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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-31-2012, 05:29 PM
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Views: 1,276
Posted By siriuschaos
Clive Cusler, Brad Meltzer

Clive Cusler, Brad Meltzer
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-31-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,681
Posted By siriuschaos
Black Crowes, Eric Clapton, Pearl Jam, Here Come...

Black Crowes, Eric Clapton, Pearl Jam, Here Come The Mummies, Extreme, Supertramp.......
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-27-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,709
Posted By siriuschaos
Maybe a little construction adhesive if you have...

Maybe a little construction adhesive if you have an open tube, on the ends of of the 2ply beams where they will meet. Will help keep the entire joint water tight. A few screws with the glue will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 02-24-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,030
Posted By siriuschaos
Muriatic acid and safety gear plus a little elbow...

Muriatic acid and safety gear plus a little elbow grease will knock those stains back to white. If the thought of using acid scares you (it shouldn't; just be smart about it) you can use a toilet...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 11-02-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,286
Posted By siriuschaos
Slow speed could also be caused by too long an...

Slow speed could also be caused by too long an extension cord or too light a gauge of cord. Something to think about.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-13-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By siriuschaos
You mentioned that you can rub the mortar out...

You mentioned that you can rub the mortar out with your finger? If this is true, I would be inclined to guess that there was too much sand and not enough masonry cement in the mix. I've found that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-06-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,172
Posted By siriuschaos
as a guide line I've recently renovated a 100 yr...

as a guide line I've recently renovated a 100 yr + double brick home completely. A steel roof installed (in progress) $6800.00. This is the only job I paid to have done professionally. I've known the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-22-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,586
Posted By siriuschaos
closed cell sprayfoam feedback

I've pretty much talked myself into a DIY product called Tigerfoam. Small bbq tank-like kits. Interested in any feedback good or bad. Thanx folks
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-22-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,175
Posted By siriuschaos
Have you considered spray foam? Not the stuff in...

Have you considered spray foam? Not the stuff in a can. There are kits available for the homeowner. I'm currently in a similar situation in an older home. I found an ideal product ( I think )...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-22-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,135
Posted By siriuschaos
Check the float rod and adjust by gently bending...

Check the float rod and adjust by gently bending so float ball just prevents water from spilling into overflow tube. Its not leaking from the bottom by the sound of it but give it a try and see if...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-22-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,237
Posted By siriuschaos
I agree with gatorfan. You can do the roof...

I agree with gatorfan. You can do the roof yourself but do you really want to? I feel this is an area where you should opt for PROFESSIONAL installation.And check the contractors work stringently. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 04-21-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,800
Posted By siriuschaos
What is the age of the door? If its older than...

What is the age of the door? If its older than 10 years replace it if the wallet allows. Is the door vinyl or wood.? Most people never bother to repaint their door until they realize they should...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-21-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,856
Posted By siriuschaos
This post may be a wee late but if i may add my 2...

This post may be a wee late but if i may add my 2 cents. Most roofing tin is designed either with a hidden fastening system or a rib fastened method. Screwing in the field or flat is okay in a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-21-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,236
Posted By siriuschaos
Most of the exterior stucco systems will work on...

Most of the exterior stucco systems will work on your project especially in your climate. A product I've worked with is 'Drivit' but many others exist. Just about any colour you desire can be had. If...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-21-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,817
Posted By siriuschaos
You could source through a lumberyard that sells...

You could source through a lumberyard that sells specialty plywood either HDF (similar to MDF) or Crezon The HDF routs and tools nicely but requires priming; lots of priming. The Crezon is a paper...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-21-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,359
Posted By siriuschaos
NEVER tile over tile. Too many variables for a...

NEVER tile over tile. Too many variables for a job you'll be happy with. Rip them out, inspect the subfloor repair where necessary re tile and enjoy. It is a lot of work but if you enjoy renovating...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 04-21-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,847
Posted By siriuschaos
Deck upheaval

It is possible that if you built the deck at the same time as the house (say in 1 of those cookie cutter subdivisions where new houses pop up daily) that the
soil surrounding the home hasn't settled...
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