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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-02-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,337
Posted By BrianKiernan
Nice repair ;) What do you call an...

Nice repair ;)

What do you call an electricians keyhole saw?

A hammer :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-02-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,006
Posted By BrianKiernan
Along with the other 101 reasons you should not...

Along with the other 101 reasons you should not do a job like this, I don't believe and shingle company would back up their warranty on the product.

In other words there would be no warranty on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-02-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,720
Posted By BrianKiernan
I found this product, maybe they can add some dye...

I found this product, maybe they can add some dye or stain to it?

Non-Yellowing and Breathable Concrete Sealer - The Concrete Network...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-31-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,183
Posted By BrianKiernan
Ouch!! :eek:That is a shame. You will have to...

Ouch!! :eek:That is a shame. You will have to take the walls of the shower out to get the pan out. Depending on what the walls are you may be able to re-use them and save some money.

Sounds like...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-30-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,621
Posted By BrianKiernan
If the pt post is directly on the concrete this...

If the pt post is directly on the concrete this will keep happening. They sell metal post bases that get the wood off the concrete.

Temp support the 6 x 6 and get the weight off it. Cut the rot...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-30-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,430
Posted By BrianKiernan
This sounds right on to me. And if you went...

This sounds right on to me.

And if you went composite with vinyl rails try $35,000

Material cost on decks can get out of control real quick, their are many hidden cost like all the metal...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-30-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,327
Posted By BrianKiernan
No way to straighten you must remove. This is a...

No way to straighten you must remove. This is a common thing with pt wood even straight boards at first will warp as they dry out. :(
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-30-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,334
Posted By BrianKiernan
Your states laws are going the determine the...

Your states laws are going the determine the length in the warranty. I believe most are 1 year. Unfortunately I don't think there is much you can do, but if you make enough noise with maybe some bad...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-30-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By BrianKiernan
This is a good point

This is a good point
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-30-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,873
Posted By BrianKiernan
Home Depot in my area has the plastic quarter...

Home Depot in my area has the plastic quarter round, just used about a month ago for a job where we built exterior raised panels at a front entry out of azek and used it on the inside of the panels. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-30-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,659
Posted By BrianKiernan
Excellent advice above

Excellent advice above
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-30-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By BrianKiernan
Go with the 4" lami back splash. This is very...

Go with the 4" lami back splash. This is very common and will not cost you that much more. Then when you are ready to a tile back splash you can just pop it off. Otherwise that area where the sink...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-30-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,123
Posted By BrianKiernan
There is nothing wrong with a floating deck in my...

There is nothing wrong with a floating deck in my opinion. Is a deck connected to the house and set on proper piers better and more stable? Yes! But if done right a floating deck would be fine.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-12-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,729
Posted By BrianKiernan
Good point Neal you do need air flow there is a...

Good point Neal you do need air flow there is a product that you can put between the insulation and plywood around here it is called prop-r vent not sure on the spelling but basically it is a piece...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-12-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,359
Posted By BrianKiernan
A simple way to insulate the space would be to...

A simple way to insulate the space would be to use 2" ridged foam board, you could make a box out of 3/4" plywood for the draws to go into and glue and screw the foam board to the plywood. 2" foam...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-12-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,936
Posted By BrianKiernan
Sounds like you are talking about a rear shed...

Sounds like you are talking about a rear shed dormer like the pic below. $200,000 is very high I'd $50,000 to $80,000 depending on your finishes. Typicly you have 2 bedrooms one on each end and a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-09-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,721
Posted By BrianKiernan
I live here in CT also this is nuts, I can just...

I live here in CT also this is nuts, I can just fit one car down my street and my neighbors garage collapsed today from snow. Buildings are going down like crazy. The company I work for had 165 guys...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-09-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,068
Posted By BrianKiernan
I would do a full dormer on the back of the house...

I would do a full dormer on the back of the house facing the water. To keep cost in check forget going out to the beam and just bring the dormer to the exterior wall on the first floor. This is a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-09-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,073
Posted By BrianKiernan
If you can get some good pictures up I could most...

If you can get some good pictures up I could most likely help you out.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-09-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,604
Posted By BrianKiernan
I'd say $2800 to $3800 How close was I?

I'd say $2800 to $3800

How close was I?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-09-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,408
Posted By BrianKiernan
Very simple fix with the right tool. An...

Very simple fix with the right tool. An oscillating tool like suggested is the way to go (i.e. fein tool or dremel multi-max)

Just hold the casing in place mark a line with a pencil cut back the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-09-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,857
Posted By BrianKiernan
I think the carpet would be fine on the concrete,...

I think the carpet would be fine on the concrete, if the house or addition is newer there is probably a vapor barrier under the concrete slab.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-09-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,729
Posted By BrianKiernan
If you are not going to sheet-rock I would used...

If you are not going to sheet-rock I would used non paper and then staple 6mil plastic as a vapor barrier over the insulation (1 solid pc.)

The paper on the insulation is a vapor barrier, but the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-09-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,403
Posted By BrianKiernan
Bad Bad Bad Idea. Compressing insulation in the...

Bad Bad Bad Idea. Compressing insulation in the walls would greatly diminish the effectiveness of the insulation.

Also doubling the insulation in the ceiling would create a double vapor barrier...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-16-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By BrianKiernan
Is there a filler piece in the run? ...

Is there a filler piece in the run?

Otherwise you need to clamp a straight egde to the cabinet and use a circular saw with a 40 tooth finish blade. Put painters tape on the face of the cabinets to...
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