Natural gas is a colorless, odorless hydrocarbon that’s nearly 100 percent combustible. The utility company offers advice if you smell gas in your home. First: Put out all open flames. No smoking. Do not light any appliances.
Whether it’s a new car or a new home, appliances have a limited life expectancy and have to be repaired, maintained or replaced. I would suggest to all homebuyers that upon purchase of a home they should start a roofing and appliance replacement savings account.
Look for Energy Star rated windows with a low E coating on both panes of glass, and check with your utility company to see if it is offering rebates on certain upgrades such as replacement windows or other energy-saving products.
Usually this occurs because the shower valve needs a new washer. If the valve is a no-scald single handle valve, you may need a new valve, but if you mean you replaced the single handle unit, then it stumps the Handyman.
There’s no way around it; resurfacing a driveway is never a cheap undertaking. Choose asphalt and concrete or gravel/pebbles (crushed stone) for good service and good prices, but make sure you install a sturdy border of wood timbers or large concrete lengths to keep the latter in place.
Updated Sept. 23: This man is wanted on a Kansas City Police Department warrant for first degree murder and a Missouri parole violation warrant for murder. If you have information about any of these fugitives, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477), go to KCCrimeStoppers.com, or text TIP452 plus message and send to 274637. All calls are anonymous.
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?