After we applied the second coat of paint to our dining room we noticed that there were bubbles in some areas of the walls. Any ideas on why this ...
Last spring, I had a new furnance installed in my 20 year-old house. When the furnance began running last November, I noticed an odd odor (like a d...
We would like to install a 5-6 foot high, 50 foot long Allen block retaining wall in our sloping back yard after we regrade to create two flat leve...
First a question then the explanation of the problem as a whole. Any help is greatly appreciated. Sorry for the length but hopefully it will shed...
My 25 year old gavanized plumbing is shot. I am planning on replacing it. Are there reasonable (and reliable) alternatives to copper? (which seem...
how do I properly remove paint from my 1880 clabboard siding and the proper method of repainting? any good resource books or websites?
I own a building that has ornate metal ceilings on 3 floors. I am interested in contacting people that would be interested in purchasing these cei...
I own a building that has 3 floors. It has ornate metal ceilings on all 3 floors. I am interested in selling the basement and top floor ceilings,...
I am going to finish my basement. How do I attach the treated plate for partition walls to the concrete? Thanks in advance.
A home builder in Dallas, Texas was featured one weekend on a home show on tv that built homes which consumed a fraction of electricity of an "ordi...
Im replacing some 40 year old stairs What I would like to no should I use the stringers that are there they seem to be ok The problem is that the s...
We have a beautiful Victorian with a 24 stair staircase to the 2nd and 3rd floors. We are getting ready to wallpaper the very large hallway with 1...
I am in the process of stripping all my kitchen cabinets. I am new to doing this and have made some mistakes. I have stripped and restained my ca...
We're using a radiant heating system in concrete. This will be in our barn/shop that we'll live in while we build our home. We'd rather not insta...
Two story timberframe about 3000sf -- 2000sf on ground level, 1000sf on second floor (later to be a separate apartment).First floor: Installing ra...
We want to construct a horseshoe pit. Anyone know where I can find out the proper dimensions for one? Thanks!
I was just wondering how you determine if your existing foundation can support a second story addition. Our home was built in 1963. It is a bit u...
I have an unusual request of my grandmother's. I need to know how to clean the grease off of some walnut cabinets to stain them almond. I was con...
I recently purchased a home previously occupied by someone who fancied themselves quite the "do-it-yourselfer" He installed shower tile directly o...
I am attempting to secure a lavatory to a stud spanning cross member (a 2x4 wood piece). The problem is that the studs are metal so how does one ac...