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by jimpennnn
Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: The "mortgage crisis" in America
Replies: 48
Views: 6942

Re: The "mortgage crisis" in America

Sounds like all you need to do is inform them in writing to re-open your account. Your contract with them probably allows them to cancel at any time if both parties agree. Read the fine print to confirm, but by sending you notice, you probably have 30 days to reply and dispute in writing. There most...
by jimpennnn
Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Plaster Repair System?
Replies: 35
Views: 5553

Greg is on the right track. I'll be happy to post my method in a different thread. However, I don't want to shoot holes in this product. I'm not comfortable posting my inexpensive repair in a thread that will come up on a google search of Big Wally's. As I mentioned earlier, I would like to see this...
by jimpennnn
Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Plaster Repair System?
Replies: 35
Views: 5553

There are obviously a few skeptics here, and we're the kind of people you want to be selling your product to. Would you be willing to send a sample to somebody here that needs to do a repair? A positive review from one of our brethren would certainly generate some sales! I don't know if it would ge...
by jimpennnn
Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Plaster Repair System?
Replies: 35
Views: 5553

BigWally, In your defense, it's a product that will appeal to many homeowners. However, here you have actual real, live feedback on your advertising. It's an effective ad, but it would be more effective if you added the step of filling the hole. Since some people apparently find that portion of the ...
by jimpennnn
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Need help with paint color for our 30's home
Replies: 25
Views: 7315

Benjamin Moore Personal Color Viewer has a free online paint visualizer that you can use to try color schemes on stock photos. For $5 you can downlad a copy to use with your images. Or for $99 you could invest in something like "Punch! Home Design Studio" to visualize the design, layout, colors, tri...
by jimpennnn
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: I am so upset.
Replies: 17
Views: 3861

I probably missed you before you went to close. At the closing table nothing is finalized until you sign. Most likely they haven't lived up to the Condition Of Property clause. Many contracts call for "broom clean." Most address this in one way or another. Your seller is looking forward to their big...
by jimpennnn
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: How do you all finance these renovations?
Replies: 38
Views: 5798

Another way we save money is dumpster diving. If you aren't in a hurry and live in a historic district, many of your most expensive building materials can be scavenged from other renovations in the area. Lots of people in my area throw heart pine, antique brick, doors, mantles, etc in their dumpster...
by jimpennnn
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: How do you all finance these renovations?
Replies: 38
Views: 5798

Initially, don't buy more than you can afford. This can't be stressed enough. If you're barely keeping your head above water because of debt, it's nearly impossible to make any progress. How much crap do you have in your life that you're paying for that you don't actually need? Downgrade to what you...
by jimpennnn
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Clogging Waste Lines
Replies: 17
Views: 2104

Yeah, a squirrel in the line. I bet that has something to do with it. :wink:

Now I'm heading up to the roof to make sure I have screens on my vents.
by jimpennnn
Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cement Plank Siding
Replies: 23
Views: 3284

Matt S. Thanks for the moisture tip. So I guess trying to do it ourselves might not be the best way to go, if I go cement plank I will need an expirenced installer...just got this thing against black mold. Doing it yourself, assuming you are willing to learn proper techniques, is always the best wa...