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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-02-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By BobAristide
That is interesting. Did you find any material...

That is interesting. Did you find any material left from rotting or is it very clean. It could be many things. Wood placed a form to pour concrete that was never poured or maybe they were trying to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 06-15-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By BobAristide
One thing most people change when moving in a new...

One thing most people change when moving in a new place is do something with the walls. Either a fancy paint job, some wall panels.
These things have to go with the rest of the decor, of course....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-31-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By BobAristide
How long did it take to show the cracks? It looks...

How long did it take to show the cracks? It looks like the top part was always visible. I ask because if it just happened I'd wait before trying to fill the cracks, as it may get bigger.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-31-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By BobAristide
The photo seems to be set to "private" and can't...

The photo seems to be set to "private" and can't be viewed (at least for me).
Personally, painting the hearth white is not not the ideal solution as it will show all types of dirt and stains.
With...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 05-23-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By BobAristide
Well, it's still high in my opinion for such a...

Well, it's still high in my opinion for such a small f.p. You can purchase molding / profiles for the mantle and cut the to size. For the face you can use light weight stone panels like coral stone...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 05-23-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By BobAristide
Oh man. May I ask what kind of material /...

Oh man. May I ask what kind of material / installation brought up the estimate to 4-5K dollars?
That is a lot of money. We deal with this sort of remodeling every day and for something like the size...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-19-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By BobAristide
No problem. Don't forget the option of a gas /...

No problem. Don't forget the option of a gas / electric fireplace insert.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 05-19-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,832
Posted By BobAristide
Let's not forget that in 2012 Germany reached...

Let's not forget that in 2012 Germany reached their goal of providing 30% of their energy form solar. Yes, Germany. If they don't have much sun at all, besides the summer, it can be done in many...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-19-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By BobAristide
Judging by the non-reply, the shock was pretty...

Judging by the non-reply, the shock was pretty high.
For 1 story house it will most likely cost you 100% more for the chimney than the cost of installing the fireplace itself.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 05-19-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,395
Posted By BobAristide
Awww you guy just don't understand art :) It...

Awww you guy just don't understand art :)

It could be a great for a home makeover show!

Anyways there are so many different type of paneling on the market that make remodeling very quick and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 05-19-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By BobAristide
I learned that if you like what you are doing you...

I learned that if you like what you are doing you will be great at it. It has to start with some kind of passion. You can't ( like someone did in a different field :) ) just go into a profession...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 05-19-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,945
Posted By BobAristide
Yes, they are improving the standard of living of...

Yes, they are improving the standard of living of another continent.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 05-19-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By BobAristide
Are you still working on this? You can be...

Are you still working on this? You can be creative. You can try and make the bulkhead look like a Greek or Roman beam, maybe some nice columns?
Of course it depends on the style of your home. I've...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-17-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,234
Posted By BobAristide
Hopefully the water cam in just from the leak and...

Hopefully the water cam in just from the leak and not the ground. We always suggest using water repellent products like Faux Stone Panels when there is the potential for stone and brick to keep...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-12-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,583
Posted By BobAristide
I don't know... 5 years go by fast. What happens...

I don't know... 5 years go by fast. What happens after that? I like things "more permanent" :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-12-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By BobAristide
It looks more like MDF. Like a faux panels to...

It looks more like MDF. Like a faux panels to hide stone behind it or some old brick. Not to sound silly but have you tried to look behind it ?!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-12-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,583
Posted By BobAristide
Oh no, ...vinyl. The V word :( I would look for...

Oh no, ...vinyl. The V word :(
I would look for something that is easy to install, that it doesn't deteriorate, that actually adds a layer of insulation and with a large choice of colors and styles....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-12-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,059
Posted By BobAristide
It might just need to be shimmed. Do you see any...

It might just need to be shimmed. Do you see any spaces at the bottom front that may have moved? I would avoid drilling into brick if possible.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-12-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,234
Posted By BobAristide
Is this something that just happened or have you...

Is this something that just happened or have you seen brick falling off in the past years too?
Welcome to the forum.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 03-30-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By BobAristide
I like the second one.

I like the second one.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-30-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,661
Posted By BobAristide
LOL. It's good to have some time off :)

LOL. It's good to have some time off :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-30-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By BobAristide
Are the cracks at 45 degrees? That can mean a...

Are the cracks at 45 degrees?
That can mean a settlement issue. It can be from a miscalculated foundation too. Before doing any repair I would examine the foundation carefully.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-30-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By BobAristide
What's Twitter? :) I still don't understand the...

What's Twitter? :)
I still don't understand the value of Twitter. The only use I can understand is for programs like the washington journal on c-span where people send tweet for the guests. No real...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 09-22-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,280
Posted By BobAristide
Actually I'm glad you dug this thread out. It's...

Actually I'm glad you dug this thread out. It's what I was looking for!
Thank you to the original poster too.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 08-21-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,214
Posted By BobAristide
I guess I need to find some boric acid and mix it...

I guess I need to find some boric acid and mix it to strawberry jello. I've been trying almond milk and it workded for a couple of times. I fed them with just the milk then slowly adding "Terro". It...
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