Calling all home improvement gurus and energy efficiency wizards--help me figure out how to better insulate my attic! I've read through a bunch of information on energystar.gov and other websites about insulating attics, but the more I read the more confused I get about how to do this, because I have the world's weirdest attic. HELP. [more inside]
posted by iminurmefi
on Jul 3, 2012 -
*Spoiler Alert*Never Read This Thread (but none within the question itself): I am hoping to create a set of custom original miniature series "arcs", highlighting various things; characters/topics/ story-arcs/plot-arcs... any sort of "shortening of a longer series" that you love, or like or know. [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation
on Feb 12, 2011 -
Where to buy a 4 1/2" outlet box that is open on both sides for back-to-back light fixture installation? [more inside]
posted by Jim Biancolo
on Dec 12, 2010 -
I need advice on fixing condensation on aluminum window frames. My house has a ton of aluminum window frames. Now that the weather has turned cold water is condensing on them, puddling at the bottom of the frames, and causing problems. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by bq
on Nov 30, 2010 -
Can anyone recommend a great book (or magazine or website or series) on DIY home repair and remodeling? [more inside]
posted by piers
on Nov 29, 2010 -
It's getting cold, and the heat in our newly-purchased but old house won't turn on. Can you help troubleshoot, or should we just call in a professional? [more inside]
posted by misskaz
on Oct 2, 2010 -
What are the potential problems, if any, of venting a portable A/C unit into a closet or attic? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith
on Aug 13, 2010 -
I'll be spending this coming weekend removing possibly several layers of painted-over wallpaper from 70-year-old plaster walls in my new house. Got any tips, tricks, secrets, or advice? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Aug 9, 2009 -
House appraisers, building permit people, and DIYers: Just how badly did I screw us up? [more inside]
posted by GardenGal
on Sep 20, 2008 -
I know, I know, light bulbs seem to fail in clusters, but I don't think this is to do with putting a bunch of lights in at the same time.
This week for instance, I got up and turned on my kitchen lights (8 x 50w small spots) and one blew and tripped my Ground Floor Light fuse.
A day later and I get home and turn on the same lights, another goes and trips the lights circuit again.
Later in the week, another goes in my study.
I replaced all the bulbs today.
I turn them on, everything is fine, I go outside and turn on the porch/side lights (3 x 60w) and two of them blow.
I nearly always have an inop light or two.
My question is this :
Is there an electrical fault which might explain this pattern of failure ?
posted by matholio
on Oct 7, 2006 -
ISO crown moulding for bathroom to match rest of house. D/D free, must love dogs. [more inside]
posted by drewbeck
on Mar 9, 2006 -
Can anyone recommend any frequently-updating blogs that cater to first time home owners/buyers, mostly geared towards DIY repairs and upgrades?
posted by nitsuj
on Mar 11, 2005 -