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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-11-2008, 01:23 PM
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Posted By matthewwj
Overgrown "Lawn" taming (PICS)

Hello I have recently purchased a house that was unkempt for about 4 years, so needless to say, the lawn had a forest.

The first picture was taken in late summer.
The second picture was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-01-2007, 07:15 AM
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Posted By matthewwj
I see you are a carpenter. One thing I really...

I see you are a carpenter.
One thing I really haven't tried is carpentry, so maybe you can give me some tips.

The stairway has missing some rails (i don't know exactly what they are called). ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-30-2007, 07:15 PM
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Posted By matthewwj
Mudmixer is right. If you continously run...

Mudmixer is right.

If you continously run the fan in heating mode, it recirculates the air inside your house, keeping the temperature constant throughout the house.

The air in your home will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-30-2007, 06:57 PM
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Posted By matthewwj
Thanks for all your suggestions... Toolguy,...

Thanks for all your suggestions...

Toolguy, I am doing it myself. I am a general contractor business owner, and I thought I'd tackle something big...lol

There are "before" pics on photobuket,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-29-2007, 12:39 AM
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Posted By matthewwj
If your glow stick (hot surface igniter) isnt hot...

If your glow stick (hot surface igniter) isnt hot enough to reach the flashpoint of the gas, it won't light.

You might have a faulty Hot surface igniter.

you have to check your gas pressures...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-28-2007, 11:13 PM
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Posted By matthewwj
Any tips on getting rotted chicken smell out of hard wood floors?

Hi all,

Here's my story...

I recently bought a 3 story fixer-upper house that has been abandoned for 5 years.

PICS: http://s236.photobucket.com/albums/ff171/sidcrozbee87/

All of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-23-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,235
Posted By matthewwj
This could be caused by a few things, does the...

This could be caused by a few things, does the thermostat keep the temperature, meaning regularly turn on and off? If so, you might have some wiring issues from the thermostat i.e, a short, or...
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