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About Brooklyn April 24, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Interior Designer by the Hour

Does anyone know of an interior designer who charges by the hour versus by the job?

About Brooklyn April 24, 2014 at 2:06 pm
About Brooklyn April 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm

The Atlantis Super Wash Center at Nevins St and Atlantic Ave is closing

The Atlantis Super Wash Center at Nevins St and Atlantic Ave is closing (Nothing lost in terms of customer service!). This place has been a neighborhood landmark for years. It’s a big piece of land. Does anyone know what will come next?

Painters and Painting & Stripping April 24, 2014 at 11:38 am

Fire Escape Painting

I’m looking to hire someone to paint the fire escape on my three-story house in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and could use some recommendations. I’d also like to get an idea about how much the job could cost and how much time it would take. Thanks.

Plumbing April 24, 2014 at 10:17 am

Basement: Drain or Sump Pump; Also, is Gravel Needed?

I am starting finishing my basement and I am getting conflicting opinions on a couple of items in regards to water proofing:

My contract is insisting that I need to have a 4 inch (possibly less) layer of gravel in between the plastic and cement. Other contractors told me I dont need gravel. Whats the advantage of having it and is it important?

Also, I wanted to put a couple of drains on the floor on my floor in the basement so that if a pipe bursts, the water goes down. But my contractor suggests that I have a sloping floor and have a sump pump at the end. Is that option better? It seems more complicated.

Let me know what this community thinks.

Thank you.

Carpenters and Woodworkers April 24, 2014 at 9:54 am

Backyard Fence: Cedar or Treated Wood

I am now fixing up my backyard and my contractor couldnt find decently sized and priced cedar in Home Depot and instead is proposing to use pressure treated wood which he will stain and seal. I like these planks and do not mind that, but would I be making a mistake not using cedar?

Any advice will be appreciated.

Thank you.

Quality of Life April 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Indoor Parking Wanted for May/June (parking sublet?!)

Hi there, can I sublet or rent your parking spot for May and/or June? Ideally looking for Carroll Gardens/Gowanus area, I’m right off Carroll St stop.

Thanks!
Mike
simplyhousing@gmail.com

Roofers April 23, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Ceramic disc taps / spindles for leaky faucet?

I have a three-handle shower/tub faucet set, Gerber brand. The hot water handle and the diverter were leaking badly. A plumber replaced all three spindles with Gerber-brand spindles. The problem is they still have a very very slight leak from the moment of installation (but which I imagine would only get worse over time). The plumber said be made the packing nut as tight as it can be.

He said the only way to not have a leak is to change the spindles to the type that has ceramic disc cartridge inside (rather than a valve). I’ve never heard of this type and when I google it, it seems to have some adoption in UK and Australia but I don’t see any of the many US DIY/plumbing/home repair websites ever mention them. It doesn’t seem like I should have to change to a different type of spindle to not have a leak from day one. The original valve-type spindles didn’t leak.

Pls let me know if you have any experience with the ceramic disc spindles. Thanks in advance.

About Brooklyn April 23, 2014 at 11:40 am

FS ornate cast iron radiator

Hello, we reconfigured our bathroom and have no room for this beautiful radiator. Asking $150. Pick up in ditmas park. Please email me at lkranczer at hotmail dot com with any questions. Thanks!

About Brooklyn April 22, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Fencing

I am considering installing a privacy fence in my backyard. Does anyone have any experience with Fence Plaza on Rodgers Ave.?

Thanks.

About Brooklyn April 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Need Irrigation Company Recommendation for Garden

Does anyone have a recommendation for a company that installs and maintains watering systems for the garden?

Thank you.

About Brooklyn April 21, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Investment property purchase?

Hello,

I am considering purchasing a condo solely as an investment property. I have never done this before. IS there any rule of thumb as to how much to spend so that the endeavor is worth the time and effort. One apartment I was looking at was asking $360,000, with $950 in common charges/real estate taxes. Assume I can rent it out for $2000/month. Thoughts? What other figures do I need to account for? I assume the following: any sublet fees charged by the building; insurance cost; periodic maintence.

Any thoughts?

General Contractors April 21, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Gut renovate a coop

Looking for a general contractor that can gut renovate the interior of a coop. Taking down / putting up walls, new kitchen and bathrooms.

Thank you for your help.

About Brooklyn April 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Window Safety – Floor to Ceiling Windows

I recently purchase an apartment in a newly constructed building which has floor to ceiling windows on the third floor. The windows do not open, however, I am worried that someone could lean against the windows or crash into them and break through. Given there are many floor-to-ceiling windows in the city and I can’t find instances of this ever happening, my theory is that code must require windows that are sufficiently “impact resistant” but I can’t seem to fund anything on the web to confirm. Also not sure whatever the code says what windows are actually installed in my apartment.

Roofers April 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Recomendations for new brownstone stoop

Looking for recommendations to build a new brownstone stoop. This would be a brand new stoop (not repair). Please only reply with actual recommendations of firms you have used (not self-promotion). We have a wood frame house and have seen a number of wood frames with nice looking brownstone stoops and are considering that approach (not sold on the idea, but considering it).

We would like to speak to a contractor or two to get an idea of what would be involved.

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Replied on April 24, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Interior Designer by the Hour

Does anyone know of an interior designer who charges by the hour versus by the job?
Replied on April 24, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Window Safety – Floor to Ceiling Windows

If you can’t find a label in one of the corners (it would be acid etched directly onto the gl…
Replied on April 24, 2014 at 1:52 pm

looking for an interior designer

Another resource to use is http://www.totalhousehold.com/ This website will show you listing of int…
Replied on April 24, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Fire Escape Painting

If there is old paint on it, test it for lead so whomever you hire doesn’t try to pull anythi…
Replied on April 24, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Window Safety – Floor to Ceiling Windows

Thanks for the response. I don’t see any label on the pane of glass. I do understand that cod…
Replied on April 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm

The Atlantis Super Wash Center at Nevins St and Atlantic Ave is closing

The Atlantis Super Wash Center at Nevins St and Atlantic Ave is closing (Nothing lost in terms of c…
Replied on April 24, 2014 at 11:38 am

Fire Escape Painting

I’m looking to hire someone to paint the fire escape on my three-story house in Greenpoint, B…
Replied on April 24, 2014 at 11:08 am

Backyard Fence: Cedar or Treated Wood

one more thing…if you go with the treated, be sure to give it a light pressure washing before…
Replied on April 24, 2014 at 10:43 am

Backyard Fence: Cedar or Treated Wood

Yes, forgot to mention that, as Arkady said it is best to wait a full year before sealing treated l…
Replied on April 24, 2014 at 10:39 am

Backyard Fence: Cedar or Treated Wood

My 21-yr-old fence is board-on-board treated & it’s still in terrific shape while those o…
Replied on April 24, 2014 at 10:31 am

Backyard Fence: Cedar or Treated Wood

The home centers don’t carry any good selections of cedar, you would need to get it from a lu…
Replied on April 24, 2014 at 10:17 am

Basement: Drain or Sump Pump; Also, is Gravel Needed?

I am starting finishing my basement and I am getting conflicting opinions on a couple of items in r…
Replied on April 24, 2014 at 9:54 am

Backyard Fence: Cedar or Treated Wood

I am now fixing up my backyard and my contractor couldnt find decently sized and priced cedar in Ho…
Replied on April 24, 2014 at 9:32 am

Window Safety – Floor to Ceiling Windows

Since you have large floor-to-ceiling windows, you probably have double pane insulated glass (air s…
Replied on April 23, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Ceramic disc taps / spindles for leaky faucet?

You mean it drips from the spout? If the brass seats are bad, having small chips missing, the rubbe…
Replied on April 23, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Ceramic disc taps / spindles for leaky faucet?

he should have replaced the seats as well..the guy is an idiot http://www.fdsupply.com/item/bxk4503/
Replied on April 23, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Window Safety – Floor to Ceiling Windows

Thanks very much for your response. If I wanted to retain someone to a) explain the technical detai…
Replied on April 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Indoor Parking Wanted for May/June (parking sublet?!)

Hi there, can I sublet or rent your parking spot for May and/or June? Ideally looking for Carroll …
Replied on April 23, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Ceramic disc taps / spindles for leaky faucet?

I have a three-handle shower/tub faucet set, Gerber brand. The hot water handle and the diverter w…
Replied on April 23, 2014 at 3:49 pm

5 year FDNY sprinkler inspection

Mikel: I contacted Fred Smith Plumbing, who came over to do an inspection. They confirmed everythin…
Replied on April 23, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Need Irrigation Company Recommendation for Garden

We used LifeSource Irrigation to install a drip line system about 10 years ago and are very happy w…
Replied on April 23, 2014 at 11:40 am

FS ornate cast iron radiator

Hello, we reconfigured our bathroom and have no room for this beautiful radiator. Asking $150. Pick…
Replied on April 23, 2014 at 11:23 am

looking for an interior designer

Jessica Warren hands down. Her home and work is breathtaking. I hope one day to have as much taste …
Replied on April 23, 2014 at 11:01 am

General Contractor – JC Martin Renovations & Carlos Flooring

I recently came across a post from “Allan” where the user name he posted under was carl…
Replied on April 23, 2014 at 10:42 am

Need Irrigation Company Recommendation for Garden

I am hard-pressed to think of any situation in NYC where someone would have a garden large enough t…
Replied on April 23, 2014 at 1:45 am

Creating a finished basement from an unfinshed basement.

sorry i can’t recommend you any contractor as the nature and condition of contractor varies f…
Replied on April 22, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Recommendation of Welding Companies

Try Ramiro from ARC Steel & Iron Works, he can be reached at 718-812-3500 or via email at arcst…
Replied on April 22, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Boiler Recommendations?

Could you send me the info on the plumber you used for your new heating system? My email is below.…

 

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