14JAN 2018
How to convert attic to living space?

How to convert attic to living space?

Whether you envision your house s top floor as an away-from-it-all master suite, a quiet home office, or a hangout spot for the kids, don t lift a finger until you ve read TOH s expert advice 2 × Account for Codes and Safety Every attic is different, but a few established norms and practices will guide your renovation. Follow the rule of 7s : Enforcement varies, but codes typically…

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09JAN 2018
Tanking out a cellar

Tanking out a cellar

How to Tank a Cellar Cellars are often damp and unusable beyond storing the odd bottle of wine and old tin of paint. If you want to make full use of your cellar or basement, then you will need to keep it dry. Tanking systems provide an impermeable waterproofing coating to the walls and floor, helping…
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04JAN 2018
Lennox condenser fan motor

Lennox condenser fan motor

Just replaced a GE 5KCP39FG Condenser fan motor with an AC Smith FSE1026SF. HVAC Counter sales told me it was the right one and gave me a Partners Choice Capacitor 01-0085 to match. Old motor 3 wires and no reversible plug. New Motor 4 wires (brown/white is new wire) and has reversing plug. Took picture…

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30DEC 2017
Rising damp Specialists

Rising damp Specialists

What is damp proofing? Damp proofing is a protective process to ensure moisture cannot pass through the walls of a building to the interior. Damp proofing places a barrier in walls which prevents rising damp, with other methods available to prevent problems prevalent in modern homes. Using a Peter Cox…

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25DEC 2017
Laying a concrete floor with membrane

Laying a concrete floor with membrane

Tile can contribute thermal mass Heavy, high-heat-capacity material that can absorb and store a significant amount of heat; used in passive solar heating to keep the house warm at night. to a passive solar house, and to Christa Campbell it would make a more appealing finish floor than concrete. The question…

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20DEC 2017
Basement floor Solutions

Basement floor Solutions

Surprise! It’s all right to install virtually any type of flooring in your basement. Although hardwood should be avoided, homeowners have a plethora of other choices. Vinyl, ceramic tile, carpeting, linoleum, cork, laminate—all of these materials, and even some less common ones, can be successfully used as basement flooring. Basement Flooring Challenges If the good news is that…

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15DEC 2017
What to use to Waterproofing basement walls?

What to use to Waterproofing basement walls?

Waterproofing your basement may seem like a giant task especially if you have a larger basement than most. However, with Ames ® liquid rubber seal, waterproofing the basement will be an easy endeavor. Easy to apply, our seal will cover any seam or crack in the room. Sealing it from any moisture or pests. Durable to last, your basement will be sheltered for years to come! We offer…

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