the area. A home inspection is a detailed look at the integrity of the house by a person trained in that skill.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-14-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,825
Posted By travelover
When the warm, moist air from your home tries to...

When the warm, moist air from your home tries to escape, it is stopped at the vapor barrier. If the barrier is on the heated side, it stops here as a vapor. If it continues through the insulation to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-28-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By travelover
Regarding legality, I'd give a call to your local...

Regarding legality, I'd give a call to your local electrical building inspector - they can be very helpful. This switching is an unusual setup - normally switches are located outside a wet area.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-28-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By travelover
I think you'd do best figure out where the air...

I think you'd do best figure out where the air leaks are. I use a burning incense stick to locate leaks. You can increase leakage by turning on bath and kitchen fans, or putting a box fan in another...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-27-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By travelover
Where do the windows leak? I have double hung...

Where do the windows leak? I have double hung windows and found that by adding extra gaskets to the top and bottom sashes they are tight now. They may also be leaking around the outside of their...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-26-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,748
Posted By travelover
Reread post #21 . Ironically, corporations have...

Reread post #21 . Ironically, corporations have so much control now, they can send a lynch mob against anyone that opposes them by manipulating highly emotional topics like abortion, socialism,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-26-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,748
Posted By travelover
The public option cuts out the middle man - that...

The public option cuts out the middle man - that is the insurance companies. They make a tremendous amount of money now and have an army of lobbyists in Washington and many, if not most, members of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-26-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,748
Posted By travelover
I think that when the public realizes that all...

I think that when the public realizes that all those scare stories about death panels and the government "taking over" are untrue and realizes how it benefits them, it will splash back on those...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-24-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,748
Posted By travelover
My perspective is that as long as campaigns are...

My perspective is that as long as campaigns are paid for with corporate money and members of congress have to run every two years, you will continue to get more of the same. It has been suggested...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-22-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By travelover
You would do well to cover the dirt floor with a...

You would do well to cover the dirt floor with a plastic sheet. Google "crawl space plastic" and you will find a wealth of information.

The dirt allows water to evaporate into the space and then...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-22-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,748
Posted By travelover
Here is a summary from CBS news on what is in the...

Here is a summary from CBS news on what is in the bill.

Health Care Reform Bill Summary: A Look At What's in the Bill - Political Hotsheet - CBS News...
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