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We'd like to paint our oak kitchen cabinets.  Your article on this topic was really helpful, but I have one follow-up question: I'm concerned that...

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How will this effect the 2nd floor ceiling? I am worried that somehow the ceiling beneath is protected by the attic floor.

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I'm interested in installing hard-wired, integrated smoke detectors.  Is it worth my while, and what should I know beforehand? 

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I want to repaint my porch floor and steps.  The steps are wood, and have some moss growing on them, which I need to clean off before painting....

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I own a home that is part of a development built on an old farm.  My basement always has water trickling into the sump pit, regardless of...

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Do you have any recomendations as to what type of attic stairs to replace the rickety wooden stairs that I currently have.?

I see that there are...

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What is the best DIY way to remove an iron railing from cement and reinstall it?   if I cut the rail I'll need to patch it and use brackets to...

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In august of 2013 I paid a contractor in New Jersey a check for $1700 to purchase materials and a down payment for a kitchen remodel. The...

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I have a 12-year old ranch style home, and have a question about the ceilings. In the last few years it's developed dark areas where the sheetrock...

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We have  a sheet vinyl floor in our kitchen that has been down about 15 years. Due to settlement, we have a small separation in one of the seams....

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Tom and Leslie, hopefully you can help me.  I have a dissappearing attic stairway that sags, so there is an air gap.  The aluminum folding stairs...

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Hi, Tom and Leslie!  My question: How can I get nice clean paint lines when repainting?

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I am in the process of refreshing my kitchen and intend to paint walls that were previously wallpapered. Thanks to the Wagner Power Steamer, the...

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My house filled with a dust-like material/powder when I first turned the heat on last fall. My HVAC and pest control people do not know what it...

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There is a seam in our upstairs ceiling where the drywall tape is peeling up.  I know I can repair this, but I am worried about the cause.  It's...

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I have cellulose insulation that is R19 in the attic from 1985. Can I just add more of it without removing the old stuff? I live at 5,000 feet and...

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Im a podcast listener and love the show.

Recently a woman called in about the longevity of her CFL bulbs. I too have had similar...

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We have a flat 12x12 deck off our master bedroom.  It sits on top of our garage.  We love it and want to keep it, but it continuously leaks water...

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Is it wise to place a vent filter in the vent of floor-mounted return register to both filter the air and to prevent stuff from falling into the...