Clothes dryers cause 2,900 fires in residential buildings each year, resulting in five deaths and $35 million in property damage. The majority are a result of lint buildup inside the dryer or the pipe that vents it to the outside.
Check to see if the roofers covered the opening where the bath fans vented through the roof. Bath fans and ventilated kitchen range hoods must vent by means of a metal pipe to the exterior either through the roof or through a sidewall to the exterior.
Even though both toilets may be able to use the same rough-in piping, a skirted toilet usually requires “extra” labor since it mounts differently to the toilet flange. Plus, the fixture itself is can cost more than a standard toilet.
My son and daughter-in-law purchased a twin ranch home with a finished basement in the Northeast in September. Recent heavy rains invaded their home and caused a great deal of damage to the back wall in both the basement and the bedroom above. They called an adjuster, who cut out the damaged walls and removed carpet, and brought in fans and a dehumidifier.
The concrete floor of an older detached garage is in good shape and has a new door. But the walls have started bowing due to high winds. The owner’s next project is to add a new roof, but he doesn’t want to invest too much in it if the walls can’t be fixed.
They’ve been getting a lot of attention lately, partly due to new technology allowing you to link up your smart phone with your smart toiletm which lets you to play your favorite music through the built-in toilet stereo sound system. Staying plugged in is just one of the many advantages of a smart toilet.
The original wood floors in a 1950s house has darkened the floor to black in the breezeway. The owner wants to know if there’s a way to remove the black, short of sanding the whole floor to get down to the original wood?
This might be confusing, but the words describe two different situations, and both are important when constructing a home, shed or other structure or when installing a door, window, hanging a picture, etc.
I’m in the middle of my one and only kitchen remodel, and I’m pulling out all the stops. Since I want to go over-the-top on this job, I recently looked into installing a pot filler next to my stove. I’m on the fence. What can you tell me about installing a pot filler?
I had a nice-looking red brick patio installed in my backyard, then had a new exterior door installed. Now there is a gap of a few inches between the bottom of the door and the patio, so the installer filled the gap with plaster, which is already beginning to melt away. What can I do?
I own a house that is about 150 years old. I put a 3-story addition on 35 years ago. The heating is forced air by gas. I think I have one or two vents on the first floor, but the first-floor room gets cold. The heating man did not put in a return for that room, adding that I can use the entire room as a return. What would you recommend?
LEDs and compact fluorescent bulbs are much cooler than incandescents, and you can use either. Since the fixtures have flanges touching the ceiling, use small brass screws to hold the extra weight. Or, use the spiral-shaped compact fluorescent lights, which at 65 watts are lighter than incandescents. Get the CFLs that are dimmable.