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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-28-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By beachguy005
Don't know why you're using shims to fill any...

Don't know why you're using shims to fill any voids. Frankly, if the floor joists were sound I would of just used Self-Leveling Underlayment on the whole floor and been done with it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-28-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By beachguy005
I agree with JoeD on this. The one thing to...

I agree with JoeD on this. The one thing to consider buying, or at least knowing what you want, is the fixtures. Lighting and fan. A contractor will need to know them to figure an install. Apart...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-26-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By beachguy005
The part that's attached to the house...the...

The part that's attached to the house...the ledger board, should of been through bolted or lag screwed into the band joist. You wouldn't need supports going to the ground at the house.
Sometimes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-26-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By beachguy005
It becomes a bit like art work. You can try...

It becomes a bit like art work. You can try thinning some joint compound and rolling it on over the patch or use a brush to dab it on. After it's dried a bit you'll need to knock it down some by...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-26-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By beachguy005
Trying to trim both sides..with a planer.....how...

Trying to trim both sides..with a planer.....how square do you thing that door would end up? Getting a prehung, even though the trim won't match the rest of the house, is probably your best bet....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-26-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By beachguy005
Why not just use a hand rail from the decking...

Why not just use a hand rail from the decking department of your lumber store. Find them with an 1-1/2 inch rabbet groove in them to mount on a 2x edge. PT, cedar or composite...... Otherwise...as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-22-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 623
Posted By beachguy005
I love banging my head against the wall because...

I love banging my head against the wall because it feels so good when I stop................. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-21-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By beachguy005
You need to get the install info for the one you...

You need to get the install info for the one you ordered and see what's required. Another option would be to vent it through the top. You lose most of that cabinet but you'll be able to offset the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-21-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By beachguy005
You need to get the install info for the one you...

You need to get the install info for the one you ordered and see what's required. Another option would be to vent it through the top. You lose most of that cabinet but you'll be able to offset the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-21-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By beachguy005
Materials for it are cheap but do you have, or...

Materials for it are cheap but do you have, or can you borrow, the tools you'll need? Do you have the matching paint? Most importantly, do you have the skill to do the job well enough that the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-20-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 623
Posted By beachguy005
I have absolutely nothing against scaffolding. ...

I have absolutely nothing against scaffolding. It can be very useful when used properly. I just don't believe that using it as a base for a ladder is it's best use.
If you have a ladder braced...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-20-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 623
Posted By beachguy005
If the scaffolding catches you, you did fall off...

If the scaffolding catches you, you did fall off the roof. As long as you have no need to move beyond that 6 feet and it makes you feel more secure...have at it. The reality is that roofers have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-20-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 623
Posted By beachguy005
That doesn't look like the 10 foot high staging...

That doesn't look like the 10 foot high staging you were going to rent and erect yourself.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-20-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 623
Posted By beachguy005
You would do it that way because it's generally...

You would do it that way because it's generally the way that's done if you're working on a roof, rather than the way you're looking to do it. There are other brands out there and other videos if you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-20-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 623
Posted By beachguy005
I may have missed what you're trying to do but...

I may have missed what you're trying to do but I'm now guessing you want to lay the ladder on the roof not up to the roof.
If that's the case, why not use a roof hook on the end of your ladder. It...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-20-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 623
Posted By beachguy005
It's amazing how much you can actually do on your...

It's amazing how much you can actually do on your own when you need to and you figure it out. But I've also fallen 12 feet off planks because I wasn't paying attention. You could tie the scaffold...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-20-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By beachguy005
If the floor under them is ok, you can tile up to...

If the floor under them is ok, you can tile up to them. That's the way it's done all the time on floor replacement.
You may want to pull out the appliances to tile under them but be sure you have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-14-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By beachguy005
I think if it were me, and I couldn't move, I...

I think if it were me, and I couldn't move, I would seriously consider using inexpensive sheet vinyl to just cover everything up.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-10-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By beachguy005
While I'm generally all for DIYing it. Not so...

While I'm generally all for DIYing it. Not so sure here.
I think the main danger here is not from flooding but from carbon monoxide poisoning or gas poisoning. I don't know if all 3 appliances will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-08-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By beachguy005
The granite weighs about 13 pounds per sq. ft. ...

The granite weighs about 13 pounds per sq. ft. The load is on the sides and back of the cabinet. If you were to lift the countertop off the cabinet you would see that the post of the lazy susan,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Computers and Electronics 07-06-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By beachguy005
You're probably better off looking here.... ...

You're probably better off looking here....

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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-04-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By beachguy005
You can get a less caustic version at HD. It's...

You can get a less caustic version at HD. It's lower in fumes also. The directions say to mix it in a plastic sprinkler can co I don't think you have to worry too much about your siding.
I just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-04-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By beachguy005
You may find that the wall was once an exterior...

You may find that the wall was once an exterior wall that had siding over it. Someone remodel? That being said, I think the best and easiest would just cover it with 3/8 sheetrock and be done with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-01-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By beachguy005
You'll probably find that the fuse box was left...

You'll probably find that the fuse box was left to act as a main disconnect. Does your loadcenter that it's feeding have a main or is it just breakers?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-28-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By beachguy005
I had a similar issue when I changed mine. ...

I had a similar issue when I changed mine. Having to mount the valve assembly from the back side so I cut a piece of cardboard the same size as the cross brace I was using, pushed it up to the...
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