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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-10-2010, 08:50 AM
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Posted By abledsoe
filling cracks in basement wall/floor before painting

I hope this is the right place to post this.

I am getting ready to paint the walls and floor in the storage area of my basement. The walls are concrete as is the floor. There are a few small...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-27-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,311
Posted By abledsoe
We cant add any windows unless we build another...

We cant add any windows unless we build another dormer. The long side walls are actually only half walls, or about 5' tall and there is attaic space on the outside of each. Each end of the level is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-26-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,311
Posted By abledsoe
Nestor: If you are looking at the drawing...

Nestor:

If you are looking at the drawing there is actually attic space behind both the "top" and "bottom" walls so the pipes are actually in an interior wall on the main floor and come out in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-26-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,311
Posted By abledsoe
help a newbie remodel a 2nd level

Looking for help with a remodel of a 2nd level. This is our first house we purchased a year ago and this was the big project we had in mind all along. Its a cape cod style house and the previous...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-14-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,822
Posted By abledsoe
roof damage

Not sure if this is the right place or not but here goes...

I just bought my first house in the spring so im kinda new to house stuff. We are having a wicked wind storm at the moment and some of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-14-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,913
Posted By abledsoe
Cabinet doors and drawer fronts

Im trying to get a ballpark idea of the cost of new doors and drawer fronts. I recently bought an older house that really doesnt have many cabinets. The cabinets themselves are a dark stained wood...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-19-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,973
Posted By abledsoe
Thanks for the help. Inspector, it doesn't run...

Thanks for the help.
Inspector, it doesn't run towards the foundation or collect there. But there is an open seam all along that side of the house where the drive meets the house and rain/snow/etc...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-19-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,973
Posted By abledsoe
Filling seam between drive and foundation

My driveway meets the foundation on one side of my house and the inspector said it appears a very little amount of water is getting into the basement at that area. The seam has been caulked or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-14-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,182
Posted By abledsoe
removing a patio

The house I just bought has a 12'x12'x4" patio that I want to remove. What is the best strategy for this? Just rent a jackhammer and go at it? Rent a dumpster for the busted concrete? Can I knock...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-05-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,691
Posted By abledsoe
Reworking tiny upstairs bathroom

I just bought a house that has an upstairs half story. It was previously set up as 2 bedrooms divided in the middle by a very small bathroom. In fact it just has a toilet and tub in the bathroom and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-26-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,767
Posted By abledsoe
Cleaning old hardwood floors

Just pulled the carpet out of my new 67yr old house. The floors are in pretty decent shape they just need to be cleaned. Most floor cleaners I can find specify what type of finish they can be used...
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