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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-15-2013, 10:10 AM
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Posted By remmons
It is going, slowly. With a full time job and no...

It is going, slowly. With a full time job and no daylight after work time is at a premium. Last weekend I had inventory at work, so I had accomplished nothing. But this weekend I should be able to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-03-2013, 10:25 AM
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Views: 1,092
Posted By remmons
Are you referring to tle older Zenith, or...

Are you referring to tle older Zenith, or Magnavox? :D Sure i've seen them, I have even owned a few of them. I also remember having only three television stations too.;)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-02-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By remmons
Young? I appreciate the compliment.:D I am a 47...

Young? I appreciate the compliment.:D I am a 47 yo grand-pa, and yes, my knees an my back do ache. Ambitious? yeah, but I have some great ideas on how I want my house to look, but it's still up to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-13-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By remmons
I agree with nealtw, you may not have any...

I agree with nealtw, you may not have any insulation in the garage walls or attic. This is something that you may want to consider if you are planning on heating it up. Also to note, you may have to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-13-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By remmons
Recent fixer-upper home purchase.

Hello all. I haven't been on here for quite some time, there's just not enough time in the day to be every where at one time. :)

My soon-to-be-fiance and I have recently purchased a home that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 11-12-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,073
Posted By remmons
The self adhering underlayment that DrHicks is...

The self adhering underlayment that DrHicks is referring to is an ice-and-water shield. Tamko, Grace and Carlisle are good brands. They cost anywhere from $59.99-$109.99 (depending on your area)....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 11-08-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By remmons
No problem. Good luck on your search. Typically,...

No problem. Good luck on your search. Typically, if you ask any lumber retailer, they should be able to bring it in for you.:) If they do not, then they probably don't want your money.:(
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 11-04-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,073
Posted By remmons
X2. The design of the roof is probably...

X2. The design of the roof is probably contributing to poor ventilation characteristics of the area in question. A second (or third) layer of shingles is further attracting (retaining) more heat,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 11-04-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,750
Posted By remmons
I have been told that it is "best" to install any...

I have been told that it is "best" to install any plastic product within the mediam temperature range of your area due to the expansion and contraction characteristics of the material. As stated...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 11-04-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By remmons
It sounds very much like a Fiberboard Lap siding....

It sounds very much like a Fiberboard Lap siding. Is yours textured or smooth? It is made in 4", 8" and 12" widths, 16' long, and is usually about 7/16" thick. It is also called "Bender Board",...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-13-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,815
Posted By remmons
To be sure that there are no blocking in the...

To be sure that there are no blocking in the walls, make a marking on a fish tape or equivalent (at 8' or approximate) then run it down the wall cavity. If it stops at about half way, then you have a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HouseRepairTalk Website Help 10-12-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By remmons
Yes, the forum colors are easy on the eyes and...

Yes, the forum colors are easy on the eyes and inviting. They say "welcome to the forum" and they do not demand attention like other forums colors do. (Example, black w/red font, lavender, etc).
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-08-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,944
Posted By remmons
A lot of people fear the costs of obtaining a...

A lot of people fear the costs of obtaining a permit. Some are unaware, and others try to skip around them all together.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-07-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,436
Posted By remmons
This is the master bath that I had mostly...

This is the master bath that I had mostly finished (lacking a few pieces of trim). Mine is nothing spectacular. It is warm, simple and cozy. I used Daltile
travata Chocoloate Mousse 18"x18" ceramic...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-07-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,810
Posted By remmons
A more intensive method would be to dig/pull out...

A more intensive method would be to dig/pull out the existing post base and install a new post with fresh concrete. Somethimes the quick and easy method is not always the right method.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-07-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,944
Posted By remmons
...drywall behind the ledger. I should have...

...drywall behind the ledger. I should have caught that! I shouldn't have been in a hurry to respond.

Gary is correct on all accounts. A professional should have been consulted before you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-06-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,810
Posted By remmons
I have seen both of these work. The first one...

I have seen both of these work. The first one will decide if you have enough depth into the existing post, as that when a chainlink fence is installed, an installer will typically pour the mud first,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-06-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,944
Posted By remmons
A 2x10 spaced 16" on center, No. 2 Douglas fir,...

A 2x10 spaced 16" on center, No. 2 Douglas fir, will span 14'0", where as the Douglas Fir #1 will span 15'0". I cannot answer your question that easily, you may have to talk to the building and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-06-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,254
Posted By remmons
Is there a roof over this level or another floor?...

Is there a roof over this level or another floor?

If it is the roof, then do as budro stated and stick your head into the attic access. Look at the areas where the truss webs meet at the bottom...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-06-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,151
Posted By remmons
X2. Hopefully, you did not cut into the...

X2.

Hopefully, you did not cut into the floor joist. If you did, you will have to call a Home Improvement Center or lumber yard for what's called a Joist Repair.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-06-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,815
Posted By remmons
There are a couple ways to do this, but I am sure...

There are a couple ways to do this, but I am sure that there are more.
One way is to have an insulation contractor blow in Cellulose into the walls. Sometimes the existing fiberglass in the older...
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