A friend wants a lock added to a pocket door. I've found such locks for sale on the Web, but it's not clear if you get only the "door" portion of the mechanism, o...
I took up some vinyl tile squares (using a hair dryer to heat them up) from a concrete floor. Now, there's a sticky residue of adhesive left. What's the best wa...
I believe you're allowed to have 2 bare ground wires under one screw. (You can't do that with other wires.) You wouldn't want to add another bus by connecting to...
I had one that kept tripping because of bugs and dirt that got into an outdoor outlet (used for a low-pressure septic system). After cleaning out the outlet, it ...
On my Craftsman opener, the limits are set by adjustable contacts, that make connection to another contact, which is moved back and forth by a screw action as the...
You should now call the power company. If the voltage they provide is really too high, they should fix it.
I can't answer most of your questions, but I am a firm believer in plastic over dirt. It made a big difference in my crawl space moisture level. It might help w...
You didn't say if it's a 1-story house. If it's a 2-story, then you could consider ceiling vents in the first floor and floor vents in the second floor -- to avo...
It's not clear from your post if everything you inherited is pure oak, or if there is other material - such as a mattress, furniture stuffing, etc. (If so, that'...
Your first challenge is to get electrical power into the closet. Then, build the shelves and surfaces to suit yourself and your equipment.
It's probably a little late, but my first thought is that the pilot light is out. Do you know how to check it?
A hanging fixture can use the same wiring and switch, but it'll take some work to remove the pot, wire in the hanging light, and especially to fill or cover the h...