Search:

Type: Posts; User: JCphotog

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.06 seconds.

  1. Replies
    2
    Views
    1,007

    Re: Stained Wood Panels

    Yeah, that's a great article. I read that before my start. I've applied several coatings while allowing the panels to dry. My bleach of choice is oxalic acid, since I thought the stains might have...
  2. Replies
    2
    Views
    1,007

    Stained Wood Panels

    At some point in the history of my 1940's house, there was a water problem in the basement. My guess, a water heater. Anyway, the panels in the basement in one area are stained at the bottom. I...
  3. Thread: Re-do Stairs?

    by JCphotog
    Replies
    3
    Views
    2,450

    Re: Re-do Stairs?

    Great! Thanks for the link. I'll take a look. Do you know if you can replaces treads if there's no underlayment? Currently, I don't think there is..
  4. Thread: Re-do Stairs?

    by JCphotog
    Replies
    3
    Views
    2,450

    Re-do Stairs?

    Yet another project! I plan on re-doing or re-finishing my stairs to the basement. The steps aren't super wide, about 35 inches or so. They are painted, along with linoleum covered platform 2...
  5. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,407

    Re: Best polish to restore old floors?

    No go on home of breathing some life back in old wood floors with out refinishing?
  6. Replies
    2
    Views
    840

    Re-doing stairs.

    I'm thinking of re-doing the steps to my basement. I've seen a few home repair shows that talk about pre-finished stairs, so you tear out the old ones, and nail new ones in. Any advice on brands or...
  7. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,407

    Best polish to restore old floors?

    Out of curiosity, what polish have you used to bring some life back to old floors. My floors are about 60 years old, and there's some damage in a few areas that look dried out..
  8. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,263

    Re: Basement Flooring.

    That looks like a cool product. According to internet chatter it looks about 7 bucks a panel.. Though it's about 7/8th of an inch thick. It would be great to find something thinner.. Like...
  9. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,263

    Re: Basement Flooring.

    Yeah. That looks like a nice barrier. It looks like my water problem comes from the cement blocks not the floor, still, I'm looking at floating solutions out there that have channels on the...
  10. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,263

    Basement Flooring.

    After finishing many projects in my place, I'm thinking it's time to do the floor in the basement. It's a 40's house with a fairly dry basement. Humid in the summer, but rarely any standing water. ...
  11. Replies
    0
    Views
    788

    Backsplash Tile.

    I'm curious about your thought for pricing. I have a small 8x9ft kitchen. The main countertop is 8ft long between 2 walls. So I'd like to install some mosaic tile behind it. The dimensions are...
  12. Replies
    2
    Views
    747

    Re: Looking for vintage tile sources.

    No advice?
  13. Replies
    2
    Views
    747

    Looking for vintage tile sources.

    Hi. I have a 1940's cape cod. Some day, I'm going to re-tile the bath, but in the near future, I'd prefer to fix 2 tiles that an electrician destroyed when he accidently poked through the wall...
  14. Replies
    1
    Views
    2,079

    Back splash tile job cost?

    As usual, thanks in advance for the advice. I love this site. It's a great resource. I have a small job that i should do myself, but I want it to be perfect over a learning experience. I need...
  15. Thread: Bugs!

    by JCphotog
    Replies
    4
    Views
    1,201

    Re: Bugs!

    Good point about the source. I don't think they are in the basement. I checked the plumbing below. And for good measure, I caulked all of the cracks around the plumbing. We still have bugs.. I'll...
  16. Thread: Bugs!

    by JCphotog
    Replies
    4
    Views
    1,201

    Re: Bugs!

    Good point. It seems like many of them have a whole deal where they want to do an entire house for every possible bug, not just the problem. Who do you work with..?
  17. Thread: Bugs!

    by JCphotog
    Replies
    4
    Views
    1,201

    Bugs!

    So a relative of mine has a problem with what look like small Beetles. They are incredibly clean, and have systematically contained every bit of food in sealed containers, and still the bugs keep...
  18. Replies
    0
    Views
    659

    Basement Flooring.

    So, I have a 40's cape code style house with a semi-finished basement in Arlington, VA. For all practical purposes, it stays pretty dry down there with the help of a dehumidifier. I can see that at...
  19. Replies
    0
    Views
    882

    Flame retardant / D****s / Electric..

    So I just put up some nice translucent d****s, and I notice one is over an outlet, so I'm going to put in a plastic child guard to prevent the possibility of an electrical fault under the d****s. ...
  20. Thread: Sink advice.

    by JCphotog
    Replies
    9
    Views
    1,601

    Re: Sink advice.

    Sounds like a wild set up. I'd love to have a kitchen that large. mine's 8x9

    I'm still trying to visualize the flip, so it's basically putting the p trap on backwards? What brands for sinks do...
  21. Thread: Sink advice.

    by JCphotog
    Replies
    9
    Views
    1,601

    Re: Sink advice.

    havanagranite: I was looking at black galaxy, or vogel blue. A friend of mine gave me a contact for a "contractors discount" It's a local yard, not a shop. 22,000 square feet warehouse of...
  22. Thread: Sink advice.

    by JCphotog
    Replies
    9
    Views
    1,601

    Sink advice.

    Hi. I'm currently in the process of ripping out my old laminate counter tops to replace with granite. So I'm thinking of using an undermount sink. Probably stainless steel. The granite people...
  23. Thread: Attic A/C?

    by JCphotog
    Replies
    8
    Views
    4,649

    Re: Attic A/C?

    Yeah, that was my general thought, but everyone I talk to is agreeing with the folks above, that since there's only a short distance between the roof and the plaster ceiling, that the cellulose...
  24. Thread: Attic A/C?

    by JCphotog
    Replies
    8
    Views
    4,649

    Re: Attic A/C?

    Yeah, I'm not a contractor either, so I can't say, but my assumption would be the best long term investment would be to start with the insulation and see how it goes. I'll have some quotes shortly...
  25. Thread: Attic A/C?

    by JCphotog
    Replies
    8
    Views
    4,649

    Re: Attic A/C?

    Thanks guys for the info!

    I have 2 similar units in an art studio I have in the city. They work great. for a 2,000 square foot room.. A concrete block that bakes in the summer with out them.. ...
Results 1 to 25 of 78
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4