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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-13-2008, 08:30 AM
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Views: 2,411
Posted By TheFentonGuy
I also have a steep roof as well and know I have...

I also have a steep roof as well and know I have to re-shingle it. I was thinking of doing it myself if I get enough nerve up! Funny, I'm scared to get on my roof, but can fight fires (vol here in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-08-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By TheFentonGuy
Yup, areas around us here in VT got 16"+. We...

Yup, areas around us here in VT got 16"+. We have another two storms headed for us for Sat. and Sunday. I enjoy being a guy with a snowblower, but filling it up 2-3 times a day sucks.... I'm only...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-08-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 31,505
Posted By TheFentonGuy
Ok, so I guess I'll be the "guy" to tell you to...

Ok, so I guess I'll be the "guy" to tell you to do it from the inside.....

My parents own a 200+ year old farm house in Vermont that was part of the underground railroad. Since this was two...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-06-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By TheFentonGuy
Woke up to 2" in Vermont and ended the day with...

Woke up to 2" in Vermont and ended the day with 6". I hear your storm will hit us Friday or Sat. Thanks! :-)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-06-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,025
Posted By TheFentonGuy
Be a bit careful on the used barrels. You may...

Be a bit careful on the used barrels. You may need to clean them out before you pu them in your room. They may give off an oder and if not cleaned well enough, the bacteria could form into mold,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-05-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,687
Posted By TheFentonGuy
Ours in our 1955 cape are painted white. I was...

Ours in our 1955 cape are painted white. I was thinking of getting them back to natural wood. Wish we could swap! :-)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-05-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,025
Posted By TheFentonGuy
I have yet to buy a barrel for my wine making,...

I have yet to buy a barrel for my wine making, but here is the best prices:

http://www.bucket-outlet.com/oakbarrels.htm

I know you can find used ones from CA, but shipping is horrible for the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-04-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,025
Posted By TheFentonGuy
I'm so jealous! I am building a wine cellar as...

I'm so jealous! I am building a wine cellar as well, but is put on hold as I finished my home theater. Now that is done, I need to finish the basement hallway before I can get to the wine cellar. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-04-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 20,247
Posted By TheFentonGuy
This is AWESOME info! I have a 1955 cape in...

This is AWESOME info! I have a 1955 cape in Vermont and we have the chalking all over, so now I have an idea on how to clean it, prep and paint it. I have a 5 gallon set of air tools with a high...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-04-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,965
Posted By TheFentonGuy
Hi there! I have pics in my gallery that show...

Hi there! I have pics in my gallery that show what I did with our block basement to add walls on half of our basement. I didn't put any thoroseal on the brick before putting on the walls. I hope...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 01-28-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,590
Posted By TheFentonGuy
I've uploaded a scanned pic of my parents house...

I've uploaded a scanned pic of my parents house in my gallery area, so you can see them.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 01-28-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,590
Posted By TheFentonGuy
Solar Panels for Heat?

Does anyone have solar panels on their home that collect heat?

My parents purchased this and added it to our 100+ year old farmhouse where I grew up. They still live there and enjoy 1/4 of their...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 01-28-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,943
Posted By TheFentonGuy
My wife and I got this unit last summer, and we...

My wife and I got this unit last summer, and we started to get some soil, but we kept adding to it and we never could finish it (mistake #1). We ended up leaving it outside (mistake #2) and it is a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 01-28-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,324
Posted By TheFentonGuy
Hi Dick! I was going to do this to my cape...

Hi Dick!

I was going to do this to my cape here in Vermont, but didn't find this product until after the first few snow storms at the end of '07. I plan on doing this over the summer.

There is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 01-28-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,032
Posted By TheFentonGuy
InspectorD - You could always build a dog...

InspectorD - You could always build a dog house/shed like building for it and paint the roof with flat black paint and allow the sun to heat the dog house cover, keeping the water from freezing in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 01-28-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,712
Posted By TheFentonGuy
I've been thinking of doing this hear in the next...

I've been thinking of doing this hear in the next year or so to our house. We currently have a gas hot water heater, rented from Vermont Gas. The rental alone is $130/yr. I was thinking of this as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 01-28-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,503
Posted By TheFentonGuy
When we bought our home in 2005, I paid a pretty...

When we bought our home in 2005, I paid a pretty penny (about $250) and replaced every light bulb in our 1955 cape - 4 bedroom 1 bath with them. I now know that there are some new improved (2nd and...
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