25MAY 2017
Insulating a bathroom

Insulating a bathroom

Josh, a builder in Columbus, Ohio, has been hired to add a bathroom in the attic of an existing house. Although he had hoped to use cellulose insulation Thermal insulation made from recycled newspaper or other wastepaper; often treated with borates for fire and insect protection. in exterior walls, the homeowner s budget allowed fiberglass batts. Josh was counting on the kraft paper…

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23MAY 2017
Bitumen paint Waterproofing concrete

Bitumen paint Waterproofing concrete

Causes of water ingress in basements & cellars WHY IS MY BASEMENT / CELLAR LEAKING? Damp, dark and dank is the description of many industrial and domestic basements without effective basement waterproofing. They are often large spaces that in their present condition serve no purpose. In fact…
Truly useful and gorgeous floor drains covers inspirited by natural stone

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21MAY 2017
Heating air Conditioning units

Heating air Conditioning units

Or air handler . The compressor pumps a chemical called refrigerant through the system. HOW IT WORKS Once warm air inside your home blows across the indoor evaporator coil, its heat energy transfers to the refrigerant inside the coil. That transfer, in turn, “cools” the air. The refrigerant is pumped back to the compressor where the cycle begins again. The heat absorbed by the refrigerant…

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19MAY 2017
Are concrete blocks Waterproofing

Are concrete blocks Waterproofing

1 gal. Original Waterproofing Sealer is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 26. Rated 5 out of 5 by nicko2440 from Saved my brick Over the course of the last few months, we ve had very heavy rains which is very unusual this time of year for my region. The hard rain was hitting the 60 year old brick facade of my fireplace and bleeding through to our newly renovated living room. Wanting to keep…

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17MAY 2017
Cellar Conversions

Cellar Conversions

Basements and cellars are very different. A basement is a story partly below curb level but having at least one-half of its height above the curb level. A cellar is an enclosed space having more than one-half of its height below curb level. Cellars in one-family and two-family homes can never be lawfully rented or occupied. (A secondary kitchen for accessory cooking may be located…

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15MAY 2017
DIY return air vent cover

DIY return air vent cover

Well, it took a while to get here…one brilliant idea, a DIY fail, a Plan B that never got off the ground, and then a return to the original design…but I’m finished ! FINALLY! And I’m pretty darn excited about how my custom made air return vent cover turned out! See for yourself (and please disregard the door. I still haven’t decided what I’m going to do with the door. Keep it? Replace…

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13MAY 2017
Adjustable air vent covers

Adjustable air vent covers

To install an air conditioning vent cover you need a tape measure, a screwdriver, a vacuum cleaner, vent covers and plastic anchors. A hand driller may also be required to drill larger holes if you are using bigger screws. While taking the measurements, measure the inside of the vent opening and the cover to get a tight fit with the new cover. If the existing screw holes are too…

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