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DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 10-14-2005, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,988
Posted By sonofthesoil
I own a mix, like most people, I suppose - DeWalt...

I own a mix, like most people, I suppose - DeWalt has been a tremendous disappointment, and I won't even bother any more with Craftsman - I have a brother-in-law who gets me Milwaukee at a reasonable...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-14-2005, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,691
Posted By sonofthesoil
Cami - there are some cities that, if they cannot...

Cami - there are some cities that, if they cannot mandate what people paint their houses, they at least try through community pressure groups (generally known as the local Arts Council, Preservation...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-14-2005, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,866
Posted By sonofthesoil
NEVER install a chandelier yourself unless you...

NEVER install a chandelier yourself unless you are sure of what you are doing, both with the wiring and the weight on the ceiling - pay the money to get a handyman if you have any uncertainty about...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-14-2005, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,550
Posted By sonofthesoil
I like a chocolate brown (have one in my own...

I like a chocolate brown (have one in my own living room) with cream or eggshell trim and a white ceiling - Some of the better dark blues (Martha Stewart's Northwestern Sky, e.g., which I have in my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-14-2005, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,969
Posted By sonofthesoil
Wood all the way - yes, wood fireplaces are...

Wood all the way - yes, wood fireplaces are inefficient, but a wood - burning stove does a good deal better, and in any case, gas logs look cheap and give no real heat either - if you go that way,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-14-2005, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,687
Posted By sonofthesoil
Ever thought about poured concrete floor? What...

Ever thought about poured concrete floor? What room are you going to put the flooring down on? For my money, if you are going with a new floor, try some of IKEA's flooring materials - very simple...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 10-14-2005, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,736
Posted By sonofthesoil
Cabinet refinishing is much cheaper - the key...

Cabinet refinishing is much cheaper - the key consideration is, do you have enough cabinet space right now? If you do, I would go with the refinish job - if not, just tear everything out and start...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 10-14-2005, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,168
Posted By sonofthesoil
Zizi - have you tried one of the very portable...

Zizi - have you tried one of the very portable in-sink dishwashers? That may work for you, depending on how many dishes you actually do.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-14-2005, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,368
Posted By sonofthesoil
One thing to remember - if you think you might...

One thing to remember - if you think you might run short on a two coat job, you can always stretch the second coat with some water- especially on a textured surface. All the rules, tho, of paint...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-14-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 27,065
Posted By sonofthesoil
There is a black latex with epoxy that I have...

There is a black latex with epoxy that I have seen that makes a great tub finish, also used on indoor pools (has anyone seen the houses made from rail freight cars? - they can cut one of those in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-13-2005, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 45,045
Posted By sonofthesoil
For my money, it is worth it just to pay someone...

For my money, it is worth it just to pay someone to come and drag it out with a tractor - may cost a bit, but you will save time and it will be over and done
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-13-2005, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,988
Posted By sonofthesoil
If you want to be really ambitious, and really...

If you want to be really ambitious, and really cool, make a glass brick partition around the commode area, giving yourself a small walk-thru, but concealing the toilet and the sitter behind the brick...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-13-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,538
Posted By sonofthesoil
Pella is good, so is Anderson -

Pella is good, so is Anderson -
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 10-13-2005, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,943
Posted By sonofthesoil
I was just checking the steelmaster website -...

I was just checking the steelmaster website - does anyone know how small there buildings can be made? (I am thinking one-car garage here.)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-02-2005, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,470
Posted By sonofthesoil
Iowa here - Iowa City/West Branch area -

Iowa here - Iowa City/West Branch area -
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-02-2005, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,041
Posted By sonofthesoil
fundamental question - what kind of shape is the...

fundamental question - what kind of shape is the foundation in? if you have cracks, you will never get it dry
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-02-2005, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,256
Posted By sonofthesoil
make sure to buy a planer for your lumber - all...

make sure to buy a planer for your lumber - all 2x4s are NOT created equal - and you don't seem to address the issue of flooring - are you going to lay down a slab or cross-cut some beams and lay...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-01-2005, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,233
Posted By sonofthesoil
barn renovation?

I have the opportunity to buy an old barn - solid stone walls and some flooring, but many of the timbers are rotted - am thinking of selling the good timber and starting over from scratch - has...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-01-2005, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,304
Posted By sonofthesoil
are you thinking in-ground? if so, act fast - if...

are you thinking in-ground? if so, act fast - if you live in the north, the first frost will hit within a few days, most likely -
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-01-2005, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,156
Posted By sonofthesoil
The easiest thing is to head down to IKEA and get...

The easiest thing is to head down to IKEA and get some basic track lighting - I used a set for a particularly dark hallway, took me about 5 hours to install, give or take - recessed lighting and pot...
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