Last edited by HOF44; October-2nd-2012 at 03:18 PM.
A good rule of thumb is to figure up your material cost ( what it would cost you) and double it
The soldiers gave three cheers as they urged their tired horses north across the uneven hills. Some of the mounts, exhausted after a week of almost continual marching, began to lag behind; others, spurred on by their enthusiastic riders, began to edge past the regiment's commander. "Boys, hold your horses," Custer cautioned; "there are plenty of them down there for us all."
Not exactly home improvement but it's DIY: http://filmflap.blogspot.com/2011/11...frugalpod.html
I'm going to make this so we can take better video of my soccer team's games.
Ask for a breakdown of the estimate. Contractor should be able to do that.
Okay. Now I have to go back to the attic to see if they braced parts of the roof to a couple of the nonbearing walls or didn't make sure the walls below some of the rafters were supported in the crawl space. Speaking of the crawl space. Before I make any improvements to the house above,I'm going to have to take care of that wonderful situation I showed earlier. I think/hope I have a plan. I've done some retro fit stuff,so I know Simpson makes some good post to concrete connectors and I'll be getting some post to beam connectors as well. After some time leveling and stringing and such,I'll jack up the beams,(sloooooowly and possibly over a week or more),then remove the existing post,put in the concrete to post connector,cut a new post then install it. Rinse. Repeat. A lot. Sigh.
We've been getting pummeled with snow for about 12 hours and it's forecast to keep going until 11 am tomorrow. I've just cleared about 45 feet of crushed rock driveway. Is paving a driveway a DIY job or is this best left to the pros?
My big project creeps along. Almost all sub-flooring is laid,roughing in bathroom tomorrow then will lay final two sheets of sub....
Last edited by Major Harris; December-26th-2012 at 04:49 PM.
The Mayans Were Wrong, Go Nuts
Direct TV installed another line into our extra bedroom and somehow where the line comes down from the ceiling, it now leaks. This has been a while, so no way does direct TV pay for this (wish they would), what's the best way to fix this? It is starting to make it's way across the ceiling and peeling the popcorn off the ceiling.
wherever they went thru at simply apply silicone or if thru the roof, roof sealer(outside of course)
if the water is running down the cable into the wall,applying a bead around the cable a few inches away from the wall will help
Last edited by twa; December-26th-2012 at 05:36 PM.
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