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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-03-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By jjohnston
Is there a maximum R value for insulating

I have been looking around. I see that code for my area requires an R of 49 for ceiling and 19 for walls. I am just curious. Is there a maximum? If I have an R49 currently, could I bump it to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-25-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By jjohnston
Drywall bows out by window

I was just about to start building/installing window casings. When I measured the depth from the window to the front of the drywall, I noticed one side is 3.5" while the other side is 4". I also...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 02-05-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By jjohnston
Fence keeps blowing over

I built a fence a couple years ago. I used 4x4 posts which I planted 2-3 feet deep and cemented in. The fence panels I got are 6' high and 8' long. they were pre-built panels and it is a wood...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 11-01-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By jjohnston
spray polycrylic?

I am staining doors, and using minwax polycrylic over them. it doesn't say on the can, but I am curious if I can spray them with my spray gun? I know they have aerosol versions of it, but to make...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-31-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By jjohnston
shrink wrap for new windows?

My house was built in 2010 so my windows are pretty new. They are double pane, Low E glass, with argon (I think) between the panels. They are sliding windows. Would there be any advantage to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-21-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By jjohnston
Ceramic Light Fixture bulb size max

What is the max bulb wattage for those cheap general purpose light fixtures that are normally found in garages? I wasn't sure if there was a norm for them, or if they are all different like most...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-13-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By jjohnston
Oh, its a whirlpool 30,000 grain. WHES30

Oh, its a whirlpool 30,000 grain. WHES30
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-12-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By jjohnston
Water softner not effective

I have a water softener. when I Installed it I found the water hardness was at 15 gpg. When I called the city they said between 20-27. so I set the softener to 30. I have always suspected it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-28-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,205
Posted By jjohnston
Oh, that would! But do they make it in a Female...

Oh, that would! But do they make it in a Female version?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-24-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,205
Posted By jjohnston
Water Softner install leaks

I bought a water softner from Lowes. "INstall kit" has a few fittings that snap into place, no problem there. But the final connections on the softner is a 1" plastic pipe. 1 for in and 1 for out. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-26-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By jjohnston
Ok, so you think oak frames would look good, or...

Ok, so you think oak frames would look good, or are you saying white frames?
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-25-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,385
Posted By jjohnston
Sorry for the delay. No, its a natural gas...

Sorry for the delay. No, its a natural gas system.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-25-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By jjohnston
Black and White Theme with Oak

I have a room currently white walls. My bed has a light oak headboard, my TV stand is the same lite oak, and my ceiling fan is light oak. OH, and all my molding is light oak.

My thought is I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-29-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,385
Posted By jjohnston
HVAC New thurmostat

I replaced my thurmostat at the begining of summer. The AC worked just fine, if I put the unit to fan it works fine. I just tried to turn on the heat, and the heat does not come on...

My old...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-05-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,847
Posted By jjohnston
Drop Crown Molding question

I am thinking of doing the drop crown molding and put rope light behind it. I just have a few questions...

1) Would it look strange to have it on 1 wall or should I do the whole room?

2) Is it...
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