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    Re: Low spots in hardwood flooring

    Instead of a GC, try calling a Structural Engineer, in which structural issues are their specialty.
  2. Re: How to preserve 130+yr old pencil written on wood

    How about an LED light string behind a frame that's wired with a dimmer?
  3. Re: Adding insulation in existing finished walls?

    Check with your local power supplier. Some have a free "energy audit" where they come to your house and check out attic insulation, windows, etc. They might even have coupons for insulation...
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    Re: Inexpensive ways to spruce up current kitchen

    If mold evolves, you could have a very serious suit on your hands with your renters.
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    Re: Advice for DIY blog/website

    Total Choice Hosting offers hosting for $4 a month for light websites.
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    Re: Gas fireplace ignition

    I had problems with mine, too, but I had an electrician come out and he didn't see anything wrong. While he was there, I flicked the switch in rapid succession and it started working again.

    The...
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    Re: whole house surge suppressors

    Many power companies are making these available for a nominal monthly charge.
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    Re: Any Easy Blueprint Software?

    If you plan on building this - and getting a permit - you'll need blueprints from a licensed architect.

    Best to put your money there, and save the time to start lining up contractors.
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    Re: Gas fireplace ignition

    There is a name of the manufacturer on the valve body - mine is Rosschild or something like that.

    I am having the same issue with mine, but the Google-searched ****** docs say to take a multimeter...
  10. Re: Subfloor as Final Flooring? Feedback Requested

    You do not say where you live, but - in mild climates - that is not a subfloor but the original wood floor.

    My 91 year old Craftsman has Yellow Pine hewn from 100+ year old trees, which is now...
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    Re: Fix/paint wood siding or use alternative

    Did you research Hardie Board?
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    Re: Kick 'em when they're down?

    Have you done an an independant appraisal, yet ? No?

    Realtors are licensed - usually by the state. Part of that is they are "bound" to represent you honestly and with your best interests in...
  13. Thread: Notifications

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    Re: Notifications

    There is a tool in the Admin Control Panel to test email settings...but I fear we face a mostly absentee administrator.
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    Re: RE-covering formica kitchen cabinets

    "...weight..."

    Wait...really????

    Almost all face frames are made of solid wood. And doors are mounted to the face frame.

    Small cabinet doors don't weigh that much - even if made from solid...
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    Re: Determining if freezer defrost heater is bad

    I had a similar experience over a year ago. I took a hair dryer and thoroughly melted the ice, and then checked the fit of the doors. Turns out it was two things: cleaning and lubricating the...
  16. Thread: Routers

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    Re: Routers

    You should also change the SSID name from the default router name to something like Private, or FBI Surveillence Van... :P
  17. Re: sagging floors in a 1928 home help!! working on jacking it up.

    Spend wisely and hire a structural engineer. There might be other issues you might be missing.
  18. Re: Should I tear down plaster walls and replace with drywall?

    Do yourself - and your next owner - a favor and make sure the floors are flat before putting up new drywall.

    If you have uneven floors and get them leveled after drywall install, there will be...
  19. Re: Old flat panel kitchen cabinets with uneven layers of paint - help!

    Are the imperfections on the doors, or frame/end?

    You can build new doors (easy, or take local woodworking class), or order them already built. You can glue a thin wood laminate panel over the...
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    Re: Got around $100 for a tool, what to get?

    Porter Cable makes GREAT tools. I have the combo drill/hammer drill and it's a great tool with lots of torque and battery time.
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    Re: Do we need a structural engineer?

    Hire a Structural Engineer FIRST so they can determine what has to be done.

    They understand cause and effect better than the average General Contractor.
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    Re: sagging living room

    The ONLY way to correct this is to hire a Structural Engineer who has history with historic homes. They will measure, take corrective action, and there will probably be cracks in your plaster or...
  23. Re: How to cover concrete retaining wall so it doesn't scratch cars

    Learn how to comprehend what you're reading before you spout off to someone else...



    Obviously, the OP is talking about something below the line of sight of the fender.
  24. Re: Clearance / Discount materials for renovation?

    Take classes on woodworking so you can save on labor.

    Craigslist is great; so are garage sales/flea markets.
  25. Re: Refinishing wood and plastic kitchen cabinets

    If you want to keep the same finish that's on the carcass, you can buy doors and drawer faces and stain (paint) them.

    More options are hinges on the cabinets - stay with the same to save cost.
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