clean what off them? Soot or something else? I would first suggest going to a paint store to get some TSP to mix with water and scour it. use a ...
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All marble is brittle stone and soft. it is essentially a pressure and heat hardened limestone, still brittle and still permeable. In native state...
Well, if you have an aversion to manual work, you should have bought a condo instead of a historic house, but shimming is the best and easiest solu...
A couple of tests for you to try. Before you can fix it, you have to know what it is and what it's source is. a moisture meter can be handy, to ...
It is a bit hard knowing what you are specifically looking for. Frieze is the trim under a soffit, often with an added cornice piece or bedmold. Wa...
since I can't see it to determine the reasons for it, I can't comment further Excellence is its own reward!
Waht he was getting at is whether this poured crete is a slab on grade, monolithic, stemwall for slab later or what? On certain sites, it can be ea...
That depends on the actual reason it appears to dip. It could be more of an illusion caused by sloppy shingle workmanship failing to keep straight ...
This is without a doubt a poor roof design to begin with. That is the primary reason for the original leak. But it is nothing that could not be ...
It depends on type of wood, but 100 to 120 is usually what we do for interior work. 80 might be OK for exterior - but like I say, it depends on typ...
big pile of information missing here in all this ... 20x30 which way? 20' out from house? with no idea what the live load required by local...
hollow = void yes actually there will probably be a sort of corrugation that you can cut out deep enough to be able to insert a new spline ri...
Dodgeroof, You mean you haven't heard of all the studies done on garbage bag substitutions? LOL A copy of this could go in the new Handyman Humou...
A commercial BUR can be speced as anywhere from a two ply to a six ply, so comparative costs are too open ended to be accurate withyout th especs. ...
I happen to like the hidden fastners, but I share the problem of not trusting to the molys or expanders to hold in SR. That is why we always place ...
Teh solod colour behr's will last far longer than the Thompson's. T watersealer ios basically just a thinned down wax solution that dies from the U...
You could google bungalo and architechtural style. That would give you a lot of references. I doubt that you would find many refs to old style ...
It is probably too late to say so now, but I wouldn't. There is nothing structural about vinyl siding that would make it capable of holding the...
I use a 2.5" or 3" #10 structural screw. Generally, cabinets come with fasteners to hang them, often having a washer head built in. The ones I use ...