Had some roofing contractors, who specialize in comp, say that the fire retardant on shake roof, required in California, cuts life expectancy of ro...
Does anyone have any advice on stripping milk paint. I have a staircase that has a couple of layers of old oil (lead) based paint that comes off p...
Our old bungolow style house was painted with a latex exterior over oil base coat five years ago. The side is cement cinder block and stucco. Som...
Looking for tips on preparing our soil for hydroseeding. We are replacing an old lawn and sprinkler system and would appreciate any advice from t...
We are trying to repair the old rope and pulley windows in our house. How should we do it? Thanks.
i have a vmatch tongue and groove knotty pine wall with vertical 5 - 1/2" wide boards. i want to replace one of the boards that has defects. what...
I am installing ceiling tiles in a room that is not square. does anyone know how to square the ceiling? thanks
I read somewhere that sky blue paint was often used on the porch ceilings of old houses. Does anyone know the historic significance or practical p...
I recently ripped up the carpet on our stairway and found that a previous owner had used a lot of drywall screws to screw down the treads. (Some t...
My husband and I are restoring/renovating a house that was built around 1780. The floors are in good shape, but have been painted around the edges...
i have to install a vapor barrier in my home and was wondering what the proper way to install it is?? i need an answer as soon as possible...it wou...
Our pedestal stink has a hot handle and a hot water spout - a cold water handle and a cold water spout. Where can I find a new Spouts and handles?
I have looked unsuccessfully for directions to make window seats under dormer windows. I can find the pictures but no directions. Lowes suggested e...
would like to know if there is an easier way of removing thinset, I have been using a 40lb jack hammer, we will then stain the concrete to owners s...
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My refigator made some funny noise, then smoke start coming out the back of it. My son pull the plug out. It smell like burnt rubber. It is a si...
I have a cesspool and the condensation from my pipes causes my basement to accumulate water. Any suggestions on how to stop this
Bought house without a boiler. Looking for information on how to choose the right boiler for the house. 1000sqft 2 floors. no garage.
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...