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  1. Insulation
    I'm looking to insulate my rim joists, but my 1890s era house has rim joists that look nothing like the clean, square ones in all the how-to photos and videos. My original plan was to air seal with caulk, then use Great Stuff around squares of rigid foam. My rim joists are so rough in the back...
  2. Windows and Doors
    I have a problem that falls in the rank of "silly new homeowner" mistakes. So I thought I'd throw it out here and see if anyone might have a solution. Here's what I did. I have a full three season, second floor porch off my master bedroom. During the winter of 09/10 I had a bad draft problem...
  3. Building & Construction
    I am doing some work on a log cabin built with 4x4 square logs. there was no tounge and grove put in when it was built so now that the logs have cured and shrunk, there are fairly large gaps between some of them (up to 1/2") and rain is comeing through. I was thinking about filling the gaps...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    i saw a commercial for ProCaulk today. it's a square(ish) rubber 'tool' for smoothing caulk as you do tubs, etc. i thought to myself, "self, you already DO that!" what i've always done is cut out that same shape more or less from an old plastic milk jug! they have various thicknesses on a jug...
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