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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-03-2005, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,459
Posted By ruby
caculating paint

how do I calculate how many gallons of paint I will need? I can figure out how to get the square footage, but how many sq feet does a gallon of paint cover? or does it depend on the kind of paint? ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-03-2005, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,071
Posted By ruby
my gas heater sounds like a bomb

whenever the thermostat tells my gas boiler to light up, it sounds like a bomb exploded and the floor rattles. I've had two different handy men look at it and couldn't seem to figure what was wrong...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-03-2005, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 55,986
Posted By ruby
about fabric

wouldn't the fabric get moldy from all the steam in the bathroom? or is there something you can treat it with? I never thought of fabric for a bathroom wall, but if there is a way to pull it off, I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-03-2005, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,935
Posted By ruby
maybe you could

smash it up and throw it away in the trash.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-03-2005, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,669
Posted By ruby

I'm assuming youmean bed in a bag meaning sheets, comforter, pillow shams, dust ruffle, correct? didn't quite understand the last post about them being uncomfortable......or did you mean, the kind...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-30-2005, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,530
Posted By ruby
painting vinyl siding

i have a twin and me and my neighbor have a beautiful blue vinyl siding. for some reason, he wants to paint his. i thought the whole point of having siding was so that you didn't have to paint. he...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-30-2005, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 86,408
Posted By ruby
I've done it....

I've done it a few times (used bleech to take care of a stopped up sink), but it never occured to me it might be bad on the it? I have the pvc kind in the kitchen and have done it like...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-30-2005, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,392
Posted By ruby
will vinyl tile stick over ceramic

I was just wondering. my bathroom had a serious leak under the floor and the plumber had to break up the ceramic tile to get to the leak. he cemented over it, but the rest of the floor is still...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 09-30-2005, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,537
Posted By ruby
saw that on trading spaces

I saw them use something like that on trading spaces. they poured it on the floor, it was liquid and then dried perfectly even and you could tile over it, but I haven't seen it in any stores. what...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-30-2005, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,430
Posted By ruby
mosquito problem

what's the best way to get rid of pesky mosquitos in the yard? is there something I can plant that will keep them away? i've tried those smelly cintrinella candles, but they don't do much. I would...
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