The radiators (water) in my 1937 home were all painted by the previous/original owners. We are now painting all the rooms and want to know if it i...
I am replacing a basement jalousie window with a sash. In cutting the sash to size I find the wood is light colored and soft, probably pine. Bein...
What is the minumu height I can use for main line trunks in furnace/ac units to keep maximum height in basement?
What are my options to get more natural light in a non-walkout basement? Has anyone every installed a “large” basement window such as those manufa...
I need to create a door through an exterior wall of a trailer house leading to a new 2-bedroom addition. Are there any special problems I can anti...
I am biulding a garage and am having trouble cutting a straight edge on the OSB boards for the roof. I'm using a circular saw with a plywood blade...
My home is balloon framed and while I've got the upstairs gutted, I'm going to feed the outside walls full of cellulose. Someone mentioned a vapor...
I'm preparing to pull up carpet in my house and I'm considering replacing it (myself) with tile. Two products that interest me quite a bit are Man...
We have a (fairly) new house going on it's second winter. During the middle of the 1st winter, the Peerless oil fired boiler w/Beckett burner shut ...
I would like to know if anyone has used Surell to make a kitchen island bar. If so, how much overhang is allowed? I think that 6" is max without ...
My Aluminum windows are 20 years old and have taken a beating from hurricanes and tropical storms. Windowpanes are loose in the frames and I am co...
We have moved in to a 50 yr old home, and have noticed a great deal of noise from the heating ducts. The noises vary from clicking to louder clang...
I have an old Colonial 1 1/2 story. I'm renovating the upstairs. It currently has two supply ducts, and one cold air return. My plan is to run a...
I want to build a window seat/toy chest that would be used under 3 "standard" sized windows in an old house. I would like to have 3 chests that cou...
This may sound strange, but we bought an old house, and don't really understand the heating system we have (no users manuals left behind). This ca...
I just installed a 30 amp, 240v 4 wire plug for a Bosch dryer. I have power at the box and at the plug but the dryer will not turn on HELP!!!
Hi all,I converted from oil to gas a few months ago. Now, at least one radiator bangs very loudly when the furnace is going. It seems to be worst a...
Had one of these installed, actually in November, but just finally got it working last week no thanks to the Trane dealer, grrrrrr....I have no man...
Hi, Years ago I saw some porcelain buckets that fit snuggly into the back of a steam radiator. You'd fill them with water and the heater would evap...