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General Building Contractor, Certified Home Inspector and Licensed EPA Renovator. I am winding down my years of pounding nails, building custom homes and additions, renovating kitchens and bathrooms, and converting cellars and attics into beautiful living spaces. I am doing more and more home inspections as my bones age and my back gives out. Now I find it easier to look objectively at home structures than to build them. My goal here on Stack Exchange is to help DIY'ers do it the right way and share my years of building experience with them. I may not always give the most popular answer, but I will always give my best informed advise.


Feb
22
answered Drywall over plaster with furring strips
Feb
22
answered Should I use oil primer underneath oil paint?
Feb
20
answered Why won't primer adhere to my walls?
Feb
16
answered What is this moulding?
Feb
16
answered Can a condo interior room walls have steel studs that are paper thin?
Feb
16
answered Why did my third coat of polyurethane finish “buckle”?
Feb
15
answered Door newly out of plane - just winter weather or bad framing?
Feb
15
answered What do I need to do to replace this shower faucet handle?
Feb
15
answered Minimum drop on washer drain?
Feb
14
answered How to deal with seasonal expansion and contraction of wood indoors?
Feb
14
answered Is it okay to have a dryer vent in the wall cavity?
Feb
13
answered Does embedding rebars along the face provide tensile strength to a load-bearing wall?
Feb
13
answered Can I demolish in a home with asbestos while tenants are living there?
Feb
12
answered Painting on drywall that has been stripped of wallpaper?
Feb
5
answered Where to locate moisture barrier in engineered hardwood floor sandwich placed over insulation board?
Feb
2
answered Can an electrical subpanel go underneath plumbing?
Feb
2
answered Can a door bell be powered from a receptacle?
Feb
1
answered Decorative fire-retardant finish for a structural steel column in a kitchen
Jan
31
answered How do I restore the original finish of a reglazed plastic tub?
Jan
31
answered Should I remove, or work around dividing basement walls?