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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-13-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,181
Posted By MSU Fan
Replacement windows are new construction!

So although we ordered replacement windows from Crestline, they apparently don't sell "replacement windows". Only "new construction". Great. I am not planning to replace my siding. I was not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-26-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By MSU Fan
Looks like I just had a loose wire on the...

Looks like I just had a loose wire on the "master" switch. Thanks for the help!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-24-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By MSU Fan
am I supposed to be looking at the master or...

am I supposed to be looking at the master or slave? I assume the master, but I don't want to jump to conclusions yet.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-24-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By MSU Fan
3-way wiring issue

Ok, so I am replacing all the outlets and switches in my house with white. In doing so, there are a couple of 3 way switch setups. Now, I am a pretty simple guy, so my thought is pull the existing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-03-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,789
Posted By MSU Fan
Thanks - no door plans in the future at all for...

Thanks - no door plans in the future at all for this entryway.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-28-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,789
Posted By MSU Fan
Thanks everyone - I can cut the wood myself,...

Thanks everyone - I can cut the wood myself, which I plan to do anyway, so I appreciate all the comments!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-25-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,789
Posted By MSU Fan
Thanks. I understand about the trim (casing),...

Thanks. I understand about the trim (casing), it's more about the additional Oak jamb that I am questioning. Perhaps this illustration will help! Do I opt to leave the existing drywall in (left...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-25-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,789
Posted By MSU Fan
Putting an Oak Jamb in an open doorway

So I might not be using the right terms to describe this, but my wife and I decided that we are going to paint our kitchen and living room two different colors. We have an open doorway in between...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-15-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 34,269
Posted By MSU Fan
Very nice work. I like your use of recessed...

Very nice work. I like your use of recessed areas to house the useful/essential items (electronics/garbage can, etc)!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-31-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,459
Posted By MSU Fan
Plus, since I don't have any idea what your time...

Plus, since I don't have any idea what your time table is, you can chip away at the windows as you are able to, and then just install them when you are ready. Versus having them installed and then...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-24-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,798
Posted By MSU Fan
i have no idea why they are there, but that is...

i have no idea why they are there, but that is pretty creepy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-23-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By MSU Fan
Nice work Phatboy. I have built a few...

Nice work Phatboy. I have built a few stands/canopies myself, and you did a very good job. :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-03-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,780
Posted By MSU Fan
My understanding is that you are not supposed to...

My understanding is that you are not supposed to use plumbers tape, but rather pipe dope. Is this correct or a myth?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-21-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,288
Posted By MSU Fan
Perhaps she should start with the library for any...

Perhaps she should start with the library for any books that can help her? :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-19-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,288
Posted By MSU Fan
Yes, not to overshadow where DrHicks is going...

Yes, not to overshadow where DrHicks is going with this, but the problem is the lifestyle that you and your husband have adopted. In order to get out from under this, changes have to be made - the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-02-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,665
Posted By MSU Fan
What about the cold air supply in the bathroom? ...

What about the cold air supply in the bathroom? My bathroom does not have a return. ???
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-08-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,978
Posted By MSU Fan
You can also backfill ~75% of the whole with...

You can also backfill ~75% of the whole with crushed concrete and then top off with the removed dirt. If you tamp that down it works just as well without needing to mix concrete.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-12-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,615
Posted By MSU Fan
Thank you Perry, but I have dealt with mold...

Thank you Perry, but I have dealt with mold issues on my window frames from the evaporation/humidity put off by the tanks in the winter. In the summer I am not too worried. With the temp higher,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-11-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,615
Posted By MSU Fan
Sorry, I haven't been for a couple of days, but I...

Sorry, I haven't been for a couple of days, but I appreciate the discussion.

Let's keep the arguement relatively simple as I don't have a lot of money for this right now. I just got a Ranco...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-30-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,615
Posted By MSU Fan
Humidity Control in Basement

Before everyone starts in, I cannot simply remove the source of the humidity - I have 4 fishtanks and 2 turtle tanks in my basement. The evaporation keeps my dehumidifier running constantly. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-21-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,469
Posted By MSU Fan
The water pressure is evident in both the sink...

The water pressure is evident in both the sink and downstream shower. Meaning the hot water stays constant in both, and the cold water is weak in both.

Thanks for the quick reply.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-20-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,469
Posted By MSU Fan
Loss of water pressure

I am in the process of adding a bathroom to my basement. The bathroom is near where a former homeowner had a sink. I converted the cold/hot water leads into PEX and am running that for the...
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