We are working on a new house and I need lots of help. I have drywall and my contractor did a terible job. I need to know the purpose of mud. Is i...
I refinished an oak hardwood floor, first washing it well with mineral spirits, sanding, then applied 3 coats of polyurethane, sanding between coat...
My husband and I bought a house recently and the terrazzo tile floor in the living room has the residue of one of those "mesh," rubber, under-rug p...
We had to replace a 26" by 26" of ceramic tile behind our tub area. We would like to use the tile that had been their originally. What is the easi...
I would like to know if anyone can tell me where I can get an efficient electric hot water heater. I've looked at the ones at Home Depot and Sears,...
How do you reglue the strips of laminate on the sides of the counter top. The small inch and half ones that run down the side. I have two short pie...
Hi,I would like to "plaster" over an exterior brick wall with cement to get a uniform look but have been advised that the brick needs to breathe an...
I'm thinking of switching over to a tankless water heater for our ranch home of approx 2400 sq ft (upstairs and basement). Does anyone have any op...
I love Bob Vila's shows but safety does not seem to be a priority.I have been in construction for over ten years and have seen many avoidable accid...
I am painting all of a 800 square foot apartment, including ceilings and primer. Has anyone used any or (more helpfully) all three types of paint ...
After 84 straight days of no rain, we are now receiving rain about every other day. Now we have been faced with a small problem - water coming int...
I'm having a gas fireplace installed in the basement. It will sit on wood or concrete board right on the floor as I would like the hearth to be lev...
Hi all, I've got three quotes from roofing contractors for my roof. It's a pretty shallow pitched roof. Two of the three want to remove the old r...
Does anyone have a good idea on how to fill in gaps between pine flooring. I've heard of using rope, wood filler, sawdust with sealant?
Recently bought a house...the former owners must have had a lot of pictures!! There are holes in the walls all over the place! The main areas, fo...
I just bought a 90 year old house. After stripping the chipped paint off the window sills in the bathroom, I found semi rotted wood underneath. I w...
Hi, all,I just removed wallpaper using Dif. Following the directions, I washed the walls thoroughly with warm water and a sponge before priming wi...
What type of wire should be used for wiring alarm contacts? Can phone wire be used?