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Duke City Fixer-Upper

Fix it up, pimp it out, or keep it from sliding into ruin. This group is for people who are working on their Duke City casas. Need tools, advice, or referrals? Post your queries here.

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Free or Cheap Gravel for retaining wall backfill?

Does anyone know where I can go to get some free or cheap 3/4" to 1" gravel for a retaining wall backfill?  I hate to go buy it from somewhere when I know there's plenty of it out there that people…Continue

Started by Dan Ehrig May 31, 2013.

Inspectors in ABQ

This thread has become very inactive but I'll take the chance.Anyone else hear from a plumber or electrician that it would be best not to fix an important problem because to do so would require a…Continue

Started by Chartreuse Nov 25, 2012.

Radiant wall heating 1 Reply

Hi all,I was curious if anybody uses radiant furnaces in the albuquerque area. I have an old adobe, and was considering running radiant heating. I don't want to rip up the floor, so was considering…Continue

Tags: heating, radiant

Started by SteveJ. Last reply by Chartreuse Nov 25, 2012.

Ducts in Dirt

The ductwork in my crawl space is sitting in about 5 inches of dirt.  Any suggestions on who to go to for help?Continue

Started by lem powers Sep 25, 2012.

retrofit shower stall into a tub area???

My mother is having a hard time getting in and out of the tub and we've decided to get a shower stall insert to replace her tub.  There are some inserts at Lowes and/or at Home depot....they are…Continue

Started by Gloria M Aug 15, 2012.

Is it particularly hard to get a quote from ABQ tradespeople? 3 Replies

I've found it to be like pulling teeth to get a quote out of several plumbing companies for replacement of a water heater and some wall heaters in my new place.  I'm already behind my schedule and…Continue

Started by Chartreuse. Last reply by Chartreuse Jul 20, 2012.

Advanced Evaporative Cooling anyone?

I was puttering around on the PNM website and saw that they have a rebate page for Advanced Evaporative Cooling.  Looking into this I found 1) their referring site page is out of date, and 2)  not…Continue

Started by Chartreuse Jul 5, 2012.

1950's era wall furnaces 2 Replies

Hi there,I just finally bought a house in the NE Hts and it has 2 Williams wall heaters and 2 wall furnaces enclosed in a metal false wall, one tween the living room and the kitchen and the other in…Continue

Started by Chartreuse. Last reply by Chartreuse Jul 5, 2012.

Seamless gutters? 2 Replies

Hi all,I had an estimate for seamless gutters recently. I was pretty surprised---almost 2000 for the part and installation, for less than 200 feet (and 7 corners and 3 downspouts). So now I am second…Continue

Tags: seamless, gutters

Started by SteveJ. Last reply by SteveJ Jun 29, 2012.

Swapping Toilets 2 Replies

Question 1 Okay, who has received a rebate ($200) from the…Continue

Started by Another Mike. Last reply by RebLem Jun 24, 2012.

Recommendations? I'm looking for year-round gardening help.

Due to a job change we are no longer living in Albuquerque but we still own our home in the Hyder park area. We had a UNM student working for us as a gardener and pond-tender for this property but he…Continue

Started by Birdy-O Jun 2, 2012.

Would Really Appreciate Re-roofing Advice About An Old Leak 36 Replies

I would really appreciate some knowledgable advice on re-roofing my house. I have a flat, tar-gravel roof. I have had a leak in my kitchen ceiling for 3-4 years, since that big ice storm. A canale…Continue

Tags: re-roofing, repair, leak, roof

Started by Jeanann. Last reply by Richard Malcolm May 21, 2012.

Concrete contractor 6 Replies

Hi All,Looking for a concrete contractor...any advice?Thanks!Continue

Started by Jason Goldbarg. Last reply by Jason Goldbarg Jan 19, 2012.

Flat to Pitched roof conversion experience 8 Replies

Anybody done it? What did it cost? What did you need to get the permit? Are you happy with the result?

Started by Brendan. Last reply by shotsie Nov 27, 2011.

General Contractor for addition 2 Replies

I'm hoping to add a bathroom onto an older house and am looking for a good General Contractor to do the work, does anyone have any suggestions?  The one guy I've talked to so far had a lot of…Continue

Started by Dan Ehrig. Last reply by Edith Grove Nov 15, 2011.

Good Arborist/Tree Trimmer 3 Replies

The Apricot tree in my back yard badly needs to be pruned and I don't really have the equipment to do it.  I see ads for Baca's Trees all over town but I hate to hire an arborist based entirely on…Continue

Started by Dan Ehrig. Last reply by VA Aug 30, 2011.

Erecting walls or fences 5 Replies

I'm in the process of trying to buy a house that is located on a major boulevard here and envision/want to replace an old chain link fence that encircles the property. I'd like some privacy from some…Continue

Tags: walls, fences

Started by Chartreuse. Last reply by Brendan Aug 30, 2011.

Looking for recommendation on a great electrician to re-wire this old house of mine. 2 Replies

Hello! I just moved back into my sweet old house in the South Valley and am looking for someone to re-wire the thing--get it up to code, updated and all that. It was built in the 40's. Know anyone…Continue

Started by Sara. Last reply by Sara Jul 1, 2011.

Looking for a good stucco person

Two years ago I had a master suite addition put on my house, new stucco.  A final color coat was applied to the whole house, not just the addition, for a consistent look.  Unfortunately, the final…Continue

Tags: stucco

Started by Bentley Jun 27, 2011.

Recommendation for someone to do small masonry job?

The brick entrance to my crawlspace is crumbling!  Can anyone recommend a handy-type who can help with this?  Thanks much!

Started by Emily Jun 14, 2011.


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