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11-26-06, 03:08 PM
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Paneling/white board vs. drywall

I recently tore down a non load bearing wall in my basement. The ductwork is on either side of where the wall was. I left as much of the old 70's paneling I could (I'll deal with that later), but I...
06-20-06, 05:47 AM
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Views: 2,163
Posted By tsiler05

Thank you for your help! My house is a 3...

Thank you for your help!

My house is a 3 bedroom ranch (about 2200 sq. ft.), how many sticks do you think I should use?

The sticks go all the way in the ground so only the screw shows at the...
06-14-06, 06:21 AM
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Views: 2,163
Posted By tsiler05

Thanks for your input. I'm in Ohio. Last year...

Thanks for your input. I'm in Ohio. Last year the inspector just showed me one corner of my basement that had a trail. He broke the trail I guess so they could tell if it is a new trail or not...
06-12-06, 11:24 AM
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Posted By tsiler05

I have the same problem...but was lucky enough to...

I have the same problem...but was lucky enough to see one in action. The mole hill was pulsating, so I took out my frustrations by jabbing it with my shovel. Felt good. And left the remains in the...
06-12-06, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,163
Posted By tsiler05

Possible termites?

I bought a house a year ago and had it inspected for termites. The inspector said there was evidence of either past termites, or past treatment but he didn't see any current activity. I thought I...
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Views: 1,807
Posted By tsiler05

Thanks for the advice. I just bought it new a...

Thanks for the advice. I just bought it new a year ago, so do you think the cylinder head is pointing away from the handle? is it ok to prop it up in the direction so the handle would be on the...
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Views: 1,807
Posted By tsiler05

lawn mower maintenance

I have a Craftsman self-propelled mower and would like to sharpen the blades. Is there a safe way to tip it over without oil going into the muffler, or anywhere else. Turn it on it's side in a...
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Views: 865
Posted By tsiler05

Roto rooter solved the problem...roots in the...

Roto rooter solved the problem...roots in the main drain. Thanks
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Views: 865
Posted By tsiler05

water backup

I'm doing laundry & all of a sudden my toilets start bubbling, water is coming up out of the shower drain & the basement drain. Is there anything I can do? Or just call a professional?
01-24-06, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,615
Posted By tsiler05

What about painting vinyl siding? I just...

What about painting vinyl siding? I just recently bought a house & to be honest I can't tell if it's aluminum or vinyl. How do you tell? The house is a brick ranch with siding on the top portion...
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Posted By tsiler05

Options for ugly tub?

I'm wanting to remodel a bathroom in a house I recently bought, but before I get started I want to figure out what to do with the ugly bathtub. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it except the...
10-24-05, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By tsiler05

Can I buy the residual insecticide at the local...

Can I buy the residual insecticide at the local home improvement store? Does it harm pets?
10-21-05, 06:07 AM
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Views: 1,148
Posted By tsiler05

Crickets

I have a lot of crickets in my house. Mostly in the basement, but I have also found one in each bathroom upstairs. How do you get rid of them? I also have 2 cats (that enjoy playing with...
10-10-05, 06:56 AM
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Views: 941
Posted By tsiler05

help with interior doors

Boy, did I learn my lesson... I decided instead of buying new doors (to save money), just to repaint the old sturdy wood doors I currently have. Of course, I took them off of the hinges so I could...
09-12-05, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By tsiler05

painting doors

my doors are smooth..I can't feel the grain. almost like they're laminated....is it possible to paint them? should I sand them first? would it even help to sand them?
09-09-05, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,053
Posted By tsiler05

Thank you very much for the step by step...

Thank you very much for the step by step instructions! Now just let me know when you're in Ohio... :)

The pre-hung doors are sounding pretty good right now...
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Views: 1,040
Posted By tsiler05

annoying smoke alarm

Just bought a new house and my smoke alarm chirps. I assumed it was telling me it needed a new battery. I opened it up and found that it's electric. I pushed the test button and it works just...
09-07-05, 06:13 AM
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Views: 2,053
Posted By tsiler05

Thanks for your replies! I have plaster...

Thanks for your replies! I have plaster walls...will it be a pain to remove the old frame? Will the walls chip? Will I have to repaint?
09-06-05, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,053
Posted By tsiler05

Interior doors - 2 questions

I'm replacing all of my interior doors with the hollow 6 panel doors....

1 - I'm also putting down new flooring. Pergo in 1/2 the house and new carpet in the other half. Which should I do...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By tsiler05

Dunbar plumber - just noticed you're in the Cinti...

Dunbar plumber - just noticed you're in the Cinti area...so am I (Fairfield). I'm one of the few people who have not purchased a digital camera yet, but I'll try it with my cell phone camera...it...
08-29-05, 01:17 PM
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Views: 1,157
Posted By tsiler05

molding advice needed please

I just painted my kitchen and family room, which are connected. I painted the kitchen a couple shades lighter than the family room because it's small and I had to match the countertop. So now there...
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Views: 1,121
Posted By tsiler05

toilet - water continues to run

My house was built in 1965. One of the toilets will continue to fill with water until I hold the handle up for a couple seconds, then it will stop. One of my friends told me for a quick fix to bend...
08-23-05, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By tsiler05

Just want to let you all know the project was a...

Just want to let you all know the project was a huge success! All of the switches and receptacles work and they look really nice. I was so well prepared before I went to the home improvement store...
08-16-05, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By tsiler05

Thank you all for your help! It's not as easy as...

Thank you all for your help! It's not as easy as I was hoping for...I was afraid of that. I will purchase Wiring Simplified and do some reading before I begin. I definitely want to do it right. ...
08-15-05, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By tsiler05

simple question - replacing switches/receptacles

I'm remodeling my house and want to replace all of the old switches and receptacles, and switch plates, with new white ones.

I have NO experience with electricity. After I turn off the breaker...
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