I recently bought a 1923 bungalow which stays pretty cold. I have forced air gas, but have to turn it up quite a bit to keep the house warm. As I...
I am building a screened in porch and have a slab 20 ft by 15 ft as a base. I will tie it into my existing roof. What size boards will I need for t...
I am looking for a practical way to permanently remove 30+ year old ivy and replace with sod. The surface layer has been removed. Roots are at le...
How can I tell the difference between 60 degree wiring and 90 degree wiring?
I recently purchased a home in Washington, DC in April 1999. After several months of occupancy, I have discovered that the house has some structura...
I recently bought a house that was built in '57 its on a slab fondation. When the furnace is on the pipe going to the vents get extremly hot but by...
We have recessed can lighting throughout our house. In the two rooms which are below only attic space (as opposed to a second floor above), we hav...
We just purchased a new home that backs up to a man made pond naturally fed, in a development with new contruction still going on. The sump pump i...
As a first-time ceramic floor do-it- yourselfer, I put down a little too much quick set mortar for the first couple of tiles and the mortar pushed ...
I am a first time home owner. I am planing to do alot of work around the house.(Total remodel room by room.)I need some help finding some building ...
We are in the process of repainting the walls but when we wash them or scrub the paint peels off. Any suggestions on how to remove the old paint a...
I saw a message on one of the bulletin boards awhile back and cannot find it again...We have a well. What I want to know is how often our pump sho...
We want to replace our existing sliding glass door. We have the door but are not quite sure what to do. The problem is that we have a concrete po...
I want to build a 30'X40' woodworking shop with a concrete floor. I can't decide which is cheaper the conventional wood studded walls with insula...
While installing a phone extension in my mother-in-law's house, and working in the attic, I noticed ice on the inside of the roof plywood along wit...
We believe that we have squirrels in our crawl space in the garage. What is the best way to get ride of them without costing a lot of money. Do I...
New home, new problem. After our first rainfall, we noticed a large puddle of water near the corner where the garage meets the house. An electric...