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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 04-14-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By carnuck
We just used treated posts on the farm (creosote...

We just used treated posts on the farm (creosote back in the day)) to get about 10 years use from them.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-14-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By carnuck
Definitely too much iron in the water. There...

Definitely too much iron in the water. There shouldn't be lumps! Do like they said' although I added a Tee to my line of larger diameter pipe as close to the source as I could with the extra leg...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-14-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,257
Posted By carnuck
Did you get your money from the lien filed?

Did you get your money from the lien filed?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-11-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By carnuck
If you have an attic, climb up there and see if...

If you have an attic, climb up there and see if you can spot where the wet is coming in. If not, then I would start with a new roof vent cap (or make sure there are no cracks in them) Make sure no...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-11-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,257
Posted By carnuck
Sell the property to the squatters and move on or...

Sell the property to the squatters and move on or get serious about kissing butt because it sounds like you're in a town that they are all related to your neighbor.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-11-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 632
Posted By carnuck
How are the timbers inside? Is it dirt floor?

How are the timbers inside? Is it dirt floor?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-11-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By carnuck
Ir will create an air gap and I would only do it...

Ir will create an air gap and I would only do it if you aren't in a high wind area. My carport was ripped off by a freak microburst that slammed my place with a 75 mph "gust" and it landed on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-12-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By carnuck
If it's oil, maybe someone added gasoline to it?

If it's oil, maybe someone added gasoline to it?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 01-12-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By carnuck
folding Mirror to reflect the light?

folding Mirror to reflect the light?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-12-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By carnuck
Super Clean and let it sit till you get around to...

Super Clean and let it sit till you get around to using the hose
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-03-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,606
Posted By carnuck
I emerged from my zombie bunker and was...

I emerged from my zombie bunker and was relieved/disappointed
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-31-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,923
Posted By carnuck
replacement windows. Originals were single pane...

replacement windows. Originals were single pane with a storm window on the inside.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y209/carnuck/mobile%20home/mobileb4.jpg
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 05-31-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By carnuck
I'd like to find a reasonable cost internal or...

I'd like to find a reasonable cost internal or external insulation for my mobile home that doesn't cost more than the value of the home (it's in a park, so land value isn't a part of this deal)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-12-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,923
Posted By carnuck
I put the windows in myself. Insulated siding...

I put the windows in myself. Insulated siding will more than double my walls R-value (twice nothing is still nothing though) The "thickness" of my walls (3" plus the tin siding and paneling on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-02-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By carnuck
I found a suitable roof insulation/repair...

I found a suitable roof insulation/repair material. Long life pool covers (15 year guarantee against sun, wind and other damage) The thick bubble wrap with a rubberized outer coating makes a light...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 02-02-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,106
Posted By carnuck
There is a bi-metal coil "flap" that can be...

There is a bi-metal coil "flap" that can be fitted inside the "chimney" of the water heater pipe that opens at over 100 degrees then closes around 75 to keep heat in.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 02-02-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,051
Posted By carnuck
Since I change all the ones in our store and...

Since I change all the ones in our store and home, I see about 3 of those a month. Usually because they were in a high moisture environment.

Going with LEDs as these burn out. Those are nicely...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-02-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,923
Posted By carnuck
Just before I installed those windows I found out...

Just before I installed those windows I found out about the sealing tape needed and that cut the draft down a LOT. Our thermostat is the same as last year (before the windows) and outside temps were...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-05-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,791
Posted By carnuck
Sometimes there are shipping pins that have to be...

Sometimes there are shipping pins that have to be removed (Didn't know that and almost shook our mobile off it's cinder blocks and down the road! I thought Seattle was having another quake like in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 11-03-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By carnuck
Our 4 legged alarm chased someone off this past...

Our 4 legged alarm chased someone off this past summer. The guy got the window open and bypassed the alarm but the pooch got him his best time in the 100 yard dash and clearing the fence.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-03-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,816
Posted By carnuck
You could use insulated ducting and a fan behind...

You could use insulated ducting and a fan behind the heater to blow the heat across the L to spread the heat around. Take the hot air from the ceiling of the heated room and direct it to the floor of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-03-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,898
Posted By carnuck
I redid the plastic (yes, you read right) "oak...

I redid the plastic (yes, you read right) "oak wood grain" cabinet faces in my past '66 mobile home with white/floral floor vinyl that had a similar sized pattern to the inlays, then I outlined it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 11-03-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,624
Posted By carnuck
duplicate post somehow

duplicate post somehow
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 11-03-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,624
Posted By carnuck
Almost everyone has a roof where PV can be...

Almost everyone has a roof where PV can be mounted, BUT you need to make them so they can be quickly removed in the event of a fire because they can't be turned off and one of the most common places...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-23-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,924
Posted By carnuck
I guess it'll be the foil and insulation ducts,...

I guess it'll be the foil and insulation ducts, although I'd like to wrap them with metal mesh to ensure no rodents (I can hear them fighting in the alley at night. They are too big for the cats to...
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