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  1. Flooring
    What I would like to do is: install snap vinyl plank flooring on top of my existing tile in the bathroom and hallway, change the toilet, change the vanity and medicine cabinet, remove the cabinet above the washer/dryer and buy a new dryer that stacks on top of the washer, put in some shelving...
  2. Painting
    So I may have bitten off more than I can chew with this project of mine. On a whim I decided that I was going to turn my bathroom vanity into a little gypsy hand-painted thing of joy for me. It seemed pretty straightforward. I took all the doors and the drawers off and I peeled that awful...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Hello friends, I'm thrilled to have found this resource, and from what I've read a great community! A tub/shower caulking and grout issue brings me here. I'm attaching a number of pics to make it clear, but basically there was a stretch of caulking where the tub meets the wall tile, and also...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, I'm going to be buying myself a new angle grinder which will be used for cutting metal. I already have one old 9 in (230 mm) angle grinder which i use for grinding, sanding and cup steel brush. Ideally, I want my new angle grinder to be: - Robust, powerful, corded, portable...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello everyone, first post here! Bear with my newness. I sought out a forum to ask about this concrete in the basement of a home we wish to buy. Please see the photos attached. What likely happened here? Is it repairable ourselves? Deal breaker? Any information or advice you could offer would be...
  6. Appliances
    Trying to write a blog post about this Dryer, I keep getting questions on how to repair no or limited heat. Any help would be great.
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi, My idiot contractor installed the 2x4 exterior doors that my idiot supplier ordered after he measured. Now, I am stuck with the fun. 2 doors were very expensive French doors that swing in and whack the drywall. (Yes, that's finished too) . Another is an expensive sliding door but I think...
  8. Painting
    I am a new crafter, just trying to do fun stuff with my kids, I am really not savvy with the terms and materials etc so please keep replies as though you might be answering a child! lol I am the mom of this operation but it's totally uncharted territory for me! We painted some wood boards for a...
  9. Windows and Doors
    Hey Everyone, so i bought my house last year and in the basment, there is a wood door heading out to the back yard. well, this door was not intended to be permenant.its so old you can see righ through the wood into the back yard. I want to replace it but have no idea what height to order...
  10. Carpentry
    hello, i'm doing up just an old shed thats just been sitting in the garden doing nothing. i literally don't have any experience at all at diy and was wondering the best way to have a raised bed so i am able to have a sofa ect underneath it. i was thinking 4 timber legs, 2 in the back corners...
  11. Painting
    We are planning on painting the aluminum siding on our house. It has never been painted before, what is on it is what came on it from the factory. On the sides of the house that get the hot sun the paint is chipping off. We have power washed already. On the sides where the paint was chipping off...
  12. Electrical
    So, here is my deal. http://i.imgur.com/cRMTs.jpg I've got two wires that are hot, the bottom two and each one leads to a separate breaker. The other two, lead to an outlet with a single plug. I determined this by checking resistance. The outlet is a regular three hole. It hasn't worked...
  13. Interior Decorating
    Hey all, My husband and I are moving into a rental house that has a very old fashioned dining room, and I want to update it a little bit without destroying the wall. The wall has dark brown cork and has a trio of diamond shaped mirrors with a fern pattern overlaid on the mirrors right in the...
  14. HVAC
    A couple of weeks ago, I noticed a pulsating sound coming from my vents. What I found is that with the AC on or FAN on, the fan is not staying on consistently. The fan will shut off, I hear clicking in what I am guessing to be a relay, and the diag lights switch from a simultaneous blink to a...
  15. New Member Introductions
    I will save my entire sob story- I am about to be a 1st time mom in 3 days, I got a place that the previous owners took the water heater.. and wire with them., i NEED HELP asap please! I bought a 40 Gallon electric GE water Heater (model GE40MO6AAG), and idk what happened, but the breaker kept...
  16. Electrical
    Hi.. woke up this morning and no lights in house. all switches are inop for ceiling lights. all sockets and plugged in accessories work fine. checked circuit breakers outside. all are switched on. any info would be helpful. also just checked and found central heating system is not working now
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