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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-28-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By drew2000
Local laws say it is illegal to work as an...

Local laws say it is illegal to work as an unlicensed contractor. However, I am confused because it might be ok since they are subbing to a prime that has a class A license.

Thanks for the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-28-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By drew2000
Question about contractor's license for bath project

Hey All,

My wife and I met with a kitchen & bath remodeling company for a remodel of our master bath.

The remodeling company holds a Class A contractors license.

The company brought 3 trades...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-14-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,029
Posted By drew2000
Ahhh ok. Thanks Nealtw! We have 3-4 windows...

Ahhh ok. Thanks Nealtw!

We have 3-4 windows that have serious rot in the frames, and about 14 more that seem fine.

So you would suggest installing full-frame replacements in the "problem...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-14-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,029
Posted By drew2000
Full frame windows vs. inserts

Hey Guys,
I have met with several window companies, they each recommend insert windows for my 1990's-era townhouse.

Several friends have recommended full frame replacements with nailing fins. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-25-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By drew2000
Thanks again to everyone for the top-quality...

Thanks again to everyone for the top-quality advice! :clap:

I appreciate it!

Andrew
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 01-22-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By drew2000
@kok328 - I looked that up and it looks like an...

@kok328 - I looked that up and it looks like an oil base. I could do that, I just usually go with Latex since there seems to be so much more of that available (not that availability makes it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 01-22-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By drew2000
Painting a desk, am I using the wrong paint?

Hi All,
I keep running into problems painting a desk. The desk is actually an old door which we prop up on top of two file cabinets.

I sanded it down all the way to primer, then primed it with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-22-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By drew2000
@Wuzzat, That's an awesome idea, I will be sure...

@Wuzzat,
That's an awesome idea, I will be sure to check that. I did check the BBB also.

Thanks,
Andrew
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-21-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By drew2000
@inspectorD - Thanks for the input, I'll try a...

@inspectorD - Thanks for the input, I'll try a few more contractors and try to find someone who I am comfortable with. I'm not looking for pricing so much, I am just trying to figure out if these...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-21-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By drew2000
Bathroom remodel: Should a contractor go down to studs?

Hey All,
My wife and I are interviewing contractors to handle a master bath remodel in our town home (approximately 110 sq ft bathroom, townhouse was built in 1993). We are not changing the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-24-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,346
Posted By drew2000
Wow, thanks for all of that info. That explains...

Wow, thanks for all of that info. That explains a lot. The bad trim is actually in the outside, but I don't mind replacing the entire units if I can.

Thanks,
drew
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-22-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,346
Posted By drew2000
If I can find new plastic moulding, I guess I can...

If I can find new plastic moulding, I guess I can get a mitre box and drill new holes.

Where is the best place to find plastic window mouldings? Do they sell it at the big box stores?

Thanks...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-22-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,346
Posted By drew2000
Ahhhh ok, so the trim is part of the window. I...

Ahhhh ok, so the trim is part of the window. I was hoping to only replace the plastic trim, not the whole window itself. Thanks for the answer!

Drew
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-22-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,346
Posted By drew2000
Help identify this door trim part!

Hey All,
I need to replace these plastic door trim parts (the plastic borders that surround the two small windows at the top of the door). We've had a hard time finding the manufacturer of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-19-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By drew2000
I had used exterior white paint (the exterior...

I had used exterior white paint (the exterior part was ok, it is in a garage). I ended up priming over it again and then topcoating with my grey paint. Turned out well.

Thanks,
Drew
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-18-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By drew2000
Primer mistake!

Hey Guys,
It's hard to make a mistake with primer, but I managed to pull it off. This project is in my garage, so I am using exterior paints.

A couple of weeks ago, I covered a brown wall in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-12-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By drew2000
Thanks for the replies guys. I am definitely...

Thanks for the replies guys. I am definitely wary of the window salesman. That's why I was hoping to figure out how my current windows rate compared to new ones.

I don't trust any window...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-06-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By drew2000
I just checked out county's permit site. Where I...

I just checked out county's permit site. Where I live, the county does not require a permit for window replacement. So there is no county-enforced code enforcement for windows. I guess it is just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-06-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By drew2000
Neal, Thanks for the link, plenty of good...

Neal,
Thanks for the link, plenty of good reading!

Andrew
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-06-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By drew2000
Measuring efficiency of builder grade windows?

Hey Guys,
Our townhouse has many (18) windows, it was built in 1993. The windows are original builder-grade double-glazed metal windows.

I measured the temperatures of the windows and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-05-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By drew2000
Water leaks at windows (finding the right contractor)

Hey All,
I recently hired a contractor to replace a french door due to water issues. It turned out to be a mistake, because when we found out there was a flashing issue, they would not guarantee...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-04-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,204
Posted By drew2000
Thank you both for the replies! You made me a...

Thank you both for the replies! You made me a little smarter on locks today! My wife and I will be happy if I can get the locks keyed to match.

Drew
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-02-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,204
Posted By drew2000
Schlage lock core question

Hey All,
We just had a new door installed and it came with a Schlage deadbolt that has a code stamped on the key.

My front door has an older Schlage deadbolt installed.

I have heard it is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-25-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,335
Posted By drew2000
Thanks Everyone, I appreciate all of your...

Thanks Everyone,

I appreciate all of your posts, I feel like you are all helping me get closer to making a good choice. Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with door...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-25-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,335
Posted By drew2000
Here is the picture with the transom...

Here is the picture with the transom...
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