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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-18-2012, 10:42 AM
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Posted By drunkenDIY
Where do you live, Sandbuoy? In Portland, we have...

Where do you live, Sandbuoy? In Portland, we have lots of great local shops that pay for authentic pieces like that. Search around - a lot of times you can describe/send a picture of what you have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-17-2012, 09:20 PM
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Views: 788
Posted By drunkenDIY
everything is reversible, it just might not be...

everything is reversible, it just might not be enjoyable :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-17-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By drunkenDIY
Finished a bathroom about a year ago... Read a...

Finished a bathroom about a year ago... Read a lot of trend reports while we were in the process. Nickel fixtures are hot, buyers are looking for high-end feel (vessel sinks, tile, heated floor,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 02-17-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,127
Posted By drunkenDIY
If you can take one off, there may be a "serial...

If you can take one off, there may be a "serial number" or brand name and barcode on the back. If the tile isn't too old, you can search the web for a match. Although the lots are likely different...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-17-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,920
Posted By drunkenDIY
For the stairs, you'll want to rent a floor...

For the stairs, you'll want to rent a floor edger. First, take up the carpet. Then,start with a coarse grit (around 120) until you're through the varnish. Once you get down to the bare wood, use...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 02-16-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,519
Posted By drunkenDIY
If you were willing to plant something in the...

If you were willing to plant something in the center while it slowly rots away, I'm guessing you're in no hurry.... It's a slower method, but you can drill holes into the top of the stump using a 1"...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-16-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By drunkenDIY
you could also use a powder actuated nailer...

you could also use a powder actuated nailer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powder-actuated_tool). Might cost more to rent, but will likely save you some time. As nealtw says, though - don't forget the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-16-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,122
Posted By drunkenDIY
Good to know on the size of the opening! I don't...

Good to know on the size of the opening! I don't suppose I could get away with 2x6s for the framing? We're already working with a really shallow 24 inches under there...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-16-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,206
Posted By drunkenDIY
hey RD - I just completed a similar project in a...

hey RD - I just completed a similar project in a 1962 home. It's more work, but if you ever plan on selling the house, I seriously recommend pulling up the ply. Wear a mask, set a circular saw to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-16-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,122
Posted By drunkenDIY
Crawl Space Access Door?

As a part of our laundry room reno, I just sealed up an old crawl space access hole that used to be under our washing machine . It wasn't anything special - literally just a hole cut out of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 06-28-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By drunkenDIY
I highly recommend hops - they look great on a...

I highly recommend hops - they look great on a trellis or pergola and are thick enough to create great shade! They grow very quickly, have beautiful foliage, and smell incredible when they are ready...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-28-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By drunkenDIY
It would benefit you to start with the windows,...

It would benefit you to start with the windows, then paint the walls, followed by sanding and restoring the floors. If you do the windows after you paint, you may have to do touch-ups. If you start...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-23-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,594
Posted By drunkenDIY
You could use it as a learning experience? It's...

You could use it as a learning experience? It's always nice to start with small projects before tackling something big. Hey, if you're only spending $1K, you might learn a few tricks to laying the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-23-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,060
Posted By drunkenDIY
Zachary - I can tell you and I are kindred...

Zachary - I can tell you and I are kindred spirits! Good luck with the reno and take lots of pictures along the way (as I can see you are). It will be worth it to see the before and after. And if you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-23-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,230
Posted By drunkenDIY
Oh the joy of living in close quarters with...

Oh the joy of living in close quarters with others. We have a neighbor that has a tree that drops needles, sap, pollen and cones on our deck and in our gutters year-round. It's so frustrating. It...
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