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DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 08-08-2014, 11:46 PM
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Posted By qmqmqm
Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-08-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By qmqmqm
Thanks a lot Jungle. Is it normal for the...

Thanks a lot Jungle.

Is it normal for the crushed stone to be a bit wet right by the valve? It has a darker color so I think it's wet. Will it cause mold growth or things like that?

Thanks.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-04-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By qmqmqm
odour in basement

Hi everyone.

My basement has a light smell. The best I can describe it is that it smells like "wet earth". It smells like this year round. I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of it.

I'm not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 08-04-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By qmqmqm
backyard makeover

Hi everyone.

My backyard is currently full of weeds and they are growing pretty tall. I am looking for suggestions as to what and how to makeover the backyard?
I am looking for something...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-04-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By qmqmqm
Thanks everyone! Looks like the best idea is...

Thanks everyone!

Looks like the best idea is to use double ledger to support the deck on concrete wall.

Just out of curiosity, K0k328, when you say the soil compaction is virgin after 10 years,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-01-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By qmqmqm
Thanks for the suggestions, Neal and Kok328!

Thanks for the suggestions, Neal and Kok328!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-28-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By qmqmqm
picture after the deck was removed:

picture after the deck was removed:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-28-2014, 12:12 PM
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Views: 514
Posted By qmqmqm
picture before the deck was removed:

picture before the deck was removed:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-28-2014, 12:10 PM
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Views: 514
Posted By qmqmqm
options regarding putting up a deck by a house

Hi everyone.

I had a deck which was bolted into the wood which sits on top of the concrete foundation of the house. I detached the deck from the house to fix an leak behind the deck.


There is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 06-21-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,538
Posted By qmqmqm
Thanks Grovehaven and Carnuck for the input! ...

Thanks Grovehaven and Carnuck for the input!

Luckily, this year the wasps did not come back to the same nest.

I have hung a fake paper wasp nest outside an adjacent bathroom window, in order to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-03-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By qmqmqm
Thanks a lot Oldognewtrick! Will the old...

Thanks a lot Oldognewtrick!

Will the old nail hole cause any problems?

I'm not sure what's underneath the shingles...

Thanks!

Paul
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-30-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By qmqmqm
nail on roof

Hi everyone.

My house is about 5 years old. On my lower roof, I noticed that there is a nail that is not fully hammered into the flashing. Should I just hammer it down? Or put some caulking on it?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-08-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By qmqmqm
Thanks Kok328!

Thanks Kok328!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-07-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By qmqmqm
Thanks Gentlemen! Can someone please explain...

Thanks Gentlemen!

Can someone please explain why water pipes need to be grounded?

Cheers,

Paul
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-05-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By qmqmqm
metal wire near cold water pipe

Hi everyone

In my house, I see this metal wire wrapped around the cold water pipe (where city water comes into the house.) One end of the wire goes into the ground, and the other end is secures...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-05-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By qmqmqm
Thanks so much Neal and Mr. Washington! How...

Thanks so much Neal and Mr. Washington!

How about for odd shaped things like these? How should I insulate these?

Would something like spray foam insulation or fibre glass insulation work for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-02-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By qmqmqm
Hi everyone. So the city replaced the meter. But...

Hi everyone. So the city replaced the meter. But the bottom plate of the new one is starting to show signs of rusting again...

The city water coming into the house is colder than inside the house....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-07-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By qmqmqm
wetness in wall under deck

Hi everyone

This picture is taken under the deck. (The bolt is where the deck is secured to the house.)

There is a gap between the siding (on the left) and the aluminium sheet (on the right.)
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-07-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By qmqmqm
Thanks for your response Kok328! I could not...

Thanks for your response Kok328!

I could not feel a draft. It is below the floor surface in the house.

I don't know if there could still be heat loss if this part is not caulked?

The garage...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-06-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By qmqmqm
sealing bottom of door in garage?

Hi everyone

This picture is taken in the garage, showing the bottom of the door and wooden stairs leading up to the house.

I noticed that where the wood meets the metal is not sealed. Should I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-06-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,190
Posted By qmqmqm
Thanks again Nealtw! That's just rain water....

Thanks again Nealtw!

That's just rain water. the picture was taken not too long after some rain.

When it dries up, should I seal the gap? It looks like a pretty big gap with the stucco starting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 12-10-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By qmqmqm
Thanks InspectorD! Is it a viable solution...

Thanks InspectorD!

Is it a viable solution to put another shingle on top of the existing one?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-10-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By qmqmqm
water come in from bottom of patio door

Hi

I noticed some wetness at the bottom of the patio door, inside of the house.

I guess it's because the bottom of the patio door is not sealed well enough...

Not sure what I can do to stop...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 12-08-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By qmqmqm
shingle wearing out from rain?

When it rains, the water from the roof on the second level of the house concentrates and drips on one spot on a shingle on the lower roof.

Is the shingle that's hit by the rain water going to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 11-06-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,253
Posted By qmqmqm
By the way, does anyone know what kind of sealant...

By the way, does anyone know what kind of sealant it is on the side of the vent?

It feels a bit spongy to the touch. It doesn’t feel like the normal caulk at all…

Cheers!

Paul
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