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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, all. We are having trouble getting our four year old terracotta red, textured patio to a place where we can seal it. It has never been sealed (hindsight is 20/20), and it is covered in a chalky substance which won't go away. At first I thought this was a hard water problem. We live in Las...
  2. Plumbing
    We added on to our in-laws house a few years ago, here in Oregon. So when I retired (which I did last month). We had a nice place to live. Plus we just added a workshop for me, it's almost complete. Our addition was an 800 sq ft Master bedroom & bath. The show is large, with 2 full glass walls...
  3. Plumbing
    My Guest shower will not get hot or even lukewarm but the master shower and all the faucets in the house do. It wasn't always like that, the shower head shot off one day and ever since the plumber came to fix it there has been no hot water in that shower. I keep reading that this could be...
  4. HVAC
    We have hot water w/ baseboard splitlevel. It's a 1962 home with hard water. Furnace, thermostat and pump is working. The upstairs baseboards are very warm but no heat to the downstairs. The pipes to the upstairs is hot but not the pipe after the split that goes to the main level. If it's...
  5. Plumbing
    Hey DIY gang. So I recently had a copper water pipe leak in between my first and second floor. The leak was right at a 90 elbow. It destroyed quite a bit of drywall in the ceiling and walls. My house was built in 2003 and is still under warranty. I called the builder and he came to take a...
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