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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-28-2007, 04:29 PM
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Posted By fartman
good wood cabinet cleaner?

We just moved into a house with really nice custom cabinets, I think they are cherry, and I don't know what to use on them for cleaning/protecting. Most cleaners say that they may darken the wood, I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-08-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,164
Posted By fartman
checking plumbing without flooding

Is there a way to check the plumbing without turning on the water and possibly flooding the house? The house also has hot water heat.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-08-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,576
Posted By fartman
what is a unico air conditioning system?

what is a unico air conditioning system?
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-02-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,576
Posted By fartman
Switch from boiler to forced air gas

I am looking at a brick house built in 1929 (plaster walls) that currently has a boiler system (radiators). The house has been sitting for a couple of years and we don't think the pipes will hold...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-17-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,783
Posted By fartman
replacing a basement wall?

I have recently heard that you can replace an entire basement wall rather than fix it(problems with slight bowing on the top half). Is there truth to this and if so what is an approximate cost?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-19-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,319
Posted By fartman
the tree is on the opposite side of the house...

the tree is on the opposite side of the house away from the crack I was describing. I was thinking if it was from the tree it would've just cracked the concrete floor in the crawlspace and wouldn't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-17-2007, 02:10 PM
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Views: 2,319
Posted By fartman
aren't the roots supposed to be as big as the...

aren't the roots supposed to be as big as the tree? They could be underneath the whole house. This is a black walnut tree(about 75 ft tall). Sounds like an extensive job that could possibly cause...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-15-2007, 04:01 PM
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Views: 2,319
Posted By fartman
the house is about 50 years old and these are the...

the house is about 50 years old and these are the only cracks I could find, but the basement is carpeted so there may be some under there. If it is not the tree should I have it removed anyway as a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-14-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,319
Posted By fartman
crack in ceiling and crawlspace

My wife and I are getting ready to buy a house, but we have a major concern before we move forward. The house has a crack in the ceiling were the living room joins the dining room and also in the...
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