I'm rehabbing this home and want to remove the posts between the DR and LR; problem is, these support the upstairs wall and the roof is supported on it, so it will be $2200 to get rid of the two posts to the right and leaving the one to the left, moving it over to the right about a foot. I can save $1000 by just having two posts- I would remove the middle and move the two end ones closer together. Any thoughts on type of decorative (remember has to be load bearing) posts, or taking a 6x6 and decorating it to function well? Thanks ahead-
Commented on Apr 23, 2013
Thanks, yes, I've got my contractor working with a structural engineer. We will have to
move/create new support footers and put in a 14' steel beam overhead
I'm removing a 10' wall in the entrance foyer dividing the dining room to open it up; both floors have the same atypical hardwood I wish to keep (various widths, unique pattern), but will
be impossible to flow through after wall removed (wall was built then floors put down). Has anyone had any experience or ideas on how to handle? One consideration was putting up spindle railing with a walk-through and just put down a threshold, or put a single layer of tile, but thought I'd ask the group. Thanks ahead- Larry
My wife picked up this plant stand at a garage sale and we are trying to remove the glass to re-do the rusted metal stand part, but cannot get the glass out- tried the WD40 route, tried taking a hack saw blade in between to no help. Any ideas?
Commented on Jul 15, 2012
Hey Susan, no unfortunately it does not slide and no screws. It's been left outside for a lot
of years, and I am assuming rust has also built up between the metal slides and the glass, locking it in.
one side, about 6" from controls, has some of the wire stripped to where there is exposed wire (about an inch by a 32nd, not much). My wife is worried about this, though I have offered to cut and rewire the entire section. I need an electricion to convince her that simply wrapping electrical tape will suffice and bring as new (or if there is something I am missing, let me know). She's worried about a fire starting while we are in bed. Thanks for your help ahead of time- pic attached
Commented on Oct 31, 2011
Ok, thanks for all the help- it's appreciated. I'll have to replace, though, as originally
being from Fla (and we had a fireplace and I had a blanket then also), I'm still not acclimated to the cold.
This results in bugs to lizards and ultimately snakes on and in my front yard and walk. I need to close up the gaps in the stone (goes from bottom to top- app. 300-400 sq ft worth) to keep the food source/snakes away. Any suggestions that is reasonable and still keep a nice front (though wildlife is the most common visitors)?
Commented on Oct 08, 2011
Cheryl, thanks for the heads up on the DE- I'll give it a shot and see what happens next year.
If not, Micci, what's your rent rate on the 11 year old (and would it have to include room and board)?
They were scratched and chewed by a dog with approximately 50 percent of the grid ruined. Lowes suggest replacing the windows. Another handyman said he could buy a kit to replace the grid
system. The cost would be the same the only difference is if we buy new windows they will not be of wood. The kits will allow us to keep the wood windows. Is there another way to replace the grid in the window by repairing the grid instead of the kits? Is there some we could call to accomplish this? Thank you.
Commented on Oct 07, 2011
Glad to hear- I'm probably going to go the same route with piecing together; will move the top