I would definitely get a second opinion or wait for rotor rooter to arrive. I would keep quiet of what the plummer said. If rotor rooter is succes...
What project are you working on now?
I have completed many home projects. Some of the smaller projects were replacing light fixtures and new floors in my two bathrooms. The larger projects included 150ft cobblestone wall and a new exposed aggregate driveway. Currently I also have a DIY blog.Not as popular as Bob Vila, but it does pretty well. Check it out when you get a chance. www.fixupthishouse.com
What is your favorite tool?
My favorite tool is what ever tool will get the job finished with as little effort as possible. So...My favorite tool changes from project to project.
What's your favorite Bob Vila memory?
Watching Bob Vila was sort of a family thing.I remember back in my younger years, everybody would gather around the tube and watch This Old House with Bob Vila. No particular show comes to mind.My strongest memory is he was always working on some old huungus house up in Massachusetts.
I would agree with latex. If you are painting over wood,use a good quality primer for any bare spots. Latex works great on vinyl and aluminum sidi...
The best way to attach outdoor carpet to steps is to use double sided tape. There is a tape made for outdoor installs. Attach tape at back and fro...
Hi there Since the base is sitting on concrete it would probably be a good idea to prime the bottom surface. Due to inconsistency's of concrete, ...
Yes...The first coat has a tendency to soak in to the material. When the first coat is completely dry, apply a second coat and let dry. Thanks D...
It would be very difficult to remove old cement. You can apply new laminate over existing cement with some preparation. Scuff up the surface with...
Hi There, My thoughts are, it is your house which you live in. I would go with what you want and feel comfortable with. Especially if the comment...
I would definitely get a second opinion. That is a lot of money. When you make the call just tell them you are having drain issues. Don't tell th...
Here is a link to a Bob Vila article that may be helpful http://www.bobvila.com/articles/taping-drywall/ Thanks David
I would fill in the gaps with caulk or maybe some type of wood filler before painting. Most of the time I will prime the surface and then caulk. T...
I have found from experience that oil base holds up much better when painting over laminate. It produces a harder base surface. Also, scuff op the...
Hey, Thanks for the question. We (you) as the builder of any project will notice these types of variations more than any other person who looks at...
I am not sure what your reason is for removing the chair rail. But, yes you could remove it with a pry bar. Be care, only pry where the studs are ...
Alright, spring is officially here. The weather is getting warmer. What type of spring projects do you have planned? New deck? new patio? Tell us...
Did he explain why he can't do knockdown? Is there a problem blending in to existing walls or is he just trying to make more money off of the proje...
Let's say you have 2 ceiling light fixtures in your room that are worked off of one switch. Then you decided to replace one of the light fixtures w...
I had never heard of using Styrofoam for installing. I did a search. Must be a fairly new product. Looks pretty cool. Check it out. http://www.br...
Hi there You got me a little confused. Not sure if you have a canvas wall covering and it is peeling or have paint peeling. Here are suggestions ...
I would suggest a dehumidifier. This would the less expensive and less intrusive. Take care David