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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-23-2010, 08:50 PM
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Posted By nick13
Thanks for the info. I will probably rip...

Thanks for the info. I will probably rip everything out and install the foam boards with the studs in front. Metal or wood studs? What R-value for the insulation should I get or what thickness? Do...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-21-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,648
Posted By nick13
basement insulation...

Thanks for replying, Hube, I live on Long Island. Right now there is Owens Corning R-11 fiberglass insulation, 3.5". The wood studs were put up about 1 or 2 inches away from the wall. I did say there...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-09-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,648
Posted By nick13
Renovating basement, not sure if I should change insulation....

I'm going to renovate my basement, currently there is paneling on the walls, with wood studs and fiberglass insulation. It's pretty old and according to the previous homeowner and inspector, there is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-26-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,048
Posted By nick13
Repairing holes in plaster walls

I had someone try and unfortunately I wasn't there when he did it. He told me he mixed spackle and plaster but after a day or 2 it was cracking all over the place and after 3 or 4 days it was still...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 07-23-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,898
Posted By nick13
It's a small wall that makes a short hallway...

It's a small wall that makes a short hallway connecting to the kitchen. The opening is about 4'x3' about 40" off the ground that opens up the living room to the hallway and unfortunately you can see...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-18-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By nick13
Low water pressure in outside hose.....

I have 2 spigots with garden hoses, one in front and one in back of my house. The one in the back works fine, has good water pressure, but the one in the front has weak pressure. I tried the same...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 07-18-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,898
Posted By nick13
Ideas for opening in living room....

I just purchased a house and a 6 or 7 foot long wall in my living room has about a 4' x 3' opening in it. Unfortunately, as soon as you walk into the house this opening is straight ahead and you can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-06-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,056
Posted By nick13
Gas furnace in the attic?

I have a 75,000 BTU gas furnace which heats the lower floor of my 1400 sq.ft. house through forced hot air ducts. The upstairs has electric heat which I'm getting rid of. I wanted to run ductwork...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-12-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,674
Posted By nick13
Repairing wood floors after moving hot air register

Thinking of taking down a small wall which protrudes from the middle of one wall and ends in the middle of the room. There is a hot air register in the floor right where that wall ends so if I take...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-12-2010, 08:42 PM
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Views: 1,860
Posted By nick13
Moving hot air register.....

Thinking of taking down a small wall which protrudes from the middle of one wall and ends in the middle of the room. There is a hot air register in the floor right where that wall ends so if I take...
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