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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-12-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,203
Posted By Allison1888
old house smell

I don't mean to be an alarmist, but we had that experience and it turned out to be a slow gas leak on the old stove. You might want to have someone check it out. Or, it's probably a plumbing issue....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 11-12-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By Allison1888
cabinets

That's an interesting question. I've never heard of that type of "leveling" product, but a good paint store might know of one, if it exists. I did see one good how to on painting cabinets...hope this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 11-12-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,407
Posted By Allison1888
staircase

I also applaud your efforts. Do take some video and pictures, as this will be one great story to show when it's all done. In terms of the permits, I'm sure the code is different today in terms of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-01-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,610
Posted By Allison1888
I like the opening a door option as...

I like the opening a door option as well--depending on what your needs are. This would be much less expensive.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-01-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,505
Posted By Allison1888
I would just be wary of the inexpensive solar...

I would just be wary of the inexpensive solar ones, as I've tried a few and they really don't store enough light to make it worthwhile.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 08-04-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,988
Posted By Allison1888
lead paint

Another way to do this is to keep a spray bottle handle and mist the door every once in awhile. It makes it a little messier, but keeps the dust down. In terms of the mask, you should really wear a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 08-04-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,560
Posted By Allison1888
hydrangea

Hydrangea tend to show you very quickly if they need water, so I would go ahead and water them if they are drooping. When you planted them, did you mix in a root stimulator (I use an organic one... I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-23-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,965
Posted By Allison1888
floors

We have done a fair amount of tearing out old carpeting, but I haven't encountered this one yet. I did a quick search and came up with this link, which gives a good overall roundup of what to do to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-23-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,118
Posted By Allison1888
water leak

Can you get on the roof yourself or look out of some windows to check the shingles? Otherwise I would call a roofer and have them come over and check. I've done this and they typically just charge a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 07-23-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By Allison1888
I don't think there's enough room for shutters. I...

I don't think there's enough room for shutters. I agree with the landscaping idea, but if this is a bedroom (or is it a living room?) make sure there is enough room between the bushes and the house...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 07-23-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,852
Posted By Allison1888
I like the stained glass idea. The other idea is...

I like the stained glass idea. The other idea is to fill it in with drywall, but would that make the space seem too closed in?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-23-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,560
Posted By Allison1888
I would water them for 10-15 minutes, slow drip,...

I would water them for 10-15 minutes, slow drip, every three days. I'm in Chicago as well and this summer has been tricky with watering--it says it will rain, but it only rains for 3 minutes and it...
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