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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-09-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,935
Posted By ciera
If you're just looking for something to catch...

If you're just looking for something to catch hair and stuff, you can get mesh sink catchers at any major home store. I think we spent $5 on a package that contained two sink catchers and a tub...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 01-28-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,226
Posted By ciera
Do you have a pic? Hard to imagine the countertop...

Do you have a pic? Hard to imagine the countertop color. You want nothing too dark since you have white cabinets. Possibly a lighter shade of the counter color?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-27-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,772
Posted By ciera
This is the company website. Has a very pretty...

This is the company website. Has a very pretty look, and they claim similar properties to granite. Anyone know how it compares in cost?

Countertops from recycled glass - eco-friendly alternative...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 01-21-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By ciera
Sand and use wood conditioner before painting....

Sand and use wood conditioner before painting. Make sure the boxes are nice and smooth since any imperfections will show up. Spraying will give you a nice even finish.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 01-20-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By ciera
Stripping is a pain. You can do it, and if you're...

Stripping is a pain. You can do it, and if you're only doing the boxes, your results should be reasonable. Staining the boxes and new doors will be tricky because it will be hard to match the stain...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 01-20-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,267
Posted By ciera
The 1x2 that's running across the top back side...

The 1x2 that's running across the top back side is the board that's pulled off. Is there a way to reattach it to the cabinet? We could screw in from the side easily, but it's showing. The cabinet on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 01-19-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,267
Posted By ciera
Cabinets are falling down

It appears that the only thing holding up our cabinets is a very large over-the-range hood (which also holds the microwave), and the cabinets are leaning forward slightly onto it.

On further...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 01-17-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,352
Posted By ciera
Assuming your location is your zip code, you're...

Assuming your location is your zip code, you're in zone 8. Lots of climbers will grow there. Clematis is a very pretty flowering vine that grows reasonably quickly (needs full sun and shaded roots)....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-13-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By ciera
Try going with compact florescent bulbs. You can...

Try going with compact florescent bulbs. You can get a 20W CFL with an intermediate base, and the output is equivalent to a 75W incandescent. You can probably get even higher wattage than that if you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-12-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,103
Posted By ciera
Call some home inspectors (the kind you use when...

Call some home inspectors (the kind you use when you first bought the house). There seem to be some structural engineers in the business. Even if whoever you call isn't one, they'll know who is.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-04-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,457
Posted By ciera
Sure. Actually, it could look nice. You should...

Sure. Actually, it could look nice. You should get a light enough color that you get some contrast with the trim, and they should be in the same tones (if the trim has a red tint, put in floors with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HouseRepairTalk Website Help 01-04-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By ciera
Not sure where you got this, but that's not...

Not sure where you got this, but that's not correct. RSS is a way to get content from a site, regardless of what it is. You can then use an RSS reader to view content from all of the websites you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-09-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By ciera
The OP is referring to the insulating foam that...

The OP is referring to the insulating foam that comes in a can. It's good for spraying in insulation into cracks and small holes. (We just went around the entire basement spraying it into holes where...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-05-2008, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,311
Posted By ciera
We had a mold inspector tell us that our attic...

We had a mold inspector tell us that our attic vent fan should go on at 85. We close the windows in winter to keep out the moisture, but the vent will be covered adequately.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-03-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,687
Posted By ciera
Darn. That does cause a problem then. If you do...

Darn. That does cause a problem then. If you do go forward, maybe you can work something out with the sellers so you can oversee the work (and select the new cabinets, etc.)?


I think that's a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-03-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,687
Posted By ciera
We only hired the inspector after we were pretty...

We only hired the inspector after we were pretty sure that we would put in a bid and that it would be accepted. We knew no one else had placed a big recently, and the house had been on the market for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 12-02-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,620
Posted By ciera
They painted the oven? Do you have a picture?...

They painted the oven? Do you have a picture? Honestly, it doesn't seem so safe to paint something that gets hot. Who knows what kind of fumes could occur. Therefore, I wouldn't refinish it...

You...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-02-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,687
Posted By ciera
Walk, and see if you can get your ham money back....

Walk, and see if you can get your ham money back. I should think you can since there was such a large problem, so it's no longer the house you bid on.

BTW...hire an inspector before you put in a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 11-30-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,618
Posted By ciera
Yes, you can purchase chemical stripper. It'll be...

Yes, you can purchase chemical stripper. It'll be at your local home store, in the paint aisle. Paint it on, wait for it to bubble, then scrape it off. A few notes for you, since I just finished...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-30-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,655
Posted By ciera
Yeah, we're going to wait until spring now. ...

Yeah, we're going to wait until spring now.

I should clarify. I did not mean to say stone work in the typical context. What I mean is that the sidewalk is stone. As in, one gigantic slab of stone,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 11-25-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,389
Posted By ciera
In Pittsburgh, we have Construction Junction. ...

In Pittsburgh, we have Construction Junction.

- Construction Junction (http://www.constructionjunction.org/)

Obviously, it's hit-or-miss, but good for hard-to-find items when refinishing an old...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-25-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,615
Posted By ciera
That's what I was thinking too. Would be nice to...

That's what I was thinking too. Would be nice to cover that extension to the side with wood that matches your beams, and then bring that all the way across the mass.

I think you do want to combine...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-25-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,832
Posted By ciera
Also consider getting a home inspector who is a...

Also consider getting a home inspector who is a structural engineer. Might be a good time to have an expert opinion on the structural integrity of the house.

Given that you're going to get a large...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 11-23-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,034
Posted By ciera
Sanding details on cabinets for refinishing

I have some cabinet doors that I'm refinishing. We've already removed the paint down to the wood (3 layers of terrible colors) and I'm now sanding them to prep for painting.

However, there's paint...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-23-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,577
Posted By ciera
I believe you will need a primer. Our house has...

I believe you will need a primer. Our house has some painted over paneling, and it looks fine. I suppose if it's glossy you'd need to sand, but ours is rough enough that paint would probably stick...
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