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DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 06-26-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,786
Posted By Outbacker
Volume in a package in insulation?

I am talking about the pink fiberglass insulation. My crawlspace has a concrete wall, and on top of that is the framing of the house. This framing is about 12 inches high till I get to the floor...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-25-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Outbacker
Thanks for the replies, but I am starting to lean...

Thanks for the replies, but I am starting to lean towards just getting a gas furnace installed. For those with a gas furnace installed, what size breaker are they linked to?

Thanks again for the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-22-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Outbacker
Kinda bummed out-cannot get a Heat Pump

I had someday planned on getting a heat pump installed in my house to both heating the AC. I currently have 2 gas fireplaces at each end of the house, and that is fine except the center of the house...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-19-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,914
Posted By Outbacker
My mistake. Yes it is a washer, not the dryer...

My mistake. Yes it is a washer, not the dryer that I am asking about. Thanks for the excellent replies.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-19-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,914
Posted By Outbacker
Dryer extension cord

I bought a new clothes washer, and the plug in is 8 inches short the receptacle, so I found a short extension cord that is 3 prong, and the same gauge as the cord for the washer, and it works fine....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-04-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,063
Posted By Outbacker
Thanks. I am looking at drilling up to 1 1/4 inch...

Thanks. I am looking at drilling up to 1 1/4 inch hole, and my next question is what type of drill bit would work for this job? Reason for so big a hole is so I can slide a PC tube through to run the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-25-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,063
Posted By Outbacker
Tips for cutting through stucco

I have a crawlspace with concrete foundation, and from there is the wood foundation. On the exterior of the house is the foundation, and above that is stucco. I need to run some wire from the crawl...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-25-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 28,774
Posted By Outbacker
In your case, I would rent the gas powered...

In your case, I would rent the gas powered concrete cutter, and ask the rental guy about the possibility of rebar. I am cutting a small square, and I doubt there is any rebar in there as it is only a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-24-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 28,774
Posted By Outbacker
Thanks for the replies and precautions. I was...

Thanks for the replies and precautions. I was looking at the diamond wheel blades, and the ones I was looking at can be cut dry. I will do that and take shallow cuts till I get a good groove in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-07-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 28,774
Posted By Outbacker
Precautions when cutting concrete

I am going to be cutting a 12X12 inch square hole in a concrete slab to accommodate a drain box, and was hoping to get some cutting tips from you who have done this before. I am going to get a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-31-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,935
Posted By Outbacker
Thank you very much for the answers. There is...

Thank you very much for the answers. There is currently plastic sheeting over the soil, though I may go buy more and have them lay the new stuff over the old stuff to ensure that it is fully covered....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-30-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,935
Posted By Outbacker
Crawl space concrete question

Kind of a weird title to this topic, but that is okay. I have a rancher house with a crawl space under it that is currently a dirt floor. There is plastic over the dirt, however, it is technically a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-21-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By Outbacker
My wife started turned on the hair dryer while...

My wife started turned on the hair dryer while the electric fireplace was on in the other room, and they are both on the same circuit. When I try and reset the GFI, it does nothing. It is almost like...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-21-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By Outbacker
Another GFI question

I had a breaker trip yesterday and I reset the breaker, and all was fine. The bathroom has a GFI outlet and it was on this circuit that tripped, and now the GFI will not reset. I pressed the test...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 10-27-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,433
Posted By Outbacker
I have been using a Porter Cable router for years...

I have been using a Porter Cable router for years and I have never had a problem with it. It is fairly light weight and I have found that changing bits is easy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-27-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,740
Posted By Outbacker
Staining a fir mantle

So I got some good advice on wood selection for the mantle, and it will be fir. I am heading up to the saw mill to get my beam that will be planed and hand sanded. For staining it, what stain would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 10-22-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,384
Posted By Outbacker
Fireplace mantle-Fir or Maple???

I have a rock fireplace (large rocks concreted together, flat faces showing), and it is of a darker colour. I have a gas fireplace in the hole at the bottom (I know, nice description :confused: ). I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-17-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,379
Posted By Outbacker
Squeaky laminate floor

Earlier this year I installed 12 mm laminate flooring throughout my house, and it looks pretty good if I don't mind saying. Problem is now that the weather has warmed up, and flooring seems to have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-16-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 896
Posted By Outbacker
SofTub

I am looking to get one of these. Any comments, concerns. Any good or bad comments would be great.

Thanks.

http://www.softubcanada.com/
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 03-08-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,278
Posted By Outbacker
I ended up putting in a 9 year water tank. After...

I ended up putting in a 9 year water tank. After I did all the calculations (time vs. cost), I think I figured out it would take something like 35 years before it would start to pay for itself,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-08-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,610
Posted By Outbacker
Accessing the transition pieces from below is a...

Accessing the transition pieces from below is a good idea, but not in this case. What I am going to do is lay a thin bead of the PL400 construction adhesive and then fire a brad nail in at each end...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-06-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,610
Posted By Outbacker
Transition pieces: screw down or glue?

I have some nice wooden transition pieces to put down around some tile to laminate floor, and carpet to laminate floor. I have a plywood base under the laminate floor. I am curious about using nice...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-23-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,688
Posted By Outbacker
Transition pieces

I will be putting in new laminate flooring over the next week, and I have a question for you guys. I am putting the flooring down the hall, and into a bedroom off the hall. The rest of the rooms are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 02-13-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,411
Posted By Outbacker
Quite an education on primer. I searched some of...

Quite an education on primer. I searched some of them WRT solids and they do change from brand to brand. Rona carries the Go Prime from Sica, and it seems pretty good. The General Paint primer had a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 01-19-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,411
Posted By Outbacker
Are all primers equal?

I will be needing some primer to put on un-sealed drywall, and there is quite a variety of prices. Rona has some for $15.00/gal where Home Depot is $25.00/gal. It is under the paint, therefore is it...
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