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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-04-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,571
Posted By cheesefood
That's a hard argument to break...getting to rent...

That's a hard argument to break...getting to rent a jackhammer.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-04-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,571
Posted By cheesefood
Building a deck over concrete and grass

I have a standard 10 x 10 concrete slab patio. It's settled, the concrete step has majorly sloped, and the wooden steps leading to the sun porch are about to fall apart. I want to cover it over...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 05-20-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,237
Posted By cheesefood
What about refurbished drills? Any reason to stay...

What about refurbished drills? Any reason to stay away from them?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-20-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By cheesefood
That's what I did. You COULD just wrap them...

That's what I did.

You COULD just wrap them in tape, but then you're counting on the tape to stay on over time and that's a risk I wouldn't take compared to a $.05 wire nut. Twist a small one on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 05-20-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,237
Posted By cheesefood
Not really as JUST a screwdriver. I do a lot of...

Not really as JUST a screwdriver. I do a lot of projects. The Craftsman just doesn't have the torque I want, the speed I want, or the battery life. The battery takes a while to charge (2-3 hours) and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-20-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,078
Posted By cheesefood
Be careful! The warm air from the basement will...

Be careful! The warm air from the basement will cause significant condensation when it hits our lovely -20 January days. There's probably a reason it wasn't vented. A can of air-freshener is a much...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-20-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,681
Posted By cheesefood
A good friend of mine once told me to wait a year...

A good friend of mine once told me to wait a year before making any changes to your house. I've followed that advice twice and was glad I did. This gives you a chance to get a feel for your lighting,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-20-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By cheesefood
Cap them and then put electrical tape around the...

Cap them and then put electrical tape around the cap. Those things can pop off over time, leaving you with an exposed live wire.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 05-20-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,196
Posted By cheesefood
Funny...I watched a lot of those shows on the DIY...

Funny...I watched a lot of those shows on the DIY channel where they expect us to believe that a buyer will pay $10k more for a house with a fresh coat of paint. In my experience, your buyers will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 05-20-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,237
Posted By cheesefood
Let's Talk Cordless Drills

I'm in the market for a new one. I currently use a Craftsman 18v but it's a few years old and the batteries aren't holding their charge as long as they used to. I'm also noticing that I'm losing the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-22-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,614
Posted By cheesefood
3-way switch not turning off light

I have a duplex switch (that I just replaced) with a 3-way on one side and a single on the other. For some reason, since the replacement the 3 way isn't turning off. Is it more likely that the Commun...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-09-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,192
Posted By cheesefood
Dual toggle switch - did I kill it?

OK, so I'm going to quickly prove that I'm not an electrician.

I was told that the Leviton switch for my light / disposal was obsolete and finding a plate would be difficult, so I opted to replace...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-17-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,977
Posted By cheesefood
Cost of wiring a house for TV / Net

I have a 30 year old house that was never wired for TV so my dish has cables running along the sides of my house and in through holes drilled through the house. I'm interested in finding out how much...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-12-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,531
Posted By cheesefood
I'm no expert, but unless you're screwing...

I'm no expert, but unless you're screwing directly into a stud you're going to have problems and may ruin your wall. Also, the door most likely won't fit the port so you'll end up with an ugly...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 05-12-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,766
Posted By cheesefood
Are rechargeable batteries proprietary?

The batteries for my Craftsman tools seem to be losing their power and not holding a charge. Do I need to buy new Craftsman brand batteries or is there a cheaper generic that I can use?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-14-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,611
Posted By cheesefood
+1 on calling an electrician. While single-phase...

+1 on calling an electrician. While single-phase is generally pretty harmful, 50 amp 2 phase will kill you and possibly start a fire on your corpse. By simply posting this question you've already...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-14-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By cheesefood
Tired of "showcases". Show me something real!

So as I'm working on my bathroom I've noticed something: places that sell fixtures all seemed fixed on the concept of the 200-300 square foot bathroom. Try to find any place showcasing a small...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-11-2008, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,319
Posted By cheesefood
What kind of store doesn't know the price their...

What kind of store doesn't know the price their neighbor is selling the same product?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-09-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By cheesefood
No thanks. Why hide your joints? Just smoke them...

No thanks. Why hide your joints? Just smoke them in the garage like everyone else.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HouseRepairTalk Website Help 01-07-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,935
Posted By cheesefood
Another idea - How about "Project Upgrades"?...

Another idea -

How about "Project Upgrades"? What are some ways one can upgrade a standard project? Maybe add something modern to a kitchen or bathroom or a special wall treatment, etc. Things...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-07-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,067
Posted By cheesefood
I can't imagine anyone caring about a car alarm....

I can't imagine anyone caring about a car alarm. However, if it could be programmed to shreik the F word loudly, someone would at least call and complain thus sending the cops over.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-07-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,726
Posted By cheesefood
I'm about 95% idiot, but isn't most of the wood...

I'm about 95% idiot, but isn't most of the wood pretty mold-resistant? I thought that mold only attacked drywall and the studs/joists on really old homes.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-07-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By cheesefood
Hardwood flooring job in Elk Grove, IL

Putting out a request for bid on a hard-wood floor install in Elk Grove Village, IL. Don't know if anyone here installs flooring, but I'm interested in finding someone local. If you do this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-07-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By cheesefood
I lived off of Gary and Army Trail in 98-00.

I lived off of Gary and Army Trail in 98-00.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-06-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By cheesefood
I really should have taken the Before pics, but I...

I really should have taken the Before pics, but I broke my wife's camera on New Years Eve. I'll post final pictures, and then you'll just have to imagine it with ugly wall paper and yellowish...
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