Thanks From A Lurker - Introductions - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Forum > Introductions


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-13-2013, 08:02 AM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Berks, PA
Posts: 11
Rewards Points: 10

Thanks from a lurker

Having lurked here for a few months already, I wanted to thank you all for your contributions: posts, project updates, helpful links. They have been - and will continue to be - invaluable in understanding my (first) new home.

My experience being thus far limited to refinishing second-hand furniture and painting (none of which were accomplished exceptionally well, might I add), there is much to learn.

The Subject is a modest 1960s rancher in Rural PA. As I understand it, it was probably never anything fancy (builder's edition), was neglected and abused by owner n-2, and somewhat restored by the valiant efforts of DIY owner n-1. Really - they were, only said DIY ventures may have lacked forethought, follow-through, and in some cases common sense (ask me about the bathtub closet!).

So here I am, owner n, with an aesthetically, functionally, and in parts structurally challenged house. With this resource and others, I hope to do things right and have the wisdom to know when it's time to hire a pro... and hopefully do it all in a way that respects the house's character.

Being fairly eager to insulate our attic, I already have some members to thank for now knowing a) what the staining on the existing batts means and what to do about it and b) that the present ventilation will not suffice. You know who you are - thanks! It will be a fairly ambitious/multi-step venture so I am fairly certain I will submit my project outline for your approval before doing something foolish...

Also, just for PaliBob , please refer to my location on the left. And here's a picture of faux paneling overlaid on top of "real" paneling. Least of my worries right now, but it should give you an idea of what we're up against.


Izaura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
DIY staff

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 25,728
Rewards Points: 7,174

Welcome and join right in---looks like you have plenty of projects ahead!---Mike-----


New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 06:09 AM   #3
Tool Geek
PaliBob's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pacific Palisades CA
Posts: 2,590
Rewards Points: 2,160

Originally Posted by Izaura View Post
.........Also, just for PaliBob , please refer to my location on the left.......
Thanks Iz, and thanks for posting the pic
& Stay Safe
.....Bob Lavery
PaliBob is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello. New member, long time lurker. kvantassel Electrical 12 10-13-2012 01:52 PM
new lurker Gallipolo Introductions 2 01-15-2011 11:11 PM
From lurker to member - intro Verbal Kint Introductions 0 11-29-2010 12:53 PM
new "member", longtime lurker TxMojo Introductions 0 06-22-2010 01:05 AM
Lurker from Pugetropolis w7oxo Introductions 2 01-10-2008 02:00 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1