AHJ,Since you fancy yourself so knowledgable, why not illuminate us with just what responses are incorrect and why. We appreciate a healthy exchan...
BobFMember since 10/19/98
The key here is letting it dry. Mortar changes color as it dries out and this could take a week or more, depending on weather conditions.
Go to 200 amp service may help - only because in doing that work, the real cause will be fixed. Are you really drawing that much power at one time...
What do you mean by the paint came off? You could see the brush strokes or roller marks?What color is the paint?How long between applying the prim...
The only way to really have a dry basement is to stop the water before it enters the house. There are several different ways to do this depending ...
If you upgrade to a 30a, make sure your family is living elsewhere. Make sure all valuables are out of the house. Upgrade your insurance. Then c...
Get a new one. It shouldn't be putting out that much heat. Even the one we had when I was a kid didn't exhaust much heat and that was quite a whi...
Norm Abrahams (the New Yankee Workshop) has done a couple of them. I think wood magazine has also done a variety of plans. They even have a layou...
The best time is in the fall. The soil is warm enough to let the seeds germinate yet the grass isn't stressed by the hot afternoon sun. The roots...
1. Has the leak been fixed? If not, no sense covering up the stains as you'll just get more.2. If its painted, then apply a stain-blocking prime...
How often is "sometimes damp" and how much water are we talking about?Are you implying that the sump pump is constantly pumping water away or just ...
For the remaining glue - can you tell if its white glue or something like rubber cement? Wallpaper paste is water soluable and should come off wit...
NO - don't use a sander to remove the wallpaper. Plain water will normally work. If that doesn't, then try diluted fabric softener or DIF (availa...
I'm suprised that a pre-stain didn't work. This works very well on pine.This board can be very helpful, but the people you really need are woodwo...
Some painters early in their careers will start with $x per window/door. This may sound crazy but a window/door slows the painter down. A large, ...
First red flag - its free. Why is it free, or to rephrase it - why aren't the owners selling it to get the money? These types of homes in good c...
Many lumber yards have the plans - as simple or as complex as you want. The plans should be free - just buy the lumber from them. The yard will s...