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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-17-2013, 07:40 PM
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Posted By golem
Much appreciate the replies! @nealtw &...

Much appreciate the replies!

@nealtw & CallMeVilla
I rarely contract anyone to do work for me (stereotypical Jack-of-all-trades) but in this case travel requirements dictated. Your insight should...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-17-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By golem
Thanks for the reply nealtw. I can go along...

Thanks for the reply nealtw.

I can go along with you with regards to the style of repair but as for the contract, well, it was somewhat open-ended. The contract explicitly stated they would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-17-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By golem
Req opinions on professionally completed drain repair.

Just had a portion of a corroded and split cast iron drain pipe replaced with PVC. Was wondering what your opinion is regarding their choice of repair method. As can be seen in the attached diagram...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-13-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,583
Posted By golem
Update! It's been a couple months since I...

Update!

It's been a couple months since I finally had the electrical work completed. Since then I've been busy installing the siding, having the chimney rebulit, and performing a complete...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-20-2011, 08:28 AM
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Views: 1,987
Posted By golem
2 queations about siding job -- Fiberboard Sheathing & CertaWrap

Also posted to another forum...

Tackling another neighbors vinyl siding job and we see the sub is 1/2" fiberboard underneath Masonite siding. Research makes fiberboard seem like a good sheathing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-07-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,583
Posted By golem
Thanks for the reply Blue Jay! I'm beginning...

Thanks for the reply Blue Jay!

I'm beginning to have second thought about doing the temp move myself as I'm getting strong cautions against it being a DIY project, probably 8 to 1 against. I'm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-06-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,583
Posted By golem
Thanks for the reply joecaption! I just...

Thanks for the reply joecaption!

I just called the POCO about a temp drop line and was advised that for $427 they would provide a 4-6 hour window, just enough time to slap on the siding. In my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-05-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,583
Posted By golem
Moving elec drop to replace siding. Any cautions?

I'm preparing to install vinyl siding and soffits which will require me to temporarily move the electrical drop. I'd like to know what is considered safe practices for this operation? I have an extra...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-11-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,769
Posted By golem
Thanks for the reply joecaption! I was...

Thanks for the reply joecaption!

I was really only questioning whether or not to tape the short 4" butt joint in the center of the picture. As for the metal corners, not looking to tape over them,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-11-2011, 11:22 AM
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Views: 3,769
Posted By golem
Another question...

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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-11-2011, 11:00 AM
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Views: 3,769
Posted By golem
Drywall joint...tape or no tape?

In the attached pic you can see a 4" horizontal drywall joint. Am I correct in assuming this should be taped to eliminate cracking (again)?

Also, is it safe to use #90 joint compound to first-coat...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 02-07-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,583
Posted By golem
Thanks for the reply! I'm with you on that....

Thanks for the reply!

I'm with you on that. Not sure I'd ever go with trim darker than the walls. Personally, dark trim conjures up visions of either stodgy manors or funeral homes.

Guess in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 02-06-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,583
Posted By golem
Baseboard, Window & Door Trim...Monochromatic a must?

I'm preparing to paint my home's interior keeping within a family of browns, mostly varying light shades of tan. As I recently installed white vinyl replacement windows I was intending to paint "all"...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-12-2010, 12:49 PM
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Views: 725
Posted By golem
Repositioning bricks to close gaps in veneer?

The corner of my home had a 1 1/2" sag of the foundation in one corner. Just under a year ago I had a contractor come out and install 7 helical piers. This actually succeeded in raising that corner...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-12-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,820
Posted By golem
oldog/newtrick, much appreciate the info and...

oldog/newtrick, much appreciate the info and suggestions!

I'm finding with this particular project/repair some things are best not being shortcut. Will be posting another thread shortly dealing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-12-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,820
Posted By golem
Thanks for the replies! Grrrrrrrr! Haven't...

Thanks for the replies!

Grrrrrrrr! Haven't you guys any good news! :p Actually, it's pretty much what I was expecting. Looks like I'll just be covering/capping it at least down to the drip course...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-11-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,820
Posted By golem
Chimney bricks spalling. Req opinions on short & long term repairs.

I've posted this to another forum but additional input is always appreciated.

Have an unused chimney here that is in need of some short-term and long-term TLC. Looks like it has for some time been...
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