Dear Phatsie,See post of 5 Jan. from Sharon.Len
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Dear DTdave,The ticking and pinging you hear results from the rapid expansion/contraction that is standard in a hydronic heating system. The indivi...
Dear Estrom,Since you won't be standing on your countertop, I think 1/4" plywood would suffice. But, when you put down the plywood, caulk the seams...
Dear Margarita,Do you refer to base molding or hot water baseboards? If it is molding, I believe you have outside air getting in at some point. Ins...
Dear Mom.Try using a razor blade to scrape off the paint and redye and repolish the shoes.Len
Dear Tate,Due to the knocking of baseboards, I assume you have hydronic heat. First shut off the power to the boiler, loosen the wiring at the zone...
Dear Mel,I've used these otherwise dead spaces for storage, I've finished them and used them as walk-in closets. I've removed them and expanded the...
Dear Dutch,That depends how much space you wish to lose. Remember, you'll lose 1/2" with the cement board and 1/2" with the tile & mortar. Add that...
It depends where you live. What may be cheap in Bogg Hollow, would bankrupt you in New York. Call three contractors, get their bids, and depending ...
Dear Kim,It may be that the overflow "hole" in your basin is clogged. This also acts as a kind of vent to let the basin drain easier. Remove the P-...
Dear Estrom,I would go through the small expense of tiling under the cabinets if only to facilitate leveling the base cabinets,waterproofing under ...
Dear Barb,I've encountered this problem once before. The instance that I encountered had to do with the commode being on the first floor of a slab ...
Dear Estrom,First things first. Stand in the middle of the target floor and jump. If you feel any give at all, you need to brace up the joists from...
Dear Kyllmann,Stay away from any kind of sheet flooring for a high traffic area. From 30 years of experience, it simply won't stand up. To put it d...
I've used the compounds on stained marble countertops with good success, however, on a few instances, I've had to use a sealer afterwards. The jobs...
The tile I refer to is a composite of the type you see in supermarkets. It is 1/8" thick and I use it in high traffic areas, areas where water dama...
Dear Weible,Before you think of electric baseboard, there are two questions. One being, do you have enough free amperage space on your service to a...
The clicking is from expansion. The knocking may suggest that you have air in the system and may need to purge. Check the air pressure in the expan...
Dear Kyllmann,I've reviewed your post carefully. After some consideration, I would suggest you go to a commercial grade resielient tile. It costs a...
Dear Notdot,There are so many factors relating to your problem. First, how many levels does your home contain? Second, to place one bathroom over a...