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DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-11-2013, 10:34 AM
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Posted By Newaryon
So I got a board cut to replace the really rotten...

So I got a board cut to replace the really rotten piece. There are others not so bad I think I can patch with Minwax hardener and wood filler. Even if I can't stain the wood filler, if it is on the ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-06-2013, 07:21 AM
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Views: 681
Posted By Newaryon
Hmmmm okay thanks for all the replies. As I am...

Hmmmm okay thanks for all the replies. As I am getting into this I am realizing you are right... The wood probably is pine and the color that attracted me is just a bit of stain darkening it. There...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-03-2013, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Newaryon
Refinishing old bookshelves

I picked up some old bookshelves at a garage sale and I want to spruce them up. This is my first time doing a project like this, so I apologize for the newbie questions.

Here is a picture of one...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-08-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,151
Posted By Newaryon
opening walls

Okay got in behind the walls. Some mold but not as bad as I expected. Some corrosion on the pipes above and signs of some leaking from there.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-29-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By Newaryon
I ended up contracting with a company called...

I ended up contracting with a company called Comfort, mostly on the basis of good rep for customer service on Angie's list and BBB. Which I saw in person as they were prompt to follow up and answer...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-16-2011, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Newaryon
Talked to insurance people. They don't think the...

Talked to insurance people. They don't think the sump pump is the cause of the problem and that there must be other sources of water over a long period of time. Above this bathroom is the main bath...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-27-2011, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Newaryon
Okay here are some pictures I took back when all...

Okay here are some pictures I took back when all of this started after Tropical Storm Irene passed through. This has all dried up now and the smell has pretty much gone away.

I see some mold in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-27-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,151
Posted By Newaryon
Okay I attached this rough sketch I drew of the...

Okay I attached this rough sketch I drew of the area. The gray area is the basement. The tan area is a ground level foyer that is higher than the basement and to the side. The water damaged area in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-21-2011, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Newaryon
Got a few more estimates and getting clearer...

Got a few more estimates and getting clearer about what are the types of windows made and what I want. With the windows themselves there are pretty clear specs and ratings to be found; with the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-11-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,151
Posted By Newaryon
Help some water damage

The recent weather in NY has caused me some water damage. Trying to decide what needs to be done.

The house is a 1960's split level. The damage is in the foyer and half bath that is at ground...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-11-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By Newaryon
Thanks for the response. So far I have 2...

Thanks for the response.

So far I have 2 estimates . . .

The one for Renewal by Anderson would come to well over 1k per window, which seems awfully high to me.

I have another from a local...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-08-2011, 10:21 AM
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Views: 1,403
Posted By Newaryon
Looking at replacement windows

I am wanting to replace the windows on this house, which was built in the 1960's. It has a mix of the original windows, which are a mix of double-hung and casement windows, single pane glass with...
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