My husband and I are buying our first home- a brick detached house on a long and narrow lot, built in 1920 in a quiet but urban neighborhood. The l...
I recently purchased a Craftsman 10" table saw. On the side, the motor is listed as 3600 (or close to that) RPMs. However, the book said I must u...
I am planning an addition and thought I wouldre-use a lot of exterior brick from a wallwhich will come down. But I find it's pretty difficult to c...
We have removed carpet, linoleum, and tar paper from tongue and groove pine flooring only to find DEEP black stains. We have tried numerous solven...
I live in a Sears home built in 1916. It was originally a farm house that we moved into town. I am trying to strip the paint from the upstairs do...
I have purchased some exterior latex paint I intended to use this last fall. I forgot all about it and left the 5 gal container outside in the col...
This project is a four unit two story building, built in 1926, in Hollywood, CA.Originally, it had unvented gas heaters in several rooms of each ap...
I have a wall in my basement that is covered in wallboard. I intend to remove it and either paint or put up wallpaper. There are some areas behin...
I have a few items in an old house that where stained too dark, I would like lighten them up. After sanding one of these item for too long I have t...
The galvanized pipes in my 30 year old home is almost completely rusted shut. What are the options for replacement material? I know re-plumbing w...
Ihave old 1946 house with wooden sash windows that need to be refinished. Should I (1) use a wire brush to remove the old paint and flakey wood. (2...
WHAT IS A GOOD QUALITY HEAVY DUTY INSULATION WITH SOUND PROOFING OR SHOULD AN ADDDITIONAL MATERIAL BE PURCHASED FOR EXTRA SOUND PROTECTION?
A year ago I prepped my kitchen floor with 1/2" plywood underlayment over the existing floor of composition board and had a contractor lay the Arms...
My house in about 70 years old and the joists in the basement were notched to fit on the cap plate and beam, why was this done, it seems that it ...
We are considering buying a home built in 1929-Michigan, NW of Detroit-but it has a jack in one corner of the basement to support the settled home....
I AM CURRENTLY LOOKING AT A WAY SOMEHOW REVISE THE LOAD-MAIN SUPPORTS IN THE BASMENT, THAT HAPPEN TO CUT OFF ONLY TWO DOORWAY SPACES; ONE IS TO THE...
I RECENTLY AM HAVING MY BASEMENT CONVERTED INTO A BEDROOM FOR MY DAUGHTER AND A LIVING ROOM/KITCHEN COMBO.BUT SHE LIKES TO PLAY RAP MUSIC AND DOES ...
The 2*10 joists recieved a 4 inch by 8 inch notch to fit on the cap plate which is a 4 * 8