I have a 1920 Craftsman with a hip roof. The area in the attic is large enough for a room. The problem is that the roof supports go to the center o...
how do i get the correct angles at the hip on a 9-12 to 12-12 hip rafter? My calculations show 53 degree cut. Is this correct? How do I make tha...
I plugged in my blow dryer and it blew my GFI and the breaker in the bathroom, which knocked out the electricity in 1/2 my kitchen one plug in the ...
We need to replace our stove and I was dismayed to find that the "drop-in" types are nearly double the price. Our baseboard heating runs in front o...
Wondering waht techniques folks have used to install a hardwood floor on top of a concrete slab foundation. I was condisering doing the following:1...
Hi,I have a 36" x 20" basement window that I would like to seal off permanently. It is currently formed into an 8" poured concrete foundation wall....
I current have one-zoned gas heat controlled by one thermostat on my first floor. Is there any way possible to install a second thermostat on the s...
I just recently purchase my home. It is a bi-level with baseboard heat. My wife is complaining about the baseboard heaters ticking in the night whe...
The house that I am about to close on is set on an all wood foundation. It's five years old, and I have concerns about future settling, resale val...
does anyone know an easy way to remove latex silicone caulk from a fiberglass tub without leaving scratches or damaging the gel cote ?
Question: We recently purchased land along Lake Superior that consists primarily of sand with 16" of organic top soil. The water table averages 32"...
We have an "A" frame home that was constructed in 1967. The only roof/ceiling insulation is the 2 X 6 tongue and groove roof planking. A new roof ...
Very interested to hear how to attach the drywall. Also, how to ventilate the roof, especially if there are non-opening skylights.
Does anyone know where I can find a remote-control for exterior lights? I detest the motion-sensors, and I'd like to be able to turn the lights o...
I have a broken garage door window. It is a metal door. I can't seem to be able to separate the vinyl(?) inner part of the window frame from the ...
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...