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we are installing an oil stove and want to place a flue pipe through a bedroom, and so conserve energy. we have heard of a product which fits aroun...
I am planning to use the existing telephone wiring in my house for networking 2 computers located in the bedroom & study each. I installed all the ...
We recently installed an 36" whole house ventilator (attic fan to me). It creates a wonderful breeze and pulls in lots of nice outdoor air. However...
I noticed down in my basement one of the floor joists has split in 3 places along the grain and up to the sub-floor. The joist has many wires and ...
Do I need a building permit to inclose my front porch?
What is the proper procedure for replacing new block under an addition when the floor joists don't all go the same way so that the floors can go up...
I have a problem with my slab. I bought the house and found that they had replaced the piping overhead because the pipe leaked in the slab. When I ...
Hi can someone give me some advise on a 0-clearance fireplace? I'm not sure what it is and the builder is suggesting one.Thanks! Michael
My wife and I are just getting our lives started and purchased a house (Feb. '99) for the first time. Weeks after moving in we discovered the basem...
On Sat. June 17th on Cablevision(Westchester NY) there was a rerun of a 1995 Bob Villa show dealing with a couple(his name was Walter)who designed ...
Just had an exposed aggregate patio put in three days ago. There is a gray powder/residue all over it coveringt he stones. How do I get this off? A...
Any suggestions on how I can remove mortar off the face of an existing brick fireplace ?The former owners had installed a marble enclosure in front...
I have a bottom log with dry rot. It doesn't go all the way through so I am hoping not to replace it. Is there a bonding compound which will stre...
I am thinking about inclosing my front porch. It's a concrete porch with brick walls that come up to your waist with a concrete top. There are bric...
New to do it yourselfing, and need to know the use difference in use between left blade and right blade circular saws. Does this designation refer ...
Help! Very new to do it yourself projects. What is the use difference between left blade and right blade circular saws. Please go into detail.Thank...
Certain portions of my basement beams are pretty much eaten away by termites. How can I replace? What can I do?
Hi, Me and my fiance are first-time house buyers. There is a new neighborhood being constructed and the builder has about 10 models to choose fr...