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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-29-2012, 11:41 PM
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Posted By TomtheElder
rogerknapp, thanks for the insight. I have never...

rogerknapp, thanks for the insight. I have never worked on HVAC before, and had planned to hire a technician, but I think I will see if I can find a how-to book that gives me enough confidence to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-29-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By TomtheElder
Re: Furnace shuts off and restarts back up repeatedly

There is a post with this subject from 2011, and last reply yesterday. Old but I have a similar problem. I know this forum is DIY, and I usually do, but in this case I am looking for info to help...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 10-01-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By TomtheElder
Thanks for the reply Work. Where I can't clean...

Thanks for the reply Work. Where I can't clean down to sound wood with a wire brush I will try wood hardener. I will check with Kelly-Moore as to whether I should spot prime bare redwood with oil...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-29-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By TomtheElder
Preping old, locally degraded redwood siding with lead primer

My 1951 house has redwood siding and has lead based primer under three coats of paint. The paint is mostly in good conditions but a few locations are chipping badly, nails are rusting, and the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-29-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By TomtheElder
Preping old, locally degraded redwood siding with lead primer

My 1951 house has redwood siding and has lead based primer under three coats of paint. The paint is mostly in good conditions but a few locations are chipping badly, nails are rusting, and the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 05-01-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By TomtheElder
Thanks all. It does seem to help.

Thanks all. It does seem to help.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 04-09-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,032
Posted By TomtheElder
Latex paint addative

The problem is likely the paint. My wife bought Clark+Kensington for the walls and Royal Interiors for trim (both by Ace Hardware, semi-gloss). Both, but particularly the Royal Interiors, show very...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 04-09-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By TomtheElder
Latex paint addative

The problem is likely the paint. My wife bought Clark+Kensington for the walls and Royal Interiors for trim (both by Ace Hardware, semi-gloss). Both, but particularly the Royal Interiors, show very...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-06-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By TomtheElder
Thanks for responding Old/New but the tool is the...

Thanks for responding Old/New but the tool is the problem. I have a drywall saw the works well for complex shapes. The problem is how can I trace the complex outline of the back of a round fixture...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-06-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By TomtheElder
Template for "oldwork" fixture box?

Moving the wall light in bathroom (60 yo house with drywall) up about 10 inches. Everything I read & see online says, using the box, draw its outline on the wall as a guide to cutting the hole. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 04-02-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By TomtheElder
I think the 5-1/4" wouldn't look good in such a...

I think the 5-1/4" wouldn't look good in such a small room and would be noticeably different from adjoining rooms, but I never thought about cutting it down. That is why guys like me ask for advice....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 04-02-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By TomtheElder
Texture narrow strip above baseboard?

Before laying new vinyl in our bathroom I removed the baseboards because I don't like the look of adding a strip of 1/4-round. The original baseboard (damaged during removal) was 4" but the only...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-01-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By TomtheElder
Both are chrome finished metal and the TP roll...

Both are chrome finished metal and the TP roll holder for sure does not have any visible screws or anything other than the continuous metal surface. The soap dish has corrosion, which is why I want...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-01-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By TomtheElder
How to remove TP holder & Soap Dish

I am replacing the fixtures and painting a bathroom in our 1951 house. The TP roll holder and soap dish are inset into the drywall. I don't see how they are secured. I tried moderate pulling and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 01-23-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By TomtheElder
Ouch.

Thanks Joe. I was afraid that was the reply I would get. If I can talk my wife into it, I may just live with the cracking.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 01-21-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By TomtheElder
20 year old latex over varnish badly cracked

The kitchen in the house we bought 20 years ago was 30 year old knotty pine, presumably varnished. We painted over it with latex paint. I have no idea what preparation we did but likely light...
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