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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-21-2013, 09:40 AM
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Views: 682
Posted By erndog
backyard improvements

Hi all
I got an email from one of the hosts of this site asking what I've been up to. Well here it is!!!
I started with the original shot of the house I took in 2006.
I'm a craigslist free...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-11-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,355
Posted By erndog
bamboo containment

Hi I put in bamboo as a privacy screen. I did a lot of prep to contain it and the bamboo has behaved for the most part. I have a retaining wall behind it and bought a heavy plastic barrier from a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-16-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,262
Posted By erndog
Have you considered using canvas or heavy cloth?

Have you considered using canvas or heavy cloth?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-06-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,919
Posted By erndog
quikwall info

Hi the quikwall is from home depot. It is designed to adhere directly on block. It's made to be the only support for wall, you just drystack the block and apply this over the top. But it will work...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 09-05-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,043
Posted By erndog
end caps

Hi How about just folding some thick plastic around the bottoms and tacking it in place. What comes to mind is old milk crates.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-05-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By erndog
holy holes

Hi If you just make holes for duct work I wouldn't think it would be a problem. The advice I would give is not to cut any joists or the sill plate. The wood will spread out the load. I am an amateur...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-05-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,128
Posted By erndog
how do I stagger blocks?

Hi I am building a block storage area under where I am putting deck. My question is how do I stagger the blocks at a T-point where one wall buts into another at a right angle? This is a drawing of an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-05-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,919
Posted By erndog
stucco it

Hi I am just an amateur( so take my advice with a grain) but I feel if you just stain the block you will still see the grid pattern of the blocks. I put up a retaining wall and slapped a product...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 02-02-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,381
Posted By erndog
dry well

Hi again
If you have the same clay soil that I have the dry well would not very well. I'd try at least talking to the neighbors and see if they are interested in doing a ditch project. With that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 01-31-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,381
Posted By erndog
drainage issue

Hi I am in Nashville how about you. My advice is to follow the stream and find what it drains into. Then check the elevation difference between your yard and drain. You will probably need to talk to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-26-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By erndog
second thought

Have you considered putting the master bath closer to where the original baths are? You would should be able to lower your costs for plumbing unless you have a vent stack running up from the first...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-26-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By erndog
closets

Hi I was under the impression that you need a built in closet to call a room a bedroom for resale. Not how sure about that but something you may want to check on while in planning stage. Good luck
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-16-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,077
Posted By erndog
barn wood

Hi I wish you were closer I had a ton of wood left over from a barn I helped tear down. My friend and I found an ad on craigslist for a barn tear down and took it down. It made for a long summer!!!...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-12-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 18,719
Posted By erndog
bush removal

I myself would just wrap a chain around the base and pull them out. If you get the ground really wet the bushes will pull out fairly easily. Try asking a neighbor or friend with a truck and it would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-28-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By erndog
tips

Thanks for the tips. I'll check out the options tomorrow
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-28-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By erndog
plumbing for patio sink

Hi
In my ongoing project of a backyard makeover, I have come to the point of running the water lines to an outdoor sink.
I have easy access to the pipes in the basement laundry room. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-28-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 22,753
Posted By erndog
radiant heat cost

Hi I just remodeled a 1957 house in nashville. My impression is that the ceiling radiant heat is extremely wastefull. The idea of heating a ceilling to heat the room below is very antique. I was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-29-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,167
Posted By erndog
I did the same earlier

Hi I did the same project a few years ago. I have a 1 story house and the wall was load bearing. A local lumber yard had a computer program to calculate the spec's of the beam needed. I went with 2...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-17-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,971
Posted By erndog
trim piece?

If the bolts don't stick out too far you could rip a groove inthe back of a thicker board and do an upper and lower piece to frame in the window.
Just a thought
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-07-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,340
Posted By erndog
Hi I dont have any advice but will be interested...

Hi I dont have any advice but will be interested to see what the others say. I will be doing something similar to my side yard. Oh you might try shrinking your pics and they might work here
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-07-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,254
Posted By erndog
footer question

Hi all
I had so much fun with the first retaining wall I decided to keep going!! Got sidetracked with a barn tear down but thats over with. I plan to move my a/c's condensor to the front side of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-30-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 747
Posted By erndog
old postings help!!

Hi I have been having issues with my a/c not keeping up with the nashville heat. By reading the old posts I realized the 12 to 15 foot runs of flex ducts are a big part of the problem. I guess it's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-29-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By erndog
pvc needed?

Hi I was wondering your opinion of running wire rated for underground use without the pvc? I'm not home so don't have the code off the wire.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 06-13-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,591
Posted By erndog
my vanity

the cabinet had a top i had to shave off and some internal bracing i took out but didn't take too long and i'm happy with it
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-13-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By erndog
the main surface roots of the tree are growing up...

the main surface roots of the tree are growing up and down the hill so i'm hoping that I can just angle the wall back where it ends now will be okay. I think the advice of filling the voids with...
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