Am a newbie to this world; why is it better to toe nail thru the joist, instead of straight into it, which is what the illustration on the box of j...
1. The gutter downspout on one side of the front of my 1937-built house used to drain through a pipe buried in the front yard and that ran to the ...
A friend has a two storey 100 year old house and the original wood stove heating has been replaced with an oil furnace in the basement.There is a c...
I live in new york about 1 1/2 hours from new york city - it gets very cold here and we get a lot of snow. Our backyard is all shaded and our hous...
I have an American Products filter for my pool and on the base of it is a 1/4 pool plug it is a screw to drain the filter. The problem is that th...
How can I screen in my patio? It is open on 2 sides and has a concrete floor. The other two sides are rock walls. How do you frame it and put the s...
Would an epoxy or epoxy based product create a water/dirt/food impermeable barrier if used as a 'sealer' on grout?
My vanity may be overpowering common sense.I'm tempted to use decking clips, but all the pro's around here look at me cross-eyed.So if I did use cl...
So far, I've been unable to find a product that will completely, permanently seal grout. I thought I'd found something, applied three coats, follow...
we are replacing the foundation on our 1820's cape, and our soil is predominately sand. We do have flowing water entering the basement about once ...
I have a chimney on the side of my house which causes a problem. Rain comes down the slope and, since the eave does not extend pas the chimney, com...
I am a disabled 65-year-old homeowner. I need to change or tighten toilet seats in my home occasionally. I am physically unable to tighten and un...
I've installed a high efficiency furnace vented out the side of my house & I want to make my chimney disappear completely. The house is a 2 story c...
Can you tell me anything about a kitchen sink made from a composite material called "Granite"?
I've converting an empty room into a bathroom. I've ripped out the drywall so I can replace it with concreteboard (shower) and greenboard (rest of...
I have an attic area similar to the second picture at http://doityourself.com/attic/insatticrafters.htm - the gabled wall attic. Currently there i...
Our oil furnace needs 1X15X25 air filters, howver the stores in my area only carry 14 and 16 inch widths. Do 15" widths exist? Jason
I am not very familiar with the workings of a sump pump but I just purchased a house that has one in the basement. We had a heavy rain last night ...
The problem I have is dripping faucets,,it seems when my gas hot water heater is on my faucet in the kitchen begins to drip,,,when u turn the fauce...
Last question.There is a section of floor in front of an exterior door that was cut out and replaced with linoleum. It looks HORRIBLE.We want to r...