Attention all contractors, treasure hunters, and lovers of construction -- BOB NEEDS YOUR HELP! To re-install the original hinges removed from a...
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Larry G is correct. Remove the whole thing and take it to your home center for advice. It might just need a cartridge or some other part. -Bob
Depending on the pitch of the roof your headroom for this loft area can be quite limited so keep this in mind when designing. Also be aware of the ...
Glazing compound/putty has been around forever and older windows will have dried out so that it chips easily. Repair using the same but add some li...
I think the plan can work. Yes to lowering vents, insulation (I'd use rigid 2-inch Polyisocyanurate), and since it's a crawl space, I'd cover the d...
Sounds like an improper installation, who put it in? Can you get them back to correct it? If not then contact a reputable garage door company and g...
You should definitely refinish the banister! Crackling or crazed old varnish is attractive to some but not me. You can often correct the problem wi...
Yes. These cold air infiltration barriers are made of spun olefin and are a good idea in new construction or remodeling, especially when using a tr...
I've never had this type of foundation so no personal experience. If it is seriously damp you might want to investigate best ways to divert water ...
Call some of the mason supply houses in your town, they often have old inventory they don't know what to do with. - Bob
I like an aluminum clad wood window best but I had a good experience with some fiberglass sash awning windows a few years back in a cold and windy ...
I'm not a fan of a wood foundation. I know that in the right climate and with good soil conditions it's perfectly acceptable but I prefer the solid...