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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-07-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,565
Posted By DebbieG
Thanks but don't really want to frame out window...

Thanks but don't really want to frame out window with anything if I can help it. I'd probably use the plastic strip (Shulter system I believe it's called) before trimming out the window but would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-04-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,565
Posted By DebbieG
How to end subway tile at window without using bullnose

Hi all,

I'm remodeling a kitchen and will be installing a subway tile backsplash and would love some opinions. There is a window above the sink that I need to tile around. Since this is being...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-04-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,541
Posted By DebbieG
Need a breatheable stain to change color of Quikwall used to cover cinderblock. Help!

Hi all,

I am going crazy trying to find a way to change the color of the Quikwall product that I used to cover the cinderblock foundation to our patio.
I had tried to match the stamped concrete...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-03-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,688
Posted By DebbieG
Yay it's spring! Finally time to finish this...

Yay it's spring! Finally time to finish this project! Joecaption - Not sure if you'll respond after all this time, but I'm about to go ahead with trying to correct my orangish color quickrete and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-19-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,688
Posted By DebbieG
Quikwall used to cover cinderblock foundation

Checking back to see if any replies to my last post yet and to add photos....Still wondering about my previous questions if anyone can help. It would be nice to get the color right and seal before...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 11-19-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,338
Posted By DebbieG
Thanks for the advice everyone. As much as I...

Thanks for the advice everyone. As much as I really wanted to get started....I decided to hold off on this project until next spring rather than risk problems with painting in cold weather. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 10-19-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,338
Posted By DebbieG
Sealing,painting lumber in cold weather

Hi all,

I need some advice. I have a separate post where I've been getting some advice about building a Pergola on a raised stamped concrete patio we had poured this summer.
Problem is, now...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-19-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,688
Posted By DebbieG
Handyguys - I like your joist hangers...wish I...

Handyguys - I like your joist hangers...wish I could afford to go custom with mine but not sure how I'm going to handle that yet...I originally wanted to notch the rafters, but due to needing a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-10-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,688
Posted By DebbieG
Thanks. Ended up getting the Qucikwall from HD,...

Thanks.
Ended up getting the Qucikwall from HD, then found a local masonary supply store that had about 10 of the Solomon powdered colors available. Problem is, looking at the color chart isn't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-07-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,688
Posted By DebbieG
Ok...I'm back.....If I can get the materials...

Ok...I'm back.....If I can get the materials early enough today, I'm hoping to get working on this today. I went to a masonary supply company to see what they had. He didn't know anything about the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-06-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,812
Posted By DebbieG
Yeah....trying to avoid the seams on the vinyl...

Yeah....trying to avoid the seams on the vinyl wraps and looking to find 6x6 sleeves. Finding plenty of 4x4 sleeves, but 6x6 seems to be a challenge.

I've been told that the weight of the Pergola...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-17-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,688
Posted By DebbieG
Darn, sounds like I'd better get it right the...

Darn, sounds like I'd better get it right the first time then.
Thanks for all your help everyone.
CSmith....since your a pro, maybe you have some knowledge about attaching a Pergola to this patio??...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-13-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,812
Posted By DebbieG
Attaching Covered Pergola to raised Concrete Patio

I want to build a 14'x12" Freestanding Pergola on a raised concrete patio outside a doorwall. I plan to put a polycarb clear roof on it to protect the furniture underneath from rain…..all adding to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 09-10-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,447
Posted By DebbieG
Wow! I've been thinking about doing a medium...

Wow! I've been thinking about doing a medium sized asian symbol on a wall using spackle and then highlighting it with a clear pearly paint but this is amazing!
I can't imagine how much time this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-10-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 24,420
Posted By DebbieG
Thanks for the info, but I'm not sure I...

Thanks for the info, but I'm not sure I understand...are you saying that only if I were to use plexi that I need stain with UV protection or is that for the poly too?
Does most exterior stain have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-10-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,688
Posted By DebbieG
Oops....forgot to ask one more thing....if we...

Oops....forgot to ask one more thing....if we were to go ahead and stain it as is, and still didn't like still being able to see the outlines of the block, could we use this stuff over top of that?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-10-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,688
Posted By DebbieG
Thanks to both of you. Erndog, your wall looks...

Thanks to both of you. Erndog, your wall looks great...I guess the fibers shouldn't be that noticeable unless you get up close so I'd be ok with that...especially if they wear off.
CSmith...thanks...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-06-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,688
Posted By DebbieG
Thanks guys! I have been considering the stucco...

Thanks guys! I have been considering the stucco from day 1 and may just go back to that because I too wasn't sure if I really wanted to see the mortar lines of the block anymore or not so we waited...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-06-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,968
Posted By DebbieG
There is no way to estimate this given the...

There is no way to estimate this given the information provided. You don't mention if this is a home you will live in or plan to fix up and sell or rent?? I would be very careful here because the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-06-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,127
Posted By DebbieG
Sounds steep to me too for such a small deck. ...

Sounds steep to me too for such a small deck.
Im here in Michigan and we just had our patio redone. It was a 12x14 raised patio with a sagging slab on top. We had the slab replaced with stamped and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-05-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 24,420
Posted By DebbieG
Best product for clear Pergola roof? Lexan,Polycarbonate,FPR Panels?

Hi all!,

Im about to start building a patio for the upper part of this patio (see photo)
and want to put on some type of clear roof to keep the rain off of the patio furniture but still allow all...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-05-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,055
Posted By DebbieG
I'm looking for a similar product and was about...

I'm looking for a similar product and was about to post the question as to what to use for a pergola roof (do a search for my post too in case there is info there that might help u)...I've read that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 09-05-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,567
Posted By DebbieG
Looks great. Kinda curious as to what made you...

Looks great. Kinda curious as to what made you decide to go with black appliances though?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 09-05-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By DebbieG
Really depends on how you've decorated. Roman...

Really depends on how you've decorated. Roman shades and bamboo are both very nice options and popular right now and have many color options. If your trying to keep it cheap, the bamboo might be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-05-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,688
Posted By DebbieG
Ok...my bad?....That being said I still have the...

Ok...my bad?....That being said I still have the same questions? Should I use a sealing type concrete stain that will trap moisture within or find one that allows the block to breathe so moisture can...
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