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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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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...

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I have very old and very drafty windows.  I do have storm windows but I am wondering if there is anything else I can do to tighten up the wood...

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I purchased my home in April 2006. I am experiencing a problem with the copper waterlines/pipes corroding from the inside out.  So far the...

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 I need some advice on stair trim molding. I have a short stairway that goes from our mud room to our kitchen (seven treads) that our contractor...

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I want to soundproof a bathroom, and am planing on replacing the existing sheetrock walls in the bathroom using DensArmor drywall. Will this...