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Problem: A few weeks ago, my hot water ran out, upon investigation, I figured out the outlet the hot water heater is plugged to stopped working....

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I live in a townhouse.  There is a steel I-beam that run through the basements of all the houses in my row. This I-beam seems to carry a lot of...

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Our wood walls in the garage are eather leaking through the joints or are absorbing water whenever it rains. This is causing a constant wet,...

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Is there a DIY solution for getting rid of ants, or do I need an exterminator? 

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Is it possible to caulk/ re-bond shingles. One side of my roof has weak bond between shingles (they lift up easily). I suspect its a result of...

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i am preparing to install engineered wood flooing over a plywood sub floor.  the installation instructions say there should not be more than 3/16"...

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A few weeks ago I was listening to your program. I heard about some exterior screens to help stop the sunlight from coming in. My house faces the...

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We recently dug out an old garden patch that was up against our house. Just wondering what the best type of fill to use to bring the soil level...

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we have had a wet corner in our basement since we built the house over 5 years ago (a simple fix).   we totally flooded twice over the...

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I recently purchased a home that was converted from a carport to a living space. I received a code violation notice and now I either need to bring...

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I am trying to sell my house in Smithtown, NY.   Its time to downsize.  My three sons are grown and two of them are out of college.  I'm not sure...

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Is geothermal heating a good idea for a 1,500 sq ft home? My oil fired baseboard heating system is about 10 years old but with the cost of oil at...

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How do I remove Paint smear from brick fireplace surround?

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Did you know (it is rarely mentioned) that you can get lead poisoning from growing food in soil contaminated with lead? People plant edibles next...

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I like the look of wallpaper, but I am concerned that it will make my home look dated. Is there a current and stylish way to use wallpaper without...

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I hear your discussion regarding the collection of rain water and would like to add that it is important to use a system that does not facilitate...

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I live in nothern Virginia and am about to install a new HVAC ystem for my home. I've been comparing the savings I would get if I installed a 3...

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The lead oval in the center of the door has slipped down about 2 inches from the top. Can the molding be removed to access the lead portion? Also,...

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Looking to replace the narrow middle section between the 2 doors, as it's lost insulation and lower bolt is broken.

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I just had a contractor come to install a bathroom vent fan in my attic.  I told him I needed the exhaust vented to the outside of the house...