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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-15-2005, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,159
Posted By archaicruin
you may have to combine several things - foam...

you may have to combine several things - foam strips, door sweeps - your door may be slightly warped - on one of mine, I had to pare down a foam strip to an angle to make it fit across the floor...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-15-2005, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,281
Posted By archaicruin
As a good rule of thumb, winterize before...

As a good rule of thumb, winterize before Halloween in the north
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-15-2005, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,763
Posted By archaicruin
the double fireplace is a great look but with...

the double fireplace is a great look but with only a half-wall, are you planning on building a chimney as well, or using a gas?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-15-2005, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,122
Posted By archaicruin
I agree - no matter what brand you use, you have...

I agree - no matter what brand you use, you have to go with two coats to get the look you want - I like Behr and Sherwin Williams -
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 10-15-2005, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,442
Posted By archaicruin
I use rubbermaid chests and closets I bought at...

I use rubbermaid chests and closets I bought at Lowe's - quite reasonable, everything has a place and everything stays dry.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-15-2005, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,056
Posted By archaicruin
I think the Carolla show premieres next week, but...

I think the Carolla show premieres next week, but I am not sure - I don't really care for his style of humor (he seems to go out of his way to grate) -but I do recall fondly the utterly politically...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-15-2005, 03:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,570
Posted By archaicruin
I would be interested in finding any additional...

I would be interested in finding any additional material as well, beyond bank lists and 800#s of people wanting to sell you the list they compiled.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-15-2005, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,567
Posted By archaicruin
From everything I have ever heard from cops,...

From everything I have ever heard from cops, etc..., the sign alone is the best deterrent to burglars. As for fire and carbon monoxide, that is a different matter.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-15-2005, 03:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,816
Posted By archaicruin
Gun, knives, dogs, and the ADT sign that a...

Gun, knives, dogs, and the ADT sign that a neighbor gave me when he moved - the sign can do as much good as anything else - rocket launchers and land mines are probably over the top, tho.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 10-15-2005, 03:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,377
Posted By archaicruin
Thanks - will check the website out - how much...

Thanks - will check the website out - how much did you end up paying per linear foot, if I may?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-14-2005, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,515
Posted By archaicruin
Will this work on repairing foundations, or just...

Will this work on repairing foundations, or just outside support walls?
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-14-2005, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,002
Posted By archaicruin
Classy1 - what do you mean about the plexiglas...

Classy1 - what do you mean about the plexiglas sheeting? Is this a kind of build-your-own storm window trick?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 10-14-2005, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,300
Posted By archaicruin
Good point, classy - and while kerosene heaters...

Good point, classy - and while kerosene heaters give reasonable radiant warmth, unless the room is quite small they never really deliver the heat where you want it - a good space heater is the way to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-14-2005, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By archaicruin
prefabricated housing

What do we all think about prefab housing - has anyone looked at the Roscia Romero steel houses? They are pricey, but at least from the catalogues, they are amazing. Has anyone seen anything...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HouseRepairTalk Website Help 10-01-2005, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,077
Posted By archaicruin
log homes

How about a thread on log home living as long as we are at it?
DIY Home Repair Forum: HouseRepairTalk Website Help 10-01-2005, 11:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 981
Posted By archaicruin
alternative energy sources

I would like to see more discussion of solar energy, lng powered generators, and the possibility of individuals using wind power (I live in a city with a higher wind index than Chicago) - I am a bit...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-01-2005, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,640
Posted By archaicruin
Are they really worth it, tho? I slept on one a...

Are they really worth it, tho? I slept on one a while back at my brother's house and didn't sleep a wink.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 10-01-2005, 11:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,047
Posted By archaicruin
refrigerator repair

I broke the copper tubing on a refrigerator and released all the freon - the repairman ended up charing me 300 bucks to fix the tube and replace the refrigerant - did I get ripped off? The fridge...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-01-2005, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,056
Posted By archaicruin
home improvement shows

Does anyone watch Debbie Travis's *Painted House* or *Face Lift* - of all of them, I think she is the most genuinely talented. Her "Ice House* show was a classic!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-01-2005, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,999
Posted By archaicruin
security doors

Does anyone have experience with installing the new heavy security doors with oversized locks? I have an extremely vulnerable front door and I don't want a normal security door. I am looking for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 10-01-2005, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,377
Posted By archaicruin
granite countertops

Has anyone here installed real granite countertops - my wife wants them and I am wondering what I might be getting into.
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