My husband and I are considering purchasing an old farm house in upstate NY which was built in the mid 1700s. It would be our dream house except th...
Does anyone know of a way to better seal non insulation contact recessed lights from the attic side before we put cellulose insulation in ?
Hello, I am having an addition built. The footer has been poured and the block has been layed. Should the footer be exact or should the footer be...
Hi,I have red oak hardwood floors that were completely sanded down and finished with an oil-based urethane (no stain) 3 years ago. The floors need ...
I have a 26-inch diameter round gable vent that ventilates a small attic space that can't be reached from anywhere in the house or attic. (It's co...
Hi, I need help finding out how to build, install or to order a sound proof window for my Recording studio.The measurements are aprox. 72 x 50.Than...
The support wood underneath my sliding patio door has rotted away and i want to replace it. I figured to do that i would have to take the door off...
I need some advice on how to fixed some scratched wood. The wood is on top of a half-wall above a stair case. My cat has jumped on it a few times...
How large a gap between drywall panels is acceptable? Can pros get away with bigger gaps than amateurs? Can gaps in drywall installed on the ceil...
I am having a problem with water leaking down my vent pipes on my recently purchased house. I don't know if the person who installed the flashing k...
We have to build a retaining wall in our backyard. Our home's foundation is exposed and we are losing our backyard. How does concrete measure up to...
I saw somewhere that I could get a portable air tank and convert it to an air supply for use w/finish or brad nail gun w/o having to lug the compr...
PLEASE help! My "Darling" insists on installing the new floor AFTER the appliances are installed.I say the floor goes in now BEFORE anything goes i...
I have a home that was built in 1904 and has the original wood storm windows. I want to replace the storm windows with new exterior storm windows a...
Our upstairs toilet always has to be flushed twice before it flushes completely. What could be causing this problem?Thanks for your help.
I'm designing a bathroom that is tiled on the floor and walls so that it can be used as a roll-in shower room. I'm looking for a waterproof light ...
We recently purchased a home that has 1" square mirror tiles glued to one of the bedroom walls. Can anyone tell me how to remove them safely?
I am looking for these little adjustable feet that go underneath the four legs of a radiator, I am not sure waht they are called. I have looked a...
Can I safely re-excavate and lower my basement floor?I have a 1908 house in Minnesota with a ridiculously bumpy concrete slab in the basement. Som...
We moved into a new house last year with a deck out back. It appears to have been painted with brown latex paint, which is now peeling. Everythin...