Dear Barb,I'm going to take a stab at this and wonder if there is a heat source very near to the commode. Do you use well water? If so take a sampl...
Dear Sal,Most of the time, even if the tree is removed, the roots will still grow. I've used a product called Root Destroyer by Hercules Mfg. I don...
Dear JC,I've had good luck using Armaflex insulation on hot water lines in the past. I think they're okay for steam. Either way, do NOT use Duct ta...
Dear Carol,Ask your landlord to remove the wall heaters and repair the walls. If he balks, offer to split the expense 50/50. It's not expensive to ...
DearJ,I spoke with the fella who does my exterior painting and his reply to your problem is thus. Cedar is an aromatic wood. It contains resins tha...
Dearescamilla,If it were my home, considering expense, I would use the same rock foundation the house is now sitting upon. The house has held up fo...
Dear Chelsea,I ran into this problem a number of times. I've called contractors to get their opinion and received estimates upwards of $ 2000.00. S...
To All,A good friend of mine told me this one and I thought all of the guys and gals would enjoy it.A New Yorker went to Georgia looking for a cons...
Dear J,Now that you've explained the problem in a little more detail; First, if you think the water is getting in under the threshold, try using a ...
My neighbor kept complaining that her A/C wasn't cooling enough. It turned out her two Collies were napping up against her ground unit. I pulled th...
Dear David,Actually, I got him a full set of Snap-on tools with a roll around cabinet, a chainsaw, his first baby shotgun and a pitbull puppy. I al...
Dear Jimmie,First, one can not stretch vinyl flooring, as fragile as that stuff is, it will rip. I ran into this problem some time ago. The fella d...
I'm proud to announce that I became a Pop-Pop for the first time on 15 Jan. 02. Shane Alexander Reilly now has a career of renovation. LOLLen
Dear DHH,That depends on what was used to achieve this look. I've use sponges and wallboard compound to achieve a stucco effect. If this is the app...
Dear Charm,First of all those old radiators are HEAVY. Since the boiler, I assume, is inoperative, you must first use a pipe wrench to disconnect t...
Dear Paul,22.5 degrees of angle is exactly 1/2 of a 45 degree angle. This is difficult to set on a circular saw. Usually I use a engineers adjustab...
Yes I do. There are a number of composite tiles that are "No-wax". Just stay away from the self-stick variety. Len
Dear Estrom,Use 3'4" marine plywood and tile. This grade of plywood is of a higher density than the regular CDX grade and the glue is better.LenP.S...
Dear Yossi,I've read the posts and have come to the conclusion that Jay-J has the best answer. Also, if you do move out of that room, ask your land...