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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-14-2012, 01:33 PM
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Posted By MrMiz
BridgeMan thanks for the info. that corner...

BridgeMan thanks for the info. that corner appears to be low about 3/8ths... in my Googling (yes I use it as a verb) I came across a recommendation of only moving a structure 1/8th of an inch a day...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-14-2012, 07:51 AM
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Views: 695
Posted By MrMiz
Thanks nealtw. The current plinth is broken...

Thanks nealtw. The current plinth is broken almost in Half and I can see that the column is hollow. I can't see if there is a post inside yet because there are a bunch of plastic bags mashed up in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 09-13-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,758
Posted By MrMiz
Save the money on the landscaping and buy a...

Save the money on the landscaping and buy a riding lawn mower! :) a really nice big one. Sitting on a nice lawn mower for an hour or so is a lot easier work than digging weeds out of rocks, mulch,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-13-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By MrMiz
I'm giving it a a go with Quickcrete5000. I've...

I'm giving it a a go with Quickcrete5000. I've got the forms setup pretty basic. I'll take some pictures and post it when I have a chance. I saw they have some stucture jacks at home depot that I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-29-2012, 11:48 AM
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Views: 695
Posted By MrMiz
Could I cast a plinth out of concrete?

Could I cast a plinth out of concrete?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-29-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By MrMiz
Oh and can anybody tell me where I can buy a...

Oh and can anybody tell me where I can buy a aluminum plinth? I've check homedepot and lowes online but it doesn't seem they have just a section/selection of aluminum plinths.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-29-2012, 10:14 AM
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Views: 695
Posted By MrMiz
after the some googling it looks like the part...

after the some googling it looks like the part that is falling apart is called a "plinth". So far I have seen recommendations to replace it with and aluminum plinth that allows for air flow under to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-29-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By MrMiz
the base "blueish" part is crumbling/split at the...

the base "blueish" part is crumbling/split at the miters.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-29-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By MrMiz
Help! How do I repair one of these?

Anybody got any sage advice for repairing this:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MfcnHMJP2r0/UD21bWnNjxI/AAAAAAAAC_w/gWqzr3CZTZg/w289-h216-n-k/Untitled.jpg

Hopefully that image transfers but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-27-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By MrMiz
Nealtw would a layer of Tyveks (or however you...

Nealtw would a layer of Tyveks (or however you spell it the "house wrap") make any difference for the vapor barrier?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-27-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By MrMiz
That was the 3rd estimate I got. the first one...

That was the 3rd estimate I got. the first one was for Sears metal siding and when the guy got out of his car at the house he was already laughing.... he basically asked me if it was over $30k would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-25-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By MrMiz
Also... how should I insulate from the outside...

Also... how should I insulate from the outside in? I assume it's a mold problem if I staple up paper backed insulation with the paper facing the outside?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-25-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By MrMiz
Advice for siding, soffits, and facsia

Hey all I need help trying to figure out what to do with my 100 year old rental property. Specifically the siding, soffits, facsia, and because it's 100 years old it has no insulation. When I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-13-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,210
Posted By MrMiz
Have you taken a look at Econo heat's wall...

Have you taken a look at Econo heat's wall mounts? I have purchased 2 of them and used them in the winter time. They don't work well with large spaces but at 170sq foot I think your probably ok with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-13-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,423
Posted By MrMiz
It's all about money.

Start with your budget and set a MAXIMUM amount.

First off your deck looks great. Let the "Jones" that you put your money toward paying of your mortgage and watch there face turn green with envy....
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-11-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 59,374
Posted By MrMiz
1 word .... bugs

Ok I know this was posted in 2006 and it's 2009 now but I wanted to toss my 2 cents out cuz this saved me more than $100... oh and bob villa sucks! Bob if your reading this you need to hire ME as...
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