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Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-08-13, 11:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,177
Posted By BrianAbington
I know this is old but I have a friend with a...

I know this is old but I have a friend with a similar experience as some of you guys.

His house has been a work in progress over the alst 10 years and 2 years ago he finally got new roof and...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-10-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,821
Posted By BrianAbington
Washing dishes in the same tub of water seems...

Washing dishes in the same tub of water seems really unsanitary to me.

Dish washer can do it for you at a much higher temp than you can bear to keep your hands in.

If your dishwasher is about...
Forum: Lighting 05-15-12, 07:31 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 48,408
Posted By BrianAbington
I've been looking at LED lights, They have...

I've been looking at LED lights, They have dropped in price alot lately but still have a long drop left before I spend the money on the good ones.

The cheap ones from IIRC american lighting are...
Forum: Conservation 12-12-11, 11:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 40,620
Posted By BrianAbington
The house my family lived in for the first 15...

The house my family lived in for the first 15 years of my life was built in the 1890's. My parents had a small section of exterior siding replaced and we found shredded news paper used to insulate...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-01-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,688
Posted By BrianAbington
Well a long rectangle is not really that bad of a...

Well a long rectangle is not really that bad of a design. And I'm not looking for an old unit from the 50's unless it was something really special. I'm looking for something 1980 and newer when they...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-01-11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,688
Posted By BrianAbington
reusing an old home

Need some thoughts on my plan.
Due to some family issues I am now required to move back to the midwest.

I will have a chance to live rent free for a while with family while I reestablish my self...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-18-11, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,746
Posted By BrianAbington
Are those outer boards full length? or multiple...

Are those outer boards full length? or multiple 2x4's patched together?
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-18-11, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,746
Posted By BrianAbington
I love this. I'd do plywood over the...

I love this.

I'd do plywood over the outside as stated above but the fact that you can build as thick of walls as you want that is amazing.
Forum: Conservation 04-17-11, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,638
Posted By BrianAbington
Sounds like a good plan but I think there is one...

Sounds like a good plan but I think there is one thing you have not thought about...

What do you do when a renter goes to the utility company to find out what the average costs have been and...
Forum: Other Improvements 03-11-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,605
Posted By BrianAbington
hunterdouglas. com /our-products.jsp?so=tn ...

hunterdouglas. com /our-products.jsp?so=tn

They have a lot of nice products, of course there are other companies that offer other cheaper alternatives.

The silhouette ones still let some...
Forum: Other Improvements 03-11-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,626
Posted By BrianAbington
thanks for the input guys. This isn't my...

thanks for the input guys.

This isn't my first time here...I can't remember my old login because it has been along time since I last logged in. :D

I keep hearing about people in New England...
Forum: Other Improvements 03-11-11, 03:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,626
Posted By BrianAbington
Thoughts on heating

As my wife and I start to plan a house I was considering some options for heating. With rising energy costs I had an idea and was wondering what you guys thought.

Our apartment currently has...
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