Home repair Rx

This group is for people who want to give maintaining their homes, in and around them themselves. You can save BIG bucks by doing it yourself. YES YOU CAN! . Replies are only suggestions. No one has control over how you ultimately do your repairs. When in doubt, seek professional help and follow all local codes.When stating a problem please be thorough in your questions and include pictures if you can.

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Why most of American house structures are unsustainable?
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Antidronefreeman 8 OH Aug 21 Aug 21 11 comment
A while back, @kgoodyear suggested I post some pictures showing a few of the things requiring attention on my house. Here are a few exterior pics. Not sure that it's even possible for a 62 year old woman with a disability and "bare bones survival" ...
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Deb57 8 IL Feb 24 Feb 24 44 comments
More photos from the rental house remodel that @kgoodyear has been busting his butt to help me with. I have so much gratitude and appreciation for his help. It wouldn’t be this far done without him. That's him in the photos...hard at work.......
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SkotlandSkye 8 OK Feb 19 Feb 19 22 comments
@kgoodyear We recently had a laundry sink faucet replaced in the basement. The old fixtures were very old and leaking. Now we noticed that the water pressure is horrible...is it the faucet? We have a well where the water pressure is adjusted ...
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thinktwice 8 PA Jan 30 Jan 30 44 comments
I've talked to @kgoodyear about my plumbing problems and last year I posted a couple sets of pics of my water damaged basement situation in the group "These Old Houses." I just attempted to share them to this group or get a link but no luck with ...
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Wurlitzer 8 TN Jan 29 Jan 29 33 comments
This is a good time of year to freshen up the color of your rooms. Here are a couple of tips from Better Homes and Gardens. Spend more for quality. The accrued costs of frequent repainting cancel the "savings" you enjoy by buying the cheap ...
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kgoodyear 6 OK Jan 26 Jan 26 00 comments
POLL It’s a disgusting job but someone has to do it eventually. Toilets, sinks, showers and bathtubs get clogged up now and again. With sinks and bathtubs it is usually with hair, especially if there are people in the household with long hair. ...
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kgoodyear 6 OK Jan 19 Jan 19 44 comments
I would like to thank @kgoodyear who traveled to my town to help me work on a rental house yesterday. It was nice having another opinion on things and help removing all the kitchen cabinets! And he took a chair home with him to repair for me. ...
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SkotlandSkye 8 OK Jan 18 Jan 18 33 comments
I thought I would talk about the different parts of a house. While the terminology can change somewhat around the , for the most part, the names are the same. I had a chance to work on a house yesterday and decided it might be time to talk about ...
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kgoodyear 6 OK Jan 18 Jan 18 22 comments
My partner (junior school teacher...not very practical) fitted a new light fitting, now it won't turn off. (Its on a dimmer). Now the dimmer switch turns off the kitchen light and none of the other lights work. We are in UK so its different to US. ...
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Amisja 8 UK Jan 13 Jan 13 33 comments
I want to build a toilet bowl jet for my elderly neighbor he can benefit from Best options are welcome
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Antidronefreeman 8 OH Jan 13 Jan 13 00 comments
So I have a single bathroom tile that came loose. I have the tile and bought some tile adhesive. I still need to somehow remove the old adhesive and figure out the procedure. I looked at some youtube videos but the ones I found were more about doing ...
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jerry99 8 NM Jan 13 Jan 13 22 comments
There are the two bathrooms. The plumbing was poorly done and they cut out joists to do it. Also, the one wall is hanging from the ceiling and wasn’t even attached to the floor so when the floor sunk, it had a gap between the floor and the wall....
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SkotlandSkye 8 OK Jan 12 Jan 12 44 comments
This is the master bedroom. There were no pillars to support the floor underneath the master bedroom so it was too "springy" and starting to sag. Also, there was no support at the corner where the two bathrooms meet. Therefore the whole area ...
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SkotlandSkye 8 OK Jan 12 Jan 12 44 comments
I have the worst project going right now. ugh. ... what do you know about jacking up houses and replacing joists? I have a rental house that is a DIY nightmare right now. I have the floor completely ripped up in one bedroom and two bathrooms...
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SkotlandSkye 8 OK Jan 12 Jan 12 66 comments
CEILING FAN REPLACEMENT I currently have a ceiling fan/light fixture in my arts and crafts studio...the fan part is really useless since I can't turn it on without all of the paper, thread, fabrics, etc. blowing all over the place. I was ...
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thinktwice 8 PA Jan 4 Jan 4 44 comments
I live in the Texas panhandle. Many people here have metal roofs, many have shingle. Pros and cons of metal?
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nvrnuff 8 TX Jan 3 Jan 3 55 comments
Here's a heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little girl and some construction workers. This will make you believe that we CAN make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time... A young family moved into a house next ...
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Wurlitzer 8 TN Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 44 comments
I've moved huge houses hundreds of miles and built and repaired just about everything there is to build or repair in a house and right now I'm building a house as a hobby and I'm an idiot. So I encourage men and women to try to do it yourselves. You ...
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Anonbene 8 VA Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 11 comment
Who is our attorney and what does (s)he say about our liability to anyone hurt, maimed or kilt trying to follow our "advice"?
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CallMeDave 8 VA Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 22 comments

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