This article shows you how to get your Generac Wheelhouse 5500 / 5550 portable generator up and running when it has been sitting around for a while with stale gas.
Low toilet flange is a common problem when installing a new (or in my case thicker mortar base). Unless your toilet is properly mated and sealed to the waste pipe, you may face problems related to sewer gas odor (it’s very unhealthy and unpleasant) and/or fluid leaks. The purpose of this article is to review […]
With the cold weather fast approaching in the Northeast U.S., I decided to finally replace my leaky basement windows. I found a basic how-to video at This Old House, but it did not contain any information about a concrete sill that was that built up right up against a basement window so I am going […]
During my kitchen remodel, I discovered a severe rot by the kitchen door that apparently went undetected for a long time. Part I describes the rot damage in detail and my temporary fix. Please note that this is more-serious-than-normal DIY project. It can potentially cause severe property damage and injury or death! How to Replace […]
In my opinion, replacing old windows is one of the best ways to increase comfort around the house. There is no greater waste than spending hard earned money to heat and/or cool the air in the house only to lose them to those drafty windows! Today’s windows are almost twice as efficient as the replacement […]