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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-25-2009, 10:17 AM
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Views: 2,490
Posted By Dan208
Cost of replacing heating and A/C unit.

Our heating and A/C unit is in need of replacing (Bryant). We got a quote from the heating and cooling company that we have used in the past (used them for furnace service and repair and new...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-15-2009, 10:14 AM
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Views: 1,459
Posted By Dan208
Bathroom remodel questions.

Our kitchen is just about paid off, so now it's time to move on to the bathroom. I've got a few questions about going about it.

With the exception of most of the demo, painting and trimwork,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-27-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,704
Posted By Dan208
Our cabinets were installed yesterday. They look...

Our cabinets were installed yesterday. They look great. As I was watching the install I kept thinking that I was so glad I didn't try it myself. The countertop will be here in a few weeks. Just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-20-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,704
Posted By Dan208
The cabinets will be installed next week. I've...

The cabinets will be installed next week. I've already met the installer and he seems like he knows what he's doing and is a really nice guy. I'll let everyone know how it goes.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-20-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By Dan208
Yes, they are like what triple D described. ...

Yes, they are like what triple D described.

Another question. The outlets have two sets of screws. I know white/silver and black/gold but do I connect the wires to the top set, bottom set, or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-15-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By Dan208
Installing outlets.

Please forgive my lack of terminology here. I'll try to explain the best I can. My electrician installed some new wiring for our kitchen. On the boxes in the middle of the run he installed some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 08-05-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,741
Posted By Dan208
Painting before or after cabinet install?

The title pretty much sums up my question. Our kitchen cabinets will be installed in about a month, so I need to know if I should go ahead and paint the walls when our drywall guy gets done...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-01-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,194
Posted By Dan208
Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-31-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,194
Posted By Dan208
Will these work?

I'm getting ready to put new receptacles in the kitchen for a dishwasher, disposal, etc. I've got a remodeling book with instructions for each of these and it says to use 15 amp 120 volt...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-31-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,704
Posted By Dan208
Well, we bit the bullet and went to Lowes since...

Well, we bit the bullet and went to Lowes since we already have a Lowes card. Got a quote, and for everything (cabinets, countertop, install, etc) it came to just under $5000, which I thought was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-26-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,704
Posted By Dan208
We are definately going to stay away from the...

We are definately going to stay away from the particle board. My wife has been set on that from day one. My main concern is, and the reason I want to hire someone, that I'm not too handy and I want...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-25-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,704
Posted By Dan208
Where to get kitchen cabinets?

My wife and I have been sitting on a half finished kitchen for almost a year now. After some talking we have decided that, instead of ordering cabinets and me trying to do them myself, we are just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-28-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By Dan208
This is what I was thinking of doing, but really...

This is what I was thinking of doing, but really don't want to take a chance.

I've been doing some looking and am having trouble finding somewhere to send samples to get tested. Does anyone...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-28-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By Dan208
Yes. Same difference. ;) Any idea how much...

Yes. Same difference. ;)

Any idea how much testing usually costs?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-27-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By Dan208
To scrape or not to scrape?

We've got "cottage cheese" ceilings in our house and want rid of them. I think our house was remodeled in the late 70's (found a newspaper in the kitchen wall when I tore down the drywall). I'm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-01-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By Dan208
Thanks. The roof doesn't leak (that I'm aware...

Thanks. The roof doesn't leak (that I'm aware of) but the garage shingles need replaced very badly. There are a lot that are torn off and they don't match the house shingles (house is brown, garage...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-30-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By Dan208
What to start with?

I've been trying to figure out what to start on when the kitchen remodel is done. We want to sell our house a few years down the road. The big things that need done are siding (house and garage),...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-23-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By Dan208
After talking it over with my wife this weekend I...

After talking it over with my wife this weekend I think we are just going to hire someone to fix it. She wants all the floors to be refinished and that's a project that I really don't want to take...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-18-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By Dan208
Replace floor?

We are in the process of remodeling our kitchen. Cabinets have been taken out and the new drywall has been hung, just not mudded yet (soon hopefully). We really like the wood floors that are...
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