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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-12-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By dakuda
Jumping wires

I am thinking about a wifi thermostat that needs a C wire. I read about converting my G wire to a C wire and then jumping the G and Y at the furnace. This is supposed to work the fan with the A/C,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-23-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,575
Posted By dakuda
The boxwoods seem to be doing OK. I have been...

The boxwoods seem to be doing OK. I have been using a soaker hose.

The hydrangea seems to be a problem. It was planted at the same time and the flowers have half closed up and it is dropping. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-19-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,575
Posted By dakuda
New boxwoods

I just planted 11 boxwoods in the front of my house. How much water do they need to 'set in' to the yard?

I live near Chicago, and it hasn't rained in a while - but it looks like it might...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-23-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,897
Posted By dakuda
slick spot on laminate floor

My kitchen fooring is the sheet laminate that you can buy at any big box hardware store. It has been that since before I bought the place.

What is weird though is that there is a slick spot to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-23-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By dakuda
I was just at the Bears/Steelers game on Sunday. ...

I was just at the Bears/Steelers game on Sunday. Pretty good game. :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-21-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By dakuda
The emails to him have seem to cut down. I...

The emails to him have seem to cut down.

I don't know if he took some initiative, after my email and his apparent indifference, or not. I do know that so far, so good. I hope that it continues
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-21-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,133
Posted By dakuda
Are you referring to the circular, battery...

Are you referring to the circular, battery powered push lights, or something else?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-19-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,585
Posted By dakuda
Why not vinyl? It should be durable enough to...

Why not vinyl? It should be durable enough to withstand the elements.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 09-17-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,528
Posted By dakuda
I have never heard of someone tying the install...

I have never heard of someone tying the install into the purchase of a particular window.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 09-15-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,566
Posted By dakuda
Are you talking about not having a top plate? I...

Are you talking about not having a top plate? I would definitely have a top plate for the wall. I see no problems nailing into the joists for the first floor though.

I am not sure that I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 09-15-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,186
Posted By dakuda
fire/garage doors

I know that I should scour the codes here, but I think this would be the same in most places.

I have a detached garage. I know (I think) that when your garage is attached, you need a fire-rated...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 09-15-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,827
Posted By dakuda
landscape edging

I am slowly starting to landscape the yard. I think this house has had zero landscaping for 50+ years. For now, I have just bought that plastic edging that is really cheap and using that.

Other...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-11-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By dakuda
Professional curmudgeon.

Professional curmudgeon.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-11-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By dakuda
My skin would burn.

My skin would burn.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-09-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,498
Posted By dakuda
The forums here are for any questions: big or...

The forums here are for any questions: big or small.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 09-07-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By dakuda
I ripped up some old tiles in this house that I...

I ripped up some old tiles in this house that I am now pretty sure had asbestos in them.

I am still living, and it was approx 900+ sq ft of tile.

I am not saying that this is the best approach,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 09-07-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,784
Posted By dakuda
That looks pretty nice. I am going to...

That looks pretty nice.

I am going to suggest that to my parents, as they are looking for something on their deck.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-02-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,566
Posted By dakuda
Shower head

I had to take a shower at my brother's house a while ago, and he had one of those big 8" or so shower heads. I was thinking about getting on here. Will that decrease the water pressure that I will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-01-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By dakuda
That would be shorter to type. Hm....finally a...

That would be shorter to type. Hm....finally a solution I can live with (I posted similarly to several forums for more ideas).
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-01-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By dakuda
This guy is stealing my name

I have a very common combination of first and last names. Both are in the top 10 for most common in the US for quite a few years.

Anyway, my job hired a new guy who uses my name. His legal first...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HouseRepairTalk Website Help 08-27-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By dakuda
Agreed. Ask, and you shall receive. ...

Agreed.

Ask, and you shall receive. Cleaning forum is now available.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-27-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,580
Posted By dakuda
My parent's siding was damaged by golf-ball sized...

My parent's siding was damaged by golf-ball sized hail when I was in high school. I don't know the extent of where the damage was, but I do remember that they got all new siding as a result of it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-22-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By dakuda
I have head (it could be wrong) that banks have...

I have head (it could be wrong) that banks have lately just been sitting on property after they evict the mortgage holder. Sometimes they have not even been completing the paperwork, since it is not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-22-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 614
Posted By dakuda
Work gloves

I used to have a pair of Ringers gloves that I loved, but I lost them a few years ago. In the meantime, I have used Ironclad gloves. They wore out relatively quickly.

Mine generally become...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-20-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,760
Posted By dakuda
WHen I bought this house, it had a window in the...

WHen I bought this house, it had a window in the shower. I briefly thought about doing glass block. In the end, I removed the window, built in some studs and just covered the whole thing up.

I...
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