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I am moving out of my current rental soon after several years. The property has light hardwood floors with a dark polyurethane(?) coating. I have a dog (approved by landlord), and from the dog plus furniture moving there are several places where at least the coating is scratched or worn away. However, there were also several spots when I moved in. Should I bring this up with the landlord directly and offer to recoat the floors, or just have them decide what to do about it? Complicating factors below. [more inside]
I have a pair of fairly ratty canvas awnings (on aluminum or steel frames) on my house. They're maybe 2 feet by 2 feet by 1 foot, so not that big. The canvas is shot and I'm hoping to get new ones. I just got a quote and it was almost $1000 for the two, just replacing the canvas. I have some other quotes coming, but is there a cheap alternative here? Could I just find a local craftsperson/sewing expert?
We've replaced both the furnace and AC units, but heating and cooling are really uneven through the house, no matter what we've tried (opening/closing vents, adjusting the dampers in the ducts, keeping unused room doors open/closed, etc.). We've been told by other people in our community that the ducting in our units isn't designed very well. What are our next steps? What kind of professional is best to have come in to evaluate the system? Bonus points for specific recommendations in the northern NJ area. [more inside]
I want to staple fabric up in my basement as a temporary and quick way to hide the wires and spiderwebs going willy-nilly between the supports. It'll need to be opaque, not stretchy, either light enough or sturdy not to sag, able to handle being stapled without falling apart, and cheap, since I'll need a lot of it. What fabric-words should I be looking for if I want fabric suited to this purpose?
I'm interested in finding all sorts of online things (blogs, newspapers, community discussion/projects, photos, videos) around the idea of bringing back home economics. I know that Lichtenstein & Ludwig published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 which has been cited by over 130 people since, but I really want non-academic sources. [more inside]
So the wax ring in my basement 'utility' toilet finally failed. Difficulty level: Unusual toilet. [more inside]
We live in a large, old house (1890s?). The roof is made of slate tiles, and I have no idea when they were most recently replaced/repaired/examined. A few days ago I found two connected tiles that had fallen off -- one full tile (4x8?) and one half tile section (4x4?). I cannot actually see where the tile fell from, it's too high/steep to see from either the ground or a 2nd-floor window. How urgent is this issue? [more inside]
Are affordable lighting design consultants a thing? If yes, how best to find one? ...I've already tried Houzz, Homestars, and The Interwebs in general. [more inside]
I'm looking for a container plant that will be happy in a covered (but light) carport in southern California. No direct sunlight, but it does get very light during the day. I'm looking for something that will provide a nice screen for an ugly HVAC unit so something that will grow tall would be great. I'd been considering Snakeskin plant (sanseveria). What else should we consider?
Where can we buy auto battery vent caps? We need only the small plastic caps, not an entire battery. [more inside]
My partner and I are in the unenviable position of being pushed out of our apartment in Queens and are now looking for a new place. We found one in a co-op building that we really like, but I'm really nervous about renting a non-stabilized apartment. What do I need to be prepared for? [more inside]
My husband and I were fortunate enough to recently be able to purchase our first home, and we get the keys this weekend. What's a neat way we could celebrate/commemorate this big life event? [more inside]
So, we bought our house a few years ago. It's a small one-story job, built around 1940 or so. The previous owners told us that the basement flooded years ago due to backup from the sewer system and after that episode, they installed a backflow prevention valve and a sump pump. I'd love to know more about how this basement is protected from moisture since I can't seem to figure it out myself. [more inside]
My double wall oven is throwing error code F1, I have tried all options that I have found on the web. Any other ideas? [more inside]
I'm seeking ideas for making my galley-style bathroom more functional. Maybe you have some suggestions for improving how the space works, and maybe adding storage that won't have everybody ducking or squeezing by? [more inside]
i have CPVC pipes running from my outdoor continuous hot water heater through the garage wall, ceiling, and then to the entire house. how do i insulate the pipes when they are installed flush up against the house? [more inside]
I'm in the process of installing a long natural gas line in my mid-19th century rowhouse. It will run about 45 feet (inside the house) from the gas meter in the basement all the way to the attic. It appears that I have two options - CSST flex pipe or black iron pipe. Help? [more inside]
I'm a lifelong urban dweller about to move to a house surrounded by woods--and deer. Lots of deer. Whats the best strategy for planning my garden, and reconciling "start small" with the need to build a 6-foot fence around the thing to keep the critters out? [more inside]
We can't decide whether to take on quite a substantial re-modeling project or to move to a house in the next street. Any advice very welcome. [more inside]
My very old Kimsta needs a new cushion. The Poang long ago replaced the Kimsta, but it is slightly different (at least the newer ones are). Does anyone know if Poang replacement covers will fit the old Kimsta style? [more inside]