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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-15-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,639
Posted By budro
you are ok. vapor barriers are a double edge...

you are ok. vapor barriers are a double edge sword. lots and lots of debate. i've seen the good and the bad. i would probably caulk the joints before before putting the redguard on but then again,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-15-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,360
Posted By budro
since you are remodeling try to do as joe d says...

since you are remodeling try to do as joe d says and put two appliance outlets on seperate circuits as per code. you need to find out if the dishwasher is on this same circuit. garbage disposal too?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-14-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,091
Posted By budro
the spark you speak of tells me there was a...

the spark you speak of tells me there was a short. this usually causes a breaker to trip. my advice is to go back and look those breakers over good. if you know exactly which breaker it is, turn it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-13-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,756
Posted By budro
if it runs 5 minutes and then goes lukewarm, put...

if it runs 5 minutes and then goes lukewarm, put your money on the lower element. could be a factory defective element that went out quick. budro
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 11-07-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,117
Posted By budro
speedbump, good advice about the temp waxing the...

speedbump, good advice about the temp waxing the bacteria. i see this post has some age, but in the future i would recomend you warn the good folks about the burn and scald potential by cranking the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-07-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,936
Posted By budro
good advice by all. one time i was called to an...

good advice by all. one time i was called to an electrical problem at a house. when i got there the lights on one circuit were glowing bright, then dimming. glowing bright, then dimming. up and down,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-30-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,003
Posted By budro
you guys probably got it right, but i have seen...

you guys probably got it right, but i have seen folks not familar with digital testers accidently push the "hold" button on their meters and get 120v on everything. i've had a few laughs with them...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-21-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,300
Posted By budro
you need to take inventory of what you have. sell...

you need to take inventory of what you have. sell what you can at the yard sale this weekend. take a look around you. don't like what you see? change it. you say you and hubby have been on this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-17-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,871
Posted By budro
lowe's has a porter cable compressor rated for...

lowe's has a porter cable compressor rated for about 150 psi. i really like it. i have been in the business for several years and even though they make bigger better more expensive models i find this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-17-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,444
Posted By budro
i built a million dollar house a few years ago...

i built a million dollar house a few years ago and we had a six foot round diameter shower with glass blocks on the plans. after research, we opted for the acrylic (plastic) blocks. we laid them just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-17-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By budro
the tub is usually installed just by weight. on...

the tub is usually installed just by weight. on the back 5' wall of the tub you will usually find three or four 2x4 wedges under the lip of the tub nailed off to the wall studs. the top end is cut at...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-17-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By budro
not 100% sure what you are saying, but here goes....

not 100% sure what you are saying, but here goes. on old tubs where old tile was used they bedded the walls about one inch deep with mud to accept the tile. when you tear this out in modern day we...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 10-16-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,709
Posted By budro
painting wicker furniture

help. my employer wants me to paint his wicker furniture at his condo. we have brought it back to the shop where we can attack it any way we please. it is sealed with a natural finish. he wants to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-11-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,869
Posted By budro
i agree with havasu. i have run into problems...

i agree with havasu. i have run into problems with the dishwasher going under cabinets when you have different heights. best to stay the same all the way. the time you save laying the bb in an open...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-09-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By budro
holding the handle and watching it work certainly...

holding the handle and watching it work certainly doesn't determine if it flushes good or not. with too much slack in the chain the handle will pull the flapper up 20-50% of what it should be doing....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-09-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,943
Posted By budro
could be you just never noticed them. it does...

could be you just never noticed them. it does bring up an issue in the construction business i have not found a definite answer on. i would ask for comment from the pros here too. over the years i...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-09-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By budro
havasu was probably dead on right about the chain...

havasu was probably dead on right about the chain adjustment if you have that system. if it is a mansfield it will be different but most toilets have a chain attached to the flapper. first make sure...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 10-09-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By budro
i don't know too much about brands. i am a...

i don't know too much about brands. i am a contractor who has been called to more than one house where people loaded their front load washer and had a disaster. it seems the most common problem is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 10-05-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,632
Posted By budro
i can't tell you much about the way to fix the...

i can't tell you much about the way to fix the doors. look at the trim at the top and bottom in front of the doors. it seems like when you hinge the doors this will have to be behind the doors. is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-05-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,151
Posted By budro
make sure the 3/4" plywood you put down covering...

make sure the 3/4" plywood you put down covering the two joists on each side of the cut is from one piece and you will be fine. squirt a bead of liquid nail in the cut to repair the damage. budro
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-05-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,819
Posted By budro
use shims to install the windows. then use...

use shims to install the windows. then use molding on inside and outside to hold window in place. budro
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-04-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,481
Posted By budro
lesley, so sorry to hear about your health...

lesley, so sorry to hear about your health problems. i live in south alabama and our moisture problems down here may be totally opposite yours up there. if your problem is stale air then by all means...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-01-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By budro
if by chance the power was ran to the ceiling box...

if by chance the power was ran to the ceiling box and switch legs sent to the switches from the ceiling box you could make the can lights work by the switch and put a fan with light in the center...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-30-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,970
Posted By budro
after reading your post again i see you are...

after reading your post again i see you are wanting a 60. that advice must have meant you can take one two pole breaker out, feed a smaller sub panel with a 100 amp in that empty slot. then put the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-30-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,970
Posted By budro
i am not for sure what and where you are doing...

i am not for sure what and where you are doing this and for what reason, but a breaker called a tandem is made to fit the slot of a single pole breaker. this tandem breaker will have two breakers in...
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