I've had problems with earwigs when I had a lot of mulch around the foundation. Thinning the mulch cut way down on the earwig numbers. Also the m...
Ants in a garden are natural. Their tunnels break up the soil. Some types are clean up the dead bugs, etc. The kind to worry about those that gu...
Mano99 - I would close the basement vents and open the main floor vents to get air moving through the upstairs. I would look into installing ceili...
Is the tank tilted to one side? When the flap is down, the weight of the water above helps seal. If tilted, the flap may float before the water p...
I have a set of "sqeeek no more" that installs screws that break off at the top of the threads. You might be able to find something like this at a...
Excavating down would be no problem if you stay above the footers. Digging below them may cause the footers to slide into the excavation.Have you ...
One way is to put down something that stinks - mothballs, tabasco sauce, hunter's scents like fox urine - which need renewal after a rain. I've be...
A heat pump pulls energy from the outside air to heat the interior. I had a heat pump for heat in southern Ohio. In a warmer climate than NE, it ...
You could break it up yourself with a rented electric jackhammer or rented backhoe. Disposal would be the main problem. I would lean toward hirin...
When the old driveway is removed, have them take out any rocks bigger than 1" diameter. Then they should compact the soil. If the yard is fairly ...
Can your well pump be pulling in air and pushing it into your pipes? How hard is it to adjust the depth of your pump?
The basic idea is simple. Slide out the broken cable, slide in the new cable, add nuts and washers to each end and tighten. The tough part is the...
Better than putting carpet back would be to put up thin walls. A layer of rigid foam insulation glued to the walls and then drywalled would be war...
jack3425 - Do you have access to the ends of the cables? Are the cables grouted in or loose in conduit?
justgregk - I just put up shelves in my garage. I used L shaped shelf brackets with a 12" and a 14" leg. I put 1"x12" by 8' shelving of man-made ...
One possibility is that the carpet covers the foundation. The shelf is the top of the cinderblock or concrete. The uninsulated foundation was ver...
Have you looked into plastic lumber (recycled plastic & sawdust) for joists? More money but won't rot. Pressure treated wood rots slower but stil...
mtconleyca - I'm finishing my basement now. I'm using the steel studs. To attach them, I'm using a power-matic (?) which uses a .22 cal blank to ...
I have been using vise grip c-clamps. I think my 20 yr old drill may be too slow at max 1200 rpm (when it was new).