Q&A / 

I need your help. Are you a model railroader? What brand / model are these cars? I have others like them. These are BIG cars. Think garden railroad. Look at the tape measure in some of the photos to see how long they are. They fit PERFECTLY on the large Buddy L track that's got […]

READ THE ANSWER »

This is a great overview video about what you'd see in New Hampshire if you spent a month or two here. There are two shots of Mt. Washington one very early and right at the end. You might now understand why I love going up there to work as a ham radio operator at the […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Belinda Morgan is building a new cabin somewhere near Saginaw, Texas and wants to reuse some glass block she installed a few years ago. Let her give you the details: "I have a glass block shower with 50 glass blocks that are held together with mortar that I built. I want to use again in […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Gina Zuk, is trying to make her house look better. But she's not getting good advice from her siding contractor. "I have a contractor that says I don't need the house wrap if I am putting on the solid core vinyl siding made by Crane. I think it should have the house wrap as even if […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Quick Column Summary: Prep work for pressure washing Chewing gum stain removal Pretreat with oxygen bleach Use pressure washer carefully Jolynn, who lives in paradise - Waianae, Hawaii - wants to clean a commercial building with a pressure washer. Here's what she wants to know: "When pressure washing  a single-story commercial building what should I do […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Quick Column Summary: Is furnace smell dangerous Carbon monoxide is odorless/dangerous Dust accumulation causes smell Clean furnace and ductwork Jane, who lives with an old octopus gravity-feed (probably) furnace in Roseville, MI, has an odor issue. Let her describe it: "We moved into a home that has an old octopus furnace - it is labeled […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Quick Column Summary: How to clean teak Use an oxygen bleach Leslie Ann, who lives in the land of the Buckeyes in Columbus, OH, needs to clean a teak table that's had lots of stuff on it.  She wants the BEST product, but doesn't want to shop online. Hmmmmmmm "What is the best way to […]

READ THE ANSWER »

SPONSORS /