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This is the place for members of the I-Hub community to exchange ideas, links and information on taking care on one of our biggest investments, our homes.

Ideal subjects are maintenance, renovating, repair, gardening, landscaping and anything else dealing with the home.

Your expertise, experience or opinion is valued here to help us perform a service.
" Neighbors helping neighbors "

Any ideas for the site or if you have an interesting link, feel free to post it or send me a PM.

Thanks to excel & broderick_s for helping put this thing together. ~ shao


Remodeling Links
Before starting your home improvement find out how many new options are availble for you now.

See post # 940
Tile, Marble, Stone, Granite, Quartz, Corian
Ducts- Heat loss
Home Improvement Encyclopedia
Landscape links
See post # 267
Pressure Washing Tips
Garden Help
Wood Rot

Wood Stoves to Gas
Lighting, Home Security, Theater, Smart Home Products
Log Home links
See post # 271
Also -
See post # 941
Appliance Repair
Useful material calculators
Home building--
Wood Working
Wood workshop setup information.
Home owners, self help site.
Habitat for Humanity website
Be sure to visit the Gardening and Landscaping (plant) board.



#11810  Sticky Note How to cut the cord. Thanks to Excel. BullNBear52 04/24/16 04:01:27 PM
#10559  Sticky Note Good reminder to share this info for everyone............... excel 09/22/12 02:40:54 PM
#12286   Must have the solid brass bolts, easy to spot. swampboots 05/26/17 04:05:48 PM
#12285   That is weird. Only other thing I can Countmein 05/26/17 10:08:38 AM
#12284   It worked fine last autumn, nothing now. Countmein 05/26/17 10:00:53 AM
#12283   Yeah...I think they are bulbs from the same package. beigledog 05/26/17 09:58:08 AM
#12282   The bulbs are spiral CFLs just like in Countmein 05/26/17 09:24:33 AM
#12281   Then the issue has to be in the BullNBear52 05/25/17 10:05:21 PM
#12280   The shut off is new, installed a couple bigpike 05/25/17 09:51:36 PM
#12279   I agree on that one TTT 05/25/17 09:47:36 PM
#12278   Try a coat hanger. Are you sure there BullNBear52 05/25/17 09:45:26 PM
#12277   To complicate your problem there are about 3-4 BullNBear52 05/25/17 09:42:18 PM
#12276   Frost free faucet continued; I got the stem bigpike 05/25/17 09:15:38 PM
#12275   Disintegrating is not good!!!!...:-) TTT 05/25/17 08:19:20 PM
#12274   Yeah...the flapper is disintegrating in my fingers when beigledog 05/25/17 07:26:34 PM
#12273   Start with the flapper. That sounds like the BullNBear52 05/25/17 07:15:09 PM
#12272   Nope no dimmer. I actually replaced a beigledog 05/25/17 07:13:29 PM
#12271   Is there a dimmer switch involved for the BullNBear52 05/25/17 07:09:27 PM
#12270   I can imagine the sweet aroma in your Trueheart 05/25/17 12:54:46 AM
#12269   Nah, prob won't need one in the future Flobewan 05/25/17 12:34:09 AM
#12268   You are a true handy-type person doing that Trueheart 05/25/17 12:26:59 AM
#12267   They ain't been treated with anything but bug Flobewan 05/25/17 12:17:21 AM
#12266   Flo, I would be wary of using the Trueheart 05/25/17 12:14:11 AM
#12265   Naive question, these shingle things they are taking Flobewan 05/24/17 11:49:19 PM
#12264   Pain in the ass and the back and TTT 05/24/17 10:32:45 PM
#12263   Wow, thanks TTT, that would have come in Flobewan 05/24/17 10:27:28 PM
#12262   Don't always need one but comes in handy TTT 05/24/17 10:21:10 PM
#12261   I've never heard of a basin wrench, all Flobewan 05/24/17 10:10:22 PM
#12260   Ah, Flo, you used the most common walk Trueheart 05/24/17 10:00:16 PM
#12259   Those roofers are still at it, grrrrr, LOL Flobewan 05/24/17 09:50:00 PM
#12258   This is a different toilet than the one beigledog 05/24/17 09:46:37 PM
#12257   I got sponges and a bucket handy. Flobewan 05/24/17 09:41:00 PM
#12256   Oh no I won't, they warned about that Flobewan 05/24/17 09:38:29 PM
#12255   Hey, Flobewan, Trueheart 05/24/17 09:37:18 PM
#12254   They're known to do that. TTT 05/24/17 09:35:07 PM
#12253   Bolt fell out of the bottom of my Flobewan 05/24/17 09:20:45 PM
#12252   It could be the flapper. I would Trueheart 05/24/17 09:02:17 PM
#12251   Thanks for the tip, Bull Dophin. Trueheart 05/24/17 08:48:09 PM
#12250   The bulbs are spiral CFLs just like in beigledog 05/24/17 08:29:07 PM
#12249   Been a while since I changed out the beigledog 05/24/17 08:27:20 PM
#12248   Lacquer thinner works if you get it right Bull_Dolphin 05/24/17 08:20:06 PM
#12247   It's sticky and hard to wash off your fingers. Trueheart 05/24/17 08:13:40 PM
#12246   I echo the caution with great stuff! beigledog 05/24/17 07:09:22 PM
#12245   You need to take the stem out and BullNBear52 05/24/17 05:41:52 PM
#12244   Yeah, I agree with you about being careful Trueheart 05/24/17 03:04:12 PM
#12243   Are there any quick fixes to get a bigpike 05/24/17 02:49:34 PM
#12242   Be careful with the expanding foam. I watched Countmein 05/24/17 02:36:44 PM
#12241   The inspector just left. The insulation installation Trueheart 05/24/17 02:26:46 PM
#12240   Just got in from a bike ride the Trueheart 05/23/17 05:58:44 PM
#12239   I'd like to hear the outcome too. Trueheart 05/23/17 12:06:32 PM
#12238   lol ya I know but nothing else was Countmein 05/22/17 12:27:41 PM
#12237   Countmein, your solution to the problem is too Trueheart 05/22/17 12:21:13 PM