Problem is, the bedroom lies between a door to the back yard to the garage. So the man of the house leaves dirty footprints on the carpet while going back & forth getting tools from the
garage while he's working in the yard. The obvious solution is for him to take off his muddy shoes each time, but good luck with that!
I'm wondering if there is an especially dirt-resistant and/or cleanable carpet choice out there. Alternatively, can anyone recommend a hard-surface covering that is attractive, easy to clean, non-slip and affordable?
Commented on Oct 16, 2011
Me too Hewitt. I've been called some strange names by my better half. It's better to get
forgiveness than permission. "Yes Honey" - How High"
to water leaking down through the kitchen ceiling. I soaked up all the water from the basin and the water stopped dripping from the ceiling, but now we're left with a 4x4 wet square with
a little loose paint in the ceiling. I'm guessing this is going to turn brown. What should I do? Dry the spot before mold can form? Will a blowdryer work? Help! I have no idea what to do or who to call to save my once flawless kitchen ceiling.
Commented on Oct 16, 2011
It sounds like your drip pan was just a pan and not plumbed to direct any overflow out of the
house. I think that it MIGHT be possible for the area to dry, but would be easier to just replace the sheet of drywall and paint or stipple. KILZ might cover up the water stains.
Anways.. the question I have for you all is this.. we have an old masonry fireplace. I don't think it's original and or was rebricked at some point. I recently had it inspected and told it was inoperable because it needs to be lined and a new cap.
We don't want to use it as a masonry fireplace - we would like to put a wood stove insert.
I was told we still need to have it lined, cleaned and inspected before putting an insert in.
Does anyone have experience with this and does it sound right?
We are in central Florida so it does get REALLY cold, but it does dip down a few nights every year.
A typical fireplace chimney cannot accommodate the extremely HOTTTT fires generated by a wood stove...They can be very dangerous if installed wrong and can cause fires. BE very careful. I personally would prefer gas logs, they won't generate as much heat but in my opinion are much safer.
You're paying for their expertise. You wanna make sure that the doors do not leak and close properly. You could always get a 3rd estimate and use the middle one. Just don't be to "skimpy" you may regret it if it's not done properly.