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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-11-2005, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,662
Posted By Bill
central Texas... 30 miles north of Austin City...

central Texas... 30 miles north of Austin City Limits
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-11-2005, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,014
Posted By Bill
the good security storm doors are custom made to...

the good security storm doors are custom made to fit you opening. They have a steel frame and double as a storm door (has glass). I have used a couple brands but do not remember the exact name. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-11-2005, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,838
Posted By Bill
I have a dog and a gun... One thing nice about...

I have a dog and a gun... One thing nice about Texas is if you kill an intruder IN your home you usually get off scott free...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-11-2005, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,980
Posted By Bill
A dehumifier will remove the normal condesation...

A dehumifier will remove the normal condesation and is a must for all basements in humid areas. high humidity air will cool and condense in a normal basement because the basement is cooler than...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-11-2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,301
Posted By Bill
listen to firtrader

It is rare when remodeling is cheaper than building new... So if there is a compelling reason that the existing structure speakes to you just be sure it is not cost savings.

The rule of thumb I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-11-2005, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,558
Posted By Bill
YES THEY ARE NECESSARY!!! When it gets hot...

YES THEY ARE NECESSARY!!! When it gets hot outside the air comes in from your soffit and rises under your roof sheathing. This warm air goes out the vents thus your attic space is cooled. This...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-11-2005, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,906
Posted By Bill
Some building supply companies have a fixture to...

Some building supply companies have a fixture to attach to you garden hose which should work on one story homes and maybe some two storys.

If you can walk on your roof a leaf blower could be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-11-2005, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,568
Posted By Bill
ponds

I posted the following for someone earlier... the extra dirt can be used for a waterfall or river. You have to put it some where so put it next to the hole you dig for your pond. Use the liner to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-10-2005, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,822
Posted By Bill
Simply just dig a hole the size and shape you...

Simply just dig a hole the size and shape you want and put a liner and fill it with water. The best liner I have found is the rubber roofing used on flat roofs. They are available from most roofing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-10-2005, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,652
Posted By Bill
There are many manufactures (probably over a...

There are many manufactures (probably over a hundred) that can meet that need. One is Pella. A trip to a good building supplier is a first step.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-10-2005, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,283
Posted By Bill
Just as th previous note. you can cut wider and...

Just as th previous note. you can cut wider and install a header in the wall above the door opening and support that header with a support on each side of the door. You will have to cut the header...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-10-2005, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,119
Posted By Bill
It can be done

the previous memo is for a floor to ceiling bay window. If you just want to replace the existing two windows with a bay window, you can do that by getting a bay window manufactured for that opening...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-10-2005, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,180
Posted By Bill
If that is a wood beam supported at each end you...

If that is a wood beam supported at each end you probably do not have to worry about the weight of any light fixture. some beams are only decoration and are not supported very well. if it seems...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-10-2005, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,219
Posted By Bill
More important than noise... make sure the unit...

More important than noise... make sure the unit can breathe. if you stop the noise and stop the air circulation you will have more trouble than a little noise.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-10-2005, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,054
Posted By Bill
Be careful!!! a wood fireplace needs a lot of...

Be careful!!! a wood fireplace needs a lot of fresh air and the air comes from inside the home. Nice home heated air which is expelled through the flue with the smoke and replaced with nice fresh...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 10-10-2005, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,677
Posted By Bill
I used to sell these projects... I would not use...

I used to sell these projects... I would not use that system for my self. I sold one that made sense where the basic cabinets were strong and the doors were ugly. and the people wanted exactly the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-10-2005, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,230
Posted By Bill
There are many types of hardwood floors. Some...

There are many types of hardwood floors. Some are DYI and some are difficult. A trip to a good supply store and a couple hours of picking their brains is a first step.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-10-2005, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,370
Posted By Bill
It will stick but it will also conform to the...

It will stick but it will also conform to the shape of the tile. better to go down to a smooth surface.
You can install a subfloor by placing a sheet of plywood over the rough surface then...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-25-2005, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 25,483
Posted By Bill
i am a retired general contractor. i live in...

i am a retired general contractor. i live in georgetown, tx. i am willing to consult for a modest price. i can be reached at bill@morinville.net
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-25-2005, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,827
Posted By Bill
there are j-tubs made to fit the same size and...

there are j-tubs made to fit the same size and shape. they are deeper than the standard tub. difficulty is usually the drain and the tub surround.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-24-2005, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,294
Posted By Bill
it is hard to vision what you have and what you...

it is hard to vision what you have and what you want to do with out seeing a picture. i am sure it can be done but the cost will be reflected in what has to be done to accomplish your vision of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-24-2005, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,961
Posted By Bill
have you explored pavers? you can put pavers on...

have you explored pavers? you can put pavers on sand and sweep sand between the pavers. they hold quite well... and can look great. lots of styles and colors available.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-24-2005, 11:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,254
Posted By Bill
i have seen at least ten different types of man...

i have seen at least ten different types of man made decking. some are better than others. there are also more than ten types of wood. the appearance and lastability and cost are all factors that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 09-24-2005, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,187
Posted By Bill
velux makes many types of sky lights. they are...

velux makes many types of sky lights. they are made to fit between the rafters and have installation kits to help.

if you cut a rafter you need to brace that rafter to the other rafters and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-24-2005, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,180
Posted By Bill
if you hang it from a cieling joist you probably...

if you hang it from a cieling joist you probably don't have to worry. if you try to hang it from the sheetrock.... don't walk under it.. ever.
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