Dear Randy,The first thing you can do is encapsulate any suspected asbestos. Your local EPA Rep. can help you with that avenue. They are more than ...
Dear MDC,Do some conversion math and you will ascertain that 35mm is about 1 1/4" in diameter. Purchase an 1 1/4" Forstner bit and the correspondin...
Dear Eni,A close friend of mine had that problem in her house. This may seem weird but, what we did was something from the 70's. She saved and glom...
Dear Barbara,Your first course of action is to locate the colony. They're probably all over your foundation. Exterminate the ants and repair the dr...
Dear Scott,Sounds like there was a Chinese Fire Drill putting your DWV system in. Maybe your best bet is to simply run a new line to the street or ...
Dear Hash,Tear the vinyl out first. If it is not completely glued to the subfloor, you'll get a movement on the new tile. Stay away from the self-s...
Dear Richard,Personally, I would not recommend painting ceramic tile. The sites you listed are all trying to sell their product. I've seen many pai...
Dear Scott,The reason the drain probably was replaced was because it broke. If the installer did not bed the new line properly, or just used a fern...
Dear WW,Rpxlpx has a good point. However, in the 1940's galvanized pipe was on it's way out and copper was on it's way in. Get your reading glasses...
Dear Robraden,I checked with my floor guy. He said to pull one of the nails out and match it with one size larger in thickness and one inch longer....
Dear Mieram,Allow me to enter my two cents worth. If you've read any of my answers, you'll know I do not like linoleum flooring. My suggestion is t...
Dear Mike,Though I tend to stay away from basement renovations and grew up in New Jersey, I'll try to explain. Metal studs are subject to rust. Eve...
Dear Bill,I had this problem a few years ago and it was the proximity switch that was out of adjustment. That's the switch that won't let one get c...
Dear Boothbay,If you've already purchased the repair kit for your faucet, there should be detailed directions included.Len
Hi all,Due to the fact we can not upload diagrams, photos and such, I started a group at Yahoo.Com to allow us to do just that. Membership is open ...
Dear Hubby,I saw one segment on This Old House, One on the Woodwright's Shop and one on the New Yankee Workshop. Do a search for these and you shou...
Dear Bubblepuppy,One of the companies I do work for manufactures pallets. They have a contract with Stanley-Bostitch. They asked the same question....