Sloped roofs do not need to be cleared of snow because they will hold up to maybe 3, 4 or 5 feet of snow, even more, because a double slope, which most houses have, will hold many times their own weight.
I have a toilet that keeps making a swooshing noise like it is refilling the tank. I replaced the “flapper” valve inside the tank thinking it was leaking water, but that did not help. I have adjusted the float on the refill valve, but that has not helped either. Any ideas? What do I need to make the repairs in one trip to the store?
I’m looking to replace my bathroom faucet and will be going to the supply center soon to choose a new one. Can you please give me some basic bathroom faucet information that may help me choose?
Relative humidity indoors in winter should be between 40 percent and 60 percent, depending on the outdoor temperature. The indoor temperature, in this reckoning, is 70 degrees. The lower the outdoor temperature, the lower the humidity indoors.
I have black honed kitchen countertops that stain very easily. Last year I had them professionally refinished and resealed. One year later, new stains have formed from such things as the bottom of the dishwasher liquid container, glasses, etc.
We just had new gutters installed on our renovated farmhouse. One section has no outlet, no end cap and no downspout. I say this is wrong as water then ice will dam up in and around the gutter and the roof. My husband disagrees. The section already overflows. Whos right?
Once we get through the holiday season, I can always count on a flurry of questions about frozen water lines. So, to start things off for the New Year, I have put together my three basic tips on how to deal with frozen pipes.