You have a pretty good rate now. Would it make enough difference in your payments to pay back the costs involved? Also, better check with your cu...
You should take care of that uneven floor to the extent you can when laying the subflooring (shims). Be sure to put down plastic (vapor barrier) f...
It was probably installed incorrectly. The nails must be 'loose' (not hammered down tight) so that the siding can expand & contract with temperatu...
Found this site through a newspaper article. It is unbiased and compares types of windows (construction, not brands). Can do a search for your st...
House wrap is not a vapor barrier. In fact, it is made to allow vapor to pass through from the insulation to the outside. It does repel water but...
Is there any way you can exchange them for the 'IC class' (in contact) fixtures? There are two basic types, sealed and not sealed. The sealed one...
I never dreamed that having a new home designed and built would require my wife & me to learn so much about so many aspects of the process. We are...
GeoThermal units use very efficent heat/cool pumps. Normal units use compressed 'gas' and regular heat pumps depend on the outside air temperature...
First check the spray attachments at the faucets. They often get clogged and looks like reduced pressure but is just reduced flow.
The Left/Right hand issue is probably not as important as the other saw features. Consumer's Reports, August 2002, pgs 42-44, had a good evaluatio...
Try "Zap", gloves, a very stiff brush (maybe brass) and lots of elbow grease. It will clean the grout but is a real pain. Can find it in Sam's Cl...
Did you follow the manufacturer's instructions for nutralizing (sp?) the remover before applying stain & finish? Also, what type wood? Soft wood,...
Probably not since so much depends on the project and your choices. For example, you may elect to do the kitchen which can be the most expensive r...
Make a detailed scale drawing of the floor plans showing where current plumbing is located. Take this to both Home Depot & that other home center ...
Are you sure you want to remove the tank just to paint behind it? Reason I ask is that plumbing fixtures tend to leak when disturbed. That said, ...
There are lots of plans available. One such is at: http://www.toolcenter.com/SOMERSET/SOM-04136.htm Better, do a Google search (http://www.goog...
No reason you can not have both types. The gable mounted fan would be one type of attic fan while the ceiling mounted fan would be a 'whole house'...
Also check that the cooling coils are free of dust, etc and that the cooling fan in working and clean. After that, it's time to call the repairman.
Greg, the 'Construction Manager' or 'Project Manager' concept is a good one to save money; however, it leaves you open to all kinds of liability. ...
Stick with a reputable name manufacturer and check the specs carefully. All siding is not made the same. Some is thin & flimsy - don't use any li...