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by leowis1
Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: OMG... My heating bill is huge
Replies: 465
Views: 378894

People, get off the bus to the insane ayslum and heat with coal. At these oil prices, your buy back period is 2years. Maybe 3. I fired up the coal boiler the day after Thanksgiving. Looking at how much the coal went down in the bin, I figure I'm on par for 1 ton a month. Or $210. And that's if the t...
by leowis1
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Crap, my 20month old opened the front door
Replies: 16
Views: 3271

Crap, my 20month old opened the front door

Hi All, You'll all be happy to know that I fixed the front door with new hardware, weather stripping, and repairing a door jam that was skewed. 125years of abuse will do that. I did a great job. The door opens and closes nicely and tight. Like a refridgerator. This morning my wife and I are sitting ...
by leowis1
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Calling All Woodworkers
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Calling All Woodworkers

Hi All, I want to make a screen door. My rough opening is very weird and any door has to be customized. The corner moldings and rail can be bought at Lowe's. But the oval thing is me stumped. How can I make this? http://www.cumberlandwoodcraft.com/store/merchant.ihtml?pid=849&lastcatid=7&step=4 I ha...
by leowis1
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Kitchen Addition: Final Inspection?
Replies: 13
Views: 1887

The permit was only $50! I've been to the township building several times and the code enforcement official has been at my house several times. He knows that I'm complying. Is he astute enough to know that I haven't finished the process? I don't think so. His focus is on people who are NOT complying...
by leowis1
Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Kitchen Addition: Final Inspection?
Replies: 13
Views: 1887

Kitchen Addition: Final Inspection?

Hello All, Well, my kitchen addition has been done for a month now. We love it! I'll post pictures when I have time. The increase in quality of life in our house cannot be measured. Everything is soo much easier! And I can't wait to use the deck next spring. Anyway, 2months ago the township came kno...
by leowis1
Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Anybody ever sandblast paint off of a stair case?
Replies: 8
Views: 2529

:D Yes, that are starting to walk down the stairs holding onto the railing. I have thought about removing the spindles, but I am afraid of breaking them if I have muscle them out. The basement is off limits. Open to only the cats. Its dirty, damp, and dungy down there. Yuck, I hate going down there....
by leowis1
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Anybody ever sandblast paint off of a stair case?
Replies: 8
Views: 2529

Anybody ever sandblast paint off of a stair case?

Hi All, My staircase needs some attention, but I don't have the hundreds of hours needed to phycially sand each baullester. I was wondering if anybody ever used a little sand blaster and sprayed over the handrails and baullesters? Taping and sealing off the rest of the house goes without saying. Thi...
by leowis1
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Hardwood Floors / Radiators
Replies: 10
Views: 1536

I took the "persuader" and backed out both feeder pipes. I was shocked to see that the feeder pipe was 1" thick! That's a lotta hot water. But then I remembered that the door to the outhouse was right next to this radiator. This is why they upsized the feeder pipe. I knocked the outhouse and wall do...
by leowis1
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Hardwood Floors / Radiators
Replies: 10
Views: 1536

No. I can't pull the pipe up. The radiator is off a T running in the basement. The main supply is a 2" mean fat pipe. It ain't moving. I'll run over to a plumbing supply house during lunch. I'll ask about these sleeves. I have already tapped into the pipes to add another radiator in my addition. I h...
by leowis1
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Hardwood Floors / Radiators
Replies: 10
Views: 1536

Hardwood Floors / Radiators

Hi All, I'm almost finished my kitchen addition. WHEW! I just installed the hardwood flooring. The flooring, obviously, will raise the radiator 3/4" off of the old floor. Thus, the old fittings are 3/4" lower than my radiator. I have 2 choices; 1. back out the old pipes and get new ones the right si...