my condo has stained cedar siding. in the spring carpenter bees bore into the wood (usually the horizontal fascia boards, also cedar) and then th...
I have a log house that my father built in 1978. It has a 6" beam construction overlayed with 2x6" tongue and groove. On top of that is 4" foam cor...
My husband and I are considering purchasing an 1848 antebellum mansion in Tennessee. We want to renovate and restore it for a Bed & Breakfast. Tr...
Does anyone have a method of joining 2 small pieces of aluminum flashing together (to form a "T").Thank You.
Does anyone have any good internet sites that sell antique/old doorknob or drawer pulls? I like the glass kind that you find in older houses but I'...
What is the best way to maintain older cedar shingle roofs? What is the best way to do so? I have seen neighbors having their roofs sprayed (I as...
I recently removed some old wallpaper in our house. The drywall underneath is in great shape, but in some spots a layer of the drywall came off wi...
My sisters house was built 45 years ago. They have a Springsoft "Dominator" water treatment system currently hooked up to their plumbing from thei...
I need help with changing out three 3-Way switches in an older home. All switches control the same upstairs hallway lights. The switches are curre...
I'm hoping to remove some old wall panelling in my kitchen. Any advice on "How to" would be appreciated!
My cousin just used some denim cotton insulation, Ultra Touch, for his new addition and told me that it worked really well and did not itch. He sai...
Hi, We are looking to build a new house and one of the options we're considering is going with a modular construction. THey are telling me that eve...
We have a 1926 house with knob and tube wiring. Since other kinds of wiring have been grafted onto this wiring, we're having the whole place rewir...
Hi,I have an old fixture in the Kitchen that needs to be replaced. It's a pull chain light on the old knob and tube system. The fixture and wir...
We are having a real problem with voles eatind our hosta plants along with other plant roots. Any advice on how to rid our yard of voles would be a...
Has anyone tried the new "flexible" duct systems for adding A/C to older homes without doing a lot of duct work? Can heat also be vented through th...
I've got a room in the basement that I want to finish soon, but I've got some questions about how to approach it. The room is about 13'6" X 17'8",...
After I remove all of the old wallpaper from our family room, I'm planning to put up new, paintable wallpaper instead. I want a fresh, painted loo...