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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-27-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,842
Posted By Jungle
I'm being sarcastic but there is some truth to...

I'm being sarcastic but there is some truth to it. If you are working with an object or tools all the time rather than a human beings there is tenancy to become desocialized. Job sites become...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 08-26-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Jungle
Building a hut in Goa?

Hi, i'm look for some suggestions on building a hut in Goa (http://palolem.net).

The problem here is the monsoon period which goes from April to October. After that they are allowed to build huts...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 08-26-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By Jungle
True Induction cooker: ...

True Induction cooker:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WwbObnuBL.jpg

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0087OWY5A?psc=1

Has worked well for me, i think it is bit faster.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 08-26-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By Jungle
True Induction cooker: ...

True Induction cooker:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WwbObnuBL.jpg

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0087OWY5A?psc=1

Has worked well for me, i think it is bit faster.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-26-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,657
Posted By Jungle
I think a house in a dry climate must cost a...

I think a house in a dry climate must cost a fraction of house in wet climate.

It is so wet around here nobody uses sprinklers in the summer, we are just hoping the ground will dry out. Today...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-26-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,842
Posted By Jungle
People who enjoy hitting things with hammers also...

People who enjoy hitting things with hammers also enjoy:

Beating their wives
Beating their kids
Beating anyone !
Hunting and killing, fishing, guns, traps etc.

Other activities include BEER....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 08-26-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,098
Posted By Jungle
It's all made in China, i'll go for the walmart...

It's all made in China, i'll go for the walmart $68 special
http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/18v-impact-driver-kit/6000100070700
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-26-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 352
Posted By Jungle
The reason is simple. That truss is part of the...

The reason is simple. That truss is part of the house so it is losing heat. You never thought of it before because of habit.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-25-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 352
Posted By Jungle
The reason he did it like that is too piss me off...

The reason he did it like that is too piss me off and then if i tried to short pay him i'd be stuck with a weird problem to fix in the end.

Just gonna toe nail it in and slide the drip cap under...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-24-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 352
Posted By Jungle
Yup there is some overhang shingle there. Not...

Yup there is some overhang shingle there. Not finished this area yet, i guess i need to rent a 30ft ladder. It's probably better to put insulation like roxual that does not rot. It should keep cold...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-24-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,165
Posted By Jungle
I've got a virtual number from virtufon $5.99 and...

I've got a virtual number from virtufon $5.99 and unlimited skype for $3.99 a month. Pretty sure it's the best deal around.

http://www.flynumber.com/
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-24-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By Jungle
Here's the back, the mistakes are more...

Here's the back, the mistakes are more noticeable. This is after telling me what an expert window and skylight installer he is.
- Didn't level the space between the skylights
- left skylight is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-24-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By Jungle
How do you deal with screw ups? Take it out of...

How do you deal with screw ups? Take it out of the wages?

This guy screwed up at least twice. First time no blue seal around the skylight, this is after bragging to me how he has installed so...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-23-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 352
Posted By Jungle
Insulating the roof edge?

What is the point of putting sofits here? wouldn't it be better to fill it with insulation?

I think they call this part of the roof , the roof ladder or the rake?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-21-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By Jungle
I know i expect a lot from internet eh. I said...

I know i expect a lot from internet eh. I said the same thing to the roofer guy, why didn't you scream it if you know you are right? It is like on a ship - when it sinks we are all dead!

It is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-21-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By Jungle
I have to be more manipulative and tell them i am...

I have to be more manipulative and tell them i am a contractor and not a home owner. Then i would get better results. Lie to them and tell them i have more jobs, i used to do this in business all...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-21-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By Jungle
I think the problem is even though i have dura...

I think the problem is even though i have dura vents in the rafters and 2 layers of roxual and ridge vent is still the decking will be too hot. My roofer guy thinks the heat will just go through the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-20-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By Jungle
That's the trade off of having a cathedral...

That's the trade off of having a cathedral ceiling, close ceiling. More space less efficient. A second roof would increase r -value efficacy by making the roof drier and colder.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-20-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Jungle
That is how i figured it out because the guy kept...

That is how i figured it out because the guy kept saying it couldn't leak. By going up by levels with the garden hose up the roof. Even a small bit of rain creates a trough around a skylight or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-20-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Jungle
Well he fixed it, took him 4 hours for the 2...

Well he fixed it, took him 4 hours for the 2 skylights and chimney. I think at some point he murmur it was the right way to do and how he had told me to put the blue skin on but i did not listen. Ah...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-20-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By Jungle
The best labors Chris is the one that speak only...

The best labors Chris is the one that speak only a little English. Or none at all.:hide: Maybe you think they will be hard to deal with but if you get around the poor communication you will have a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-20-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By Jungle
Probably here, is small town, no immigrants. Also...

Probably here, is small town, no immigrants. Also raining all the time i need to get it done. Likely the next guy would be the same or worse. Paying $30 is painful on my wallet. It is at least $2k...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-20-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By Jungle
Second Roof?

Hi Guys, need you advice on this idea.

We've finished the north side, with 1/2 plywood and under layment.

The problem is the ice dams will still occur.

1) Close ceiling
2) Only R30 in slope...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-20-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By Jungle
Tips when dealing with trades workers

-Big ego
- Never admit they are wrong
- Always complaining
- always looking to take a smoke break
- hate doing things over.
- always right


How do you deal with these people?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-20-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Jungle
Maytge Cloths drier.

I've got old model that came with the house. Half the time it is cold dry and not hot. I keep fiddling with the knob and it seem to help sometimes. Do think there is cheap fix or would look to buy a...
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