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bio website diy.blogoverflow.com
location Houston, TX
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seen Jul 23 at 17:40

First time homeowner. It's pretty amazing how all those - "We can fix that" problems you noticed during walkthroughs remain undone after three years.

I spent 13 summers as a kid working in my grandpas's woodshop, following around my master electrician/engineer/all-world-handyman dad, or doing random construction crew work. I've dabbled at everything except plumbing, and I'd say I'm an expert at holding. Holding the flashlight, holding the dumb end of the tape measure, and holding heavy things above my head while someone digs in a toolbox.


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comment Is it possible to convert a truss attic into living space?
I'm not sure how to make a "real" answer out of this question, but yes I've done it and yes you have the major components down. Another consideration is an egress point depending on the purpose of the living space.
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revised What would cause my sink to back up and my dishwasher pipe to overflow?
Retag
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answered What is the recommended number of teeth for making finish cuts with a miter saw?
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comment How can I dispose of large glass mirrors?
On repurposing, I use freecycle for stuff like this all the time. You could also post in the free section of craigslist.
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comment How do I troubleshoot power receptacles?
Any interest in submitting this answer for the blog?
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comment How should I fill in decorative “gashes” in wood siding?
@MikeB - You can use the same paint. Let the bondo cure, sand, prime, and paint it. Sometimes bondo needs a little extra primer (a big patch feels like it sucks it in). Once it's primed well it will take paint without a problem.
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comment How do I secure a vinyl window to the wall?
Check out the site blog entry about replacement windows for pictures and tips.
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