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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-25-2012, 08:47 PM
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Posted By TerryDM
Alright.... that's an idea. I hadn't even...

Alright.... that's an idea. I hadn't even considered something like that. That's why I come around here. Ideas that I would never think of. Thanks Neal.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-25-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
Posted By TerryDM
I think I had to do something like this recently...

I think I had to do something like this recently in my TV room remodel, but some pics would greatly help.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-25-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By TerryDM
Apparently I can only add 4 pics at a time....

Apparently I can only add 4 pics at a time. Sorry. Here's the last pic:


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b84/tdmonk/photo4.jpg
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-25-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By TerryDM
So sorry I've been dealing with some issues and...

So sorry I've been dealing with some issues and haven't had a chance to work on the room. This weekend that changes. I've got some pictures. They start at the new egress and work their way around the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-29-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By TerryDM
Sorry guys. Been busy and haven't had a chance...

Sorry guys. Been busy and haven't had a chance yet. I'll get a pic on here soon. Thanks!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-18-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By TerryDM
Installing closet in existing room?

Have any of you ever done this? I finished off a portion of our basement into a playroom for our kids. Now as they're getting older we're making it into a bedroom for one of the girls. We got an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-18-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By TerryDM
Sounds pretty reasonable to me. Looks like a good...

Sounds pretty reasonable to me. Looks like a good bit of work and effort. Wonder if they set it deep in concrete or just plain ol' ground?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-07-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By TerryDM
48" in Des Moines area. You may be a little less...

48" in Des Moines area. You may be a little less SW of me.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-05-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By TerryDM
That is if the installer put the siding on right....

That is if the installer put the siding on right. I see some really poor siding install jobs when I'm out and about with my job.
Neal is right though, if you've got the house wrap behind the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-02-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By TerryDM
Can you call your local building code dept and...

Can you call your local building code dept and ask them? Then maybe that leads into the conversation that you've been waiting for your inspector and haven't heard anything....... Be polite. Don't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-02-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By TerryDM
If I'm not mistaken those are just channels that...

If I'm not mistaken those are just channels that the siding slips into. I don't think the spiders are going to get anywhere but inside the channel and that's not a big deal. However if you really...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-01-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By TerryDM
That's good advice there. I didn't even think...

That's good advice there. I didn't even think about getting a test done. That should definitely be your first move.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-01-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,592
Posted By TerryDM
Having the new flapper on hand is a great idea....

Having the new flapper on hand is a great idea. I've mentioned before that I work for the water utility here and when that flapper starts letting water seep through your water bill is going to go...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-26-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By TerryDM
Water damage Termites Old DIY jobs from prior...

Water damage
Termites
Old DIY jobs from prior owners done wrong
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-26-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,493
Posted By TerryDM
I work for our city's water utility. It's pretty...

I work for our city's water utility. It's pretty common for that plate to rust. Call up the utility and ask them to come out and change it. Should be free (is in my city anyway).
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-22-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By TerryDM
Man, I've said that more than a few times. My...

Man, I've said that more than a few times. My weekends turn into 12 hour work days. I gotta go back to work to get some rest.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-22-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By TerryDM
Bwahahahahahahahaha:D That's the first time...

Bwahahahahahahahaha:D

That's the first time I've heard that one!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-22-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By TerryDM
I had to do this a few months back. In fact had a...

I had to do this a few months back. In fact had a friend here to help. Now that's friendship! The cleanout plug may be really tight. I had to use an 18" pipe wrench and all my ummph. As Villa said,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-20-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By TerryDM
In our area if I come out to shut your water off...

In our area if I come out to shut your water off (I work for the water utility) and the curb stop breaks the owner has to pay to repair it. Just an FYI and something to check into before you have the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-20-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By TerryDM
I'm with JoeD.... is there no cleanout anywhere...

I'm with JoeD.... is there no cleanout anywhere else?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-20-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,805
Posted By TerryDM
What about vinyl tiles? The peel and stick kind?...

What about vinyl tiles? The peel and stick kind? Possibly more in your price range (although you don't mention what this range is) and water won't absolutely destroy them.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-20-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By TerryDM
I've heard anywhere from 24 hours to 28 days. I...

I've heard anywhere from 24 hours to 28 days. I guess if I was going it, I'd wait the 28 days to be sure there was no question.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-17-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,715
Posted By TerryDM
I like this idea best. I was leaning toward the...

I like this idea best. I was leaning toward the new tub option too, but give him the chance to repair to your satisfaction and get that guarantee in writing.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-15-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,190
Posted By TerryDM
kok328 - you're right but I think he meant FUTURE...

kok328 - you're right but I think he meant FUTURE plumbing projects.

Glad to help with any suggestions!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-14-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By TerryDM
I just wanted to give you guys a follow up on...

I just wanted to give you guys a follow up on this step.
I took your advice and ripped out the old steps. I built a new one with 2x8's and 3/4" plywood. I put A LOT of support inside the "box" since...
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