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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion Yesterday, 07:18 AM
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Posted By CallMeVilla
Hit up Craigslist.com ... Get a price for the...

Hit up Craigslist.com ... Get a price for the fix minus the painting. Make her paint the wall (if you are still speaking) :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-21-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By CallMeVilla
Done my fair share of vent hoods ... Usually,...

Done my fair share of vent hoods ... Usually, the vent can be directed either upward, out the back or toward the front (which blows, not vents).

My first instinct is to cut out the wall and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-21-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By CallMeVilla
This is basic drywall fix 101 ... Not hard but...

This is basic drywall fix 101 ... Not hard but you need to see it and get the materials, tools, etc. Here is a video which sort of helps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vpo6YdJKog

Notes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 07-21-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By CallMeVilla
Hey, for $1,750 it better find a lot of leaks ....

Hey, for $1,750 it better find a lot of leaks ....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-21-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By CallMeVilla
For the amount of work you do, an entry level...

For the amount of work you do, an entry level grinder would be sufficient. (Ryobi)

http://www.homedepot.com/b/Tools-Hardware-Power-Tools-Grinders-Angle-Grinders/N-5yc1vZc2fw

However, you should...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-20-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By CallMeVilla
Took a look at an alternative product call Hydro...

Took a look at an alternative product call Hydro Barrier from Laticrete. Might be less expensive, might not. Uses a spreadable product and a fibre mesh. Looks promising as an alternative to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-20-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By CallMeVilla
Sorry, but I am giggling at your determination...

Sorry, but I am giggling at your determination and use of manly brute force. We have all been there, trying to use whatever tools we have at hand.

You need an angle grinder with a ceramic cutting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-20-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By CallMeVilla
How thick is the wood? 3/4" Trying to picture...

How thick is the wood? 3/4" Trying to picture how you are going to make a door with this stuff ... with 4' lengths, you will be forced to lay it horizontally ... an odd looking door.

Got a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-20-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By CallMeVilla
GOOD POINT, Beach ... People screw up on...

GOOD POINT, Beach ... People screw up on dishwashers all the time. Either they leave them in place and tile them in like King Tutt ... or they pull them out, tile underneath and discover they don't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-19-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By CallMeVilla
Depending on how much is missing, you might...

Depending on how much is missing, you might consider cutting out a larger piece and replacing the bad area. Just cut to the middle of the floor joist so you can re-screw the new piece to solid...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-18-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By CallMeVilla
You are right ... looks like plywood to me. I...

You are right ... looks like plywood to me. I would lay down 1/4" Hardie-Board in a bed of thinset to stabilize the floor. Ordinarily, you don't need thinset because you are using an ample supply...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-18-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By CallMeVilla
Be brave! Remove the fixture handles first,...

Be brave! Remove the fixture handles first, including the cover of the shower mixing valve and the tub stopper. Remember to use a rag to plug the tub drain and keep debris out of your line.

You...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-17-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By CallMeVilla
ANDY - Weird Al Video

This is sooooo crazy! Those of us who fix everything can get a laugh !!!

https://screen.yahoo.com/popular/weird-al-yankovic-handy-parody-133702425.html
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-17-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By CallMeVilla
OMG ... get 'er done! Step One: Remove all...

OMG ... get 'er done!

Step One: Remove all pots and pans
Step Two: Get sawzall and cut post
Step Three: Remove debris
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-16-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 347
Posted By CallMeVilla
Can you help me with my mystery plant too?

Can you help me with my mystery plant too?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-13-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,156
Posted By CallMeVilla
Nice job, Derby ... The power coming out of the...

Nice job, Derby ... The power coming out of the transformer is probably 12VAC, depending on your system. It steps down the 110VAC to a lower voltage. You can use a volt meter to confirm this. If...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-13-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By CallMeVilla
When doing concrete etching (in preparation for...

When doing concrete etching (in preparation for staining) I have used a plastic watering can to distribute the acid. Easier to mix and control. Then you can use a stiff bristled brush to scrub the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By CallMeVilla
I would try a quality plumbing supply place...

I would try a quality plumbing supply place first.

If not, try this ... readily available on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/ADAPTER-FAUCET-TO-GARDEN-HOSE/dp/B002FYIVBO
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-11-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By CallMeVilla
Construction adhesive in the holes BEFORE adding...

Construction adhesive in the holes BEFORE adding the slivers might be a great idea. Sure, you can add it to the backside of the bracket too.

You should also check for swelling of the window frame...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-11-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By CallMeVilla
This is a common maintenance problem. Wood can...

This is a common maintenance problem. Wood can only last for so long before it starts to breakdown. Here are some ideas:

1. Remove the screws. Cut thick slivers of hardwood such as oak or ash...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-10-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By CallMeVilla
This is a very helpful video which takes you thru...

This is a very helpful video which takes you thru a diagnostic step-by-step.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81-RGI8pCno

If you cannot solve it with this approach, you might have to get a tech...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By CallMeVilla
Been here, done this ... Exterior venting is...

Been here, done this ... Exterior venting is mandatory for your appliances. Make sure it is clear from any upstairs windows so your off-gasses do not come back inside. That means your ducting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By CallMeVilla
Here are some more shots ... My role was...

Here are some more shots ... My role was pre-wiring for high end home theatre. Darn! Never got to swing a hammer seriously.

Sorry, Olddog ... Had just enough time to see the EIGHT fireworks...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-08-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By CallMeVilla
Charleston Project

Just back from a project in Charleston, South Carolina ... House dates from late 1700's and was improved in the 1800's. On this go-around, every room was gutted except for the stunning original...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-29-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By CallMeVilla
Is it reasonable to think about underpinning the...

Is it reasonable to think about underpinning the corner where the damage has happened? You'd have to allow for the weeping tile system but if the footing is too shallow, then some kind of...
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