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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-15-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,803
Posted By BLZBUB
Do you have pets? If so, you might want to stay...

Do you have pets? If so, you might want to stay away from the lime. The safest and most effective odor remover is and has always been sodium bicarbonate...baking soda. Restaurant suppliers have it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-15-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,967
Posted By BLZBUB
whoa

:eek: 99.9% sure that's a structural problem. There's definitely water infiltration to the point it has rotted the framing in the corner. I've seen it before, and it's not easy to fix. 10 to 1...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-14-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,443
Posted By BLZBUB
Green is good.

I will use this opportunity to encourage anyone who askes about the efficacy of engineered or renewable resources. The higher quality flooring with the better insulation underneath will improve the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-14-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,514
Posted By BLZBUB
No need to leave a gap between sheets. The taper...

No need to leave a gap between sheets. The taper you hire will know how to handle this condition and it will not inflate his price. Just make sure your install is solid. Eight screws on the edges,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-14-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,446
Posted By BLZBUB
Do you need to drill through concrete? Why the...

Do you need to drill through concrete? Why the need to rent? Can you route the vent higher to get above the foundation? If so, all you need is a four inch hole saw and a moderately powerful...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-14-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,446
Posted By BLZBUB
The reaction I summed up earlier is what's called...

The reaction I summed up earlier is what's called by chemists "incomplete combustion". This occurs when the primary fuel for any combustion reaction (oxygen) is in short supply, such as in a closed...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-14-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,446
Posted By BLZBUB
That 'gas' can be deadly.

The chemical reaction that takes place when one burns methane (NH4) has three products: Water, Nitrogen, and Carbon Monoxide. Water and Nitrogen are both quite harmless. Carbon Monoxide, in high...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-06-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,823
Posted By BLZBUB
You've got a complicated problem. I can only...

You've got a complicated problem. I can only imagine that by "keyhole", you've got what's called a mortise lock. That is to say, there is a large, rectangular assembly that incorporates both the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-06-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,238
Posted By BLZBUB
So many options

Decorator's Supply Co. in Chicago has everything under the sun. Don't bother visiting their web site unless you've got a few hours to kill.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-06-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,333
Posted By BLZBUB
It's easy to make a tile table top look tacky. ...

It's easy to make a tile table top look tacky. However, if you're just in love with the idea, look up some stained glass patterns and try your hand at a hand made mosaic. It'll take more time, a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-06-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,332
Posted By BLZBUB
Carpenters shouldn't paint, painters shouldn't do carpentry.

My experience is mostly in high end construction in the Midwest. Maybe it's different depending on the location, but generally, the carpenter is making a good deal more per hour than a painter. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-05-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,750
Posted By BLZBUB
What's wrong with a more energy efficient home?

I agree with inspector D. Not only are metal studs cheaper than wood, they'll go up an awful lot faster than plumbing and string lining 2 x 2 furring (plus the convenience of pre-puched holes for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-05-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,085
Posted By BLZBUB
Not to worry

Most manufacturers place an insulating layer around new dishwashers. The type you have probably does not have an internal heating source and takes its water supply from the hot H2O supply under your...
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