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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-13-2013, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Prettygoodist
The assessor site puts my house at 1913. I bought...

The assessor site puts my house at 1913. I bought it in foreclosure in 2007 and have spent most of my free time since then working on it. It's a California bungalow (that's what I was told, I'm in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-11-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By Prettygoodist
Thanks guys, it seems so obvious now. I also...

Thanks guys, it seems so obvious now. I also understand now how an improper installation can negate that feature. Actually I'm thinking most big-box pre-hung doors, with the pre-cut hinge plate,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-10-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By Prettygoodist
Doorknob latch part...purpose?

This seems like something I should have figured out by now. The smaller bar that is attached to the latch bolt and moves independently of it, on a door knob latch...what does it do? I've been...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-15-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,788
Posted By Prettygoodist
Even if you're not doing the sub panel now just...

Even if you're not doing the sub panel now just spring for the 3-wire cable and cap off the third wire on each end. Then it's there for the future.

Code here called for 2 grounding rods for the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-02-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By Prettygoodist
I wouldn't assume there is a pan underneath. If...

I wouldn't assume there is a pan underneath. If the downstairs ceiling is already damaged, that might be the place to cut a hole and see what you can see. Possibilities include the seal around the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 11-19-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By Prettygoodist
If you haven't chosen yet I would highly...

If you haven't chosen yet I would highly recommend Bosch. I've been using them for 12 years in home repair and they get moderate to heavy use. I use the 18 volt series and they've handled everything...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 11-13-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By Prettygoodist
Thanks for the info oldog. I'll try to look into...

Thanks for the info oldog. I'll try to look into those tomorrow. Hoping to finish this up on Thursday so depending on availability I may be going with the rolled.

Thanks for the welcome too....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 11-12-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By Prettygoodist
Rolled ridge venting

Hi
Any opinions on the plastic rolled ridge venting that is sold in your typical Menards/HD type stores? It just seems chintzy to me and I've been on a few roofs were it appeared to be very clogged...
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