DBarac: The manufacturer of the cultured stone product usually suggests a method of installation. I've seen systems that use a wire mesh that is f...
I'm not sure if osb needs a sealer, but I do know you'll probably need to fasten some wire mesh to the osb to 'anchor' the mortar to the wall.
I'd pitch the drier vent run slightly down and away from the dryer just in case some wind driven rain gets into the vent.
You'd probably want to use a thin set mortar, the kind you use to lay floor tile.
Have you tried removing a little bit of the paint in an inconspicuous spot with paint remover? It might not be as bad as you've heard. It will pr...
Whether to install a vapor barrier (VB) (i.e. Plastic sheeting) in your basement has been under debate for quite some time and you will undoubtably...
Sandra,I don't think there is anything you can do to fix it. The cleaner probably chemically reacted with the laminate and "bleached" the color ou...
In my ongoing basement remodel, I need to relocate a gas dryer to another wall. Rather than cut a hole in the concrete block wall 6 feet up from t...
You've probably tried this already since you've replaced the ballast, but have you tried just replacing the starter? It's usually a silver 1-1&1/2"...
Anything is possible...time and money are the limiting factors.Vinyl siding can be removed. It's usually only nailed to the underlying sheathing of...
I agree with Matches on the lead paint issue. There are techniques/products that can be used to remove or abate lead paint. I've read as long as y...
Usually motion detector lights have some sort of "aiming" device that focuses the motion sensor. In addition, some sensors have a "sensitivity" co...
battery,I only vaguely recall hearing about these systems but I just did a search using www.askjeeves.com using the keyword "UV water treatment", ...
I've heard that residential UV (ultraviolet) treatment systems can eliminate microscopic biological contaminants including certain anaerobes. If my...
Jay J posted this in reply to a similar question on this bulletin board:"Contact your local Preservation Society or Historical Society for info."Si...
Have the house inspected by a reputable home inspection agency. With a house of this age, some systems may have reached their expected lifespans. M...
I'm not sure if I understand your post, but you do not need to frame a new ceiling underneath the existing floor joists. Simply gluing and screwin...
As long as it flushes fine, it's good. If you want more water in the bowl, you could adjust the float in the tank to a higher level so more water w...
Thanks for the info. I'm hoping when I rip out the windows, there will be enough of the concrete left for roughing in the window with 1x10 or plyw...
I'm in the process of finishing by basement and was considering replacing the steel framed basement windows (there are 6 of them) with more efficie...