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by SkipW
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Home renovation photo contest
Replies: 2
Views: 2593

Re: Home renovation photo contest

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by SkipW
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Can I cover over my existing roof?
Replies: 2
Views: 6770

Re: Can I cover over my existing roof?

I agree. I have never understood the thinking behind laying a new roof over an existing. It makes no sense to me to leave bad material behind, under a new roof. There is no reasoning, other than trying to save a dime, that I can think of.
by SkipW
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Sheet rock cracks that won't go away
Replies: 1
Views: 1657

Re: Sheet rock cracks that won't go away

Are you seeing temperature differences that are extreme or humidity numbers that fluctuate highly? Do the cracks run up/down, left/right, corner to corner? The fact that it's a 1/4 crack one day and six moths later it's compressing out the filler seems like the framing is moving quite a bit. Possibl...
by SkipW
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Is this an evidence of an underground oil tank?
Replies: 7
Views: 4817

Re: Is this an evidence of an underground oil tank?

I can run a metal detector in my back yard and find metal because there is metal in my backyard. Not because there is an underground tank, but because my house is 106 years old and there is 106 years of crap buried in my back yard. If they want to play the "oh we want a discount" game, let them PROV...
by SkipW
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Is this an evidence of an underground oil tank?
Replies: 7
Views: 4817

Re: Is this an evidence of an underground oil tank?

3/8 copper would be used possibly for supply lines from the tank to the oil burner. Only if the installer was really cautious and competent would they install a second backup line though. If your buyer's inspector wants to push the issue (for big discount or your removal at your expense, etc) let th...
by SkipW
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Recommendations for palm router for window weatherstripping?
Replies: 2
Views: 2955

Re: Recommendations for palm router for window weatherstripping?

I have the Bosch and have used it to make glass insets and mullion profiles. Very handy router. I also use it for all of my trim work when making casings or base, etc.
by SkipW
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Should I replace old water main?
Replies: 6
Views: 5760

Re: Should I replace old water main?

3/4 should be plenty for a single family house as long as the pressure you get from the town is at least 55 PSI. Most towns provide more than that. If you have less at the house, you may have degradation in the line and it clogging with either debris or scale. Any possibility of running a new water ...
by SkipW
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Should I replace old water main?
Replies: 6
Views: 5760

Re: Should I replace old water main?

If you are opening up the area where the line runs to do the sewer, it makes sense to do it now. The added expense is not that great when you are already there. It is much more expensive to do it over. The work on the sewer may make the decision for you....if they are close together, the work on the...
by SkipW
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: I have outlasted the Neighbors From Hell!!
Replies: 23
Views: 61809

Re: I have outlasted the Neighbors From Hell!!

Way to go!

Must be a great weight off your shoulders knowing you don't have to come home to "that"!

Maybe the Old House Gods will look down upon you in favor and send you a nice neighbor who wants the neighborhood to be as beautiful and peaceful as you do.
by SkipW
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: 6" square hole in wall behind gas stove for shutoff - MICE
Replies: 7
Views: 5660

Re: 6" square hole in wall behind gas stove for shutoff - MICE

In reality, how often do you need to go back there and shut off the gas?

Make a sliding door and stuff the opening for the pipe with steel wool and cover that with a small piece of wood.