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  • Water: Your home's bete noire

    Water: Your home's bete noire
    Q. I was at a party this weekend and, of all the crazy things to talk about, a discussion started about what is the biggest danger to a house falling down. Wind, poor soil, bad foundation, poor construction, etc., were all debated heavily. I so wish you would have been there to settle the debate. What, in your opinion, is the biggest danger to a house? --Mike C., Bar Harbor, Me.
  • How to insulate your basement

    How to insulate your basement
    Q. I'm going to be remodeling my basement and want it to be toasty warm. How would you do insulation for a basement remodel like this? Would you use foam insulation or just the old standby fiberglass? What's the worst thing that can happen if you do the...

    Repair drywall like a pro

    Repair drywall like a pro
    Q. I've got several drywall defects in my home that must be repaired. A doorknob punched a hole in one spot, roughhousing children created another hole, and my husband stepped through the ceiling while in the attic. What are some tips you can share...

    My favorite hang: Pegboard and hooks that work

    My favorite hang: Pegboard and hooks that work
    DEAR TIM: One of my New Year projects is to organize my garage and workshop. My tools are scattered everywhere, and I waste time looking for them. My dad used pegboard for his tool organization, but the hooks never seemed to fit the tools properly. I want...

    Stopping air leaks in the home

    Stopping air leaks in the home
    DEAR TIM: Now that Old Man Winter is here, he's constantly reminding me on windy nights that I've got window air leaks as well as other drafts. Can some of these be remedied now in cold weather, or do I have to wait until spring? Where should I start to...