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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-06-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,799
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
4 conversations starting late last summer about...

4 conversations starting late last summer about the bees. Yep ... we'll take care of them. This spring: they're here! Please come! Ok .. we took care of them. CHECK.

The next day: ARG! They're...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-06-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,799
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
I could go on and on about the bees and Terminix'...

I could go on and on about the bees and Terminix' unwillingness to treat for them on our barn (despite their unsupervised claims to have been!).

In the end, the woodpeckers came in and in one...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 05-06-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,851
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
Nestor ... I love your answers! Very informative!

Nestor ... I love your answers! Very informative!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 05-03-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,923
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
make sure you don't have carpenter ants! We...

make sure you don't have carpenter ants! We discovered a huge infestation that had apparently gone untreated for too long (before us). After trying to get rid of them myself I gave up and called in a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-03-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,007
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
My wife and I have been in a new old home now for...

My wife and I have been in a new old home now for a little over a year now. There are stretches where we are working from the crack of dawn, till past dark. Exhaustion. Soreness. Lack of a life...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 05-03-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,851
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
I just (FINALLY!) finished a three week porch...

I just (FINALLY!) finished a three week porch painting project. The weather dragged the project out.

Lots of scraping.
Caulked the bottom joints on the railings to prevent water from getting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-26-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,846
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
Obviously, this is a really old thread, but I'll...

Obviously, this is a really old thread, but I'll give it a try...

I have a single perpendicular beam on posts as an experiment in one room. I really like it for eliminating the bounce so far, but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-26-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
Thanks guys. I actually had searched the forum...

Thanks guys. I actually had searched the forum before posting. The first thing of interest was on the fourth page. The internet's great for info ... if you can find it! And so many people post with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-22-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
Eliminate bounce on old floors

Hello,

I have a super old home in a 4-corner layout. When we walk, there's quite a bit of bounce. You should see it when we play the Wii!

Each quadrant's span is about 14' - a few inches over....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-06-2009, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,033
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
What a great post. Thank you very much! My...

What a great post. Thank you very much!

My insulation is in backwards, huh? I hadn't noticed that. I'll flip 'em all.

Ok, so my holes aren't big enough. Ugh. I did the math, and for 11' x 14'...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-05-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,033
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
The picture is before I put up the fascia, so the...

The picture is before I put up the fascia, so the vent strips shown are the screen for the holes.

I'm going to research installing a ridge vent to see if I want to do that much work. Otherwise,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-05-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,033
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
Thanks for the help! I was expecting you to say I...

Thanks for the help! I was expecting you to say I have to insulate the roof. I'm surprised. Don't get me wrong, I don't necessarily want to spend the extra time and money.

I'm including three...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-04-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,033
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
Shoudl the attic roof be insulated?

We have section of the house that get serious ice dams. The roof in that attic is not insulated. There's also no vents. I created some vents this week at the soffit (half dozen 2" holes) that go into...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-04-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,016
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
Thank you. It didn't occur to me that I could get...

Thank you. It didn't occur to me that I could get away with just hanging the gutter in space. I went ahead and created a fascia. It was a lot of work and I made more than a couple of mistakes, but I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-01-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,016
Posted By Todd-Beaulieu
How to mount gutter when there's no fascia?

Hello,

I'm trying a small DYI project on our new, very old home. We have a small porch in front of an office addition on the side of the house. The porch has taken a real beating from the runoff,...
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