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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-12-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,169
Posted By krm944
Fans for Fireplace

Hi,

My fireplace has two small fans beneath the firebox that are supposed to move warm out into the room.

Both fans are operational, however the fans are not moving enough air to be the least...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-16-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,281
Posted By krm944
We found one on Craigslist for $175.00 with a...

We found one on Craigslist for $175.00 with a mattress and a desk.....So far the best deal.

I have looked at a few of them in person and think...wait KNOW I can build one if I dont find exactly...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-15-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By krm944
My $35k House

If youre careful, here is what $35k can get you in NY!!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-15-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By krm944
The old wood shed and new kitchen went much...

The old wood shed and new kitchen went much quicker than planned. I spent a few hours laying new 2x10 floor joists 16 OC. I found the old floor was 12' 2x6s 24 OC. It was really spongy. After putting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-15-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By krm944
The Front Room (downstairs Master BR) had no...

The Front Room (downstairs Master BR) had no insulation. Exterior walls got new 2x6 studs, R 19 insulation and then were covered with OSB board. I know its overkill, but all of my exterior walls get...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-15-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By krm944
Pics of the Basement and sump pump and new water...

Pics of the Basement and sump pump and new water pump. The sump pump is a 3/4 hp sewage pump that can pump about 6000 gallons per hour. It will also pass a 2 inch solid. I had to dig the sump hole...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-15-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By krm944
Back from another trip to places far, far away, I...

Back from another trip to places far, far away, I got the chance to spend a couple weeks in the house. The house is located in NY and my work is located in Virginia Beach. Working in the house is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-15-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,281
Posted By krm944
Staircase for loft bed out of 1x12?

Hi,

I am trying to save space in the office/spare bedroom by using a loft bed with a desk beneath it.

I have found some plans for a loft bed, and also found one already built on Craigslist very...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-08-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,538
Posted By krm944
Where are you located? I have a store here...

Where are you located? I have a store here called Home Emporium they have a website southeasternsalvage dot com. They sell a lot of closeouts, factory seconds and the sort. My wife called it the Big...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-07-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By krm944
Glennjanie, Would I need to use a faced...

Glennjanie,

Would I need to use a faced insulation? With facing up to the warm side of the floor?

This stove will be rotated 180 degress from its current position. The studs shown are temporary...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-20-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By krm944
Must have been the beer or the...

Must have been the beer or the computer....honestly wasnt my fault!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-19-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By krm944
Glenn, I have one of those rubber couplers....

Glenn,

I have one of those rubber couplers. The problem I have is when I tighten the hose clamp down, the tile crumbles. It worked for a while but now I have no-joy! I would like to replace it but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-19-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By krm944
Thanks. This weekend I will be making a quick...

Thanks. This weekend I will be making a quick trip to the house and will be working on the plumbing to the sump pump. At some point in time a drain was installed (the old falky tile material pipe,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-18-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By krm944
Floor Insulation

In the attached photo, I want to remove the existing floor and floor joists in the room behind the stove and replace. The two floors are not level with each other and the existing floor is a bit...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-18-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,229
Posted By krm944
My buddy just renovated his kitchen and had a...

My buddy just renovated his kitchen and had a bunch of drywall to do. He went to the hardware store and bought a sander that attached to his ShopVac. His ShopVac uses the bags that filter sheetrock...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-18-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By krm944
It is essential that we keep the wood stove and I...

It is essential that we keep the wood stove and I have two ideas for it. The stainless steel chimney will get framed around and it will remain exposed to match future stainless kitchen appliances.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-18-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By krm944
The other end of the burning candle so to speak...

The other end of the burning candle so to speak is the old wood shed and new kitchen. Our contractor installed two windows for us. The window in the first pic will be the new kitchen window where our...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-18-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By krm944
My least favorite part of this house is the...

My least favorite part of this house is the stairs. If anyone has a solution, or way to make these stairs more attractive, Im all ears! A couple shots from the top down and the landing. There is a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-18-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By krm944
This will be an office or playroom for our son....

This will be an office or playroom for our son. This picture was taken from the top of the stairs.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-18-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By krm944
Some photos of the upstairs Master Bedroom after...

Some photos of the upstairs Master Bedroom after sheetrock. The window is new and the ceiling was raised from its previous position. When you climb the stairs there is a small room directly in front...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-18-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By krm944
First home, killer price and a lifetime to complete it

I am in the military and two years I went on deployment leaving my wife and newborn son in the large city of San Diego with family on the other side of America.

She hit the net and searched for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-18-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,548
Posted By krm944
Pouring concrete against a stone foundation

Hello experts,

I have a very old home (1860) that has a stone foundation with dirt floor. I am having a problem with a wet basement and would like to build a form around the inside and pour a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-18-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,580
Posted By krm944
Moving oil furnace from basement to mech room

Good Afternoon everyone-

I am hoping to find some advice and thoughts on moving my oil furnace from the basement to a mechanical room located on the back of the house.

The house in question...
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