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06-08-09, 01:38 PM
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Posted By homeimprov2006

AC thunk

Hi,
My central AC unit makes a loud thunk about 10-15 seconds after ending the cycle. You can hear it throughout the house. This just started about a week ago. The system is a gas heat/electric...
04-22-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 32,289
Posted By homeimprov2006

If you cut the root, you might kill the tree. ...

If you cut the root, you might kill the tree. Damage like that to a major tree root can cause a slow (as in years) death for a tree.
12-21-07, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,735
Posted By homeimprov2006

laminate backsplash repair

I've got a laminate backsplash that is coming loose in the middle. It has one big air bubble right behind where the faucet is. The piece in question is about 8 feet long by 5 inches tall. I...
11-16-07, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,640
Posted By homeimprov2006

I contacted a colored caulk manufacturer I found...

I contacted a colored caulk manufacturer I found via a web search. (Color Rite Inc.) They recommended I go to the blue or orange box and get some counter top samples to determine what particular...
11-13-07, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,640
Posted By homeimprov2006

colored caulk

Where do I find colored caulk? I have a laminate kitchen counter top that has seams and joints that need re-caulking. The existing caulk is a greenish gray. I've looked at all the big box stores in...
10-21-07, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,430
Posted By homeimprov2006

It's seems you've gone to great lengths to...

It's seems you've gone to great lengths to convince yourself that you're right. 24 inches may be deep enough for a line post, but as others with more experience will explain here, it's just not...
10-18-07, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,430
Posted By homeimprov2006

Take a look at this artcle on building gates on a...

Take a look at this artcle on building gates on a slope:
http://www.fencefarm.com/faq/wood-gate-on-slope.htm
10-18-07, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,430
Posted By homeimprov2006

Your post holes aren't near deep enough for the...

Your post holes aren't near deep enough for the size gate you are going to install. If your worried about putting pressure on your foundation, the shallower hole is more likely to cause pressure. ...
10-10-07, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,520
Posted By homeimprov2006

melted vinyl porch ceiling

I'm in the process of buying a house and it looks like the previous owner used his grill under the covered porch. It looks like just one or two sections of the ceiling need to be replaced. What s...
10-10-07, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 44,511
Posted By homeimprov2006

The fence is relatively level, although I'll have...

The fence is relatively level, although I'll have to go back and take a good look to make sure it's completely level. Would the lattice not be an option if the fence were un-level?


They are...
10-10-07, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 44,511
Posted By homeimprov2006

Good to know it is possible. Now, how would one...

Good to know it is possible. Now, how would one go about doing it? Half the neighborhood has 8-foot wooden fences so they are most certainly allowed/legal.


PS I just got off the phone with...
10-09-07, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 44,511
Posted By homeimprov2006

Add lattice to the top of a fence?

Hi,
I'm moving into a house that has a standard 6 ft. dog ear privacy fence. Because of the slope of the property and the height of the porch, the fence only obscures about 4.5 ft. of the view when...
10-09-07, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,790
Posted By homeimprov2006

loose backsplash

My Formica backspash behind my kitchen sink is coming loose. It is a long piece, about 12 feet from end to end and about 4-5 feet of it are loose. Can I reattach it without removing it? Or if I...
04-04-07, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 36,920
Posted By homeimprov2006

Wink I called the company and they referred me to a...

I called the company and they referred me to a distributor. The ones I bought, ISW-850 model, were about $14.50/each. I had to buy the special jackhammer attachment for $80. I rented the...
04-03-07, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,834
Posted By homeimprov2006

You could also put rebar into your post before...

You could also put rebar into your post before you pour the concrete around it to set it. You then fill the post with concrete. That would give an even stronger post. You could also go with...
04-03-07, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 36,920
Posted By homeimprov2006

Talking I ended up using Ozposts to install about 80 feet...

I ended up using Ozposts to install about 80 feet worth of 8-foot tall wooden fence. I used .095 thick 2.375" pipes for my posts and Simpson PGTs to connect the wood to the posts. You can...
01-23-07, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,684
Posted By homeimprov2006

Picket Screw length

I'm getting conflicting opinions on whether to use 1.625" or 2" screws for fastening fence boards (pickets) to 2x4 fence rails. When using screws, what does everyone usually use?
01-19-07, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,032
Posted By homeimprov2006

Metal Fence Post questions

I'm in the process of planning an 8-foot wood privacy fence along the the rear of my property. I asked, and I don't need a building permit nor do I have a zoning/HSA issue.

I need to know what...
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By homeimprov2006

Making sure I have enough concrete

I'm going to be pouring my patio soon and have estimated my concrete needs. I want to make sure I have enough and wondered if there was a rule of thumb on ordering a little more concrete than...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By homeimprov2006

Form release agent?

What do you use on wood forms, if anything? Non-stick cooking spray?

Thanks.
Replies: 1
Views: 1,052
Posted By homeimprov2006

Edger ?

I was looking at purchasing an edger for my concrete project and noticed that edgers come in various radiuses. They start at 1/8" and go up to 1". Does anyone have any comment why you would use a...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By homeimprov2006

Question when to place forms?

I will be adding several inches of gravel base to be compacted before I pour the concrete for my patio. Are the forms placed before or after the gravel base is installed?
Thanks.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,794
Posted By homeimprov2006

Pecos, Say your stenciling a just a border of a...

Pecos,
Say your stenciling a just a border of a patio with a brick pattern, and the rest of the patio will be plain old concrete. Do you do the stenciled part as a separate pour? Or do you have a...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,794
Posted By homeimprov2006

stenciled concrete

I'm wanting to put a faux brick border around my new patio and stenciled concrete looks like a way to do it without doing a separate pour that a stamped patio with stained concrete would require....
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By homeimprov2006

I found the following website: ...

I found the following website:
http://www.eksmaterials.com/templateStatic.asp?linkTreeOrderParent=12.22.24.67
It has a calculator link that will let you figure out a rough estimate.
It looks like...
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