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  1. Remodeling
    Hi all, I have a question that seemingly can't be looked up on the internet so I'm coming to the people behind the internet :) I've just removed some 1960's bathtub walls which had gotten moldy and started to shed their tiles. They consisted of drywall between the 2x4s and the tub and...
  2. Building & Construction
    We are remodeling our kitchen, dining room, and bathroom. We are down to the bare studs now, and I have gone to each room and replaced all receptacles and switches, including new boxes. A family member stopped by today and said "you know you'll have to remove all of those switches and plugs...
  3. Remodeling
    We have been remodeling an older home for what seems like forever. We are trying to put in as many newer things as possible, including new 6 panel doors. Our problem for the day is...the newer style doors are 1 3/8 thick and the old door was 1 1/4 which means the hinges and the striker are now...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I am a fairly experienced do-it-yourself remodeler. I have remodeled two houses on my own, and I am currently working on another house of mine and my daughter's home. My house is over 80 years old and hers is about 100 years old.
  5. Remodeling
    Hi Everyone, I'm new to the forum but I check it pretty often. I own my first home in Baltimore City and am currently remodeling the upstairs bedrooms. The house is very old and the electrical system needed to be replaced, however the walls are mainly plaster/lath so I decided to rip the...
  6. Building & Construction
    I recently purchased an old, brick duplex, built in the 1920's in St. Louis. The upstairs bedroom has a nice exposed brick wall, on the side of the building. I'd like to do the same to the lower bedroom, but to the wall that faces the rear of the building. I can tell there has been some water...
  7. Carpentry
    I purchased 2 single trailers and put them on one property. I am trying to figure out the best way to do things. From what I have decided some of the lay out will be one trailer will have the kitchen, laundry room, dinning room, bathroom, a room. The other one will have a bathroom, 3 bedrooms...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone, Thank you DIY for this forum allowing us to contribute our knowledge free of charge to people who need it for any reason. We are looking forward to contributing some time each week to help those who need it. FTRR
  9. New Member Introductions
    My name is Dervin Mcbride Im certified as a pre apprentice in carpentry & love to see the outcome of a renovation or a remodeling job. I look forward to giving my 2 cents on certain discussions & I'm thankful to be a part of this community. :thumbsup:
  10. Remodeling
    Good evening everyone! Just recently moved into an older home that's requiring my TLC. Okay, a LOT of my TLC. I've already knocked out the painting (easy part). Now, I'm attempting to knock out the horrid bathroom tile. Excuse me for my lack of knowledge on this, but it's the tile that's in...
  11. New Member Introductions
    hi, me and my husband are in the process of purchasing this house... its a 1915 bungalow.. full unfinished basement, low unfinished attic. 2 bedrooms, incredibly small bathroom, confusing kitchen. naturally, we plan to do lots of work. and i look forward to having somewhere to turn for...
  12. Building & Construction
    I have found a great deal on a property that contains one steel building on it, it has a kitchen and a bathroom so the county considers it a house. It has nothin else in it and I don't like where the bathroom and kitchen are so I was thinking of tearing them out and starting from scratch. The...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Painting industry veteran and customer service visionary, I have spent 30 years in the paint and coating industry, working with some of the most widely known companies such as Benjamin Moore and Rust-Oleum. In 1980, I was the owner of T.L. Golibart & Co., a painting and remodeling company that...
  14. Remodeling
    I stumbled upon this site and there is actually some good information in various fields hope you find it useful http://bestchoicecontracting.com This website has a bunch of useful information But to my surprise, it also has a ask the contractor page. thanks and bye :thumbup:sweetsarah
  15. Remodeling
    my mother bought a trailer this past year, and now wants to make a few changes to the layout. the trailer is brand new this year, and i think its 14x65, or in that area. 2x6 walls, pitched & shingled roof. she wants to move the wall between the living room and spare bedroom back about 3 feet...
  16. Plumbing
    I am remodeling my home to be more of an ecohome I recently have heard about the EAGO toilet but I'm more familiar with toto...well actually I've only heard of that too, but I'm not sure which I should get. Please look at the specs here and let me know which is best. I got it from a website...
  17. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am near closing on an older home, and I'm starting to plan for some remodels. One of the most intriguing ideas to me is putting in a sauna shower, as many can be found for relatively cheap in online stores. I am a first-time home buyer with a lot of ambition for this house, so I want to do...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hello, Central Indiana Contractor now on board. Hope to greater my knowledge here, and help out along the way. Any Q's just ask, I'm not to shy :wink: I haven't had much of a chance to look around yet, but first things first, heres my intro. I'll get in here and mingle soon enough. Talk to...
  19. Remodeling
    We are changing our kitchen cabinets, counter top, back splash and floor tiles. Cabinets are coming next week, what I want to know is 1. Do we need to remove existing back splash before installing new cabinets? Do I need to install new back splash before cabinets too? 2. Same for floor tiles...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I just joined & am looking forward to learning more from everyone. I am an investor working on rehabbing my second house. The first one turned out Beautiful. Very proud of my project & my handyman. It's really fun! Had no idea it would be so enjoyable. :laughing: Except for the...
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