We are trying to strip a mantle & surround that could beanywhere from 60-100 years old. There are about 3 layers of paint on it. I'm sure , due to...
I have a Dutch Colonial house with a third floor attic room that spans the entire length of the house. The previous owners finished half of it and...
I have a problem with my slab. I bought the house and found that they had replaced the piping overhead because the pipe leaked in the slab. When I ...
Hi can someone give me some advise on a 0-clearance fireplace? I'm not sure what it is and the builder is suggesting one.Thanks! Michael
Hi all, I am not sure if this is the right place to post this. I purchased a vehicle that had been spray painted. Most of the paint came off ea...
My wife and I are just getting our lives started and purchased a house (Feb. '99) for the first time. Weeks after moving in we discovered the basem...
On Sat. June 17th on Cablevision(Westchester NY) there was a rerun of a 1995 Bob Villa show dealing with a couple(his name was Walter)who designed ...
the bottom half of one of my sliding glass patio doors is severely scratched from the continuous scratching by a large dog--is there any way of rem...
What is the purpose of having a hot water line running back into the hot water heater through the drain? I have never seen this before.
I turned the water off to the house to cap some old supply pipes. The shower pipes are dry but the toilet pipe continues to leak water out. I ope...
We have a passive solar house, built on a slab, so we have no basement. We also do not have air conditioning, nor would our budget afford that exp...
Just had an exposed aggregate patio put in three days ago. There is a gray powder/residue all over it coveringt he stones. How do I get this off? A...
Any suggestions on how I can remove mortar off the face of an existing brick fireplace ?The former owners had installed a marble enclosure in front...
Hollywood- You appear to have a great deal of knowledge in this field and my question is in reference to the new refrigerant R410. What is the norm...
I need to cut off about 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of a Larson storm door. Any advice as to the best type of circular saw blade to use? I've be...
I just purchased my first home on a village lot and moved in 3 weeks ago. Everythingabout the experience was horrible and now I have to live with ...
I have several windows in the house are thenewer type (that can be opened down from the inside for cleaning. Well some of my children discovered t...
What is the the best method to remove water spots from windows? We recently cleaned the siding of our house but it left terrible water spots on th...
I just bought a new house at chicago west suburb. I want to have the back yard sodded.while it is middle of Oct now. since there is big tempture di...