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03-07-19, 04:53 PM
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Thanks to both of you.... For what it is worth,...

Thanks to both of you....
For what it is worth, there was no plan at all to paint the treads. Also, closing off underneath the stairs makes the room even more cramped we did a test of it and right...
03-07-19, 11:22 AM
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Posted By TheRings

Stair risers: To paint or not to paint...

Hi all, lurk a lot, don't post often....looking for some advice, or at least some food for thought/educated opinions on whether to paint our stairs...neither my husband or I are particularly good at...
11-06-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By TheRings

There is a picture on the listing that VERY...

There is a picture on the listing that VERY obviously shows how close it is to the road....other agents are the ones that (I'm guessing this is the scenario) seeing houses in their client's price...
11-06-14, 01:51 PM
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Views: 1,072
Posted By TheRings

aka pedro, you make a very good point about the...

aka pedro, you make a very good point about the space being filled in a bit too much. That was one of my worries, that and of course the mower issue! Navigating around the for sale sign is enough of...
11-06-14, 03:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By TheRings

I'm just getting frustrated that nobody is even...

I'm just getting frustrated that nobody is even bothering to go in (or look at the listing first!!), after disassembling life so many times. I think there are probably a few that would (again, given...
11-05-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By TheRings

I'd have to double check, but I think the...

I'd have to double check, but I think the contract is a year. Of course from now until spring its going to be rare to have a viewing (if at all), no matter the Realtor. The whole market tanked (worse...
11-05-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By TheRings

Yeah, this is Canada..... I do get what you...

Yeah, this is Canada.....

I do get what you guys are saying, and yes, I get the fact that it is close to the road, but you know what....Furd, on behalf of all people in the process of selling...
11-05-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By TheRings

Yep....problem is people aren't even looking at...

Yep....problem is people aren't even looking at the listing....agents are suggesting it, we get notified of a viewing (which means running home, getting the dog out of the house, an making sure it is...
11-05-14, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By TheRings

Front of the house "landscaping" suggestions....

We are trying to sell our house. It is close to the road....although this seems to be a significant issue for those who have been brought for viewings by agents, it has never been a problem for us....
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Views: 1,147
Posted By TheRings

Good to know marksr.....we'll make sure to go...

Good to know marksr.....we'll make sure to go with oil base. I'd rather have the sheen messed up and a longer drying time than a finish that doesn't adhere properly!!
Thanks for your help!!
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Views: 1,147
Posted By TheRings

One final question when it comes to dealing with...

One final question when it comes to dealing with any deck treatment or staining.....I know it is recommended to do when there is no rain forecasted for a couple of days. How does dew affect things?...
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Views: 1,147
Posted By TheRings

Yeah, we DIY, problem is that one of the boards...

Yeah, we DIY, problem is that one of the boards (the one underneath against the house), is a bit beyond our abilities to do in the time we have.....(plus hubby and I rarely have weekends off...
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Views: 1,147
Posted By TheRings

I think you guys will see with these pics why I'm...

I think you guys will see with these pics why I'm reluctant to go with a solid stain....These boards are nasty. I will say though, I'm showing the worst of them, and there are only two truly...
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Views: 1,147
Posted By TheRings

There are some REALLY nasty boards on there...

There are some REALLY nasty boards on there though. In particular it is the top of the railing....and if we replace that board, we're probably going to have to replace at least a couple of uprights...
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Views: 1,147
Posted By TheRings

To treat or not to treat.....

I mentioned in the thread about real estate that we are selling our house. The deck is old, and yes, needs enough repair that it would very likely domino-effect into replacing about 90% of it. Our...
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Views: 920
Posted By TheRings

Not sure if he used compressed air, but he dried...

Not sure if he used compressed air, but he dried it, cleaned it with a citrus cleaner then alcohol, made sure it was completely dry, and he caulked. He looked all over online and in Home Depot,...
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Views: 920
Posted By TheRings

AH!!!! Compressed air is a brilliant idea!!!!...

AH!!!! Compressed air is a brilliant idea!!!! That might be the final thing for us to be able to get things to stick I've had a sneaky feeling we weren't quite getting the last bits of water out, no...
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Views: 920
Posted By TheRings

It is a lower spot....but there is no leak from...

It is a lower spot....but there is no leak from behind and it was never a problem with the previous surround (installed by the previous owner....ancient and yellowed).

The caulking he used was...
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Views: 920
Posted By TheRings

Shower/tub caulking problem.

We installed a new surround in our bathtub. My husband did the caulking, and he is very good at it, he did caulking doing windows and I believe he helped someone who had a bathroom install business,...
05-18-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By TheRings

Seed is better, good tip Tolyn. I'm an absolute...

Seed is better, good tip Tolyn. I'm an absolute moron when it comes to landscaping (before this, everything was apartments). 7 days is pretty quick! I'll definitely look for some, honestly, it is a...
05-18-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By TheRings

Yeah, Victoria day weekend :D Of course Sunday...

Yeah, Victoria day weekend :D Of course Sunday and Monday, all rain :(

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CvnAfcHc970/U3i4hUSvqdI/AAAAAAAAA1A/66aa9NzlUzE/w640-h480-no/pile+gone.jpg

Still got a...
05-17-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By TheRings

Well, I did get stuck to a board with my...

Well, I did get stuck to a board with my workboots lol, but I didn't get injured, just a little bruised dignity while flapping around trying to get unstuck.

Just thought I'd update what we ended...
05-14-14, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By TheRings

Good point about the hard soled shoes....I've...

Good point about the hard soled shoes....I've just been wearing sneakers but I've got some work boots, steel toe and shank I'll start wearing. Thank you for reminding me of that point pugsl!!! We...
05-13-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By TheRings

OOhhh, I'd forgotten about the sawsall....we have...

OOhhh, I'd forgotten about the sawsall....we have one, and I think it has a blade for cutting metal on it now..thanks for suggesting that!!

I'll look into the neighborhood kids, though I think...
05-13-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By TheRings

The dumpster isn't a bad idea...one problem...

The dumpster isn't a bad idea...one problem though (which is part of the labor issue) is that the back yard, is actually down six stairs, and down hill from the driveway, some of the stuff is too big...
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