Recently I installed 3/4" hardwood floors in our living room, leaving the requisite space for expansion around the perimeter of the room, including...
Sylvan, What is your opinion of tankless water heaters for use in my situation? Thank you for taking the time to write.
Other than faster receovery time, what is the advantage to having a gas water heater in my situation? Are they not more dangerous? I recall havi...
I have a large, oval tub in the master bath for which our electric 40 gallon water heater does not supply adequate hot water. The tub is 60" lo...
Thanks for the reply! The concrete had been painted at one point by previous owners, so it has the remains of paint helter-skelter. What sho...
Enclosing our front porch, which is a concrete slab, our plans are to install quarry tile. My question is do we need to install a moisture barr...
I am enclosing our 8' X 28' porch. The windows will be double-paned, the floor a quarry tile. The ceiling will be insulated and two ceiling fans in...
My wife loves to take hot baths with the large tub filled as full as possible. We have a 40 gallon hot water heater. She says it is not adequate to...
A leak has develope over our front porch, shich has a roof of low pitch. An old house, the roof decking is tongue and groove--I forget the thicknes...
We used to have that problem every couple of years when using poisons, including the kind that claim the rodent will leave the premises to die.Pois...
By "within the windings," do you mean inside the motor itself?What is the solution to the problem if connections TO the motor are good? A new motor?
How do i remove the vinyl covering the soffits? Do I just bend it downward and snap it out of hte J-channels? (or whatever those L-shaped holders a...
There are NO soffit vents in this old house. The overhange is 12" or so and are covered with vinyl and there is solid wood underneath. I suppose I ...
Is it possible to retrofit the soffits with vents? Is there a formula for how many per square foot of roof?
We have problems with ice dams on occasion on our roof. I am tracking down the source of the warm air leaks into the attic, but with a folding stai...
What about a bleach solution? Would that work on these gowths that resemble the lichen/algae that grows on tree bark and rocks?
I clean off rust with one of those rotary brush attachments that go in your drill.Then prime with Rustoleum metal primer and paint with latex or oi...
I have a small leak in the roof over my porch. It seems as if a shingle has cracked and I have determined that is causing the leak. Is there a per...
On the shaded, north side of our six-year-old asphalt shingle roof, there are flat patches of what appears to be lichens growing. In the past, i h...