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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    It was perhaps 20 years ago my redid the second floor living room after an enormous (e-NOR-mous) Beech tree crashed down and broke through to say “hello.” My dad was not very good at it. So no I’m (very slowly and deliberately) mudding and sanding over the undulating topography, fixing corners...
  2. Electrical
    Newb question here. I picked up a plastic old work box to install a new wall light on existing sheetrock. When I went to install the light--which you do by screwing a round metal mounting plate into the box and then screwing the light into the mounting plate--I found that the old work box...
  3. Electrical
    At what point does old work become new work? Specifically, I have a lath and plaster wall that I have removed the plaster from (so I guess it could just be said that I have a lath wall). I am going to be leaving the lath up because inside the wall there is a metal ventilation pipe that is...
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