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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-27-2009, 12:46 PM
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Views: 767
Posted By Gaurick
Thermostat not cooperating

I really don't know a lot about furnaces or thermostats, as I just started renting my own house. So, this is a new learning experience for me. My wife and I wanted to change out our old, mercury...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-08-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,298
Posted By Gaurick
I was thinking about that, but most houses...

I was thinking about that, but most houses already have walls up when they do the fumigation. I could kind of see both sides of it. One of those frustrating moments while we wait, ugh.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-07-2009, 04:52 PM
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Views: 1,298
Posted By Gaurick
Walls and Fumigation question

I'm waiting for a fumigation tent. I currently have my walls opened up pre-dry wall as I am knocking down plaster and putting up the dry wall. Can I install insulation and/or dry wall before the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-03-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,088
Posted By Gaurick
This is just my taste talking, but I would take...

This is just my taste talking, but I would take advantage of the dated trims and woodwork you have. You can't restore it's youth without redoing the woodwork, but you can sand it down and then go...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-01-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,303
Posted By Gaurick
I spoke with a contractor I used to work for, and...

I spoke with a contractor I used to work for, and he suggested knocking out the fire blocks, setting up 2x4's right next to the existing damaged ones, and leaving the damaged ones in as what IS left...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-01-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By Gaurick
Well, that's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the...

Well, that's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the answer!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-01-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By Gaurick
Asbestos

I've been doing some research about a house I recently acquired. I don't totally trust the details given to me, so I want to look into it on my own. The house was built in 1926 (all sources say), and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-01-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,303
Posted By Gaurick
Here are some pictures of what I am up against. I...

Here are some pictures of what I am up against. I never really got into heavy contracting or framing houses, so this will be the largest scale project I've done. While we're waiting on Asbestos...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-31-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,303
Posted By Gaurick
Repairing Termite Damage

Moved into a house recently that I knew had some termite damage, so it wasn't a surprise. However, what was a surprise was how much. I punched out plaster and uncovered some heavily damaged 2x4's on...
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