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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-06-2006, 07:32 AM
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Posted By ks_tornado_chic
Well....

We are supposed to have people ripping the house to shreds today.... Still waiting for them to show up....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-27-2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
Here we go!!!

Work begins tomorrow and wow do the guys have their work cut out for them. It's been raining all weekend and the supplier dropped off the wrong shingles... (great).
Anyways... there goes my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-19-2006, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,434
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
What I would do

Since you are getting ready to put it on teh market i would get some composite or some of that plastic wood stuff and replace the whole casing. That way it willl look more uniform and i can gurantee...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-19-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
Lol

Thanks for the advice Glenn. We have a City inspector tha thas come out and said you have to do this this and this before oct. 30. Then he's going to come back out and make sure that it's done and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-17-2006, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
Yeah... sucks

Yeah... the city won't let us do anything that involves a load bearing support on the soutside of the house (that kills the porch) and we arent' allowed to do the siding because of the waste disposal...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-17-2006, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
Exterior Photo Journal

I'll be keeping a Photo Journal in my Gallery of the outside work being done on the house. Here's a short list of what's to come:

- All the old wood siding, window and door casings and trim work...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-17-2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
Same deal here

Hi doug!
We have a house built in 1925 that the owners did a similar thing to and removed a wall that NEEDS to be there. There are trusses in the attic (from what we can tell... but who knows with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-08-2006, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
Lightning Strikes and Electrical

OK.... we had some storms yesterday and while i was sitting in the living room we took a lightning strike.:eek: All the power in the house went out ang when it came back on (a couple seconds later)...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-27-2006, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,305
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
Grrr..... Old homes.... Grrrr

Well.... worse has come to worse on the outside of the house:mad: ... we had to call in the pros on this one:( . The porch is condemnable (Spelling??) and we have to get the wood stuff ripped off the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-27-2006, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
The I-Beam is already there... what we are...

The I-Beam is already there... what we are looking at doing is putting the main support pillars against the wall, and on the outer egse of each bookcase, leaving aobut 5 or 6 feet between them. There...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-26-2006, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
The Room is 13 feet across by 31 feet long (rough...

The Room is 13 feet across by 31 feet long (rough estiamte from buying border). The Steel I-Beam that runs under the house goes from the proch under the entire living/dining room under the kitchen...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-25-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,965
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
Hmmmmmm

The house next door to us is a bad case of buyers remorse, and then so was my mom's brand new house that she had built in 1995.
What I would suggest is report the realtor to the local BBB and what...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-25-2006, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
I See...

LOL... I cna see what you are saying. We alrady have a pre-existing Steel I-Beam that runs the length of the house down the middle... would this be adequate enough??
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-22-2006, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
Divider Wall or Bookcase with Pillars???

Ok.. now that we have some of the other issues worked out and being worked on... What would be closer to 1925??? A bookcase that is about 3 feet tall with pillars above it for a room divider.... or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-21-2006, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
Thanks for all the replies. There is what looks...

Thanks for all the replies. There is what looks like another layer of T and G under the floor, I will try and get pics of it where i can. Otherwise, what do you all think of Concrete siding and what...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 07-18-2006, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,697
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
Wallpaper is of Satan... Read ON

Something that helped us remove the 5(!!!! :mad: ) layers of wallpaper from the plaster in our house was using a sponge saoked with warm (or Hot) water and putting it on the seams. Most of the places...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-18-2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,292
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
If there are any solutions to that then can you...

If there are any solutions to that then can you all help with my porch problems???? I have pictures put up and can up more detailed ones up if needed.

Hannah
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-18-2006, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,974
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
We have the same kind of situation in our home....

We have the same kind of situation in our home. The people we bought the house from removed a divider wall that seems to have supported something in teh home... but we can't figure out what. we will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-18-2006, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By ks_tornado_chic
Need help finding examples...

I'm new here and my husband and I are currently repairing, restoring and renovating a 3 bedroom Arts & Crafts home built in 1925. I'l eventually have pictures of it up but i need help finding...
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