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09-13-07, 08:54 PM
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Posted By elfinbaby

I have a c.1975 indoor rock garden. Seriously.

I go back and forth about what to do. Keep it for the hilarity of it or fill it in with cement and cover with flooring. Both have their pros and cons. Our his is undeniably a 1970s dream home and...
09-13-07, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By elfinbaby

Well, we're not paying for the unit and...

Well, we're not paying for the unit and installation if Carrier is a decent brand - insurance is covering it. And I don't really know how old the unit is. We just bought the house. I know that the...
09-13-07, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By elfinbaby

Carrier as a brand

We are having some problems with outside lines frosting and hot air blowing through the vents. We were told we had a leak and they are going to replace the current equipment with a Carrier or Payne...
09-13-07, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,210
Posted By elfinbaby

The same thing happened to us this week. We've...

The same thing happened to us this week. We've only been in this house about 4 months so our homeowner's insurance came out to take a look. We had the frosted lines, hot air blowing out of the...
Replies: 1
Views: 16,264
Posted By elfinbaby

Removing asphalt driveway

I am seriously thinking about pulling up the asphalt drive in our front yard. We have a huge front yard but the original owners put in a semicircle drive along with connected drive to the garage and...
06-13-07, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By elfinbaby

Thank you all so much for the replies. We are...

Thank you all so much for the replies. We are now taking bids. It's tough - we have alot of work to do and having 3 bids per job means people running in and out all day + lots of calls.

I...
06-10-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By elfinbaby

Do my windows have to be custom? Huge Estimate!

Hi,

We just bought house built in 1975. Original windows. We were told by the neighbors that it was custom built as the previous owners dream home:) It is a dream - from the 70's - but we see...
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Views: 38,338
Posted By elfinbaby

Oh, of course, we had the home inspected. We...

Oh, of course, we had the home inspected. We knew that we were on septic. We had the tank inspected, drained and certified.

We all noticed the tube going from the house, under the breezeway,...
Replies: 10
Views: 38,338
Posted By elfinbaby

I did contact a plumber today. They said the...

I did contact a plumber today. They said the city should have told the sellers to put the house on city sewer before we bought it or something along those lines. Someone wasn't paying attention. ...
Replies: 10
Views: 38,338
Posted By elfinbaby

Well, before we bought the house the septic...

Well, before we bought the house the septic system was drained and certified - fw that's worth. The house was built 30 yrs. ago and I *think* that the washing machine might have been in the garage...
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Views: 38,338
Posted By elfinbaby

Washing machine drains into backyard??

We just bought a new house and only yesterday did I discover that the washing machine drains into the backyard! There's a tube that takes the water from the machine, under the breezeway and into the...
01-26-07, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,330
Posted By elfinbaby

Thanks for the opinions. It's definitely...

Thanks for the opinions. It's definitely something I want to look into "officially" but I didn't want to sound like a total idiot when I asked a contractor or whomever I need to speak with. Good to...
01-26-07, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,330
Posted By elfinbaby

Possible to take out a double fireplace?

Hi,

My dh and I are looking at buying a 1972 home that is "quirky" - that's probably putting it too lightly. My question is is it even possible to take out a double sided fireplace? Imagine a...
01-22-07, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,422
Posted By elfinbaby

Replacing counter top and sink - inexp. options

Hi,

We are geting ready to sell our house and I know that two of our bathroom countertops and sinks need to be updated. I have 2 options as I see it. 1) Replace just the countertop and...
04-24-06, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,029
Posted By elfinbaby

Changing a door to a window

I know this sounds idiotic but the previous owners of our home are the real dum dums. On the 2nd floor we have an east bedroom that for some reason had a door put in it so you can go out onto a...
04-24-06, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By elfinbaby

Cover crop to get soil in shape

Hi,
We're in Austin, TX and starting to get our yard in shape. I've staked out a pie shaped area (weird back yard) about 800 sq. ft. for a future garden. Right now, it's going to be little more...
02-14-06, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,897
Posted By elfinbaby

Painting over a heavily textured wall

The previous owner of our house did something horrid to the 1/2 bath downstairs. It looks like she put joint compound mixed with sand and applied it to the drywall with a huge stiff brush. I'll bet...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,285
Posted By elfinbaby

Hot/Cold handle stripped??

After living in our new house for about 3 months, both of our bathroom faucet knobs seem stripped. It's not the handle you can take off but is the part coming out of the wall. I'm thinking it has...
07-21-05, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,489
Posted By elfinbaby

Spray Painting furniture

I just bought some unfinished childrens furniture. I was wondering if I could spray paint it instead of brushing. I will sand, prime and then paint. Is there a difference as far as durability? I...
07-09-05, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,545
Posted By elfinbaby

Painting a small bedroom

I'm having problems committing to painting my little girls' room. It's the smallest room in the house shared by my dds - 1 yr. and 3 yrs. The basic inspiration is from the Under the Sea pink...
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