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  1. Building & Construction
    I have a downstairs living room with a ceiling that is as high as the upstairs ceiling, and want to add a floor to make a new room for the upstairs above one side of the living room. The area of the new room will be about 12' X 12' and already has three of the walls, and I plan to just put a...
  2. HVAC
    My wife and I recently moved into a new home. During the inspection we noticed some strange wires sticking out of the master bedroom wall. It was discovered that the house, which was built in 2006, was wired for two thermostats, one upstairs and one downstairs. At the time we moved in only the...
  3. Building & Construction
    Help! I have a serious issue with my upstairs bathroom floor... There is a corner just in front of my shower where the floor is rotten. It sinks several inches when pressed on and water is also leaking from the upstairs shower into my cabinets in the wall of my downstairs bath... There was...
  4. Plumbing
    Looking for some opinions on possibly placing my washer and dryer in an upstairs location. For some context, we have one of the old Sears Roebuck catalog homes in mid western Wisconsin, built in 1948. It's a two story with a block basement, which is the current home of our washer and dryer...
  5. Plumbing
    The upstairs toilet began to leak and I decided to fix it. In my investigation I found a number of problems. Here is what concerns me. The toilet drain Y's off to the vent. The vent appears to be a 3". After removing a section of the floor I found the drain for the 2 sinks share the same line...
  6. Flooring
    Hello! Due to my cat's problem getting to her litter box I am in the process of ripping out my upstairs carpet for replacement with a 3/4 hardwood product. My house is a little unusual because the staircases are at a 45 degree angle, plus I have a railing base that is tapered and won't match...
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