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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-07-2006, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,226
Posted By Ducttapeman
sounds like everyone had some good tips. i...

sounds like everyone had some good tips.
i believe a grey primer is recommended for darker finish colors,
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-07-2006, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,446
Posted By Ducttapeman
Not sure about the block cutting, as that...

Not sure about the block cutting, as that construction is something I have not had the pleasure to work on.
One thing I would like to mention is that a fire rated door is required for that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-07-2006, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,060
Posted By Ducttapeman
Long story short, the house was sold as is. She...

Long story short, the house was sold as is.
She dropped the price a bit to make it work, which I thought was a mistake, but oh well.
The actual furnace is not a high efficiency model, but does have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-04-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,079
Posted By Ducttapeman
i was in a rental at one time. Moved in during...

i was in a rental at one time.
Moved in during the summer, then fall came, and BOOM!!!!
Same as you describe, but with a natural gas forced air furnace.
Flames were shooting out of the front of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-04-2006, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ducttapeman
definitely call the city's building department...

definitely call the city's building department and report these problems.
the dwelling should be up to date on all codes, and if not, the owner would have to pay for correcting any issues.
call...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-04-2006, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By Ducttapeman
Rip up the sub floor and replace it with the same...

Rip up the sub floor and replace it with the same thickness plywood for a smooth finish.
Or just put down luan as long as the height of the new floor is going to be acceptable with the added...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 04-03-2006, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 44,262
Posted By Ducttapeman
don't mean to hijack your post, but i have the...

don't mean to hijack your post, but i have the same issue with our cabinets on a 58 house.
it was redone with new cabinets years ago.
maybe 20% of the drawers/doors are in need of refinishing
they...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-03-2006, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,060
Posted By Ducttapeman
High efficiency furnace chimney liner

Hi all,
sister selling house and inspection showed she needs a chimney liner for her furnace.
It was swapped out a few years ago, and is apparently a high efficiency model, and the liner was not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-03-2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,399
Posted By Ducttapeman
inspector says cir brkrs wired incorrect, wont trip

Hi all,
my sister is selling her 1960's style brick ranch.
She had an offer rather quickly which is a pleasant suprise in our area right now.
Inspection showed a couple minor problems, one of them...
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