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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-24-2007, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Oilcan
I looked at your site. I couldn't afford any of...

I looked at your site. I couldn't afford any of those but the Bogner Inn is my favorite. Well done!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-22-2007, 06:38 PM
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Views: 6,882
Posted By Oilcan
Big Bird

That thing's incredible...do you put those in trees?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-18-2007, 12:13 PM
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Views: 6,882
Posted By Oilcan
heheh...thanks Glenn. It's kinda like, I have a...

heheh...thanks Glenn. It's kinda like, I have a million other more pressing projects and my kid is only 10 months but it seems like such fun to build.
Anyway, that seals it. I'll send pics..:)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-15-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,882
Posted By Oilcan
Dead tree okay for treehouse?

I have a dead avocado tree (long sad story-overpruned) in my back yard. I was thinking that a tree house would be nice so the tree isn't a total loss but I dont know how kosher it is to build in a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-15-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,791
Posted By Oilcan
thx glenn, Yes, I've already used something...

thx glenn,

Yes, I've already used something like that (they called it a lowboy) since my little episode.

I would have ordered one ahead of time but it was one of those jobs that snuck up on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-12-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,791
Posted By Oilcan
thanks vm

Thanks for the comments. ripoffreport.com looks pretty good but their search engine stalled my computer somehow. I'll checkem out later.

Yeah, had the guys actually finished the job I wouldn't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-12-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By Oilcan
ahhh, radiant heat. That would be nice. And...

ahhh, radiant heat. That would be nice.

And the small smoke test is a great idea. Thank you very much. Because of how the fireplace was built I cant look up the flue but maybe I can solve the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-11-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,791
Posted By Oilcan
1-800 GOT JUNK is a rip off

I had about 2 or 3 trucks full of junk. (Ford Ranger) I booked on online appointment with 1 800 got junk. I normally just take it to the dump myself but I was busy and in a hurry.

They showed up...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-11-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By Oilcan
Thanks Craig

Yeah, I think something like that is possible. The upstairs has been remodeled so I suppose whoever did the upgrade may have saw the vents and just left them there. The vents come through drywall...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-11-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By Oilcan
Vents I can't decipher

I have three circular cast iron vents in my upstairs bedrooms (one in each room) that I can't quite figure out. They seem to be placed where the chimney comes up through the house but Im not sure if...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-10-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,855
Posted By Oilcan
about the cinder blocks

Venting and HVAC isn't my thing but if your drilling through cinder blocks its best to use an abrasive hole saw rather than a percussion drill / bit. When you use a percussion bit, you'll most...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-10-2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 47,384
Posted By Oilcan
Hi Ron

Yes, that's gonna be a hard one. I suppose if your lifting it, you might as well lift it high enough to get under the house. Then you could get at those joists a little better.

It's just my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-09-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,328
Posted By Oilcan
Can be done but...

I've straightened out 4x8s the same way Craig did but instead of water I used Terminix. It's oil based and seem to soak in better. (I tried water too)

It worked for the most part but on areas...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-09-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 47,384
Posted By Oilcan
Just redid my foundation

I have a two story house built in 1907. Quotes to repair the foundation were in the 20k to 30k range 5 years ago and have since doubled. So, I decided to do it myself.

I worked on the project...
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