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07-31-07, 09:24 PM
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I'd better not have to hire anyone!! LOL...the...

I'd better not have to hire anyone!! LOL...the house is southwestern stucco; so there's no siding. Other than that, it's coming in the top of where the window is sealed to the building. It looks...
07-31-07, 07:56 PM
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Views: 887
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Question about leaking window on warrantied house

Hi - we just bought a 4yo house that is still under builder's warranty. I need to call tomorrow b/c two windows are leaking (after a monsoon I heard the dripping) -- having never dealt with a...
12-26-05, 12:00 PM
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Views: 6,474
Posted By meo

Is there any way to get a "not so standard" size?...

Is there any way to get a "not so standard" size? Our opening to the attic is smaller than what I'm seeing on lowes/home depot's websites...would you have to make it yourself or is there somewhere...
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Views: 1,823
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So does this mean it's not a DIY type of job? ...

So does this mean it's not a DIY type of job? Mine draft the same way the OP is describing....and the appliance garage above the corner cabinet (counter-level) always has a breeze coming from...
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Views: 969
Posted By meo

Thanks for the advice, I think we're going to try...

Thanks for the advice, I think we're going to try painting a relatively hidden away area with a big nap and see how that goes -- I'm really really not interested in removing the texture...if it...
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Views: 969
Posted By meo

Painting a textured wall?

the walls in this townhouse are textured -- as if someone took a big rake or comb and did big arches all over (much like a ceiling with not popcorn, but a textured finish) -- I am having a hard time...
10-25-05, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By meo

Good news is, I think our home warranty will...

Good news is, I think our home warranty will cover it -- it's normal wear and tear, so it should be covere, provided their guy says the same thing this guy did...
10-25-05, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By meo

Did Ruudd really stop making replacement parts?

The heating/air guy that inspected my systems today told me the transfer unit is rusted and cracked in spots -- the unit is from 1985...and he said Ruuud doesn't make prelacement parts for these...
10-24-05, 03:31 PM
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Views: 1,623
Posted By meo

So what is this sizing I keep hearing about??!

So what is this sizing I keep hearing about??!
10-20-05, 12:24 PM
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Views: 1,623
Posted By meo

Wallpaper down, Now What??!!

Ok, so all the wallpaper is down (that stuff should be ILLEGAL!!!) and some of the drywall coating has come off with the glue (ILLEGAL, I SAY!!!) -- my DH suggested removing all of the "bits" that...
10-18-05, 12:12 PM
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Views: 1,012
Posted By meo

MarkSr

I gotta say, I saw the fabric softener thing on designed to sell I think...older couple in their 70s? were trying to redo the bathroom that had nasty wallpaper...she gave them a scoring tool, and...
10-18-05, 11:22 AM
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Views: 1,012
Posted By meo

Removing wallpaper

Upon removing a few sheets of wallpaper, I'm finding that sometimes all the glue comes off, and sometimes a thin layer is left on the wall (evident by the gap where the two sheets met up) What's the...
10-18-05, 11:09 AM
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Views: 10,263
Posted By meo

Want to prune waaaay back on the holly bush

I know to do it this fall, but not sure when...we have a big holly bush (traditional "Christmas Holly" type) and I want to take about 4 ft (maybe more) off of it this year...it grew back nicely last...
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Views: 3,134
Posted By meo

Chicago...

we did the sun/heat blocker stuff from gila on our french doors that take 4hrs of the hot va summer sun...on an uninsulated family room that was originally designed as the garage -- raised floor etc....
10-16-05, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,063
Posted By meo

Thankyou both -- that is the plan, but first I...

Thankyou both -- that is the plan, but first I need to make sure whatever is under there finds the crawl space as uninviting as possible (so as to encourage their departure a little more...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,270
Posted By meo

Cleaning "self-cleaning" stove...

-- after running the "self clean" mode on my electric oven, I now have these brown "steam stains" from where the vents come out right where the door closes at the top...I've used the Mr Clean magic...
10-16-05, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By meo

Decorative cedar shake weathered - how/can I clean?

We're getting ready to list our home this spring...among the "honey do" projects is this section of cedarshake "siding" -- it's only on one small section of the house -- up under the peak of the...
10-11-05, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,063
Posted By meo

Crawl space eviction suggestions???

A few weeks ago, our house was INFESTED with fleas -- I mean UNLIVEABLE -- we evac'd and when we returned three days later, the vacuuming and mopping every day etc etc... started up...we're almost...
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Views: 1,176
Posted By meo

Dried nailpolish on carpet?

My neighbor's daughter spilled nailpolish and then hid it...lol. It's dried on there now -- I saw the other post a few pages back about polish, but is the procedure the same for dried nail polish? ...
Replies: 2
Views: 932
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I had to go to lowes today so I asked there --...

I had to go to lowes today so I asked there -- they gave me a new washer (shaped more like a funnel) for under the ballcock -- pulled off the old metal piping that came in from the wall, replaced the...
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Views: 932
Posted By meo

Leaky Toilet (my fault)

I slipped in the bathroom (darn kids! :wall: ) and gave the toilet a shove...everything seemed fine, even tho I felt the toilet move about 3/4 of an inch...but it went right back into place, nothing...
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Views: 1,106
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I'm confused tho -- the faucet set is new, about...

I'm confused tho -- the faucet set is new, about three months old...and the thudding isn't in the faucet itself, it sounds like it's further down...the whole fixture shakes when it happens -- not...
08-16-05, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,569
Posted By meo

Same scenario here, we used the blueish leveler...

Same scenario here, we used the blueish leveler stuff with a trowel and it went on fine. The sanding to level part is the b!tch...lol. Other than that, a really really clean floor and the leveler...
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Views: 1,106
Posted By meo

Thudding in pipes all of a sudden?

I turned on the hot water in my bathroom sink one day, and if you turn the handle past a certain point, the pipes thud and rattle (more thudding than rattling) thru the whole house it seems...it's a...
07-29-05, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,194
Posted By meo

We just bought some "landscapers weed fabric" --...

We just bought some "landscapers weed fabric" -- basically it's like one long strip of garbage bag with some holes in it for drainage...you lay it down, tack it in (pegs sold separately; lol!) and...
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