I've never been the handy type, but now that I own my first home, I'm trying to learn as much as possible. The questions that follow might sound st...
We have a 1954 kitchen which is in really good shape, except for cabinet refinishing, and the counter top. As we refinish the cabinets, the counter...
While trying to remove a bulb from an old outdoor light fixture, the bulb broke, and the metal base stayed in the fixture. Any ideas on how to get...
We may be purchasing a new home in the spring. It has a full wall of brick in the family room with a fireplace in it. We would at some point like...
We may be purchasing a new home in the spring that has a brick exterior. It is quite an unattractive brick, and at some point, we may wish to do s...
I need to know how safe baseboard heaters are. I am concerned with curtains being over them. My wife thinks this is a fire hazard. PLEASE ADVISE...
We have a Napoleon direct vent gas corner fireplace in our new home. Started burning it in August to cure it--per contractors instructions. One p...
I own an 1880's victorian which has two large pocket doors in the dining room. the doors are approximately 8' high and weigh over 100 lbs each. T...
Recently my husband and I bought a home that has wall to wall pink carpeting on the first floor and stairs leading to the second floor. We are loo...
I had a thought that I decided might be worth throwing around for everyone to comment on (i.e., like the 64 million dollar question awhile back). ...
I have to turn a room into a bathroom for my grandmoter in an old brownstone at least 100 years old. The room is not directly under or over anothe...
My air ducts pop when the heat and air comes on, but only under my bed. Is there any way to fix this problem? HELP!
Saw Bob use an injectable product on one of the Virginia Gov Mansion shows. What is the name of it? Any other tips about using it? Our son says ...
The water leaks slowly out of the tub while I'm giving my kids a bath. I can lose 1 1/2 to 2 inches in 5-10 minutes
I am restoring a bathroom that contains a "pillbox toilet." While I'm in the process I would like to replace any parts that are prone to wear. An...
The toliet on the second floor doesn't seem to flush right. When I flush, the first few seconds seem normal (from what I know), I then here the cl...
Water stands at the back of my house when it rains for long. I was told that I needed to build a ditch or a French Drain. How can I get more info...
I had a leak from my toilet supply several months ago and have just recently found that water had soaked the k3 subfloor.When I removed the subfloo...
We‚Äôre having a pool built. I am considering an oil heater for it rather than the propane one offered by the pool company, since my home is also h...