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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-05-2008, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Robin F
How often do you anticipate power outages? You...

How often do you anticipate power outages? You have to consider that diesel and natural gas generators are only intended for short periods, and also the fuel goes bad after awhile. If you're in one...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 12-05-2008, 03:24 PM
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Views: 7,505
Posted By Robin F
I don't think I'd advise handling or working in a...

I don't think I'd advise handling or working in a room with exposed fiberglass without a mask. Suffice it to say, it's probably best to avoid breathing in tiny particles of glass.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 12-05-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,747
Posted By Robin F
A house made of straw

What's everyone's take on using non-traditional materials for construction? There's a group in my city that creates sustainable housing for low-income families, and also works to make the homes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 12-05-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,171
Posted By Robin F
iGreenBuild is a useful source- it offers some...

iGreenBuild is a useful source- it offers some on-site products as well as a buyer's guide.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 12-01-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,631
Posted By Robin F
We find that we don't have to crank on the AC if...

We find that we don't have to crank on the AC if we just run a fan in the room where we're sitting. It seems to help- the thermostat is usually at 80 degrees or higher in the summer and we're still...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 12-01-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 22,631
Posted By Robin F
It's messy and the setup- from covering...

It's messy and the setup- from covering everything in the room, setting up the sprayer and then cleaning it afterwards- seems to be more hassle than it's worth in a lot of cases. With a roller, you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 11-25-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,834
Posted By Robin F
^^^Agree- a light yellow would be a compliment to...

^^^Agree- a light yellow would be a compliment to a purplish gray, and is a nice, warm "kitchen" color.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 11-25-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,308
Posted By Robin F
Could be the surface is wearing out. You can get...

Could be the surface is wearing out. You can get it resilvered if you want to hang on to it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 11-25-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,752
Posted By Robin F
You could also try a lighter shade of blue, and...

You could also try a lighter shade of blue, and add some furnishings with a yellow tone to create a contrast.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 11-25-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,648
Posted By Robin F
You can also get some neat effects with a spray...

You can also get some neat effects with a spray gun or a can of spray paint (though probably a bit trickier than a rag).
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 11-25-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,757
Posted By Robin F
All that stuff around the TV- the wires, the CDS,...

All that stuff around the TV- the wires, the CDS, etc. contributes to the visual clutter. A real entertainment center would unify that area, hide all the wires, and offer some nice shelving to stow...
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