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Your newsletter last week had a section on cleaning dryer vents using a product called "Lint Eater" (see www.linteater.com) product. I looked at...

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We own a 121 yr old Victorian home in Galveston, TX.  She survived another hurricane, standing strong once more; however, we have lots of moldy...

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Do you have any tips for replacing interior caulk? In our nine-year-old house, the spaces where the cabinets meet the drywall were caulked, and...

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How can I get oil base paint off  window screens?

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After steaming & scraping off three layers of wallpaper on a wall, I found that the plaster unevenly meets the wallboard where previous owners...

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Great show! The carpet in my family room is a few years old now and it needs replacement. The problem here is that this carpet was installed...

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We are considering the purchase of an older home with a single layer of oak flooring as the floor. The floors appear to be in good shape, and just...

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My brothers and sisters and I are planning to paint the interior of my elderly parent's home.  The problem is - both of my parents smoked in the...

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I have a question about roof replacement and whether or not roof shingles insulate. My composition shingle roof was installed in 1984 and is...

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I have seen  a bathtub made completely of tile.  How does the tile hold water? I know that tile alone will hold water but grout won't.  I really...

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My dryer vent is on the opposite side from the wall outlet and the vent hose kinks. Would it be okay to run a length of PVC pipe with elbows?

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I've just moved into an 81-year-old house with 10-foot ceilings. The previous owners upgraded the kitchen, but to get to the top shelf of the...

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I'm  going to refinish my hardwood floors; what grid sandpaper should I use and what type of coating should I put back on the hardwood...

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A few weeks ago I had a leak in my roof which I had repaired. The problem started before the roof was fixed and I had water damage in the ceiling...

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My brother in law built a house that uses a tankless hot water system. The water takes 5 to 10 minutes to get hot. Is this normal, and if so is...

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I had a roof repair done, and later another repair carpenter told me that the roofer had driven roofing nails through the middle of approximately...

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I have photos of my childrens' baby pictures that have stuck to the glass of the frame. How can I get the photos out without ruining them?

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I recently purchased an older home. The home has plenty of kitchen cabinets, but the fronts have been badly abused. I love the look of wood,...

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 In the back corner of our yard we have a lot of standing water. I would like to drain that so the kids can utilize this space. How do I go about...