The old floor had an overlay and tile, which I have ripped up. Nails from overlay (tile underlay) have left stains in hardwood. We are about to san...
I have a couple of spots under windows where the plaster is flaking off. The leaks were, I believe, from lack of caulking by prior owner. I have ...
I've read about wiring issues here, and the issues related to grounding. I too have an older home (1948) without grounded wiring. The wire cables...
We own an 80+year old masonry house. We would like to insulate the exterior walls. What is an economical way to do this?
I am looking at using brick pavers to lay over the concrete patio and walkway at my house. I was wondering if mastic would work well for this. Do...
Hi-I have some water stain damage on my hardwood floor from a christmas tree, and would like to know how to bring it back to match the color (dark...
What ever happened to Bob's magazine,American Home? It is still being published?
i recently wired a ceiling fan into an older home, the number of wires in the new junction box are giving me fits when i try to stuff them back whe...
What is the formula used to determine the correct amperage circuit breaker? I am rewiring an older home, and, having done some electrical work in t...
I have a 1950’s cape style home. As is common with the design, my second floor has a smaller footprint than the first, so there is kind of an “att...
I'm thinking of switching to gas appliances, but my wife is worried about the risk of explosions.(so am I) I would very much like to use gas becaus...
My husband and I recently bought a 78 year old house with old "yankee gutters" or trough gutters. They are now leaking and we have been given 3 dif...
I live in an area prone to leaf and debris build up in my gutters. In an attempt to prevent the build up, I'm looking into installing gutter guard...
I am looking for the best way to cut holes in a plaster ceiling for a recessed lighting installation.
I'M REFLOORING A PONTOON BOAT. I USED PRESSURE TREATED LUMBER THE LAST TIME BUT IT ONLY LASTED THREE YEARS AND BECAME WEAK AND ROTTEN. I NEED TO KN...
I have loose tiles in my shower stalls in 2 areas. One areas is about 18" x 12", the other is just two tiles. Can this be repaired? Is this a re...
We are trying to remove tar paper from an old floor. It is on a hardwood floor. Do we need to remove it all the way down to the hardwood floor so t...
I am confused about air nailers. Do you need to buy the same brand air nails as the tool? Or are the nails interchangable as long as they are the r...
My house was built by my Father in 1954. It has lots of beautiful knoty pine walls and doors. The varnish is dried and cracking in some spots. I wo...
I saw a "floating shelf" advertised in a catalog & want to install a couple of very small ones on one wall w/ 3/4" laminated particle board. What ...