If the walls are in good shape you don't need to sand. Don't attempt to remove the old color by sanding. If you feel you really need to sand, get...
BobFMember since 10/19/98
Your comment "The hot wire is connected to the common as well as the light to the common at the end" worries me. Connecting the hot wire to the co...
And how much time have you spent doing rework because of the splitting? My point: you've already spent way more time than simple gluing would hav...
3 months is about average to 'stick' build a 2000 - 2500 square foot home. I have one and the quality of lumber and framing is very good. My cor...
What you describe is the common method. Move the studs about an inch from the foundation walls. Do insulate. If you live above the mason-dixon l...
Use a vise grip C-clamp to hold the stud and channel tight together. Then the screws will dig in. I've noticed that a pro grade screw gun works b...
Have you calculated the volume (yards) you'll need? Do that first. The number of yards/bag is printed on the bag. The math is simple.I'm not sur...
Such a tree does not exist. "Fast growing" and "wind damage resistant" are mutually exclusive.Compromises are available. Some maples will grow fa...
The half bricks are used over an existing concrete base. I don't think they would last otherwise.
RoundUp will kill the plants, but the roots will still be a problem. The best way is to chop them up. I've done this and it goes fast considering...
Call the gas company and ask them. Where I live, the utilities are usually 3 feet deep. The exception may be the phone and cable. They may only ...
Its a measure of how fast water seeps into the ground. Its a simple test. Dig a hole, pour a specified amount of water into it, and mark how many...
Have a pro do this anyway. Cutting a concrete foundation requires special saw blades and saws. You could rent a saw, but replacing a busted saw b...
I fenced my yard with wood - l preferred using real wood.Being in the hot Texas summers, I'd want to know more about how well the vinyl handles tha...
Don't rule out annuals for additional color. Perennials usually have a short bloom period, where annuals bloom all summer.I'd put in some ferns an...
Right now you'll see a lot of skepticism. There's been some anecdotal reports of them failing, but I've not seen any in-depth study.
Its the way electric wires were run decades ago. Single wires were run. The went thru the studs in tubes and were suspended in the wall cavity us...
This is called piering and is often used in these situations. Usually they drive steel rods in to the ground until they hit bedrock. I've not hea...
No, you're not daft. The sun will heat up the source of the odor causing it to give off the smell.What flooring do you have? My guess is its carp...
Some people berate us for answering too many questions, ie) that we are no-it-alls that really know little.And here you are questioning why we don'...