My log home has some sort of hard-shell shellac on the exterior. I'm told that this isn't an appropriate sealer/preservative for the logs, because...
I am in the midst of buying a new house where the former owners decided to paint the stone fireplace green. How can I restore the fireplace to its...
my new apartment has french doors. unfortnately, someone painted over the glass panes. what is the best way to remove the paint from the doors?
Is there a type of concrete product that will bond to bedrock and withstand being below grade in a damp area, i.e. fill in a shallow depression in ...
Problem: can't stop flush valve leak.Background:Upon returning from vacation, I noticed the upstairs toliet was leaking (refill valve came on about...
We have just bought an 80 year old brick house. Over the years brick has been replaced and does not match the color of the original brick. With o...
Greetings,We recently purchased a 1910 Craftsman-style house in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington.Unfortunately, the previous owners did NEXT ...
I am having a terrible time with large black ants. I am almost sure they are carpenter ants. My diswasher is constantly full of them. About 10-20...
I've been offered what seems to be a great deal on a 15'X48" oval above ground pool ($75!!!). Are they hard to install??? Should I hire a contracto...
I would like to know how to put mortar on bricks when there are 3 large holes the size of half dollars instead of several smaller holes.
I have an outdoor cement porch that is unlevel. I would like to add some more cement to level it, but one area of the new layer would only be about...
I am enclosing a back porch to make a laundry room. How do I determine the wall height so it will match up with the existing roof?
I want to put fabric backed vinyl wallpaper over existing paper-- do I need to first put anything special over the old wallpaper so the new paper w...
I am installing a toilet in a basement that will be on it's own separate septic tank system. I don't have an easy way to install a vent pipe witho...
We are considering using TREX lumber subsitiute for our new deck. Who has some input? It appears to be very expensive. Are traditional decks, redwo...
We are building a screened in porch off back of ranch. I want to put a deck style floor down with a frame underneath. We also want to put our hottu...