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DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 04-16-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By HauteShots
Experience with Epoxy Coating a Previously Plastered Pool?

Has anyone had experience with epoxy coating a previously plastered pool?

My home is 13 years old now and this winter the first layer if plaster on the bottom started to chip off around the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-07-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By HauteShots
I figured out a solution but the TV hasnt arrived...

I figured out a solution but the TV hasnt arrived yet so I havent implemented it. I decided to cut a 2x6 to the width of the opening of the wall unit. Then use (2) metal joists screwed into the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-05-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By HauteShots
Mounting Flat Panel TV outside of Wall Unit

I just ordered a 55" LED Flat Panel TV but I'm not sure how I'm going to mount it. My house was built in 2001 when projection TV's were still very popular. There is a custom entertainment center sunk...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-13-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,906
Posted By HauteShots
I was never able to find those parts, so YES! I...

I was never able to find those parts, so YES! I still need them!

Thanks!
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-06-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,249
Posted By HauteShots
Compressor Replacement

After the first thunder storm I have seen in Las Vegas since I moved into a new property which put an inch of water on the ground in 30 mins... my 5 ton York condenser unit popped a breaker. I reset...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-29-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,341
Posted By HauteShots
What does the ODS look like?

What does the ODS look like?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-28-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,437
Posted By HauteShots
Cable Rail or Horizontal Tube Rail Building?

I really hate the railing system inside of my house for the stairs that take you to the second floor. I really like the look of cable rails but at around $100 a sqft it doesnt seem practical. The...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-23-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,341
Posted By HauteShots
Ugghh FirePlaceGuys dot com quoted $229 plus...

Ugghh FirePlaceGuys dot com quoted $229 plus shipping for a new gas valve! That sounds a bit excessive to me. Has anyone replaced one of these valves before and know if that quote is way out of line?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 03-23-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,823
Posted By HauteShots
figured it out

I played around with a bunch of valves near the pump and figured it out. The self cleaning system works like crap and not worth using any way...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-01-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,403
Posted By HauteShots
Thanks for the info but unfortunately I live in...

Thanks for the info but unfortunately I live in the Nevada desert and they wont stand the extreme heat with no humidity...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-27-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,906
Posted By HauteShots
Hey Joe, I checked both Home Depot and Lowes...

Hey Joe,

I checked both Home Depot and Lowes and although they have similar parts the clamps they have are for round posts not square. I have also check all over online and I can not parts to fit...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 02-26-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,823
Posted By HauteShots
Magna Sweep Self Cleaning System

I purchased a new property and the in ground pool is equipped with a Magna Sweep self cleaning system. The only problem is I can not figure out how to turn it on and I am unable to find a pool...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-16-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,613
Posted By HauteShots
I understand the pebble stone coating needs...

I understand the pebble stone coating needs maintenance every few years but if we removed the skim coat and repoured a new layer would this not also need maintenance as well? Hence, it was not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-16-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,613
Posted By HauteShots
I had about 10 different contractors come in and...

I had about 10 different contractors come in and look and estimate and to do the job correctly it has to be grinded off and repoured. Since the skim coat is made to stick good to the base below it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-15-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,444
Posted By HauteShots
well i went ahead and restained one of the doors...

well i went ahead and restained one of the doors starting this morning and thank godness it seems to be taking the stain well after two coats with no blotches. It still needs 1 or 2 more coats to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-14-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,444
Posted By HauteShots
Then should try putting my citrus strip on there...

Then should try putting my citrus strip on there or maybe a different solution to break in down further?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-14-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,444
Posted By HauteShots
OK, so I coated both doors last night with a...

OK, so I coated both doors last night with a heavy dose of Citrus strip then wiped it down about 3 hours later then recoated it again and left it over night. Got up this morning and wiped it clean...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-13-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,444
Posted By HauteShots
Refinishing Oak Vanity Problems - Ebony Stain

I started a project a couple of weeks ago to strip down and refinish a light oak colored bathroom vanity and stain it ebony.

I used a few coats of Citris stripping gel, along with a bunch of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-07-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,906
Posted By HauteShots
Cutting a Gate into a Fence - Need Parts!

I want to cut my existing fence in my backyard and make it into a gate. This is what it looks like:

http://avn.net/wc_house/pics/gate1.JPG


By looking at another section of my fence which...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-02-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,613
Posted By HauteShots
I’m so freakin' confused… I contacted about 6...

I’m so freakin' confused… I contacted about 6 contractors and all of them told me different things… Not only is epoxy coating the cheapest, it also sounds like the best solution to me. Here is just a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-01-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,613
Posted By HauteShots
I sent the photos to a few contractors and a...

I sent the photos to a few contractors and a number of them recommended that I epoxy the driveway and acid stain it.

I looked it up on Google and I do like the epoxy with the pebble face. Has...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-30-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,613
Posted By HauteShots
Driveway Resurfacing

I just moved into a new property a few months ago and I was notified last week by the HOA that my driveway is in violation because it needs to be re-stained. I bought a power washer and tried to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-09-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,341
Posted By HauteShots
Hi Paul, I was wondering if you could offer...

Hi Paul,

I was wondering if you could offer some more insight on the magnet in the gas valve. Is this something that can be replaced or do I have to replace the entire valve?

Thank you.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-02-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,341
Posted By HauteShots
Hi Paul, The video should be able to open...

Hi Paul,

The video should be able to open with quick time or windows media player. None the less I went through all the steps above and I am concluding that the problem is magnet. Do I have to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-31-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,341
Posted By HauteShots
pilot flame

Hi Paul,

I also took this video of the pilot flame:


Pilot Flame Video (http://avn.net/wc_house/pics/IMG_0524.MOV)


Does the flame look good?
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