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What is the best way to remove border and wallpaper?

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 I have window guards (gates) and am putting locks on them for the safety of my children. Where do I put the keys? They'd need to be somewhere...

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We recently replaced carpeting with laminate flooring in one room of the basement. Yesterday the pipe broke on the sump pump and flooded the...

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 I found your column online while searching for information on the risk posed by asbestos ceiling tiles. My house was constructed in 1986 and I...

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I'd like to sand my hardwood floor.  What is the maximum depth that you can safely sand a standard ¾ inch thick hardwood floor before affecting...

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Is refinishing bath fixtures a viable option for my bathroom remodel? The worn fixtures in my master bath are in need of an update, but I don't...

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Do you know of any options in accessible patio doors? My daughter is in a wheelchair and I need to replace the sliding glass door from the house...

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I'm planning to paint the exterior of my home in the near future. I've never painted the outside of my home before, but am tackling the job...

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My husband and I are the proud owners of one of only three Sears Honor Built Magnolias known to exist in the United States. The house was offered...

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What is the return on investment for a bath remodeling project? I have an 18-year-old four-bedroom house (1875 square feet) and want to do a...

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Can copper pipe leaks develop even where there's been no stress on the plumbing? My 30-year-old townhouse has copper pipes and I noticed a wet...

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This year my wife and I bought our first house.  It's a 1910 bungalow and we love it; however there are a few things that we'd like to change...

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I think I may have a bathroom ceiling leak. I discovered a water stain all around the ceiling in our small bathroom, and a few weeks later...

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 I'm taking on some painting projects and am looking for a safer paint. Lately I seem to be more sensitive to working with paint, and get an...

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Do I need a heat pump thermostat? I have a two-stage heating system that switches from an electric heat pump to a gas furnace when the outside...

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We are experiencing a roof leak in our 5 year old home and are about to replace the ceiling in my daughter's room due to leak damage.  The problem...

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We are having a serious problem selling our modular home. It is not a manufactured home constructed on a metal frame, but a wood-framed home that...

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What is the rule of thumb for painting over water stains? I have a two-story house, and my second-floor shower stall developed a leak, as...

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I need some suggestions for heating a cold room in my house.  My recent kitchen remodel included raising the ceiling to the roof and installing a...

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We need to repair a roof leak we are experiencing in our five-year-old home, and are about to replace the ceiling in my daughter's room due to...