The furnace in the older house is a still working gravity furnace. Not many moving parts in this old furnace. But unlike modern gas furnaces, these coal furnaces are very inefficient. Asbestos was a common covering for the ductwork. Asbestos removal should be done by a certified removal company. The fibers in asbestos are know carcinogens. So, asbestos exposure is a very serious issue.
Painting cedar shakes before installing them is the easiest way to paint them. There are several methods to paint the cedar shakes. Shakes can be sprayed or dipped. Read about some proven methods of painting.
Tim Carter shows off his kitchen remodeling, some of the demolition of the old kitchen, his remodeled kitchen ideas, and all the great new amenities. A lot of dust between the start and finish when remodeling a kitchen, but that is long forgotten ... now!
There are many methods for building a deck. Deck construction, especially attaching deck beams to wooden posts, must consider the amount of weight that will be supported by those posts. The wrong method is just asking for a deck collapse. Your deck plans should include notching the wooden support posts. A proper deck design will increase deck safety.
To keep your attic cool, your attic ventilation requires moving massive amounts of air. More than natural ventilation will do. Attic ventilation fans or turbine roof vents will assist in moving the air. But, powered attic fans can draw your air-conditioned air out of the house.
If you have an existing house with air conditioning problems, there may be numerous things that are contributing to the problem. We have already discussed the sizing of the air conditioning units and importance of proper return air. But there are other HVAC problems that can cause poor cooling. One of these is static pressure.