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In this case, the oak really has two colors for the wider grain and the narrower grain.  Even if you were able to get the wood putty to dry, you only covered one color and therefore it will...

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Tony, Thanks for your question.  Oversized A/C systems cycle on/off too quickly.  As a result, they do not run long enough to dehimidify the air and can lead to mold gowth not only in...

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PVC drains are usually glued in place but from your description it sounds much more likely that the gutters are simply clogged.  Focus on getting those cleaned.  If the underground...

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It almost never makes sense to tear a house down and rebuild, unless there is a serious structural problem.  I would have the foundation examined to determine its condition by a structural...

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It still works! you can drop the last number but it works either way.  888-666-3974

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The paper is the vapor barrier ands it always faces the living space, which in an attic is the ceiling below.  Good luck!

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This is more of a legal question than a home improvement question. That said, my feeling is that you as the general contractor, are responsible for the work of your subcontractors.  If your...

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Judy, so long as the siding isn't badly cracked, then all they need to do is repaint.  The kind of sioding you have is called cement asbestos, and the asbestos is contained by a binder,...

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Maggie:  Here are links that can help:

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Not "filtered" but "FILL" dirt! (hey, its not coffee we're making here! : -)

Ask for "clean fill dirt" and you should have no problem finding it. ...

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Player was broken and has now been fixed.  Should be good to go!

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Try 1-2-3 Odor Free.  It is a product made by Justrite Cleaning Company and seems to work really well.  We have used it and have...

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Sorry, we've been trying to fix that.  We upgraded the player and it's been funky ever since!  Should be working now.

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Fresh lemon joice and salt takes the tarnish off pennies - not vinegar!  Wet the pennie with the lemon joice and then rub in salt.  Sea salt or other big crystal works the best.

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It sound's like the installation was not done correctly.  A ridge vent installed over solid sheathing is useless.  My first step would be to make the installers one back and cut...

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Braun, I recognize your difficult situation and think a curtain drain might be a way out. ...

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I have a fair amount of experience with the Aprilaire Whole Home Dehumidifier.  We used it in a TV project on a house that had a severe mold problem, that was sustained by high humidity, and...

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I love a good debate!  Truth be told, you can have your landscaping and keep water out at the same time.  For starters, following the gutter advice is CRITICAL as in most cases that is...

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Cork floors are an excellent choice for a bathroom.  Cork is not only durable but also water proof.  It will need to be finished (and then refinished) periodically but it can last...

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Cheryl, there's a cool little tool called a "...