I am building a deck using joist-on-beam construction (no hangers). Mt joists are 2x8's, 16" on center. What is an acceptable variation in width f...
I have a 1972 Modular/Mnaufactured home. Technically, I don't which it is, I just know it looks like any stick-built (site-built) house, and it foo...
Not too long ago, I watched one of your shows where you went to Vermont to a business that offered courses in home design and such... You even sho...
I am looking to buy a cordless drill and know very little about them...I just plan on doing small projects around the house...What is the diff betw...
I routed a 220 volt circuit (2 wires from 2 single pole breakers, that originally fed an old wall mounted electrical heater) using #10 wires into a...
I recently purchased a home built in 1925. It has many layers of paint & wallpaper over plaster. Many in my neighborhood place drywall over this to...
I have been designing products for other companies for 35 years and I finally designed a tool for my own needs -- Gutter Tongs is the first tool th...
I am about to install a Hunter fan to my kitchen, with the light kit included. I have done all the assembling up to the part where I have to do the...
My husband and I just bought a brand new bed about 4 months ago. Tonight I found little chunks of the corner of the bed on the floor chewed by my ...
Had some roofing contractors, who specialize in comp, say that the fire retardant on shake roof, required in California, cuts life expectancy of ro...
Does anyone have any advice on stripping milk paint. I have a staircase that has a couple of layers of old oil (lead) based paint that comes off p...
Our old bungolow style house was painted with a latex exterior over oil base coat five years ago. The side is cement cinder block and stucco. Som...
Looking for tips on preparing our soil for hydroseeding. We are replacing an old lawn and sprinkler system and would appreciate any advice from t...
We are trying to repair the old rope and pulley windows in our house. How should we do it? Thanks.
i have a vmatch tongue and groove knotty pine wall with vertical 5 - 1/2" wide boards. i want to replace one of the boards that has defects. what...
I am installing ceiling tiles in a room that is not square. does anyone know how to square the ceiling? thanks
I read somewhere that sky blue paint was often used on the porch ceilings of old houses. Does anyone know the historic significance or practical p...
I recently ripped up the carpet on our stairway and found that a previous owner had used a lot of drywall screws to screw down the treads. (Some t...
My husband and I are restoring/renovating a house that was built around 1780. The floors are in good shape, but have been painted around the edges...