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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    I have curtain rod supports that were originally installed with simple plastic anchors (similar to these). They've held up mostly ok for several years, but unfortunately my wife's arms are short enough that when she's tugging sideways on the curtains to open/close them, she unintentionally...
  2. Carpentry
    Currently I have removed all the 5/8 particle board underlament to reveal the 1x6 T&G sub flooring. I have been replacing dry rotted 1X6's and laying down new 5/8 plywood in place of the particle board. I have been under the house and I am concerned with the way that the flooring was built...
  3. Electrical
    I'm trying to replace wall switch(es) with Insteon dimmer switches where appropriate. The Insteon switches have 3 wires: Black, labeled "line," Red, labeled "load," and a bare braid which I assume is ground. The switches I want to replace have only two wires, and the color is somewhat...
  4. Electrical
    I'm sure this question is somewhere in here, but like everyone else, my project is a bit different. Here is what I want to power in my shed: 4 light fixtures (60w) w/2 switches 1 table saw (13A) 1 router (8.5A) 1 miter saw (15A) Of course, not all being used at the same time 1 shop vac...
  5. Electrical
    I am and will be looking for various types of advice. As the eldest of 5 - as a child I helped my father build the addition onto the back of previous home as well as work with other projects. In short I have some knowledge yet am by no means an expert. the question is on a fixer upper 2 Unit...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I want to convert a detached garage into a studio apartment. Basically it will need to be stripped down to just the frame and slab and then rebuilt. Where can I find step by step instructions? The garage is the only building on this lot; the house that was there burned down. The fire destroyed...
  7. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi everyone, I'm a bit of a novice DIYer, so be gentile! My wife and I moved in with her sister, and her new townhouse has 2 bedrooms with attached full baths. The problem is, only her (master) bathroom has a vented fan vent; ours does not. She proposed that we take turns showering in her...
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