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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 05-08-2005, 10:44 AM
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Views: 2,888
Posted By Rike
Ugly beam on my ceiling needs help

I have a large center beam in my living room-it's about 6" thick, 12" wide and 16' long. And it's ugly dark rough wood. Other than painting it, what can I do to improve the look of it? The ceiling is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 05-08-2005, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,081
Posted By Rike
Bosch believe it or not has a great dishwasher...

Bosch believe it or not has a great dishwasher and Kitchenaid makes some very good dishwashers that are really quiet. Bosch isn't exactly cheap, but they are supposed to be extremely quiet,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-08-2005, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,701
Posted By Rike
Water damage on wall

Had a water leak in the garage and I've got a wall with some damage about 6 inches up the side. What is the simplest way to repair this? I don't want to just cover it up, so I'm going to have to tear...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-08-2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,122
Posted By Rike
First, you may NOT need a chemical drain...

First, you may NOT need a chemical drain cleaner.

Check the overflow hole. You remove the overflow plate and look for a whole bunch of hair caught on this. It may be a brass cylinder or a plastic...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 05-05-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,353
Posted By Rike
If it's not leaking, why re-shingle? If it IS...

If it's not leaking, why re-shingle? If it IS leaking, tear off the old stuff first. You'll get a cleaner seal and a lighter roof. Yes, it's a lot more work and a lot of mess. But do it right and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-05-2005, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,640
Posted By Rike
Leaky outside faucet

I have an outside faucet that won't stop leaking. I've replace the washer on the hoses, but every time I turn the faucet on, no matter what hose I attach to it, the thing leaks. Any ideas other than...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 05-05-2005, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,420
Posted By Rike
Need to set up storage in garage

What's an inexpensive, yet effective, way to set up garage storage. I need a place to store tools, various household and gardening implements, pet stuff-crates, etc. There are so many to choose from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 05-05-2005, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,499
Posted By Rike
It's pretty tricky, because you need to match the...

It's pretty tricky, because you need to match the finish of the counter. That's why a professional is your best choice. If you want to do it yourself, then pick up some clear two-part epoxy or some...
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