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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-02-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By Doorguy4ya
I always thought an old Pirate ship steering...

I always thought an old Pirate ship steering wheel would make a good window.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-02-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By Doorguy4ya
this is easy. Find a template for an Octogon...

this is easy. Find a template for an Octogon online. Measure the size of the window you need and draw this template onto a large peice of paper, then cut pieces of wood you need to piece this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 02-17-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,966
Posted By Doorguy4ya
I have Ridgid with the portable table and i love...

I have Ridgid with the portable table and i love it. I also built a small table on the other side, to catch doors I'm trimming.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-17-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,998
Posted By Doorguy4ya
P.S ...If its something you really, really want...

P.S ...If its something you really, really want to do. Dont let anyone discourage you, but simply get all of your ducks (real estate license, contractors license, business license) in a row. Show...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-17-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,998
Posted By Doorguy4ya
it can be a very trying business. My Father in...

it can be a very trying business. My Father in Law did several houses several years ago, just to make few extra bucks and he ended up barely braking even.

first off....you'll probably want to get...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-17-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,064
Posted By Doorguy4ya
I'm not sure about window, but usually if your...

I'm not sure about window, but usually if your door is leaking at the top you either a) don't have a good seal between the door and the weatherstripping (usually felt or brush on a patio door) or b)...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-17-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,673
Posted By Doorguy4ya
you have several options for a finished look. You...

you have several options for a finished look. You can do as Daryl did and mount a Bi Fold pin at the top and bottom of the door, you can install a bi fold door in the opening , you can get a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-14-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,103
Posted By Doorguy4ya
I've installed several of those, be careful not...

I've installed several of those, be careful not to install the handle right or you'll have a holes in your screen every 2 or 3 inches.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-14-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,249
Posted By Doorguy4ya
you can make these yourself using brake...

you can make these yourself using brake aluminum....measure the width and height you need to cover the existing outside casing, then make a frame over the size and install a peice of glass using...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-14-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,935
Posted By Doorguy4ya
if its a pre hung door, simply shim the bottom of...

if its a pre hung door, simply shim the bottom of the frames to take up the gap at the top.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-14-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,241
Posted By Doorguy4ya
Use a table saw and rip the trim down to where...

Use a table saw and rip the trim down to where you can mount it with mitering the corners for a finished look.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-14-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By Doorguy4ya
thats a good Idea, Bud I think I'll put that on...

thats a good Idea, Bud I think I'll put that on my Invoices right away...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-12-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By Doorguy4ya
Net 30 Paying Customers

to all of my fellow contractors, how do I deal with Net 30 customers? I really can't afford to pass up the calls, since most of work is commercial work and their charges are much higher than...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-12-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By Doorguy4ya
also, dont be afraid to "dicker", most...

also, dont be afraid to "dicker", most contractors that do good work will be willing to come down about 3 to 5% of their quote to get the job. Stay away from the ones that give really low quotes or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-12-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By Doorguy4ya
ask for references, most contractors will have a...

ask for references, most contractors will have a long list of references that you can call to see if they are reputable and won't rip you off. Call at least 5 contractors and get prices per...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 02-10-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,885
Posted By Doorguy4ya
Makita is the best rated 18V drill for size,...

Makita is the best rated 18V drill for size, durability and ease of use. Ridgid probably has the best torque if you do alot of drilling into material or running screws. I have a DeWalt and Ridgid,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HouseRepairTalk Website Help 02-10-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,167
Posted By Doorguy4ya
I tried this on my websites and kept getting...

I tried this on my websites and kept getting spam, as far am concerned you did a good job.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-10-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,907
Posted By Doorguy4ya
you usually have to buy the entire 3 ppoint...

you usually have to buy the entire 3 ppoint locking system anyhow...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-10-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,489
Posted By Doorguy4ya
well, you should always install a deadbolt or any...

well, you should always install a deadbolt or any lockset to where the cylinder allows the key to inter the keyway with the cuts up. This allows the "pins" on the inside of the cylinder to fall down...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-10-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,172
Posted By Doorguy4ya
I use a Mortise Jig for installing mortise...

I use a Mortise Jig for installing mortise locksets, since I install alot of commercial mortise locksets...but you can accomplish this without one.

#1. place the mortise template on the edge of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-10-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,137
Posted By Doorguy4ya
place the doggie door on the door to be cut, make...

place the doggie door on the door to be cut, make sure you have the square set on the door where ther is at least 2 inches of material at the bottom. Trace a line around the frame of the doggie...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-10-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By Doorguy4ya
lots of youtube videos on how to install a door....

lots of youtube videos on how to install a door. also, try DIY network. however, its pretty simple. step#1. Remove old door , and frame (use a recriprocating saw to remove the screws in between the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-10-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,366
Posted By Doorguy4ya
There are alot of Antique and Heritage...

There are alot of Antique and Heritage foundations that you can list them with. I've installed alot of Antique hardware on old homes being restored. also, they usually do well on Ebay for as little...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-10-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,733
Posted By Doorguy4ya
National Discount Door

Try www.nationaldiscountdoor.com

they have lots of good deals on steel clad pre hung doors. Lowes and Home Depot can also special order just about any type of sidelite set up you wish.

also,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-10-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,263
Posted By Doorguy4ya
Did you go back with the original hinges? If you...

Did you go back with the original hinges? If you replaced the hinges with thicker ones or a different brand then their ability to swing maybe greater than the old ones. Also, did you have paint...
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