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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-18-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,472
Posted By Rustedbird
Somehow I wound up being the world's slowest...

Somehow I wound up being the world's slowest house flipper. Didn't intend for it to be that way but a better situation would come up somewhere else in this great country, I'd have to sell. By that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-18-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,988
Posted By Rustedbird
I saw the "saw stop" too. If anything, it or...

I saw the "saw stop" too. If anything, it or something like should be required by law.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 04-25-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rustedbird
Leaking sliding door in stucco....

Um, how do they leak? Thought it was the roof but no, it's the door. Minor rot in plates and subfloor...easy fix. Found that under the laminate flooring. Stucco flush to the frame of the door, no...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 04-25-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By Rustedbird
My old townhouse, the original builders would...

My old townhouse, the original builders would nail the prehung doors to the wall through the casing. Then they would just nail casing on the other side. Nailing jambs, nope since they were a hurry....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-25-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,664
Posted By Rustedbird
The one nice thing about laminate floors is that...

The one nice thing about laminate floors is that they are real easy to tear out. Yellow pine (Longleaf only) is really beautiful in the sunlight if finished clear. It's just too soft though, so I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-02-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,377
Posted By Rustedbird
Home Depot....down the street. Got stuff but a...

Home Depot....down the street. Got stuff but a little dirty and disorganized in their stocking. Selection of tools decent but finish products a bit basic.

Lowe's......five miles along a levee...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-06-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,629
Posted By Rustedbird
I think it depends on the age of the wood....

I think it depends on the age of the wood. Arsenic treated wood was banned in 2003, so they went to a different copper treatment. The name escapes me but it will eat steel fasteners. Think at the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-05-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,436
Posted By Rustedbird
It is a bit ridiculous here. Five hundred is...

It is a bit ridiculous here. Five hundred is awful low as a limit for unlicensed work. At least the weather is nice.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-05-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,372
Posted By Rustedbird
How to "fix" a floor to ceiling doorway

Fill it in of course! I framed out the opening with 2 by 8's and pushed it out 4 inches. Thinking of doing the same to the other three closets. The openings are six feet wide as opposed to four, but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-05-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,520
Posted By Rustedbird
Floor to ceiling doors?

It seems that all the interior doors in the place went from the floor all the way up. It's a rancher built in 1970. The second to last owner framed the door openings down to 82". Not well, pretty...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-26-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,321
Posted By Rustedbird
The more CFM the fan is rated at, the more...

The more CFM the fan is rated at, the more moisture will move out. Also, is there enough fresh air coming into the bathroom? How much gap under the door, or do you have a vent?

What kind of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-22-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,376
Posted By Rustedbird
Center the sink, hopefully you got a paper...

Center the sink, hopefully you got a paper pattern with it. Makes it much easier. Small pilot hole then a jigsaw. Of course the counter has to be not installed yet. My own druthers, is to order the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-04-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 880
Posted By Rustedbird
Probably heat output. Should be a maximum wattage...

Probably heat output. Should be a maximum wattage rating as well. In my case, I converted to all CFLs anyway after a particularly hideous utility bill.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 01-01-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,315
Posted By Rustedbird
New construction? New kitchen or existing? Does...

New construction? New kitchen or existing? Does the dishwasher drain? I had to knock out the plug from the disposal dishwasher attachment two times in my life. Of course they weren't draining at all.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-01-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 933
Posted By Rustedbird
Got bored with the townhouse.

So I got a new project. It's a 1970 Linda Mar rancher in Sacramento. So far I've been running around with a caulking gun. Pictures soon.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-01-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,632
Posted By Rustedbird
You might get lucky at an Habitat for Humanity...

You might get lucky at an Habitat for Humanity Restore. Sometimes they have good stuff, sometimes not. Also scope out sales at your local big box hardware store. Glommed a good deal on a precast sink...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-13-2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,255
Posted By Rustedbird
Before I stick it in, One coat primer, one...

Before I stick it in,

One coat primer, one coat finish.

Then,

paint the cut ends with primer,

Install and second coat.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-11-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By Rustedbird
I like to use underlayment. It helps smooth out a...

I like to use underlayment. It helps smooth out a rough subfloor.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-11-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By Rustedbird
Hello, Rustedbird! We've noticed that you've...

Hello, Rustedbird!
We've noticed that you've not been active on DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum for quite some time now, and we miss you!

Could we not tempt you back?

I'm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-26-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rustedbird
Don't forget fencing, kids, maintenance of pool.

Don't forget fencing, kids, maintenance of pool.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-26-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By Rustedbird
In my case, slow but unsteady. Depends on how...

In my case, slow but unsteady. Depends on how fast the leaves grow on the money tree and how business goes I fix houses.... Itsa' little slow....

The baths are done except for nagging details...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-26-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 945
Posted By Rustedbird
Any thoughts on the newer stuff?

Any opinions or observations on the newer shows like Monster House?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 04-26-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,648
Posted By Rustedbird
Craftsman is just badgineering. My Craftsman...

Craftsman is just badgineering. My Craftsman fiberglas hammer I use for mucking around was actually made by Vaughan. The balance sucks for nailing but it os great for de-nailing or therapeutic whacks...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-26-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,488
Posted By Rustedbird
I always liked the fire pole that one could slide...

I always liked the fire pole that one could slide up in Fahrenheit 457. You could do an elevator but you would still need another stair for access anyway. I remember seeing a stair-ladder with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-16-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,435
Posted By Rustedbird
There's a reason that place is so cheap. Some...

There's a reason that place is so cheap. Some problem somewhere. 600 sq feet, three kids, and planning to do remodeling and additions while you live in it? That could be a real chore. Might be worth...
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