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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 11-01-2012, 07:47 PM
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Posted By asbestos
cork tiles?

cork tiles?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 11-01-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By asbestos
it should work OK if you need to think if you can...

it should work OK if you need to think if you can get XIM thinner it is better then water. XIM is like flotrol but much thinner. You may not need to thin just use enough pressure and get a full wet...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-14-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,941
Posted By asbestos
call me lazy, and part of the throw it out...

call me lazy, and part of the throw it out generation but I would think about replacing the cap or the motor.

Older Capacitors (1980's and prior) can have PCB's in them :(
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 10-14-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By asbestos
oh hell yeahs, little bit on the roofing gonna...

oh hell yeahs, little bit on the roofing gonna get covered up by the gutters anyway.
my guess is he was going to come back and cut in and forgot or ran out of time
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 08-18-2012, 10:17 PM
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Posted By asbestos
perhaps a blown in (foam) product might be...

perhaps a blown in (foam)
product might be acceptable?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-14-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,893
Posted By asbestos
this looks like Dryspace or the like. it is...

this looks like Dryspace or the like. it is designed to go under decks and do exactly this. The stuff I have installed said it was not necessarily going to be 100% watertight.
It sounds like it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-14-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,407
Posted By asbestos
around here you would be paying like $40 a load...

around here you would be paying like $40 a load at the dump so that's $200 right there so $500 might be high but I'd do It all day for $300.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-11-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,780
Posted By asbestos
Tar is what you use in the rain when it's getting...

Tar is what you use in the rain when it's getting dark.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-11-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,507
Posted By asbestos
It's a small hole in the wall, I don't know what...

It's a small hole in the wall, I don't know what everyone's issue is with caulk. It is a small hole I promise you there are holes all over that building sealed with caulk. I am not talking about...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-11-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By asbestos
the epa has a good section on lead stuff in...

the epa has a good section on lead stuff in general. Small areas are not a problem if you do the research and know the right methods. but professional abatement companies can often do it at a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-09-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,507
Posted By asbestos
I think a caulk would work. I would use a good...

I think a caulk would work. I would use a good quality exterior caulk. You could also buy a brick and crumble up some of the dust (or just get a little bit from the bottom of the pallet of bricks)...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-08-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By asbestos
sometimes to beef things up a bit I cut 2x4...

sometimes to beef things up a bit I cut 2x4 blocking to fit between the studs. I set these on the bottom plate nail them straight downinto the bottom plate and then nail through the stud into the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-08-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By asbestos
I have a house that is 1950's and so no grounded...

I have a house that is 1950's and so no grounded outlets (except for a few in the kitchen grounded with a 14GA wire run outside the romex) I was told by my friend (licensed electrician) that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-04-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By asbestos
Yes it is the city workers who are making all the...

Yes it is the city workers who are making all the money, How much do you think they gave away (and continue to give away)to the football team? What about tax breaks for other types of pet projects?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-30-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By asbestos
Option 3: (the cheap one) Get a squeegee and...

Option 3:
(the cheap one)
Get a squeegee and squeegee the water into the drain after a shower. Watch what you do so it does not get slippery from either sealers of slim growth
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-26-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,491
Posted By asbestos
We have a brick house (well mostly brick anyway)...

We have a brick house (well mostly brick anyway) it's from the 1950's and I have put some sealant on it, a penetrating sealant. I am not so worried about the bricks as I don't want to much moisture...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-25-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By asbestos
I have found a simple rule if I am paying someone...

I have found a simple rule if I am paying someone else it is expensive. If people are paying me everyone wants something for nothing.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 06-25-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By asbestos
For a deck I would go with an electric.

For a deck I would go with an electric.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-25-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By asbestos
We have moss like you would not believe in the...

We have moss like you would not believe in the Northwest. Zinc strips work OK. Zinc Sulphate powder (moss-b-ware, moss out) works also. Generally the best idea is to kill it with zinc powder or a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-25-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By asbestos
A mild solution of bleach perhaps about 50 or 100...

A mild solution of bleach perhaps about 50 or 100 to one will work. there is also a product called zomax that works on many surfaces it might work on roofing also.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-25-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By asbestos
[QUOTE=CallMeVilla;74228]Can we TRULY afford the...

[QUOTE=CallMeVilla;74228]Can we TRULY afford the luxury of "green policies" which raise the prices of everything domestically based on a non-economic policy decision
Can we afford to keep using...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-24-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By asbestos
Most of the time people don't prep well enough...

Most of the time people don't prep well enough for silicone to stick as well as it can. If you are going to reuse this stuff clean if really well then use alcohol to do a few final cleans right...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-21-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By asbestos
In the Pacific Northwest 5/4 Cedar is the...

In the Pacific Northwest 5/4 Cedar is the standard. also 2x4 cedar is common. For the good stuff, Teak or Mahogany. Ipe is real popular the past few years.
I would recommend a semi-transparent...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-21-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,776
Posted By asbestos
Wow that is messed up. Is the structure a garage...

Wow that is messed up. Is the structure a garage looking thing? a metal building? what type of construction? Is it possible it's from the second floor? is it in the same spots? What was the building...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-17-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By asbestos
Weird. I say it should go also. It could be bad...

Weird. I say it should go also. It could be bad concrete or salt on the deck.
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