Last Activity:09-17-2015 1:10 AM
Posted in thread: Is it safe to waterproof a stone chimney? on 05-30-2015 at 09:22 PM
We have a 1938 stone chimney (not brick) that is severely deteriorated. We are going to repair
the mortar immediately and put a cap on top, but we're unsure about weatherproofing the stone.
We do want...
Posted in thread: Poorly painted old trim on 05-24-2015 at 11:06 AM
Thanks for all of the advice everyone. Very helpful.Isn't there some added value since the trim
is over 70 years old? Wouldn't it be worth it to preserve the original wood trim?If I wanted to
Posted in thread: Poorly painted old trim on 05-18-2015 at 08:59 AM
I tested all layers of paint for lead. There is no lead in the trim paint according to the
test. And yes, I made sure all layers of paint were visible when I did the test :)
Posted in thread: Poorly painted old trim on 05-17-2015 at 11:11 AM
We are moving into a 1938 house with some of the original trim intact. This house was poorly
maintained over the years, including the trim.The trim has been painted with a glossy white
color, and ther...
Posted in thread: Damaged window sill (drywall + corner beads) on 05-12-2015 at 10:12 PM
I have a severly damaged window sill that is made of just drywall and metal corner beads. I've
read a lot about repairing vertical drywall corners, but this is a little bit different. If you
look at t...
Posted in thread: Extend concrete downspout on 05-12-2015 at 09:58 PM
Hi all, my downspout is going into a concrete pipe of some kind and I need to extend it. It
seems like it would be hard to attach the plastic extensions to the concrete and make it water
tight. I don'...
Posted in thread: Attic Insulation Recommendations? (photos) on 05-11-2015 at 08:09 AM
I haven't seen paper backed for years. we wouldn't do here but that might be different where
you are. So, I don't know.;)Interesting... It's all over my house and in all the how-to YouTube
Posted in thread: Attic Insulation Recommendations? (photos) on 05-10-2015 at 09:45 PM
I had one more question to add:When installing batt insulation in the knee walls, do I place
the paper side out, or against the wall? If I install it with the paper side out, I'll be able
to staple it...
Posted in thread: Attic Insulation Recommendations? (photos) on 05-10-2015 at 09:39 PM
Thanks for the reply nealtw.I know about soffit vents, but I'm not sure what you are talking
about here:It woulbe nice to have soffet vents and box vents on the top but you also should
have room above...
Posted in thread: Attic Insulation Recommendations? (photos) on 05-09-2015 at 09:59 PM
We just bought a 1938 stone house (Nashville, TN), and I've been doing a lot of research on
insulation. The house has a finished attic, and there is a knee wall on either side. There's
also an attic h...