It is pretty common practice to turn over the 'starter' run but they should also be placed 'upside down' so that the tabs are on the up-roof side r...
Painting inside is not a problem as long as the inside temperature is above the paint manufacture's instructions. Fumes may be a problem if you ar...
Yes, there are special self-tapping screws you should use. Also, be sure to use gromets to isolate the wiring from the studs as well as the plumbi...
All toilets are NOT made the same. Some brands tend to have more problems than others. The low volume toilets now required do give some problems,...
These are 'hardwood' but don't know if they are maple. Can ask: http://www.cornerhardware.com/hardware/iteminfo.html?action=iteminfo&item=08030701...
Doesn't anyone bother to do a search using www.google.com? I did one for Maple wood plugs and got loads of 'hits'. The first one is: http://www....
Lace of exterior sheathing was common for homes built in the 'old days' but should not be the case today. Sounds like a whole lot of work. If it i...
Did a quick search on Google and got many hits. This was the first: http://www.webproducts.com/products/humireg.html
The turn off valve(s) may be the culprit. If old, they can have mineral deposits which can break loose when closing/opening and cause partial bloc...
Staples are a lousy way to attach shingles when wind is a consideration. Check with local codes to see if nails are specified. Shingles should no...
Yes, especially if you have turned it off & back on lately. If it's old, can have mineral deposits that may need to be cleaned out by turning off ...
Joe, sounds like either a leaky roof, leaky pipe and/or inadequate ventilation. Can't imagine just inadequate ventilation causing all that moistur...
Raymond (Prof) hit it on the head but forgot to mention one VERY IMPORTANT step. Drain all the water from the line and leave a faucet or two open ...
This is going to be a very personal decision. House wrap does breathe but is waterproof. It does allow water vapor to pass thru. It's main purpo...
Everyone thinking of building a home ought to have & read "Build It Right". This is a collection of common 'mistakes' made by builders and what to ...
Bad idea for 2 reasons: 1) Vents excess humidity into the attic; 2) vents lint and 'stuff' into attic. Much better to cut the hole & vent outside.
It can with the spay foam insulation but be sure they use the formula that expands slowly or could get some wall damage from excessive expansion.
Since you are going over 3/4 inch OSB, it would be a good idea to lay the flooring perpendicular to the floor joists to get better strength. If la...
I think it is the S-e-a-r-s (Craftsman) '3D Sander' The 3 circles move independently. Have not tried it but looks good. Her is a url for a revie...